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  • Intake Manifold Gaskets
    'm putting an Offy 4BBL intake manifold on a '77 Ford T-Bird with a 400M engine. I had originally ordered Fel-Pro FPP-1240 Printoseal intake gaskets but have had problems installing the intak
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    Last post by lugnu Intake Manifold Gaskets
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 03:31:16
  • Power side door on Chevy Venture
    he door opens ok and will close just until the final latch (almost closes all the way) and then goes into reverse and opens up again.
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    Last post by Terry McCan Power side door on Chevy Venture
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 00:32:34
  • Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve
    Is any suggestion about Fumoto oil drain valve?? Thank you
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    Last post by Jeff Deene Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 00:16:15
  • Mazda no spark
    f there are any Mazda experts out there- I have a '89 323 1.6l injected automatic. We replaced the auto trans and now no spark.
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    Last post by RobF Mazda no spark
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 22:46:32
  • Tranmission drain and refill
    just drained and refilled the tranmission fluid in my LX 450 (brother of Landcruiser). The manual specifies 2.1 qts of transmission fluid for drain and refill service.
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    Last post by Thi Tra Tranmission drain and refill
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 22:37:20
  • Van won't start on hot days or when engine is hot
    have 1984 Dodge van with 88,000 miles on it. For last few months it has been difficult to impossible to start when either the engine is hot, or the ambient outside temperature is hot.
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    Last post by D F Bonnet Van won't start on hot days or when engine is hot
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 15:50:18
  • Loss of oil pressure after distributor work?
    o I worked on my buddy's GM 2.8, replacing the pickup coil in the distributor because the insulation on the original was rotting off in tatters.
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    Last post by saeenginee Loss of oil pressure after distributor work?
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 14:24:03
  • Brake Drum Overheating Solved.......
    I bled my front and back brakes today. The brake fluid I purchased today was a clear colour. The fluid I removed was a dark brown.
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    Last post by Denny Brake Drum Overheating Solved.......
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 13:29:49
  • Jeep cherokee Air condition Recharge
    bought a can of r134a refrigerant and a hose with a guage a couple of days ago from my local auto parts store. I had decided to do this becasue my aircondition was working but not as strong a
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    Last post by Pete Jeep cherokee Air condition Recharge
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 12:52:30
  • No Power at all!
    as going on a hiking trip when I noticed the aftermarket voltmeter in the 1977 Honda overcharging (17+ volts). (At idle the voltmeter read around 14-15 volts and goes up to 17+ at high RPM.
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    Last post by Carol Dearbo No Power at all!
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:54:51
  • shock absorber - 93 cavalier
    i every body My 93 cavalier (3.1 eng 4 door)has very bad handling (on curves).I think it is because of front shock absorbers.
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    Last post by To shock absorber - 93 cavalier
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:41:48
  • Reading OBD error codes
    SC and the knock sensor are referring to the same thing. Code 43 can either mean that the knock signal was present for too long, or was not present when the ECM expected to detect knock (typic
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    Last post by Robert Hancoc Reading OBD error codes
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:40:53
  • non-mechanic w/belt problem
    hat kind of car and motor do you have - motor type should be on the motor somewhere Kevin Hill wrote: >I've seen this problem referenced here before but the advice doesn't >h
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    Last post by Georg non-mechanic w/belt problem
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:35:37
  • Starting Problems - Any Advice Appreciated
    ately I have been having trouble getting my car started. It began a few months ago, when I started noticing that when I would turn the ignition, I would hear a click [which I now believe is bo
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    Last post by Anthon Starting Problems - Any Advice Appreciated
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:42:00
  • where is the alternator?
    am a laid off software engineer that can't find a job after the .com disaster. Now I am forced to clean offices and have low income, and have to fix my car the cheapest way possible.
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    Last post by Nathan Nage where is the alternator?
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 06:27:30
  • brand/model recommendations for OBD code readers?
    am going to purchase an OBD code reader, and just wanted to solicit some feedback from those of you who have purchased one: O brand and model o price paid o particular li
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    Last post by saeenginee brand/model recommendations for OBD code readers?
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 06:11:08
  • 1995 Ford Thunderbird
    My O/D off light just started flashing. I know what the light is for but any ideas what it means when it starts flashing? Any help is appreciated. - jEsS
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    Last post by C. E. Whit 1995 Ford Thunderbird
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 04:58:36
  • Two questions
    ere are two basic questions I have. 1. Does gasoline become unusable if stored for too long? 2. Are there any cars that have windshield wiper controls on the steering wheel (or even
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    Last post by Kris Two questions
    Tue, 26 Aug 2003 02:40:12
  • Tie rods
    here seems, to me, a lack of how-to on diagnosing and changing the tie rods on my son's 1996 blazer 4.3 2 wd. Besides that "folk" do I need any special tools? Is this a hard
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    Last post by Mike Wals Tie rods
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 19:51:26
  • 25000 mile transmission service
    hat should I expect when I get this job done on a 4 cyl Acclaim? What do they do besides change the fluid? -- -Reply in group, but if emailing please add two more zeros and delete
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    Last post by Anthon 25000 mile transmission service
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 16:25:50
  • Which Brake Fluid DOT 3 or DOT 4 ?
    hich is the correct glycol based brake fluid for a 1981 Ford Fairmont 6 cyl ? Front disc's. Rear drum's. Is it DOT 3 or DOT 4 The Haynes book I have does not say.
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    Last post by Nathan Nage Which Brake Fluid DOT 3 or DOT 4 ?
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 16:13:15
  • Problem with radio in 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan
    e have a 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan with about 45,000 miles. We recently noticed that the factory standard radio/CD player (made by Clarion) is not pulling in AM very well.
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    Last post by Arie Problem with radio in 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:18:58
  • Disk brake rotor chronically warps (1992 Honda Civic Si)
    e have a '92 Honda Civic Si with over 160,000 miles, and it is experiencing a chronic brake problem. Specifically, the passenger-side rear disk brake rotor continues to warp even after
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    Last post by speed Disk brake rotor chronically warps (1992 Honda Civic Si)
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:06:38
  • Help!! '88 Honda Civic My First car... (long)
    irst: the stats '88 Honda Civic Dx 2 Dr. Hatchback 5 Speed Manual 1.5 Litre Engine (I don't know how many cylinders) (I'm assuming it's the factory engine) Second:
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    Last post by Anthon Help!! '88 Honda Civic My First car... (long)
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:50:29
  • Non-round screws?
    s there any reason why the threaded part of a machine screw should not be perfectly round? I've seen several small ones (6-32, 4-40) that were slightly triangle shaped, and I'd like to know i
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    Last post by sammm Non-round screws?
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:43:09
  • Searching for a light and well handling car
    'm looking to build a performance car, chevy or mopar, in the 60's-80's era. I'd like to get a lighter car, not something thats really heavy.
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    Last post by Lon Stowel Searching for a light and well handling car
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:44:08
  • Can brake fluid break down ?
    If brake fluid has not been changed for many years can it break down ? If it can how will you know ? Thanks in advance Denny B
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    Last post by kc8ad Can brake fluid break down ?
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:40:35
  • 1993 Taurus: replacing rear strut -> torsion bar in the way?
    ll, Trying to replace the rear strut on a 1993 Taurus. Removed the torsion bar from the spindle, but when trying to seperate the strut from the knuckle (by hitting the knuckle downwards)
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    Last post by Todd Coh 1993 Taurus: replacing rear strut -> torsion bar in the way?
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:03:26
  • 92 Ford Escort 1.9 engine jerking
    ngine bucks in all gears mostly at low speed. I can't find any vacuum leaks, the check engine light is on and scan showed no stored faults.
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    Last post by R P D 92 Ford Escort 1.9 engine jerking
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 03:48:05
  • 1992 Chevy S-10
    xcuse my lack of automobile knowledge. This is a rear wheel drive truck. The "thing" in the middle of the back axle, where the turning thing from the engine meets the back axle, is
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    Last post by Ken Dupree I 1992 Chevy S-10
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:52:48
  • HELP geo metro 93 misses at light load and low speed
    have a problem with my geo metro 93 1.0 5sp man when the engine is hot it misses at above speed idle under light load sometimes it even stumble if i let the gas pedal and step on
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    Last post by nanotech HELP geo metro 93 misses at light load and low speed
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 00:32:40
  • Ashtray door
    his is a non-tech matter but a frustrating one. I have a 1999 Cadillac Concours. I don't smoke and have never used the ashtray, located on the center console.
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    Last post by Alwa Ashtray door
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 00:26:14
  • PING: Ian
    Ian, I checked your website related to the 3.1/3.8L GM engines. Nice pics. I am curious about the pistons you had pictures of.
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    Last post by Anthon PING: Ian
    Sun, 24 Aug 2003 22:15:48
  • Is it possible to clean the OS2 sensor
    i, I would like to know if it is possible to clean the OS2 sensor instead of buying a new one? I suspect that the sensor is not functioning properly.
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    Last post by saeenginee Is it possible to clean the OS2 sensor
    Sun, 24 Aug 2003 17:51:14
  • Gearboxes
    s anyone aware of a gearbox with a very low first gear, around 4 or 5 to 1 and a very high top gear, about .5 to 1.
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    Last post by Smokeyo Gearboxes
    Sun, 24 Aug 2003 15:03:33
  • Battery Keeps Dying
    have an 89 Merc Sable in which the battery will die overnight if the cables are left connected. I installed new solenoid, new battery and new cables but the problem is still there.
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    Last post by D F Bonnet Battery Keeps Dying
    Sun, 24 Aug 2003 21:12:22
  • Question of Ford F350 brake system
    have 2001 F-350 CrewCab, 4x4, LB DRW, 7.3 PSD with 33600 miles. Recently I was stopping from 35mph and while pressing the brake pedal heard the rear brakes grinding.
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    Last post by BGIBS.. Question of Ford F350 brake system
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 06:59:48
  • What's the difference between Toyota, Honda, and Nissan antifreeze?
    *** Post for FREE via your newsreader at post.usenet.com **** All I know that Toyota red is silicate-free but otherwise almost just like regular green antifreeze - and very different f
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    Last post by Chip Ste What's the difference between Toyota, Honda, and Nissan antifreeze?
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 06:18:00
  • Battery "Surface Charge Detected"
    ello Gentlemen, Sometimes when I test a battery using a battery tester here at work it comes up and says "Surface Charge Detected".
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    Last post by Robert E. Tiern Battery "Surface Charge Detected"
    Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:32:15
  • Auster windscreens on Armstrong Sidley (1920s)
    i Any help would be great, a friend of mine is trying to fit an "Auster" windscreen for rear seat passengers on an Armstrong Sidley of circa 1920s vintage.
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    Last post by wills Auster windscreens on Armstrong Sidley (1920s)
    Sun, 24 Aug 2003 21:52:27
  • 1.3 liter timing belt tensioner
    am changing the timing belt on my wife's Suzuki Swift GL. I ordered the tensioner and belt, the belt had broke while moving at about 60mph.
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    Last post by Ron Ber 1.3 liter timing belt tensioner
    Sun, 24 Aug 2003 23:59:05