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Wrenched

Buhl, ID

Have scanner, still can't fix it.


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I'm still trying to get this right. I was wondering if it was a good idea to use a gaket sealer when replacing these gaskets, like form a gasket or rtv? Also if the aluminum is pitted should that be filled with a sealer? thanks for your help!


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I've heard that the chevy dealer has a better gasket to replace the old one but Napa told me they called chevy and they have the same one. Does anyone know for sure? Napa has felpro. I don't want to do it again. Thanks-K


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I replaced the power steering pump on a ford taurus and now the new one whines all the time, I flushed the system somwhat but didn't turn the wheels. Do I need to replace the pump again? And I can't find a filter does it have one? thanks


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Why would a tire cup and wear on the inside edge. This is the second tire to do this. The car was alighned after the first one and still did it. The joints on the car seen tight. Any ideas? thanks


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I have no fuel pressure, fuel pump makes no sound at all when key is on. I can't locate any power at the plug to the fuel pump. I'm going to replace the fuel relay. Is there something else that it could be? I should have 12v at the plug somewhere shouldn't I? Thanks for any help


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Car ran fine for a while then just died. Now it will start cold and run fine but when it gets warm it just dies. It has 40lbs fuel pressure and no spark. Anyone know what could cause this? Thanks


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I need to put a little oil in the AC system before adding freon but all I know is it takes ND-Oil 8? Is there something I can put in it from a parts store that will work? Thanks Ken


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That could be a lot of things, like key switch, battery, starter or starter silenoid. First thing to check is the battery. Turn on the headlights, are they bright? Now try to start it do they go dark? If they do battery is low. If it makes a click when you turn the key, the key switch is good, battery could still be low. If the lights stay bright and it clicks you could have a bad connection at the starter or even more likely the starter is bad and needs new brushes or replaced. The silenoid on the starter could also be bad. These are the first things I would check. It could even be the key, they have a chip in them for antitheft.


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I've only done Hondas but - If you're a kinda mechanic get a repair manual and belt or belts at autozone and follow the book. otherwise shop around for a mechanic as you can ruin the engine if you get the timing wrong while replacing belt or belts.


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The transmission fluid and filter should be changed if you plan on keeping the car for a long time or want to help the next guy. That should cost around 90-100. I personally wouldn't go for the flush. Find an independent shop that will drop the pan.


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Napa gold FIL 4875 Napa silver SFI 224875 You can look these up online or just call the store too.


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Your bearing will get real hot and smoke or the wheel could lock up. Check it or have it checked before this happens.


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If you have an owners manual check it. It should have a list of fluid types to use.


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It's probably coming from the top and dripping down. It could also be a soft plug on the side of the engine or even a crack if it froze. You or someone will have to take a good light and look aroung to see where the leak actually is. I would guess it's the intake or a hose.


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It's either leaking oil out somewhere or it's just plain old worn out. Make sure its full of oil and not leaking. If it has a lot of miles and has oil you might want to go to a higher weight oil like 10w40 or 50 instead of 5w20 or 30. These are just a couple of things. If it keeps going you will likely loose the engine so make sure you have it checked out if changing oil doesn't fix it.


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I have a pickup that also has a code for a bad shift silenoid I think its p0753? The trans only stays in 2nd and 3rd gear. Is it shot or can replacing the silenoid fix it? Also is the silenoid inside the trans hard to replace? Thanks-Kn


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I have a misfire on #5 cylinder on a 305 vortec. It has compression, 55psi fuel pressure and spark. I suspect an injetor. How do I check it or replace it? Thanks for any help-Kn


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If it vibrates on acceleration and deceleration it's probably a drive axle gone bad. They smooth out when not under pressure.


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First check all your fuses.


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The engine pings when it heats up- more under a load. The check engine light came on and gave a knock sensor code P0332 and P0463 fuel level sensor? I don't know what these have in common. Will changing the knock sensor fix it? It has pinged a little for a while and now its getting worse mostly when it heats up. Any help would be appriciated-thanks-Ken


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