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Question Answered: Pumps
March 27, 2010, 06:45 PM
if you have over 100,000 miles on the car you probably need to replace the AC compressor. If you have under 100,000 miles on the car you may only need to put a new AC Clutch on the front of the compresser.
Question Answered: 98 Cabrio won't start
March 27, 2010, 06:41 PM
You possibly have a bad Cylanoid which is probably on the side of the starter. Remove the starter and have it rebuilt possibly.. You can cross the sylanoid posts with an old screwdriver and if the engine turns over it is the sylanoid.
Question Answered: air conditioning refrigerant
March 27, 2010, 06:38 PM
You will need to have your AC system evacuated with an airconditioning mechanic. Use regular R134 in your system, because when they evacuate the system they will also take some oil out of the system. Teh compressor oil is measured when they do this and they add the same amount back when they Recharge your AC system with R134. They evacuate the system, pull a vacume on the system and check for leaks by watching the gauge if the gauge goes down rapidly you have a bad leak somewhere in the system. You can waste alot of $$ if you just shoot R 134 without checking for leaks. AC Technicians Pay $120.00 for Large 30 LB bottle of R-134 refrigerant for automobiles.
Question Answered: Clutch pedal slowly goes to the floor, then comes back up. what needs replaced?
March 27, 2010, 06:30 PM
The Slave Cylinder on the side of your Transmission needs to be replaced. But if your Clutch has been slipping for a long time you will need to have your Clutch and Clutch plate replaced.
Question Answered: Tire Air or nitrogen
March 27, 2010, 06:28 PM
Nitrogen is great ! the Nitrogen does not expand or deflate in cold or hot weather. Your tires will wear longer. The downside to Nitrogen is Can be Costly to have your tires deflated and inflated with Nitrogen and You may not be able to just pull up anywhere and have nitrogen added if you have a flat tire someday. You do not need to mix regular air with Nitrogen also...
Question Answered: the belt tensioner make noise, any ticks to stop it?
March 27, 2010, 06:25 PM
Your belt tensioner arm needs to be maintenanced remove the Pully and replace it because the bearings are about to freeze up.... Go to your parts store and get a new pully wit new bearings. This should fix your problem and save you lots of $$$$$
Question Answered: resevior over flows and leaks coolant
March 27, 2010, 06:22 PM
You possibly have a Thermostat that is stuck wide open and bypassing the heater core is not necessary only if your heater core is leaking and you should smell the antifreeze in your car. Your resevior is over flowing because your Radiator Cap is defective and needs to be replaced.
Question Answered: how do i replace a water pump
March 27, 2010, 06:19 PM
Yes your water pump can be removed easily if you have the patience. you will need to remove belts and pullys and whatever else is in the way to get to the water pump which is on the front of the engine. For more detailed step by step instructions you can get a manual on your car at a parts store. You can definately save lots of $$$$
Question Answered: how do you remove front brake rotors to change they have 4 bolts on hub ??
March 27, 2010, 06:16 PM
You should have to remove the Caliper that holds the brake pads & also remove the Caliper holder which usually has two large bolts on the back side. Then you are able to take the rotor off. Take the rotor to your nearest parts dealer like Oreilly or whoever has a machine to turn them for you. pretty simple and can save you lots of $$$$
Question Answered: gear oil weight front and rear differential
March 27, 2010, 06:12 PM
Don't know exactly but Auto Parts store can fix you up either OReily or the Zone. Most gear oils will tell you what makes they will work with I used Castrol gear oil in my Tahoe when I serviced the Rear-end and pinion seal.
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