Question Answered: '05 Pacifica making engine noises after side impact accident
May 04, 2012, 10:36 AM
The accident its self would not cause any internal engine damage. However, the accident could damage a component in the lubrication system or in the cooling system. If that happened and your son drove the vehicle, he would have damaged it. Another possibility is it was coincidental that the engine problem started after the accident. Either way the insurance company will not pay for the engine damage. The Pacifica had a lot of issues, hence the reason they're no longer manufactured.
Question Answered: im changing out a rear bearing and oil seal on the rear axle. it has c-clips
May 04, 2012, 10:17 AM
There are 2 tings to try first. Use a long pick and try to unscrew the piece that is still in the differential. Most of the time there is only 1/2 to 1 thread left and it will come out very easily. The second option is to drill it out. There is a special tool kit designed to drill it out. Snap-on, Matco, Etc all make it.
Question Answered: I have replace my cooler temp sensor. Still P0117 came up to my scanner.
May 04, 2012, 09:53 AM
GM had many problems with the connectors for the temp. sensors on the saturn platforms. Replace the connector clear the codes by removing both battery cables and touching together. Run the vehicle up to operating temperature (until the cooling fan comes on).