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Big01 Dram

Pekin, IL

Graduated Nashville Auto Diesel College 2008. Like to help ppl keep their cars on the road.


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I did a tune up and all was well. Shortly after I developed a random misfire. New plugs wires, fuel filter. It is a coil over system so its not there. The only thing I can find is the fuel pressure is low. Around 48 psi instead of 62 psi. I didnt get this filter on wrong thanks to the little arrow thats points that way ---->. I have wondered it the fuel trim adjusted so far out with the old plugs that it is just relearning but how long should that take? Could my fuel pump really just be putting this low pressure out all of a sudden? I have stumped myself.


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If oil is getting in your coolant, then coolant may be getting in your oil. Check your oil dipstick and oil fill cap. Does it have a brown milkshake substance on it? Does the oil seem to be a funny color or thin? These liquids are separated in your engine by gaskets such as your head or intake gasket. If they are going bad then it is possible for 1 or both fluids to contaminate another system.


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I found this over in the encyclopedia under engines, then timing belt replacement. http://repairpal.com/timing-belt-replacement. It says around 90000.


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Check for obstructions in the fill tube. There is also something in there that prevents fuel vapor from escaping. its part of your EVAP system. That could be malfunctioning.


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You could call a window shop or used parts dealer to find out if they will swap. As far as switching them its not to bad with 2 ppl for the job.


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Leaks can be tricky to find. A tool that may help find it is a cooling system pressure tester. Some leaks are only evident when the system is hot because the pressure is greater then. You might be able to rent the tester at your local parts store. After filling the system with water, you hook it up to the radiator or surge tank depending on the model. You may also have to crimp off an over flow hose. You will hear the pressure escaping usually. I use vise grips to do this. This is also a nice tool because the car can be cold making it easier to get in the engine bay to search for the leak.


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O/D usually stands for Overdrive. Some cars have the option to turn the O/D off. Sounds like your car does. Check on the gear shifter for a switch. It may even say O/D on it. It could also be a button on the dash. If you find something you think might be it, flip it on and off while the car is on. Watch the light and see if it changes.


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There is not really an electric motor. I heard there was a a technical service bulletin or a recall on GM cars with that steering system with those symptoms. Basically all it may need is a reprogram which you will have to go to the dealer for so they can trouble shoot the problem. They will have to confirm that is the problem before they can do anything.


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Depends on how bad the leak is. Does there appear to be a lot of corrosion around the edges of the radiator or near the leak area? Really it can go either way. Your best bet is to locate a radiator shop near you and take it in. They will be able to be more specific.


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I had a problem similar to this when i worked at a Gm dealer. The cable had wore out and broke. To remove it I had to disassemble almost the entire seat while still in the vehicle. I hope this is not the problem but I have a bad feeling about it. Trace the cable from the level to the other end. Then operate the lever to see if you are getting the proper action from the mechanism. If it seems there is good movement then maybe its just stuck. If there seems to be no movement then the cable is broken. I didnt not handle the bill side but I believe it was at least a few hundred dollars.


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Are u sure if leaking in the back? The a/c system doesnt run back there so its 1 of 2 things. First something else is leaking. Second the drain for your havac system is blocked in your dash and running under your carpet from the dash to the back. Check to make sure the carpet in the front passenger area isnt wet. Could also be your heater core leaking. Is your coolant low, the inside of the car have a sweet smell, or the windows steam up? Really need to locate source to go any further.


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Pitman arm shaft seal is leaking. I need a part explosion so I can have a better idea how its in there. Have done plenty of pitman arms but not the seal. Can I do it with the gear box i the truck?


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