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Csubak30

Amherst, OH

Fixed a few cars in my time.....lol 5 years shop service and a lifetime of vehicles being thrown at me for repair. Emergency services and maintenance for family and friends and friends of friends...you know how it goes! The more info. you give the better the solution you receive. Remember......your car could be 2000 miles away from the person taking his personal time and expertise to try to solve your issue..........for FREE!!! Not a bad deal!


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Not really a cleaning, since it is a magnet, makes sure bits of metal are removed if sticking to it. Probably a cracked ABS toner ring is the cause though.


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Spray a bunch of lubricant all over bushing. If squeak goes mostly away or completely away when you push, then there is your problem and then replace it. Otherwise, I say go with mastertechs answer.


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Sounds like cat is going bad and plugging up. The backfire could be pressure building up due to this issue and blowing out the flexpipe which will need replaced. Good way to check is to get your car up to operating temp. and put your hand about 3 to 4 inches behind exhaust pipe. If flow is restricted, the exhaust flow will be decreased and will be much hotter than it should be. If you have to move your hand because of the heat, it is too hot and cat. will need replaced. Also, check flexpipe for holes or breaks. When you are sitting at a light, the stronger smell of exhaust fumes will also tell of a break in the system near the engine in the area of the catalytic converter or flexpipe.


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Could be the rear wheel bearing is going bad, but I would check the brake pads and discs first. You may just need to change the rear pads because they are worn down and the pad thickness 'feeler' is starting to touch the disc signaling time to replace pads.


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More info. would help. This sounds like a faulty transmission range sensor. The sensor registers what gear you are in, and signals gears to shift at the correct RPM ranges. When they go bad, you put the vechicle in drive but it is actually in a different gear and won't change to another gear. Also, getting the vechicle going from standstill is a difficult process because it usually won't go down to 1st gear.


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Alternator is probably bad. Also, check the fusable link between battery and alternator. To test, with car turned off, use voltmeter on battery to get a read. Then touch black to battery and red from voltmeter to wire on the alternator, the reading should be about the same. If read is 0 then fusable link is burnt out.


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Yes, there should be 4 screws holding the glove box in at the top of glove box. You need to pull wiring harness out of the airbag connector behind the glovebox. You should now be able to remove the blower assembly it is held in place with screws as well. Pull the assembly out and disconnect the wiring harness that is behind it. Then separate the blower motor from assembly by removing its screws. Install new blower motor and just reverse process.


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Turn on fan for heater and listen for the fan. If you can't hear it you need to replace it with a new fan motor, or check your owner manual for the fuse section and find the fuse for the fan motor and make sure it isn't burnt out.


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Two possible solutions. The door hinge has shifted and won't line up properly which means door needs adjusted and 'rehung'. Or, the locking mechanism has froze open or broken. Try to lubricate the latching mechanism and work it back and forth to free it up.


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Does the starter motor engage?


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