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Joelburke26

New Middletown, OH

still just a true blue backyard mechanic with every tool known to man.graduated an auto repair tech course to brush up on things that dont apply to auto repair but its nice to have some transcripts.machinest by trade,auto tech by choice.


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its best to use a set of a/c manifold guages to recharge the system.its safe and accurate.those other recharge kits are just a hack way of refilling the system.its potentionally unsafe n can ruin your a/c system.


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thats the tire pressure monitoring system light.(tpms)have your tire pressure checked for proper inflation


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agree with answer #1. the 2.4 gas engines for toyota have a timing chain.however if its a diesel,then it would have a belt.


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after post cat o2s reading 2.125 volts i back probed the input wire going to the pcm. they showed .2-.3 knowning o2s cant report hihger then 1 volt, i replaced the pcm n thanks to autocomuterexchange.com.i got a new pcm cheap.problem fixed.forcing it lean n rich scanner data looks good.


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i hooked my autel up to read pid data on my friends new truck and post cat o2s are reading 2.125 volts.pre cat o2s are switching + and - .5 volts as normal st fuel trim at zero as it should.engine is strong at any rpm,all data looks good.im shocked at the post cat o2s reading a solid 2.125 volts,thoughts?


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tell them no thanks on the $160 flush.used motor oil has better lubricating ability then the solvent which is what that engine flush consists of.just have the oil changed n all will be ok.


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theres also a maxi n mini fuse under the battery tray for that secondary air.


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put 12 volt power n ground to the 85-86 posts,either way is fine.you should hear it click.in the meantime have a multimeter hooked to the 30-87 posts.you should have continuity n feel the relay click at the same time.if both happens then thats a good relay.


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i agree with wetry totally.did that to my blazer one summer and now that is how my f-150 currently is.


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start the engine then pull the fuel pump relay.that will relieve the pressure.


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