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Dstrasin

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I took my Suzuki XL-7 out for a short drive this afternoon then parked it for lunch. I came out 45 minutes later and started it up, but it ran *very* rough for about 10 seconds then quit. I started it again but had to keep pressing the gas pedal to keep it running, and even then it ran very rough again and died after about 6-8 seconds. I could not get it started again after that. It cranks fine, so the battery and starter are doing their job, but the engine (V6) just won't fire up. It has never done this before and there was no indication prior to this that anything was going wrong. I spoke with an ex-mechanic at Auto Zone who said it could be anything from an ICV or ECV, to an EGR valve, to vaccum, to fuel pump and/or filter, and more. I suspect I should start with the easiest thing and work my way through diagnosing the hardest component, but I am not sure where to begin or how to check any of these things. I checked for loose hoses and wiring--none of that. Any help would be much appreciated!


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Hello, I am attempting to replace the wheel bearing/ABS sensor assy on the front left of my 2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 (*4-Wheel Drive*). So far, I have removed the caliper, rotor, brake line/ABS line retainer bracket, axle nut, upper control arm, and all three bolts on the back of the hub/wheel assembly. How do I get the hub/wheel assy itself off? It's acting like it's rust-welded in place. I tried a slide hammer, but it isn't budging. Am I missing something? I don't see any washers or cotter pins...I thought there would be a thrust washer behind the axle nut, but I don't see one...it feels like it is really locked-on there. Thanks in advance! Dave


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There are two ports on the brake master cylinder where brake lines connect...referencing the picture in the link below, which one is primary and which one is secondary? http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31H346X9VCL.jpg&imgrefurl=http://frugalmechanic.com/auto-part/raybestos-mc390542--raybestos-mc390542-brake-master-cylinder&usg=__Fd5oTrwhDf93TdWUtUG_OInyt0E=&h=302&w=300&sz=16&hl=en&start=18&zoom=1&tbnid=R9xsZcmXb4WMqM:&tbnh=166&tbnw=154&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dimage%2Bof%2B2002%2Bgmc%2Byukon%2Bxl%2Bbrake%2Bmaster%2Bcylinder%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1007%26bih%3D494%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C759&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=131&vpy=107&dur=3781&hovh=225&hovw=224&tx=130&ty=132&ei=LePmTP6jLsibnAeovZCMDQ&oei=KOPmTJheg5SdB7e-rf0M&esq=3&page=3&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:18&biw=1007&bih=494 Thanks! -dstrasin


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I replaced my front brake lines but don't know which brake line to screw back into which port on the Brake Pressure Modulator in the middle of the undercarriage?


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