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working on 3.8 need to know if the long bolts go on the top or bottom
this did not fix the problem, what else could it be?

my e-mail is mintiatlight@yahoo .com or right now
Code 171 and 174 come up what could it be?
after changing the battery I noticed holding the key 2-3 seconds longer to start the car. then it took 2-3 attempts then the car would start. then it took holding the key for about a min or more. headlights and interior lights come on as normal. jumped car and it started. checked the alternator and it had pull. though it must be the starter. tapped on starter and the car cranked. thought it has to be the starter then. changed the starter and it worked for half a day. back to holding the key longer. once it starts you can turn it off and back on with no problem. let it sit and back to holding the key. and sometimes it doesn't work.
I've checked with a CodeScout 700 code reader and there aren't any codes showing. The engine will start with the code reader plugged in and seems to run fine but still won't start when I unplug the reader. With the engine running there are still no codes. I've checked with a test light all fuses under the hood and the dash. All check okay.
I was told about a therma or therm ? I don"t have a clue. Thank You
Changed the oil and cannot get the light off. What do I look for i have no manual.
WHAT WOULD CAUSE THIS. THE ENGINE LIGHT IS ON . WHAT WOULD IT BE . SENSOR OR ? PLEASE HELP
while driving on the freeway for 45min the od light started blinking. I pulled over and checked fluid it was just below full.when pulling back on freeway it seemed to shift slow and didnt go into od. i pushed the od button and it then went into od but still blinking.i exit the freway thinking hi speed might not be a good thing.it seemed to drive ok ,i still had 30mins till home.about 3 min from home at a light smoke was coming out from under hood at a red light.but still drove ok. when i got home i could see the trail of trans fluid like a slug. i used ob2 scanner and it was all good green light. the fluid on the dip stick was red but when i wiped it it had a little bit of grey on the dip stick not mixed in fluid though like stuck on stick only.checked again and nothing of either was on it. it has 220k on it and had the tranny serviced at 200k.
Also having intermittent starting problems after driving about 20 min . Shut car off and then wont start feels like a dead battery . Wait about 10 mins then it starts. Battery checks good also replaced alternator.
Flyer what could it be
I just need to know the repair time. Thank you.
its not hard only two bolts but its a difficult place to reach in. I am thinking about 4 hours due to the tight space. this is poor designed. I have the new part
I've changed plugs/wires, manifold gaskets, egr valve. Codes show massive vacumn leak. Problems really flare up when I run it during a rain storm. I smell fuel standing outside drivers door when I start it up. Is there some valve coming off gas tank underneath that could be an issue?
It looks like I have my brake pulled up but I don't that the light stays on like it is. The abs light comes on randomly and stays on until vehicle is cut off. Both lights randomly come on until vehicle is cut off.
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