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Sounds like an aluminum bat rolling around in the trunk whenever I take off from stop signs or go around curves. Coming from rear drivers side. Shocks have been changed.
Where can I find the anchor point to install a child seat?
I recently purchased two new headlights for my car (the old ones were getting really foggy and scuffed). I am just unsure of how to go about removing the old headlights in order to replace them with the new ones I purchased.
fuse is good brake switch is good but i have no brake lights
When driving, it'll loose power even when you have it floored and then the trans pops out of drive and into neutral.
Radio problems
I took off the old alternator and put a used one on the bolts are in but the belt is very loose. I don't see a tensioner
Recently had to replace the oil pan, and then replace the gasket again because it was done incorrectly the first time. I know lack of proper oil flow can have really bad effects, so I am just trying to figure out where to start and see if it is even worth it.
To start off, the car I'm asking about is not a Plymouth Acclaim. It's a 1988 Plymouth Horizon, they just didn't give that option when I started. So, I'm looking to buy this car, but it doesn't have any plates on it, so we can't drive it the hour plus to our mechanic with no plates, and he's way too busy to come out and look at it. The exhaust is LOUD and the guy trying to sell it to us says that the exhaust pipe has a leak in it. The car has a catalytic converter, so we figure it would be more expensive than if it didn't, but we still don't know about what it would cost. I'll probably call my mechanic at some point and ask a ballpark of him too, but I just want to know about what it looks like, given that I'll probably have to buy the car before it sees our mechanic.
code 25/ air idle control valve. how do I check it? Gas pedal is hard to push and the car idles high. Need to know how to bring the idle down. Just rebuilt the bottom end of the engine.
changed calipers master cylinder changed brake booster bled properly still no brake pedal pressure.
Did full tune up, egr valve, and converter.
oil is leaking out the timing cover seal (crank seal). i know some of those balancers are pressed on, is this one of those?
anything else i should know about changing the seal before i get started?
i was a mechanic for years, mostly chevy's, those i know but not much experience with these mopars.
i would appreciate any tidbits of info before i tear into it.

Thanks, Mark
Replaced water pump. Started to install the timing belt when I noticed the rear cam (next to the fire wall) was off by 1 tooth. Instead of using a breaker bar I grabbed a ratchet. The gear spun (slid down the cam), so I turned it clockwise back to the mark. All 3 marks are aligned TDC on compression stroke and rotor pointing at #1 spark plug but car won't start.
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