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'85 Town Car firing order

I googled and found the actual firing order, but it didn't show where it started on the distributor or what direction it rotates in. Thanks!
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Thanks everyone for all your help (again)....

Thanks everyone for all your help (again). Hopefully I can figure this thing out now.
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Okay, the battery light does not come on. Does...

Okay, the battery light does not come on. Does that mean the bulb is bad, or could it be something else?
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It was tested that way at Autozone. I think it...

It was tested that way at Autozone. I think it read about 14.
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battery charging issues, please help!

I've having some electrical issues with my '92 Jetta. The battery is not charging. The battery is fairly new and the alternator is brand new. Both have been tested. I also replaced a couple grounds...
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I've heard of a PCV valve causing oil to push...

I've heard of a PCV valve causing oil to push past the rings. I figured since it's a $2 part it's worth a shot. I actually have a fuel filter for the car, so I'll probably put that in too. The way...
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I cut the catalytic converter loose and the car...

I cut the catalytic converter loose and the car still won't stay running. On a hunch I pulled each spark plug to check them. All six plugs had oil on them. I'm thinking that if it were piston rings...
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Yeah, I'm going to cut the exhaust in front of...

Yeah, I'm going to cut the exhaust in front of the catalytic converter and see if that changes anything. Time to break out the hacksaw (man, I miss my sawz-all).
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Olds Regency needs help!

My beater '88 Olds 98 Regency has recently started running like crap. It started with a loss of power and soon started to have difficulty starting. I just tried to get it running after sitting for a...
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syrup spill

My little girl recently dumped maple syrup all over my living room carpet. I rented a carpet cleaner and went over it thouroughly twice. Alot of it didn't come out and now the area is very crusty....
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No, I've had warped rotors before, it's not that....

No, I've had warped rotors before, it's not that. I'm going to check the tires tomorrow. Thanks.
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Olds shimmy

My '88 Regency has suddenly started to have a vibration and steering wheel shimmy while driving. It doesn't seem to pull to one side any more than it already did, just slightly to the right. I'm...
07-24-07, 02:48 PM
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I don't know anything about these services, but...

I don't know anything about these services, but if you or anyone you know is mechanically inclined, parting a car out can sometimes get you a decent amount back although it takes some work. The...
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That's about what I figured. I didn't think he...

That's about what I figured. I didn't think he was right on them being compatible, but in the interest of getting my car back on the road I had to look into it. I think maybe he was thinking of the...
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Lumina motor replacement

I have a 1997 Lumina that recently overheated causing damage to the 3.1L motor (coolant in the oil). My buddy has a 3.8L Corsica, I think he said it was a '93. Can anyone tell me if this motor will...
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Nevermind, I found it. It was under the dash near...

Nevermind, I found it. It was under the dash near the steering column.
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oldsmobile flasher unit

Where is the flasher unit located on a 1988 Olds ninety eight Regency? I'm used to seeing is it the fuse block, but it's not there.
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Yeah, same car. First it was misfiring, then...

Yeah, same car. First it was misfiring, then overheating. I'm considering parting the car out just because I'm sick of dealing with it.
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I didn't think of the intake gasket. I was...

I didn't think of the intake gasket. I was thinking maybe head gasket or warped head. Whatever went out went because of the overheating. The oil was fine a couple weeks ago. I need to figure out a...
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I will try some of the things you guys mentioned....

I will try some of the things you guys mentioned. There is a tube coming upward out of the water pump with what appears to be a bleeder valve at the top, so I'll try that. I'll also try flushing the...
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Unhappy lumina overheating

My 1997 Lumina 3.1 is overheating and I'm baffled. This is temporarily the only car between two working adults, so my situation is urgent. It overheated coming home one day. I checked the coolant. A...
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So if that does duplicate the problem that would...

So if that does duplicate the problem that would pretty much mean the injector is bad right?
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I'll try it as soon as I get the thermostat...

I'll try it as soon as I get the thermostat replaced. What a nightmare that's turning out to be!
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lumina misfire

I have a 97 lumina that is running poorly. Half the time it runs fine, the other half
it feels like it's running on 5 cylinders. Code came back cylinder 2 misfire. I replaced the plug and wire...
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