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Sounds like low voltage to me, recharge and test...

Sounds like low voltage to me, recharge and test the battery, most likely will have to replace the battery, after you replace it test the car for a draw on the battery.
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the clicking you hear may be the compressor...

the clicking you hear may be the compressor clutch cycling, which means you might just be low in refrigerant, I would check that first.
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Baldwin is correct about the anti-lock brakes, if...

Baldwin is correct about the anti-lock brakes, if they are working properly they would stop a run away vehicle. The braking system is the same as far as normal braking, the difference is when the...
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Chandler, there was lots of problems with the...

Chandler, there was lots of problems with the F-16 Falcon when it was first placed in service, seems it did not know up from down. Merely stating that more advances had been made in fly by wire in...
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Test the glow plugs by hooking the clip of your...

Test the glow plugs by hooking the clip of your 12volt test light to the positive side of the batery. Then unplug the glow plugs and touch them with the test light probe, if the light lights the...
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With the proliferation of drive by wire systems,...

With the proliferation of drive by wire systems, I am afraid this is only the begining of these types of faults. They are not the first, remember the Audi 5000s? Audi survived so will toyota. I...
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Has the engine, or intake been changed? A 91 GMC...

Has the engine, or intake been changed? A 91 GMC would have been a fuel injected engine which is a whole different world.
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I have the Craftsman version of the bolt gripper,...

I have the Craftsman version of the bolt gripper, it works very well, has saved my butt several times.
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I once put three masters on a Nissan 240sx before...

I once put three masters on a Nissan 240sx before I got a good one, if you are using a reman one try a different parts store.
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Better use the copper, in a closed mirrored box...

Better use the copper, in a closed mirrored box you might generate too much heat for the cpvc. I would also use at least1/2 inch copper, the smaller tubing will not flow enough water to make a...
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Wouldn't be the first time someone has gotten a...

Wouldn't be the first time someone has gotten a master cylinder that did not work. Follow the Maniac's advice, if the trouble doesn't show, I would try a new master.
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[QUOTE=beamhillrd;1662918]I just bought 4 new...

[QUOTE=beamhillrd;1662918]I just bought 4 new snows for my Grand Caravan. On the highway on the way home I noticed a strong pull/drift to the right that had not been there before. The next day I had...
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Ranger still uses the same basic 2300cc block...

Ranger still uses the same basic 2300cc block that was used in the Pinto/Bobcat. If you know what a pinto was you are at least as old as me and I feel bad for you.
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A regular plumbers propane torch will do the job....

A regular plumbers propane torch will do the job. You need some 40/60 acid core solder, some muratic acid, and a brass bristle brush. Heat the area slightly, dip the brush in some acid, and brush...
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When is the last time you replaced the timing...

When is the last time you replaced the timing belt? Shutting off could have been the belt, and the fuel leak just a coincidence.
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I have a floating charger on my motorcycle...

I have a floating charger on my motorcycle battery, it turns it self on and off as needed. I keep the bike in my garage and havent had any worries about gas buildup. Like Greg said the biggest danger...
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The timing should be at 8 degrees btdc if I...

The timing should be at 8 degrees btdc if I recall correctly. You need to find the timing connector, this is a single wire connector that breaks out of the main harness either near the distributor,...
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There is a thing calles a "nutsert" or a crush...

There is a thing calles a "nutsert" or a crush nut , they require a tool that looks like a pop rivet gun to install I have used these on many occasions with great success. I am sure there are more...
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Sounds like a brake pad "squealer" to me. I would...

Sounds like a brake pad "squealer" to me. I would look at the brakes first.
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I would for sure check the wheel speed sensors,...

I would for sure check the wheel speed sensors, and the cables going to them for any troubles.
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Maybe the starter drive is not retracting fully,...

Maybe the starter drive is not retracting fully, if the spring in the selonoid is weak it will let the drive creep out and hit the flywheel while the engine is running. This is one possibility, if...
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Do not tow the van 300 miles with wheels on the...

Do not tow the van 300 miles with wheels on the ground, chances are you will need a trans when you get to your destination. Use a trailer, your F-150 will pull it fine, just take your time, load it...
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nedd to go back to basics, an engine needs fuel,...

nedd to go back to basics, an engine needs fuel, air and spark to run, sounds like the fuel pump is not running. Combined with the car not turning over with the key I would be looking for a blown...
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check the crankshaft position sensor.

check the crankshaft position sensor.
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I have used a metric ton of these things on...

I have used a metric ton of these things on harmonic balancers, they usualy come with some red or green loc-tite, just smear it on, and drive the sleeve into place, nothing could be simpler. They...
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