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Floor removal

I have an older double wide trailer. It's has pretty severe water damage to the floor through out the house. The previous owner covered it up nicely with 2 and 3 layers of padding under wall-to- wall...
12-24-06, 09:10 PM
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5.4 Fords

There is a problem with these engines.. #5 and #7 spark plug have a nifty way of blowing out of the head. Ford doesn't acknowledge the problem, but a ton of people are attempting to get a class...
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I worked as a tranny R&R guy for a couple years,...

I worked as a tranny R&R guy for a couple years, a while back. The shop was owned and operated by an old time "perfectionist". His rule was ALWAYS put fluid into the torque convertor. If you don't...
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If memory serves correct, the adaptor that is...

If memory serves correct, the adaptor that is bolted to the engine block where normally the oil filter goes, is just that-Bolted in place. There are 2 long bolts that go up through the adaptor into...
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MultiFunction Switch

A little trick to quick diagnose this is to have someone step on the brake pedal, Look at the brake lights.. If the high mount brake light works (third brake in window.) but the other's don't most...
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High Idle

Ford uses a combination plastic and rubber hose assembly for the PCV valve to connect to the intake.. Usually 1 part of the rubber hose will deteriorate, and suck a hole in the rubber..It's usually...
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Wheel Bearing

To the best of my knowledge, you have a sealed unit..Meaning the hub and bearing assembly are changed as 1 unit. The bearing itself is not designed to be "repacked". The cost is higher due to this...
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You connected the wires directly to where? And...

You connected the wires directly to where? And from what source?
1 thing that does come to mind is a bad ground, rather than a bad power source...A bad ground can lead to higher resistance many...
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Fan motor testing

If I suspect a faulty fan, 1 way to check it to apply power and ground directly to the fan motor. I check for the proper fuse rating, that goes to the fan motor, create a lead with an in-line fuse...
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Key and Tumbler

It's been about a year since I've done a dash mounted key and tumber on a GM, but seems to me, there's a release built into the tumber, and the quickest easy way for me to access it, was to remove...
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Agreement

I agree..the end threaded into the rack and pinion, can be a real bear to get to, even when you have a lift to put it on..And as the rack is aluminum, the fitting is usually harder metal.. doesn't...
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Heater core..

I'm pretty sure yours in dead center of the dash, (as far as left and right go). Open the hood, and follow the 2 heater hoses to the firewall..
If it's that set-up, it's not REAL bad..Of course a...
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Next step..

Don't let Autozone sell you a part right there in the parking lot.. have then give you the code(s) and brief definition, and post 'em here..Lots of good techs in here can give you a direction to go.....
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Racing Engine

Sounds like a vaccum leak, and a large 1 at that.. 1 of the most often overlooked items to put back, is the hose to the brake booster.
Also, and chance the throttle cable got kinked, and is hold...
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Cam Sensor Installation..

When you replaced the cam sensor, did you put the engine top dead center, and use the alignment tool to line up the syncronizer? If not, you may very well be off, and produce the results you stated..
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Belt tensioner

is the a 4 cyl engine? If so, the pully the belt runs under, that's right in the top middle is the tensioner..If memory serves, a 15mm wrench to the pully's center bolt, lift up, counterclock wise,...
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Unknown metal part..

I'm going to assume you're talking about removing the timing cover..As Goldstar suggested, I agree, you're talking about the harmonic balancer/crank shaft pully.. It does require a puller that...
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Injector pulse

Basically speaking.. There are 2 wires on each injector. One applies voltage, the other is a ground. The car's computer turns the injector on and off many times a minute. Each time it's turned on,...
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Blower motor

Some GM's have double wound blower motors. 1 set of windings to handle the lower speeds, and 1 set (usually heavier I've been told) to handle the high speed setting. I'd be looking towards a new...
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Actually if you take the time to manually move...

Actually if you take the time to manually move the pistons, and cams, a compression test can be done..Piston TDC, move cam so valves are closed...
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If it should turn out to be the fuel pump, some...

If it should turn out to be the fuel pump, some asian cars have an access panel under the rear seat..Romove the rear seat, unbolt the cover, and there's the fuel pump assy..Of course extra care not...
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You'd think I'd learn to re-read these things...

You'd think I'd learn to re-read these things before I post..Duh..
Plymouth..Plymouth.. NOT Pontiac...I applogize for my mis-leading post!!
What does drive the water pump on the 2.2 Sundance?
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Yup! Amazing the mess a couple seconds and 60 PSI...

Yup! Amazing the mess a couple seconds and 60 PSI can make...
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I honestly do not remember the model...And as I'm...

I honestly do not remember the model...And as I'm on vacation, (YAH!!!) it'll be a little over a week before I'd get a chance to look at it and see..As for how accurate it is versus a Ferret 60, I'd...
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When you say the parking brake doesn't work, you...

When you say the parking brake doesn't work, you mean they don't hold the car any more, or the pedal doesn't move? Does the pedal (parking brake) go a whole lot further than it used to, or to the...
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