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I can't speak directly to your car, but every...

I can't speak directly to your car, but every hydraulic tensioner I've ever seen had a hole for some kind of retainer pin - I've used paper clips, drill bits, cotter pins, etc. You have to collapse...
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TG - As an engineer, my guess would be that your...

TG - As an engineer, my guess would be that your aftermarket parts came from the same (overseas) manufacturer regardless of the distributor. I would also guess that they were reverse engineered as...
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They don't buy them like that - they'll give you...

They don't buy them like that - they'll give you $25-$50 for it.
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If you can't get your hands on a mig welder & a...

If you can't get your hands on a mig welder & a torch, take it to an exhaust shop. I used to weld a nut onto the stud, heat the manifold & out they came. Did that hundreds of times and it never...
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Brake cleaner would probably be safe - it's...

Brake cleaner would probably be safe - it's almost pure alcohol and evaporates quickly. Carb cleaner on the other hand, is NOT the same thing, and would be a VERY bad idea.
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My humble opinion: Over 18 years of wrenching, I...

My humble opinion: Over 18 years of wrenching, I used every type of pressure, suckula (vacuum), hose & jar, and helper methods of bleeding known to man. The one that I used almost exclusively for...
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Then get yourself a bus pass & a bicycle my...

Then get yourself a bus pass & a bicycle my friend, because those days are long gone.
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If you're talking about the steel lines, then...

If you're talking about the steel lines, then yes, the entire line would need to be replaced. If it's ABS equipped (likely), there is a hydraulic modulator hanging off the master cylinder with 4...
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Hot is right about the price being too high, as...

Hot is right about the price being too high, as this product (and anything else out there like it) is little more than a glorified code reader. Any freeze frame/diagnostic tree data provided will be...
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2 screws, 7/32 head. Takes a thin wall socket -...

2 screws, 7/32 head. Takes a thin wall socket - I modified one with a grinding wheel to fit.
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Replace the spindle, for two main reasons. ...

Replace the spindle, for two main reasons.

1: Even if you do get the race off, the spindle is designed as a finished slip fit based on the bearing tolerances. Even a slight deviation will create...
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A standard steel brake (hydraulic) tubing is 1020...

A standard steel brake (hydraulic) tubing is 1020 cold-drawn, tensile strength probably in the 55000 psi range. The calculation required would be for burst pressure: BP = 2tS/Di
S = tensile...
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[/QUOTE] I'm all ears about your concern about...

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I'm all ears about your concern about the compression coupler I used. Tell me all you can, especially about the psi, and/or horror stories. But I am a good plumber and am good at the feel I...
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Check your brakes - sounds like the wear...

Check your brakes - sounds like the wear indicator starting to hit.
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It's under the air box, drivers side. Easier to...

It's under the air box, drivers side. Easier to access from underneath the car.
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This car has slide-on rotors.

This car has slide-on rotors.
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Wrong, at least for these mounts. Thumping on...

Wrong, at least for these mounts. Thumping on braking, accelerating and cornering. This was an ongoing issue with these vehicles for as long as they used that design.

Nap, your memory is good.
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From the description, I think you hit it - '92...

From the description, I think you hit it - '92 was definitely involved.
At least 1 of the 2 frame mounts is likely broken.
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The water pump on that engine is driven by the...

The water pump on that engine is driven by the timing belt, and resides under the timing cover. There is a channel in the timing cover to carry leaking coolant out - it will be visible on the pass....
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Bigger pry bar? Only thing holding it in is a...

Bigger pry bar? Only thing holding it in is a snap ring - can't remember if that one is on the joint or in the trans. Regardless, it pops out.
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With a pry bar - it just pops out. Has a snap...

With a pry bar - it just pops out. Has a snap ring holding it in.
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Humidity is moisture, which brake fluid is...

Humidity is moisture, which brake fluid is designed to absorb. If your $300 tester is showing that kind of a drop from removing the cap, either the fluid was already old and crappy, or it could also...
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Fluid type should be stamped on top of the mas...

Fluid type should be stamped on top of the mas cyl cap.
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Yes to all. Most times, there will be a bubble or...

Yes to all. Most times, there will be a bubble or two remaining and this will get rid of it.
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Like I said, time required will depend on service...

Like I said, time required will depend on service performed. I can't see it running more than 20-30 min. after a 4 wheel overhaul. After you have clean fluid at all 4 wheels, top off the master,...
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