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you guys may not like it but those coolants are...

you guys may not like it but those coolants are chemically different based on metallurgy in modern engines AND gaskets. stick with the recommended stuff and don't switch to the green "crap"
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nice graphs, where did you get them? if you used...

nice graphs, where did you get them? if you used a DSO, you can also scope the MAP and/or MAF sensors depending on what that system uses for fuel delivery calculation. (speed density vs mass air)...
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check fuses...you may well have fuel pressure but...

check fuses...you may well have fuel pressure but no injector drive. Fuel pressure means within specs, not depressing the schrader valve at the test port and getting some fuel out of it. it must be...
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nothing wrong with ceramic pads, and no need for...

nothing wrong with ceramic pads, and no need for special rotors. some manufacturers don't even recommend turning anymore, just replace the pads and when the rotors are worn to their limit, you...
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you need a wire diagram...that's just weird.

you need a wire diagram...that's just weird.
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Posted By carguyinva

Replacing the rad is best, however and just for...

Replacing the rad is best, however and just for the record...aluminum/plastic (AP) radiators are repairable. you can buy the tanks, gaskets, coolers, etc. they aren't that hard to work on
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sounds more like a starting system issue than an...

sounds more like a starting system issue than an ignition issue. a single bad coil shouldn't affect starting...not to mention that the starting system consumes the most power of all the electrical...
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using the correct key may be the answer... buying...

using the correct key may be the answer... buying a replacement key requires a relearn procedure and it's specific. the directions for relearning are available on the web...good luck.
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worn struts and shocks don't cause vibrations as...

worn struts and shocks don't cause vibrations as a rule. the most accurate way to zero in on the cause of any vibration is to measure the frequency of the vibration...wheels/tires, driveline...
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get a wire diagram and a "description and...

get a wire diagram and a "description and operation". determine what operates the relay...as Tow Guy said...newer vehicles use switch input as a "request" to the BCM...older vehicles use discreet...
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you can buy little decorative corkscrew looking...

you can buy little decorative corkscrew looking retainers to help hold it up...don't bother with adhesives, they will not hold. the ultimate fix is to take the headliner assy out and take it to an...
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thread insert, fix it once and you're done. more...

thread insert, fix it once and you're done. more expensive? yes...but then doing it right usually is. there are several brands (heli-coil being one of them)
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take it back to the shop that built the...

take it back to the shop that built the trans...sounds like something bad happened.
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Posted By carguyinva

odds are it's the blend door actuator under the...

odds are it's the blend door actuator under the dash that moves the door to blend hot and cold air together...
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does the distributor shaft/rotor spin while...

does the distributor shaft/rotor spin while cranking? if not, check for a broken timing belt. might want to be sure it's in time also.

to check triggering you can place a test light from coil...
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SLJ...seen the same thing but i've also seen...

SLJ...seen the same thing but i've also seen clean engines/fuel systems that don't use top tier fuels...driving habits also play a role in overall maintenence outcomes. short trip driving is...
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gasoline quality is well monitored and stiff...

gasoline quality is well monitored and stiff penalties are levied against distributors that monkey around. base stock gasoline is piped all over the country...distributor's from my area all get their...
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hmmm...am i in trouble?? :eek:

hmmm...am i in trouble?? :eek:
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holes in rads are always bad...mattison is...

holes in rads are always bad...mattison is correct, if it's low on coolant, it'll overheat and won't blow hot air. if the heater core was bad it would either leak, in which case you would smell it...
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hmmm...if it can go 200k, how would that be bad. ...

hmmm...if it can go 200k, how would that be bad.

it's not an uncommon problem in today's engines because many pistons have a teflon coating on the skirts...when the coating wears off, the...
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Posted By carguyinva

light knocking or rattle on cold start up is most...

light knocking or rattle on cold start up is most likely piston slap...esp if the engine has coated pistons. when the coating wears off, the piston is allowed to shift from major to minor thrust...
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There are several ways really but they all boil...

There are several ways really but they all boil down to evaluating the sensor's electrical performance. Performance varies based on which type of sensor a vehicle has and may require the use of an...
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I gotta wonder at this point how much oil you...

I gotta wonder at this point how much oil you have added over the course of repairs. Too much oil causes issues as well. If you take it someplace for diagnosis, be sure to tell them everything that...
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make sure any one way clutch is not only "in...

make sure any one way clutch is not only "in place", but in place correctly. sprags are very easily installed backwards (roller clutches are difficult to install wrong) and this can cause binding. ...
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knowing the pressures would help to verify a...

knowing the pressures would help to verify a stuck expansion valve.

so, if neither of you understands refrigeration principles, why did he say "it acts like the valves might be stuck"?
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