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torque specs

Where would I find reliable torque specs for the tranny pan bolts? Thanks.
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To tow guy...ouch on that rebuild price but I'm...

To tow guy...ouch on that rebuild price but I'm not stupid, realistically I figured it would run me roughly a grand or two and I really like my Trailblazer. I'm not ready to part with it yet. Yes,...
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Thank you everyone...

Thank you for all the help. It is what it is but I will start with the low cost fixes first and if it comes to rebuilding the tranny, what ya going to do? I have always relied on the input I have...
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2006 Chevy Trailblazer transmission problem

I have a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer LS L6 4.2L vin S 256ci MFI GAS - DOHC electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission. This is a transmission problem that started at the end of February...
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'06 Chevy Trailblazer a/c dies after 45 minutes

We took that 5 hour trip last weekend and all was well with idler puller I replaced but I am faced with a new problem. I turned on the a/c and after approximately 45 minutes the temperature went from...
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Just an update, I pulled the serpentine belt to...

Just an update, I pulled the serpentine belt to get a better look at the alternator so I would know what kind of job I was looking at and in the process with some help from my son, we noticed the...
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Okay, help me out here. I am taking a 10 hour...

Okay, help me out here. I am taking a 10 hour trip (5 hours both ways) in 2 weeks, worse case scenario and the alternator goes out...what's the worst that will happen? I do appreciate the help.
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It's not the compressor. No change when I switch...

It's not the compressor. No change when I switch the a/c on-off. Turn on all the lights, blower motor, etc. doesn't change the loudness or pitch of the noise. The noise does rev when I rev the...
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2006 Chevy Trailblazer engine noise

I need help deciphering a whirring noise in the engine compartment. I thought it was the power steering pump and though it was a little low on fluid the noise continued after I brought it back up to...
04-19-12, 04:10 PM
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will a bad compressor taint your freon...

and make the freon unuseable? a service guy told me that my compressor is bad and because it is bad that it tainted my freon. is this true?
07-13-10, 03:04 PM
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suction line is sweating but it only feels cool...

suction line is sweating but it only feels cool not cold and yes the air being discharged is hot.
07-08-10, 10:06 AM
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what should i be looking for on the suction line?

what should i be looking for on the suction line?
07-07-10, 10:12 AM
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okay, i cleaned the outside coils but the line is...

okay, i cleaned the outside coils but the line is still running too hot to the touch. besides low freon is there anything else i should check? also, the outside fan is working fine.
06-25-10, 10:09 AM
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thanks, i'll give that a try.

thanks, i'll give that a try.
06-23-10, 10:17 AM
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a/c line is hot...

my outside a/c line running to the compressor is hot and my unit is running more than normal plus is having trouble cooling the house. thanks for any help.
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Is Fix-A-Flat worth it?

I have a tire with good tread on it but it has a slow leak. I have to add air every couple weeks. My son swears by that Fix-A-Flat stuff. Should I just buy a can of this stuff or will it cause...
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changing Honda Accord head gasket

I'm looking to change the head gasket on a 1985 Honda Accord. Does anyone know how long it will take? (ballpark figure) And, are there any tools in peticular that I will need? Thanks for the help.
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I haven't had a wheel alignment done in at least...

I haven't had a wheel alignment done in at least 3 yrs. but I don't drive this vehicle more than 5 to 10 times in a year. Besides wheel alignment, could there be anything else causing this to happen?...
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'98 Windstar pulls to the right

I have a 1998 Ford Windstar. When I am driving and let off the gas - the vehicle pulls to the right? Any ideas? I know when it's windy that it'll get pulled around but this has been happening even on...
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I am not sure if it is the fuel pump. This noise...

I am not sure if it is the fuel pump. This noise just started about a week ago just after we were having problems closing the trunk. I don't know if I loosen something while we were slamming the...
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I think I can narrow the noise down to inside the...

I think I can narrow the noise down to inside the car. There isn't any rattling from underneath when you're outside the vehicle and this whirring noise is present even when the car is sitting so I...
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The sound is a whirring-humming noise that as far...

The sound is a whirring-humming noise that as far as I can tell is coming from the interior. I can't tell if it's coming from one of the vents. Thanks for any help.
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what's that noise???

I have a 2004 Chevy Cavalier. Inside the car, I can hear a noise coming from the rear near the trunk area. This noise is present even when I don't a/c or heat on. What could be causing this noise?
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Trunk won't latch and stay locked

I have a 2004 Chevy Cavalier. Once I open the trunk, I can't get it closed unless someone actually sits on and closes it like an overstuffed suitcase. You can slam it as hard as you want and it won't...
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game works on one (XP) profile but not other ???

My son has been playing GTA: San Andreas on his own profile on OS - XP without any problems. Yesterday, he was unable to do so. I went on my profile and was able to load and play the game. I shutdown...
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