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tow guy - touche! The job is definitely...

tow guy -

touche! The job is definitely done. The car is long gone, and so is the girlfriend for that matter. :-)
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update on the injector problem

thought I would give everyone an update. The shop never called me to let me know the injector was in. I ordered and with the help of a friend replaced the injector ourselves. WARNING: before...
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Davzack - Thank you for your input. I...

Davzack -
Thank you for your input. I understand now that the codes only give a general idea of the problem, however when you go to a garage, unless you're doing regular maintenance, such as an oil...
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thanks so much for all of the...

thanks so much for all of the feedback,information, and advice. unfortunately I've already paid these guys for the scan, however they have not replaced the injector yet, as it was a dealer part and...
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do garages have different obd II readers?

I have a 2000 dakota 4.7 liter v8, with 91k miles. my check engine light came on the other day, and I used my obd 2 reader to scan the code. Code came back with P0204 - injector circuit...
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fuel pump relay or ignition module

girlfriends car isa 91 honda accord lx with 160k+ miles, 2.2 engine, 4dr. Has trouble starting frequently, usually after sitting in the sun all day long, or just when it hasn't been used in a while....
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Sorry if I wasn't clear in my last post. They...

Sorry if I wasn't clear in my last post. They told me the 3 seals that were leaking, but didn't say all three of them were on the transfer case. I probably put in close to a quart of oil. I...
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I have the 4.7 L engine, and according to...

I have the 4.7 L engine, and according to chilton's the capacity is 2.5pts. I also called the state police, and they said front pinion seals are required for state inspection - no room for...
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Just a follow - up. We took the truck to a...

Just a follow - up. We took the truck to a trusted transmission man, and he found that when the banks kit etc was installed, some springs were re-attached backwards or incorrectly. We were told it...
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I was wondering who would ask first. I live in...

I was wondering who would ask first. I live in Maine. So I talked to the shop yesterday, and they fit me in first thing this morning. I had to work, so I couldn't stick around to see things for...
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Believe it or not it was my annual safety...

Believe it or not it was my annual safety inspection. Over the past year, I've heard of people's cars failing inspection for the most ridiculous reasons - rust on a brake line - or cracks on the...
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I replaced the balancer on my 93 cutlass cierra. ...

I replaced the balancer on my 93 cutlass cierra. Wasn't all that bad a job. Took me an afternoon, once i figured out what needed to be done. Had to remove the passenger wheel, and a plastic guard....
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If you've tried all these methods, and still...

If you've tried all these methods, and still haven't freed them up. go to walmart, or other hardware store, and buy a can of PB Blaster. Worth it's weight in GOLD. Whoever designed this stuff, must...
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Agreed. Most likely a blown heater core. And...

Agreed. Most likely a blown heater core. And aside from replacing a head gasket, it's probably the only other coolant related repair job, I won't tackle myself. There's usually too much labor...
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Don't bother with all the gimmicks out there -...

Don't bother with all the gimmicks out there - they are all short term solutions, to a never ending problem. Believe me, I've tried most of them. I've seen some replacement DIY kits for around 40...
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It's static electricity. My dakota does the same...

It's static electricity. My dakota does the same thing. Sure those cloth seats don't get quite as cold in the winter, or quite as hot in the summer as opposed to vinyl or leather, but they generate...
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new seals by dealer -full of holes?

I have a 2000 dakota slt 4x4 v8 with 81k miles on it. The dealer failed my inspection due to some leaky seals - frontpinion seal, transer case shifter seal and front transfer case output seals. ...
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93 cutlass sierra s - front end vibrating

I have a 93 olds, cutlass sierra s, v6 3300 engine, 139k miles on it. I'm getting a vibration in the front end, and I'm not sure where to start looking for the cause. . . It happens at various...
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Thanks lugnut. I'll head back to Napa sometime,...

Thanks lugnut. I'll head back to Napa sometime, when I know one of the more knowledgeable people are there. and just an fyi to anyone else out there changing gas tanks on one of these - one of my...
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haven't cleaned behind throttle plates yet,but...

haven't cleaned behind throttle plates yet,but did replace the battery. still doing it. . .
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93 custlass sierra - fuel filler neck

Does anyone know of any website, or store, other than the dealer, that carries fuel filler necks??? I installed a new gas tank on my 93 oldsmobile cutlass sierra s, 3.3L this weekend, and had to cut...
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idle surges at start up

Well, it's doing it again. When I start it up in the morning, the idle goes almost all the way up to 2K, drops to about 1K, then surges back up to almost 2K again. Keeps fluctuating for about 20-30...
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tranny pblm - electrical or mechanical?

Buddy of mine has a 99 Dodge Ram 3500, dually, with a Banks kit (turbo and jake brake), and a bored out tranny for towing. On his last trip camping, the jake brake stopped working, and then he lost...
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harmonic balancers - what and how

same as my last few posts. . . 3.3l v6 1993 cutlas ciera, with 137k on it.

when the engine is idling, I hear a rapping noise coming from the engine. I removed the serpentine belt, to rule out the...
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the reason I suspect head gasket is b/c I always...

the reason I suspect head gasket is b/c I always heard one of the signs as being oil in the coolant, or vice versa (oil on the dipstick looks milky). When I said the coolant looked really dark, I...
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