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High HC on emissions test: vacuum leak, open egr or worn rings?

The car: 1994 Mazda 626, automatic, V-6 2.5l 152,000 miles
owed since 2006

The car has high HC on test and even smells like a pre-pollution control car. There is a problem, but it has no...
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Acura Legend Failed Emissions

'95 Acura Legend 140,000 + miles
failed emissions w/ High HC
had 330 ppm with passing cutoff 220 ppm

I have had the car for 6 months and know nothing of its history.

I pulled the plugs and...
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6 of one half dozen of another

They are two ways of expressing/controlling the same thing, the amount of camshaft rotation that the points are closed.

Set one per spec and if all is well the other will follow. Used points will...
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nap: overcharge is something I thought...

nap:

overcharge is something I thought about. The only gauge I have is cheap gauge for low pressure side like a tire gauge. It read 27 psi @ 2000 rpm with the air temp about 80 and ac on max. I...
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uncle d: I put r-12 in, because I had it at...

uncle d:

I put r-12 in, because I had it at the time. When the hose was replace the shop said f-12 worked better with the existing condenser. Is there no "spark-knock" w/ r-134?
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freeze 12, r-12 and mineral oil

2 months ago I had a shop rebuild the high pressure hose connected to the compressor on my 1993 Mazda Protégé, SOHC, 1.8l. They recharged it with something called freeze 12. It worked fine but made...
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maybe

maybe the ground, but you say all lights work? the bulbs come on but don't flash?

maybe the flasher or the multifunction switch
if you can jiggle the handle and get them to flash, you will prove...
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clown shoes

Are you wearing clown shoes or do you have a cast on your right foot. Are you a right for gas and left for brake kind of person?

Get rid of the floor mat. The factory rigid (w/ wire around edge)...
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yes

no, don't try anything else.
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sure?

make sure the o2 sensor is bad before you replace it.

For less than $70 you can buy cap, rotor, wires, plugs, fuel and air fliter which all need to be in good shape first.

What does bogs after...
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starter motor

If you are lucky the engine turns clockwise as viewed from the pulley end and the bolt has right-hand threads. Wedge the correct socket and breaker bar against something solid on the car (so it...
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thanks

I will check the cable connections at the starter and ground on the body.

I first suspected a bad battery, but don't understand the occasional rather than consistent occurrence.
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battery?

04 chevy trailblazer, 6 cyl

The car needed to be jump-started twice within one week. It started both times instantly with a boost. I took the battery to Azone for a test and it tested ok. ...
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set choke?

You set the choke before you start?
Depress pedal to floor and let up completely before turning key to start?
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Relay?

had same symptoms on '94 taurus

it was multifunction relay

make sure you know what the fuel pump sounds like w/
key on engine off. you get about a 2 second burst. listen for that next time.
...
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setting choke?

first i know nothing about your car, but...

you depress the gas pedal all the way and let up all the way before turning the key to start to set the choke first, correct?

most automatic chokes...
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lots of things

Why was the timing off? Did you follow the instructions on the emissions label? Check again.


Often overlooked are tire pressure, t-stat (make sure it runs at design temp not cooler) and harder...
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why new rear rotors?

The car is only 2 years old and 80 + percent of the work is done by the front.

Did you rotate the pistons in the back? Most rear calipers are tied to the parking brake and the pistons are more...
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second row?

Are you asking about the second row seats or the third rear-facing seat?

On the '94 second row, plastic buttons on the top of the backrest get pushed in to unlock the seat from the upright and...
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if vw

vw flat 4 air cooled and water-cooled as used on Vanagon require the timing gear (distributor dive) be pressed on/off of crankshaft.
at the same time, one of the main bearings must also be r&r as...
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look at haynes

check out the haynes book. my lumina with the same engine requires removal of a couple engine supports and the engine gets rocked forward. It was easy. Maybe yours is easy too.
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think of VW

Think of every air-cooled VW (except the '78 and above buses w/ hydraulic lifters) you ever heard. The characteristic clatter is the valve train. Unlike your overhead cam, VW had push rods about 12...
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just like oil pressure switch

disconnect wire and unscrew sensor
reverse above for install of new part
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why?

why was the mechanic looking at the car in the first place?

what kind of problems did you have?

was your CEL on?

the part is probably about $50 at autozone and takes about 5 minutes to put...
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air bag

it sounds like you have an airbag issue if it is not the check engine light.

airbag codes are not addressed on az website.

take it to a dealer or other pro unless you know you cut some wire or...
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