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you may have to use a scanner to bleed the ABS...

you may have to use a scanner to bleed the ABS hydraulic control unit
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just a thought, late '80's Cadillac had a problem...

just a thought, late '80's Cadillac had a problem with a bad wire on the pick-up coil in the distributor causing a similar intermittent problem. if I remember correctly you had to do a wiggle test ...
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B1 O2 sens

bank 1 O2 sensor is located in manifold close to firewall where pipe bolts to man. easiest seen from under car.
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remote starter.

what kind of car and what kind of remote starters. GM has a TSB about some remote starters with mechanical relays that cut into the ignition circuit causing misfire codes and as someone mentioned if...
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the fuse/power distribution box under the hood...

the fuse/power distribution box under the hood has separate fuses for trailer lights.
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are you using a wrench to try turning the cam or...

are you using a wrench to try turning the cam or trying to grab the pulley with your hands and turn it. if using your hands, you probably will not be able to turn it enough to compress the valve...
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about 2 or 3 months ago, I installed a kit an a...

about 2 or 3 months ago, I installed a kit an a Mark VIII. it came with all needed parts and thorough instructions. the boss found the kit online.
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I believe there is a flip out coin tray to the...

I believe there is a flip out coin tray to the left of the steering column in the knee pad. if you remove that, it should be behind it.
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IDM circuit malfunction

P1351 is a Ignition Diagnostic Monitor input circuit malfunction code. this is a circuit between the ignition module and PCM that tells the PCM when the coils are firing. probable cause is the...
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check with the local muffler shop. my brother had...

check with the local muffler shop. my brother had a universal flex welded into is wifes car for about $75
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a little PBBlaster and a little patience can work...

a little PBBlaster and a little patience can work miracles.
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I'd start by checking the fuse for the O2 heaters.

I'd start by checking the fuse for the O2 heaters.
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that looks like the intake for the air pump, I...

that looks like the intake for the air pump, I don't think it attaches to anything. the air pump is designed to feed extra oxygen to the catalytic converter at times, so that hose may just be to help...
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check timing belt. if engine has no EGR valve,...

check timing belt. if engine has no EGR valve, may use valve overlap for same effect. if that 15 year old timing belt is stretched, it could cause emission problems without causing major drivability...
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this is the most important part of your...

this is the most important part of your narrative. was the radio factory or aftermarket. when they ripped the radio out of the dash , there may have been some damage done to the serial communication...
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the door switch is on the latch assembly inside...

the door switch is on the latch assembly inside the door. you might try spraying some WD40 or PBBlaster in the latch then closing and opening the door a few times, may free up the switch. if not,...
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many alarms have an ignition cut to disable the...

many alarms have an ignition cut to disable the start signal to starter.they work by cutting the wire from switch to starter or solenoid and running it through a relay in the alarm module. if the...
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the rangers use a Mazda trans that does not have...

the rangers use a Mazda trans that does not have a removable bell housing. it all comes out as one unit. pull the shifter from inside truck, pull the driveshaft, unhook the slave cylinder line (slave...
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do you have a power antenna and does it work?

do you have a power antenna and does it work?
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did you get a pass code(11 or 111) or just no...

did you get a pass code(11 or 111) or just no codes? the relay module does control power to the PCM on three terminals, so if that relay module is bad, you may have power problems to the computer....
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some mid 90s GMs use a security system that...

some mid 90s GMs use a security system that verifies key to vehicle by the Instrument Cluster Module.(I know, sounds weird) If tapping on the dash gets it started, there may be a bad connection at...
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injector pulse is controlled by PCM, timed off of...

injector pulse is controlled by PCM, timed off of dist/ign module. the box near radiator is a relay module, contains multiple relays for fan control and such ( assuming you mean the box btw rad and...
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my knowledge of trans internals is also limited,...

my knowledge of trans internals is also limited, but I believe on the 700r4, the throttle pressure cable can be adjusted to adjust shift quality. on the newer computer controlled trans(4L60 and...
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if you have access to one, you should use a...

if you have access to one, you should use a scanner check the ECT(engine coolant temperature) sensor reading when hot and cold. if the reading is too low, it will dump way too much gas and make it...
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you have to remove the rear seat to get at the...

you have to remove the rear seat to get at the upper mount. instructions are here,
http://autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/16/bd/55/0900823d8016bd55.jsp
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