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    No brake lights 2006 Elantra

    Typical for Elantras the so-call stop lights are activated by a switch mounted in front and near the top of the brake pedal, circuit is always hot and usually only requires about less than an inch of brake pedal depression to activate the three lights. Its a normally closed switch, releasing...
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    Need a hood prop

    Back in 1974 purchased a 73 intake manifold with the carburetor, sensor and EGR valve for my 1970 Buick Riviera for ten bucks, also two Canadian head gasket that were thicker to reduce the compression ratio from 10.5 to 9.0 so I could buy unleaded gas. Was getting very difficult to fine high...
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    2004 Lincoln Town Car water leak on driver's floor

    Since I already had these problems with more than one vehicle, that cavity where the windshield wiper resides, had a plugged drain. The problem was the grille slots were so large, leaves could get in and plug the drain. hot glued in screens. Another problem since they know that is your fresh...
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    Comment on Cadillac by Steven Hansen

    Whole series for anti-thief devices over that last 36 years all so, have to at least give the vehicle year, and maybe even the model. On thing they all had in common is keeping the rightful owner with the correct key to start their vehicle. And if a thief would steal your vehicle, doing you at...
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    Ford 4R70W shifting problem

    That what use to be the neutral safety switch now had all kinds of extra contacts to control the valves in the AT. And it sure ain't gold plated contacts. Also have switches on your brake pedal and software loaded into electrically erasable memory that can also be erased by a glitch. and...
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    Need a hood prop

    Ha, the VIN isn't given, but is the latest means of identifying your vehicle, but does not include aftermarket components.
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    Need a hood prop

    Can't trust the internet found both that support rod, its hinged to the base of the car and swings up into a spot under the hood as well as lift supports like a shock absorber, one on each side of the hood.
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    PO101 Mass air flow.

    Yet another minor problem with these things is positive crankcase ventilation. Crap the bypasses the piston rings into the crankcase. In carb days the return of the PVC hose was into the base of the carburetor directly into the intake manifold. But with fuel injectors, for whatever reason...
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    Need a hood prop

    Lift supports is what they call these things, 88 Supra has four of these, two for the hood, hood lift support, and two more at the rear hatch, rear hatch lift supports. The gas leaks our of them, mine only lasted 26 years and sure a nice way to bump your head. Doesn't knock any sense into...
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    PO101 Mass air flow.

    Besides the component as the cause of a problem can also be the connector, in particular the material used, before Nixon, one 35 buck ounce of gold could plate over 100 square feet, only metal known to man that is corrosive proof. So each male or female connector pin was just a tiny fraction of...
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    89 k1500 manual 5.7 Speedo odometer and tach not working

    Most common problem with the alternator is the slip ring brushes wear out in around 100k. Front bearing can be removed, seal popped off, but it is peened in, I just drill can countersink three holes and use #10 flathead screws with Locktite to hold that bearing back in. Other wise you pay...
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    2004 Lincoln Town Car water leak on driver's floor

    This is before MVAC cabin filters where all that debris collects on the AC evaporator that removes moisture from the air blocking that flow, but the overflow usually lands on the passenger side, not the drivers side, but this is a Town Car. Also has a grill under the windshield with a large...
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    2004 Lincoln Town Car water leak on driver's floor

    This is before MVAC cabin filters where all that debris collects on the AC evaporator that removes moisture from the air blocking that flow, but the overflow usually lands on the passenger side, not the drivers side, but this is a Town Car. Also has a grill under the windshield with a large...
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    Question on o2 sensors

    I like "REDUBMDANT!" for redundant.
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    Alldata User Discussion

    Was just pointing out back then with any vehicle could get a full service manual with free shipping from a coupon in the rear of your owners manual for five bucks. And they had complete fold out circuit diagrams in full color and even gave specifications on various sensors so no doubt if they...
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    Question on o2 sensors

    Ya, upsteam front downsteam rear, upstream right downsteam left, four different O2 sensors. Use to be just one, they are extremely slow in responding, takes a good microcontroller to iron things out. Big job is to keep the stoichiometric ratio constant. Too rich, hydrocarbons in the air, too...
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    2004 Lincoln Town Car water leak on driver's floor

    Daily driver in the northern salt belt area won't even last 7-8 years before it turns into a pile of rust, looks like yours lasted 16 years, must be in a salt free area. What happen with this vehicle when you go through a car wash, can you see the water pouring it.
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    03 Saturn lw200, can't restore power to AC/heater controls

    Blown fuses are a nightmare generally rated at 150-200% of the normal current draw, something is shorting out. Could a cable close to a sharp metal edge being grounded or more typical with a 17 old MVAC blower motor, brushes are near warned out or the bronze bushings are dryer than a dessert...
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    PO101 Mass air flow.

    Another problem with these things, the PCM requires a start voltage of at least 8.5 volts so that its microcontroller gets a proper POR or power on reset. If not the program counter is not reset to zero randomly reads code that also was not properly reset. Another cause of this lower voltage...
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    R134a port caps

    Would something like this work that would screw unto the R-134a caps making sure nothing inside will open the ports. Could use convention R12 steel caps or just seal the top of these off...
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