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07-12-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Torxhead

When the flexible brake hoses are old they will...

When the flexible brake hoses are old they will deteriorate on the inside. Then they can work like a check valve and prevent the brake fluid from releasing out of the brake cylinder.
07-12-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Torxhead

You could run a voltmeter to the blower fuse,...

You could run a voltmeter to the blower fuse, then try your test to see if your are loosing voltage. At least it would be a place to begin at.
07-09-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Torxhead

A couple of times I have seen under the hood,...

A couple of times I have seen under the hood, where the vacuum line goes into the firewall, just to the passenger side, it can break due to it getting hard from heat. This will prevent the vacuum...
07-07-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Torxhead

I have a location for mine that is under the dash...

I have a location for mine that is under the dash above my right foot.
07-07-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Torxhead

The issue might be in the steering column, like...

The issue might be in the steering column, like from a frayed wire. Good thing you have a wiring diagram to check for a short circut.
07-03-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Torxhead

I would think it would be time for a flush out if...

I would think it would be time for a flush out if it hasn't been done in the last 25k. Although a temporary mechanical gauge installation would confirm your reading.
07-01-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Torxhead

Check for busted studs. I would suggest going all...

Check for busted studs. I would suggest going all the way to grade 8, since grade 5 bolts can stretch when they get hot.
06-27-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Torxhead

I take a pair of channel locks and squeeze...

I take a pair of channel locks and squeeze vertically, then hope for no movement. Bad rod and idler bar ends can cause a wheel shimmy. Especially when you drive over the railroad tracks at a crossing.
06-23-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Torxhead

Sounds like a misfire, make sure the spark plug...

Sounds like a misfire, make sure the spark plug wires and plugs are in good shape. Sometimes it takes awhile for the computer to pick it up and send out a check engine code. Could even be a bad...
06-15-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Torxhead

I like RTV to hold the gasket in place during...

I like RTV to hold the gasket in place during installation. Make sure both surfaces are sanitary clean before placing it on.
06-12-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Torxhead

You could start with a compression test along...

You could start with a compression test along checking the spark plug burn deposits.
06-11-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Torxhead

O.K. So for manually increasing the idle speed...

O.K. So for manually increasing the idle speed screw, just how to reset the pcm?
06-11-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Torxhead

Really sounds like a bad oil pressure sending...

Really sounds like a bad oil pressure sending unit, or the connection to it. providing your lifters aren't clattering.
06-10-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Torxhead

What I meant to describe was that when the engine...

What I meant to describe was that when the engine warms up it goes into "open loop" where to computer fully takes over. Here the idle air control should lower the idle speed. There might be an issue...
06-09-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Torxhead

I would suspect the iac valve first, usually a...

I would suspect the iac valve first, usually a cleanout is all that you need but in this case check its operation.
06-08-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Torxhead

I have had issues from not using it much, but the...

I have had issues from not using it much, but the problem seemed to go away.
06-08-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Torxhead

I am a big fan of MSD wires. After testing...

I am a big fan of MSD wires. After testing conventional ignition wire resistance against the MSD resistance there is really no question. I got 50 ohms per foot, which is what they are supposed to be...
06-02-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Torxhead

That is a new one on me. Older vehicles would...

That is a new one on me. Older vehicles would have a drain plug on the torque converter and removing it completed the fluid drain process. When you drain the pan, check the smell of the fluid. If you...
05-23-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Torxhead

I would have to suggest getting the original one...

I would have to suggest getting the original one rebuilt by a reputable shop. I did try a rebuilt Cardone and although they did a good job it wasn't as good as the original. Getting steering box work...
05-18-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Torxhead

For sure get bolts designed to take the heat that...

For sure get bolts designed to take the heat that those bolts get. The softer metal metal grades like a grade 2 or 5 will stretch and loosen up.
05-04-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By Torxhead

Sometimes it can take awhile for all the codes to...

Sometimes it can take awhile for all the codes to come up. Maybe take it to somebody with a scanner or get live data from a code reader that has that capability. Pulling spark plugs is a good start...
04-27-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Torxhead

My first guess would be a low battery or bad...

My first guess would be a low battery or bad connections.
04-24-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Torxhead

I have also had issues with oil pressure sending...

I have also had issues with oil pressure sending units and with that check gauges light. So, it seems to be a common issue. Just keep switching out the stupid things. I recently installed an Auto...
04-14-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,871
Posted By Torxhead

Drilling that hole in the thermostat does get the...

Drilling that hole in the thermostat does get the air out of the block after changing that thing. If it still runs hot, there could be an issue with a blockage in the block coolant flow or the fan...
04-14-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Torxhead

Well, that sounds just like an O2 sensor is...

Well, that sounds just like an O2 sensor is supposed to operate. When it slows down the changing voltage or not at all then it is time to replace it. My '99 V10 still has all of the oxy sensors still...
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