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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-10-2005, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By cpprioli
I would assume that the "TA mount"...

I would assume that the "TA mount" would be a transaxle mount. As to whether or not you could replace it yourself, that would depend upon the tools/equipment needed versus those available to you, and...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-31-2005, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By cpprioli
See what happens if you run it with the fuel tank...

See what happens if you run it with the fuel tank cap removed. Does it still die then? I've seen this with several F-series 6.9L diesels -- the problem that I've seen is blocked (or partially...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-24-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,872
Posted By cpprioli
What hasn't been explained is why the intercooler...

What hasn't been explained is why the intercooler (a.k.a. "aftercooler") is there in the first place...

Turbochargers (and superchargers) are used to raise the pressure of the intake air charge...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-26-2005, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,319
Posted By cpprioli
In short, yes -- "resetting" the MIL on...

In short, yes -- "resetting" the MIL on a vehicle with OBD-II is accomplished by clearing any stored codes... :)
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-19-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By cpprioli
I would venture a guess that the halfshaft was...

I would venture a guess that the halfshaft was not fully seated in the transaxle, and in turining the front wheels, it was pulled out of engagement... :)
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-15-2005, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By cpprioli
Thermostat on the 2.3/2.5 HSC Tempo engine is...

Thermostat on the 2.3/2.5 HSC Tempo engine is located in the housing to which the upper radiator hose is attached. Simply follow that hose from the radiator to the engine, and VOILA! The t-stat...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-04-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By cpprioli
It depends on where the noise is originating. Is...

It depends on where the noise is originating. Is the noise in the pedal area, or does it seem to be coming from the flywheel area?
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-03-2005, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By cpprioli
"Water lock" is the familiar term for...

"Water lock" is the familiar term for the condition known as hydrostatic lock. As referenced in your question, it occurs when water is ingested by the engine in a certain quantity. The specific...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-03-2005, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By cpprioli
A standard DC motor will in fact spin in reverse...

A standard DC motor will in fact spin in reverse if the polarity of the applied power source is reversed. This is because the reversed electric polarity produces a reversed magnetic polarity. I think...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-25-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By cpprioli
This may be very true, but it certainly not a...

This may be very true, but it certainly not a reason not to answer the question as Wally did! If a reader is unsure of how, for example, a head bolt can be stretched, or how bolt tension is to be...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-24-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By cpprioli
Diagnosis is the systematic resolution of a...

Diagnosis is the systematic resolution of a symptom or set of symptoms to its underlying cause. Inspection is the evaluation of a vehicle's condition and/or roadworthiness. Consider the two like...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2005, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,131
Posted By cpprioli
Based upon your description of the problem and...

Based upon your description of the problem and the series of attempted repairs, I am guessing that you are describing this problem (to the repair shops) as a vibration in the car while braking -- or...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By cpprioli
I assume that by "link" you mean to say...

I assume that by "link" you mean to say "leak"... :) If so, a transmission fluid leak near the radiator is most likely from the transmission oil cooler or one of its lines. Bear in mind that...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By cpprioli
Engine oil "all over the engine" is an...

Engine oil "all over the engine" is an indication that at least some of the engine's lubricating oil has leaked out. It does not take a lot of oil to make a big mess, but you also cannot know how...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,053
Posted By cpprioli
Essentially yes... but there are a few things to...

Essentially yes... but there are a few things to be careful about.

First off, be sure to disconnect the battery before attempting the alternator repalcement. Belt removal is most often accomplished...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-20-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By cpprioli
So if you own the car, diagnose and repair it...

So if you own the car, diagnose and repair it correctly -- don't just stick a band-aid on it, and certainly don't advise others to do the same! :)
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-20-2005, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By cpprioli
OK -- Now that I've thought about it some more,...

OK -- Now that I've thought about it some more, maybe I should add something...

I suppose that it is possible for the fan motor to cause a belt squeal, and possibly even for it to cause stalling,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-20-2005, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By cpprioli
First off, make sure that the panel lights are...

First off, make sure that the panel lights are not simply "dimmed" to the point of being turned off. Check the headlight switch and/or its vicinity for a panel dimmer control and make sure that it is...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By cpprioli
Have a reputable shop perform a pressure test of...

Have a reputable shop perform a pressure test of the cooling system. Such a test will usually allow the technician to pinpoint the source of the coolant leak. Granted, it is sometimes difficult to...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By cpprioli
I honestly cannot believe that I am reading this...

I honestly cannot believe that I am reading this complete and utter nonsense!

The Tempo has a transverse mounted engine and uses an electrically-operated cooling fan. The cooling fan has nothing...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-16-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By cpprioli
OBD-II codes follow a standardized format, with...

OBD-II codes follow a standardized format, with various parts of the code providing certain information. The "P" indicates that these are powertrain codes. For most of the codes that you listed, the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-16-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By cpprioli
I would probably start with, as you guessed, the...

I would probably start with, as you guessed, the timing belt installation. Verify that the belt was properly installed with regard to camshaft-to-crankshaft timing.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-15-2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,068
Posted By cpprioli
Are there any service codes stored? Does the MIL...

Are there any service codes stored? Does the MIL work? Have you done the simple things like replacing the fuel filter and checking fuel pressure?

Some more info would be useful here...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-15-2005, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,473
Posted By cpprioli
See your other thread ...

See your other thread (http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?t=8283) on this topic... :)
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-15-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,684
Posted By cpprioli
In most cases, the thermostat will be in a...

In most cases, the thermostat will be in a housing that can be located by following the upper radiator hose back to its connection point on the engine. The thermostat's job is to regulate coolant...
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