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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By the lobster
i know.....

but i think he said he had alot.that car is 55 dollars to fill ,mine is anyway..at 85 a litre,nuts eh?its over 1.05 sometimes.my olds was doing weird surging and i did a bunch of stuff and its...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2005, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,550
Posted By the lobster
check the ignition module,air filter

fords are famous for ignition module problems,the tfi modules ,erratic idle and stalling are a couple of signs.BUT i saw once a 4 litre 1997 explorer that would do that and it was a dirty air...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2005, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By the lobster
i was thinking that earlier

in the 60 s they were using germanium diodes with a .2 volt drop.the newer regulators have silicon diodes which have .7 volt drop. this could be causing a problem.maybe the pulley on the alternator...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2005, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,279
Posted By the lobster
interesting.

after looking at the schematic there is only few possibilities.measure across the relay coil,it could be open and the 12 volts is missing on the microprocessor,or the chip itself or a connection in...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2005, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,785
Posted By the lobster
get a gm gas cap

check with gm for an upgraded cap.a loose wire on an emission control component can trigger an evap code too under certain conditions.this is what i would do: replace the cap with a gm part,fill the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2005, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By the lobster
hi there

it is probably good to go with the valvoline because it has an extra detergent to deal with varnish build up.DO NOT OVERFILL the level,it can cause the fluid to escape from gaskets,and the filler...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By the lobster
the iac

mazda has had alot of trouble with iac just change it.its 10 years old mahn.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,753
Posted By the lobster
shaved it tot the pistons

bmw means burn my wallet.the 535 stands for yah you got it 3.5 litre.
usually 3496 cc type stuff ,of course popping heads is goot for biz.bavarian motor works originally an airplane engine...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
Posted By the lobster
is this real ?

go tell those goofs to fix it right or get their license pulled.it is this kind of vermin that ruin it for all mankind.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By the lobster
torque the bolts and nuts

i would not suggest messing with the front end of the car unless you really have a good idea of what you are in for.first of all,it has to be duplicated what you do from one side to the other,or the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,332
Posted By the lobster
its a wiring harness

idling for hours?that could cook your catalytic converter.take it to toyota.i do not trust body shops as a rule.get toyota to go over it .end of story.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,662
Posted By the lobster
go to toyota

there is something they do to de carbon the valves and head,but my guess is yours is far gone and you should get the head taken off and re done.its weird that so soon.i have a 93 prizm with 140000...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,062
Posted By the lobster
interesting

there is another saturn with a similar problem i think a 2002 model...... the 341 thing
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By the lobster
huh?

if there was no ground or a poor ground there would be no current draw ,let alone blowing a 60 amp link.put a light bulb in series with the link to limit the current,then start unhooking harnesses to...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,597
Posted By the lobster
the bearing?

the bearing on the motor is worn,and at low speed the fan position is different.when you increase the speed, the thrust changes the position and the fan is not rubbing on the casing,or you have...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,365
Posted By the lobster
dont do that

i know what you mean,but if you ruin the seal they are junk.remove the bulbs,spray a not corrosive type cleaner inside then rinse out or use something similar to a thermos brush to clean them. what...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,890
Posted By the lobster
sonata good car

sounds like a wiring harness problem to me.i would call hyundai and ask if anyone else is experiencing a similar problem.they have a computerized sharing system.if not i would trade in that car...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By the lobster
not that far

i did not say have fire while the valves are open and make the exhaust manifold cherry red.so i say ,advance timing make more difference set timing.but again,i40000 miles = not so factolly spec...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By the lobster
dont think so

the door chime circuit is wired through the stereo.at least the 2002- 2005 better check that one out.most gm dealers have an exchange basis.do not try to take apart the stereo,i was a tech for 13...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,221
Posted By the lobster
oily plugs ?

do a compression test and make sure it is ok .then change the ignition module.then check the fuel pressure.those fuel pumps should be in alot easier to get at spot
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
Posted By the lobster
freeze spray fixes everything

go to an electronics supplier and get some freeze spray .it is made for bad thermal components.if it is an electronic module,spray it and it will cool to 0 degrees or so.if the problem is not a...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By the lobster
check the fuse box

the relay for the ignition is in the fusebox under the hood.the ignition module is more likely the fault.get some freeze spray from an electronics supplier and spray the modules.the stuff is - 60...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By the lobster
3.8 litre?

the left turn stalling problem is common on that model.the baffles in the tank are broken and the fuel sloshes over.you probably think that you have full fuel because your gauge says so,but this is...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,621
Posted By the lobster
nice car

i had a 350 rocket f85 cutlass (1966) wish i would have kept it .i had a 6.6 litre 1977 trans am that was alot of zap for 220 hp.and 12 mpg,a viper gets 24 as far as the FOCUS goes ,at one time it...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-22-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By the lobster
starter problem

92 toyota 1.6 use a nippon denso starter which have 2 contact sets inside,in a couple of weeks if you get just a click and you have to back up the key and try it aand it engages the starter ,the...
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