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If you lost all (or almost all) of your brake fluid, you have a leak. Check all of your calipers (assuming disk brakes all around) to see if there is a leak at the wheels. If none there, check the soft lines (rubber lines at the wheel) for leaks. If no leaks there, check around the master cylinder and anti-lock brake unit for leaks from the lines. If you do ...


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I called a local Chevy dealership's service department out of curiosity. The technician I spoke to said that there is no way to access the car settings, that are available through the stock stereo, if the unit is replaced. He mentioned the factory integration adapter that you linked to. He said that it doesn't do anything to access those settings and that ...


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As R.. says, the remaining softness will be down to air in the lines - this can be fixed by properly bleeding the system. Before you do that, however, you need to establish the cause of the loss - until you do so, the car should be regarded as dangerous and must not be used. If you're in any doubt, take it to a professional. The most likely cause of a ...


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Yes, it will. However, your biggest concern is going to be getting enough air flowing over it. Do yourself a favour and go look at the engine bay of a 200x model Subary Impreza WRX. The intercooler is mounted flat on the top of the engine and the characteristic scoop forces air onto it to cool the intake air. The same type of thing might work for your ...


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Three things I can think of: Do you have another key to try? May just not like the key you are trying. Is the steering wheel cocked at all, where there may be causing pressure on the key lock? Try giggling the steering column as you are trying to turn the key (assume you might have tried this, but don't know). Your locking mechanism may be frozen. You ...


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Definitely just insufficient current to run the starter motor. What happens (causing the flashing/clicking) is that when you turn the key, the starter relay/solenoid switches on, and the starter motor pulls all the available current, dropping the battery voltage extremely low. It can no longer power the relay, so the relay springs back and the load (starter ...


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Single digit temperatures would not freeze your coolant assuming it has antifreeze mixed in appropriately and isn't just water. Since you went from 250 to 150 within seconds I would assume something was blocking the flow of fluid. Thermostat staying shut would be the most likely culprit. It could be that the cold weather is pushing a failing thermostat ...


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The bigger question here is, what are you actually gaining? The dimensions of the Envoy radiator is only marginally bigger than the current one. Your question, "Will it work?" is rather irrelevant. The pertinent question here should be, "Will it work better?" ... The answer to this is most probably No. You need to find another radiator which is the same ...


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Here is the sequence Preferred Method is as follows All bolts first sequence 22 ft. lbs. Long Bolt Final Pass in Sequence 75 degrees Medium Bolt Final Pass in Sequence 65 degrees Short Bolt Final Pass in Sequence 55 degrees Optional Method First Pass in Sequence 26 ft. lbs. Second Pass in Sequence 44 ft. lbs. Final Pass in Sequence 66 ft. lbs.


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Doesn't sound like a flex plate or starter issue based on your description. A video would help to identify the sound. Does anything make the sound better or worse? Does it do it all the time? From under the hood where does it sound like the sound is coming from? You can use a mechanical stethoscope or a long screwdriver to find the location of the noise. ...


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If you don't properly break in your pads/shoes then the squeal will likely just come right back. You have to avoid hard or excessive braking for at least 50km after doing a change like that. However, your calipers could be bad and cause your pads to not seat properly or warp the rotors causing noise.


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Yes, you can replace the bulbs, but it's not the easiest thing to do. You need to have patience and a soldering iron. Many people take this time to replace the bulbs with LED bulbs, in a color of their choice. It's also recommended that you replace all of the bulbs at the same time to alleviate having to tear it all apart again in the near future for the ...


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The bulb modules could actually be bad, despite both filaments coming on in high beam mode. Pull the connector at each bulb, there will be three wires: tan, green and black. The black is ground, tan is low and green is high. Make sure there is power on the tan wire when the headlights are on and the high/low switch is set to low. If the tan wire is hot, ...


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Oil in the coolant reservoir is usually a pretty bad sign! Are there signs of coolant in the oil as well (a creamy mayonnaise-like substance)? Either of those are signs of Head Gasket failure, which would eventually stop the engine from starting, but would normally give a lot of other signs first... You say it started off as an intermittant problem - is it ...


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When trouble shooting a cranks but won't run condition it comes down to three things Fuel, Fire, or Mechanical Fuel - Spray either or starting fluid into the air intake while trying to crank the vehicle. You may have fuel pressure but not enough, this will rule out a fuel problem. If it runs you have a fuel problem if it doesn't you don't. Fire - Check to ...


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I doubt you will find an aftermarket radio with the functionality of the stock unit. The functionality you are describing is actually the responsibility of the Body Control Module. The radio is just communicating with it over a CAN (Controller Area Network) Bus. With the proper aftermarket tools, you could probably rig something up to access/change the ...


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The tires are made in China and may have been a house brand or low cost replacement no-name tire. The first picture shows a tire that appears to be under inflated or over loaded. I was unable to see in the photos what type of construction the tire has. It should say somewhere on the sidewall 6ply rayon or 8ply steel etc. Back in the day when nylon or ...


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There is de-icer you can use. Here is an example from Loctite. Spray it in the lock. It will keep it from sticking as well as ease how much torque it takes to turn the key. If this doesn't help you, there is a mechanical problem with the door linkage.


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As Brian alluded to in his comment, in most cases it will not work. You have to have a reader which will read OBD-I. Some readers, like the Innova 3140 will read both, and comes with all of the adapters to attach to the "older" vehicles. Brian also stated about the change to OBD-II. In the US it was mandated to change over in '96. Some manufactures changed ...


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I agree with the other posts. First: Do not drive the car until this is fixed. You will NOT save money by wrecking your car and maybe putting yourself in the hospital. Second: if you're going to do the work yourself, get a how-to manual. Brakes (and steering) are safety-critical systems; if they fail they put both you and those around you in danger. ...


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don't use a brush even if paint can is sitting in hot water brush strokes are inevitable. Sand bonnet to smooth surface using ever finer grades of wet & dry sandpaper.Clean off with wax & grease remover.Prop up bonnet to make level.Spray with acrylic primer- dry-resand-reapply-sand-again use wax & grease remover.Topcoat with acrylic paint of ...


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There's two power wires going to the starter. The big one is always on, and the little one is controlled by the key switch/remote start system. So, measure power at the little wire; my guess is that you don't get any power there while the key's in the start position. I think the next thing I would do is find the point in the wiring where the remote start ...


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In addition to Paulster2's suggestions, try jiggling the shifter (shaft and button). Also, there is a recall for the ignition lock cylinder on your vehicle that has been all over the news. The fix for that may solve your problem. Check your battery (it's in the trunk), too. The interior lights coming on don't mean it's 100%. There is a button in a ...


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Door locks becoming hard to operate occurs around the world in very cold weather. The humidity in the air causes icing, metal components contract and 'jam' mechanisms, plastic components go 'hard' and refuse to slide. There are sprays available, heated key tools, and other gadgets aimed at helping or avoiding it happening, with varying degrees of success. ...


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Your torque convertor has a convertor lock-up clutch. When reaching a nominal speed and engine RPM the convertor comes on and locks the convertor forming a slip free drive. When you use kick-down or near full throttle acceleration, the convertor clutch unlocks. This allows the stator in the convertor to allow torque multiplication and give the vehicle its ...


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Id say something is wrong with the transmission from the fluid flush, it is not the easiest thing to flush transmission fluid, and in doing so with certain transmissions you can actually do more damage than good if not done right. What it sounds like is its not in the correct gear and shifting at the incorrect points, this would be caused by many things but ...


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Your engine does not have bleed screws on the radiator cooling system. To fully top up your system, fill the radiator with coolant. Run the engine at about 2500 RPM for a couple of minutes. With a large wet rag, soaked in water, to protect your hands from any steam, slowly but slowly undo the coolant filler cap. Top up again with coolant. Do this several ...


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If the connections to the speaker are ok then you may have dirt in the cones. I had a speaker stop working because of that. As soon as I started looking at it carefully there was a ball of dirt that stopped the cone from moving at all. Once I cleaned it up it worked again like new. Since you say that the speakers will work if you jiggle them I imagine it's ...


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I believe the '78 350 utilizes an HEI distributor. If so, then yes, you could have caused your distributor harm. The ignition module does not like to have a missing wire, so is more than likely fried. Luckily they are not hard to fix or diagnose. Since you don't have any spark, do the following to troubleshoot the HEI: Check the distributor for power at ...


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Warning try this at your own risk I have heard this works on a ford motor... Spray a little penetrating oil down around the spark plug to help loosen it. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until a decent amount of the oil evaporates. Put a rag over the spark plug hole to prevent anything from falling in (or possibly fly out). Quickly crank the engine one cycle ...



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