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The lifespan of a replaced waterpump will vary with quality. You have no way of knowing what type of pump you paid for. Was it a factory new pump, an aftermarket new pump, rebuilt pump or remanufactured pump. Factory pump is an exact replacement of what the car came with High quality new aftermarket pump may include improvements to the original design ...


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If you got a low point discharge, your battery is damaged. Some chemical processes can not be reconverted from that point. If you drive around for some time, your battery will get warm and have a little bit more charge then cold. That could be enough to start the car once again. You don't loose anything if you try to charge you battery. Maybe you are lucky. ...


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I fixed a 1998 Ford Contour that wouldn't start after sitting for a while in cold weather. The problem was a corroded ground connector in the wiring at the fuel pump. A couple years later, it was left sitting again, and sure enough, it wouldn't start. Same problem, same fix. It can happen, though I'm not sure I would have believed it if I hadn't seen it ...


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DTC P0122 Throttle postion sensor (TPS) switch A circuit low input Possible causes include: Poor connection Open or short to ground Faulty TPS Faulty PCM DTC P0401 EGR flow insufficient Possible causes include: Faulty EGR vavle Fauty PCM


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From the owners manual. Alarm Stage The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the car is parked and the system is armed. A front or rear door is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The trunk lid or tail gate is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The hood is opened. ...


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Ok for the benefit of the question I will answer this. After much mucking around for quite a bit it seemed both the rear and front shocks had to be replaced, when they did the first test they just replaced the front then put the old ones back in, then swapped out the rear. They decided to swap the front again while the new rear ones were in and the ride went ...


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First you need to under stand what the numbers mean. 155 - tread width in millimeters 70 - tire sidewall height expressed as a percentage of the tire width 13 - rim diameter in inches With this in mind, as your tire width becomes smaller, the tire sidewall height becomes smaller as well, so the overall tire height becomes shorter. This will make the ...


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As a general rule, high pressure hoses will have crimped connections on them. The small clamp connectors are on the pump feed and return hoses, which are low pressure lines. They typically don't leak as often as the high pressure ones do. The high pressure line, according to the diagram you posted, comes from the PS pump and enters the rack. There is a ...


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The keys don't necessarily need a rubber head to be 'smart keys', some embed a small resistor inside of them that isn't very noticeable. The fact that the cylinder turns at all means the grooves aren't too worn, etc. It either matches the lock wafers or it doesn't. I would look online for a programming method for new keys. It's likely that the battery went ...


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Yes a Spring Compressor Tool is required to change that strut. Here is a picture of the strut, based on this design you will have to use the spring compressor for replacement.


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Without knowing the cause, it's hard to say whether or not it is a safety issue, but it could be - it would be worth it to take it to a mechanic to determine the cause. It might be as simple as a loose muffler hanger, or it could be a broken strut or something else that could let go and leave you stranded.


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It could be various things: loose fixing on a strut worn damper washers broken or loose mount points damaged universal joint And various others. I would definitely recommend getting it checked out, as if it broke at speed and was a component that keeps the wheel in contact with the ground then steering could get...interesting, with the front left ...


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A rule of thumb used by some tire retailers is to not deviate from the official sidewall height by more than 3%. So the sidewall height of your original tire is: 155 * 0.7 = 108.5 If you go for a 145/70: 145 * 0.7 = 101.5 This is a reduction of roughly 7%. The rule of thumb recommends against 145/70 in this case. However, the same rule of thumb ...


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The injectors you have shown in your pictures are not servicable items. They can be tested using the appropriate service machinery. You should be able to get a new set of external seals though. When tested professionally they are tested for their electrical performance, delivery performance, and spray pattern over varying fuel pressures and voltages. ...


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Two questions, since you checked your spark plugs for spark... Can you get to your fuel rail on top of your head? If so, can you disconnected? I ask, because the "poor man's" way of checking the fuel pump is to disconnect the fuel rail and see fuel coming as soon as you turn the ignition to the accessory position. Listening for the pump can be difficult ...


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I've got a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, and I've also had problems with certain mp3 files. Here are the steps that usually fix the problem: 1) Make sure the encoding is 192kbps or lower 2) Make sure there are no non-ASCII characters in the tag fields, or better yet, eliminate the tags altogether. Hope this helps.


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Cheap waterpumps - like any mechanical component - can fail quickly, sometimes this happens. Do you have a warranty on the replacement pump? Also, are you certain that the water pump has been replaced? It's not too uncommon for some mechanics to skip the water pump replacement because the pump "still looks good" only for it to fail shortly after the timing ...


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It seems to be the stabilizer links which transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle when it turns, transferring some of the lateral force exerted in a turn to the opposite side of the vehicle, which allows the body of the vehicle to stay stable. It is not dangerous to drive without it, but the ride will be less enjoyable :). ...


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My friend has a similar problem in her car and the only thing that helps is putting a thick stack of papers (parking stubs and tickets, mostly) between the dash and the part of the body that's between the windshield and the right window. It's worth a try.


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If you check with your supplier some sell a loaded strut.It comes with a new spring and strut mount.If you don't have a strut compressor or are unlikely to have a need for one again it can make sense to spend the extra money and save a lot of time.


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Quite the list you have there. I'm not sure about some of the issues but, maybe this will give you someplace to start. In general, the car doesn't have as much power as it did before. Turning on the AC makes takes an even bigger chunk out of the power, but it seems like to a large extent than other cars I have driven. The car will regularly ...


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Have you checked the coolant level? Possibly the thermostat. Also could be a plugged heater core or even air trapped in the cooling system.


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I found these instructions on this site. According to the instructions, the battery is a simple CR2032 battery, found anywhere you can find batteries (like Wal-Mart, or whatever). If there is a second transmitter, use it. If not, you can try opening the door with the key, then using the key in the ignition. This works in some vehicles, but once the alarm ...


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The sensor should not cause the engine to stall. All of the accessories not working (power steering and brakes) would be normal with a stalled engine. What I would be looking at is the fuel pump might be going bad. A mechanic can easily check this by placing a fuel pressure sensor on the fuel line to check the pressure. If the engine is losing fuel pressure, ...


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It sounds like a fuel delivery problem. I suggest getting your fuel pump checked out or replacing it... Usually this is the type of problem that starts out small and eventually gets to the point where you are at right now. Have you noticed recently that the engine seems to have less power at high rpms? Or that maybe it has even started dieing even while you ...


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It depends on how deeply-discharged the battery was. If the battery is high enough capacity two hours may not harm it. Starter batteries (used to start automobiles) are designed differently from deep-discharge (or "marine") batteries. (For traditional flooded acid batteries) starter batteries are designed to provide lots of current to turn an engine, and ...


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There are three parts to do what you want to do. You need a plug in reader. The one on your link will do. This part reads the coding from your system and 'broadcasts' it. Then you need an Android smart phone to pick up the 'broadcast' and act as a display unit for the codings. The smart phone will need an app to do this. If you are still googling, look up ...


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The screeching and fluid on the ground you have described is typical of a large system leak on your power steering. You will need to have a mechanic/repair shop look at your system. Do not drive the vehicle, firstly because of the safety implications and secondly because driving the vehicle will extend any damage that may have been caused.


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This is normal behavior for some vehicles. They utilize the fan to further cool the system after engine shut down (even though it does not further circulate the coolant). This is something I would not be worried about.


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Without any other symptoms or issues, I would assume you just ran over something that your tire threw into the body of your car. Like a piece of a re-tread tire. Look under the hood for anything that looks out of place and check under the car for any fluid that might be leaking. If you don't find anything just keep driving and pay attention for anything ...



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