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comment do i really need to change rotor when mileage is under 29,000 miles?
Could we get the make, model and year of your vehicle?
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comment 2007 Chevy Malibu key
Hacking the Passlock system is possible, it's not terribly difficult, but you need to know the proper resistance value to use. Which requires an existing key accepted by the vehicle and access to the interior of the vehicle.
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comment 2007 Chevy Malibu key
Depends on the locksmith. To get the job done, they'll need the same hardware from GM that the dealer has. I'm reasonably certain that there are at least some locksmiths with the right gear. I suppose they have some competitive incentive to price their services at the same or less than the local cost of a tow + dealer reprogram.
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comment 2007 Chevy Malibu key
Won't work on a vehicle with a GM Passlock system unless the system has been hacked. The Powertrain Control Module will not enable the fuel injectors unless the Body Control Module tells it to. The Body Control Module wants to see a certain resistance value. You can make the Body Control Module see what it wants to see if you know the magic value, but it requires a little wiring harness surgery. Unless the Passlock system has been bypassed, attempting to start the vehicle without a proper key is just going to trigger a timed lockout where the vehicle won't start even with a proper key.
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comment How to recharge AC using booster from auto parts store?
@endolith The shaking and rotating is actually to help the refrigerant vaporize and get into the system. Hopefully the oil goes along for the ride.
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comment How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
@endolith No, it's standard procedure to get moisture out of the system and test for leaks.
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