Ben
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1996 Mustang GT won't start with shifter in Park, but will start in Neutral
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The range switch doesn't think the car is in park. On Fords theres an adjustable cable if you look on the driver side of the transmission there will be lever with a cable attached. Sometimes the clip ...

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How does cylinder deactivation work?
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The link @cory posted is the description from the service manual. Just a repaste and I'll add some images and additional information. Cylinder deactivation is accomplished by not allowing the ...

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What's this part? Hanging from left rear of Subaru 99 legacy.
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It's the EVAP vent solenoid. And I think you mean right rear.

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'09 Chevy Malibu - No Crank, No Start - Heavy Troubleshooting Already Completed
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On GMs now adays the Engine Control Module controls the starter relay. It will look for a park/neutral signal from the range switch and a crank signal from the ignition switch/Body Control Module. A ...

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Meaning of relay acronyms: H-LP, E/G, DIM etc
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Legend to Codes E/G - Main is the relay for the Radiator fans. EFI - Is the electronic fuel injection relay. DIM - is the headlight dimmer relay. H-LP - is the headlamp relay. MG/C - is ...

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2004 powerstroke white smoke now no start
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I'm not a diesel mechanic but after a quick search the number one cause of no starts on the 6.0 is lack of oil pressure. The injectors need 500psi minimum to operate. This indicates there is not ...

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Natural Gas Engines - What are these things?
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This article pretty much covers it. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a7487/should-you-convert-your-car-to-natural-gas/ tl;dr Not taking into consideration a source for CNG. You need a ...

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What is the difference between a knuckle and spindle?
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The knuckle is the part the spindle attaches to. The spindle carries the hub and bearing(s). Generally the spindle is used on non-driven wheels, but there are some where the spindle is hollow and the ...

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Locating the O2 sensors and the cat along the exhaust
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Picture 1 is the downstream 02 sensor. Upstream is located on the exhaust manifold. Picture 1 contains both convertors. Picture 2 is the exhaust resonator.

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Broken shifter? My 96 Ford Taurus won't shift out of park, and I don't know why! Help?
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First have someone check to see if your brake lights work. If they don't check fuse 28 in the underdash fuse panel. If fuse 28 is OK locate the stoplight switch on the brake pedal. Key on engine off,...

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How to check if spark plugs are firing? Coil-on plugs
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You should have 2 coil packs on the back side of the engine near the throttle body. Wires run to individual cylinders. I don't know how easy it would be to find locally but you can use an inductance ...

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What did I break and what do I need to replace?
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You broke the knuckle. It's hard to say what else is damaged, but the knuckle, wheel bearing(s), hub (may be a single assembly) and lower ball joint need to be replaced. It may need the lower control ...

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How to deal with this type of nut
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They look exactly the same. The threading is probably the same on both nuts. Use a hammer and flat head chisel to peen the new nut. These nuts aren't meant to be reused and as long as you're ...

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how to remove this battery tray bolt and what is it?
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The head is probably just rounded off. Hammer a 3/8" socket on or use a 10mm twist socket on it. Maybe heat it or use a penetrating fluid on it as well. Worse comes to worse the head snaps and you ...

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Timing chain jumped. Probably bent a piston. Is my engine worth fixing?
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IIRC on the 2.3 there is no keyway to keep the crank gear and balancer aligned. If the engine is spinning and has compression you probably spun the balancer and it's out of time. Set piston 1 at TDC ...

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What is this small vent?
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It's an interior temperature sensor for cars with automatic A/C. This is on my car, a Mitsubishi Lancer it's not in the same location but it serves the same purpose.

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Does a constant blown fuse always indicate a short?
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If the fuse is blowing as soon as you perform an action it's a short to ground. Multimeter won't do much good in this situation. It'll come down to wiring diagrams and visual inspection of the ...

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Ford Focus won't crank no clicking light on dash come on.
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Take a look at the wiring on the starter the S terminal wire may have come off. Pull the starter relay. Terminal 30 is fused battery power. Terminal 87 is output to the starter S terminal. Terminal ...

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Ford F150 broken spark plug removal
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I see this all the time unfortunately. You need this tool LIS65600 You may need a long 8mm drill bit. You need something to knock the porcelain that's stuck in the ground strap out. Most of the ...

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Two Fuel Pumps died
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Voltage drop the ground side pin 4 with the car running. I'd suspect a poor ground is the cause. You can also scope the power side by removing the fuse and putting a wire loop in place. Connect a low ...

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Timing belt changed, won't start
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On the Honda SOHC V6 engine when doing timing the mark on the crank sprocket should line up with a small arrow on the block @ 12 o'clock. The bank 2 cam gear should have the cylinder 1 TDC mark ...

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Brake lights and turn signals don't work (but head and tail lights do) on 1998 Ford Expedition
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On the Expedition the hazard, lower brake lights, and turn signals all route through the multi-function switch. Gain access to the multi-function switch connector and back probe the light green wire ...

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How to diagnose blown tail lamp fuse
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The parking lamp/headlight switch applies power or ground so the circuit would be open if you were testing with the switch off. Same with the turn signals. The tail lights are on separate circuits. ...

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Diagnosing P0171 2007 Toyota Corolla
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Using your scan tool watch fuel trims at idle, then while still stopped @ 3000 rpm. Fuel trims going to normal (anything below LTFT 10%) when revving point towards a vacuum leak or faulty MAF. To ...

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What are the benefits of a dry sump?
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Per Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_sump A dry sump offers many advantages.[1] The most obvious are increased oil capacity afforded by the remote reservoir, and the capability to mount ...

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Oil is leaking to my spark plugs. how do I clean it?
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Spray some brake clean in the plug well. Hold a rag over the plug hole and hit it with compressed air. You could also use a small tube and a fluid extraction pump. Or you could stuff rags down the ...

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I entered the wrong radio security code, now I'm locked out
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If cycling the key doesn't work, pull fuse number 15 in the underdash fuse box and re-insert. Re-enter the radio code. You have 10 tries to do this correctly before you are permanently locked out. ...

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Why does the Air Conditioner compressor cycle on and off even when it is hot in the car?
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There's probably too much system pressure. Ambient temp has an effect on A/C system pressure. If the high side goes too high than it trips a switch and cut's power to the A/C compressor clutch. Hence ...

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Oil filter on my motorcycle is not coming off
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It must not be the correct size for the filter I'd advise buying something like the CTA-2507. This will grab the sides of the filter and works with a large number of different filters. I use one of ...

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Car horn works only sometimes and with very very low sound
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Check to see how many volts the horn relay is sending to the horn. if it's less than ignition voltage at the horn either the relay is bad or you have a wiring problem. If you have ignition voltage at ...

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