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Need advice for removing passenger side motor mount.
Hello. You may have to use a medium depth 15mm socket and a breaker bar to get them loose. In some cases you have to jack up the motor to get the angles you need since the old motor mount...
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I' trying to start my vehicle and it made a loud clacking noise and the battery is drained
Hello. If the vehicle produced a clicking clacking sound when the key was turned then it may be possible that the battery or starter are the issue. A faulty, or low battery will cause the starter to click if it...
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Van suddenly dies as if there was not gas but there is gas.
The only way to diagnose if it is the fuel pump, fuel pressure issue or an ignition issue you would need to isolate the problem to see if there is a loss of spark or fuel to the engine. This...
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van has alot of play in steering and it seems to drift to the right
If you have excessive play in the steering then you should have the complete front end checked. You may have worn steering components like tie rod joints and steering joints and mounts. The drift can be from these worn parts...
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P0101
Hello. P0101 is the code for an issue with the MAF sensor signal or circuit. P0101 indicates that the computer has detected the MAF signal has fallen out of the acceptable range. This is usually caused by a faulty MAF...
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Trouble code P0101
Hello. P0101 is the trouble code for a problem with the mass airflow sensor and or circuit. This code is thrown when the computer detects an issue with the signal of the MAF sensor. The MAF sensor is one of...
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Not starting, battery drains
The alternator may test good but may be cause of draw on battery. You will need to have the battery draw isolated by checking the circuits until the draw is found. This can only be done by isolating circuits. I...
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Rear end has a roaring noise i check the bearing and the spidet gear and they were good.
A common GM rear end noise culprit is the carrier bearings, located on either side of the ring and pinion. They usually make more noise under load (throttle) and less when off the throttle and coasting.
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My van ran out of radiator antifreeze fluid and it just kind of froze and the battery they killed off the battery and I'm wonderin
Hi there, thanks for writing in. If you lost coolant and the van overheated, then adding water is better than nothing being added. It sounds like you seized the motor and may have blown head gaskets and may have cracked...
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Just put new alternater on but battery not charging
The alternator in your car charges your battery with the assistance from the voltage regulator which is something that regulates the amount of voltage being sent to the battery via the charging from the alternator. It's function is to not...
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Can a bad muffler cause a smog test to fail?
Hello. You need to see why the last smog failure was for. If the failure was excessive O2 in the exhaust test, then it could be the muffler. If it is for high HC or CO then it may be...
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On a 81 through 82 model mx2 lock out converter Th350 on the 4 pin connector the two wires I would use would be A+ - B-- terminal
Hello. For one, your van came with a 4L60E. This is a four-speed, electronically controlled transmission. The TH350 is a 3-speed hydraulically controlled transmission. This swap is just not doable in my opinion. Even if you could complete the swap,...
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Why would I lose my brakes and power steering after changing my ball joint?
This should not have any effect on your power steering or power brakes as these are separately controlled systems and may be a part of a larger problem. I would suggest having a professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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Pickup coil shield missing on new distributor.
There is more than one manufacturer of distributors or its internal components and will operate the same way but have some small different changes that do not affect the performance of the part. You should not have any problems without...
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Unable to start after it rains or misfires until the engine heats up in high moisture conditions
Hey there. This misfire no-start in wet or damp weather is going to be caused by the ignition system of the engine. In order to isolate the cause you can remove the inside engine cover and then start the van....
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Missing on cyl 1,3,5.
Hello. No spark for an entire bank, or side of the engine, can be caused by a few different things. If cylinders 1, 3, and 5 are all experiencing the same issue I would consider the possibility of a faulty...
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I had a leak in my lower radiator hose so I changed it. Now the car won't start now and the Check Engine Light is on.
Hello, lets start with the basics: since the Check Engine Light is on, what problem codes are set? The codes are your friend - will make diagnosis much easier. Do you have spark at the spark plugs while cranking? If...
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I have a starter/solenoid/starter system failure
Hello, the whirring sound is a mechanical failure possibly created from an electrical fault. The starter solenoid controls power to and starter and moves a starter drive assembly into a ring gear (flex Plate). It is two gears that mesh...
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Can bad ball joints cause the wheels to have a lot of play from side to side?
You may be feeling the steering moving back and forth since you have both tires off the ground. Try to only have one tire off the ground at a time and see if you still feel the movement. If you...
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Where is the fuel pressure regulator located at
The regulator is below the upper intake manifold assembly. There are quite a few steps involved and exceptional care has to be taken during replacement to ensure that there are no leaks on re-assembly. If the car has over 150,000...

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