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Can dual exhausts both exit on left side?
Generally, we only work with factory approved repairs. One way you might be able to seek advice would be to get an estimate from an exhaust shop. When they make an estimate have them thoroughly explain their plan for adding...
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No brake fluid is getting to the rear brakes
As far as the brake issue, yes, there needs to be a check to see if there is brake fluid entering into the proportional valve. If there is fluid supply to the valve but not out then the valve will...
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Engine not sparking; van cranks but won't turn over
If you are sure the fuel system is working correctly via pressure and injector firing, then the ignition would be logical to look at. Whether you have a 6-cylinder or 8-cylinder engine the ignition system is similar. The ignition has...
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ABS/Parking warning lights back on after supposed fix
To read the flash codes, make sure you have a clean and stable chassis ground or the codes will not flash. If there is a secure ground and no flash codes, then it is quite possible that this is an...
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Van experiencing electrical system problems
The turn signal lighting is all supplied power from the same turn signal relay. Since LED lighting consumes less power it should be heavy duty enough to use but you may want to check with LED lighting manufacturer through their...
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I purchased a new computer for it does it need programed
You would need to have it programmed to your VIN. Have the computer scanned to see if you have a good crank shaft signal first, before replacing the ECM. You may not need the ECM replaced; you may have a...
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Purchased new computer,does it need programed,if so who does that
Try to hook it up to your B2500 and see if it will start and run. If it does then your okay to go with out programming. If not then you would need to have a dealer program it after...
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Mileage is getting progressively worse
Hi there. This can be caused by a number of things. If it occurred right after the work was done then you may want to have it double checked. They may have used poor quality wires or the wrong spark...
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OBll CODE : P1899
Hi there. As the service manual reads, the resistance between pin 2 on the range switch and pin 6 black PCM connector must be checked for less than 5 ohms of resistance. Any more than 5 ohms of resistance and...
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Engine pouring oil into radiator
The only way this can logically happen is if an oil line from the engine is being connected to a failed "oil cooler" inside of the radiator. The engine oil is under far greater pressure than the coolant in the...
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Starter drive flywheel noise
Hey there. It's possible that the teeth on the flywheel (manual transmission) or flexplate (automatic transmission) are worn or banged up sufficiently that the starter drive on the starter won't engage properly. Moving the crankshaft as you mention may realign...
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Car is blowing smoke and lacks power - 1996 Mazda B2500
Hi there. This sounds like a failure of a turbo-charger seal on the exhaust pipe side of the turbocharger. This seal normally holds oil, under pressure, needed to lubricate the turbocharger bearing(s). If the seal fails, the oil leaks into...
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Grinding noise low speed
This noise, if it increases with road speed, is quite likely a worn front wheel bearing. It may be from one side or both sides. If you turn left while moving, and the noise increases (let's say on a freeway...
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Timing belt broken and car does not start - 1996 Mazda B2500
According to Gates, a leading manufacturer of timing belts, your 2.3 liter engine is a non-interference engine. This means that a timing belt failure as you describe should not cause the valves to strike the pistons causing serious damage. However,...
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What's makes the temperature hand goes up then down?
If you are referring to the engine coolant temperature gauge on the instrument panel, unless the gauge is misreporting the temperature, a likely cause of too low of an engine temperature is a cooling system thermostat that is stuck in...

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