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Will a 4.0l engine and AWD 6 speed automatic from the 2007/8 Pacifica fit in the 2005 Pacifica?
You cannot use the engine and transmission combination in your vehicle. Your vehicle is not AWD and the two computer systems are not the same. The two have different wire harnesses as well as different body designs. I recommend not...
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where is the thermostat housing?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Pontiac G6. To replace your thermostat, all you have to do is follow the upper radiator hose to the left side of the motor, above the A/C compressor, and you will see the...
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Wheel bearing
The front wheel bearings on this vehicle are contained within a unitized hub/wheel bearing assembly that also integrates ABS functionality. Consequently, if wheel bearings go bad, the whole hub assembly must be replaced. To have the replacement performed on a...
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Serpentine belt
It is not advisable to drive your vehicle without the serpentine belt attached. Your vehicle has two serpentine belts listed. If the main belt is broken, the alternator and water pump will not be turning. You will lose all power...
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Rough idling
It sounds like your throttle body is dirty. You may want to check it and make sure it is not sticking. Check for loose connections within the system also. Your car may also be idling rough due to your blown...
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Need a transmission
Hello. I will help you with this issue. The Chrysler OEM re-manufactured transmission for your car (assuming it is NOT 4WD) is Chrysler part number R5138422AE. My understanding is that transmission includes the torque converter (for many reasons, you cannot...
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my battery light stays on
You need to check to make sure the large power wire to the alternator is getting power. If it is not then you may have to check the wire from alternator to the battery fuse box for burned out wires...
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How to replace lower ball joints?
Hi there. To replace the lower ball joints on a 2003 Ford Taurus, perform the following steps: (1). Raise up the vehicle and put it on jack stands (2). Remove the tires that are associated with the ball joints...
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Heat
The most common reason for this after a repair is an air bubble in the system. Most of the time, if you completely warm the car, which means you have confirmed the thermostat is open by feeling the upper radiator...
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Engine
You should go with the same motor you had originally. If not you will run into fit problems and computer issues with the sensors after you try to start it. There will be less problems by going with same motor....
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Engine
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Cooling fans
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Can this engine be rebuilt?
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Camshaft Position Sensor
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge Challenger. From what you've described it sounds like you may have a different sensor than what the auto parts store has listed. If you go to the dealer you would be able...
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Are Monte Carlo 2004 - 2007 parts hard to find?
You should not have many problems finding replacement parts for this car. It will depend on the parts needed and supply and demand as with any car part. If you are more specific on the part you are looking for...
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Can I replace 02 sensor myself
Hello, thank you for writing in. You can absolutely change the oxygen sensor in your Jeep. It is a very simply procedure of unplugging the sensor and unscrewing it. You will need a special socket to grip the sensor and...
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What's the difference between welding catalytic converters in place and placing a sleeve with clamps on it?
Hi there. It is okay to replace a catalytic converter with using clamps and sleeves. However, you will need to make sure that there is no exhaust leaks. An exhaust leak before any oxygen sensor will cause the engine light...
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Does the 1.6 liter 2011 Kia Soul need a timing belt replaced at 90K miles? It only talks about the 2.0 liter model in the manual.
Check the front of the engine for the timing cover. If the cover is aluminum, then your engine has a timing chain and not a belt. The 1.6L Soul engines are equipped with a timing chain after 2010. However, if...
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Will all of the steering colomns in the link work for my 87 dodge diplomat? http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
The Car-Part.com database uses interchange data to display parts matches for individual makes, models and years. As you know, there is a proliferation of part variations that can often make it maddening to obtain exact and appropriate replacement parts. The...
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How do you know if the ignition needs to be replaced when you replace the plugs on dodge 5.7 hemi?
Hi there. To determine if the ignition coils need to be replaced, remove one park plug wire at a time and hook it up to a spark tester gauge and set the gauge to 10 thousands gap and increase it...

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