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    You had a motor that you thought was seized after...

    You had a motor that you thought was seized after the tranny replace and it turned out to be an improperly installed torque converter. Did you lift the drive wheels and put the car in gear with the...
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    Done it and if you can see the obviously bad...

    Done it and if you can see the obviously bad soldier joint it works every time. Seldom works if you can't see the bad connection, way to often these things are still fixable and with the right tools...
  3. You don't need luck when you get a lifetime...

    You don't need luck when you get a lifetime warranty where you don't need to find the receipt because they keep you in the computer. Duralast is the Autozone store brand and if they didn't last...
  4. In the past 12 months I have changed oil, flushed...

    In the past 12 months I have changed oil, flushed the power steering and brake fluid, replaced all springs, mounts, struts, shocks, rear control links, paid for an alignment, bought a hoist and spent...
  5. The online links for this part are endless, this...

    The online links for this part are endless, this is the GM Echotech engine and almost everybody that sells Chevy parts has the GM alternator.
  6. I grew up in a family loaded with new car dealers...

    I grew up in a family loaded with new car dealers and I learned at a young age that if you can't write it off your tax's, the instant depreciation makes buying a new car a bad investment. Buy a used...
  7. If you want to trade for something new, do it....

    If you want to trade for something new, do it. Doesn't matter what you get, every car is a crap shoot and you roll the dice every time you turn the key. If you had asked this question a couple of...
  8. Thread: SID questions

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    Fixing a ribbon cable doesn't require computer...

    Fixing a ribbon cable doesn't require computer reprograming and more likely cause for loss of memory when you turn the car off is no memory voltage supplied. If you loose the clock when you turn the...
  9. Thread: I got nothing

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    You are going to need the book. Go to the first...

    You are going to need the book. Go to the first sticky in the Tech Talk section and download the WIS ( the how to book ) might want to also download the EPC (the parts book) comes in real handy, when...
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    A misaligned switch can cause a lot of problems,...

    A misaligned switch can cause a lot of problems, but is it causing yours. With a front wheel drive car, lift the front wheels off the ground, start the car and shift into any gear. If your torque...
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    What could it possibly be? Take your pick and...

    What could it possibly be? Take your pick and start checking.

    Start simple and check the shift selector at the range switch, make sure it moves the lever.
    Check the fuses.
    Check the connections....
  12. There were only 2 Saab wagons for sale within 200...

    There were only 2 Saab wagons for sale within 200 miles when I bought my Sportcombi and I had a choice between a 2004 9-5 with a salvage title and a 9-3 with clean title and a phone button on the...
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    Grenade is short for did the thing toss internal...

    Grenade is short for did the thing toss internal parts and grind them into tiny pieces of shrapnel.

    When an engine instantly won't turn over, or low end bangs with, or shortly after any tranny...
  14. Thread: EGR fault

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    The IAC, idle air isn't your problem, but it is a...

    The IAC, idle air isn't your problem, but it is a motor driven air valve found on throttle bodies and a sticky one causes surging at idle. I used idle air as an example of a part that causes problems...
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    Did the old tranny grenade? If it did was the...

    Did the old tranny grenade? If it did was the torque converter replaced with the tranny? Were the cooling lines flushed before the new tranny went in? Did this happened immediately upon installation...
  16. Thread: EGR fault

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    Vacuum or electric, sticky EGR valves happen on...

    Vacuum or electric, sticky EGR valves happen on all makes of cars and like the idle air motor, if cleaning doesn't get it working its time to replace. As you're not paying a mechanic by the hour to...
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    In my opinion Red Line is top of the line for...

    In my opinion Red Line is top of the line for maintaining a clean engine, way to good for some things and some things should never be cleaned. I would use it in my known maintenance 145K mile Saab,...
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    This is a GM Echotech engine and people have used...

    This is a GM Echotech engine and people have used almost everything to clean with varied results, Depending on mileage and engine condition, sometimes best to leave the engine alone, just pull the...
  19. Had a similar problem with my 9-3 when the right...

    Had a similar problem with my 9-3 when the right rear wheel sensor wire broke at the flex point, only difference is my wheel stopped locking, stopped clicking and didn't lock, but I have left hand...
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    This is an across the board all cars problem and...

    This is an across the board all cars problem and when you have power at the connector and no communication it is usually the engine controller. Pull the battery cable and check the plug connections...
  21. While you have a Tech 2 hooked in General...

    While you have a Tech 2 hooked in General Diagnostics is always a good idea. For your problem reset and test the BUS line, both I and O. Make sure that everything that can talk is talking.
  22. Thread: AC problems

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    About 20 years ago I spent several days pulling...

    About 20 years ago I spent several days pulling upholstery, panels and carpet included, looking at every inch of the wiring harness inside the car for a radio problem that was caused by a bad...
  23. Just because you replaced the amp doesn't mean...

    Just because you replaced the amp doesn't mean you replaced it with a good one. As you now have 2 amp 1's might as well ruin one to find out if you have 2 bad amps. Open up the box and grab hold of...
  24. Thread: AC problems

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    That is what I was wondering and a Tech 2 will...

    That is what I was wondering and a Tech 2 will give you the ability to test every part of the system, even fire the ac clutch and play with sensor temp values, but for resetting things like this a...
  25. Thread: AC problems

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    Sounds like you are really getting into this and...

    Sounds like you are really getting into this and going at it in an organized manner so I almost hate to ask, but as you still have codes and haven't mentioned it, did you reprogram the ac after...
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