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  • djpbnl1djpbnl1 Posts: 3
    Now I know why there are mechanics.
    Daughter's 2000 LS timing belt slipped, did the replacement myself using the manual from the forum.
    It was a bust, checked compression got nothing in cylinder 2,4 & 6
    Pulled the intake plenum, no compression in 1, 3, 5.
    Checked the timing marks, everything looked good.
    Came to the conclusion > bent valves.
    So pulled the valve cover, on 2, 4, 6
    And what did I find,
    A single cam (which I knew) four valve per cylinder engine! (which I did not know)

    Now I cranked the engine and all 12 of those values are working (only viewed one side)

    So back to the manual, found no reference to a 24 valve, single overhead cam engine!
    Any suggestion or ideas?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,134
    There are some stalling posts in the archives that may help:

    kavasagi, "KIA SEPHIA AND STALLING" #1, 12 Sep 2000 2:27 pm

    Also go to the Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion and ask for advice in there. Good luck!

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,134
    Is that a Lincoln or Montero/Galant or ?.

    Try the Search Forums on the left sidebar to get a list of the make/model boards. Hopefully there's a maintenance and repair discussion for your daughter's ride.

    If it's a Lincoln LS, try Lincoln LS: Problems & Solutions.

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  • Let's hear some opinions on this Car and Driver article comparing MDX to some popular competitors..http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/12669/eight-tickets-to-para- dise-we-compare-eight-50000-luxury-suvs.html
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Check the Automotive News & Views group for a suitable topic.

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  • my power steering is bone dry...apparently I have a leak; but why have I read that I will need to put automatic transmission fluid and NOT power steering fluid??? I am taking it in to the Volvo Doctor in Fort Worth tomorrow, but I am boggled at this discovery. And why aren't car manuals specific...it does not indicate WHAT I should be putting in there. :confuse:
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,859
    Try the general Volvo S70 discussion. You might also want to pose this question to the folks who hang out in the Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion.

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  • I love my 2003 TDI,I drive 55000/yr. But the low beams just quit one AM, both of them. The high beams still work, but not real bright. Any ideas ?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,134
    There's a VW Jetta - Headlights and Bulbs discussion so try posting in there. Or try the VW Jetta Electrical System Questions discussion if you think it's more of an electrical problem.

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  • djpbnl1djpbnl1 Posts: 3
    After I posted I realized I didn't specify the make of car, it's a Mitsubishi Diamante
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,859
    Head to the Mitsubishi Diamante Group. There's actually a timing belt discussion there, although it's not particularly large. But the maintenance and repair discussion you'll find in that group would be a good place to post.

    There's also the Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion as well.

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  • ga_boy1ga_boy1 Posts: 3
    hi,i have a chevy blazer 4.3L..and the other day i was coming home and it lost all power and shut off on me,not your average spit and spudder stall out...just up and shut off,so i coasted to side of road..im wondering what would make it do this?my brother showed me it wasnt getting fire.we bought a coil and still no fire..any suggestions,help ..clues..thanks
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,859
    Try posting your question in the Chevy Blazer Starting and stalling problems discussion.
    The Blazer owners who post there should be able to help you sort this out.

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  • I have 2007 Maxima SL and like to know how to protect door key from lowering windows by thiefs. I was told (see message #3362 ) you need flat screw driver and 3 minutes to open door and steal everything available including xenon lights? Is it possible to do something?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Check the topics in Nissan Maxima. You may use the "add a discussion" link if none of the topics match your interest.

    Nissan Maxima: Stolen Headlights!! may be of particular interest.

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  • cyndykcyndyk Posts: 1
    We have a 1999 GMC Yukon Denali & love it, but it has mechanical problems every few months or so, as older vehicles sometimes do. It has sadly broke down showing DTC P0452 (Evap Pressure Sensor Code). We have replaced fuel pump, fuel filter & battery, checked the fuel cap & the gas tank along with other tune up items. We can't get a GMC service tech to even comment on DTC in Dallas area at any Dealership! Can someone that has possibly been thru this let us know their outcome & or an expert repair person point us in the right direction? Any advice, besides take it to the dealership, is greatly appreciated! Thanks for listening to our car cries for HELP!
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,859
    A good place to post this would be in the GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali Problems discussion.

    I also did a little digging and found a more specific description of that code

    Evaporative Emission Control System Pressure Sensor Low Input

    Sounds like whatever it is that sends a pressure to that sensor isn't creating the pressure it's supposed to. (NOTE: I'm not a mechanic and did NOT sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night ;) )

    Hope this helps you track it down!

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  • jack84jack84 Posts: 1
    A friend who is familar with Isuzu's replace all the belts on my daughters 95 Rodeo. The speedometer hasn't worked since. I bought the repair manual for for 91 to 97 Rodeo's but not too much info there. Removed the speed sensor from the transmission, put it in a vise and metered it while running it with an electric drill. No readings but I don't know if that is a good test. Don't know where the other end of the harness is that comes off the sensor. Think I located the right fuse and it is okay. Wondering if there is a plug in the harness near the belts.
    Another problem is a squeal from a belt when first starting the engine but on a second try the noise is gone. Sprayed belt dressing on all the belts a couple of times but always comes back after a few starts. Can't determine which belt.
    That's my problems folks and would sure appreciate any help. Thank you all. Jack
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Isuzu Rodeo Maintenance and Repair would be a good place to start.

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  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    I am looking for a good general forum that would include discussion of the '07 GMC Sierra. There are lots of Sierra/ Silverado discussions but they all seem very focussed, I just want impressions and maybe comparisons.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I'll take a stab at this, but I'm not very familiar with pickups in general. Another host may have a better idea, but you can start in the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra group and look for discussions with "owners" in the title. There are several. Or you can start a new discussion specifically aimed at the Sierra which interests you.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    As Pat suggested, going to the Silverado/Sierra group is your best bet. These two stand out for your needs:

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra: First Impressions

    Article Comments - 2007 GMC Sierra Denali Full Test

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  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    Great, thank you both.
  • akossowakossow Posts: 1
    I have a 1996 Olds Ciera that has a bad evaporator. It is mounted on the firewall in the engine compartment. I have removed screws from the engine compartment and under the dash but it still seems to be attached. Any ideas?
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    Best place to check in would be the Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion.

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  • Need some advise on what is happening here, water is in the resevoir, car overheated this morning, is it common for the theomstat to be replaced,
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Try posting in the Grand Am Maintenance and Repair discussion.
  • WHAT'S BETTER? A PLYMOUTH BREEZE OR SATURN SL2, BOTH 2000, BOTH 70K MILES........ADVICE NEEDED!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I'm not finding any discussions about either of those vehicles. I suggest going to the Sedans group and either using the "Add a Discussion" link or asking the hosts there for assistance.

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  • I have a 2006 Toyota Rav4. The dealer has repainted an area about 1cm in diameter 2 times since I have owned the car because of rusting. First time at ~9 month and again at ~16 months. I am currently trying to lemon the car since this is one a number of problem I have had with the car. I have been unable to determine what type of impact to the valve to the car the rust and repainting would have and would like to have it as part of my case.

    Thanks for any help.
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