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imidazol97 ·

Oldfarmer, I know you're interested in the Mustang ' I saw this in a GM discussion and because it lists 4 links to reviews that appear to be newly released now that Ford's embargo on 2015 information is off for the Mustang and because it's in another forum that competes with Edmunds in parts, I didn't think I should copy and quote.


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  • Re: 2007 GMC Envoy Head Lamps

    Since the right beam works the relay must be working because it powers both low beams.

    Then the fuses: there's a fuse for the right low beam, #3, and one for the left low beam, #6.
    Did you check both low beam fuses?

    If #6 is not getting power but #3 fuse is getting power, your problem has to be the line
    between the relay #46 connection #4 and the power side of fuse #6.

    Here's your circuit diagram under headlights courtesy of Autozone's website.

  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Thanks for that, Imid. At 37 years old and following my fourth knee surgery, I was informed I immediately needed a partial replacement eventually followed by a full replacement....but I was too young. They hoped for another 5 years, which is up in 2 more years. It's always on my mind and every day is a painful experience living with my knee in its current condition. I've been looking for as much information I can get before my 5 years is up, and personal accounts are very important to me.
    Shop for your doctor, just like you'd shop for a car. Her doctor comes recommended by other doctors. He's part of a large hospital group that specializes in sports medicine (one office is adjacent to Wright State University. He's young and very patient empathetic. He does everything by the scientific data. E.g., he uses Xarelto for 12 not 10 days after surgery. His prime physical therapist showed us the changes in the 4 exercises in a book to be done post surgery from what they were two years ago. They've learned by studying their results. One is the stretch routine. Instead of 10 repetitions to pull to as far as the knee will bend and hold, he is doing 5 partial pulls holding for 30 seconds to stretch the swollen tissues, then one hard pull at the end to determine the total flex available. Statistics show better results that way, probably less trauma to the muscle fibres while the one last hard stretch stops the scar tissue and keeps the muscle thinking it's working rather than shutting down.

  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    > One does not need to read this article to learn what one already knows - buying new cars is not a good investment!

    I'm not sure buying a two-year old car as the article seems to suggest is necessarily great. The car salespeople, bless their hearts, seem to price them high because some people go after that group of used vehicles.

    It's probably a car-by-car decision as to whether the two-year old can be purchased at a better relative price than a new one of similar model.

  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    I'd really like to know if the information is true! It was a gentle dig because i really don't sounds will void your warranty from 10 manufacturers if you use E15 gasoline. They said this gas is available in many states. It will ruin your gaskets and other engine parts if used. This was on TV as a news story. If anyone has good knowledge I would appreciate hearing back

    E15 Gas voids warranty on many cars!

    What a horrible piece of "journalism." "This fuel is approved and pushed by our government."

    If one looks at the graphics indicated in the story, it states that E15 is sold by 10 stations in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. In reality it's available in other states but they didn't bother to do their research. Further, E15 has to be marked as such and can't be sold as normal gasoline.

    So if someone takes 5 seconds to read the label inside their gas filler door, they will realize what they need to use in terms of fuel.

    As for voiding warranties, it is the same as using the incorrect octane or oil in one's car. If you don't operate or maintain a vehicle correctly, the warranty may be voided.

    IMHO, it's nothing but a scare piece.

    Fair and Balanced! B) B) B)

    I don't find a contemporaneous Fox News story on E15. I found one from last year. Sounds pretty factual to me. We're talking about big money here for several large companies in the US that donate to congress that supply the alcohol from corn for auto fuel at the expense of inflation in the food market due to diversion of corn from being used as a livestock food. But the gov't data says there's no inflation. My inflation gauge says about 10%/annun at the grocery. The increase in use of corn says that the gov't isn't ignoring the lobbyists as promised in 2008 election.

    Maybe the Lean Forward network can give you their version and explain about warranties that might be negated by E15 use.

  • Re: I have a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 4X4 with a starting issue. Can anyone help?

    First thought would be to try turning the key to ON withOUT Cranking for two seconds to run the pump. Then OFF, and then back to ON for 2 seconds to run the pump. Repeat one more time. THEN turn to crank and see if it starts more quickly. That would indicate the system losing pressure since you are priming the system by running the pump before cranking.

    Second would be that a temperature sensor for the coolant has failed and is giving the wrong temperature to the computer. This means the injectors are not putting enough gasoline in for a cold start.

    Third is that it might be the MAF--mass air flow sensor. I am not an expert but with some of those disconnecting the snap on connector before cranking and then seeing if it makes a difference in how the car starts _might_ indicate something.

    If it were the throttle position sensor, you might notice some odd reactions other times from the computer getting the wrong indication about the position of the accelerator pedal. You didn't mention anything like that.