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  1. The power steering hoses run fairly close to the left side exhaust manifold. And the rubber seems to start suffering after 2 years or so and cracking... Replaced another one today. I was wondering if that exhaust wrap material coukd be wrapped around the rubber portion of the hoses to help protect it from the heat?
  2. Finally got smart. After it died, hooked up the spark tester inline coming from the Coil wire that goes to the distributor.... It died, fitted the tester, cranked it, No spark. Replaced coil on monday all is good so far!!!
  3. Alright, replaced the Distributor cap and rotor.... no change... idles for 25-30 minutes then without a miss or sputter dies. then fires right back up... in the spark tester the spark is a good bright blue.
  4. Alright, my mother's car has been acting up... She went to town day before yesterday, called and said it would start, then die... Then no start at all. got there,it wouldn't even hit with starting fluid into the air intake. A few minutes later, fired right up, ran great. she drove as we followed her, then it died again on a feeder road, luckily there were plenty of places of business to pull into, just so happened, it died right in front of a car dealership. any how, after it set a minute, fired back up.. Ran great. Drove it around yesterday. Ran flawless. My mom went to pickup groceries last night, called, said it died on her. Me and my brother grabbed a tow strap and took off... Got there, wouldn't hit a lick. Brought it home after it had cooked off, fired up. Ran great. This morning we're looking at it, we let it idle for a bit, it died. Hooked up my trusty spark tester to a plug wire....no spark... After it set for about 3 minutes, we tried to start it with the tester hooked up to the wire, and plug..It fired once then nothing....after it cooled again, fired right up.... I told my dad, next time it dies, check the spark coming from the coil to The distributor, as one plug wire from the coil to The distributor. So it died again, hooked the spark tester inline from the coil to distributor..Spark!!! Took the tester off and reinstalled the coil to distributor wire and it fired right up.... So sometimes when it dies, it fires right up, other times, it won't and has no spark.
  5. Im sure you've got it now but http://rockfordcv.com/Mitsubishi_torque.htm
  6. IMHO the only way to buy a car is to go see it physically, drive it, get to know it.
  7. the suburban is acting up, it would rev up high and shit real hard with a clunk, and sometimes just idle very high, my dad's replaced the Idle air control valve and coolant temp. sender. i think he's reading it might be the throttle position sensor... any ideas? Thanks
  8. Is this what you're looking for? https://www.carid.com/genuine/timing-chain-mpn-243212b620.html?singleid=1663168062&url=81146515
  9. When rebuilding engines i've always used Lucas assembly lube never had any problems, but it runs easy, and i want something that will stay on cam lobes better so when i coat a flat tappet cam, i want something more tacky that will stick the cam lobes, any reccomendations?
  10. I voted for Wix Because 1.Price, they are around 7.50 at my local O'rielly auto parts, good quality from Youtube testing videos, cut open. Cheap insurance
  11. the Project Farm channel on youtube, he has been doing a very good Head to Head showdown of different engine Oils, really informative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9DWGtXpYUc&list=PLjT3B9r2z3fXlvbP3tb9e056Q8O5krrCW
  12. Replaced the starter 2 months ago, hasn't done it since!
  13. Ford Motor Co said Thursday it will recall nearly 1.5 million cars in North America to address a faulty part that could lead to engine stalls. The second-largest U.S. automaker said it is calling back 2012 through 2018 model-year Ford Focus cars with 2.0-liter GDI and 2.0-liter GTDI engines for a malfunctioning canister purge valve. Ford said the valve may become stuck open, creating excessive vacuum in the fuel system could deform the car's plastic fuel tank. That, in turn, could cause a malfunction light, or a fuel gauge could give inaccurate readings. Which in turn could lead to a stall while driving and an inability to restart the vehicle, risking a crash. Ford said it is not aware of any crashes as a result of this condition but said owners should maintain at least a half tank of fuel until the recall is completed.
  14. Reuters The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Thursday it had opened a preliminary investigation into 54,400 Ford Motor Co pickup trucks after receiving five complaints that tailgates had unexpectedly opened while the vehicles were in motion. The agency said the investigation was looking into the issue in 2017 model year F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks. NHTSA will investigate to determine if the issue poses an unreasonable risk to safety and whether the agency should seek a recall. In October 2017, Ford issued a technical service bulletin addressing the issue, and found water intrusion in the wire harness as the root cause of tailgate problems, NHTSA said. A Ford spokeswoman said the company was cooperating with NHTSA in the investigation.
  15. What does the other side of it look like? Any marking or numbers?
  16. Try Rock Auto. My brother uses them a lot for his truck and their car. This should be the right link https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,2006,f-150
  17. 2018-2019 Buick LaCrosse sedan built from March 27, 2018, through June 22, 2018. 2018-2019 Buick Regal sedan built from May 16, 2018, through June 25, 2018. 2018-2019 Cadillac XTS SUV built from April 18, 2018, through June 21, 2018. 2018-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV built from March 27, 2018, through July 17, 2018. 2018-2019 Chevrolet Cruze sedan and 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox SUV built from March 19, 2018, through June 19, 2018. 2018-2019 Chevrolet Impala sedan built from April 18, 2018, through June 21, 2018. 2018 Chevrolet Malibu sedan built from March 27, 2018, through June 19, 2018. 2018-2019 Chevrolet Volt EV built from March 27, 2018, through June 20, 2018. 2018-2019 GMC Terrain SUV built from March 19, 2018, through June 15, 2018. General Motors is recalling more than 210,000 SUVs and pickup trucks because a faulty brake component could reduce the effectiveness of the rear brakes and increase the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The GM brake recall affects certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox SUVs, Impala and Cruze sedans, and Bolt and Volt electric vehicles; GMC Terrain SUVs; Buick Lacrosse and Regal cars; Cadillac XTS SUVs; and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu sedans. NHTSA said that a faulty brake-system component may cause bubbles to form in the brake fluid, which could reduce rear braking performance. GM was informed about the problem by the part supplier ZF, according to a NHTSA filing. It is a problem that has affected Audi and Volkswagen, Dodge and Jeep, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, a GM spokesman said. https://www.yahoo.com/news/gm-brake-recall-includes-210-000-cars-suvs-185141413.html
  18. A vehicle fire could result if materials ignite inside the vehicle. NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V568000 Manufacturer Ford Motor Company Components STRUCTURE, SEAT BELTS Potential Number of Units Affected 1,619,112 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash or other circumstances, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area. Remedy Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the B-pillar insulation material and wiring harness tape, and install heat resistant tape, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 24, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S27. Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. 4 Affected Products
  19. (From autoguide.com) Many vehicle owners consider adding an advanced car alarm to their vehicle only after a break-in or theft incident—which represents a tremendous opportunity to preemptively protect your vehicle and its contents from theft or damage. Read more
  20. Dang, that thing looks cool and fun! Just wish i had dealer close by and i'd picking up on in a heartbeat! and Welcome to Auto Parts forum!
  21. Interesting little tool , but as someone pointed out in the comments, he was on a different nut when he used the tool than when he was using the impact.
  22. Well, it's doing it again. And it doesn't start only when the steering wheel DOESN'T lock. And I wiggle the wires and it'll fire right up. I'm wondering if the wires themselves are falling apart inside the coating ??
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