If you are referring to the Service Engine Soon/Check Engine Soon light it can only be safely shut off with a code scanner. All cars manufactured after 1996 have OBD-II computer systems and they all work pretty much the same. You can purchase a scanner for under $100.00 at auto parts stores or even …
What is the problem? BClear. You need to be more specific. As each vehicle is different. What year and model are you asking information for?
The CHMSL (center high mounted stop light) is activated by a circuit independent of the outboard stop/turn lamps. Outboard stop lamps become left or right turn signals when interupted by the turn signal switch/flasher circuit. The CHMSL must remain independent to escape the interuption of the turn f…
I have a 99 eclipse and I just took off the interior door panel to gain access to the exterior door handle. Anyway, after you remove the two screws holding the panel on,(the one under the handle you pull to open the door and the one down in the handle to pull the door shut) note to get to the second…
New Headline Here's a quicker and cheaper way- go to the car parts store and buy a $4.99 quick fuse tester/puller. (I just did that yesterday.) Then you can test all the fuses to figure out which one needs replaced.
You can order a chilton's manaul for your car you just have to tell them wh…
did you look under the hood, usually the is one there on a sticker.autozone will print 1 out for you....there also should be a sticker under the hood near the alt
This isn't too hard, but does take a while. Turn the car off & disconnect the battery. Set some blocks on the wheels. Turn the ignition on, and move the shift lever all the way to the right (low gear). Then, remove the screws from all the dash trim and (carefully!!!) pull it away - there might b…
You have to remove the player from the dash (disconnect neg. battery cable first). Disassemble it and manually push out the discs. My CD's were jammed and I had to do this. I also noticed that a gear which moves the CD holders had broken teeth. I'm still trying to find a replacement gear. HERE'S A…
I'm not sure if this is the right answer but to remove the screen over the speaker is relatively simple. Just pry around the edges with a screw driver until it pops off. If you are trying to remove the speaker or get to its connections, well that's another story.
basically just like a brake job on any other vehicle, remove the caliper, remove the pads, compress the cylinder and put the new ones in and slide the caliper back on, I've got a 1980 power wagon so its easy
make sure you remove all the things screwed into the panel like the arm rest/handle and the door handle/locks and pop off the window crank if the windows are manual. there are little plastic plug like things that 'screw' into the panel. they then pop into holes in the doorframe. just pull on the bot…
There is a clip that is removable with a small flat screwdriver. I found that it was easier to lay on the ground and put use a large screwdriver to pry out on the handle. This gives you room to get at the clip with the small screwdriver. Putting it back together is far easier since you install the c…
Usually you need to purchase a pronged interior tool at your local parts store.........it will look like a twoheaded screwdriver. The car door will have Plastic round caps that are flanged on the backside. These usually break but can be bought at a parts store as well. Sometimes they are reusable...…
It sounds like there are bad joints in your front axle. These will click and make noise when going around corners. Dan the tranny man
Also check the front differential mounting bracket as, if broken or the bolts are missing ( aluminum ( yuck) then there is play that makes noises as well..my…
while driving during the rash of rain that we had in eastern pa. iwas getting soaked,i though that my sunroof tubes were clogged up,so i openned my sunroof completely and took a peek at the tubes with a flashlight and used a small can of compressed air used for computers to make sure it was clear th…
The piece you describe could be the piece that goes on the backside of the panel you removed to install the keyless entry (in front of driver's knees) It is used to protect knees in an accident.
you have to take the dash out then it is up against the fire wall .you could get a haynes book it tell you step by step how to do it
To unhook a factory alarm system look for the alarm brain on the
dash and Cut the two red and blue wires. Reconnect the wires and
the alarm will be reset it self.
You don't the ignition switch on a 1974 Dodge Powerwagon because there is no such vehicle. They did not make a 1974 Dodge Powerwagon!
Wrong I personelly am looking at the title to a 1974 dodge power wagon ! i own one so get facts strait or dont respond to ??? Are you talkin about the ignition c…
Service Engine Soon Light The Service Engine Soon light and the Check Engine light are not the same! The Check Engine Lamp is an indication that a malfunction has occurred somewhere in your system's EVAP, MAP, MAF, PCM/ECU, TCM.... etc. Usually, these problems require that a service facility properl…
Just came back as I found out how to do this a couple of weeks ago. The glovebox comes out. The fanspeed regulator comes out which leaves a small square about 4cm x4cm with which to work through. The evaporator is about the size of a pineapple (from what I could see) and cleaning it involved using…
Here's the problem with flushing: Any loose sludge gets dropped down to the oil pan. The oil pump picks up this new found glop and plugs it, starving the motor for oil, the engine goes bad.So I wouldn't flush it, but if you do keep us posted. Synthethic oil is what I run in my cars. M…
No. Bearings and axles are non-adjustable. But the question is not clear as to what is meant by "off". There is really nothing other than mileage that wears bearings and axles. Front-wheel drive cars don't have servicable bearings. However, when a rear brake job is done on a car with drum brakes, ch…
If you buy a set of sparkplugs for your car, they may already be set to use but not all ways. So you should buy youeself a sparkplug gap gage and look in the book for your car and see what the gap should be.
get an oil change and see if you get the same resultany time you flush an engine the posibility of getting gunk on the oil pump screen is good. You may have to remove the oil pan and clean the pickup screen.ANSWERback in the day cars had gauges oil, water and son now we have lights the gauges read o…
Look at the socket itself. Wires could be burnt or even inside socket corroded or burnt.
The light bulb socket assembly cost around $40. It is best to change it. Pretty much self explanatory. You can wiggle the bulb and sometimes it woill work for awhile but it is a pain to keep messing w…
I had a 1982 Nissan Sentra That had a bad head gasket at about 130,000 miles. Yes you can do it, but you are just putting off the inevitable. That particular year model is widely known to begin with head gasket problems and it just gets worse. I would advise you to unload it as soon as you can becau…
Usally the AC Drain is stoped up & there is standing water & debre in the evaperator case U need 2 take something soft & stick up through the ac drain under the hood of the vehicle,nothing sharp or U could puncture the Evaperator core.compressed air usally works good.
Sounds like …
on the passengers side under the dash there will be a pen size hole looking towards the seat, push the button in there and hold turn the key ahead and watch the change oil soon light to flash a few times and then it will stop. release button and turn key back, your now done!
If you get it cheap, yeah. Consider that there may be engine damage from blown headgasket. If the head is warped, you'll need a new one (couple hundred $$$) Headgasket and head stud kit will be another couple hundred for higher-end aftermarket performance parts. If you're shopping it o…
I may be way off, but in my '85 240, the relay is beneath the dash on the passenger side. I don't know if it was moved after 85. Good luck.
Yes that's right, its under the dash , its easiest to take out the glove box to get at it.
You don't have to take the glove box …
Hey Carol==Press the trip/oil reset button on the dash for about 12 seconds. When the light flashes, it is reset. GoodluckJoe
turn on and off the igition switch three time's at third time leave no this should do it.
If you turn the ignition to the on position and tap the gas three …
on the intake manifold right before it enters the head, you'll see a hose coming from it goin back into the manifold, its about 1-2 inchs black, and shoudl jsut pop out of the hole. Shake it, if it rattles, its stille good, if not replace it, usually bout 3-5 bucks
I found the P…
It is integral with the front timing cover.
Does anyone have a diagram for this assembly. This is a very big project for the regular home mechanic to take on. -- Alfredo mail: email@example.com Has anyone attemped to do this project.
the oil pump is an external type that is integral to, a…
place super glue on the knob, and push it on. let it sit over night and it will be good as new in the morning THEY SHOULD JUST PUSH BACK ON
The waffle pattern is called "undulation" More noticable in Goodyear and Uniroyal tires. Tire people call it a building splice. Michelin has a different building process- so it is not that noticable on their tires.
The person that answered your question first is refering to a dimple on the sidewa…
There are several things that can cause it. One of the door switches may be misadjusted, the headlight switch adjusted so the interior lights come on or a malfuncton in the headlight switch. You just have to check it out.
those things check out fine. is there a module that could be the pr…
Hey Jennifer==It would help if you included the engine you have but
according to my information it parobablyis at the front of the
engine in the valve cover. GoodluckJoe The oil cap is on the valve
cover, might be tight and remember to give the threads a wipe
before re-installing after oil addition.…
the 88 may be one of the years that after market Taurus struts will fit in with a conversion package to replace the air bag suspension entirely. The alternative is dealer item only, and very very expensive.I agree that this system can be expensive BUT: Bagmasters, American Air suspension, Arnott Ind…
To replace the switch, you; 1.Remove the upper and lower (black)collunm covers 2. You'll need a t20 torx driver that is designed for removing the tamper-proof screws (3)holding the switch in place. 3.Remove the electrical harness from the switch. 4.Remove the roll-pin(or retaining screw in some mode…
Hey Melinda==Check to make sure there is a good ground between the engine and body with no paint or dirt. Also remove both battery cables and clean both ends. This should do it. GoodluckJoe
Maybe a loose wire or a bad connection to the headlight itself. There may also be a security function tha…
On some of these SUVs it is behind the glove box.
But it`s not a SUV
In a Focus 2006, AND in the fiesta/fusion from 2002 AND the C-Max, Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy, the ventilation air filter is mounted next to the trottle pedal.
All you need to do is to remove the trottle pedal (just …
I would leave it to the experts as there are a lot of things that can be screwed up in the dash cluster.
The problem is probably in the mixing door not operating properly. It could be in the control panel or the door itself. It just has to be checked out. GoodluckJoe ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ; Blend Door Actuator
check out the online repair manual for your car at autozone.com its free and it helped me find all the fasiners for the plactic bumper cover for my 1979 mustang when I was getting it ready for paint
Most American cars remove the back seat by simply pushing the seat toward the back of the ca…
Bent shift linkage or you are parking on a hill.
Heater core is Bad
Sounds like your heater core is the problem. you can bypass the heater core for the summer and be okay if you do not want to spend the money (or need the heater) till winter.
There is an inlet and outlet hose for the heater core in the engine…
ON EITHER SIDE OF TRUNK CONPARTMENT YOU WILL SEE A CIRCULAR SHAPED ACCESS TRIM,THROUGH THERE A PLASTIC SPEED NUT CAN BE SEEN,UNSCREW AND GENTLE PULL BACK THE LENSE (TOWARDS THE OUTSIDE ,THE TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY SHOULD FOLLOW,UNSCREW LIGHT SOCKET AND CHANGE BULB.
To elaborate on this, there i…
I just went through the ordeal of getting the metal tab off of the mirror for my 1994 Chevy S-10, so if yours is anything like mine, here's how to get that sucker off: Insert a small enoughstandard screwdriver into the rectangular slot in the bottom of the mounting bracket. Inserting it straight bac…
your air bags have a lick
; Spray WD-40 on all door lock jams including the rear gate door. Problem Solve... ___________________________________________________________________
Get some dry powder lubricant, like graphite, and go around and lubricate all switches - don't forget the rear gate. This happens occ…
turn 1/4 counter clockwise= fromright to left. use pliers, very difficult to grasp-no room. petcock will turn and pop out enough to let water flow.twist-n-pull seems to be all the rage in detroit. simple, but effective....read--CHEAP
There is no direct answer to this question. If you're sure that the relay is overheating, it,s a sign that it's defective. Or a short caused by a possible bad ground or any related electrical part causing a short. A true diagnostics on this related part requires more information. Check the wiring fo…
If you don't rotate your tires, your belts within the tires can separate and cause a vibrating feeling in your cabin in mid to high speed driving.
If it's a 2009 Toyota Corolla it might be an issue with the new powersteering. EPS There are essentially 3 aspects about the tires one should watch fo…
There isn't one. GM doesn't use this function like Ford and other makes do. I just got this info from a GM tech.
i do not know...
Haynes is good. Advanced and Auto Zone have them. I think Chiltons is better. Car-Quest has a good selection.
Not always in the same place apparantly, here are some suggestions
Trunkits usaully on a sticker in the trunk Glove boxOn a 1992 Sable
it's on a small white sticker on the left side on the opened glove
On year 2000 up mercury sables the keypad on the driver's door
unlocks the driver doo…
The combination flasher unit for the turn signals and hazard flashers is located to the left of the floor console behind the lower steering colum trim cover.
If they are power windows, disconnect and check the related switches with an ohmmeter or find someone that can. If they are manual windows, you might as well replace the doors cause I'd rather hit my toe with a big hammer than tear the guts out of another old manual window roller that refuses to wor…
Hey SusanDrinks and coffee can get spilled on the console and gear shift lever. It needs to be taken apart and cleaned and possibly the shifter repaired. GoodluckJoe
The shift interlock (device that makes it so you can't pull the shifter out of park unless you…
Hi, I am not sure if the drain hose in a 94 jetta is in the same position as in a 95 jetta.In a 95 is below the glove box, to the left of the passenger side, in my case I found its location because it was not draining correctly, and the passenger side floor had a lot of water below the floor mat, so…
above the front passenger wheelwell the valve sits on top of the accumulator,when you fill must do like brail. The port is located behind the front passenger side wheel well. There is an illustrated walkthrough on focushacks.com Konasabi
bad soilinoid on starter
Remobe all of the screws you can find then remove the door and window crank handles. Then there are retainers around the outside of the panel that require a special tool to remove them. The parts house should have one.
The following link is to remove the inside door panel on the driver-side…
Hey Sales==Simply remove the wheel and brake srum then the brake shoes. There are springs that have to go in the correct places so it might be helpful if you got a manual on you r car. GoodluckJoe
I went to my local AutoZone and ask that question they gave me a (free) key like thing that goes under your dash (they even showed me a picture of where to place the key)turn your ignition on and count the flashes on your service engine light, then call AutoZone and they will tell you what the flash…
Hey Seth==It can be the speed sensor or wiring. It needs ot be checked out. GoodluckJoe
You replace it, that's how. Happened to mine, works just fine now. Make sure you get it done at the dealer. They will put a special sticker in your door jam to show that you have additional mileage on th…
hi there you can reset the oil light by turning the key on and engine off, and fully press the gas pedal 3 times in 5 seconds then start the truck and the oil light should flash, if it dont work try it all over again or look in your owners manual under reset oil light.
instead of turning on…
to find lo pressure recharge valve: 1. Locate transmission oil fill tube handle on engine risht side 2. Valve is about 2 inches up and 3 inches towards firewall from this handle on the accumulator; under and behind a few wiring harness connections. Don't give up...It is there. It is well camouflaged…
Depends on the color of the smoke.
White smoke is a sign of a blown head gasket or cracked head.
Blue smoke means the engine is burning oil which is normally
because the engine is in need of an rebuild.
Black smoke means the air/fuel mixture is too rich.
you might just want to get a Haynes or Chiltons from your local auto parts store or amazon.com . it's a great investmentgo to autozone.com and look up your car their
I ave a 1992 Lincoln Town Car and it's located on the passenger side trunk hinge. It loks like someone wrote it on a pice of paper and taped it there.
If want to change the code because of not knowing it, there is a label inside of the trunk lid "usually" on the hinge arm of the trunk *passenger…
there are 2 , the front one and the catalyst one. Yes, there are two. Depending on which model you have depends on how many catalytic converters you have. On the California emissions model, the is an oxygen sensor directly above the first converter, which is immediately in front of the engine direct…
It may not have anything to do with the oil. Go to Auto Zone and have the codes read and repaire them. GoodluckJoe
I just found it on my daughters 1999 with a 2.2 liter engine. It is located on the driver's side, front side, of the radiator at the bottom. If you lay on the ground in front of the car, and push up the rubber body piece under the lower grill on the drivers side, you will see a round green piece wi…
Just remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the door panel. THen lift the door panel straight up. It has two hooks that snug the door to the bottom, be careful, as these plastic hooks can break if stressed. You must remove the wiring harnesses and the plastic pieces where the power windows and door co…
Hey Richard==It could be either. You have to find out yourself. Pull a plug wire and see if you have spark and spray starting fluid in the throtle body to see if you need fuel. Listen at the filler cap and see if you hear the fuel pump run for 2 seconds whenyou turn the ignition on. If you don't it …
Check fuel pump fuse. If you have changed the fuel filter on a 2000, you might have forgotten to put the rubber grommet between new fuel filter and fuel pump (look at your old fuel filter).
Check fuel pump fuse. If you have changed the fuel filter on a 2000, you might have forgotten to put …
TAke the trim pad off and see what is wrong with it.
On a 1981 MAZDA 626 (same engine)2.0 you remove the right/left cover on the steering column (three screws) and remove them. On the left side behind the key cylinder is the disc (round) ignition switch with several wires attached in a circular pattern around it. Wires and connectors (believe 4) go do…
If you have an automatic transmisssion, there are two lines that have to be removed. Relatively easy as there should be two clamps that have to be loosened and then the rubber line can be pulled off. Be sure to tie them up as tranny fluid with otherwise leak out.Allow the engine to cool, if necessar…
Remove the caliper and the caliper mounting bracket. Next look closely at the center of the rotor around the wheel studs, some cars have a small countersunk Allen bolt as a safety here, if your car has it remove it. After that you just need to bang them off. They get corroded and can be very difficu…
The wood panel can simply be pulled out. Try gripping the protruding edge line below the junk or empty space ie the space below the AC controllers. Grip the lower edge of the empty space and pull it firmly, it should come out. It just pops out. No screws or anything. It has 4 locations…
without looking you will need an impact driver to loosen bolts. often times Phillips head- may be others. it is a screwdriver (takes certain size bits) hit it with a hammer to increase torque load and twist great little tools and relatively cheap.I'll try this from memory: The doors are held on wit…
You just have to sqeeze the junction of the cable ( white connetion) and it will release
you would have to take half the engine apart to replace a head gasket,i suggest you have this professionaly done to insure it s done right.plus the valves or rockers would be reajusted before the refined head would go on.also i ve heard that you can just have the head redone because with a new tight…
pop that knuckleSure. Support the lower control arm with a floor jack, separate the steering knucklefrom the upper control arm with a "pickle fork", or other ball joint separating tool.Some auto parts stores will rent the tool to you.
There are clips on the assembly that you have to release, which pull up. The whole light assembly then can be pulled from the front. DO NOT touch the glass portion of the replacement bulb as the oils from your fingers will make the bulb overheat and blow on use. Remove the old bulb, put in the new b…
Go to this website. It shows how to take off the door panel. http://www.kwmuth.com/techsupport/pdfs/21000110.pdfFind a thin yet hard tool of some sort, I used a putty knife to remove both of my door panels. Wrap your tool in masking or duct tape so you don't scratch paint. Starting at the bottom, wo…
Exact same issue. Third light only light that works. If you apply pressure on hazard switch all 3 lights will work. Apparent short in Hazard switch. Bought replacement switch on auction site for $60(includes cruise,turn,wiper&hazard). Will update after install if issue not resolved.
Hey Jenifer== You need special tools and pullers. It is best to let someone do it that knows what they are doing. GoodluckJoe
you may have to change the whole compresser
that's easy...if there is an airbag on the steering wheel, remove it bull unbolting the 4 tiny bolts on the backside. get a steering wheel puller, insert it and keep tightenting the puller till the steering wheel comes off. there will be a little clip hold back a plate. compress the the plate, prefe…
On the SL2 (DOHC), there are two coolant temperature sensors located on the left-hand side of the cylinder head, near the upper coolant hose.Your SL1 (SOHC) might be different.On the SL2, the upper sensor with ONE WIRE controls the temperature gauge in the dash. The lower sensor with TWO wires provi…
On 1991, the fuel pump relay is located in an electrical block on the fenderwall, above the battery. On a 1992, it is in the same location. i found mine right by the casing for the a/c compressed gas, its a small square black box that clicks open and takes a 20 amp and a big fuse whichj u can swap w…
IF THE WINDOW IS THE DRIVERS YOU MAY HAVE THE WINDOW LOCK OUT SWITCH ON AND OTHER WINDOWS WORK AT DRIVERS SWITCH ONLY IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE IT COULD BE THE WINDOW SWITCH
sounds like a window gear is broken. it's a good deal of work. a mechanic can do it fairly easily
F check fuses and relays
You may have bad motors. They can be replaced. Replacements can be found at your local parts store and even places like Best Buy(any place that does car stereo installation has this part also) then simply take the door panel of and replace the motor.......
First loosen lug nuts while vehicle on ground (dont remove all the way). lift front of vehicle remove lugnuts remove caliper mounting bracket 2 bolts, require 15mm socket remove caliper bracket from rotor rotor is ready for removal
I have a '92 Camry, so it may or may not be exactly similar. To remove the window controls, you must remove the door panel since it is screwed onto it from the inside. I have a plastic fastener removal tool to help pry off the embrittled plastic fasteners and also some plastic screw head caps on th…
ignition on - engine off - floor the gas pedal 3 times. That's it!