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    Under the intake manifold on the passenger side...

    Under the intake manifold on the passenger side very near the oil filter, access to it is somewhat difficult unless you can put the car up on a lift.
  2. Question: Gmc timming

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    You will have to look in a repair manual but 8...

    You will have to look in a repair manual but 8 degrees BTDC should be very close.
    Hvacservicetech gave the correct firing order.
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    2 different names talking about the same thing

    2 different names talking about the same thing
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    The thermo control amp could well be your...

    The thermo control amp could well be your problem, on the 2000 Altima it is located
    Inside the car down near the passenger side floor kick panel. Very easy to access.Just had mine replaced. Even if...
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    I would encourage you to also change the t-stat...

    I would encourage you to also change the t-stat IF you're "overcooling" that's as bad in a way as overheating as the car cannot run as efficiently if not at full operating temp. Sub systems can also...
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    Using 87 octane in most cars will give you all...

    Using 87 octane in most cars will give you all the performance you need.
    Certain cars however can require only 93 octane check to see if yours is one of them. It
    Will likely state this near filler...
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    As igottogonow pointed out a code reader will pay...

    As igottogonow pointed out a code reader will pay for itself in 1-3 repair costs.
    True the thermostat would not be your problem likely a leak in a line somewhere.
    Could also be your purge valve is...
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    The easiest thing you can do is check all the...

    The easiest thing you can do is check all the vacuum lines and hoses that run between the fuel tank and the vapor canister and to the motor for any cracking or leaks. If any are found replace them...
  9. I agree start with the easy inexpensive...

    I agree start with the easy inexpensive troubleshooting.
    A worn cap not letting the system build up pressure can lead to boil off and
    Your symptoms.
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    On early models it is located close to the brake...

    On early models it is located close to the brake booster on the drivers side, on later models to 2001 it is located under the drivers side rear fender/ quarter panel.
  11. Question: Gas spill

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    You will never be able to "clean" the smell out....

    You will never be able to "clean" the smell out. You must remove and junk any material
    That absorbed the gas. Most importantly DO NOT LIGHT UP A CIGARETTE!! Leave windows down and let it air out.
  12. Question: Speedometer issue

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    Yes, check for codes, it might show up as a...

    Yes, check for codes, it might show up as a pending speed sensor code.
    A side note: My 2000 Nissan Altima had was plagued with speedo/odometer problems
    That occurred nearly every day for 1 1/2...
  13. Question: Decal Removal

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    Yes, that is correct, this is what decal...

    Yes, that is correct, this is what decal manufacturers advise you to do. ;)
  14. 1. Follow the upper radiator hose to where it...

    1. Follow the upper radiator hose to where it meets the t-stat housing, once
    It is located...
    2. Drain coolant from radiator till it is below t-stat
    3. Loosen clamp and remove rad hose from...
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    Use your fingers to feel where the clip is then...

    Use your fingers to feel where the clip is then push it towards you at the same time
    Pulling the cable away from the cluster.
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    Assuming the car has been well maintained up to...

    Assuming the car has been well maintained up to this point and you plan to keep it in good shape because you want to have it for years and put many more miles on it.
    If I was given the car this is...
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    I backup these 2 posts as good advice.

    I backup these 2 posts as good advice.
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    Haynes repair manual #72015 that can be found at...

    Haynes repair manual #72015 that can be found at many auto parts stores for around
    $ 16 has the info your looking for on page 12-6. Be sure to remove both positive and
    Negative battery cables then...
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    Good insight Kitch 428 your knowledge is helpful...

    Good insight Kitch 428 your knowledge is helpful to all who will listen !
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    "widowcar disagrees: Not as dumb as I seem, I put...

    "widowcar disagrees: Not as dumb as I seem, I put the cap on, my questions was about residual to engine."



    Lame of you to disagree when I gave you reasons to not drive without a cap
    For...
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    Search this forum there are many posts relating...

    Search this forum there are many posts relating to your problem.
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    Under the intake manifold close to the oil filter.

    Under the intake manifold close to the oil filter.
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    No, you want to get a cap on it asap. Driving...

    No, you want to get a cap on it asap. Driving without a cap allows contaminates to enter
    Into the oil and also affects the air pressure of the pcv system. Caps are not that expensive at the auto...
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    See if you can remove the latch/handle from the...

    See if you can remove the latch/handle from the cable then try to pull the inner cable
    With a pair of pliers.
  25. Question: 99 yukon denali

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    Fuel pump is mounted in gas tank HAYNES repair...

    Fuel pump is mounted in gas tank
    HAYNES repair manual at parts store will tell you exactly where the fuel filter is located
    On your yukon {$ 15-17} or follow fuel line up from the tank to the fuel...
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    I think you might be seeing that there are 3...

    I think you might be seeing that there are 3 different ones available for your motor.
    There is only one installed on your Explorer.
    You can pick up a HAYNES repair manual at most big auto parts...
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    There is a number stamped on the egr valve, you...

    There is a number stamped on the egr valve, you should be able to match up the right
    One from that #. Also can take the bad valve to the dealer and visually match it up.
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    Replace lock cylinder

    Replace lock cylinder
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    Who can say for sure what it is and was it...

    Who can say for sure what it is and was it preventable with out standing in front of your
    Car. All you have to go on is what the mechanic told you, if what he said doesn't sound
    Right go to another...
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    I'm not familiar with your truck but on many...

    I'm not familiar with your truck but on many motors it is located very near the oil filter
    Mounting pad.
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    Really?

    Really?
  32. Question: No start no run

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    What??

    What??
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    If your not having any problems maybe the gauge...

    If your not having any problems maybe the gauge is actually giving you a false reading ?
    Take a multimeter and check the alternator output to see what it is saying the alt is putting
    Out. If the...
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    Distributor caps are not airtight sealed so it...

    Distributor caps are not airtight sealed so it can be somewhat common the symptoms you are having in the wet weather.
    You likely have the electronic HEI {high energy ignition} distributor. It may...
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    I also take into consideration operating...

    I also take into consideration operating conditions and temp extremes, as we both know
    How hot it gets in the Summer in Texas and Arizona.
    I'm thinking of going with Mobil as it seems it's easy to...
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    Does synthetic oil reflect it's time to change it...

    Does synthetic oil reflect it's time to change it by showing a darker color on the dipstick
    As conventional oils do ?
    Just changed the trans fluid so will have to consider synthetic ATF for the...
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    Thanks txgreasemonkey for your insight and info...

    Thanks txgreasemonkey for your insight and info provided.
    A couple more questions: Do I need to void the engine as much as possible of the
    Conventional oil before pouring in the synthetic ?
    Also...
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    Advantages of switching to synthetic oil

    I've got a 2000 Nissan Altima with 64,000 miles, regular oil changes with dinosaur oil
    Every 3000 or so miles since new so I'm quite sure the motor is fairly clean internally.
    I've read good points...
  39. Question: Auto rims

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    Take the rim to a tire shop they will put it on...

    Take the rim to a tire shop they will put it on their balance machine and determine if it's
    Bent. If it's even slightly bent it will cause alignment issues and uneven tire wear to occur. Junk it and...
  40. Throttle body cleaning likely unnecessary at your...

    Throttle body cleaning likely unnecessary at your low mileage. Agree with txgreasemonkey
    Add a bottle of fuel injection cleaner to a nearly empty tank then fill with gas to assure
    It's mixed well....
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    Any auto parts store, dial gauges are generally...

    Any auto parts store, dial gauges are generally more reliable over the long run.
    A quality brand will last for years.
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    Yeah probably has a 350 or 305 cid motor in...

    Yeah probably has a 350 or 305 cid motor in there, good point about the pick-up coil too.
    A good idea to inspect the whole distributor including plugs and wires if all checks out fine
    Then start to...
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    Unless never replaced or inferior parts are used,...

    Unless never replaced or inferior parts are used, the ICM and coils are quite reliable on these HEI distributors on 70's chevys, however failure to apply grease to the ICM can cause premature heat...
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    Never run without a t-stat, many sub systems...

    Never run without a t-stat, many sub systems depend on it. Change t-stat and flush system
    Check that your fans are working properly. Also check for a possible collapsing hose.
    Check gauge sender...
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    Could be as simple as water in the gas, add a...

    Could be as simple as water in the gas, add a bottle of HEET {isopropyl alcohol} into tank
    $2 from auto parts store or wal mart. If no improvement in a day or a few miles
    Check your fuel pressure...
  46. Question: Low oil pressure

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    I agree with the 2 posts ahead of me.

    I agree with the 2 posts ahead of me.
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    Scott, If the radiator cap has lost spring...

    Scott,
    If the radiator cap has lost spring tension that would cause system pressure to escape
    Into the overflow or steam out through the cap. If your coolant level remains full then it is
    Likely...
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    Replace the thermostat and radiator cap.

    Replace the thermostat and radiator cap.
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    I don't think a short drive to a repair shop...

    I don't think a short drive to a repair shop would make any difference just be sure they
    Do a thorough flush of the rad and the block with all drain points open in the block and
    Running clear if...
  50. Question: Vent Window

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    A junk/ parts yard is your best bet

    A junk/ parts yard is your best bet
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