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  1. Question: timing marks

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    Good images from talaniman. The rotation is...

    Good images from talaniman. The rotation is clockwise in these images.
    I would recommend you purchase a repair manual for this vehicle and follow the precautions. This is an "interference" motor...
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    That's some old data... I believe the rod is...

    That's some old data... I believe the rod is simply called a sector rod or link rod.
    The pic is of a similar column. Best of luck.
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    To truly avoid aggravation: hire someone else to...

    To truly avoid aggravation: hire someone else to do it. So much easier. Seriously, if this kind of word isn't your every-day thing, it can unravel quickly.
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    If the scan tool shows cranking RPM while trying...

    If the scan tool shows cranking RPM while trying to start, you can rule out the crank sensor and ECM. You have to have cranking before you have injector pulse.
  5. Question: 97 camry

    by CaptainRich
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    I'm not sure where you're going with this but my...

    I'm not sure where you're going with this but my daily driver is a 1998 Camry LE 2.4L A/T with approx 270,000 miles on the odometer and I believe my average is currently 27/28 mpg. I do mostly...
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    Definitely check to see if the battery is...

    Definitely check to see if the battery is sufficient. Parts stores can line you up with a range of your truck's specs and compare your current battery.
    Also, have the starting system voltage drop...
  7. You may get another season out of them but a...

    You may get another season out of them but a thorough inspection is in order. Take a close look at the sidewalls (both inside and outside walls) looking for potential dry rot or cracking that can...
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    teacherjenn4...

    teacherjenn4 is correct here: read the manual. I am no longer surprised to know how many people simply haven't given that little book any appreciation.
    Features and personalization choices may need...
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    That's probably impossible to calculate. Off...

    That's probably impossible to calculate. Off which tooth and in what direction? I mean, come on, man!
    Did you build one a tooth off and attempt to run it?
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    You guys go...

    You guys go...
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    That has a poorly designed wiring system. Check...

    That has a poorly designed wiring system. Check for recalls on Ignition switch routing.
    Otherwise, check both ends of both cable to be certain they are clean and tight. Voltage drop test the...
  12. When it's not starting normally, that light tells...

    When it's not starting normally, that light tells you it's time for a tow. Your auto insurance may cover this.
  13. Double check the light again in low light. Check...

    Double check the light again in low light. Check the side view as well. Sometimes a side marker lamp is out and causing that whole side to go out. Try gently tapping the lens while inspecting to see...
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    Actually, it sounds like bad parts and/or poor...

    Actually, it sounds like bad parts and/or poor fit either of components or connectors.
    If you're using original equipment replacements from the dealer, you should have a warranty, but if you're...
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    The caliper should not require replacement at...

    The caliper should not require replacement at this point. The dust boot in this case is just to keep things clean. If it's not leaking hydraulic fluid, just keep it as clean as possible and put it...
  16. Did all this just start after the water pump and...

    Did all this just start after the water pump and therm(ostat?)
    First, make sure everything else is working properly then, let it just cool off. Overnight if possible. The next morning, overfill the...
  17. Simple electrical system means it will be a...

    Simple electrical system means it will be a simple fault. Likely the Reverse Switch itself or a common ground. If you can't trace the power flow, I'd start with the switch.
  18. Is this truck subject to corrosion? Where is it...

    Is this truck subject to corrosion? Where is it driven?
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    Not without bringing the entire vehicle...

    Not without bringing the entire vehicle electrical system with it. Huge undertaking. Don't do it.
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    Each component can be tested to verify the actual...

    Each component can be tested to verify the actual failure. The hard part is now finding that one shop that can diagnose the fault and make only the needed repair.
    With the stumble clears after it...
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    Appointment is tomorrow...

    Appointment is tomorrow...
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    Natural remedies - doterra

    Sadly, I have a bad cold/flu/affliction and it's causing me to not sleep well. It seemed to start as a sniffle but hasn't gone away after nearly three weeks. A friend recommended I try doterra...
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    If everything else is in order, the best test I...

    If everything else is in order, the best test I know is exhaust gas analysis. If that is out of sorts, the results will guide you to the best repair.
  24. Ooookaaaay... It may be "humming" because it...

    Ooookaaaay... It may be "humming" because it doesn't know the words..
    A little more info may be needed here, please...
    First, why was the airflowmeter,n fuel distributor changed?
  25. Question: Oil lights

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    Even dirty oil can cause that light to come on. ...

    Even dirty oil can cause that light to come on.
    Does the engine have a lot of miles on it?
  26. Whoever you buy the lug nuts from can verify the...

    Whoever you buy the lug nuts from can verify the size needed but I think you have it correct.
  27. Time to replace the seat motors. Probably the...

    Time to replace the seat motors. Probably the best way is to get a used seat online. Shop around plus read reviews.
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    Tighten the gas cap: three clicks. Filling the...

    Tighten the gas cap: three clicks.
    Filling the gas tank: one click.
    Once the pump shuts of the first time, STOP PUMPING! Too much fuel forced in after that can severely damage critical and...
  29. Question: Car Tuneup

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    $569.61 for a tune-up? How does that break down...

    $569.61 for a tune-up? How does that break down on your receipt? Or is there more to this?
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    I would consider replacing the o-ring seal on the...

    I would consider replacing the o-ring seal on the fuel cap (cheap and easy) and also replacing the affected coil pack since they are prone to failing over time.
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    The only thing that can turn that light on is...

    The only thing that can turn that light on is either a faulty alternator or the LG/RD wire has a short to Ground.
    When you say the alternator was tested, do you know if that particular internal...
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    I could be coolant. What vehicle is this?

    I could be coolant.
    What vehicle is this?
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    I would say you're very close. I recommend...

    I would say you're very close. I recommend starting with 30-32 psi and watching for even wear. Have the alignment checked and reset if off too much.
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    That sounds like a loose connector. Search in...

    That sounds like a loose connector. Search in those areas you described and see if a connector or wiring has loosened over time.
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    There may be more to your car than we know. Get...

    There may be more to your car than we know. Get it to a trusted shop and have them verify the engine is OK and the starting system is all working properly.
    Let us know what they find.
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    Have the battery more fully tested and recharge...

    Have the battery more fully tested and recharge if possible.
    Just because there is enough left in the battery to light the lights doesn't mean there is enough to engage the starter.
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    Great news! I am so happy your found the place...

    Great news! I am so happy your found the place that would listen and take care of your concern.
  38. Question: Location ecm

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    Center of the console and at the base of the...

    Center of the console and at the base of the dash. Inches from your throttle foot.
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    So true! There are many things that could be...

    So true! There are many things that could be failing and causing the light. Get the symptoms be diagnosed. Take it in and have the fault diagnosed. Please don't just let someone spray parts.
  40. Yes, you can expect this combo to be a misfit....

    Yes, you can expect this combo to be a misfit. There are too many changes to emissions from year to year. Seek out a more reputable source.
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    The alarm control module may be failing or is...

    The alarm control module may be failing or is detecting a sensor that is not working as designed. You will need to find a shop locally that can determine what actual component is responsible and then...
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    At the very least, you'll need the appropriate...

    At the very least, you'll need the appropriate scan tool in order to access the programming feature(s).
  43. Check your Vehicle Identification Number with a...

    Check your Vehicle Identification Number with a local GM dealership.
    Some of these cars are subject to a safety recall for starting system wiring issues.
    Also, depending on what your particular...
  44. Question: Brake Job

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    ma0641 is correct. Unless you are currently...

    ma0641 is correct. Unless you are currently having a brake pulsation or vibration, there is likely no need to resurface the rotors at this point.
    When installing the replacement pads, make certain...
  45. It sounds like you may have a poor ground. Don't...

    It sounds like you may have a poor ground. Don't assume the hitch has a good connections. Make certain the White wire has a clean secure ground on both the vehicle and the trailer.
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    Make sure you look at what systems are protected...

    Make sure you look at what systems are protected by each fuse. Follow the guide inside the fuse box cover or the owner's manual (if you still have it) since some circuits need to be activated in...
  47. Question: Venture 2001

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    Also, check all the tire sizes. Some vehicles...

    Also, check all the tire sizes. Some vehicles have different tire sizes from front to back. Therefore, conventional rotation could cause mismatched wheel speed input to the ABS controller and could...
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    Batteries can often fail during warm weather but...

    Batteries can often fail during warm weather but don't show signs until it's colder. Test the battery but make certain that both ends of both cables are clean and tight.
    If you encounter any...
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    Side to side? What kind of tires? Have they got...

    Side to side?
    What kind of tires? Have they got the proper air pressure?
  50. Congrats! How's it running now?

    Congrats! How's it running now?
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