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    13 Sonic head bolts torque specs?

    If this is a first time DIY job, this article might help http://www.felpro.com/technical/tecblogs/proper-installation-use-t-t-y-bolts.html Mistake I made was on removing a head. Thought it was Allen Heads (internal hex) when it was actually Torx (internal star). Luckily I was able to get all the...
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    P0171 Code Toyota Corolla 2006

    Just an update. Code has NOT returned, and inspection of the duct between Air Filter and Throttle Body (corrugated like a vacuum cleaner hose) appears intact. Its clamps are also tight.
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    '97 F150 electric mirrors issue

    I like Red Green's Boat Trailer. Actually crossed my mind to get something like an Olds Toronado, cut it, and graft a boat trailer frame to the back end. Big FWD ending in an aluminum trailer frame with tandem wheels...
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    '97 F150 electric mirrors issue

    Regarding Automotive, I'm thankful for the Wiring Diagram, and I'm glad at least some of the parts aren't fearfully and wonderfully made. The wife sits a little lower in a vehicle than I do, so power mirrors would be a blessing. I need to get back on that. I was willing to go Not Heated, till...
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    '97 F150 electric mirrors issue

    All the more wonderfully made. It becomes fearful when all that starts go go wrong!
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    '97 F150 electric mirrors issue

    I noticed you mentioned a diagram that wasn't attached. We won't interrupt you during a Knuckle Mending Victory Celebration. Thanks for letting us know what You and the Other Guy look like. We all need to tune our hearing to clearly tell between "Shut Up" and "Stand Up." I'd like to add Heated...
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    P0171 Code Toyota Corolla 2006

    Here's a non-update... When I pulled codes I did a re-set, and it hasn't been back. I'll check the ducting for connection and damage, but things have come up that have kept me from doing it as promptly as I planned. I'll still do it. Happy Friday!
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    P0171 Code Toyota Corolla 2006

    Will do. Might not be till later tomorrow, then I'll send an update. THANKS!!!
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    P0171 Code Toyota Corolla 2006

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Corolla CE 5-spd Manual YEAR: 2006 MILES: 104000 ENGINE: 1.8 1ZZ DESCRIBE ISSUE.... CEL came on today and Code is P0171. Bank 1 Too Lean. Code showed in both Logged and Pending. SFT1 fluctuates between +4 and -4 in Neutral. My...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    Believe me, I wanted to flip that Buick OVER at several points in the project. And yes, there are a number of ways to interpret that, all probably correct. Remembering another project, a little Toyota Tercel with stuck rings... I pulled Head and had it reconditioned, dropped Pan to pop the...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    I'd sure do anything now that would require pulling the engine again later! Rear Seal(s?) for sure. I don't know where the Oil Pump is, but if it's buried deep, probably. Water pump, sure. I'm not sure they store well. Why ONE head? I'd always heard if you need one, do both. Others'll have a...
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    79 El Camino brake issue pedal goes way down

    Easier than what I did. Had a few flare unions with a flare plug in one end to make a cap for the line.
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    79 El Camino brake issue pedal goes way down

    Tricks like this are priceless. THANKS!!! This'd work on a blown rubber hose too, if it wasn't failed right at the source. Repaired a bus with no brakes on the left front. Had two single wheel cylinders, each fed by its own hose. They went through a standoff bracket that looked good, but rust...
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    Maybe the weather was too cold

    Does the engine "stall" like you popped the clutch on a car with manual transmission? Or "shut off" like you turned the key off? I ask because we had a car years ago where the Locking Torque Converter stopped UN-Locking. Come to a stop and it'd stall. Re-start and maybe it'd be un-locked and...
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    79 El Camino brake issue pedal goes way down

    I don't have a manual or diagram. That said the gOOgle Images indicate that the Front Chamber (away from the Firewall) is the REAR brakes. Back in "The Day" the Master Cylinders were a casting, and one Chamber (the Rear one, nearest to Firewall) was much larger. It supplied the Front Calipers...