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    Towing 4x4 With dolly

    My Suburban is an 85 350/700r4 4x4 1/2 ton with auto locking hubs. I am not sure but I think it has a NP 208 transfer case. Anyway, I have had the case apart and have visually seen how the gearset works. The pattern goes like this: 2H - 4H - N - 4L. When you go into 4H, a fork locks in the...
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    Towing 4x4 With dolly

    I don't see where you mentioned what year this is, so I have no idea what transfer case is in this truck. But I do know that on my older Suburban when I put the transfer case in "N", it actually locks the front and rear driveshafts together while disconnecting the trans. That is fine for flat...
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    Crazy Thought

    I think that you will find this won't work, or at least not very easily. There were at least three varieties of this 2.5 motor. If you notice, on the truck the water pump is in the front and on the car it is on the side. But, there is normally a hole in the block for the pump on the side of...
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    Harmonic Balancer Alignment

    They make a tool to push it back on with. It threads into the crank and has a nut with a ball bearing that pushes on the balancer. I can not recommend that you hammer it on or even use the balancer bolt. The reason I would not use the balancer bolt is that it would be hard on the treads in...
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    1998 caddy deville fwd,northstar v-8,200.000 kms on tap

    Look under the dash for an orange cable with two white wires in it coming from the steering column. If you are lucky it has a small black connector on the end of it. Or it may be wired into a larger connector for the ignition switch. Anyway, you want to unplug the connector and backprobe the...
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    have you ever rebuilt a ford 4.6?

    I have a possibility here. I had the same thing happen on a 350 Chevy. The rings were wrong. The end gap was perfect, and the piston would go in without the rings installed. Upon closer inspection, the rings were too tall, as in they stuck out of the piston too far. They wouldn't compress...
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    88 or 89 chevy 2500 ext. cab 4wd ?

    If the actuator is bad, the ideal solution would be to get the updated actuator kit that includes the new harness. You will have to attach a new wire to the switch on the transfer case. But since you asked, there is a kit to convert the front axle to manual engagement. <a...
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    2002 Intrepid p0344

    I have a 2002 Intrepid with the 2.7 engine. It has 65000 miles. Back when it had 25000 or so miles on it, when I hit a bump the check engine light came on and it wouldn't run right. It was under warranty so I took it back and they replaced the cam sensor. Intermittently since the warranty...
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    94 Olds Cutlass Supreme

    Are you saying that the headlights, radio, horn, and gauges all work, but the engine doesn't crank when the key is turned? Does this car have the resistor chip in the key? If so, I'd bet the problem is the ignition lock cylinder. More specifically, two tiny wires that are connected to the...
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    GM OBD 1 code 23

    Don't know if this is the case here, but I hate aftermarket ECMs. The last one I had got replaced 3 times under warranty and none of them were any good. I finally went to the dealer to get one and they wouldn't accept the aftermarket unit as a core. But, the OEM computer fixed the problem.
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    p0700 97 dodge caravan

    I'm sorry. I misspoke. You are absolutly right about the warranty. Is is 3 YEAR/100,000 MILES. I don't know where I got that unlimited mileage thing. Anyway, they do have a quality unit. I did not mean to misslead you. Good luck and have a great day.
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    98 Century Cooling Problem

    I have to tell you, I have worked on many 3.1 v6 motors with intakes leaking, but never one with a blown head gasket. Well, there was one, but it had been ran so hot that a head bolt broke off and then the gasket blew. Anyway, the intake can and will leak coolant into the oil. Been there and...
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    p0700 97 dodge caravan

    To comment on the Jasper rebuilt unit, I have installed both Jasper engines and transmissions. Never once had a problem. They are a great unit. I know in certain cases, they make improvements so that their units are better than new. They also have a great warranty. I just checked their...
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    Grand AM body parts

    If I recall, those cars are the same body style, possibly with different trim. I don't know if the parts will work or not, but you might be able to use those parts as an assembly. In other words, you may have to swap the whole front clip if the body lines are different.
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    trans swap

    My experience is that the interchange manual doesn't help much in a case like this. I had a slvage yard tell me I couldn't replace a points distributor in an Oldsmobile with an HEI form an Oldsmobile. Same engine, just a couple of years differnce in the model. Of course I took it anyway and...