Recent content by gullythumper

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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    Guys, I appologize for not responding sooner. Things have been real hectic around here. Anyhow, I took the car tomy mechanic and he put his good analyzer on it. Nothing showed bad. It said the car was running fines. He suggested that I may have gotten a bit of water in the fuel. So, at his...
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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    2003 impala. check engine light just came on. Local auto store put the 'puter on it and it said : Fault is P0171, something like bank 1 running lean. Their cheapy reader didn't elaborate as to what part is bad. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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    general question

    I tried about everything then was given a container of Rain-X automotive window wipes. They took about 99% of the haze away. Works for me!! Doing my happy dance now
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    general question

    I'll get some ammonia and try that. Any suggestion on the mix? 50-50? On the outside I have no problem. I found that "film " is oils from the roads. I scrub the outside very hard with Dawn, even two or three applications if necessary, then I only use the orange Rain-X windshield fluid...
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    general question

    Went through the owner's manual and couldn't find if this car has a cabin filter or not, but that doesn't tell me how to remove the "haze". Haven't tried ammonia ( don't have any on hand). Would a lightly wetted rag with gasoline do any good?
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    general question

    no heater core leak. The windshield had a usual buildup of "haze'. I've always been able to clean hazes before with window cleaner and paper towells, but when I tried it this time the smearing got worse, and nothing seems to help.
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    general question

    I asked this previously and got answers but no positive results:: How can I clean/remove the haze, from the inside of my windshield? So far I have tried every thing suggested and it just keeps smearing worse. Here's what I've used so far:: window cleaner and paper towells window cleaner and...
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    heavy condensation in headlight pod

    Actually I didn't have a puddle. It was condensation on the lenses, although there may have been some. Car is garage kept on a level floor by me, but I have no idea of how it was kept before I bought it. Guess my question is: if the factory didn't put any drains in it, how did the...
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    heavy condensation in headlight pod

    Just took the "bucket" out. There are no drain holes anywhere on the unit, and there's no way to remove just the lens to get to all the condensatiion. Drilling drains would mean three holes, one for each compartment. If that still seems like the thing to do, is there anyplace better than...
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    can't figure out how to turn cruise on in my 2003 Impala

    got it! Works fine and turns off with the key. You guys are the best!~!!!!
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    heavy condensation in headlight pod

    How can this be "dried up"?
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    can't figure out how to turn cruise on in my 2003 Impala

    I did realize this morning though, that I wired the switch directly to the battery. I need to find an underdash(or underhood) wire to tap into that only is hot when the key is on. Can anyone direct me to one that is easy to get to? Would the brown wire going to pin "F" of the cruise module work?
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    can't figure out how to turn cruise on in my 2003 Impala

    After watching the video three times and studying the schematic three times, I decided to make my own switch. I had a nice little round , button type, switch, which fit nicely into the lower dash panel. Hardest part about it was figuring out where to feed the wires in through the firewall...
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    can't figure out how to turn cruise on in my 2003 Impala

    according to the video you posted, it can be removed without taking the wheel off. Problem is, the video doesn't show everything, although I probably can figure out some of it. I will be ordering the unit by the weekend. Not too bad on EBay. Under $35, free shipping, and a 10yr warranty
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    can't figure out how to turn cruise on in my 2003 Impala

    we have a U-pull-it salvage yard near me. They show malibus in the 2002 thru 2007 year range. Should any of those interchange? Now for changing it:: I can figure out how to get the steering wheel shaft covers off. other than an plugs associated with the turn signal unit, what screws and any...