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    Leaks antifreeze

    If it is really not leaking from the pressurized part of the cooling system , then maybe it leaks from the unpresureized overflow hose or collection bottle. Those plastic bottles (if you have one ?)do tend to crack and leak.
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    Mazda bt50 4x4 manual 2008 diesel 220000ks cant get a gear

    If it was a bad- stuck pilot bearing it seems there would be noise due to the input shaft turning and clashing with gears when it should be stationary??? He said there is no noise with this problem.
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    Will start but have to open throttle to keep running 1990 3.8 buick

    I chased a code 41 on my 89 Buick Park ave., 3.8 for weeks in 2013. It ended up being a broken interupter magnet that actuates the CAM sensor. Remove the cam sensor and hand turn the engine over until you find the little aprx. 1/2" diameter magnet on the harmonic balancer . It is shaped like...
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    Is Asian Pink Coolant/Antifreeze

    Life is getting too complicated. My first transportation was a horse. It just used tap water. $.02
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    A/C compressor leaking oil from center of compressor body ?

    brcidd: I do not see a sling. Why do you say I am lucky? BTW, I only drive about 500 miles a year in this vehicle. With 6 dime sized drops on the floor and minor oil on the crossmember that did not drip to the floor, my best guess is I have lost way less that 1 oz of the specified 8...
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    A/C compressor leaking oil from center of compressor body ?

    Billr: Thanks for the offer of the gauges . If and when, I can borrow them from O'Rielly Auto Parts which is only a few blocks from me.
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    A/C compressor leaking oil from center of compressor body ?

    brcidd: Thank you so very much for that information. Do new aftermarket compressors have better or no seals?? Could a cold weld (JB weld) be placed around that area?? I did release a tiny amount of refrigerant and discovered (with my uv light), just as you said, there is no dye in this...
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    A/C compressor leaking oil from center of compressor body ?

    grcauto: I will. I sure hope you are right. Even as cold as it is outside, I turned on the A/C today and the clutch works fine and A/C is very cold. So if it is leaking, it has not leaked a lot. BTW, It has not leaked oil on the floor since sitting in the garage for 2 days. But I can't...
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    A/C compressor leaking oil from center of compressor body ?

    Mobile Dan, Thanks for the ideas. Owned car since new. I wash engine every year, so it is easier to see leaks. No dye in A/C., nothing ever done to A/C. Oil is light amber colored new looking, not the red Dex cool coolant. It is also lighter and clearer than the engine oil. A/C gauges might...
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    A/C compressor leaking oil from center of compressor body ?

    I have had several drops of amber colored oil on my floor that appear to be coming from the center of the A/C compressor body . The clutch pulley shaft seal and hoses and connections are dry. The oil seems to be coming from the center of the body directly above the word "caution". Is there a...
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    FIXED! P0455 - 2017 Honda Pilot, 60k miles

    Great news. Sure takes lots of patience and diagnosis on this newer stuff. This helped me learn about these cap less fillers. Thanks for letting us know the fix.
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    Happy holidays

    I visit this site once or twice a day even though I do not participate as much as I did years ago. But I do wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for being here.
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    FIXED! P0455 - 2017 Honda Pilot, 60k miles

    I have been watching this and doing some studying myself and I'll bet you got it. If so, nice work.
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    spark tester recommendations needed

    I use an old induction timing light. Simply connect to 12 volts and clamp the induction clamp around the suspect wire and if it flashes you know you have spark. Free, if you have one. If not, you could buy a cheap one ( $25) or someone may suggest a less expensive "real" checker.
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    1987 Toyota Camry -BRAKE (STOP) LIGHTS DO NOT LIGHT

    I understand your fear to cut wires, but since these modules are problematic and not even installed on most cars at all, if it was me I would wire directly and eliminate that potential problem forever. On the other hand, replacing the module is easy but costly but may have to be done again...
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