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    E4OD pan bolts

    Thank you all for the replies... yeah I suppose it really doesn't matter what bolt head is on the trans pan, other than I don't want to be switching sockets 50 times to torque the pan down. May just replace all the bolts with 13mm head standard bolts. Will try and get the pan straightened...
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    E4OD pan bolts

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Ford MODEL: Bronco YEAR: 1994 MILES: 184k ENGINE: 5.0 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Helping a friend with a leaking E4OD on his 94 Bronco. Found the pan gasket leaking pretty badly, and a previous owner had stripped many of the bolts. About 6 of...
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    2000 Grand Am severe idle shake

    Those parts catalogs are wrong, or have crossover from the V6 version. Also shows a MAF sensor for this engine, which there is none. Emission sticker has O2 and TWC only. No EGR or AIR. Hmmm... cross firing, that is something I had not thought of. If that plastic can carbon track, I can see...
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    2000 Grand Am severe idle shake

    Correct. But I have no idea if 2* timing at idle is normal or not. I guess I could unplug the knock sensor and see what it defaults to. I did clean the TB and I had the IAC out, that's perfectly clean. I originally thought it was an IAC issue, but the PCM has no problems controlling the...
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    2000 Grand Am severe idle shake

    I can not believe there is any motor mount that can contain this amount of shaking. The car feels like it is falling apart! The dash shakes violently. Feel like it's missing on 2 cylinders. We also looked at all the mounts, brake torqued them in D and R, there's nothing I can see that's wrong...
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    2000 Grand Am severe idle shake

    No codes, nothing stored or pending. It did have CEL on last week, my sister had taken it to some mechanic who cleared it and told her she needed new motor mounts ??? I have driven it a little but not gotten the PCM to flag anything. My scan tool also doesn't let me see misfire counts, so I...
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    2000 Grand Am severe idle shake

    I'll put new plugs in, but not sure they're going to help. This car has a coil cassette that goes over all 4 plugs, I can't move wires. It has one coil that I believe is in a waste-spark setup. Do you think a plug might be faulty? They actually didn't look that bad, just had a wider gap...
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    2000 Grand Am severe idle shake

    It's been ages since I was on here, but hoping some of the experts can point me in the right direction on this one. Trying to figure out this horrible idle shake on my sister's 2000 Grand Am 2.4L. The engine has about 120k on it. It starts up fine, revs to 1400 rpm on cold start, drives with...
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    dexcool color

    The newer Dexcool is still orange, right? I know GM is now saying 150k miles verses the old 100k miles, but the color didn't change did it? I ask because my mother has an '08 Malibu 3.5L she recently bought used. I was looking under the hood for her, saw the coolant recovery tank was almost...
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    '88 TransAm fuel overheating

    Wanted to post an update. The insulation my friend tried to solve the heat problem did not work once the ambient temp got over 80. After a lot of frustration, he stumbled upon the root issue. The shop that installed the replacement muffler put it on upside down, which caused it to be 2"...
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    99 Aurora with bad lockup clutch...solonoid?

    Yes, P0741 by itself means the hydraulic circuit is leaking inside the converter shaft (nothing outside the car). GM has a TSB for this problem, involves replacing the TC bushing and orings, also replacing the TC itself. If you see a P1860 code for the TCC Solenoid Circuit along with the...
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    99 Aurora with bad lockup clutch...solonoid?

    That is true. Especially with the N* setup going into lockup exactly at 41 mph. More than a few N* owners drive around town in 3rd to keep from going in and out of OD and lockup annoyingly often. The PCM is most certainly in control of the TCC solenoid on this drivetrain setup. The codes...
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    99 Aurora with bad lockup clutch...solonoid?

    This is very common on Northstar Cadillacs... this and the shift solenoids in the 4T60 are its weak points. There are two main problems, one that the TCC solenoid has gone bad (a $15 part burried deep in the upper part of the trans), or it is also common for the seal between the apply hydraulic...
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    '88 TransAm fuel overheating

    Yeah, unfortunately a "stock replacement" muffler for this car is far from stock in function. Saw the same thing with the strut mount for my car a couple months ago. What he did was to put a piece of fire rated insulation between the tank and the heat shield, drove the car 30 miles today and...
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    '88 TransAm fuel overheating

    So... Mike took the TA out for a drive last night and tested almost everything I mentioned to him (he didn't have a pressure gauge to measure the tank pressure). He checked again to make sure the vent line was clear from the canister back to the tank with compressed air, was free and clear...
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