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  1. JackC

    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...
  2. JackC

    Need wiring diagram to locate fuse for glove box light.

    I do not have 12 volts to my glove box switch and bulb. I have the owners manual and know the 2 fuse panel locations. There is NO mention of the glove box light fuse in the manual or on the descriptions on the 2 fuse panel. One panel is near the highlight switch and the second panel is...
  3. JackC

    Minor exhaust leak at exhaust manifold weld

    I failed smog on my California 1989 Buick 3.8. They found a tiny manifold exhaust leak. I saw the smoke from the smoke machine coming out at a weld seam. No noise, no smell and no visual signs. Left side (rear) manifolds are not available. And even if they were they would be out of my budget...
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    Very low compression on 40 year old 2 cycle outboard.

    This is just something to do during the fires and Covid lockdown. If I get it going I will give it to one of my daughters for their kayak or for a trolling motor. My neighbor gave me this 1980-- 40 year old 1 HP AuqaBug outboard ( made by Tanaka of Japan) that has less than 1 hour of use 40...
  5. JackC

    Dash light on for rear bulb out, but all lights are OK

    Owner and I and 2 different mechanic have all checked the bulbs and agree all bulbs are working, including 3rd light. So what triggers the dash light to go on besides a burned out bulb? Could some sensor be the problem?
  6. JackC

    Bogus codes from weak battery??

    Car stored and not started for a month. But it started up seemingly fine. But CEL came on. Went 5 miles, stopped for 3 hours - restarted car- no problem. Had code checked on way home and it was P2000 a nox Adsorber Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) Cyl 1 side. Even though the car...
  7. JackC

    CEL, oil, & battery warning lamp all come on intermittently

    For the last week the CEL, oil, battery warning lamp come on at the same time, intermittently while driving. All 3 of these warning lamps are in the speedo face. This has happened 5 or 6 times while driving for enough minutes to get engine warm and therefore probably in closed loop. They...
  8. JackC

    Driver door window starts up and then stops

    Hi friends: Left front door window goes up 1/8 inch or as much as 2 inches and stops. Wait a few minutes and that can be repeated. At first I thought it was the circuit breaker tripping due to sticking window or regulator or bad motor. But the window down function and the right door window...
  9. JackC

    MAF OBD1 Code 34

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Buick MODEL:Park Ave YEAR:1989 MILES:205,000 ENGINE:3.8 V6 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Engine stumbled 2-3 times and died at stop signs and check engine light appeared . My old OBD1 OTC scanner pulled code 34 ( No MAF signal for over 4 seconds while...
  10. JackC

    no spark with hand crank, but will start with drill motor starter

    1980 Tecumseh 6 H.P. engine with a magneto , points and condenser ignition that sat 20 years did not run at all. There was no spark. Replaced the inop magneto coil, cleaned carb etc. and it runs. But it will not start using the stock pull start rope. But if turning it over with a drill...
  11. JackC

    Engine dies restarts 1-2 min later

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Buick MODEL:LeSaber YEAR:1990 MILES:77000 ENGINE:3.8 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Engine dies (like turning off the fuel) at speed or even at idle several times per week. It will not restart until after about a 1-2 minute wait. I had a fuel pressure...
  12. JackC

    90 Buick LeSabre 4T60 Trans TCC solenoid question

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Buick MODEL: LeSabre YEAR:1990 MILES: 91,000 ENGINE:3.8 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Neighbors car (used to be mine several years ago) goes in and out of TCC lockup 50-60 mph. No codes. I disconnected TCC plug on this 4T60 (THM440-T4) Trans and...
  13. JackC

    Help remove spark plug wires from rear bank of Chev 3.1

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Chev MODEL:Malibu YEAR:1998 MILES:97000 ENGINE:3.1 DESCRIBE ISSUE....I wanted to replace all the plugs. But I can not remove the #1 and #3 spark plug rubber boot and wire on the rear bank. I did get #5 and all the front bank off and the...
  14. JackC

    What is going on with alternator and ABS, seat belt and battery lights

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Chevy MODEL:Malibu YEAR:1998 MILES:96000 ENGINE:3.1 DESCRIBE ISSUE....ABS, Seat belt and battery warning light came on during driving. There was also a slightly harsher shift from 1st to second gear. After discovering it was charging at 15...
  15. JackC

    Engine tapping noise 2011 Kia 2.4

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Kia MODEL:Sorento YEAR:2011 MILES:78000 ENGINE:2.4 DESCRIBE ISSUE....A friend 1,000 miles away states there is a minor tapping engine noise on light acceleration and deceleration. There is no noise at steady throttle. The noise has been...
  16. JackC

    R134a A/C retrofit and low pressure cycling switch adjustment

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Many GM cars and others MODEL: YEAR: Older with stock R12 A/C retrofitted to R134a MILES: ENGINE: any DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Hi all: On a ‘90 Buick retrofitted to R134a the interior was too cold and the A/C evaporator was freezing up. It...
  17. JackC

    I need starter brushes for a 1999 Toyota Camry 4 cyl.

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Camry YEAR:1999 MILES:250,000 ENGINE:4 cyl DESCRIBE ISSUE....I have looked locally and all over the internet and I can not find any starter motor brushes. They are available for Corolla and other models, but not for Camry. One...
  18. JackC

    Dead battery cost $1500. Was he ripped off.

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Avalon YEAR:2001 MILES:?? ENGINE:?? DESCRIBE ISSUE....A friend of mine writes in a local publication: Dead Battery: Modern vehicles are loaded with computers. If your battery declines so far that it will not start the engine...
  19. JackC

    Intermitent door locks going off and on once every year or two??

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Buick MODEL: Park Avenue YEAR:1989 MILES:190,000 ENGINE: 3.8 V6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Several years ago while driving straight at a steady speed on a smooth road and normal ambient temp, the automatic electric door locks started going open...
  20. JackC

    Labor rate-R & R inner axle seal

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Buick MODEL: Park Avenue YEAR: 1989 MILES:190,000 ENGINE: 3.8 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Leaking trans oil from trans seal at CV axle assy. Could someone tell me the labor rate and instructions to R & R the trans seal where the right (Passenger...
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