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"Mechanics magnet"

Working on autos could be greasee & messy but to forget where everything is could be the worst nightmare of all. When I work on my vehicles I get myself a old blanket to lay over the engine so I could rest on top of it, but then, don't forget the old speaker magnet that we usually have around and place it somewhere stuck to the metal body or engine and keep your small bolts, washers & other tools that you may need to have around, very usefull when you whant to keep miselaneous thins stuck around you.

Dont forget the magnet force..

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1993 s10 transmission slips. Need to know what to replace and how to pull the transmission.


Get it up in the air - pull the driveshaft, the linkage and any sensor wiring, pull, drain and cap the cooling fluid lines and then just start unbolting everything around the bell-housing. I forget if mine had a cross member stabilizer bar bolted from side to side of the chasse? but obviously that will have to come off also.

Afterthought: If it's not slipping that badly and you don't feel like tackling this big job right away. Drain the fluid and replace it with (I can't think of the name) but they make a fluid to help stop slipping tranny's. I'm sure you can get it at Advanced auto. If you have never changed a tranny, even if you are good with your hands turning a wrench - and you are outside without a lift and working off jack stands (DON'T DO IT!!!) Also, if you are alone? You will need a floor jack when it comes time to slide the tranny back and drop her down. Do you plan on fixing the tranny yourself? or going to a junk yard? Junkyards will guaranty there products, but they don't guaranty the one your getting doesn't have issues, because they don't know. they just pull them label them and wait to sell them to a guy like us. What if you spend the whole weekend pulling and installing the new/used one and it too slips. There goes next weekend back under the vehicle while the wife/girlfriend stares at you from the window yelling things like: "You almost done? I want to go to the Mall! Or worst of all!!! Then her mother comes over and they both stare at you from the window. maybe she brings her husband who leans over and talks to you from the engine compartment with his own tranny war-stories. As you can tell I'm thinking back at my own nightmares. But, I'm fifty-one now and all three of those people are now dead. Today when I have car issues I use the money from their life insurance to pay for them... So don't despair it all works out in the end.

Oct 06, 2013 | 1993 Chevrolet S-10

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car drives fine but when i slow down to a stop it begins to stall and lurch forward. the brakes also lock up and the steering sometimes to if i accelerate fast enough i begins to drive fine but if i slow down to a stop it stalls and turns off


The 1995 Grand Am was GM's worst nightmare. At 120,000 the transmission is going to just blatantly fail on you w/out notice. Problems with this make and model is if it was created between 1995-96 the transmission problems are goin to start. Even if you swap the crankshaft sensor, ignition module, and coils. I had one go at the mileage i just submitted. The computer also has malfunctions. It is indeed time to rid your vehicle, Sorry. Thnx 4 using fixya.com :-)

Apr 01, 2011 | 1995 Pontiac Grand Am

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It won't turn over all I hear is a clicking sound but have interior lights and everything


If your battery is weak, your armature on the starter will not engage. You will hear a clicking sound. Depending on the age of your battery, and the cold cranking amps, you may not have enough power. You can try to jump start the vehicle first. If this does not work, try hitting the starter with a hammer( just don't kill it). It may be stuck( this is a temp fix, just to get you started). If the vehicle starts, great, it still means you have to replace the starter. If it still won't start, pull the starter and have your auto parts store give it a load test( a machine will test it for working conditions). More than likely, your starter has gone bad. Hope this helps. Please don't forget to rate, helpful or not

Jan 31, 2011 | 2002 Pontiac Montana

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