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Power steering light across dash and pulls vehicle toward the left while driving

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What could cause brake lights to work every now and then

I would check your brake light swich located under dash just fallow your brake pedle with a test light see if you have power going to it slitely press brake pedle see if other side of switch has power (key on car not running) if not try ajusting it by pulling on it or unscewing it if all checks out ok replace turn signal switch disconnect battery remove center part of steerring remove center bolt with steerring puller pull steering wheel with locking plate puller pull locking plate remove turn signal handle emergency button three scews holding turn signal under dash fallow steering colum disconect wires on right side (passenger side) tape a long wire to end of connector pull turn signal without pulling tape wire all the way out so you can tape it to new turn signal wire connector to be able to pull wires back down steerring colume (you might have to losen steerring colume and bracket two scews under dash four on steering colume)

Jun 27, 2011 | 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 2WD

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Can you replace the lights behind the instrument panel? the entire right side of my dash is no longer lit up

Sure Can

Buy bulb number 161

Instrument Cluster Finish Panel

Removal and Installation

1. Remove three screws along the bottom of instrument panel steering column cover (04459). Pull on instrument panel steering column cover to unsnap the three clips across the top of the instrument panel steering column cover. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.


2. Remove four screws retaining the steering column shrouds (3530) together and remove the steering column shrouds.

3. Remove the three screws retaining the bottom of the cluster instrument panel finish panel (044D70).

4. Remove two screws retaining the cluster instrument panel finish panel above the instrument cluster face.

5. Pull cluster instrument panel finish panel to unsnap one retaining clip above the LH A/C register (19893).

6. Pull cluster instrument panel finish panel to unsnap three retaining clips on the RH side vertical edge.

7. Pull cluster instrument panel finish panel away from instrument panel (04320) far enough to disconnect the wiring connector(s).

8. To install, reverse Removal procedure.

I've never done #2, and #1 refers to the panel below the steering column. To remove it completely, pull it towards the driver's seat. There may be retaining clasps on it also.

May 25, 2011 | 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX

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Thanks mikemt an I see the button there but when I went to get the switch it wasnt wat im lookin at it was white an didn have that button im lookin at on the pedal is it under the dash cause does not look...

Hi, you may be looking at the cruise control release switch. The stop light switch is behind the pedal as shown below. You're right--this is not an easy fix. After replacing, you need to make up a special tool to adjust it.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the three fasteners from the left side insulator panel.
  3. Slide the steering shaft protective cover towards the cowl.
  4. Remove the vacuum hose at the cruise control cut OFF switch, if so equipped.
  5. Remove the stoplamp switch-to-steering column bracket retaining pin.
  6. Unplug the electrical connector.
  7. Push the switch arm to the left and towards the cowl to disconnect switch-to-pedal arm. Release the snap clip and remove the switch.

To install:
  1. Install the switch and push up until it is seated into the top snap clip.
  2. Attach the electrical connectors.
  3. Connect the switch to the pedal.
  4. Install the switch-to-steering column retaining pin.
  5. Connect the vacuum hose if equipped with cruise control.
  6. Install the steering shaft protective sleeve.
  7. Adjust the stoplamp switch.
  8. Install the left sound insulator, connect the negative battery cable and check switch operation.


1988-92 Vehicles
See Figures 3 and 4


Fig. Fig. 3: Suggested brake light adjustment tool for 1988-92 vehicles


Fig. Fig. 4: Adjusting the brake light switch-1992 vehicle shown

  1. Depress the brake pedal (push down), as far as possible and hold.
  2. Using a stiff wire with a hooked end, gently pull the switch set lever forward (toward the front of the vehicle), and listen for an audible click that indicates release of the automatic adjuster.

If no click is heard, release the brake pedal and repeat the above procedure.
  1. After release of the automatic adjuster, slowly pull the brake pedal all the way rearward. Listen for the switch to ratchet into the set position (setting the brake light switch). At least three clicks of the ratchet should be heard.
  2. Inspect the operation of the brake lights, as follows:
    1. The brake lights should light at maximum brake pedal travel of 1 1 / 4 in. (32mm) and throughout the remainder of the pedal travel.
    2. If the brake lights do not light, repeat the switch adjuster procedure one more time.

May 23, 2011 | 1988 Buick Regal

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Power steering

Hello Mohamede.

Not sure what your question is here.

I will post a couple of common issues with the Elantra steering problems.
Hopefully one of these following problems will assist you.

Before replacing a power steering oil pump for a "whine" noise condition, check the oil pump reservoir filter screen for contamination. If the filter screen at the bottom of the oil pump reservoir is clogged, it may cause the pump to aerate and cause a "whine" noise.
If the filter screen is clogged, replace the reservoir and reconfirm the condition.

This bulletin provides the Absolute Steering Position (ASP) calibration method for 2007-2009 ELANTRA (HD) and 2009 ELANTRA TOURING (FD) Electric Power Steering (EPS or Motor-Driven Power Steering). This procedure is required when the battery is discharged or after the battery or EPS-related parts are replaced.
If the EPS ASP calibration is not conducted when the battery is discharged or after the battery or EPS-related parts are replaced, the EPS and or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) warning lamp will be turned on and the automatic EPS return-to-center control will not be performed. VEHICLES AFFECTED:
Model: 2007-2010 ELANTRA (HD), 2009-2010 ELANTRA TOURING (FD)
3. Subject:
DIAGNOSIS AND CORRECTION OF VEHICLE PULL This bulletin supersedes TSB 05-50-012 to include 2009 models
Several factors may cause vehicle pull, both vehicle related and external conditions. The purpose of this bulletin is to assist in identifying the vehicle related conditions that cause pull and how to correct those conditions.
Vehicle pull is the tendency of the vehicle to drift right or left while driving in a straight ahead direction on a straight road at a constant speed with no pressure on the steering wheel. This pull or drift may be gradual and can always be compensated for by inputs through the steering wheel. One or more of the following conditions may cause the vehicle to pull:
Non-vehicle conditions that may cause the vehicle to pull:
^ Cambered road surfaces - Most highways are built with cambered or "crowned" surfaces to drain rain water. Sometimes the road camber is visually noticeable. Other times, it is not. The vehicle may tend to pull to the left or right, depending on the camber of the road surface. ^ Cross-winds - A sometimes overlooked, yet possible cause of steering drift is cross-winds. Side winds at higher vehicle speeds may cause vehicle pull. Please do not rule out cross-winds when diagnosing a vehicle pull. Vehicle pull caused by these two conditions is not related to vehicle adjustments and no repair should be made.
Vehicle conditions that may cause the vehicle to pull:
^ Tire inflation pressure - As small as a 2 pounds/square inch tire inflation pressure difference between the right and left tires may cause a vehicle to pull. Be sure to check the tire pressure before the tires are warmed up prior to attempting more extensive diagnosis. ^ Wheel alignment - Slightly out of specification wheel alignment causes very few vehicles to pull. Therefore, if the vehicle wheel alignment has been adjusted as close as possible to specification, DO NOT attempt to correct the vehicle pull by changing the wheel alignment angles by bending suspension components or other non-approved methods. ^ Uneven brake adjustment - If one of the four brakes is dragging, the vehicle may pull to the side of the dragging brake. Verify that none of the brakes are dragging and that they are adjusted correctly prior to attempting more extensive diagnosis. ^ Incorrect vehicle trim height - If the trim height of the vehicle is not equal on all sides, the vehicle may pull to the side of the lower trim height. Check and adjust the trim height of the vehicle as necessary. Please note that a slight variation in the vehicle trim height seldom causes a noticeable vehicle pull.
^ Tire construction - The way in which the tire is built can produce vehicle pull. An example of this is the placement of the under tread belt. An off-center radial tire belt can cause the tire to develop a side force while rolling straight down the road and the tire will tend to roll like a cone. To correct this condition, please use the flow chart. This chart provides the sequence of procedures designed to be performed for all conditions of vehicle pull. ^ Tire size - Different size tires or different make of tires, on either axles, may cause a vehicle pull.

Nov 14, 2010 | 2007 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan

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Belt routing for 2000 ford escourt

The belt routing is often found on a sticker, under the hood. But, the best I can do is instructions on how to change the belts, step by step:
  1. Riase the front of the car and support it with safety stands.
  2. Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt.
  3. If necessary, remove the power steering drive belt .
  4. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator and water pump drive belt. To install:
  6. Install the alternator and water pump drive belt.
  7. Adjust the belt tension.
  8. If removed, install the power steering pump belt.
  9. Tighten the alternator adjusting bolt to 14–19 ft. lbs. (19–25 Nm).
  10. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolt and nuts.
  3. Remove the drive belt. To install:
  4. Install the belt and adjust the tension.
  5. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut, located near the adjusting bolt, to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  6. Tighten the pump mounting bolt behind the pulley to 27–40 ft. lbs. (36–54 Nm), and the remaining pump mounting nut to 23–34 ft. lbs. (31–46 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
1.9L and 2.0L SOHC Engines
  1. Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or a breaker bar in the hole on the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  2. While releasing the belt tension, remove the drive belt from the tensioner pulley and slip it off the remaining accessory pulleys. Fig. 1: Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner 90981p74.jpg
    Fig. 2: Pull the breaker bar or ratchet toward the front of the vehicle to relieve belt tension 90981p75.jpg
    Fig. 3: Once the tension has been released, remove the belt from the pulleys and the vehicle 90981p76.jpg
    To install:
  3. Position the drive belt over the accessory pulleys.
  4. Insert the 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  5. While holding the tool in this position, slip the drive belt behind the tensioner pulley and release the tool.
  6. Remove the tool from the automatic tensioner.
  7. Check that all V-grooves make proper contact with the pulley.
2.0L DOHC Engines
  1. Raise the car and safely support it with jackstands.
  2. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the pulleys. To install:
  4. Position the belt on the pulleys.
  5. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  6. Route the belt as shown in the illustration and release the tensioner.
  7. Lower the car.
  8. Run the engine for a few minutes to seat the belt in the pulley grooves.
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Sep 03, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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1993 f-150 headlight switch removal? Take dash apart or is there a better way? No access to the switch from under dash.

the pull switch for the hed lights snaps in place, if you pull out to turn the lights on and turn the knob as to dim the lights you'll see a notch in the knob. with a small screw driver or pick tool you can lift a metal tab and remove the knob, then remove to two trim pieces left and right of the steering wheel and there will be two 1/4 in nut drive screws, remove those and the gage cluster dash trim can be pulled right off exposing the head light switch

Jan 01, 2010 | 1993 Ford F150 SuperCab

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How do you remove the radio on a 2004 Monte Carlo SS

Begin sitting in the front passenger seat. Open the glove box. Find the screw attached to the dash board (on the left). Remove that screw. Move to the drivers seat. Remove the narrow panel that holds the light bulb below the steering wheel. There are two plastic clips that hold that piece on the car. Removing that panel reveals a few Phillips head screws. Remove those screws. With the drivers door open, locate the fuse panel. Remove that panel. You will see a few screws there, remove the lower one (or two, I can't remember for sure). Next, tilt the steering wheel as low as you can get it. Slowly (using your hands only) pry the panel just above the steering wheel outward toward yourself. Slowly move toward the radio pulling the panel toward yourself. Once you have freed the large panel, fish your hand in behind it to disconnect the hazard button (This is a must!!!). Once that has been disconnected, pull up on the panel to move it past the steering wheel (it is a tight fit). Once that it done, there are two screws holding the radio in the dash. Remove those screws as well as the radio antennae plug and the two wiring clips in the rear of the radio.

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2005 Tahoe Z71:Transfer case engages by itself in neutral.

The auto t-case pushbutton switches in the dash have track record of numerous failures. It could put a check 4whl drive message in the message center. It sounds like you have a truck withauto t-case. It is easy to swap the switches and see if the prob moves, or at a GM parts dept they are about 50-65 bucks. Tilt steering wheel down, vehicle on flat ground here, key on not running, move gear selector down out of way. Pull on dash bezel to release all spring clips, when loose, pull top back towards you, then lift up and away. Look for any clips left in dash, they should all be on bezel. Key off bezel is on left and comes out self explanitory. Change or swap, reinstall and retest.

Sep 15, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe

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