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Where is the air diverter actuator locater on an 04 Pontiac Bonneville

This is actuated by vacuum and you have a line off the actuator that moves the position of the flaps.

Sep 23, 2014 | 2004 Pontiac Bonneville

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Blue smoke

Blue smoke (how many miles on engine, 50k or 500K???????
to some this means, burning oil, others steam
it that blue smoke lingers a long time that is oil burning
and smells just like oil burning.
and means 2 things,
1: engine burns oil.
2: if car had autotmatic trans the vacuum modulator love fail
and suck ATF fluid to the intake plenum and burn it, and bingo burning oil like mad.
3: PCV valve packed solid,and forces engine to leak oil or burn oil. or both. this is a 50k miles service point, skipping this?
4: gas in the oil making it thin and not sneaks past valve stems.
does oil change cure this.>?

now engines.
worn out engines smoke. (burn oil)
as do bad valve guides and seals.
and bad piston rings.
100 years same story, and miles matter. History on engine too.

Feb 26, 2014 | Geo Metro Cars & Trucks

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I turn on heater and it sounds plugged when on front defrost? When I turn it to the feet it seems to work fine. Does not defrost front window while set that way. Where can I look. It is a 2009 Saturn...

There is internal vent flaps in the venting system to direct the air flow. The flaps can get stuck in one position. Sometimes the little motors that move the flaps can go bad. I would try to manually move the vent flaps. Pain to get to though as you have to pull some venting apart to access it.

May 14, 2011 | 2009 Saturn Aura

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2002 530I, cranks but does not turn over. how do I tell if the O2 sensor went bad and quit? Also, there is no oil leak but the car was very low on oil, where does the oil go?

The O2 sensors last about 100k miles on this car. If they are that old, they are due for replacement. Failing O2 sensors will set a computer code (not necessarily the code for the O2 sensors) but will not cause the car to fail to start. The car does not need O2 sensors to start.
Oil gets burned. A valve cover leak above the exhaust manifold may cause the oil to burn on the manifold and never make it to the ground. You can smell that happening.
Oil can burn in the engine because it is leaking past the valve stem seals (bad) or past the piston rings (really bad) or it can get pulled into the intake manifold through the PVC system if the PVC system is gunked up (a pain to clean out, but not really bad).
If your oil consumption is less than a quart every 1000 miles, it is annoying, but not really a problem. If it is more than that, there may be repairs in your future. Perhaps very expensive repairs.

Mar 29, 2011 | 2002 BMW 5 Series

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Hi, my 04 sorento spraying oil from oil level meter pipe then engine is hot, did this is normal, thanks

No, it's not normal. You are getting a high internal engine pressure from a bad valve guild or piston rings. The other thing that would cause this would be a bad PVC valve that is clogged up.

Start with the simple and replace the PVC valve and make sure the vacuum line is not kinked which would cause a restriction. Also make sure you have the right amount of engine oil in your engine.

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Sep 08, 2010 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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2000 lincoln ls ac is blowing hot air on pass side

On the central console is the A/C module. Inside A/C module are driver's side & passenger's side air flaps for mixing hot & cold air and directed air flows towards driver's side & passenger's side according to driver commands. The passenger's side flap for mixing hot & cold air according to driver commands is bad. Flaps are actuated by electrical step by step motors. Could be damaged the flap actuator (motor), the flap mechanism (blocked in "HOT" air position), and / or electrical supply wires. You must access the passenger's side flap for mixing hot & cold air, and see what happens when you command cold air to the driver's side: flap mechanism, flap actuator, supply wires, ... Repair & replace bad pieces and test the A/C system.

Aug 12, 2010 | 2000 Lincoln LS

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2001 f150 5.4l with 90000 mi smokes on start up and uses oil about three quarts between changes

If it smokes only on start-up and upon acceleration following release of throttle (such as when making a turn) then you might have bad valve seals. However, given the oil consumption you've stated (assuming that there is NO oil leak externally) you need to check for a PVC valve stuck open due to carbon or paraffin build-up. A stuck PVC valve will definitely cause excessive oil consumption and create smoke.

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Jul 05, 2010 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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Blue smoke at exaust,oil coming through breeder hose

Check your PVC system my have stuck PVC valve


Aug 11, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Camry

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My 94 sl1 burn oil about 2 qts /wk. its now

if engine burning 2 quarts a week no oil leaks time for a over haul.check pvc valve shake it if rattle its good if not replace it. change valve seals. because if they are leaking they will cause oil to leak bt them burn with gas. also change plugs and wires.if this dont work . time for over haul.

Mar 07, 2009 | 1994 Saturn Sl

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Can not keep oil filter in engine.

The oil filter explodes due to very high pressure in the oil system ,most likely cause is a blockage in the lubrication system .Start be removing the oil pump pressure relief valve it may be stuck in the shut position ,it is located on the oil pump behind the crank pulley

Jan 17, 2009 | 2000 Daewoo Leganza

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