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Plates mounted in engine compartment have about 1/2 clearence fro

Plates mounted in engine compartment have about 1/2 of inch clearence from top of vehicle monting
can repair kits be purchased

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You mean strut tower bushings. Motor mounts? Yes to any thing your up to

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I need an advice on how to replace the heater coil on my 1990 honda accord


( heater core) disconnect the cable from negative battery terminal, from engine compartment disconnect the temperature control cable from the temperature blend door and the mounting bracket from the top of the heater case. Disconnect wires from blower motor resistor and the blower motor. Drain the coolant from the radiator into some type of container. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes on the engine side of the firewall. Now working in the passenger compartment, remove the nuts retaining the left end of the heater case and the right end of the plenum to the dash panel. Working in the engine compartment, remove the screw retaining the top center of the heater case to the dash panel. Remove the screws retaining the right end of the heater case to the dash panel and remove the heater case assembly from the car. Remove the screws, nuts and bolts retaining the heater housing plate to the heater case, then remove the heater housing plate. If so equipped, remove the screws attaching the heater core frame to the heater case and remove the frame. Remove the heater core and seal from the heater case.

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Is the heater core on a 1981 bronco in the engine compartment or the cab compartment


in the cab, but procedures are different depending on whether or not you have A/C. See below

1980-81 Comfort Vent Heaters, Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes and plug the hoses with suitable 5 / 8 inch; (16mm) plugs.
  2. Remove the glove compartment liner.
  3. Remove two (2) spring clips attaching the heater core cover to the plenum along the top edge of the heater core cover.
  4. Remove eight (8) screws attaching the heater core cover to the plenum and remove the cover.
  5. Remove the heater core from the plenum taking care not to spill coolant from the core.
To install:
  1. Install the heater core in the plenum.
  2. Install the heater core cover (eight (8) screws and two (2) spring clips along the top edge of the cover).
  3. Install the glove compartment liner.
  4. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Tighten the hose clamps.
  5. Add coolant to raise the coolant level to specification.
  6. Check the system for proper operation and for coolant leaks.

1980-81 Standard & High Output Heaters, Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the temperature cable from the temperature blend door and the mounting bracket on top of the heater case.
  2. Disconnect the wires from the blower motor resistor and the blower motor.
  3. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core and plug the hoses with suitable 5 / 8 inch; (16mm) plugs.
  4. Working under the instrument panel, remove two (2) nuts retaining the left end of the heater case and the right end of the plenum to the dash panel.
  5. In the engine compartment, remove one (1) screw attaching the top center of the heater case to the dash panel.
  6. Remove two (2) screws attaching the right end of the heater case to the dash panel, and remove the heater case from the vehicle.
  7. Remove nine (9) screws and one (1) bolt and nut attaching the heater housing plate to the heater case, and remove the heater housing plate.
  8. Remove three (3) screws attaching the heater core frame to the heater case and remove the frame.
  9. Remove the heater core and seal from the heater case.

To install:
  1. Position the heater core and seal in the heater case.
  2. Install the heater core frame (3 screws).
  3. Position the heater housing plate on the heater case and install the nine (9) screws and one (1) bolt and nut.
  4. Position the heater case to the dash panel and install the three (3) attaching screws.
  5. Working in the passenger compartment, install two (2) nuts to retain the heater case and plenum right end to the dash panel.
  6. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Tighten the hose clamps.
  7. Connect the wires to the blower motor resistor assembly.
  8. Connect the blower motor wires.
  9. Position (slide) the self-adjusting clip on the temperature cable to a position approximately one 1 inch; (25.4mm) from the cable end loop.
  10. Snap the temperature cable on the cable mounting bracket of the heater case. Then, position the self-adjusting clip on the door crank arm.
  11. Adjust the temperature cable.
  12. Check the system for proper operation.

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How do you remove the top bolt on the starter, 3.0l auto 1995 bmw 525i? i can't get to it. thanks


This how it is done step by step.
Remove the mounting bolts from the coolant expansion tank and lift the expansion tank out of the engine compartment. Tip: Do not disconnect the hoses from the coolant expansion tank. Label and disconnect the electrical connectors from the starter motor. Remove the mounting nuts from the starter motor and lift the starter motor off the bellhousing. Using a flashlight, inspect the flywheel teeth (through the opening in the bell housing) while an assistant turns the engine over by hand. You should replace the flywheel if any teeth are missing, cracked, or chipped. Tip: To turn the engine over by hand, turn the harmonic balancer bolt clockwise with the correct socket and 1/2 inch ratchet. Install the new starter motor on the bellhousing and tighten the mounting nuts. Connect the electrical connectors to the starter motor. Re-install the expansion tank and tighten the mounting bolts. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Oct 03, 2010 | BMW 525 Cars & Trucks

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How to remove oil pan on kia sportage 99? thanks,Zak.


Hi Zak:
Kia Sportage 1998-02 Repair Guide
Oil Pan - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable 2 Top intake manifold bracket bolts Front 3 axle housing mounting bolts, 4WD only Left front bushing from the axle housing mount and lower the front axle housing Both gusset plates from the engine Transmission under cover Engine under cover Oil pan mounting bolts and using a scrapper tool separate the oil pan Oil pan Oil strainer assembly Oil baffle 76b1888.jpg


  4. Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan assembly mounting

To install:


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Fig. Tighten the oil pan bolts in sequence
  1. Clean the engine block, oil pan and baffle pan surfaces of any gasket material.
  2. Apply a continuous bead of Loctite Ultra Blue 587® silicone sealant around the baffle pan.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Oil baffle. Torque the bolt to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm). Oil strainer. Torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm).
  4. Apply a continuous bead of Loctite Ultra Blue 587® silicone sealant around the oil pan.

    Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm). Transmission under cover. Torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm). Gusset plates to the engine. Torque the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Engine under cover Front axle housing into position. When properly aligned, torque the bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Intake manifold bracket bolts. Torque the bolts to 34 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Negative battery cable
  5. Fill the engine with clean oil.
  6. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.

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Jan 12, 2010 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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How do I time a 2006 dodge caravan 2.4L


2.4L Engine
NOTE You may need DRB scan tool to perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure.
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Right front wheel and inner splash shield
    • Accessory drive belts
    • Crankshaft damper
    • A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly
    • Lower front timing cover
    • Upper front timing cover
    • Right engine mount
    • Engine mount bracket

    NOTE This is an interference engine. Do not rotate the crankshaft or the camshafts after the timing belt has been removed. Damage to the valve components may occur. Before removing the timing belt, always align the timing marks.
  2. Rotate the crankshaft until the Top Dead Center (TDC) mark on the oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on the camshaft sprocket (located on the trailing edge of the tooth).
  3. Loosen the timing belt tensioner lock bolt.
  4. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate clockwise until there is enough slack to remove the belt.
  5. If necessary, remove the camshaft timing belt sprockets.
  6. If necessary, remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket using removal tool No. 6793, or equivalent.
  7. Place the tensioner into a soft-jawed vise to compress the tensioner.
  8. After compressing the tensioner, insert a pin (a 5/64 in. Allen wrench will also work) into the plunger side hole to retain the plunger until installation.

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Camshaft and crankshaft alignment marks—2.4L engine


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To lock the timing belt tensioner, be sure to fully insert the smaller Allen wrench into the tensioner as shown—2.4L engine



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Installation of the timing belt, notice the camshaft alignment— 2.4L (VIN B) engine


To install:
  1. If necessary, use tool No. 6792, or equivalent, to install the crankshaft timing belt sprocket onto the crankshaft.
  2. If necessary, install the camshaft sprockets onto the camshafts. Install and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).
  3. Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  4. Set the camshafts timing marks so the exhaust camshaft is 1/2 notch below intake camshaft sprocket. Make sure the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up
  5. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, then around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and around the tensioner pulley.
  6. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to take up the belt slack.
  7. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  8. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions and recheck the timing marks.
  9. Check the spring tang is within the tolerance window. If not within the window, reinsert the Allen wrench and into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  10. Install the engine mount bracket.
  11. Install the front timing belt covers.
  12. Install the A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly.
  13. Install the right engine mount.
  14. Install the crankshaft damper
  15. Install the accessory drive belts and adjust to the proper tension.
  16. Install the right inner splash shield and wheel.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  18. Perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure using the DRB scan tool, or equivalent

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2000 ford windstar how to install front blinker bulb


The entire headlamp housing assembly sits inside of a mounting bracket - this means it is very easy to fully release, and remove the headlamp to make bulb replacement much less *painful*!

There are 2 headlight retainer clips to find - they are:

1. black, upside-down L-shaped metal clips about 1/2 inch wide
2. located just behind the top edge of the headlamp glass, inside the engine compartment. (Do not confuse these with the two small lens clips)

Release by pulling the top towards you while pulling the clips upward. The headlamp assembly will now pull forward providing great access to the electrical connector and bulb retainer ring.

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BMW 328i Starter how to replaice


1999 BMW 328I 2.8L EFI DOHC 6cyl

Starter - Removal & Installation

The starter motor on some models is very difficult to see from the top of engine compartment as it is covered by the intake manifold. On these models, without removing the intake manifold, the starter motor must be removed from underneath the vehicle. Because the starter motor mounting bolts are not easy to access, a long extension with a universal joint mounted on a proper sized socket could be used. A three foot transmission extension is commercially available from tool vendors that has a 3 / 8 inch drive of the driven end and 1 / 2 inch drive on the drive end. If used with a non-binding impact universal joint and a proper fitting impact socket, the starter motor fasteners can be removed from underneath the vehicle.
Once the starter motor fasteners are removed, the starter motor may have to be moved side-to-side several times to loosen the dowel pin if it has corroded in place.

NOTE When the battery is disconnected, the radio code, on-board computer and clock settings will be lost. The radio code should be obtained before disconnecting the battery or radio. Once the battery has been reconnected, the radio will not function unless the code is keyed in.
Starter motor electrical terminal fastener torque specifications for all models:
M5 terminal fasteners: 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
M6 terminal fasteners: 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm)
M8 terminal fasteners: 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm)
Starter motor mounting fasteners:
Hex head bolts: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
Torx bolts: 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) Starter motor electrical terminal fastener torque specifications for all models:
M5 terminal fasteners: 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
M6 terminal fasteners: 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm)
M8 terminal fasteners: 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm) Starter motor mounting fasteners:
Hex head bolts: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
Torx bolts: 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) E36 6-Cylinder Engines
Automatic Transmission Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Set the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the climate control air intake duct at the rear of the engine compartment as follows:
    1. Release the grille clips at the rear and lift the grille upward from the rubber seal, then remove the seal.
    2. Remove the two self tapping Phillips screws from inside the duct to release the electrical harness housing.
    3. Press the electrical housing downward to expose and remove the two hex head self tapping screws on each side of the duct and lift the duct up and out of the engine compartment.
  5. Remove the intake manifold trim and valve cover trim covers.
  6. Disconnect the ignition coil electrical connectors and ground straps, label for reinstallation and place aside.
  7. Remove the two fasteners that secure the fuel injection electrical connector harness to the rail. Remove the harness and carefully place aside toward the back of the engine compartment behind the right side strut tower.
  8. Remove the intake manifold.
  9. Remove the electrical leads from the starter motor and place aside.
  10. Remove the starter motor mounting fasteners at the transmission bell housing, then remove the two mounting nuts at the L-shaped mounting bracket.
  11. Loosen the L-shaped bracket to engine block mounting bolt slightly, then remove the bolt while supporting the starter motor.
  12. Remove the bracket, then lift the starter motor upward away from the engine.
  13. Visually inspect the starter pinion and ring gears for any signs of damage.
  14. Installation is in reverse order of removal.
Manual Transmission Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Set the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the fasteners for the reinforcement mounted between the frame rails just behind the rear lower control arm bushing brackets. Mark the bar-s direction for proper reinstallation and remove the bar.
  6. Remove the fuel line cover located near the left side rear lower control arm bushing bracket.
  7. Release the fuel lines and reverse light wiring from their routing brackets.
  8. Note the routing of the starter motor electrical wires, remove the wire mounting nuts, and place the wires aside.
  9. Remove the top and bottom starter motor to engine-transmission mounting fasteners.
  10. Remove the two mounting nuts at the L-shaped mounting bracket.
  11. Loosen the L-shaped bracket to engine block mounting bolt slightly, then remove the bolt while supporting the starter motor.
  12. Remove the bracket and carefully lower the starter motor downward away from the engine.
  13. Visually inspect the starter pinion and ring gears for any signs of damage.
  14. Installation is in reverse order of removal.

Fig. A view of the starter motor mounting fasteners and dowel pin. The mounting bolts are threaded into the starter motor

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Fig. The starter motor mounting bolts are a different size than the transmission-to-engine mounting bolts

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It can be removed by hand.

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