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The only way to check it is to take everything apart and look at it. If you're going to do that you might as well just replace it. Check the owner's manual to see what mileage the manufacturer recommends you change it.

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What is the airbag code 34 for a 2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited?

Pinpoint Test H: LFC 33 and 34/DTC B2292 - Restraint System - Safety Belt Pretensioner Status
Normal Operation
The restraints control module (RCM) checks all of the safety belt pretensioners for faults. If the RCM detects one of the following faults on any of the safety belt pretensioner circuits, it will store diagnostic trouble code (DTC) B2292 in memory and flash either lamp fault code (LFC) 33 or 34 depending on the fault (or higher priority code if one exists) on the air bag indicator.
Fault Conditions
The RCM monitors for the following fault conditions:
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A safety belt pretensioner status fault can be caused by:
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PINPOINT TEST H: LFC 33 AND 34/DTC B2292 - RESTRAINT SYSTEM - SAFETY BELT PRETENSIONER STATUS NOTE: Most faults are due to connector and/or wiring concerns. Carry out a thorough Inspection and Verification before proceeding with the Pinpoint Test.

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When should I change the timing belt on my car?

The philosophy "if ain't broke do not fix", doesn't work for the timing belt. If it broke, then can bend valves and put a hole in the piston. Normally the engine repair cost much more than a timing belt change. Worn timing chain/belt can cause engine to run rough, decrease the power, and fuel mileage, and even worse, the engine refuses to run at all. It is difficult to check the wear on a timing belt, because access difficulties, so plan to change the belt at recommended intervals. As a rule, most OEM recommend replacing OHC rubber timing belts at 60Kmiles, but there are exceptions. Porsche, Volvo recommends belt replacement at 50K up to 100K depending on engine models. Acura, Audi and Chrysler allow 90K between belt changes. Ford, Mercury and Toyota up to 100K, but not for all engines. Changes in belt materials have improved belt durability to 100K, where "long life" materials are used, as "highly-saturated-nitrile" (HSN).
Timing chains usually gives some warning signs before they fail (but not with belts). Noise from inside the timing chain cover indicates that it is overstretched. You can check the status of a timing chain by removing the distributor cap and turn the crank shaft pulley in one direction (VERY SLOWLY) until distributor rotor moves, mark with a chalk crank shaft pulley to engine. Now turn it in the opposite direction (VERY SLOWLY) until the distributor rotor starts to move the other way. If the crank pulley has to be turned more than half an inch to move rotor, the timing chain and sprockets, are worn up, and have to be replaced.
While changing the timing chain/belt, it is easily accessible for other jobs, such a water pump replacement, so it is a good idea to replace other belts, and the water pump. Make sure to send your car to professionals. It is not rare for people to have problems with engine after replacing the timing belt. In all my cars I do it by myself. It is not impossible, but you will spend more time than a professional. If you decide to do it by yourself, then get the Haynes Repair Manual (Based on a complete tear down and rebuilt), specific for your car. Go to the part Engine, and use the chapter Timing belt removal inspection, and Top Dead Center (TDC) location, and put the number one piston at TDC on the compression stroke. This can be found by putting the thumb over the spark plug hole and the pressure will push your finger upward till piston reaches the upper point. This can be done by inserting a long blunt object into the spark plug hole. Note the point where the object stops moving out this is the TDC.

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2001 dodge status isnt firing. turns over but wont start. is there a fuel pump reset switch?

What engine?

I assume you checked for fuel pressure and have none?

There is no switch to reset. Ford is the only one that uses this.

If you have not checked for fuel pressure or for spark here is some info to get you in the right direction.

The six cylinder (2.7 LITER) has a common issue with the distributor. Pretty simple to figure out. Check for spark. If there is no spark than replace the distributor.

You may also want to check to see if the timing belt is broken. On the 6 cylinder you can pull the distributor cap and see if the rotor spins while you crank the engine over. If it does not spin your timing belt is likely broken.

On the four cylinder you can take a few of the bolts off from the upper timing cover and watch the timing belt while the engine cranks over to see if it is moving.

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I need to know the exact drive cycle for a 2009 Toyota Corolla to reset for Emmissions test?

Drive Pattern
(1 ) Connect the suitable scan tool to the DC3 .
(2 ) Turn the ignition switch to ON .
(3 ) Turn the Scan tool on.
(4 ) Clear DTCs (if set) .
(5 ) Start the engine and warm it up.
(6 ) Drive the vehicle at between 40 mph and 70 mph (6 4 km/h and 113 km/h) for at least 10 minutes .
Monitor Status
Check the Readiness Monitor status displayed on the Scan tool.
If the status does not switch to Complete, extend the driving time.

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Have a 1998 dodge status lx no power ing coil

Do you mean "No Spark"???
Make Sure your Timing Belt is not broken or jumped time
Then Crank Sensor
Then you will probably need a scanner to go further

Oct 16, 2014 | 1998 Dodge Stratus

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I need to know if there's a quick easy way to

No easy way that I know of.
You would need to remove the timing belt cover to see the belt and the marks on the gears. You could do a compression test to check the valves but that would not really tell you if the belt is the problem.

Jan 13, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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2005 dodge status making loud whining noise when u crank it and continues while accelerating

It Could Be A Belt. Have The Belts On Your Vehicle Checked. Also Check The Power Steering Fluid.

Sep 03, 2011 | 2005 Dodge Stratus

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1999 dodge status jumped timing how do i adjust it without timing light

if it jumped timing that usually means the belt or chain has skipped. this is not an external adjustment. It requires replacement of said chain or belt. Hopefully no valves were damaged.

Feb 22, 2011 | Dodge Stratus Cars & Trucks

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How to tighten /loosen belts on a 2000 xterra, its making a super loud squeaking noise when i turn on the car

The only cure to fix squeaking belts, is to replace with the new one. When the belts start squeaking noise, then it is the time to check the status of the timing belt or chain, depending on the size of the engine.
The 2000-2004 Nissan Xterra was offered with the choice of 2.4L 4-cylinder or 3.3L V6 engine.
The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine was a pretty good reliable engine, but for this truck, it was underpowered. This engine has a long-lasting timing chain - there is no timing belt to replace.
The 3.3-liter V6 SOHC was also a bit slow on pick-up, but for daily use, it was pretty good, durable, simple engine. This engine has a timing belt that needs to be replaced at recommended intervals. The SE model offered a supercharged version of the same engine with more power.
To get more information, please read my tip :
When should I change the timing belt on my car?

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My car squeals when driving in heavy rain for about 30 seconds then stops.

You may want to check if this happens when you have the AC on. If does, then you may have to check the drive belt for the AC compressor. Otherwise check the other drive belts if the tension is correct. Check as well the status of the belts if they would need replacing.

Sep 25, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

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