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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are a number of other things that could be at fault. You say it's had a starter relay? Have you tried shorting the relay accross the 2 large terminals? This will connect the starter motor direct to the positive side of the battery. If the engine turns over then it may be a missing live feed from the ignition switch. When you turn the ignition to the start position do any of the lights on the dash go out? Like the engine management light or the charging light. If not then again it could be the feed from the ignition switch or maybe just a bad connection on the starter motor itself. Another possibility is the immobilisor isnt recognising the transponder inside your key fob. But this is rare although still a possibility, The transponder is a tiny chip that sits next to the key & when you insert your key into the ignition barrell there is a pick up coil that is wrapped around the barrell & this picks up the code that is unique to your immobilisor. If the signal is interuppted or not the same as originally programmed then the immobilisor thinks the wrong key has been inserted & it shuts down the starter,fuel & ignition circuits. If you have a spare key i would try that instead. One way of ruling out the immobilsor being at fault is to listen out for a faint buzzing noise coming from the fuel pump when you switch on the ignition. With the engine not running this should last 3 or 4 seconds. But this doesnt apply to older vehicles, only fuel injected. The last resort is to have the car plugged in & have a diagnostic check done on the managment system. But obviously as it wont start then it will have to be taken to a garage..
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Typical timing belt intervals are every 60k miles. It's a very involved service to do the whole job - timing belt, timing belt tensioner, serpentine or accessory belts, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, all fluids, all filters, brake and suspension inspection, and tire rotation. On many cars it's recommended to change the oxygen sensors as well. Quite a bit of this can be done when you want, but the first five items are critical and should all be done. And regardless of whether your manufacturer says the coolant is "lifetime", replace it - don't reuse coolant. It's cheap and it's good practice to use new coolant.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
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Other than taking it to a dealer to have fix, or buying the part and fidgeting with it, by a Haynes repair manual for your year, make, and model car, usually available at any Kragen, Pep Boys, Auto Zone or Advance. Instructions and details will be in the manual for a DIY fix.(but you will still have to buy a starter)
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
First off, you don't have to remove the WHOLE INTAKE MANIFOLD. If you look closely, you'll see that the intake manifold is a two piece setup(Upper Intake, Lower Intake).
You will need a new gasket after removing it. Don't be cheap either, get one that is reusable.
First, remove the air intake from the restrictive airbox, then remove the bolts from the center portion of the intake not from the heads!!!(This is not a Chevy so the car's parts made on this intake is for people like us to work on)
After removing the "Upper" intake and everything else including any hoses, you may successfully remove the intake and lay it aside and guess what, you can replace spark plugs.
Replacing the front three is a no brainer so I'm not getting into that LOL. NOW, I HIGHLY suggest to go ahead and spend the extra $20.00 or $30.00-$35.00 if you was performance gains and better/longer performance usage, and get you some plug wires too. You only want to do this once (For a long time).
Do not use any other spark plug but an NGK brand, NOt an AC Delco although they call for it too, I wouldn't go with them. These stout V8 killer motors produced were specifically made for high performance.
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Posted on Apr 03, 2009
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