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Depends on the car.

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Try connecting plastic tubing to drivers side bleeder valve. Place end of tube into a half full can of brake fluid. Press the brake repeatedly with the engine running so your power braking system is working. Watch the tubing until all bubbles have been pushed through the tubing. Repeat for the passenger side. The plastic tubing needs to be submerged in the fluid in the can to keep it from letting air back into the system through the bleeder valve.

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Go to on the web. They may have yours

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One note- many thermostat elements can be installed backwards and while they will function, they don't allow full flow of the coolant like that.
Dunno what the bolt might be for-
Another possibility is a blown head gasket; if these fail between any combustion chamber and a coolant path, it will heat the devil out of coolant and generally cause exhaust fumes in bubbles in the cooling system. You can check for signs of rust on your plugs since the cooling engine will **** in coolant and that will leave deposits. Also check your coolant for any signs of a milkiness and your oil for signs it is turning into hand-lotion.

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Must likely your brake pads are worn out and the steel backing is in contact with the rotor. Better get it looked at quickly otherwise you will have to have the rotors ground or replaced as well as new pads.

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If its the piston thats sticking you can purchase a kit for it but your probably better off buying the caliper. If the caliper is sticking and not sliding back and forth you need to buy a brake hardware kit for it. From my experience the brake hose usally collapses on the inside and causes it to stick you might want to check this out.

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More than likely a restricted exhaust system (cat converter). Could be plugged air filter.

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1. Check the Motors, or similar manual at your public library for your van or enter your problem in your internet search engine.

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My personal opinion is you don't want to rebuild a caliper. Most times now calipers are replaced as a unit (you can replace just one side without a problem) as the labor and time to work on a caliper is offset by the price of a new or rebuilt unit from a parts store. I don't have the pricing for your particular vehicle, but a phone call to an auto parts store can get you a price and availability instantly. I'm not sure if most auto supply stores would even stock the pistons and seals needed for the rebuild job.

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My sincere apologies for the delayed response.
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look under the chasis it should be there.most times it is on the drivers side near the middle.

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yes it is in one of two places.The first is look under the hood find the blower motor on the left side standing infront of the van.look under the blower motor to the right and down it should be there.if not look near the center/rear engin compartment,to see if it is there.It is a white ceramic part about 2/3 inches long with twqo wires on it.

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Trace the secondary wire from the distributor cap to the coil pack.Using a test lamp see if you have voltage to the pack with the key on.if not,you may be correct if you do have voltage the coil is likely defective.Also check the cap and cable connection at the distributor cap

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i hate to tell you but your tran is no goog. you will needto replace it. sorry to tell you this

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