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I can answer generally for all luxury cars that have gotten old, whether they be Mercedes Benz, BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln, Acura, Infiniti, etc.
They all reach a point that they become too expensive to repair. Repairing an old luxury car is as expensive as repairing a new luxury car. As a basic example, many years ago my parents owned a Cadillac Cimarron, the cheapest Cadillac made at that time. One day, the alternator went out on it. A typical rebuilt alternator at that time cost around $65, but for that car the rebuilt alternator cost $400. The manufacturers (both cars and parts) figure that if you can afford to purchase the car, you can afford the premium repair bills. The size of the repair bills doesn't go down as the car gets older.
An owner who is trying to unload an old luxury car at a rock bottom price is looking for a sucker who doesn't realize this yet to take the money pit off his hands at a price that is higher than an automotive salvage yard will pay for it.

Acura Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago

Hook up a scan tool and see why the light is coming on. Could be running lean at that speed because of a fuel problem. Could be that one of the sensors controlling the engine is sending a bad signal. Lots of possibilities. Weak valve springs could be causing a miss fire.

Mini Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago

If the brake warning light is on then you may have a problem with the hydraulic system or a defective brake warning switch. Make sure that the emergency brake is fully released. Make sure there is enough fluid in the master cylinder.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

It is definately the locking mechanism. .same issues with mazda tribute and mercury mariner ford will need to remove the panel to replace it..m

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

Could be low compression on that cylinder. Do a compression check. Also see if there a vacuum source connected to that cylinder that may cause a miss.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

Hi, 15nm,30nm,90 degrease,then another 90 degrease, start from middle to outer and tighten bolts clockwise, hope this was some help.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

For 2004 Pontiac Truck Montana 3.4L SFI 6cyl check this procedure repair guide (Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005)...
Instrument Panel & Pad - Removal & Installation


Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly
  1. Disable the air bag system.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the instrument panel (I/P) insulators.
  4. Remove the I/P glove compartment assembly.
  5. Remove the I/P driver knee bolster assembly.
  6. Remove the I/P accessory trim plate around the Driver Information Display.
  7. Remove the HVAC control panel.
  8. Remove the driver information center.
  9. Remove the I/P gauge cluster trim plate.
  10. Remove the I/P gauge cluster.
  11. Remove the I/P lower trim molding.
  12. Remove the I/P steering column opening moldings.
  13. Remove the left and right windshield pillar garnish moldings..
  14. Remove the I/P upper trim pad.
  15. Remove the steering column assembly as follows:
    1. Remove the steering wheel. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Steering Wheel, Removal & Installation.-
    2. Remove the left knee bolster.
    3. Remove the intermediate shaft from the steering column.
    4. Disconnect the transaxle shift cable from the linear shift assembly ball stud.
    5. Remove the transaxle shift cable retaining clip and cable from the shaft cable bracket.
    6. Disconnect the steering column electrical connectors.
    7. Remove the steering column mounting nuts and bolts, then remove the steering column.
      NOTE Once the steering column is removed from the car, the column is extremely susceptible to damage.
  16. Remove the front floor console assembly.
  17. Remove the front floor console reinforcement.
  18. Remove the front floor console bracket.
  19. Remove the passenger side air bag module.
  20. Remove the hood release handle.
  21. Remove the screws for the data link connector.
  22. Remove the carrier cover.
  23. Remove the lower extension panel.
  24. Lift up from the bottom of the I/P in order to release the top retainers.
  25. Remove the I/P wiring harness retainers that are attached to the I/P assembly.
  26. Remove the I/P panel assembly from the vehicle.
  27. Installation is the reverse order of assembly.

Hope helped.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered 3 days ago

Here is a site that has a lot of information on the rear shade. It has wiring diagrams and instructions on what to check.

Ford Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago


Get a can of DW40. Spray it all over the cap and inside where the key goes, leave for 10 or 15 mins and then try and open it.

Good luck.

Renault Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago

You can follow these steps
  1. Align the timing mark on the crankshaft gear to the notch on the bottom of the rear timing belt cover. ...
  2. Align the timing marks on the camshaft gears.
  3. Install the timing belt.
  4. Rotate the coolant pump clockwise using the J 42492-A.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

Check engine breather pipes/filters are clean and clear of obstruction.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

Ford Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

The code means the EBCM (electronic brake control module) is receiving faulty data from other modules or is faulty itself. If you are asking what has failed, IDK. This issue requires diagnostics. If you want to. Write back with Year Make and Model. I suspect this is a GM vehicle. Please let me know if there is anything else.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 days ago

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