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Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key Sticking in Ignition? Replacing an Ignition Lock Cylinder. 18

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key Sticking in Ignition? Replacing an Ignition Lock Cylinder.

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Share with:How to replacing a Ignition Lock Cylinder on a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. These procedures are very common on other year/make/models. On this repair, I will be using a APDTY 035814, which comes completely set-up...

ABS or Traction Control Warning Light? Bad Wheel Speed Sensor? Could be wiring harness. 2

ABS or Traction Control Warning Light? Bad Wheel Speed Sensor? Could be wiring harness.

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Share with:ABS or Traction Control warning light on? Bad Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS)? In most cases the OEM harnesses are exposed to the elements and over time can rub against parts of the under...

Why does my Audi or Volkswagen leak oil everywhere? 0

Why does my Audi or Volkswagen leak oil everywhere?

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Share with:Why does my Audi or Volkswagen leak oil everywhere? Most likely there is blockage in the breather hose and/or failure of the engine crankcase breather valve.  How does the oil breather vent system...

Ford Ranger Hub Bearing Replacement Instructions 7

Ford Ranger Hub Bearing Replacement Instructions

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Share with:Article from  ‘ The Ranger Station Technical Library ‘   Story By Valley Customs now you’ve probably realized that the replacements of the 98-00 Ranger hubs suck. Not only are the parts expensive, but...

Ford F-Series Super Duty Powerstroke 6.0L Turbocharged Diesel losing coolant or over-heating? 1

Ford F-Series Super Duty Powerstroke 6.0L Turbocharged Diesel losing coolant or over-heating?

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Share with:The diesel engine uses a compression-ignition system, meaning that it uses the heat of compression to initiate a spark-ignition to burn the air-fuel mixture.  Using this style of internal combustion has it advantages and...

Ford F150, Mustang, 3-Valve 5.4/4.6 Code P0022 or P0012, VCT Solenoid, poor fuel mileage. 3

Ford F150, Mustang, 3-Valve 5.4/4.6 Code P0022 or P0012, VCT Solenoid, poor fuel mileage.

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Share with:– Basic System Overview and Operation The Ford 4.6 Liter 3-Valve motor is the first modular Ford V8 to incorporate variable camshaft timing (VCT). Variable valve timing adjusts the angle of the camshaft...

Automatic Temperature Control mode selection not working. Defaults to the defrost setting. 5

Automatic Temperature Control mode selection not working. Defaults to the defrost setting.

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Share with:Today’s Vehicle Electronics are becoming very High-tech with the addition of many new creature comforts. One such feature is Dual Temperature Control, Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) or also called Electronic Climate Control. This...

4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L GM Truck rough idle? Trouble Codes PO300, PO171, PO174 and PO332? 25

4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L GM Truck rough idle? Trouble Codes PO300, PO171, PO174 and PO332?

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Share with:These two conditions seem to be very common, and requires similar repair procedures (removal of the intake manifold). Gm has recognized these problems and has issued a parts revision and TSB (Technical Service...

Reprogramming procedure for Mercury, Ford, and Lincoln Key Fob 7

Reprogramming procedure for Mercury, Ford, and Lincoln Key Fob

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Share with:Most modern vehicles come with the option for keyless entry. The problem is that these transmitters drop, break, get lost, rubber buttons wear, contacts inside become corroded and the plastic case can crack. TechSmart™...

2003-2005 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis Headlights dropping out while driving 3

2003-2005 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis Headlights dropping out while driving

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Share with:TechSmart Lighting Control Module  (LCM) The LCM is Fords answer to problems with electronic interference and excessive heat with thermoelectric devices used previously. The LCM is a microprocessor based module that controls several...

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