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      ...Phantom Coolant Leak....

      I found a pic of the other side of the car, taken outside....shows the difference between front and back ride height a little more......
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      ...Use Only Synthetic Oil...

      I think you should change the oil and filter again as soon as possible....use synthetic 5W40....non synthetic oils will sludge under the heat of the turbo, perhaps clogging your oil pump; leading to...
    3. ...Unseize The Lock Cylinder...

      This happened to my '02 Wagon....the rear hatch USED to open with the button on the fob....then it stopped wprking...then I noticed that the lock cylinder was seized....I could NOT turn the key in...
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      ...Strut Mount Bearings....?

      My Foxes groan too.....more noticeable when cold....I have been suspecting my strut mount bearings...best replaced when doing front shocks....which I haven't done this decade.......
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      ...Centre Punch Save...

      I remember when I did the timing belt/water pump procedure in my driveway last October; that a You Tube video suggested using an Allen Key to rest in the notches...to hold the clutch fan in place, so...
    6. Thread: 1987 fox wagon

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      ...Fifth Injector...?

      Could it be your cold start valve (fifth injector) isn't opening...? This is the injector at the end of the throttle body; that has the 'pigtail' steel braided hose coming from it....this is...
    7. ...Sheer Power...

      It's from the Sheer Power of the Fox.....!!! :P ...Perhaps you should look at the condition of your front suspension; springs, shocks, bushings in the control arms, side motor mounts/transmission...
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      ...Replaced Alternator...

      I didn't actually do the work...I was willing to; but time and space restrictions are prohibitive during the winter months...as a sidewalk mechanic....I did have a hand in getting it done though....I...
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      ...Finally...!!!

      WHEW...!!! What a relief to have this finally fixed....for the last few days....I have been driving around with the alternator out of charging circuit; running straight off the battery, trying to...
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      ...Thanks For The Info...

      Thank You for your input scotts13....the two units looked like they would both fit...I was just a little reticent to pull it apart to not have things go back together the way they should.....having...
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      ...Not Fixed As Yet...

      I called my usual Alt & Starter guy today.....only to find that his phone number is not assigned.....that's no good.....so I asked my parts guy to call HIS Alt & starter guy.....we determined that my...
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      ....Really...?!?

      I do have the 1.8t...AWM engine code....that would be excellent if I can get to the alternator without having to remove the whole front of the car...I made a special tool out of a centre punch; to...
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      ...Thanks For Your Reply...

      Thanks for your quick response CazGLI...!!! I think I just barely made it home under battery power....my dash lights were dimming and then a couple of codes lit up on the dash....first was the ABS...
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      ...."Alternator Workshop"....?!?

      I got in to drive home from work today....started it up; and within seconds, the battery light lit up....and the message panel read, "Alternator Workshop".....what does this mean..? I am guessing...
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      ...Went For A Drive...

      I had to take my Dad (aka the Fatman), to see my Mom in Port Hope....she is in a nursing home there....and I am the only one in the family that is licensed.....at any rate, things have played out the...
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      ...Fuel Tank Straps....

      Since my last post.....Woody II has only moved....when jump started by Woody III...down to the sidewalk; to be jacked up in the air, to be fitted for a fuel tank strap (more than once!!).......which...
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      ...Almost Stole It...!!!

      I work at a Toyota dealership....this car was a trade-in with 357,000+ km on the clock.....none of the wholesalers wanted to touch it because of the timing belt issue....my boss saw that I have an...
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      ....Ahhh Fresh Air....

      It didn't happen today....maybe a month and a couple days ago.....but I changed the cabin filter...less dust blowing all over the dash, etc...worth the $8 to not breathe anything else from the...
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      ...Now What...?!?

      One morning as I was on my way to work.....I walk around the front of the car to find this......
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      ...Just Wondering...

      Hey there Googlefluff....I was just wondering if you managed to get your clutch issues sorted out....I was also puttering around on my Photobucket page, and found some pics of what to adjust....in...
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