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    1. those exhaust fumes are really hot. it can cause...

      those exhaust fumes are really hot. it can cause a fire and you end up with no car. :) however, if you're on a budget, bring it to an exhaust shop and have them replace them replace the flex pipe...
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      it needs to be really flat. a slight bend might...

      it needs to be really flat. a slight bend might work if you use the liquid sealant and let it dry before filling up the oil.
    3. first, try replacing the parking brake switch as...

      first, try replacing the parking brake switch as mentioned previously. it could be that the switch is not disengaging fully causing a bit of electricity to flow and therefore you getting a dim light....
    4. I believe when handling airbag related stuff, you...

      I believe when handling airbag related stuff, you need to disconnect the battery and let the static electricity to dissipate after a few minutes. then, you can work on the airbag stuff. when you...
    5. it's definitely your CAT. I had that code due to...

      it's definitely your CAT. I had that code due to the leaking flex pipe. I replaced the CAT with the OEM at 110000 miles and there were no codes after that. Now, I'm at 155000 miles.
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      how much did it cost you all? what's your...

      how much did it cost you all? what's your mileage now?
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      do you get a engine light or at least a code? I...

      do you get a engine light or at least a code? I would think your crankshaft position sensor is to blame.
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      where are you located? if you are selling it,...

      where are you located? if you are selling it, just sell it as a whole and deal with the loss and get another used one. you'll save time removing the parts and selling it.
    9. you could be low on Freon. there's the a/c...

      you could be low on Freon. there's the a/c pressure switch. even if you turn on the a/c and there's low pressure, the fan will not turn on as I recall.

      try to test your car by leaving it on...
    10. Thread: A/C recharge

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      When the ac is running, both fan should rotate....

      When the ac is running, both fan should rotate. You will need to replace that fan first before assuming you have less freon. When fan is replaced, test it again for cold air. Fyi, you need both the...
    11. great info. I would do the same thing if my car...

      great info. I would do the same thing if my car needs a tow 5 hours away. Uhaul will be the cheapest in that situation. I only have a couple of miles of tow since we don't need the 100 miles or more...
    12. Towing experience - info for all - please share your experience

      I'm just wondering if anyone experienced being towed due to car failure. I did when we had an accident. My wife rear ended another car. If you got towed, how much did you pay for towing?
      1. got...
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      I have a 04 1.8t with 5speed automatic. it seems...

      I have a 04 1.8t with 5speed automatic. it seems solid to me, all I do is change oil every 30-40 thousand miles.
    14. yes, that's definitely hard to remove. I used a...

      yes, that's definitely hard to remove. I used a screw driver to pry it off. make sure to pry only the edges of the adapter. for the serpentine belt, you might want to wash it off with water to...
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      how about trying to add a Freon first?

      how about trying to add a Freon first?
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      first and foremost, what made you think it's your...

      first and foremost, what made you think it's your fan control module? the first thing that came to my mind is you may be low on Freon. due to the high heat, the orings on some connection may have...
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      Is there anyone interested in buying my old...

      Is there anyone interested in buying my old battery cover including the top fuse holder? Let me know if you are interested. Thank you.
    18. yes.

      yes.
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      no problem, your apology is accepted. :peace:

      no problem, your apology is accepted. :peace:
    20. usually the rubber hoses are good, just check for...

      usually the rubber hoses are good, just check for cracks. but the plastic pieces connected to the rubber hose are the ones that are prone to failure for old age. it will just crack or snap at the...
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