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    1. i just do diy stuff so i am not pro mechanic or...

      i just do diy stuff so i am not pro mechanic or pro owner, i don't even bring my car to any mechanic and if i do, i always double check their work for my satisfaction. i know for sure there are...
    2. i guess, it's alway coincidence if you don't have...

      i guess, it's alway coincidence if you don't have proof. if you can prove it that it's the car repair guy caused it, i'll believe you. give it the benefit of the doubt. that's the problem...
    3. it's possible to just replace the bearing and...

      it's possible to just replace the bearing and strut mount but will be extremely a pain without proper tools. I would just remove the strut and find out where it's binding. what's the history of...
    4. Looks like just bad luck. this is the first time...

      Looks like just bad luck. this is the first time i've heard of this crank sprocket disintegrating. maybe there's already a problem with the crank sprocket before you had the timing belt replaced...
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      get the OEM and be done with it. You can return...

      get the OEM and be done with it. You can return your old one as core when you do that and get a refund of a hundred. That's what I did before, had the same problem with the flex pipe leaking at...
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      could be a leaking fuel injector and bad fuel...

      could be a leaking fuel injector and bad fuel pressure regulator. there are no other place a gas can go to the engine oil except thru the fuel injector.
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      it looks to me that the problem is the crank...

      it looks to me that the problem is the crank position sensor. try that this time.
    8. that's definitely your fan. but before you get...

      that's definitely your fan. but before you get it, test the fan by directly providing power to the fan itself thru the slow speed and fast speed. all you have to do is disconnect the cable...
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      i'm telling you, it's black by the time I reach...

      i'm telling you, it's black by the time I reach 10000 miles or 1 year. :) so pretty much, i change my oil once a year. Crazy isn't it? But so far, it's good, there's no other issues. :laugh:
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      so are you all set and it's running? what i...

      so are you all set and it's running? what i usuallyl do is put it at TDC, mark the belt and crank and cam gear with a cutex, transfer the mark from the old belt to the new belt making sure it's...
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      alternator.

      alternator.
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      get the codes first.

      get the codes first.
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      i'm sure that's your battery.

      i'm sure that's your battery.
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      A bubble on the left side means something is...

      A bubble on the left side means something is wrong with that battery. I had my previous battery replaced because it swelled all around it, pretty much like it is about to explode. good thing it was...
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      just fully recharge your battery first before...

      just fully recharge your battery first before using it. we don't know how old your battery is but if it is and got it discharged where the car does not start, then the battery might be dying too. ...
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      just go to your local dealer. they surely have...

      just go to your local dealer. they surely have one there.
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      if you are going to have the waterpump replaced,...

      if you are going to have the waterpump replaced, i'll recommend to have the timing belt, tensioner replaced too. removing the waterpump requires to remove the timing belt and tensioner. get it done...
    18. no, maybe you have the wrong cps. Is that OEM?

      no, maybe you have the wrong cps. Is that OEM?
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      just don't expect a perfect car with 200k miles...

      just don't expect a perfect car with 200k miles on it. you might have to fix some other things along the way. if you get lucky, maybe just the minor fixes.
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      it could be the water pump or hose somewhere. ...

      it could be the water pump or hose somewhere. find out where that leak is coming from first and fix it asap. since it's summer today, bring as much distilled water as you can so you don't run it...
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