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  • P03806 Crankshaft Position Sensor B Circuit Range Performance. ?

    Deville 2001 base; 149.000 miles

    I know what the code means. I has the PCK sensors replaced several years ago by  mechanic.  The check engine light came on two days ago.  There are no other PCM  codes. The car has not stalled and engine performance is fine. IOW, there is no indication other than the Check Engine Light that has pointed to something wrong with the circuit or crankshaft sensors. 

    It's very hard to check the wiring but I didn't find anything using hands and eyes. 

    There's a motor mount in the bottom of the wiring harness, and I don't want to take it off. 

    1. Should I install the sensors and, if so, should I have a mechanic do a variable relearn? 

    2. If the sensors are fine, but the code still shows up, should I start cutting a wire harness and splice all wires so that they go under the mount and I can see the pigtails more easily? I have cleaned the connectors with connector cleaner.  

    3. Electrical testing is not for me right now. It's very confusing. Thanks

    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs4 months ago
  • Bernie Lies?

    Bernie said that the doubling of federal spending, which his free stuff would cost, would be paid by a "modest tax" on Wall Street.

    If that's going to be enough, then why can't the government fund all its current obligations by that same "modest tax" on Wall Street right now?

    6 AnswersPolitics8 months ago
  • Question about air in brake line.?

    I used a handheld vacuum pump to flush out my brake fluid. I kept the level of fluid topped off regularly.

    As I used the pump, I noticed air coming out. Then, the air came out too regularly. I suspected that the seal between the bleeder hose and the bleeder screw wasn't so airtight. The brakes work a lot better but I wonder how I can tell if any air is still in the brake line. BTW, I tried to find a

    clamp to put on the hose to create such an airtight seal but couldn't find one. Thanks.

    6 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs10 months ago
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    Low Water Pressure Irrigation System?

    Just installed an anti-siphon valve and brass shut-ff valve.

    2. Three zones are getting water (not worried about the fourth), but the flow is very poor and none of the heads bother to pop up much.

    3. I don't use the solenoid in the pic, but I do rotate it CCW to open up the valve there. The arrow next to the brass valve shows the direction of water flow.

    Q: What is happening? Is the water valve causing a restriction? This low pressure never happened before.

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs10 months ago
  • Fuel Pressure Regulator Hose Question?

    2001 Deville Base, 149,000 miles

    I've noticed that the FPR vacuum hose has burned apart through the years. No engine codes have ever show up. Fuel pump pressure without the hose was always at 44 psi, well within range. 

    I reattached the hose and got a very low 33 psi. When I reattached the hose I also noticed stalling and under-performance issues.  

    Question: Should I just leave it as it is? If it isn't broke, I don't want to fix it. 

    4 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs11 months ago
  • Anti-Siphon Valve with Solenoid Question?

    I replaced an old, above-ground anti-siphon valve with a new one that has a solenoid. The old one did not have a solenoid. I tested the sprinkler system and noticed that none of sprinkler zones worked. I heard buzzing on a in-ground solenoid/valve from one of the four zones, but that was it. Some of the wire connections between the power cord and the valves are a bit rusted. 

    Question: Is this a wiring issue? Or is the non-used solenoid, that is part of the anti-siphon valve, somehow preventing any flow, even if the solenoid is not connected

    to anything?  

    2 AnswersDo It Yourself (DIY)11 months ago
  • Question about fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose?

    2001 Deville base.

    For years the vacuum hose on the FPR

    was off. I found it, and apparently it had been torn by heat.

    When I put it back on the FPR, engine performance was reduced, according to husband. Today I had the car stall three times as I was leaving a parking lot.

    The car did not show any codes and did not seem to have problems with the hose off. Why did it start acting up when the hose was reconnected?

    4 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs11 months ago
  • Car won't always start the first time.?

    2001 Deville Base.

    This has happened a couple of times. I crank it and nothing happens. No noises are heard--clicking or otherwise.

    I press the accelerator a few times and then it starts after 5 or 6 tries. I don't know if the accelerator has anything to do with it. I had some old codes showing "Service Theft System" but I erased them.

    This doesn't always happen. Most of the time it cranks right up. Please help.

    4 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • Question about Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    This is for Florida. I talked to my attorney and he said all was okay with the paperwork, but I am obsessing over one thing:

    I was new to this and in the personal property section, I wrote down every little thing I owned. I spent 3 days on and off doing this, and even listed things like a green trash can that was mutilated by the sanitary workers. I then got my sister's old bankruptcy papers, and she did not list items such as copy paper, stapler, etc. It was a very basic list of things a trustee could sell.

    I struck off the list things like copy paper and a stapler. I wrote down the basics: furniture, clothing, computer, copier, etc. Is this okay? My spouse is a rat pack and I didn't want to list all the junk he dumps in the garage. Thanks.

    1 AnswerOther - Business & Finance1 year ago
  • Water in oil by mistake?

    I accidentally put in about half cup at most water for the washer into the oil sump. I would guess less than a cup, maybe half cup at most. Should I drain all the oil and replace, or let it go. The amount was very small.

    7 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • Accidentally put water into oil sump.?

    This has never happened before. I put a bit of washer fluid water into the oil sump.

    I would estimate half a cup at most. Should I drain the oil and replace oil filter?

    2 AnswersYahoo Autos1 year ago
  • Need advice on pulling off harmonic balancer?

    2001 Devile. No problem removing the bolt. I lowered the front subframe a bit to give me access to the pulley. However, the 3-clawed pulley removal tool doesn't

    fit square into the pulley (it's at a bad angle because of lack of space), and the claws seem to not be at the proper angle to attach to the inserts anyway. Is there any other way to remove the pulley?

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
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    Trouble lowering subframe to access harmonic balancer.?

    2001 Deville base.

    1. I loosened the three back subframe bolts.

    2. I removed the three front subframe bolts.

    3. With a jack, I lowered the front subframe.

    4. The subframe stopped because the engine mounts are in the way and stopped the subframe from going lower.

    5. I have better access to the balancer, but not enough.

    6. If I remove the engine mount to subframe bolt shown by the arrow, I have to lower the mount on the other side (?). Access may be challenging. It's clear the the mount is getting squished and preventing the subframe from going down further. .

    7. Is there something I'm not understanding here? Chiltons never mentioned the mounts.

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • Pulling out 2001 Deville harmonic balancer?

    There is no room for a claw puller. There are no holes for a puller to attach itself to. Any ideas on how to remove it? The only room available is for a socket. Rest is blocked by fenderwall.

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • Found abandoned Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T.?

    My husband found a bag of abandoned phones in a bag. He works in a condo complex and people dump stuff before they leave all the time.

    Most of the phones are old, The S5 has an AT&T logo on the back, has no battery, no charger, and no sim card. I use Sprint wireless network. Can this phone be used on the sprint network? Secondly, is it worth it to buy a battery, charger, and sim card to see if it works?

    2 AnswersCell Phones & Plans1 year ago
  • How to open stuck fuel locking ring off fuel pump assembly?

    My 2001 Deville has an accessible fuel pump underneath the trunk. However, the original locking ring is made of plastic. I tried everything possible to unlock it by rotating it, but the plastic is soft and very brittle. I don t want to take the tank down. All I want to do is test the fuel level sending unit and most likely replace it. I tried the brass punch. It won t budge.

    Any other options?

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • Can;t get all r134a out of the cans for my car's AC?

    I had bought an adapter for r134a cans, which did not fit the threads of my manifold gauge. So I had to use a cheap plastic connector that inserts the refrigerant directly into the system when the compressor is running. All went well until the last half of the can. I vigorously shook it, then rotated it from 12 o'clock to 3 o'clock. This went on and on. There is still about 1/4 left in each can. The vents only blow 50 degrees F. What can I do to get the rest of the refrigerant out of the can and bring the temp down to 45? .

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • AC compressor engages but wont accept freon from AC Pro.?

    I replaced the ac condenser on my 2001 Deville. I can't engage the ac clutch at all.

    Thus no freon will enter the system. .Is there a blockage somewhere?

    4 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • 2001 Deville. Can't engage AC clutch.?

    My Deville doesn't have an AC compressor relay. It has a mini fuse for the AC compressor clutch only, and other fuses for fans. I replaced the condenser because the refrigerant leaked out of it.

    I tried disconnecting the negative battery

    cable and wait a few minutes. There are no pressure switches on the dryer.

    Anyone knows what I can do. I tried to"squirt" some refrigerant hoping to engage the clutch, but that didn't work either. Thank you much in advance.

    4 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago
  • Temp gauge on 2001 Deville momentarily went up a notch, then back down. What caused it?

    I ve clamped together the upper radiator hose which had gone loose and spilled coolant out. I drove the 2001 Deville and the temp gauge went momentarily up one notch, then in a few minutes was back to normal. I drove around more and didn t notice the temp gauge go above normal anymore.

    Question: Is this momentary hiccup okay, or do I need to look for a coolant leak somewhere? I ve checked for coolant leaks but can t find one. Is it a sign that the thermostat is giving up the ghost?

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 year ago