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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:12 am 
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Location: Muskego,Wisconsin
Year and Trim: 2000 SLE 2005 SLE
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Fixed the air ride today on the 2005SLE.
Found two problems.
The level sensor was bad.
Replaced it with one I got from Andrew.(thanks Andrew)
Also had 2 cuts in the air line on the drivers side.
They were caused by rubbing up against the inner plastic wheel well.
Had an air line kit and spliced in a new line.
Nice to have air shocks working again.
What a big difference how it rides now.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:16 pm 
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Location: Muskego,Wisconsin
Year and Trim: 2000 SLE 2005 SLE
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Installed Dorman aluminum coolant elbows with GM OEM O-rings on the 2000SLE.
Took off the belt,alternator and the ICM for easy access.
Took about 1-1/2 hours start to finish.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Location: Lincoln Park, Mi
Year and Trim: 2004 GTO
Passat got some attention today. Fixed the window regulator, got the plate lights working, and most importantly got that rear caliper replaced so the parking brake works again. No more car trying to roll away on me anymore.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:58 am 
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So yesterday the coolant flange on the VW decided it didn’t want to flange the coolant anymore. So had to replace it in the rain last night. That was fun.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:36 pm 
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Location: Isanti, MN
Year and Trim: 2000 SLE Saved from the scrapyard.
broke the passenger door handle ( outside ) trying to open it up after releasing it from its icy sarcophagus and then the door wouldn't latch shut. Warmed up the car for an hour and it finally latched, only to find all the doors locked and the car running....Fortunately it was at home and I have an extra key. Went to open up the other doors and then the passenger rear wouldn't latch shut ( didn't break the handle though ). Remembered the door locking itself, actuated the lock on the inside of the door and it worked as usual again. So, lesson learned? Don't wash your car in the winter when it's going to fall well below zero, make sure you're super careful when it snows, melts and freezes your car, especially on the side that got all the wet snow. AND IF you can't get the door to latch shut, try manually locking and unlocking the door first to see if you can unjam the mechanism.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:47 pm 
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First post of 2019 in this thread!

Changed Penny's oil yesterday. Car is nearing 185k miles.

Also changed the rear motor mount. Definitely quite the journey if you're doing it in your garage. Put the car on ramps, lowered the rear of the subframe, and got that sucker out.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:23 pm 
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Location: Macedonia, OH
Year and Trim: 2002 SE
Got the boat roller mount on (finally), and also replaced the oil pressure sensor. That *dang* sensor was a pain in the neck to get to, due to the fact that we didn't have a stubby extension to use. Had to use a weird joint extension (that was all we had). Took the passenger tire off to make that easier.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Location: Fort Worth ,Texas
Year and Trim: 2000 Bonneville SE
Not much....replaced taillight bulb....replaced fog light bulb ........put in some 20 dollar LED 6000k headlights.....wanted to see why so cheap lol

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:01 pm 
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Year and Trim: 2000 SLE Saved from the scrapyard.
replaced the crank sensor with the hopes of a fix to my starting problems that developed in the extreme cold temps...got to upgrade my 1/2 impact to get the 15/16" bolt out of the crank,but to no avail...

turning the key it just cranks but won't fire. It only starts by opening the throttle. it won't idle on its own either. randomly it seems, I lose the tachometer which is why I replaced the CKP. fuel pressure is good, but when it was cold and I would depress the shraeder valve, it would trickle fuel ,but when i got it running and tested it in a warm shop, it shot out full fuel pressure. It simply will not start, cold weather or 30F just by cranking the engine over with the key. I didn't notice any damage to the wiring harness at the computer under the air filter housing when I took a peak at it, but I can't say there is no damage since I did not fully investigate it. I'm going to look at the idle air control valve, but I can't imagine that it would have that kind of control over a cold start....

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:49 pm 
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Year and Trim: 2003 Pontiac Bonneville SSEI
Got to play with an Autel Scan Tool and turned on the "Afterblow" feature in the HVAC controls. :)

was kind of disappointed it couldn't change the owner names that show up when you start the car with a given key/fob. :???:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:11 pm 
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1. Used Autel Scan Tool to program new key fobs (never had any since we bought the car)
2. Replaced Front strut/spring assembly on both sides (gabriel brand)
3. while replacing struts, broke the sway bar end link bolt - time for poly upgrade.
4. tested panic button on new remotes - realized the horn has died at some point in the recent past - bought replacement horn to fit to the car.
5. also noticed the washer nozzles aren't working - yay another project...lol

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:12 pm 
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Ordered shocks, struts and mounts for the GTO. Still waiting on the guy that’s sellling the lowering springs. If I don’t hear back soon I’ll be getting some peddlers stock height springs.

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04 GTP comp G.... December 2015 COTM........GONE
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Year and Trim: 2002 SE
Got the car back from the shop. Main purpose was to investigate the valve cover gaskets, a possible coolant leak, and an undercarriage check.

Undercarriage check revealed that, for the most part, the undercarriage is in fantastic shape for being a 17 year old Ohio car. However, the frame is rotting (rather badly in my opinion) on the drivers side. So much so that the man who worked on my car said that I should start thinking about getting another car.

I'm going to review my options - including possible welding of the area.

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