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Diagnosing Problems That Trigger Engine Noise

Buying junk cars is easy to do, however making a profit from buying junk cars for cash is an entirely different proposal altogether. This article was written to help the reader to learn how to buy and sell junk cars for profit.

Take the Car Battery out from under the hood… Car batteries contain lead, which is what is known as, a non-ferrous metal that means it contains no iron. Most scrap yards will not allow you to sell your car to them with a battery in it anyway, however you can sell the car battery separately for more money, if you know where to go, these usually bring between $8.00-$15.00 apiece.

If you have a garage park your car there as often as possible. Fuel thieves will have to deal with this extra security and may be put off and find another, easier, target.

Just pushing the “Trac Off” button only partially disables the Trac system. It disables the Trac throttle body and TRAC function through the ABS System (on 93.5-96 only), but not the Trac system’s ignition timing retard function. Unplugging the Trac fuse eliminates both functions as well catalytic converter recycling as the mph speed limiter which works through the trac system. The fuse can be found in the main fuse box on the driver’s side of the engine compartment. It must be noted that removing the fuse will cause the TRAC light to stay on, but you’ll get used to it.

Replace the slave cylinder and make sure the actuating pin properly indexes in the release fork. If you did not weld the throw out bearing, use the release fork to press it into place before connecting the slave cylinder. Replace the two inspection plates.

Remove the oxygen sensor wiring connector. Disconnect the Y pipe at the down pipe and at the recycle catalytic converters. These bolts may be rusty due to heat so using a rust breaker solvent like PB Blaster may help. Be careful not to damage the gaskets if you plan to reuse them.

If you want to mount it in the dash, the two most popular places are the Clock location (which holds a 52mm gauge), and the Air Vent beside it (which holds a 60mm gauge). You can also use an A-Pillar gauge pod.

So, that’s the underneath check list for your new used car. After this, everywhere else to check is fairly easy to get to. Good luck in your search for a good used car. I hope these tips have been or will be helpful.

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