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    12-07-2018, 02:46 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Help! Rescue me, please! in Cars for Sale
    If you end up sending it to a yard, I'm interested in the rear bumper/skin, based on it's condition. For a fair price, I'll come up and pull it,...
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    12-05-2018, 03:38 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Codes/problem Help in Technical Forum
    Glad you worked it out, thanks for the follow up, drive it like you stole it ;) Ken
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    12-04-2018, 02:44 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Question...... in Non Technical Forum
    ....like this, you mean?
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    11-27-2018, 11:02 PM
    When chasing interior lights, don't overlook the pair underneath either side of the dash, the one inside the glovebox, and the one inside the center...
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    11-27-2018, 03:21 PM
    Quoting TG yet again, 'nobody reads the thread...' ;) The OP already mentioned they have one.
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    11-25-2018, 05:52 PM
    Better make more than just 4 while the saw is plugged in....you'll need spares ;)
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    11-24-2018, 03:37 PM
    Circuits can change colors depending on where you are on the circuit, which route in/out, based on what purpose etc.. Sometimes including one switch,...
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    11-24-2018, 02:06 PM
    Temp gauge fluctuation often means the push-on connector at the sender near the thermostat housing is loose and/or corroded. Clean both, then gently...
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    11-22-2018, 12:39 AM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    The pressure and return lines are soft lines/hoses that connect that assembly to the pump, but there is additional network of hard lines/metal tubes...
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    11-21-2018, 11:51 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    Used on the assembly line I think. For bleeding, the shop manual recommends pulling a vacuum on the reservoir as a service procedure, should the...
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    11-21-2018, 08:38 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    I doubt the banjo fitting is readily available...might need to source a used one, maybe need to pick up another EVO that comes with it. Don't...
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    11-21-2018, 01:09 AM
    KMT replied to a thread Thermostat housing in Technical Forum
    I've seen that dip on all of mine, yes. Assumed purpose is related to locking/indexing stats (process outlined in the factory manual...insert and...
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    11-20-2018, 08:26 PM
    Crack like that might not be worth trying to repair, but you'd need it inspected off the car to know for sure. If it comes out and deemed repairable...
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    11-20-2018, 02:04 AM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    Digging further, I found another section on heavy steering efforts defined as "poor assist or loss of assist" - I don't think this would mean a...
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    11-19-2018, 10:45 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    Looking closer at your photos, I think I see a horizontal flange with a vertical bolt coming in from below... What year is your SC, again? ...
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    11-19-2018, 08:34 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    This is what the lower tube looks like out of the car (image courtesy TBSCshop): You should be able to see the entire tube clearly if you...
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    11-19-2018, 07:59 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    I got the piston and spring out of my spare pump. It looks like there is another very small spring inside and that the pressure relief is internal. I...
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    11-19-2018, 07:22 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    I thought you said before that it steered ok with the engine off? Do you have the front wheels in the air?
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    11-19-2018, 06:35 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    The separate piston and spring are stuck inside my spare pump so I can't compare to yours, but that screen must cover a passage. My EVO ohms out at...
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    11-19-2018, 04:20 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    As I said above, yes, the 'valve' is actually a piston that shunts to a different position, altering fluid flow thru the housing that holds it, based...
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    11-19-2018, 01:25 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    I wouldn't assume 12v direct is safe and may cause damage. I don't see doing that as a process in the manual. Key on, then check for volts are the...
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    11-18-2018, 11:06 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    The valve is actually a piston that shunts to a different position, altering fluid flow thru the housing that holds it, based on inputs. The result...
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    11-18-2018, 09:43 PM
    KMT replied to a thread water pump in Technical Forum
    Don't forget to rent a power steering pulley puller. I remember those hose stiffener springs. Haven't seen them used with replacement hoses on our...
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    11-18-2018, 09:31 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    Just noted the photo, thanks. Yes, remove the stud too, not just the nut. The tube needs more freedom to move before it will disengage from the...
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    11-18-2018, 08:51 PM
    After growing tired of the OE jacking points and always holding my breath they would bear up, it dawned on me they are, at best, suited only for the...
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    11-18-2018, 05:59 PM
    KMT replied to a thread water pump in Technical Forum
    What did that include, exactly? Lots of little things are in play...some are common and some are unique to the SC, from the chin spoiler to the...
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    11-18-2018, 05:46 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    Outside of a visual check to see if the spring is ok and the valve doesn't stick, I'm not sure how to test off the car. If you had a known good one,...
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    11-18-2018, 11:06 AM
    KMT replied to a thread water pump in Technical Forum
    Sounds like the snout seal in the pump gave up. Might have caused a gradual coolant loss that eventually led to more and more symptoms, as opposed to...
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    11-16-2018, 07:21 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    I've seen used ones turn up here. If it comes to that, try a want ad, being sure to mention your location ;) Might be worth checking the two fuses...
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    11-16-2018, 04:32 PM
    KMT replied to a thread Steering jam in Technical Forum
    Ah, an existing vs. new problem then. Yes, I agree to look at the 'EVO' and switch. If those are the issue, then check the control module in the...
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