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    Just thinking... What about trying a mechanics...

    Just thinking...
    What about trying a mechanics stethoscope to try to locate the source of the noise?

    As long as you can get in there safely.
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    That sounds like a wheel bearing to me. I know...

    That sounds like a wheel bearing to me.

    I know it was just replaced, but perhaps it wasn't installed or torqued properly or maybe just a cheap bearing?

    The first time I did my bearings, the...
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    I hope they don't just try to write it off and...

    I hope they don't just try to write it off and give you twenty bucks for it.
  4. I think you should remove and replace the joint...

    I think you should remove and replace the joint shaft.
    Three bolts and it will slide right out.

    There's a good chance the splines of the joint shaft will be all buggered up and then the new CV...
  5. I took some pictures if my parts car... ...

    I took some pictures if my parts car...

    https://i.postimg.cc/tgrtBLLH/20191202-132337.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/zfDFSJ2j/20191202-132346.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/PxPb9Sjv/20191202-132539.jpg
  6. PS. If you you get a Jack this is the lifting...

    PS.
    If you you get a Jack this is the lifting point. That point fits right into the cup on the Jack.

    https://i.postimg.cc/SKQ7kTmx/Screenshot-2019-12-02-10-57-45.png
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  7. I never thought of the axle shaft being seized...

    I never thought of the axle shaft being seized into the joint shaft. My splines were still clean.

    The only other thing I can think of is to remove the three bolts that support the joint shaft...
  8. PS.. Installing your new axle into the joint...

    PS..
    Installing your new axle into the joint shaft is another PITA.
    The best thing to do to install it is to line it up perfectly straight and hold it. Compress the axle all the way in (no slack)...
  9. I don't know about the air hammer but my thought...

    I don't know about the air hammer but my thought is it would just sort of do a bunch of light tapping and what you really need is a good solid thud.

    I've pulled my axle a couple of times but...
  10. It's these things that can be a PITA. You just...

    It's these things that can be a PITA.
    You just need to pop it out of it's slot.

    https://i.postimg.cc/RhLPwf3Z/Screenshot-2019-12-01-19-41-46.png
  11. if you're not removing the joint shaft you don't...

    if you're not removing the joint shaft you don't need to drain your transmission oil.

    https://i.postimg.cc/T3WjyYg8/Screenshot-2019-12-01-19-19-04.png

    Try removing the axle from the knuckle by...
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    That sounds really wrong to me. I don't think...

    That sounds really wrong to me.

    I don't think you should spend any more money on it except a mechanic to verify that it's dead.

    Maybe someone else here can tell you how to check it out yourself.
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    Your car was running at only 1.5 quarts before...

    Your car was running at only 1.5 quarts before the refill.

    You may have catastrophic engine damage.

    Your oil sump may have sucked bubbles.

    ...
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    I know, .. I'm just being lazy... I've...

    I know, ..

    I'm just being lazy...


    I've got CAA now, so they can tow me home to replace it.

    I've got 200 KM of towing.
  15. Thread: Slow NA Pro5 build

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    You can remove your alternator in 3 easy steps......

    You can remove your alternator in 3 easy steps...

    https://i.postimg.cc/Hk56FK5b/Screenshot-2019-11-23-12-42-26.png

    What the service manual doesn't say is that once you remove the alternator...
  16. Thread: P5 cranks no fuel

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    I'm glad you figured it out Our factory...

    I'm glad you figured it out

    Our factory battery connectors are straps not lugs.

    I've got new lugs to put on my car but so far my straps are still working.

    I'm going to put off the conversion...
  17. Thread: P5 cranks no fuel

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    The ECU also kills the ignition if it's upset, so...

    The ECU also kills the ignition if it's upset, so you can test for Spark by removing a spark plug plugging it back into the boot and laying across the valve cover to see if it Sparks.

    The starting...
  18. Thread: P5 cranks no fuel

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    I'm thinkin the ECU isn't happy and won't allow...

    I'm thinkin the ECU isn't happy and won't allow the fuel pump to turn on.

    You mentioned that your dashboard went black and the car died.

    If you have a bad connection on one of the contacts...
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    I'm sure you can post this in the P5 section,...

    I'm sure you can post this in the P5 section, especially since it's free.
  20. Thread: P5 cranks no fuel

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    Here's the info about replacing and inspecting...

    Here's the info about replacing and inspecting the ignition switch.

    https://i.postimg.cc/k5HYS1YD/Screenshot-2019-11-21-20-45-44.png

    Testing the switch can be misleading because you've probably...
  21. Thread: P5 cranks no fuel

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    Fuse number 14. ...

    Fuse number 14.

    https://i.postimg.cc/3RpPtFm9/Screenshot-2019-11-21-17-26-13.png
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    It's beside the driver's side left foot inside...

    It's beside the driver's side left foot inside the cab.
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    Check that fuse. If it's blown, replacing it...

    Check that fuse. If it's blown, replacing it might enable your OBD2 port.
  24. Thread: P5 cranks no fuel

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    Yes, indirectly. The switch sends power to the...

    Yes, indirectly.

    The switch sends power to the ECU.
    If the ECU is happy it'll allow the fuel pump to turn on.

    The signal controlling the fuel pump relay comes from the ECU. Conditions have to...
  25. Thread: P5 cranks no fuel

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    A bad ignition switch could have popped your...

    A bad ignition switch could have popped your engine fuse as well.

    I'm pretty sure if the engine fuse is blown it turns off the ECU and disables the OBD2 port.
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