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Old 06-25-2014, 04:07 PM   #21
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ok, so now all of a sudden I need a battery! Sheeeeesh! Fuel tester was still hooked up after I jumped the car and it started. Only showed 30 psi when running. Guess I need a fuel pump?
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Battery was only showing 10.5-11 amps when it wouldn't start. 14.15 After I jumped it and got it running.
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Battery isn't holding enough charge. How old is it?
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From 03 or 04. Bought a new one. Fuel problem seems eliminated for now. idles fine, runs fine and passing gear even kicks in better now. No engine codes either, check engine light has not come back on even after idling for 20-25 minutes on driveway and pushing the heck out of it in town and on interstate.b
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I'm assuming the relay is under hood but I have seen some where the fuel pump relay will get hot and open...possibility?
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Next question. A little elbow pipe runs from the lower intake(the metal one) to the mounting bracket for the alternator is leaking coolant where it goes into the intake. Anyone know what it is?
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It'* a coolant elbow. If its plastic, get rid of it. Where'* William? He'* our parts expert!
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Next question. A little elbow pipe runs from the lower intake(the metal one) to the mounting bracket for the alternator is leaking coolant where it goes into the intake. Anyone know what it is?
Replace it with the aluminum one as Mike suggested, avoid the plastic one like you already have.
Part number is 47065hp , you can find the part on Rockauto if your local parts store does not have it in stock.

Dorman Products - 47065hp

When you remove it the elbow may break off up in either bore, if so remove all of it that breaks off, and use something like some fine emery cloth to clean each bore.
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it seems to be one of those mysterious parts, no one has. napas site said they did but didnt really. had to order it from rock auto
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To replace it, you have to remove the tensioner assembly......when you do that, depending on the year, there is another coolant connection....it will either be a large orange o-ring or another elbow......clean the passageways with crocus cloth and lube the o-rings with petroleum jelly....
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