Category Archives: DIY

“Do-it-yourself” projects.

Knock Sensor replacement Chevy 2003 5.3 litre

The wonderful county government (under pressure from EPA) is going to revoke my registration if I don’t get emissions test done this week.

Can’t pass emissions test because check engine light is on and has P0332 code (Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input (Bank 2)).


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Clutch replacement

Toyota Corolla / Geo Prizm

Clutch went out last week. Decided to replace it myself instead of paying a mechanic, since I have a few days off from work.

Started with the trusty Chilton manual: (click on any picture for full-size image). It has the 4A-GE engine.


Removed the hood, removed the battery, and removed the air cleaner box and intake tubes.


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York Furnace – pressure switch stuck open fault condition

It got down to 15° F last night. Woke up this morning and it was COLD in our house.   :sad: Checked the furnace and it kept cycling, flames would light and then soon shut off, so I looked through the little window and observed the status LED. I was blinking red 3 times repeated. I had to look up inside the window, as the status LED is actually way up on the top of the circuit board. Why in the world wouldn’t York put the observation window in front of the status LED?)


My Furnace – click on picture for bigger view with labels

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