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    Gen 2.5 Hood won't pop and is stuck shut

    I can't get my hood to pop. There is tension on the cable so I know it hasn't snapped and I can hear it at the hood end when I have someone else pull the handle. I've tried hitting the hood right above the latch while someone else pulls the release handle, PB Blaster, and trying to trigger the...
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    Can't get to the driver side rear cam seal on my gen 2.5

    What's the trick to getting to the driver side rear cam seal for the 3.5 SOHC? The passenger side was easy enough but I can't do the driver side. I can feel both bolts but I haven't been able to get two hands or a long ratchet in there. I'm having a hard time picturing getting the plug back on...
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    I'm attempting to replace the timing belt on my 1999 Montero but I can't get the harmonic balancer off. The crank bolt came off no problem but the pulley won't slide off. I have a sneaking suspicion that the timing belt hasn't been changed on a regular interval or at all in the past 20...
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    cost to replace valve stem seals?

    I'm looking at buying a gen 2.5 Montero that needs the valve stem seals replaced (if I can get it cheap enough). It's got 160k miles. I'm not sure yet if it's something I'm comfortable doing myself so I'm trying to get a rough idea of how much it would cost to get it done. parts? labor? Thanks.
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    Cost for the Gen 2.5 factory locker?

    I'm researching Gen 2.5 Monteros right now and I'm trying to figure out the value of the winter package with the factory rear locking differential. What I mean is, if I buy one without the locker, how much (ballpark) would it cost me to gather all the necessary parts from junkyards to install...