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What would cause the temperature gauge in a 1993 geo prism to work fine when idling but when driving it drops to cold ?
Assuming that the temperature gauge and sending unit are in good shape, what may be happening is the engine cooling thermostat may be sticking in the open position causing engine temperature to fall below normal once you are at speed....
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Trying to find the name of a part 1993 Ford F350 5.8L
HI there - this part is called either a coolant temperature sensor housing or tower (Ford part #18599), depending on which manuals you look at. It was a way for Ford to plug 2 sensors into an area that previously...
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Slow acceleration after timing adjustment.
There could be a knock sensor that is sending a false positive signal to the ECM. If a knock sensor detects engine knock it retards the engine timing to try to stop it. If the knock sensors are working good,...
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Won't start
Hi there. Typically when this problem occurs a professional mechanic will start by downloading any stored error codes with a professional digital scanner (not a standard code reader). This allows the to download any and all stored error codes in...
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Can I use a bigger top idler pulley on my SHO?
You will need to remove the original idler pulley and install the new one and see if it turns freely and does not interfere at all. You will need to use the next longer serpentine belt to make room for...
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Overhead and won't idle
Hi there. One of the most overlooked components on a car that overheats are electrical harnesses and connectors. When the engine overheats, it is common for boiling coolant or steam to spread over the motor. This can create damage to...
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Reverse lights dont work
You will need to go the the reverse light sockets in the rear and with key on and parking brake applied move shifter to reverse and test the socket to see if it is getting power to the sockets. If...
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Where is the fuel cutoff switch in a 1993 Ford Taurus
The inertia switch for your vehicle should be located on the drivers side inner fender, inside the trunk area. There should be an access panel that will be labeled. Just an FYI, most Ford vehicles will have an inertia switch...
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I shifted the lever to drive mode, but it goes to reverse mode. What is the problem?
You are very nearly right. There is a bowden type cable that connects the the shifter to the transmission. It has adjustable ends and one or more of those adjustments has probably worked loose. That or you might need a...
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My 93 lexus move in reverse but no in drive why
Hi there. Low fluid levels in the transmission are the primary source of issues like this. When the fluid levels are fine, then it is likely that there are obstructions of debris inside the hydraulic lines of the transmission or...
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Can I inter change a right CV axle from a 95 Nissan Altima and put it in a 93 Nissan Sentra?
The only way for the CV Axle Shaft to be swapped from the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Sentra is for both cars to have the same transmission and the length of the CV Axle Shafts are the same with...
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Is it possible to put 20" rims on a car that has 15" stock rim?
Yes you can put 20 inch rims on your vehicle but with limitations. This will depend on how wide the rims and tires will be and also if the tires will clear the struts and suspension parts when driving and...
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Can you remove fuel pump from inside car? 1993 Lexus LS400
Hi there - yes, you can removed the fuel pump from inside the trunk actually. There is an access plate under the trunk liner for this purpose, allowing access to the fuel tank (and pump) without dropping the tank. Remember...
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Oil was accidentally over filled.
Hi there. Wen the engine was overfilled by an additional quart of engine oil, then the engine was trying to lock up as the crankcase pressure was too high and the pistons are pressing against the oil. I recommend draining...
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I have a 1993 GMC Suburban and the key will only turn forward like to start. It is in park but the key will not turn back to stop
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your key cylinder, or ignition cylinder, has likely failed. They can also get dirty and collect debris inside that may restrict them from working properly. The best option is to attempt to clean it...
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Where is the hazard/ turn signal flasher located? 1993 BMW 525i
Hello, the turn signal/emergency flasher unit is a black plastic unit - rectangular, golf ball size - located just left and under the steering column. The lower portion of the steering column black plastic cover, and potentially the left knee...
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1993 ford ranger 3.0 liter auto trans dies when use wipers or lights
Hi There, It sounds like you may potentially have an electrical short or possibly a faulty charging system. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the...
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Auto trans - overdrive not working 1993 Dodge Dakota
Hello - there are a number of possible causes for this behavior, which I will list in approximate order of hassle and expense to check out: after making sure transmission fluid is at the proper level and condition (slightly pink,...
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I have a 1993 Mitsubishi Mirage. Starter went out and I bought another one an it's still grinding on the flywheel.
Hi there. The start will need to have shims put in between the starter and the engine block. This will make the start pinion gear line up with the teeth on the flywheel. The pinion gear on the starter is...
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Whats the best way to fix a low compression valve?
Hi there. When it comes to having a loss of compression in an engine, there are 4 locations that can contribute to the leak. Locations: Bent or burnt intake valve Bent or burnt exhaust valve Hole in a piston...

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