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Heater blowing cold air
Hello. You are likely looking like an internal leak somewhere in the system. If there are no visible leaks inside of the engine bay or visible leaks on the ground, then the engine is consuming the coolant. Have there been...
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My car is having issues starting and running in the cold
Hi there. It sounds like the idle speed control motor could be struggling during a cold start. There could also be a vacuum leak that is allowing too much air into the intake during a cold start; cold starts require...
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Tie rods
The tie rods used on the rear wheel drive version versus the four wheel drive version of the truck are completely different. Insofar as the axle, the cataloging shows a difference in tie rod, depending on whether the axle is...
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When I'm driving about 40 mph my Jeep Cherokee left wheel gets louder and when I turn left it makes a loud noise down there. What
Front end noises can be caused by a few different components. First, to eliminate the tires as a source, try rotating the tires. Solid axle 4WD vehicles can experience tire wear that can cause excessive noise. Run your hand across...
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Why is my ABS warning light on?
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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headlight out
Driving with [one headlight out(]https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/headlight-is-not-working-inspection) is illegal in most states and you will want to fix this asap. Due to the lights working on one side, we know that power is making it through the switch and onto the bulbs....
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Where do the two coolant lines on bottom of the thermostat run to? On a 96 Geo Tracker.
Hello. In most cases coolant hoses below or near the thermostat will run to either the vehicle's heater core, or function as bypass hoses, and connect to the manifold. If there are any ports on the manifold that are missing...
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Noise
Hey there: It's very common for power steering systems to be low on fluid after a replacement; which could be the source of your noise. However, this noise appears to be closer to a serpentine or drive belt issue; perhaps...
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Installed a new thermostat and now it won't hardly idle and Boggs down when driving
Hi there: Typically swapping out the thermostat only won't be the source of idle issues. However, if your 96 Ford F-250 overheated which stimulated the thermostat change, it's possible that other components may have been damaged. Some things you might...
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Oil all over engine
Hello. First we need to clarify if the leak was fixed or not. This must be done first. Then after the oil is cleaned, we can see if there was any other damage. Oil contamination can get onto electrical components...
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Rack and pinion has been replaced three times in three months
Without knowing the specifics, it's hard to say who or what is responsible. I can say that there are some parts rebuilders out there that are turning out some badly inferior products and selling them for very tempting prices. You...
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What is the difference between engine oil warning light and another warning light just like that but with waves under the sign? 1996 Mitsubishi Galant
Hello- the warning light you mention is a " low coolant" indicator. Once the engine is cool - check your coolant reservoir and/or cooling system for proper fluid level. Since you seem to have lost fluid, I would recommend an...
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Drive belt is squealing
This may be a matter of a belt tensioner out of adjustment. Your drive belt has a tensioner pulley that maintains a specific amount of tension on the belt in order to keep it tight, but allow it to flex...
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Driving normal and my brakes start act up first noticed pull to passenger side then petal travels farther than normal
There are several possible causes for the brakes to pull to one side when applied. This could be caused by a sticking caliper, brake line leaking, compromised brake hose, a low tire pressure, a failed suspension component, a faulty master...
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Starting after replacing head gasket 1996 Toyota Camry
Hi there - I suspect you still have coolant in the engine fuel lines and possibly the injectors. The fuel system needs to be flushed to ensure no coolant remains, and only fresh fuel is present. It may be necessary...
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Temperature fluctuates up and down
The coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this switch is not working properly, this can cause the fans to come on intermittently, all the time or...
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There's no milky residue on my oil cap or my dipstick but there's oil in my radiator I know I have a bad spark plug wire.
Hi there. A bad spark plug wire would not allow engine oil into the cooling system. The possibility of a bad head gasket, could allow engine oil into the cooling system. Assuming the engine has not been overheated, electrolysis could...
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Engine idle fluctuates
This may need to have the throttle stop screw adjusted. The throttle stop screw’s primary function is to prevent the throttle blade from closing too far and getting wedged/stuck in the throttle bore. However, it serves as a secondary function...
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Truck starts to hesitate under load
This may be related to low fuel pressure or potentially a failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to...
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3 alternators replaced!
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...

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