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I'm changing my clutch in a 96 rav . the tip of the input shaft is broken in the pilot bearing. I noticed that it is hollow, can I
Hi Barry. Thanks for contacting us today. I would strongly recommend replacing the broken input shaft, as it is vital to the smooth operation of a manual transmission. Although it's just the tip, it's likely that the shaft will not...
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My 1996 2wd v6 chevy 1500 silverado is backfirng, has little black chunks spit from exhaust pipe and shakes pretty bad when driven
Hi Dawn. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually the symptoms you are describing are caused by a clogged or damaged catalytic converter, a vacuum leak or an exhaust leak. It's also possible that your fuel system is clogged with excessive...
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Car keeps overheating,temp keeps rising
Hi DJ. Thanks for contacting us today. A head gasket replacement is typically needed because the vehicle originally overheated - not always the source of the overheating issue. It's quite possible that the root overheating issue has never been resolved....
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Engine chirp chirp chrip
Most likely the noise is coming from the drive belt. You can try to spray some wd40 on the belt and see if the noise goes away since the belt may be dried out. If the noise does not go...
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No crank
You didn't mention why you replaced the harness or whether the starter was operating before the work. But since you have also replaced the battery starter and alternator, I'm guessing that you have been trying to solve a cranking problem....
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96 jeep grand cherokee fuel injectors
Buying the wrong parts is a frustration every mechanic endures. The parts replacement companies do not always have the correct information and unless your parts man really knows your car, he can only go by the information he has. That...
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96 Subaru Impreza Outback is overheating and there's hissing from the top rear of the engine and I want to diagnose for free!
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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I have a 1996 Chevrolet cavalier and had recently replaced the master cylinder and can't get brake fluid to the back brakes but we
Hi Joan. There are many reasons why brake fluid would not flow to the rear brakes, especially if the vehicle has been sitting for a while. In most cases, when the brake master cylinder is replaced, a lot of air...
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The rear end roars the faster i go in my 1996 Jeep Cherokee.
Hello, From your description this does sound like an issue with the rear differential bearings. Most of the time it is the pinion bearing, but the differential would need to be taken apart to verify this. I would take the...
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My 96 Ford Taurus alternator and battery tested good but battery won't stay charged
Hello. If the alternator is testing good then you probably have a failure in the control circuit for the alternator. This can be a fuse, wiring or it can be the computer. I usually need to test the circuit with...
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Radiator Cooling fans not coming on when AC is turnd on
There are two different fan control temperature switches on the engine. One in center of engine and other on right side of engine. If you jump both of these coolant switches to see if the motors come on with and...
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can i drive it will the leak, cause it is smoking as well. can it catch on fire
Hi Arlene. Thank you for contacting us in regards to the oil leak issue on your Explorer. Although we'd like to be able to give you a straight yes or no answer here, the truth is that without knowing the...
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I drive a 96 Jeep cherokee 4L inline 6. Im having overheating problems, here's what I've replaced: New radiator, Thermostat, Rad C
Hi Kade. When your car overheats, it can be due to multiple sources, ranging from air bubbles or an obstruction of debris trapped in the heater core or the cooling lines that is restricting the flow of coolant, to a...
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Brand new battery. car won't start 1996 Saturn SL. Went to the store just fine. Go to leave won't start, made noise, now nothing.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to check with your starting issues are the connections to the battery. Make sure the battery cables are clean, dry, and tight. From there, you will want to look into having...
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System not charging and everything bat alt tested out as Good
It sounds like you may have a failing voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting in damaging wires and prematurely...
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transmishion moutning
Unfortunately, the transmission from the 1996 model year is not compatible with the 1998 model year. If the transmission were from a 1997 Accord, it would be drop in compatible in your 1998 model year, though. If you search for...
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Own a Ford Taurus 1996 and there's a long metal rod type thing loose and it's almost low to the ground in the drivers side.
Hi Naes. Thanks for writing in tonight about your Ford Taurus. The long metal rod could be multiple things - ranging from a steering or suspension component to a bracket. Without seeing what you are referring to or if you're...
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Just changed fuel pump on 96 Ford explorer,,, all is good except now temperature goes high and drops back ,what is it ?
Hi Russell. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually rapid increase then decrease in engine temperature is not a side-effect of a fuel pump replacement, so it's likely that this is non-related. It is possible that a thermostat is stuck or...
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Service engine light popped up today just got car yesterday
Hi Shallace. Thanks for contacting us today. The Service light is a vague warning and can indicate something as simple as too many miles between oil changes to potentially serious faults in the engine. The problem could be totally benign...
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Car won't start up after changing injectors
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us tonight about your Jeep Grand Cherokee's starting problems. In most cases, sticking with the OEM replacement parts will produce the best results. This is especially true in regards to fuel pumps and fuel injectors....

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