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car starts sometimes and sometimes doesn't
Intermittent no starts can be the hardest problems to diagnose and the transmission issues would not cause the no start. You may have a sensor or fuel pump issue and should have systems tested by a mechanic like one from...
No power steering after a new pump 1 or 2 months ago
Check to be sure the linkages (i.e., suspension components) involved in steering are not binding. An external pressure gauge is used to measure pump pressure, which should be around 1,000 PSI at 1,000 RPM. Please note though that the exact...
I got a WOF n 2months later my steering rack needs replacing n oil has no pressure does this cum under warrent?
Hi Scary. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically when you have no oil pressure, it's due to a damaged oil pump - especially with a vehicle that is 20 years old. The suspension work would likely not impact the oil...
Not wanting to shift in 3rd gear just change the torque converter had transmission rebuilt3months ago had transmission looked at
It is very possible that something could have gone wrong during the rebuild of the transmission. I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue. You could either try getting...
Based on your description, it sounds as if your transmission may be having trouble shifting up to the next gear. When decelerating, the transmission will begin to downshift. If deceleration happens with an immediate acceleration afterwards, this can cause the...
When shifting it bogs down then rpm shoots up and bogs down again before returning to normal.
Is the engine "new" or "re-built"? If it is a used engine, check engine compression. Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by...
My brake pedal was locked up for a few minutes
The most common cause for a hard to press brake pedal is simply not enough vacuum. Any brake booster requires a minimum of 18” vacuum to operate efficiently. Anything less than that will contribute to the pedal being harder to...
i have a 97 chevy 1500 and when i drive it will not shift from first ita a automatic should i replace a Solenoid for do i need to
The solenoid can be tested. Other possible causes of failure to shift out of 1st gear are low fluid level, faults in the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor, slipping band and so forth. If it is the original transmission,...
My car has white smoke coming from up under the hood and leaking at the bottom. When I looked under the hood it looked as somethin
This could be an antifreeze leak, although if leaking oil is hitting a hot engine part you would see smoke as well. If you desire, a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, can perform a complete leak...
GM 3100 valve cover off cranking engine valve closest to Belk only one moving broken camshaft?
Hi Joel. Yup, if only one lifter is moving upward, then it's likely a broken camshaft. There is likely internal engine damage along with the broken cam, so an engine replacement is a logical solution.
repairing broken camshaft damage
If you replace the block and heads, it is normally recommended to replace the internals of the engine as well. If the camshaft is the only thing that has broken, it is possible that the camshaft and lifters could be...
Wont turn over at all. 97 expidition
If the PATS light is on continuously, there could be a bad ground to the cluster, a faulty LED driver, or a PATS malfunction. If you had been driving the car with the light on all the time, and it...
How to remove dash wire harness from 1997 chevy c1500
Hi Brandon. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, since we can't attach files to this platform, your best bet is to purchase a service manual for your 97 Chevrolet C1500 online, so you can review the recommended steps for completing...
My 97 grand marquis start but after accelerating and I let go the car will turn off or it will idle what do.you think the resaon?
Stalling in the circumstance that you are describing could be due to a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors,...
Engine idle problem but doesnt match the code on the check engine
The engine idle fluctuation may be caused by a number of things, bit is most commonly associated with the idle air control valve either being dirty or damaged, which may also cause the other code (P0420) to be triggered. The...
I have a 97 Buick century and when I'm driving the speedometer is bouncing and when I'm driving it starts to jerk sometimes
If the vehicle speed is constant, but the speedometer reading is erratic, there is a fault in the gauge cluster or in the signal from the transmission. If, though, you are referring to erratic engine operation, perhaps just at low...
Service engine soon light on
This tends to be a very common trouble code that appears on many vehicles. The most common two causes of this trouble code would be a faulty O2 sensor or a faulty catalytic converter. I would recommend having your exhaust...
Car was low on oil and has knocking sound what could it be?
The origin of the noise can be pinpointed if you request an engine noise diagnostic. The mechanic will consider the knock intensity which will vary depending on source or type. Light knocking or tapping noise is caused by the valve...
If my car is over heating due to a thermostat how long can I keep driving before the car shuts off ?
I would suggest shutting the car off immediately if it is overheating in order to avoid potential catastrophic engine damage. If the motor overheats for an extended period of time, you run the risk of cause damage to the cylinder...
what transmissions are interchangeable with my 1997 dodge ram 1500 4x4 v8 5.2
The transmission from the 1996 model year of your truck will interchange IF the Tag IDs are identical. No other model years will work, only 1996-1997. If you are looking for a transmission, simply go to Car-Part.com and you will...

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