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car suddenly won't crank just makes grinding noise
In all likelihood, the starter has failed. It could be a tooth broke off the starter drive gear or the shaft is not extending fully to make proper contact with the flywheel. If either of these happen, the metal drive...
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My can satar smoothly but engine died few second..
Hi there. It sounds like you may have an idle air control valve failing. Can you hold the accelerator pedal to keep the engine running? If so, this is the most likely cause of what you're experiencing. If, however, the...
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I took off the throttle body filter and when I put it back on the truck keeps choking and has trouble going
In the course of changing the air filter you could have disturbed the throttle position sensor (TPS) on the throttle body and it is possible that the wiring to the TPS has been dislodged and now the sensor has no...
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I have antifreeze leaking from my radiator, just replaced resrvoir and relief valve about a month ago.
I would recommend having another pressure test performed. If your cooling system is leaking, the source of the leak should be revealed with a pressure test. Once the source of the leak is found you will have the insight you...
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Stalling issue
Hi There, There are many things that may cause the truck to stall both at speed or at an idle as you describe. If the truck stalls at an idle, this may be related to something called an idle air...
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I have code P0305 on it. Ive heard it's cylinder #5 misfiring but I don't know what the issue may be.
The code P0305 is indication that cylinder number 5 is not firing all the time. When you see the check engine light flashing then the cylinder is actively misfiring. You should have the spark plug and coil checked for problems...
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How do I remove a tailgate 1997 Ford F-150
Hi there - there is a small metal panel on the opposite side of the tailgate from the latch which conceals the latch mechanism. Removing this plate should allow you to gain access to and replace the latch. If assistance...
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I replaced solenoid and and sensor in my transmission still won't shift properly 1997 Dodge RAM 1500
Hi - the lack of up-shifting in your transmission could be an internal speed sensor, or line pressure failing to engage higher gear clutch packs. With your higher mileage, this is difficult to tell without real diagnostic testing. Check for...
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1997 GM TBI 5.7 : Idle too high
Hi there. Check for any vacuum leaks that the engine may have. Look for any vacuum hoses or ports that are not connected. Vacuum leaks on the engine will contribute to the engine having a higher idle. If the vacuum...
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Coolant leaking
Hi There, The water pump is certainly a good possibility since it is near the front of the motor. Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump...
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harmonic balancer replacement
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Entire bank1 misfires, and lower compression. 1997 BMW 540
Hi there - yes, it is possible to have cam timing for one cylinder bank off after a timing chain component repair. Way too easy actually with this engine! If you did not loosen the cam sprocket to cam bolts...
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When I shift from drive to reverse or vice versa it makes a clunking noise. 1997 Land Rover Discovery
Hi there - the clunking noise you hear from shifting forward-to-reverse (or vv), is the result of a small amount of wear and loose motion in the driveline. This could be a worn u-joint, differential gears, or splined coupling somewhere...
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Truck is back-firing.
There are a few possible causes for an engine to backfire. Some of the more common causes are a vacuum leak, lean condition caused by a weak fuel pump, an exhaust manifold leak, or a faulty ignition system. With the...
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My car os about to hit 230000 miles its an acura integra gsr what parts should i replace so tjat my car keeps running for a long t
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's maintenance needed at this point is going to largely depend on that types of repairs you have main recently. Typically at this stage in the vehicle's life, any component is capable of...
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My car wont start cranks but wont fire
I would not assume that your Stratus is having an engine compression issue. It's probably an ignition system component failure; such as a distributor, coil or the cam position sensor. I would recommend having one of our mobile mechanics complete...
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Cost of labor
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Truck won't start from ignition
Hi there. If you're able to engage the starter directly, it's probable that your issue is either a damaged starter relay or the ignition relay. It could also be an exposed electrical wire anywhere in between these two connections that...
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Car shaking and check engine light blinking
Hi Mark, There are a few things that can cause the shaking and engine light to come on. Generally, this happens when there is a misfire due to a spark problem or an over or under fueling problem. Things like...
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Shuts down as soon as foot is taken off accelerator. BUT isn't smooth when kept running. It vibrates. Shakes
Hi there. If you smell fuel and are having acceleration issues, it is more likely than not that you have a fuel leak under the hood of your Subaru Legacy. This can be caused by a damaged fuel system connector,...

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