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Transmission noise
Hi There, This kind of sound may be related to a clogged transmission fluid filter (which could be impeding the flow of fluid) or possibly the transmission being low on transmission fluid. When the transmission fluid is low, you may...
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Hey my check engine lamp work but my Rom and speed lamps do not what could cause this
The instrument panel has quite a few separate bulbs. You may have a circumstance where some of the bulbs are faulty and need to be replaced. If you are referring to intermittent operation though and/or gauge malfunctions, the cause could...
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replace radiator hose
If you have sensors in the upper and lower hoses then I suggest checking to make sure you can remove them and cut the new hose? Otherwise you will need to get factory hose with sensors installed in them. The...
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All my light work when truck off start truck all lights work except headlights go out
If the headlights are working intermittently (i.e., turn off after you start the truck), there is a loose connection, faulty relay or switch, or other electrical problem in the headlight circuit. When the problem occurs, you can find the fault...
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i have a 98 lincoln mark8 v8 and apparently it has an oil leak. now i dont know where the leak is coming from but i was told it co
Hi there. The first thing that any mechanic would do is determine where the oil leak is coming from before quoting you a maximum price estimate. In general, most oil leaks are caused by front crankshaft seals that become worn...
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Why would one cylinder not get spark on my 1998 Ford Escort
Hello. If you are getting good spark out of the other 3 wires and not that one in particular then that is typically a coil issue. Your ignition system uses the waste spark method meaning two plugs always fire together,...
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Why is there water in my carburetor in my 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
The only way water gets into the carburetor is from fuel in the fuel tank. You got the water from the gas station fuel tanks. You need to add drygas (HEET) in the tank to try and get out the...
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Can a P0108 code be caused by oil leaking onto the ignition wires 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
Hello. To answer your question, no, oil on the ignition wires will not typically cause this. The code you are getting if for a faulty MAP sensor. This sensor fails and causes this code to appear. It can also be...
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Fuel pump
Fuel line quick connectors are typically used on late model GM products. These connectors have an internal o-ring and plastic clips that must be secure (verified) to be sure everything stays together. If you need connectors fabricated or supplied to...
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1998 Ford Expedition - when I open just the driver side front door the dome light flickers on and off -- why?
The switch in the door frame is probably not making good contact. That is fairly easy to test just by bypassing the switch. If that is not the issue, a simple trace of the dome light circuit will reveal the...
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Is there a difference in software for a PCM for Flex Fuel Vehicles and Standard Fuel? Mine 1998 FFV 3.3L Dodge Grand Caravan SE
Hi there. To answer your question, yes, the standard fuel PCM will have difference programming than the flex fuel vehicle will. There is a difference in the fuel timing, flow, and injector pulse width among other things. If they are...
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hard to back up when van gets hot okay when it's cold
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with the transmission fluid. If you have not had the transmission serviced, it is time to check the level and condition of the fluid and replace the filter....
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Truck won't start
Hi There, You may want to check to be sure the fuel pressure regulator is working properly. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine. This works...
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How many ignition coils on a 1998 Toyota Sienna?
Hi There, Your Toyota Sienna should have 3 ignition coils, which means that each of them services 2 spark plugs or cylinders. If you need further help with replacing these, please schedule an appointment to have a qualified mechanic come...
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Whenever I drive 1.5 miles, the s3 light starts blinking and then when I stop my car and come back to it, the car won't start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is difficult to determine the issue without some more information. To start, when the check engine light illuminates, you want to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. These are what set the check...
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Acceleration problem
Hi There, A number of things may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating. This is commonly caused by a faulty fuel pump, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, dirty or faulty fuel injectors or in some cases...
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98 Honda Civic loosing gas acceleration on highway. Main relay clicking. I turn key back 1 then forward 1 and is good again?
Hi There, It sounds like there is a problem with the connection to the ignition switch itself since the symptoms change when you turn the key back and forth. If there are no starting problems, it is likely not the...
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Oil leak
Hi There, It sounds like your oil leak is coming form the oil pan gasket. The fact that it is a milky color raises much more concern, however since this is usually a sign of a blown head gasket. A...
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AC ISSUES
Hi...we can definitely help you. Basically, to get an estimate of the cost to restore the A/C system, that is get it running, a mechanic needs to test the system up close (perform a system diagnostic) and figure out the...
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I'm buying a used car
Hi There, As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors....

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