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I was driving and the light on the dash board become dime and the engine was on. The car refused to start. Only clicking sound
The battery will not get recharged after jump starting with another battery if the alternator is not working to recharge it. You should have the battery recharged and charging system diagnosed to see if the alternator needs to be replaced....
Power Steering Pressure Hose Fitting
Hi there. From the description you have given, I understand your frustration trying to find the correct power steering pressure hose. Being a 1998, it is unlikely, the dealership would still have one on the shelf. Aftermarket power steering hoses...
Estimate pull engine out of 1998 Chevy
Labor to remove and replace the motor in a box truck will vary greatly depending on access to remove the motor and the size of the motor. Also accessories on the engine will add additional time to the standard replacement...
Car is losing power and shaking
Hello. Your intuition is correct. Your vibration is caused by a failing "flex disk", a large rubber and steel "doughnut" which connects the transmission and driveshaft, and acts as a u-joint to allow flexing as the engine and transmission move...
Many issues with the car. Can a clogged catalytic converter cause transmission issues?
The catalytic converter has very very little to do with the transmission. The catalytic converter will keep the engine from being able to "exhale" and can cause engine problems and damage if faulty, but it wont cause direct transmission issues....
#1 cylinder is misfiring.
Hello - I think your diagnostic skills are working well on this one. If the misfire is consistently a particular cylinder, that plug, wire or injector is certainly more suspect than anything else. A faulty fuel pressure regulator would have...
Burnt wires leading to tail lights.
Hi - wow, what a challenge! Regarding the reverse lights being on all the time, I would check the reverse light switch on the transmission. I suspect it is stuck in the "ON" position. Regarding the fuel pump being inoperative,...
Violent surging from rough idle after cleaning throttle body and putting in gas
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. You may want to perform a tune-up and change all of the spark plugs and wires first. Then check for vacuum leaks on the engine with a vacuum gauge. If the vacuum gauge...
Problem with the engine. Stalling and fuel system issues.
You have done a good job of updating parts that may not have failed, but do tend to wear down and not work proficiently. When you replace the fuel pump, you must always replace the fuel filter as well. If...
How often are you suppose to replace a new throttle sensor ?
The throttle position sensor (TPS) is only replaced if it tests bad. So there is no fixed replacement interval or "lifetime" for that part. They do occasionally fail though, in which case the Check Engine Light will illuminate with specific...
I have a random misfire
Hi there. Typically the P-0300 error code indicates an electrical issue somewhere in the ignition system that causes a random misfire.. In most cases, it's caused by damage to the distributor, coil or a camshaft sensor. Before you spend more...
Where is the Crankshaft Position Indicator on a 1998 Infiniti QX4?
The crankshaft position sensor is typically externally mounted on the engine near the crankshaft pulley. I would recommend checking near the crankshaft pulley for this answer. If you need help with the replacement of the crankshaft position sensor, I recommend...
Failed compression test
Hi there. First, a compression test will only check the cylinder for pressure build up during cranking and test the rings. To verify that the valves are really leaking, hook up a leak down tester to the engine and pressurize...
My battery keeps going dead if I don't drive it everyday.
If your battery is in good condition, you might have an "electrical leak" And you may be spot on about the trunk sensor. But it could also be many other things. When the car is shut off and closed up,...
Fuel gauge bounces around, usually when it is on full
More often than not, this issue is caused by a faulty fuel gauge sender. However, it can also be caused by issues with the EVAP canister or other EVAP components. The EVAP system is designed to filter out harmful toxins...
How does the motor separate from the transaxle?
Hi there. On a 1998 Sebring V-6, the engine and transaxle are connected from the flywheel in the back of the engine. There are a few bolts connecting the two along with multiple sensors and a few brackets as well....
Brake fuel lines are corroded and the car seems to be leaking gas
Brake lines are under very high pressure when your foot is on the pedal measured in the hundreds of pounds of pressure per square inch. Fuel supply lines are under pressure as well, around 40-65 PSI. The first concern is...
1998 - 2001 Ford Mustang Windshield Compatible?
Although it is still considered the same generation the '98 Mustang is different than the '99 and newer. It is unlikely that the windshield for the '99 through 04 Mustang will fit your '98 Mustang. Although they are considered the...
I bought two new tires and rims to put on my car and I want to know if I can make them fit.
Hi there. Anytime you purchase new tires and wheels that are not OEM options (which this 225/45zr17 is not), you risk creating multiple issues that will impact the vehicles performance such as ABS operation, speedometer, cruise control, and braking. The...
Will front suspension parts (other than hubs) from a 6 lug k2500 work in an 8 lug k2500?
Hello. The difference in the lugs is bases on the weight or tonnage of the truck. The suspension is built based on this. If you truck is an 8 lug then you should only use the parts that are made...

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