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The clutch went out and clutch fluid leaking out.
Check the slave cylinder under the vehicle and see if the seal blew out. Fill up the clutch master cylinder if its low and pump the clutch pedal a couple of times and then look for the leak. Pull back...
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When my speed reduces to around 30 mph, I feel a semi heavy jerk.
Hi there. This is a normal condition to the vehicle. As the transmission wears and gets lots of miles on it, it will tend to make the downshift solenoid work harder and the return spring gets weak. Also, if the...
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Coolant temperature gauge does not move at all. 1998 Ford Ranger
Hi there - most likely the coolant temperature sensor (for the gauge, not the coolant sensor that drives the fuel injection - there are usually two) is toast. This can be checked with an ohm meter. A reading of 2K...
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Whats the problem with my truck? 1998 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - you may have an overheated engine, with a blown cylinder head gasket (or other overheating damage) or simply a run-down battery. The same serpentine belt that drives the alternator also drives the water pump. Depending on how long...
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My engine accelerates while in park and while driving
Hi there. It sounds like the idle air control system is faulty. It sounds like it's sticking in a higher position and causing the concern you're experiencing. Are there any warning lights illuminated? If so, this is a good place...
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Car does not move when I step on the gas
Hello, There are a couple of things that can cause this to happen such as low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty throttle position sensor. If the car is low on transmission fluid, this can cause the car not to...
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Stalling at low speeds and idle.
I would recommend checking the idle air control valve to see if it is dirty or working properly. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine...
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Problem with the coolant temperature gauge.
Hi there. The temperature gauge is not grounding out to the vehicle chassis. Try putting an additional wire on the housing of the temperature gauge and grounding it to the chassis. If this has no effect, then the gauge is...
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How much will it cost to repair a gas leak? 1998 Jeep Cherokee
Hello. To give you an accurate estimate on your gas leak the vehicle will first need diagnosis to determine where the leak is coming from. They are wide variety of things that can leak gas such as a fuel pressure...
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Car doors are stuck, it has been seating for a year. We cannot open the doors or even break the eindows
I would first recommend trying to unlock the door with the key fob or key while pulling the door handle at the same time. If this does not work, it is possible that your door handles are broken on the...
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Engine shaking after put in gear
Hello. If you fixed a couple problems yourself I first want to commend you on that because you have to be some type of car guy to do so. I highly doubt an oil change will be the cause for...
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Mis fire cylinder 1
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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New rack and pinion 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage
Hi there - no, a new steering rack should not be smoking. I wonder however, if the smoke is from oil that leaked prior to the steering rack replacement, and is burning off? Have the bottom of the vehicle steam...
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Brake master cylinder leaking, clutch jammed up. Is quote for new clutch that doesn't mention brake master reasonable? 1998 Ford Escort
Hi there - I think the fact that the brake and clutch hydraulic system share the reservoir is confusing how to repair 2 separate issues. For sure, your brake master cylinder appears to be failing, and should be replaced. This...
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Are the wheel bearings in the 98 lincoln navigator pressed in?
Hello. We will be happy to answer your question. The wheel bearings on a Lincoln Navigator are pressed down but not pressed in in the fashion that you may think. They can be removed by hand but you will have...
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RPM'S are slipping and tranmission knocks, also the brake pedal goes to floor
Hello. It sounds like you have a very serious transmission issue. You're only at a 100,000 miles so it shouldn't be risky to do a transmission fluid exchange. Another 20,000 miles or so then it would be very risky. I...
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Headlight blinking car want start
It's possible you have a weak battery and thus the jump start depleted your battery. Consider that a strong possibility if your battery is 4 years old or older. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged...
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still acting like battery
It is very common for multiple components to fail around the same time; especially in regards to the components involved in the starting process. If you tap the starter and it occasionally works, this is an indication of an internal...
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rattling noise coming from the engine.
Check to see if the rattling noise happens when revving the engine up and holding the throttle at around 2500 rpm's. If there is no noise but only happens when driving, then there could be a heat shield that is...
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Vehicle stalls when ignited and now it will not turn on
Hello, There are a number of reasons that may cause the catalytic converter to fail. They include: O2 sensor, fuel injectors, spark plugs, EGR valve system, exhausts manifolds, vacuum hoses, and MAF sensors. I would suggest having all of these...

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