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Honda civic clutch wont disengage
When you first push on the clutch until you first feel and backpressure should be no more than 1/2 inch. If you have the correct amount of free travel and have bled out all the air from the system then...
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I have a 1998 Honda Accord 2.3 and when I first bought it , it had issues shifting gears and it would rev up 1998 Honda Accord
Hello - this is a challenge, since you have multiple serious problems. The P1259 problem is most likely what is putting your engine into "limp mode". P1259 in a Honda is a problem with the variable valve timing mechanism of...
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Shifting problem? 1998 Mercury Villager
Hi There, This may be related to a faulty transmission control solenoid. since automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid...
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I have a 98z chevy pickup, first thing in morning I cranks it up I hear bubbling noises in beater coil. When I put It in drive it
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are likely dealing with two separate issues. If you are loosing coolant that quickly, then you need to check for any external leaks in the system. If there are no signs of leaking,...
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My 98 Jeep Cherokee Laredo smokes only when stopped, and antifreeze comes out but, doesn't overheat.
Check the radiator inlet, the core, and the upper radiator hose. Look to see where the leak is coming from and see if its repairable. It could be a hose clamp that is loose, a hose that is split, or...
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ford explorer won't start
Hi there. You seem to have a lot of information here but it's probably best to simplify the issues you're having. If you are able to turn the ignition and the engine cranks over, but will not start, the problem...
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How to replace backing plate on VW Jetta 98
Hi there. Unfortunately, we can't offer you step-by-step instructions for completing this task as we don't know your level of experience or tools available to complete this job. The best advice we can offer is for you to purchase a...
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Overheated
With the spark plugs out you should have the cylinders pressure tested to see if you have compression leaking between cylinder 2 and 3. The compression test indicates the head is warped and leaking compression between cylinders 2 and 3....
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Crankshaftpositionsensor
A failed crankshaft position sensor can cause symptoms like this. When you crank the engine, the engine control unit looks for a signal from the crankshaft position sensor to determine where each cylinder is. When the signal is received, the...
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Car stopped while I was driving it; Check engine light is also on.
Have your computer checked to see if there is any pending or stored codes. This will lead you to a location on the engine for troubleshooting. There are many symptoms that can contribute to a stalling and no start condition...
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My truck will start sometimes and other times it won't.
In this situation, especially after the note about the fuel level no changing, I would have the fuel pressure checked first to make sure the fuel pump is actually sending fuel to the engine on the times it will not...
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Tire blow out and it ripped the wire harness. I replaced the harness and spliced wires but it won't turn over
Check the wiring to what it went to. If the wiring went to a sensor, then check the sensor to see if it was damaged. If the engine is not starting, then the crankshaft sensor could have been damaged. If...
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When I try to start my truck, the lights work but no crank.
First, we need to make sure the signal wire to the starter is properly connected and the power cables are attached properly. I have seen many situations where the signal wire is loose or the connector is broken and the...
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Electrical sound goes through the subwoofer when I close the front doors an power is off.
Check the ground to the subwoofer and see if its hooked to a circuit within the door courtesy light ground circuit. It is possible that the power from the courtesy light switch is temporarily powering the subwoofer. A ground that...
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I Had a diagnostic test for Ford escort. What can I do about the Mass Air Flow sensor?
Hi there. You can remove and clean the Mass Air Flow sensor with an electrical cleaner that is non chlorinated. If the sensor is cleaned out and the light is still on, check the intake hoses from the sensor to...
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My car won't stay running unless I hold the gas pedal down.
This is likely as your symptoms do fall into that category because a clogged or malfunctioning idle air control valve may not allow enough air into the engine to maintain a good idle speed. A faulty air temperature and engine...
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Loss of power while driving.
The fuel pressure should be checked to inspect the condition of the fuel pump. If the fuel pressure is low, there may be a problem with the fuel pump or fuel filter. A weak ignition system may also cause a...
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Car wont start. Is it the PCM or the Fuel Filter?
Hi there. This is very odd, but is something common with late 98's Dodge's. The oil is actually typically due to power steering fluid finding a way to seep into the PCM. When the PCM is contaminated with any liquid,...
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We replaced our radiator today and now white smoke is coming out of the exaust and its ahaking which it was not doing before. I
Hi there. White smoke coming from the exhaust is an indicator of coolant being mixed with the engine oil and being burned in the combustion chamber. Typically a blown head gasket will cause this to occur, or a crack in...
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Vehicle won't go into gear when running, when turned off, vehicle will go into gear but won't start. 1998 Ford Explorer
Hello - your clutch hydraulics are the problem here. Check the clutch hydraulics fluid level - and it may share the same reservoir as the brake master cylinder (both use brake fluid as the hydraulic medium). If fluid needs to...

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