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Why is my 1998 Lincoln Town car losing sleep. It be driving good and all of a sudden it will start losing speed and while pressing
Hi there. In general, there are a few common reasons why a car will gradually lose speed as you're driving normally. First and most common is due to transmission problems, caused in mot cases by worn out inner seals, an...
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A/c not blowing cool
The refrigerant charge may be too low (an initial check can be performed with gauges) but there are quite a few other possible causes of what you are experiencing. The possibilities that might account for the problems you are experiencing...
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Right, rear wheel is tilting in more 5 degrees (or more)
Negative camber of 5 degrees is a lot and you are probably noticing lots of wear on the inside edge of the tire. There are only three possible causes of excessive camber: 1) if the rear is adjustable, somehow the...
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i can't get one bolt to go in my 1998 olds achieve water pump
Possible causes of this issue include use of a non-OEM pump where the bolt holes don't line up, use of the wrong bolt, a bolt that has damaged threads, or the internal threads (in the head or block) are damaged....
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I have a 1998 toyota corola and while i was driving it shut down ... I put engine oil to see if that would work and it did but i w
Hi there. Thanks for writing in tonight. If the engine keeps stalling on you, it's likely due to a problem with the fuel or ignition system - not the engine's oil system. If you can't keep the engine running at...
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My car shut off and will not restart
On a 20 year old car, there are so many possibilities that there isn't much point in my speculating. There are a number fuel and ignition parts that could cause the car to shut off and not restart as well...
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Overheating at stops
There are a few things that may cause this to happen. Generally, this happens when the cooling fans are not working properly due to a faulty cooling fan relay or possibly a faulty fan clutch. The coolant fan relay...
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A whole created by rust on the rear beam axle of my VW MK4 Golf GTI. Should I get it welded or buy a new rear beam axle?
I would suggest replacing the axle beam. As you may know, rust acts a bit like a cancerous contaminant to metal and is very difficult to remove entirely once it sets in. As the Iron oxide forms when the iron...
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I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima. Today on the interstate it staterd shaing really ad on the passenger side by the tire.
The problem sounds like a tire has separated and the internal cords broke. Have a tire store check the tires for problems as soon as possible since a tire that separates can cause loss of steering control or other damage...
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My car alarm goes off randomly in 98 crown victoria
If the alarm is sounding even when the security system is not activated, that points to a controller issue and such will have to be diagnosed. I would recommend requesting an electrical components diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will...
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My dodge Dakota revs rpms extremely high when I start the truck vacume lines are good what else might it be?
Hi there. Typically a high engine RPM is caused by a vacuum leak or idle control valve failure. Although you've indicated that the vacuum lines and throttle control sensor are good, you might want to verify all vacuum line connections...
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My car idles rough then while accelerating once it gets to about 3000rpms it'll jerk. I replaced the idle air, tps and maf sensor
Hi there. Typically when your vehicle has all of these symptoms, it's related to the same root issue - it's not getting the right amount of fuel to air ratio. In most cases, it's due to fuel injectors that are...
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Replaced neutral saftey switch but code p1121 is still coming up.
Hi there. There are two possible reasons why the code is still popping up. Typically when an error code is stored in the ECU, and a repair is made, the original code is still stuck in the ECU. In most...
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The car jerks as I'm driving before it was just because I'm around 3000rpms now it doesn't it automatically.
This would depend on what type of jerking you are referring to. This could be coming from the engine in which case I would recommend a check engine light is on inspection. This could also be the result of a...
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I may have electrics issue or airflow?
It sounds like there could be an issue with the wire the goes from the battery to the alternator. This wire is usually split into two pieces one from the battery to fusebox and the other from fusebox to alternator....
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I have a problem with my trunk on a Toyota Avalon 1998 I can't open it from the Handel in the fron or with the key what can I do
Hi there. There are a few things that might be causing this problem, from a damaged cable, actuator or even the lock itself being frozen or damaged. The best way to know for sure and to have the door unlocked...
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Why is my power steering fluid bubbling up a bright orange fluid? Is that rust?
Hi there. Unfortunately, basic ATF is not the recommended power steering fluid for your 1998 Toyota Camry. The power steering fluid that is recommended for your vehicle is either Dexron II or Dexron III. It's likely that the wrong fluid...
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97 Manual Honda Civic Ex with a broken radiator and possibly new brakes, looking for help on a price estimate but including labor.
Hi Sean. Although our mobile mechanics would be able to replace brakes and the radiator, completing the body damage is something outside of our scope. You could request an estimate to have the radiator replaced and brakes replaced by clicking...
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My Ford Explorer is stuck in 4 wheel drive if I take off the front wheel drive axle will that damage my truck is it safe to drive
Hi Steven. I wouldn't recommend that method of correcting your 4WD issue on the Explorer. The four wheel drive system works in conjunction together with a center shaft supplying power to the front and rear drive axle, so removing the...
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I have a 1998 4.3 V6 in my 1982 Jeep CJ and completed CA SMOG certification in 2007. When I had the ECM programmed and passed smog
I do believe that changing the vin back to the vin from the engine is likely to solve this problem. If not, a reflash is likely to solve the problem in the event that changing the vin back does not...

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