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What is the problem when I'm driving in a parking lot and my 98 Buick Century limited is stopping on breaks if on the gas ?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. When the vehicle struggles to accelerate or keep at a steady pace in a parking lot, are you turning at the time? If this is the case, the vehicle is struggling to assist you...
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Hello I just replaced the distributor in my 98 blazer. I set it to 6 o-clock like its suppose to, but it is running really rough.
Hi there. It is possible that the distributor was off by one tooth. This is very common. I suggest removing the distributor, then removing the valve cover to the side that has number 1 cylinder (the valve cover that is...
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Drain Rear Differential
The fluid can only be sucked out through the fill hole. This can be done by a hand suction pump or a power sucking pump. Then refill through the same hole until fluid runs out of hole and reinstall plug....
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Engine light won't go off
Some of the items you have replaced are maintenance items, so that is good. Your car utilizes OBD-II which is a diagnostic system that outputs "diagnostic trouble codes" if a malfunction is detected and, at the same, alerts the operator...
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Not starting
The most common cause of an no start with no spark is going to be the crankshaft sensor causing the no start. The vehicle should be scanned to see if there is an input from the crankshaft sensor to the...
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Engine overheats to limit
The first thing to check why the engine is overheating is to make sure the cooling system is full. Then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic pressure test the entire cooling system to see if there are any leaks...
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My truck has been smelling hot for a couple of months.
When people describe a car as "smelling hot" I usually assume they're catching a hint of boiling antifreeze. That could be from a leak that is spilling on a hot part of the engine or it could be that the...
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Can I use a altinator off any year altima on my 1998 altima
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The alternators that are compatible with your vehicle are typically the Nissan Ultima years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. What you want to pay attention to is the bolt patterns. Make sure the alternator...
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If I replace the intake manifold gasket, is any computer reset involved?
You should not have any kind of computer reset unless your check engine light is on now. If it is on now then you would still need to have it checked and cleared after doing the {intake manifold gasket.](https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/intake-manifold-gaskets-replacement) You...
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How do i turn off the auto door lock feature on my 1998 Silverado?
Hi there. With the ignition switch off grab the multi function switch and pull it towards you. Hold the switch and turn on the key to run two times. After you shut off the ignition switch, release the multi function...
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Aircon makes car battery flat
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the alternator may not be keeping up with additional load of the air conditioning system. This could be the result of, a loose/worn drive belt or a faulty voltage regulator which is...
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Hi, I got into a car accident with my bmw e36 and nothing but a dent in the middle of the grilles. Car would start but wouldn't mo
Hello. From what you describe it sounds as if your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. Brakes not functioning are usually caused by serious issues with the brake system. If they are not functioning at all then that...
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My truck shakes when I accelerate
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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When I have my foot on the gas the truck shakes.
Hi there. Check the air filter and make sure that its not plugged up. A plugged air filter will cause the engine to not breathe correctly and make the engine shake on acceleration. Also check the mass air flow sensor...
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Do I need fuel injector flush
If you have never had the fuel injectors service or you are having problems that need the injectors flushed then it should be done. If you are not having any problems then running good fuel and additives in the fuel...
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Does a 1998 Dodge Dakota SLT automatic transmission have differential fluid? Do i add it or is it called something?
The automatic transmission in your vehicle uses ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid. The differential uses GL-5 80W-90 gear oil, with a friction modifier if you've got a limited slip rear end.
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Why does my car blow heat then stop and then start up again??
This may be a sign of a faulty blower motor. As you know, these have electric motors in them that wear out over time and will begin to make squeaking or grinding noises as the bearings begin to wear out....
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Temperature gauge does not work - 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis
You will need to test the computer to scan for data of the temperature sensor to see if the computer is reading the correct temperature as tested externally on the coolant sensor. If the sensor is not accurate then replace...
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Should the fuel shutoff switch move when pressed?
The fuel shut off is an inertia type switch that will pop up the trip button and disconnect power to the fuel pump. It is normally pushed down and will not move when in the operating position. The button will...
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I just had the clutch replaced on the car as well as some other work while driving back from the mechanic coolant was leaking
Your best bet is to promptly return to the shop while the repair is fresh in their minds and they will resolve it. If, though, you desire a second opinion, simply request a cooling system leak diagnostic through YourMechanic. To...

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