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Metallic grinding sound - 1999 Dodge Ram
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Van jumps forward on the drive gear
Hello and thank you for your question. For the issue of the transmission jumping forward and making a thumping sound, there could be a few different things that cause the situation and sound. First check the condition of the brakes...
Car won't start - 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I would go back to "things you know have been messed with," and start from there. Get a good service manual, and pull the timing cover off to re-check the timing gears for proper camshaft/crankshaft timing. Don't assume anything. Once...
Fuel consumption is high
Hi and thanks for your question. In order to have a good fuel consumption, the fuel to air mixture must be around 14.7 to 1. This is the formula for the air to fuel ratio. Look at the carburetor for...
Smoking and smell of antifreeze
If you engine just started to pour white smoke out the exhaust then most likely you just blew your head gasket. It could be from overheating or corrosion inside engine caused the head to leak coolant into the cylinders and...
No spark despite new spark plugs. I just replaced the camshaft sensor and I have fuel in the rail.
Hi there. Not sure why you replaced the camshaft position sensor. The most likely cause for no spark, would be a faulty crankshaft position sensor. The vehicle's PCM (powertrain control module) should be recognizing the fault. Accessing the vehicle's PCM/computer...
I changed out the camshaft position sensor, the car is still stalling and hard to start. It now shows a different P code.
The coolant temperature sensor (CTS) in your vehicle has failed and is making the computer think that the engine is too hot. When you shut off the engine and the engine will not restart, is it because the computer thinks...
Stalls out when I put in drive p1729
Given your mileage, it is likely the throttle body and idle air controller need cleaning. It is also possible the throttle position sensor (which communicates with the transmission) may also be failing. This would seem more likely since your replacement...
Every time I push the gas pedal, the car doesn't move fast
Hello. If the transmission is suddenly acting up like this and giving you this code then you may have gotten a defective transmission, or most of the time this is either related to the wiring or a control module problem....
I have a 99 Yukon when I put it in reverse it goes forward. It has only done it twice
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Make sure the linkage on the side of trans moves along with the shifter cable as the cable moves. If that's okay, then drop pan and check the linkage to manual valve...
What isn't working in my car? It's overheating only when I'm stopped in traffic or in a drive-thru.
It sounds like you may have a cooling fan not working. The cooling fan draws air across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. This occurs at a specific temperature and a fan switch, usually on the radiator,...
Car is overheating - 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi. A bad water pump is a common cause for this car to overheat. This is what I would start with in order to repair the overheating problem. Keep in mind that a clogged radiator or heater core could also...
Computer reads an issue with the oxygen sensor on a Subaru Forester 1999 2.0 Turbo. What is the problem?
Your 1999 Subaru Forester has pre and post catalytic converter oxygen sensors. The pre-converter sensor optimizes fuel trim while the post converter sensor monitors the efficiency of the catalytic converter. A failing pre-converter sensor will degrade vehicle MPG performance. Although...
My car's reverse is acting as if it is in neutral.
Hi and thanks for your question. The issue is not the transmission but rather the transfer case. The low to high speed shift module on the transfer case is losing power. Check the harness to the shift module motor on...
Knocking from the axle or wheel hub, but no play!
Hello. You have done a great job with the diagnosis this far. Is it coming from the front or the back? Does it get worse going over bumps? From here you should attempt to play around with the suspension some...
ABS lights flashing on dash, temperature gauge increased. Multiple lights flashing on the dash. I put my seat belt on and they went away
Hello, this could be a number of things depending on how the vehicle is running now. If you possibly ran through a puddle of water or your belt is worn, it could have slipped and caused the lights to flash...
Stiff power steering after being hit in the front tire.
Hello there, many faults will cause the power steering on your 1999 BMW 323i to become stiff after getting hit on the front tire. The most likely would be damage to the power steering rack from the impact to the...
My car will not stay charged
Hello. It sounds like something in your car's electrical system is continuing to use power after the vehicle is shut off. This problem can be diagnosed with an ammeter. After shutting the vehicle off, connect an ammeter to the positive...
Car alarm
Hi. You should be able to put the key in the door lock the door then unlock door and that should turn off the alarm if it is a factory-installed alarm system. If you have an aftermarket alarm you can...
Why is newly replaced brake booster making a whistling noise and brake pedal staying depressed?
Hello, it sounds like you have a bad run with parts. That booster is leaking internally. It has nothing to do with installation. You need to get another booster, may be a different brand. Make sure your vacuum hose to...

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