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The part of my frame where the sway bar attaches rusted off and is now hanging freely.
If you drive locally at low speeds, and the car is controllable, it is probably OK to use on a short term basis. I'd be reluctant to more specifically state that it is "safe to drive" though for two reasons:...
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Oil in my injector harness connector
Hi Lewis. Thanks for contacting us today. Oil can impact many electrical system components, especially if the oil leaks into the spark plug well. It's probably best to have a professional mechanic complete an engine misfiring inspection so they can...
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My BMW was idling and it jus overheated and died.... My radiator was bone dry what should I do
This could be serious. Driving a car while it is overheating can do a lot of damage to the engine. The cylinder walls need to be bathed in coolant at all times or the surfaces become so hot that the...
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Transmission gears
You may have a broken transfer case and should have the system tested and see if the problem is in transfer case or the transmission.
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Locating TCM on 2000 saturn ls2
The TCM is in the right rear of engine compartment. The first thing to check after putting in a new good battery and checking the charging system is to see if any fuses are blown for the TCM. The engine...
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My timing belt broke on my 2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS,replace the belt but when started the car after it sounded like a lawn mower,
This engine is an interference engine and this means that if the timing belt broke it will bend the valves and the valves or the head will need to be replaced. Sometimes the head gets damaged and will need a...
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Car stalls when idle but there is no check engine light.
You may need to have the computer monitored while driving to see if there is problems in the transmission or computer sensors? Some aftermarket scanners cannot access all systems and may need to have a more advanced scanner to do...
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MAP sensor reading a higher voltage than it should.
The diagram in the Service Manual depicts the relationship between the voltage output of the sensor and absolute pressure, not gauge pressure as measured with a vacuum pump. To obtain the value of absolute pressure to use in that diagram...
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Can someone come to my house and run a diagnostic on my truck? It won’t start in damp or rainy weather
No starts in damp weather are sometimes traced to ignition system faults. However, sometimes there are multiple factors that in combination will cause these no starts. For example, you could also have partially plugged fuel injectors or perhaps cold enrichment...
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fuel gauge
The large outer retaining ring on the pump, and the need to access the supply and return connections and the wiring, makes it impractical to cut an access hole. The hole would have to be too large and there is...
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Can we put a 2000 town and country 3.3 v6 into a 2000 dodge caravan that was a 4 cylinder
The alteration in weight will require suspension/alignment modifications that will have to be engineered. The carryover of the PCM and all controls must be comprehensive but even if you can get it to work, you might run into issues using...
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We have a 2000 honda accord. The motor isn't out but the windshield wipers aren't working. We've already changed the fuse.
The windshield wiper motor typically has splines on it which the wiper arms connect to. It is possible that this splined shaft could have had the splines rounded off. This would cause the motor to spend but nothing would actually...
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PO420 Efficiency below threshold bank 1. Catalytic converter or O2 Sensor?
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. At first glance, the numbers you listed indicate that the catalytic converter is likely clogged. You might want to read this article about the OBD-II trouble code you've listed, as it will give...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4l replaced the TPS now the car won’t shift out of 1st gear, also hard shifts from park to drive or reverse
The first issue to deal with is the part number. Are you sure the part is correct? To reduce diagnostic headaches, and post-installation problems, it is best to buy the OEM sensor from a Hyundai dealer. If you have the...
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Truck has occasional putter but not a misfire when giving it gas at an idle. 3 years without driving. Bad fuel mix or spark plugs?
Depending on storage conditions, ethanol content, and so forth, fuel will expire in 2 to 6 months. If fuel has sat in a tank for 6 months, and the car has not been used during that period, there is no...
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I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer automatic. When I turn the key over it starts grinding horribly as soon as it cranks over. Ive replaced
If the starter motor does not release once the engine is running, the cause could be starter misalignment or failure of the circuit to open, and release the starter solenoid, the instant you release the ignition key. If the noise...
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I have a 2000 Ford Ranger with a blown head gasket. I put some thing called fiberlock that is a head gasket
Darlene: It is a fable. The only approved repair for a head gasket leak on your vehicle, according to the exhaustive instructions provided by Ford Motor Company in the Factory Service Manual, is to remove the old gasket and replace...
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Lincoln LS cranks but won't start. Checked fuel pump fuses/relay, all good changed ckp sensor, it started once. Now it won't
Measure fuel pressure on the fuel rail. If the pump turns on, that's hopeful but it doesn't mean there is actual pressure. Also, check for actual injector operation using a noid light. Is there an actual spark at the spark...

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