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Gears grinding in truck.
This is a very common problem. There is a problem with the synchronizer for 3rd gear inside your transmission. The synchronizer helps the gears mesh properly when changing gears. When a synchronizer goes bad the gears cannot mesh correctly so...
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Coolant leak at front of engine
Coolant can leak from a variety of places. The only way to be certain is to see exactly where it's coming from. Large leaks are pretty easy to find. Small leaks may require special tools to locate. Some leaks are...
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What other cars could fit my engine?
The only other direct swap would be the 2003 Ford Ranger. That is what the interchange guide states. You may be able to use a different year Ranger or B2300 if you swap over everything but the block and head....
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Unknown white box behind glovebox.
Does the box seem to be attached to the A/C blower box? This sounds like the blend door or fresh air door actuator for the A/C blower case. It may have been cut because, when they go bad, they make...
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locks up at high rpm then able to free up and run again
The problem may be the transmission pilot bearing for the transmission input shaft on the back of the crankshaft seizing up or the input shaft on the transmission seizing. If it is not the transmission, then it is the internal...
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Missing during idling
Hello. It sounds like the spark plugs, spark plug wires, and coil packs need to be replaced. The mileage on the truck indicates that it is due for a tune-up and the coolant and transmission fluid should be serviced, if...
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Automatic slips into neutral
Hello. This transmission issue is a serious problem, because eventually the transmission will stop working. The transmission could stop working in the next couple of months or longer. It is possible that there is a problem with the valve body...
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Car won't start, sat for months
Hello. You are on the right track with testing the starter to see if it works. It is also possible that the battery has a bad cell in it and is not strong enough to start the car. I would...
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Loss of power, screeching noise
Hello. It sounds like the battery and/or alternator is malfunctioning and causing your vehicle to have electrical issues. If the battery is weak or the alternator is overcharging or undercharging the system, it will cause a lack of power, the...
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Ocassional stalling problem
Hello. There are several reasons this could be happening. There could be a problem with the clutch not engaging properly when you are coming to a stop.This could be caused by a faulty slave cylinder or a faulty clutch master...
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Cylinder 2 misfire
You need to pull out the coil and check to see if there is oil in the spark plug hole, or on the plug wire boot. If there is, then replace the valve cover and spark plug boots after cleaning...
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Is it OK to change to synthetic oil in the winter
You can switch the oil back and forth as much as you want without a problem as long as when you have the oil change done you use the correct viscosity of oil for the engine. There is no reason...

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