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Is it Safe to Drive With a Misfiring Cylinder?
An engine misfire can be caused by bad spark plugs or imbalanced air/fuel mixture. Driving with a misfire isn't safe and can damage your engine.
P2096 OBD-II Trouble Code: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 1
P2096 P2096 trouble code definition In the simplest of terms, the P2096 fault code indicates the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has received data from the oxygen sensors in the exhaust system that there is an excess of air and shortage...
How to Replace a Head Gasket
The cylinder head gasket is a seal located between the engine block...
How to Bleed a Clutch
A clutch master cylinder contains a reservoir with brake fluid. It is connected to the clutch slave cylinder through hoses. When you...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Valve Cover Gasket
Common signs of a faulty gasket include a burning oil smell, dirty valve cover, oil leaks, low engine oil, and a rough-running engine that misfires.
How to Replace a Trunk Lock Cylinder
A car trunk is secured by a trunk lock, which works via a trunk lock cylinder. Replacing a bad cylinder is imperative to your vehicle’s security.
How to Remove a Stuck Cylinder Head Bolt
Head bolts on the cylinder get stuck and must be removed using a breaker bar, applying impact force, or by carefully drilling the bolt out.
How to Replace a Hatch Lock Cylinder
Replacing a hatch lock cylinder requires careful attention and only a few tools. You can complete the task in about an hour.
How to Replace an Ignition Lock Assembly
An ignition lock assembly can fail from constant use or broken keys inside the tumbler. To replace it, all you need are some tools and a new cylinder.
How to Replace a Cylinder Head Coolant Temperature Sensor
Signs of coolant temperature sensor failures include sluggish acceleration, hard starting, and a Check Engine or Service Engine Soon Light.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, car not starting, and engine misfiring or running rough.
How to Replace a Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch slave cylinders need to be replaced if brake fluid leaks. If gears grind or the clutch won’t, the clutch pedal may be at fault.
How to Port and Polish Your Car Cylinder Heads
Engine performance increases when you port and polish the cylinder heads in your car. Save money by doing the job yourself instead of a shop.
How to Replace a Clutch Master Cylinder
The clutch master cylinder supplies fluid and pressure for the clutch system to operate. Common signs of failure include leaks or loss of pressure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor
Common signs include long cranking time, engine performance issues, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Master Cylinder
Common signs include low or dirty fluid, difficulty shifting, and abnormal pedal behavior.
How to Remove Cylinder Head Bolts
Removing Removing the head is a major step in removing the cylinder head. These head bolts hold the cylinder head to the engine block. The head bolts are long bolts that go through the cylinder head and head gasket and...
How Long Does a Clutch Master Cylinder Last?
The The clutch master cylinder is linked to the clutch slave cylinder through a series of hoses. Once you depress the clutch, brake fluid moves from the clutch master cylinder into the slave cylinder. This applies the necessary pressure to...
How Long Does a Brake Master Cylinder Last?
The The fluid that flows through the braking system in your car is what helps to provide the pressure needed to stop a car. Without the proper amount of brake fluid in your car, it will be nearly impossible to...
How to Buy a Good Quality Cylinder Head
The The cylinder head is one of the single most critical parts of your car’s mechanics, and one part that can trigger the most engine damage if it becomes compromised. The cylinder head, along with the head gasket, sits...

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Cylinder 3 misfires.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, a lot has been done to overcome your vehicle's engine misfire issue. Due to the many possibilities, that can cause a cylinder misfire (ie; spark plug, ignition coil, fuel injector, vacuum leak,...
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Coolant leaking into cylinders
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Clutch went out
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Clutch slave cylinder
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