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How Long Does a Brake Master Cylinder Last?
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...
How Long Does a Clutch Master Cylinder Last?
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...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Misfiring Cylinder?
The cylinder is the part of the engine where combustion takes place. The combustion in the engine is what powers the vehicle. The cylinder is normally made from cast iron or aluminum....
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 Valve Cover Gasket
Common signs include a burning oil smell, dirty valve cover, oil leaks, low engine oil, and a rough-running engine that may cause misfires.
How Long Does a Valve Cover Gasket Last?
Among the most important parts of any engine is the oil that is contained within it. There are a variety of moving parts that depend on the oil for lubrication. The...
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 Determine Compression Ratio
Whether you’re building a new engine and you need the metric, or you’re curious to know how efficient your car uses fuel, you have to be able to calculate the...
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.
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 push the clutch pedal, brake fluid...
How to Clean Cylinder Heads
The engine cylinder head has many passages for coolant and oil and can build up dirt over the life of the engine. Once the cylinder head is removed from the vehicle,...
How to Remove Cylinder Head Bolts
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...
How to Replace a Head Gasket
The cylinder head gasket is a seal located between the engine block and cylinder head assembly. An in-line engine design will have one cylinder head as the cylinders...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Master Cylinder
Common signs include low or dirty fluid, difficulty shifting, and abnormal pedal behavior.
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.
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 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 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 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.

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Cylinder 7 misfire in Ford F-150
A misfire code is a very common fault on your 2002 Ford F-150. The first step is to determine what the root cause is, from there it can be determined what needs to be replaced. Common causes are the spark...
P0306 code after replacing COP, wires and spark plugs. What else could it be?
There are several possible causes for an engine misfire. There could be an injector problem, a wiring or connector problem, a PCM problem, or even a problem within the engine. Some further diagnostics will be necessary to locate the cause....
Cylinder 4 misfire
It sounds like you may need an ignition control module. It's a small device mounted around the right front of the engine compartment. It has a plug with about a dozen wires connected. The module has a separate channel for...
Replaced a clutch slave cylinder now having trouble bleeding it
Hi, thanks for writing in. In order to bleed a slave cylinder properly, it should be bench bleed just like a master cylinder. The best way to do this is to secure the slave cylinder into a voice connect plastic...
Misfire on cylinders 3 & 4 need to know the easiest way to fix it
The best way to resolve misfires on your engine is to remove the ignition coil and the spark plugs on the affected cylinders. If the spark plugs appear to be in bad condition I would recommend replacing the spark plugs....
Random misfire cylinder 123
I'm curious as to what codes are still active. Is it still a misfire code? Several other component failures can cause "misfire" issues - a clogged exhaust gas recirculation valve, a failed diverter valve, even a failed cam phaser. But...
Soft brake pedal
Hi and thanks for your question. If you are having a soft brake pedal then there is air in your brake system. An abs module would not cause a soft brake pedal, but contaminated brake fluid or low fluid will...
Bled clutch started my truck peddle died immediately and fluid poured out from the transmission, is it my slave cylinder?
Hello. If your clutch pedal went soft and a leak developed then it may very well be possible that the slave cylinder may be bad. If the clutch slave cylinder receives pressure from the pedal, and if it leaks will...
Should a warped cylinder be caught in a diagnostic inspection?
Hey there. It sounds like you had an alternator problem and it was replaced. Then the water pump went out and you overheated the engine. When you blew the water pump, the mechanic could not check to see if the...
Master/Slave Cylinder
If you have fluid leaking on the floor then this is from the clutch master cylinder leaking past its seals. I would recommend replacing the clutch master cylinder and the clutch slave cylinder as a set since the master cylinder...
Random misfire on cylinder one - 2000 Chevrolet Corvette
Hello. Random misfires can be caused by a few different things. If the coil packs are all good then it may be possible that the issue is not related to the ignition system. A few other things that can cause...
Are front and rear wheel cylinders the same?
Hi. The rear wheel cylinders should be interchangeable with the front wheel cylinders. The drum set in the rear should be exactly the same as the front. If you are unsure then remove a wheel cylinder from the front and...
Scan vehicle Code P0430 Cataylic system efficiency below threshold bank 2
The code is meant to indicate your catalytic converter is not performing up to par with the EPA (environmental protection agency) standards. Your car uses the oxygen sensors to monitor the catalytic converter (cat) efficiency. There is an O2 sensor...
Brake pedal is going to the floor. Ive changed master cylinder and bled system. No help.
Hi there. Knowing the year, make, and model usually helps us with providing helpful advice. However, I believe I may be of help here. Confirm there are no other brake fluid leaks. Check the caliper slide pins if this model...
Flashing check engine light, service stabilitrak, traction control light, only while idling
Hello. If you are getting a code on cylinder 4, then that means there is an issue with that cylinder. Most of the time, with so few miles, the issue is not related to dirty fuel injectors but is caused...
While fogging my 7.4L (Carb) boat engine, the plastic straw shot into the cylinder. Will it simply burn away?
Hello and thanks for your question. Remove the exhaust manifold to the side that has the straw. Turn the engine over by hand to open the exhaust valve. Use your flexible grabbing tool to reach in the cylinder and take...
If cylinder 3 misfires is that a bad thing?
Hi there. A misfiring cylinder can be expensive if allowed to continue. The catalytic converter can be damaged. If the cylinder is misfiring, the coil, wire, and/or spark plug could be the cause. First swap the spark plug between cylinder...
I cannot shift the gears after stopping at a toll gate on a highway
Hello. If you’ve recently had service completed to replace the clutch pack, the issue may be with the one of the two cylinders that supplies fluid to activate the clutch pedal. The clutch pedal on your vehicle operates using hydraulic...
Idle issue
Cylinder misfiring can be caused by: Ignition coil, spark plug, fuel injector, or a wiring issue to the coil or injector. By moving the coil from the misfiring cylinder to another and the misfire staying with the original cylinder, you...
I missed a shift from 3d to 4th and over-revved the engine. There is now a misfire in every cylinder.
Unfortunately, this could mean you have bent some valves. The best test for this is to put air pressure into each cylinder and see where it leaks from. You can utilize an expensive leak down tester or simply modify a...

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