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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...
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 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 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...
P2096 OBD-II Trouble Code: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 1
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...
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 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 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 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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RPM's fluctuate while idling and sometimes it dies. Getting codes for multiple misfires and knock sensor.
Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and see if they are working or not. While the engine is running, unplug one injector harness at a time. If the engine begins to hesitate, then the injector was working. If the engine...
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Misfire in cylinder number 8.
Hi there. The issue could be the spark plug not firing on cylinder 8, the fuel injector not atomizing on cylinder 8, or there could be a burned valve or a burned head gasket. Check the spark plug on cylinder...
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Loud chirping from valvetrain
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several causes for low compression. It was a great idea to test all cylinders. With only having low compression in one cylinder, the issue is likely an exhaust valve. The vehicle should...
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My clutch is not working Entire clutch repair or clutch master cylinder repair? How do I check the cylinder?
Hi there. Check the slave cylinder to the clutch and see if the piston is all the way out. If the piston is all the way out or its not touching the clutch fork, then the release bearing has broken...
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How do you remove the pistons in the engine while the engine is in the car?
Hi there. You will have to remove the timing belt, exhaust manifold, intake manifold, all vacuum lines, the cylinder head, and the oil pan to gain access to the piston removal. Drain out all of the oil from the oil...
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clutch not working correctly
Hello there, many common faults will cause issues with the clutch on your 1998 Chevrolet S10. If the clutch line is continually disconnecting there are a few common faults. The most likely is a failing slave cylinder, air in the...
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My minivan is overheating and there is brownish sludge in the coolant. I already got the water pump and the thermostat replaced.
A brownish sludge in the cooling system can occur for a few different reasons. If two types of coolant have been used in the cooling system, red and green for example, the mixing of these two types of coolant can...
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Car I'm looking to buy is running on 3 cyliders instead of 4. What does it mean?
Hello. When one cylinder is not performing its job, it basically creates a drag or extra load on the engine. This can be a sign of major engine damage, or something as simple as a bad spark plug. Typically smaller...
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Bad misfiring issue - 2004 Nissan 350Z
Engine misfires can be caused by a list of problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark...
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Cylinder Head inspection
I would recommend pulling the cylinder heads off to inspect considering 2 of the push rods broke. This may have caused material from the broken rods to be scattered throughout the valve train or potentially other places in the motor....
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Bank 1 air fuel imbalance alarm car is misfire after it gets hot ok up till that time
Hi there. Check the spark plugs and see if the plugs have a good bold spark. If the plugs are not sparking, then either the plugs are fouled out or the ignition coils are not energizing. Check the fuel injectors...
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f250 5.4 v8 automatic 4x4. It spit a spark plug in a cylinder and still runs just misses. Shop is asking 4500. What damage can it cause and how much to fix it?
If the spark plug is spitting out, then the threads in the cylinder head or on the spark plug have been stripped out. Check the spark plug if you still have it and see if its stripped. If the plug...
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My wife's oil cap blew off and oil got all over the engine. Car has no power. When I hook up jumper cables it will rev up but wo
Hi there. This symptom can be cause by a plugged PCV system, or more likely severe blow-by, where combustion gasses blow the oil out of the crankcase and up to the valve covers. This could be cause by broken rings...
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Why doesn't anyone offer a quote for a compression or CLT test?
In almost all cases, individuals with engine faults are seeking resolution to an "acute" fault and not so much presenting with a "worn out" engine, that is one with low cylinder compression and cylinder leakage. A compression loss that is...
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2001 suzuki xl7 ignition replacement
Hello, thank you for writing in. Correct, the two different names are really just two different ways of describing the part. The cylinder is all that you need to replace the set. The difficult part about this, is that when...
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My key is stuck in the ignition.
The female screw hole is not the release, but there is a slim slot very close to that which is the release and it can be activated using a small flat blade tool like a small flat head screwdriver.Consider hiring...
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I have a 1993 GMC Suburban and the key will only turn forward like to start. It is in park but the key will not turn back to stop
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your key cylinder, or ignition cylinder, has likely failed. They can also get dirty and collect debris inside that may restrict them from working properly. The best option is to attempt to clean it...
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Rough in morning. 0 compression. after heats up runs okay to 100 compression. in 3 cylinders only on a Miata 2004.
Your engine has morning sickness. There is no way for the engine to have a 0 compression as the engine would not start, so there has to be at least 60 pounds of compression to ignite the fuel. The issue...
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where is my slave cylindar
Hello, thank you for writing in. The clutch slave cylinder, or clutch master cylinder depending on the design, is connected to the clutch pedal. Trace the pedal beyond the firewall (guard between the driver and the engine), and into the...
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Whats the best way to fix a low compression valve?
Hi there. When it comes to having a loss of compression in an engine, there are 4 locations that can contribute to the leak. Locations: Bent or burnt intake valve Bent or burnt exhaust valve Hole in a piston...

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