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You can attempt to force high temperature exhaust cement in the crevice between the manifold and the head but that is truly only an emergency repair, if that. The material won't stick and will just eventually be blown out or...
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Some smoke at start up can be normal, particularly white smoke from condensation. However, continuous smoking after the first few minutes signifies a problem with the engine that you should seek to have identified in an engine smoking diagnostic. If...
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Exhaust manifold
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 won't start and has new motor
Hi Kim. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several items that cause an engine to not start, but sometimes it's best to consider the two main reasons why an engine won't start - fuel deliver or ignition failure. If...
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When I'm sitting still my oil gauge in my 02 Dodge Durango is normal. But when I got to drive it rises. Is this normal
The oil pump is driven by the engine. Consequently the speed of the pump will vary directly with engine speed. Higher engine speeds result in higher pump output pressure while at lower engine speeds pump output pressure will be lower....
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My car when I'm sitting at a long light, or stopped for longer than 5min, try to overheat. When I go again needle goes back normal
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When I come to a stop my truck will lunge forward and sound like it revs up a little
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Replaced bad lifter but still getting intermittent misfire code on #6 cylinder - wires, coil, plugs all replaced so now what?
You might have a vacuum leak around the intake to that one cylinder. If so, that can cause a random misfire. If the lobes on the camshaft are worn, that can cause a misfire and other inefficiencies as well. I...
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Idle problems
If the throttle body is leaking vacuum on the throttle shaft then it should be replaced. If you are just getting a noise of sucking air through the throttle plates then it can be caused by carbon build up on...
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Vacume leak
Engine speed should not change when you apply the brakes. Disconnect the vacuum line to the brake booster and plug the connection to the intake manifold. Step on the brake pedal with the engine running. If engine speed does not...
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When I have the heater on defrost it's only cool air
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could you tell me where does the thermostat go in my 2014 dodge avenger
The primary thermostat is in housing below one hose and secondary thermostat is below the other main hose from radiator.
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my automatic transmission slips into neutral after it warms up and wont go into drive even though the indicator is on D. i need to
First check the fluid level and condition. Sometimes a clogged filter will cause this condition, however, if the filter is clogged, depending on what it is clogged with (steel versus clutch friction material for instance), the transmission might need service....

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