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Lost power to my front brakes but i still have power to the back.
Hello and thank you for your question. When you were able to bleed all four brakes FR, FL, RR, RL, then the proportioning valve is okay. If the valve was sticking, you would not be able to get any fluid...
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Transmission won't shift and the speedometer stop
The sensor in the center of the rear axle is used for the speedometer and transmission shifting. Remove the sensor and look for excessive metal paste or chunks on the sensor which would mean the rear axle assembly may have...
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Is a manual transmission check plug the same thing as a drain plug
Hello there, thanks for writing in. You can go ahead and try to add the drain plugs. I am pretty sure they are the same size on these transmissions.
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we replaced the batteries and got all new heavy duty cable wires, truck will not start just makes a click sound.
Hey there. This is a common issue on many vehicles when the starter relay is bad. This is a small unit on the starter that directs power from the battery to the starter causing it to engage the flywheel as...
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Good evening! Can you tell me if the motor needs to be pulled to replace the oil pan on the 7.3L diesel? I have heard yes and no
The quickest way to pull the oil pan is to pull the entire cab off the vehicle. It will take less time to remove the cab. If you find you are are needing help with this, a certified technician from...
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Overheating and Wont start
Hello. The symptoms you are describing likely stem from a blown head gasket(s). To have this diagnosed definitely will require an on-site inspection.
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With the ignition off the truck tries to start its self when you go to hook up a battery
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication of a damaged ignition relay. Essentially, what's happening is when you attach the battery terminals, power is bypassing the ignition relay and being sent directly to the starter relay. This...
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Should I have a massive cooling system replacement done?
To answer your last question first, if the truck is "overheating", you can't drive it at all, not even to a repair facility. Overheating, if severe enough, has the effect of warping the cylinder heads, block, and manifolds. Even if...
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Brakes
One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy to detect due to the fact that there is usually brake fluid leaking on the ground...
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Not starting
Hi there. If the relay is clicking, then there is power to the glow plug controller. Remove one of the glow plugs and look at it. If the glow plug is white and has some blue on the rod, then...
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7.3L engine smokes and runs like it has a misfire.
Hi there. Check the fuel pump and filters. If the vehicle drives fine and then begins to smoke heavy, then there could be an issue with the fuel pump or the filters. Check the fuel water separator filter. There could...
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Clutch not returning all the way.
Hi there. It is very likely that your clutch pedal simply needs to be adjusted, This tends to be the case after the clutch master and slave cylinder is replaced; as the natural gap between pressure plates expands. If you'd...
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pours white smoke out exhaust and is sluggish in first and second
Diagnosing smoking issues on a Turbo Diesel is really difficult to do remotely. However, if it's white smoke that is coming out upon early start up, it's commonly due to an over rich situation with a turbo, or in worse...
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Truck won't start from ignition
Hi there. If you're able to engage the starter directly, it's probable that your issue is either a damaged starter relay or the ignition relay. It could also be an exposed electrical wire anywhere in between these two connections that...
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Only runs if I do a small burst of starting fluid or splash about 2 table spoons of fuel down the air filter tube.
Hi there. The issue is either the fuel injectors are not firing or the fuel pump is not delivering fuel to the fuel rail. Check to see if the fuel pump is working by putting a fuel pressure gauge on...
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Not starting cranks over puffing white smoke
White smoke generally indicates that you may have an internal engine problem, such as a head gasket leaking coolant into a cylinder. Lots of white exhaust smoke on start up is usually a sign of a head gasket problem. If...
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1996 f350 with 351w want to swap to 12 valve Cummins, how do I do it legally?
Hi there. To be honest, this would require you to replace not only fabricate new motor mount brackets, but completely swap out engine, transmission, drive shaft components. The V-12 is a much longer block so everything behind it would also...
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Trying to find the name of a part 1993 Ford F350 5.8L
HI there - this part is called either a coolant temperature sensor housing or tower (Ford part #18599), depending on which manuals you look at. It was a way for Ford to plug 2 sensors into an area that previously...
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I have a 1997 Ford 460cu rebuilt engine with new temperature sending units for gauge and computer, new water pump, new thermostat
Hi there. The first question I would ask; especially if somebody rebuilt the long block is whether or not they replaced the old cooling lines, heater core and water pump. The reason I ask this is that some mechanics don't...
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truck not starting
Hello, thank you for writing in. The starter typically clicks when its not getting enough power. Test the power available to the starter solenoid to make sure the unit is getting a full 12 volts, although it can typically start...

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