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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump Cover Gasket
Common signs include oil leaking near the timing cover or intake manifold and lower than normal oil pressure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pan Gasket
Common signs include smoke coming from the engine, oil puddles under the car, and lower than normal oil levels.
How Long Does a Differential Gasket Last?
The rear differential controls the rear pair of wheels so they can rotate at different speeds, which allows your vehicle to travel smoothly and keep traction on the road. If you have...
How Long Does an Oil Filter Housing Gasket Last?
Oil is one of the most important parts of any engine due to the lubrication that it can provide. The internal parts of the engine need a lot of lubrication in...
How Long Does a Manifold Temperature Sensor Last?
Keeping a car running at peak condition is a lot harder that most people think. The engine of a car is a very complicated piece of machinery that has just the...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Intake Manifold Gaskets
Common signs include the engine constantly overheating, coolant leaking, engine misfires, and a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel economy.
How Long Does an Intake Manifold Gasket Last?
The only way that a car will be able to run as intended is when it has the right air and fuel mixture. With all of the components on a car...
How Long Does an Oil Cooler Adapter Gasket Last?
There are a number of gaskets on an engine and each of them performs a specific purpose. For most car owners, their gaskets are not something that they think about...
How Long Does an Oil Pump Cover Gasket Last?
In order for the oil in your car to get to where it needs to go, it will need the right amount of pressure. There are a number of different...
How Long Does an Oil Pan Gasket Last?
Maintaining a car is a bit easier said than done to all of the parts that are contained within your engine. One of the things that helps to keep the parts...
How Long Does an Exhaust Manifold Gasket Last?
Your exhaust manifold requires a seal between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold. This seal is called the exhaust manifold gasket, and is an incredibly hard-working part. The exhaust manifold...
How to Use Engine Block Sealer to Repair a Head Gasket Leak
Head gasket leaks occur when engines overheat and can be costly to repair. Engine block sealer can be a quick and easy alternative for minor cases.
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...
How to Troubleshoot and Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
Valve cover gasket leaks usually start when not much oil leaves the engine. It should be repaired before it causes serious damage and costly repairs.
How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket
The intake manifold gaskets fail when coolant is leaking, the engine overheats, or the engine misfires or has reduced performance.
How to Replace an Oil Filter Housing Gasket on Most Cars
Oil filter housing gaskets fail when the oil light is on, there is oil visibly dripping from the filter, or oil pressure is lower than normal.
How to Replace a Differential Gasket
Differential gaskets seals the differential housing and protects the rear-end gears and axles from exposure to the elements.
How To Replace An Exhaust Manifold Gasket
Exhaust manifold gaskets seal gaps to keep exhaust fumes out of the emissions system, as well as reduce engine noise and improve fuel efficiency.
How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket
Car oil pan gaskets keep oil from leaking out of your car. Check your oil pan gasket at each oil change to maintain correct engine oil levels.

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What are the gaskets called that go between the transmission and the transfer case?
Hi there. Usually the gaskets between the transmission and the transfer case are known as the transfer case gasket or the transfer case adapter gasket. The gasket may be listed as the type of transfer case and then followed by...
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Intake manifold gasket problem - 2015 Dodge Journey
Your vehicle has an upper intake manifold and a lower intake manifold. Both are injection molded plastic assemblies. It is not clear which one is leaking, but in all events the leak should be confirmed by a professional because your...
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Why doesn't my 2005 Ford Mustang have a valve cover gasket? When I went to replace it there was none on the pan?
Hey there. There is no known Ford Mustang engine I know of that does not have a gasket for the valve cover. Some engines will use a bead of silicone all the way around. You will need to clean out...
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Is the manifold gasket usually covered under the manufacturers warranty
Hey there. The intake gasket would need to be listed under the covered parts list of the warranty for your vehicle and engine. There has been many changes by the manufacturer of covered components and exclusions over the years and...
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Loss of power - 2006 Infiniti G35
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Since you are getting different sensors acting up, check all of the connections to all of the sensors and make sure that there is no missing bolts. There could be a vacuum leak causing...
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I added green antifreeze to my car when it had red in it before. Would mixing the two cause a problem with the intake gasket?
It is not advisable to mix coolant types. Over time, a chemical reaction happens between them. This can cause corrosion issues, and the mixture can begin to gel, clogging small coolant passages in components such as the radiator, intake manifold,...
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I'm having my 2005 Nissan serviced by the dealer for replacement of the valve rocker and gaskets on both sides. They are charging me a high price.
Hi there: Trying to determine whether or not the price you're being charged is considered "high" for this type of service is very difficult without knowing all of the specifics. I can tell you for certain that when a car...
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Valve cover gasket and starter labor and parts? mechanic charging me 900.00 - 2004 Nissan Xterra
Yes, on the valve cover gasket repair, they replace both sides.
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How do I replace the water pump housing gasket?
The water pump on your car is bolted directly to the engine block. The only housing is the water pump itself. To fix your leak, you will need to replace the water pump and timing belt. The water pump is...
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2011 GMC Terrain issues. Oil pan gasket is leaking?
Assuming you are referring to the oil pan gasket, this is not normal for this to leak often, if at all, and especially this soon after having it replaced in 2015. This may indicate that the gasket may have been...
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Possible blown head gasket issue - 2008 Ford F-150
Hello. If it has a blown head gasket it can be quite the undertaking to fix this. You would need to remove the cylinder heads and have them fully rebuilt prior to reinstalling them. If you have a lot of...
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My vehicle is mixing water and oil
Because you have a manual transmission, the mix of oil and coolant can be caused by a leaking intake manifold gasket, a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head. The intake manifold would need to be removed and inspected...
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Oil leaking into spark plugs galley, car won't start
If you found oil has entered the spark plug tube galley then the oil may have shorted out all the coils and plug wires causing the engine no start. The oil is getting in the galley from a leaking valve...
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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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can overfilling the oil in a car cause oil on the spark plugs?
The most common reason that you have oil on the spark plugs after you remove the coils is the valve gasket is leaking oil into spark plug wells. You will need to clean out the oil before replacing the spark...
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Leak and low oil pressure
This suggests that you may have a leaking oil pan gasket. This can happen for a number of reasons, but is usually common due to excessive heat which causes the gasket to shrink creating a leak in the gasket. This...
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I was told I need the front valve gasket replaced. My truck has stalled upon start attempt. Could the gasket issue cause this? Oldsmobile
Hello - yes, a leaking valve cover gasket could be causing this. Quite often, leaking valve cover gaskets dribble oil down onto the spark plugs, or the ignition boots which connect to the plugs. This oil causes the electrical charge...
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If I replace the intake manifold gasket, is any computer reset involved?
You should not have any kind of computer reset unless your check engine light is on now. If it is on now then you would still need to have it checked and cleared after doing the {intake manifold gasket.](https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/intake-manifold-gaskets-replacement) You...
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Valve cover gasket replacement.
The engine in this vehicle is a DOHC 4.6 liter engine. The replacement of the valve cover gaskets require the mechanic to be at a mid level of experience or lesser experienced mechanic using the proper manual for the repair....
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If I change one valve cover and gasket do I need to do the other?
You do not have to change both valve cover gaskets at the same time. If you have an engine oil leak that is coming from both valve covers then it would be recommended that you have both valve cover gaskets...

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