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Theres grease oozing from the inner cv joint
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Trying to locate the number 1 cylinder on a 1994 mazda protege 1.8 dohc
The number one cylinder on this engine is the cylinder that is closest to the passenger side or farthest away from the transmission side of the engine.
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nocking in head , speed up it get louder, it not rod bearing , not on top of head, oil lite mat be on
Hi there: Most of the time, engine knocking coming from the valve train is caused by one of two things. First, and most common is low oil pressure or low oil levels which can be caused by a damaged oil...
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Car dies under acceleration
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2001 Toyota Corolla to have a loss of power. Replacing the spark plugs is a great place to start as this is one of the causes. Other potential faults are the the...
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I think my front driver side spring is broken.
First of all, if the coil spring is broken, the car will be sagging at the left front. I have worked on cars for over twenty years and have never seen a coil spring just snap, unless someone has attempted...
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Wipers seem to not be connected to motor so where is motor located?
Hi there: It's possible that the wiper motor is working fine; especially if you can hear the motor running when you activate the switch. It's possible that the wiper motor attachment housing is damaged; which are located under the...
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Received Error code: P7011. 2012 Elantra GLS Automatic. Engine light is on.
Hello. P7011 is the trouble code for a fault in the transmission temperature sensor's range. The most common cause of this is a faulty transmission temperature sensor, which is located on the transmission, mounted on the valve body. If the...
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What ATF do I need in a 2011 Honda civic ex?
The automatic transmission fluid in you 2011 Honda Civic EX is full synthetic Honda ATF DW-1. The fluid is compatible with older Honda transmissions but the older fluid is not compatible with your car and newer. You should make sure...
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Excessive blue smoke
Blue smoke coming from the exhaust generally means that the motor is burning the engine oil. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. When this happens, the engine...
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Misfire in cylinder #4
You should be fine to drive for a day or two with a misfire on one cylinder, however I would not recommend letting this go un-repaired as this is something will only get worse and may trigger additional problems and...
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The belt
Hello. Start by locating a diagram of the belt and make sure you know which pulley is the tensioner. Also take a serious note of how the belt was routed on the different pulleys, because it must be put back...
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Car will not start
This sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...
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Battery or Charging system problem
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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Will the failure of the fuel/air ratio sensor affect the starting of my wife's Toyota?
Hi there: The mass air flow sensor measures the amount of air that comes in and relays that information to the computer. This allows the air/fuel mixture to maintain the correct ratio for optimal performance. Usually the sensor is prone...
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P0420 OBD-II Trouble Code: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
Hi there: the P0420 OBD-II Error code indicates that the catalytic converter is not working as efficiently as it is intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor decreases, and begins to fluctuate like the upstream oxygen sensor, it...
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Battery drain
It sounds like your alternator may not be charging quite as effectively as it should be. The drop in amperage at idle is not necessarily unheard of but could be the beginning of it starting to fail. The voltage when...
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Best performance upgrade
Hi there: That's very hard to answer; as it depends on the manufacturer or type of air intake upgrade or exhaust system upgrade you make. However, the biggest mistake most car owners make when trying these upgrades, is they don't...
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Engine cranks but wont run. Power not reaching fuel pump
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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Multiple cylinder misfire
Engine misfires can be caused by many different 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 related...

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