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Starting a engine without transmission installed
If the starter bolts to the transmission bell housing, that component would have to be re-installed. If the starter bolts to the engine block, then you can use the starter as is to start the engine. However, it is likely...
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Went too long without oil change and started hearing metal clanking noises. What should I do?
Hi Delmy. Thanks for contacting us today. The truth is, without removing the valve covers and inspecting the internal engine components, there is no way to be 100% what damage has occurred and what repairs are needed. When you have...
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We have a 2000 honda accord. The motor isn't out but the windshield wipers aren't working. We've already changed the fuse.
The windshield wiper motor typically has splines on it which the wiper arms connect to. It is possible that this splined shaft could have had the splines rounded off. This would cause the motor to spend but nothing would actually...
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1992 Ford Ranger 2.3 l 5 speed manual swap to 302 Ford with 5-speed manual but engines from 1981 is it do able
The swap is possible but it is impractical especially if you intend to register the vehicle for use on public roads. The alteration in weight will require suspension/alignment modifications that will have to be engineered. Even prior to doing this...
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Severe grinding noise when accelerating on right side of front of vehicle. Video of wheel: https://youtu.be/nEgo_9Brw0c
Hi Chris. Thanks for contacting us and posting the video - it's a huge help. Here is the bad news you don't want to hear - it's likely a wheel bearing. They should be replaced in pairs, so you'll want...
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why does my transmission shift hard from 2nd to 3rd
Hi Samuel. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In this case, I would tend to agree with the transmission specialist. The 2009 Ford Fusion and Focus (along with a few other years) are notorious for having a rather aggressive shifting automatic...
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New brake pads worn down twice in a month ruining new rotor
Hi there. Thanks for taking time to contacting us today. There are typically three reasons why brake pads will wear excessively as you've described. First, if the wrong components are used or installed incorrectly, if the brake calipers are not...
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Windshield wiper is not working
If one of your wipers isn't working while the other is, I would suggest replacing both wiper arms. Wiper blades have a very short lifespan compared to other parts on your vehicle and must be replaced more frequently.
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Window not working
Te problem most likely exists in the power window motor/regulator assembly if the fuse is good. The fuse should be checked first, and if the fuse is good, the door panel will need to be removed to check the condition...
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Window not working
If the motor does make a noise when the Down button is pressed, then the motor is not the cause; either the regulator is binding the motor from turning the window up, or the switch needs to be replaced at...
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Why wont my transmission go into fifth gear for my 40 volvo
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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Why is my power steering fluid leaking?
The first thing to do is to make sure the fluid is full in the power steering reservoir. Since you recently replaced a lot of components in the system I would recommend cleaning the area that is wet with fluid...
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What other cars could fit my engine?
The only other direct swap would be the 2003 Ford Ranger. That is what the interchange guide states. You may be able to use a different year Ranger or B2300 if you swap over everything but the block and head....
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Vehicle does not start.
Hello, your car need three things to start: power, spark, and fuel. I would first and the battery cables cleaned to make sure that there is power getting to the ignition. A technician from YourMechanic can help you with this....
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Transmission Jerks
Have the drive shaft joints and rear axle pinion bearing checked to see if they have excessive play. Also, check to see if you have any broken motor or transmission mounts. This should help narrow down the problem for you....
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Transmission is going out
Hi, has the transmission fluid been checked recently? If the fluid is low, the transmission won't be able to engage gears properly and can act sluggish. Other owners of Accords have reported issues with their transmissions so if the fluid...
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Sunroof is leaking
This is a common issue on your vehicle. There are two places that the sunroofs leak from. One is the rubber seal around the glass. Another is the drain tubes that run from the sunroof gutters down to the doorframes....
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Should I change my transmission fluid.
I would not recommend changing the fluid or getting a flush on the transmission since you are already starting to have a problem. A service may make it worse at this point. I would have the transmission checked by a...
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Serpentine belt came off
A thrown belt is generally caused by either a seized peripheral - such as an alternator - AC compressor, or possibly a faulty tensioner or idler pulley. It is often suggested that if a belt has been thrown, that the...
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Ran out of oil and car is making a tapping noise ?
The clicking sound you are hearing is likely related to the lack of sufficient oil in the motor, which may have also caused the motor to overheat and shut down. When this happens, a number of things may cause the...

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