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Transmission shift hard 97 Ford ranger
Hi Ike. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when the transmission shifts abruptly, it's due to an obstruction of debris inside the internal transmission hydraulic lines. This can be due to filter material wearing out and becoming trapped in the...
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I have a 1986 isuzu pick up with 2.3L with carburetor it will idle from a cold start but after driving a short distance it will di
A mechanic with an oscilloscope would look at the secondary firing patterns to see if the engine is possibly running lean due to inadequate fuel or a vacuum leak. Without a scope, what you can do is check for a...
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Engine swap, would a Mazda 3 2.0 fit in a Mazda 3 2.3 - I don't know much about cars, but I need a new engine
The hardware and software of the computer (powertrain control module) and transmission control module (TCM) in the Mazda 3 will only work with your present engine. If you change the engine to one that is not a catalog interchange for...
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Replaced speed sensor now only has reverse and third gear. What happened?
Hi Ronny. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. Unfortunately, without knowing what code you downloaded, it's hard to tell you what possibly might be the actually issue. OBD-II error codes provide a starting point for diagnosis, but often are triggered...
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Let me reiterate. The starter, alternator, battery, all that goodness is fine. The motor suddenly bogged really hard while idling
Usually turning over and cranking are the same thing unless you physically turned it over with a breaker bar. If not, it is possible that the engine could be seized up.
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My car is clunking under passenger side with acceleration. Car pulls to the right steering wheel moves like a clock ticks
These sound like the symptoms of a loose front wheel. Don't drive the car anymore until you have checked the lug nuts. If they are loose, and you have been driving like that for a while, there may be some...
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Is it possible that i did more damage to my 98 honda accord when i was driving with a broken timing belt?
Hi Jayvon. Thanks for contacting us today. If the timing belt broke, and it was replaced - but will not start, then it's likely that internal engine damage has occurred. It's also possible that ignition timing components like the crankshaft...
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Question about motor mounts 2009 Ford Fusion
Faulty motor mounts can cause engine vibration to be transmitted and/or occur "uncontrolled". If you desire to have the motor mount replaced by YourMechanic, please refer to YourMechanic's motor mount replacement service page. The faulty mount might have a marginal,...
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trying to find my knock sensure and trying to see why my battery light comes on and off and i have new battery and alternater
Hi Aden. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes the battery light will illuminate when there is an issue with one of the charging system components. The battery cables, battery temperature sensor, and other components might be loose or damaged, which...
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If water mix with oil will it pass smog
It sounds like you ma have a blown cylinder head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a misfire and potentially compression leaks from one...
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I have 08 ford fusion 2.3L and the code its saying is solenoid b stuck open well i replace all solenoids and flush tramission and
Hi Kellin. Thanks for contacting us today. If you've recently replaced the solenoid(s) and the issue still exists, there are three things you should do to hopefully resolve this problem. First, make sure any stored error codes are cleared from...
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I was changing my spark plugs and one of the plugs cracked and some debrie now what should I do.
If you got some pieces of spark plug into the cylinder of the engine then you may have damaged the inside of your cylinder walls or piston and valves. In extreme cases put holes in the piston and broke piston...
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Have purchased 3 different relays for blower motor and none work but when I replace with ignition relay it works. wtf???
The relay can be tested with a volt ohmmeter and a 12 volt power source. Once you have a known good relay, if the blower doesn't work when you command it on, what a mechanic would do is simply trace...
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1986 isuzu pick up fresh tune up on it drove great for 1500 miles now it starts but will die unless continuous throttle is kept
Check to see if perhaps the idle adjustment that you made "moved". Check for vacuum leaks, especially EGR system, and check for correct ignition timing. Check fuel pump output and pressure. If none of these initial and obvious possibilities resolve...
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My car cuts off once it gets hot and there's white smoke
It is very possible that you could have an oil leak from your valve cover gasket. If this happens this oil can land on the exhaust and burn away causing the white smoke you are seeing. I would recommend having...
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Ticking sound
Ticking sounds in the top of the engine is almost always related to issues with the valve train such as rocker arms that need to be adjusted or simply not enough oil reaching the valve train as a result of...
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PCV Valve
Too much air flowing into the intake causes the engine to lean out, as a result of too much air in relation to the fuel and misfire. At an idle, the PCV valve restricts air flow, to reduce this problem....
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FNR5 Transmission skipping 2nd and 3rd gears.
It is very possible that there could be pieces of RTV in the valve body causing a restriction. It is also possible that the transmission itself could have some internal damage causing this issue. I would recommend having the vehicle...
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Front wheel bearing
The front wheel bearing is pressed into the knuckle. Typically the retaining ring is frozen (rusted to the knuckle) and you have to hit the ring at just the right angle, from each "side" to remove it. Otherwise you will...
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Car shakes at idle, worse when compressor/accessories are on
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...

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