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Engine smoking
Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you might be leaking oil from your valve cover gaskets. When oil leaks out of the valve cover gasket it will flow down to the exhaust manifold causing the smoke and the...
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....
Hearing a clunking noise while turning the steering wheel
Hi there. This sounds like you have axle failure. Look under the car where the axle boots are and see if the boots are torn, leaking, or missing. Also look for grease that may have been leaked; usually all around...
Does the IMRC valve have anything to do with the car's fuel system?
Hello. From your context it would appear that you may be referring to the IMRC valve, or the intake manifold runner control valve. The IMRC valve itself does not have anything to do with the vehicle's fuel system, as in...
Driving about 3 to 4 hrs and then my car stopped and won't start. Why?
Hello. The issue that lies within your vehicle is either the coil packs getting too hot and shutting off, or the trigger to the coil packs being dropped. The camshaft and crankshaft sensors are what controls the triggers for the...
Why is my a/c not blowing out enough air to cool my car ?
If you hear the A/C blower running at the different speeds but the air coming out of the vents is really low then you most likely have a clogged cabin air filter or a clogged evaporator (if your car was...
A lot of white smoke coming from exhaust smelling like oil
White smoke is generally a sign of a blown head gasket which is also associated with the car overheating. When the head gasket fails due to overheating, this can cause oil to get into the water passages in the engine...
I want to know if the Pro Start DBall2 interface is compatible with a 2006 Suzuki Aerio with a CT-5072 starter
Hi, thanks for writing in. In order to determine which parts are compatible for your Suzuki vehicle, I would recommend consulting with your local Suzuki dealership. They will be the best suited to tell you which modules are compatible with...
Every time I push the gas pedal, the car doesn't move fast
Hello. If the transmission is suddenly acting up like this and giving you this code then you may have gotten a defective transmission, or most of the time this is either related to the wiring or a control module problem....
Transmission Problems - 2002 Honda Accord
Hey there. Your car does have a lot of miles, but as long as you take care of it, it should last longer. If you have it rebuilt, I'm sure it'll last another 100,000 miles. You have a good car...
What isn't working in my car? It's overheating only when I'm stopped in traffic or in a drive-thru.
It sounds like you may have a cooling fan not working. The cooling fan draws air across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. This occurs at a specific temperature and a fan switch, usually on the radiator,...
The truck is going through about a small bottle of power steering fluid a month. When it is low, it makes a whining noise
Your power steering pump may be leaking and will whine when it is low on fluid. You should locate the leak in the system before you condemn the power steering pump. You may have a leaking steering gear or power...
Cannot flush the brake system
Hello. If the system is functioning correctly then flushing the system should not be difficult or require a significant effort at all. If the system is not bleeding properly then there is likely some sort of issue with one of...
Wrench light is on and the car is not running correctly
Assuming you are referring to the vehicle taking too much time to change gears, this may be a faulty transmission control solenoid. Modern automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the...
Car not starting
Hi, thanks for writing in. Make sure your battery tests 12.6 volts or higher. Next, test your alternator to ensure it is maintaining 13.8 - 14.2 volts. You may have to go to a local parts shop and use their...
Brake pedal sinks
This is a sign of a potential vacuum leak in the brake booster. When there is not enough vacuum in the brake booster, this will cause a hydraulic pressure drop resulting in a soft brake pedal. If you'd like, a...
P0750 code displayed
Hello. Once you have the pan off you can trace the blue wire with the green stripe to the correct solenoid. If you need help having the correct one repaired, an expert from YourMechanic can come to your location to...
O/D light blinking not shifting I to proper gears with new 2 4 band and servo piston
You had the transmission rebuilt at a shop and they told you the band and piston needed to be replaced? If the transmission is back together with new parts, the problem may be electronic. There are electronic solenoids inside the...
What should I do when the VTEC code is on
The VTEC system is controlled by oil pressure. It is not uncommon to have a blockage in the oil galley that feeds the VTEC solenoid. Sometimes it is necessary to actually physically clean the oil supply to the VTEC solenoid....
Car alarm
Hi. You should be able to put the key in the door lock the door then unlock door and that should turn off the alarm if it is a factory-installed alarm system. If you have an aftermarket alarm you can...

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