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What is the specific torque for the rod bearing of a 2001 Acura 3.2 TL?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Acura TL.According to AllData, the specifications are: Connecting Rod Bolt Torque 20 N-m (2.0 kgf-cm, 14 lbf-ft) If you end up needing any help with your vehicle, consider YourMechanic, as one of...
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I have a 1998 Chevy K1500 with a 305. Worn TCC
Hi and thank you for submitting a question. Your 1998 Chevy K1500 truck with a 305 has a 4L60E transmission. With what you have described, it sounds like the torque converter clutch (TCC) regulator valve has failed. Usually when this...
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I'm having problems with code po740
Hi there. In order to be able to give you more exact information I would need to know whether or not the vehicle is equipped with the CVT transmission. It sounds like you have the regular transmission in your vehicle....
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I cannot find the torque specific to add a strut bar
Assuming you are referring to the top 3 12mm nuts, these should be torqued to 14-20lbs. These are very delicate, so use caution when tightening.
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What is the torque setting on my tire nuts? - 2017 Subaru Legacy
Your lug nuts should be torqued to 80-90 foot pounds. This is fairly standard on most cars. You may want to check the torque after the first few hundred miles as well since lug nuts sometimes back off a bit...
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Is it necessary to replace the rocker arm bolts? I tightened them to torque specs but it feels stripped out.
Hi there. If the bolt is stripped out and the treads to the bolt are in the head of the engine, then remove the bolt and look at it. Most likely the threads in the head are stripped out. You...
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Engine light came on saying transmission system malfunction.
Hi there. The code is coming up for the torque converter clutch (TCC) is not working. Check the TCC fuse and see if it has blown. If the fuse is good, then the solenoid on the transmission that controls the...
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The engine makes a noise when it is in neutral or when i drive.
Hi there. The noise you are hearing could be the torque converter (automatic) or clutch (manual). The part could be loose or have a balance issue causing the part to move around and make some sort of noise. If the...
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Does the transmission have to come out to put it in?
Hi there. The transmission needs to be removed if you are removing an engine (front wheel drive), removing a torque converter (automatic) or removing a clutch (manual). Anything else like removing an engine in a rear wheel drive, shifter, or...
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My car makes a whining noise in first gear
The first thing to do is make sure it's the transmission, and not the alternator or power steering pump. These components also produce whining sounds sometimes. Having done that, does the transmission only whine while it's in gear (forward or...
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Flywheel to torque converter installation
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The 2007 Dodge Durango could have had a different transmission. I suggest putting on the old flex plate that was on your old engine onto the newer engine. Then the bolts will align up...
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torque hub assembly for 2011 buick lacrosse cxl
Hi there. The bolt torque to the backing plate on the front hubs are 45 foot pounds of torque. If you need further assistance with the backing plate installation, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...
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Diagnose torque converter selenoid or transmission
Hi there. The computer could be putting the vehicle into limp mode due to an issue that may be happening and reduces the engine performance. Check the battery, alternator, and all of the sensors on the engine and make sure...
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My car broke down and won't move.
Hi there. There are several things that could cause your vehicle to not move, however, with the loud clinking noise the transmission has something that broke in it. Is seems that either a bearing inside the transmission failed and has...
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Loss of power when in gear. Replaced spark plugs and the same problem continues.
Hi there. If the engine runs great operating in park or neutral, then there may be a problem with the brake system or transmission issue. First check the brakes and see if they are released. Put the vehicle in neutral...
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Transmission won't shift into lockup.
Hi there. Check the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) fuse and see if its blown. If the fuse is working fine, then either the torque converter clutch is burned or the seal on the input shaft to the transmission has split....
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engine to transmission bolts are not coming through the flex plate holes.
Hi there. The torque converter is at an angle and is not aligning up properly. Remove the starter if you have not done so and bar the flex plate over to turn the engine slowly. When you see the bolt...
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My car starts, runs, and goes into gear but it won't move.
Hi there. Check the torque converter bolts and make sure that they are installed into the flex plate. The sound is the torque converter hitting the sides of the bell housing. It also could be the flex plate being broke...
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Ford Laser 2002 KQ model wheel bearing Specs i.e torque
The front and rear axle nuts are the same torque of 175 ft lbs or 235 nm.
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Procedure to replace lower ball joints and sway bar links and torque specification for all the front end components
Hi there. To replace the ball joints you would need to jack up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Remove the tires, calipers, and brake rotors. Then put a jack under the lower control arm and remove the...

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