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There are a wide variety of gasket types on a typical vehicle, from head gaskets which are installed between the cylinder head and the engine block to engine gaskets which seal out harmful...

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Speed vs. Torque
If you compare the concept to some small remote control cars and trucks out there, they have a two speed rear ends to have great low speed torque and use shift gears to have great high speeds. When it comes...
Torque converter vibrates - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500
Torque convertor "shuddering" is a cycle where the torque convertor tries to lock up, can't, and re-cycles repeatedly. General Motors has a service bulletin - TSB Reference #3438A, that addresses this issue. Discuss this issue with your dealer.
I need torque rating for lower control arm
You should tighten the control arm bolts to 69 ftlbs.
Car cuts off when put in drive, doesn't go backward - 2007 Chrysler Pacifica
Hello. A common fault with your vehicle is the torque converter clutch not releasing properly. This causes stalling when shifting to Drive or Reverse. If you need someone to come to your car, a mobile expert from YourMechanic can come...
Strange grinding sound from front end
You may have bent something on that side, notably a suspension part, HOWEVER the fact that you have the noise with the car stationary with the brakes applied is NOT consistent with damage to a suspension part. The car would...
Need to find out how to set timing on balance shaft assembly.
Rotate the crank until the number 1 cylinder is at top dead center. Make sure to replace the adjustment shims exactly as they came out, on the seat faces of the balance shaft assembly. Line up the marks on the...
Rebuilt transmission shuddering
Take the 2000 Isuzu Trooper back to the rebuilder since they should have a 12,000 mile 12 month warranty on the repairs. They should honor the warranty for you since your car is under mileage. The possible problem in this...
Tcc solenoid broke .
Your best option is to buy a service manual; it will detail the steps required to replace the TCC solenoids. Unfortunately, YourMechanic does not work on transmissions so it may be necessary to take the car to a transmission shop,...
Is a 14' to 15' Altima 3.5 SL worth buying?
With the proper care and maintenance, many of the vehicles today meet and exceed mileage old car makers could only dream of. The key is the proper maintenance and not to abuse the vehicles drivetrain. Consider having a pre-purchase inspection...
Micra 1.2 first MOT says I need a new wishbone OSF AND a new alternator belt.
Hello. From your description it sounds like you need a belt and part of the wishbone suspension. Some places also call the torque mount on the engine a wishbone. The alternator belt is not too unusual at this age and...
I need the torque specifications for the caliper bracket bolts, banjo bolt, and caliper slide bolts.
The caliper bracket bolts are 125 ft lbs. The banjo bolt for line connection is 35 ft lbs. The caliper slide bolts are 26 ft. lbs.
Torque issues
Hi there. If the slipping problem goes away when the car warms up, then it is most likely a seal or solenoid failing. As a vehicle ages, rubber seals begin to get hard and they don't seal as they should....
In traffic when accelerating, engine hits over-rev protection
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1989 Dodge Ramcharger. Check the transmission fluid to be sure the transmission is not being starved of fluid while operating. Otherwise it sounds like there is trouble in the transmission valve body...
Car doesn't drive when cold
Usually mechanics make the mistake in referring to things that might confuse a car owner. In an automatic transmission there is a torque converter, which is comprised of multiple components including t a turbine, an impeller, a stator, and a...
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...
Knocking noise valve clatter
Hello. It's quite possible, even likely, that the crankshaft bearing journals are worn out of specification. Replacing the rod bearings only does not compensate for a worn crankshaft rod (or main) bearing journal. It's also possible the oil pump pressure/volume...
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...
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....
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.
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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