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Are the motor mounts touched during a tune up? When are the motor mounts touched?
There is nothing in a basic tune up that would require loosening or touching the motor mounts. If the motor mounts are in fact loose, they could potentially cause damage to the axles if the motor were to shift enough...
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Car spits an sputters like it's misfiring if I accelerate too fast. But does fine any other time
Hey there. The first thing I would check would be the fuel pressure. But there are several possible causes for this condition. There could be a vacuum leak, the engine may need a tune up, or any number of other...
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How can I tell if it's my timing chain or something else?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, I will need a bit more information before confirming if the issue lies in your timing chain or not. Your car can certainly run and start with a timing issue, however it is not...
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I would like to know what kind of plugs to use when I am changing the plugs.
Without knowing the specific model and engine in your vehicle, this may be difficult to answer. However, you may refer to your service manual which will indicate the proper spark plug to use. You should be able to remove the...
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Catalytic converter replacement
Hello. It's quite possible that there is no one at fault here. It may just be unfortunate timing. I'm assuming that you have had the codes read and that is why you have decided you need to replace the catalytic...
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When first starting the car for the day, it wants to bog down intermittently only at idol. it never dies but
It may be time for a tune-up and cleaning of the induction system. Carbon build up around the throttle plate or worn spark plugs may cause the engine to run a little rough, especially on a cold start. Consider hiring...
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while driving my titan it feels like it dragging or intermitenly slowing down
It's hard to say with this amount of information what the exact issue is. The truck could be slowing down for a number of reasons. Its going to take some more observations. Take notice of when it happens, i.e.: when...
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Tune Up when? 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva
Hello - if your engine has not had a tune-up in the last 2 years, it's certainly a good idea, especially going into winter. Ditto with an oil change and coolant flush. If there are any other indicators (leaks, Check...
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Back firing
If you were working around the distributor and loosened and re-tightened it you might have set the timing wrong. Specifically, delayed or retarded timing causes backfiring as the spark occurs too late and so part of the air fuel charge...

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