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Oil pressure dropped and the engine is trying to stall but only when the transmission is in gear and at operating temperature.
Hi there. Check the oil pressure sensor on the engine. Look at the wiring harness to the sensor and see if harness is burned or loose. If the harness looks normal, then you would need to take a mechanical oil...
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Steering failure after driving through deep puddle
This may not be a problem with the vehicle at all but a problem of running in deep water. The belt started to slip when the water got on the bottom pulley. The engine and belt is not designed to...
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I have dodge dakota 2003. I replaced the waterpump and thermastat but my truck is still overheating i have to constantly put fluid
Hi there: An engine will overheat any time the cooling system is malfunctioning (i.e., when the coolant doesn’t absorb, transport, and dissipate heat effectively). There are several individual components that comprise the cooling system on our 2003 Dodge that could...
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Ac and heat only blows when moving.
Hi there. Check the blend doors to the vehicle and see if they are working. It seems that the blend doors are stuck to the outside air only, but passing through the heater core. Look for any vacuum lines cracked,...
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I am having issues with the defroster blowing cold air on the driver side
Hi there. There is a blend door issue on your ducting to your heating and air conditioning system. Check all of the blend doors and make sure that they are working. The blend door that is not working properly can...
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Over heating and heater blowing cold
Hi there: It's more than likely that you have either an obstruction inside your heater core or a restriction of coolant that is not allowing the entire cooling system to work correctly. The heater core receives hot coolant from the...
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I keep getting this code preventing me from passing inspection.
When a diagnostic trouble code appears, the code sets to show a fault has been found with a component or along the components circuit. If you only replace the part or parts defined in the code without checking the actual...
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will the bellhousing interchange with a 1998 dorange 273 motor
My best recommendation would be to determine the model of transmission that your vehicle has. I would then cross reference that model number with the transmission that you are considering installing to verify its compatability. If the two transmissions are...
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Why heater cools off at low idle but resumes to hot setting upon acceleration?
Sometimes when a heater core starts to get clogged from dirt and debris inside coolant cores it take higher flow to get good heat out of it. Try to have heater and cooling system flushed and the thermostat replaced to...
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Remote start system and bypassing the hood sensor
Hello. If your hood sensor indicator is on then that is a sign that the hood is either open, or that there is an issue with the hood sensor. If the sensor is faulty I would recommend repairing the issue...
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Transmission replacement
Hi there. You can use a manual transmission from the year 2000 to the year 2004. The transmission type that your vehicle has is a NV3550. If you need further assistance with replacing your transmission, then seek out a professional,...
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A 500 Transmission is shifting harshly or delayed upon take off. There is no Check Engine or MIL light.
Hi there. Check the downshift solenoid on the transmission. It seems that the solenoid is sticking or not functioning correctly. I recommend servicing the transmission with changing the transmission oil and filter. If there is some dirt or gummy slush...
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No spark
Hi There, It sounds like you have covered most of the typical culprits relating to problems with spark. You may want to check the plug wires as well as obvious as it may seem. Most MAG type spark plug wires...
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Hours of Labor to replace the water pump
I looked into the labor time on this online for you. It looks like this job takes about 2.7 hours to do this job. Consider YourMechanic for your water pump replacement as a certified professional can come to your home...
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Will the transfer case out of a 93 manual Dakota fit into a 96?
Hello. My research indicates that those two different model years of Dakota use two different models of transfer case, as indicated by their part numbers. This means that they are likely different and are not cross compatible. Depending on what...
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Engine in my Dodge Dakota truck with 105,000 miles is making a weird noise like a clothes dryer. I am not noticing any problems wi
With regard to maintenance, yes the transfer case oil should be changed as well as the engine coolant. YourMechanic can dispatch a certified mechanic to perform both of those services on a mobile basis. With regard to the engine noise,...
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stops while driving and then I have to crank it up again. There are no codes.
Hi there. Check the camshaft position sensor as it could be failing to time the engine correctly. The computer has not checked for the issue yet as it may have only happened a few times. Check to see if the...
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Motor
You need to first check to see if there is oil and coolant in the motor. If the oil is low or not registering on dip stick then the motor was starved of oil. If there is no coolant in...
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Why is my van pulling to the right and steering wheel pointing left.
There are several possibilities, all of which would be evaluated in a suspension inspection conducted by a certified Mechanic. The simplest scenario is the wheel alignment is thrown off during the collision. From your description, of course the alignment is...
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I need to know pricing,what the problem could be.
Hello. A noise can be caused by many things. If it is a howling or humming noise that appears to change with speed, then it may be possible that the issue is due to a worn or damaged bearing. If...

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