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At what wear point do brake rotors need to be resurfaced or replaced? I can feel tiny grooves but there's no blueing or cracking.
Hi Kathy. Thanks for contacting us today. Brake rotors should be turned (resurfaced) anytime they are not flat and smooth, so based on your description, this should be done on the fronts at least. In regards to the right parts,...
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Can the original rear acceleration sensor part No: 89190-44010 be changed by 89190-60030 or 89191-50020 or any oner one?
The acceleration sensor assembly that you have (your original), that is Lexus part number 89190-44010, was used from November 2002 through July 2007. The other two you refer to are not interchangeable at all with your original. Part number 89190-60030...
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I am having small/medium knock whenever I accellerate/cruise.
An engine can ping (or knock) due to an improper combustion process. A "spark knock" is the result of combustion occurring too early. Early combustion can occur from carbon buildup inside the combustion chamber, a lean air/fuel mixture, and advanced...
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2002 dodge durango what part let gas into the carburetor
Your vehicle is fuel injected and does not have a carburetor. If your engine has stalled and lost all power and now will not stay running you may have a computer in failure management mode or fuel pump has lost...
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Can a dodge ram pickup truck 4.7 engine be swap for a hemi 5.7L engine
The alteration in weight will require suspension/alignment modifications that will have to be engineered. The carryover of the PCM and all controls must be comprehensive but even if you can get it to work, you might run into issues using...
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Truck keeps overheating even after replacing thermostat.
Hi Bryce. Thanks for writing in today. What you are describing is often an indication of some sort of obstruction in the coolant system. In many cases, especially on a Dodge Dakota V8, the root issue tends to be an...
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How much would iti icost to have my CV axle replaced on the driver side of a 2004 Lexus GX470? Both boots are torn.
If you use a genuine OEM Lexus axle, it is around $400 to $500 for the axle (need your VIN number to make it precise). To obtain the exact labor quote to install the axle, please use YourMechanic's online estimator...
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Vehicle won't shift down 04 dodge durango
Hi Teresa. Thanks for writing in tonight to YourMechanic.com's Q&A. In most cases, an issue like you are describing is caused by one of three possible issues. First, and most common, is that the shift solenoid or the electrical harness...
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Starts then dies
A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...
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Possible alternator whine, electrical issues
It sounds like you are on the right track in terms of diagnosing. You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the...
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I have toyota tundra 4.7 2007 the battery light show before start my car but when start its gone , is normal stay ON before start?
The alternator charging light should be on when key is on without engine running. As soon as you start the engine the light should be off if the system is charging. Since you are getting 13.7 volts after it starts...
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I have a 2004 Land Cruiser that is showing the following problems: (1) for the past several months, when I go to start it, it will
If the starter is not releasing from the flywheel, when you let go of the key, the starter likely has an internal fault. It is also possible that the circuit is not opening, as commanded, when you release the key....
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looking to raise my Durango 4x4 2 to 3 inches. Install Bilstein shocks and the lift brackets already have parts, cost?
Unfortunately, YourMechanic does not do lift kits . Only OEM parts are installed on the platform.
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How much to install rods and pistons
Hi Kent. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, internal engine rebuild service is not one our mobile mechanics offer. Installing new pistons, rings, connecting rods and others requires machining the engine block first, which is something that should be done...
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My mom's Raider feels like its driving on a bumpy road and when I get the speed around 30 to 40 it feels like it loses RPM and is
The problem sounds like your transmission is shuddering and may have major failure. You would need to check the transmission fluid to see if it has a burnt smell indicating the transmission has burned clutches inside it and would need...
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front end feels loose after tie rod replacement and alignment.
Hi Shane. In some cases, after replacing suspension components will cause some play in the steering. This usually is due to either parts that were replaced being loose, bushings being too small or while aligned, something else was left loose....
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07 Sequoia key only turn sometimes
Hi Jcrew. Thanks or writing in tonight to YourMechanic.com. Generally speaking, when the ignition cylinder is hard to turn, it means the cylinder is either dirty with excessive dust and debris or has broken pieces. If you can turn the...
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Check engine light is on
A number of things may cause the car to die as you describe. Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a...
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Drove in water car won't start
The most common causes of this issue would be an electrical issue caused by the water or the engine has been hydrolocked meaning that it has sucked in water through the engines intake. If either one of these has happened...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia started to oeverheat one day while using the AC from that point the AC wasn't being and it still overheats
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...

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