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Just changed a blown water pump and now the truck chugs when driving and idling on my 2003 Dodge Dakota
Hello. Typically I would need to know if the engine overheated when the water pump failed. If it did then that may have caused damage to the engine. At that point I would do a compression test and a block...
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This vehicle had 10 recalls. Is it a wise investment to buy used?
If the recalls have not been addressed, it's an easy decision. Don't bother or offer $1,000 at most because you are going to have to go through the hassle of addressing each of the recalls that have not been taken...
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Truck won't start when outside temp drops below 45 degrees.
Hello There, It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure problem. Try turning the key on 3-4 times before trying to start the motor as this will cause the fuel pump to come on priming the fuel system with...
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clicking/cluncking at low speeds wth a vibration or missing coming from drivers side
Hi There, What you are describing is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to...
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I need to know about gas & oil additives.
If you still have original heads and with factory valves and valve guides then you will need to run fuel additives to help with the lack of lead in the fuel to lubricate and cool the valves. Running synthetic oil...
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ASD relay not activating
Hello. If you require an accurate wiring diagram you will be able to find one in the vehicle's service manual, or a quality repair manual. You may also be able to acquire the diagrams through a dealership or shop, or...
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Ball joint pop out
Hi there. Once popped out, the ball joint has to be replaced; this could be a safety concern if not corrected properly. There could also be additional damage to the steering and suspension if the collision was enough to damage...
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Gas pedal shakes when accelerating fast and misfire code came on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common cause of engine or pedal shake (because you can feel the engine shake in the pedals) is a misfire. With that being said, its not uncommon to feel issues with brakes,...
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Upon starting, the vehicle has a dry start for about 5 seconds unless it sits overnight.
Hi there. Check the oil pressure sensor and see if its working or sticking. When the oil pressure sensor is sticking or not working correctly, the computer will cut the ignition and fuel off until oil pressure is met and...
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How much to replace rear main seal or will BlueDevil rear main sealer work?
Hi there. Former Toyota/Lexus master technician here. I can tell you from experience that using any kind of sealer is a literal "Band-Aid" that will not last and could damage internal engine components if some of it breaks loose into...
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Having trouble shifting out of park
Hello. It sounds like you have an issue with the brake switch. When the switch fails it keeps the shifter from unlocking. The shift interlocking system will not allow the shifter to move unless the brake pedal is applied. I...
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Underneath truck
A strategy is to have a "knowledgeable" assistant with you so that he or she can be outside the vehicle right at the site of the suspected noise when you get in. If that person listens very carefully, he or...
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CV shaft on passenger side keeps breaking. The alignment is done and nothing else is wrong.
Hi there. Check the suspension to the front axle and see if the axle is loose or moving around. If the alignment is good on the front axle and the axle is solid and not moving around, then the band...
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How much does it cost to replace the wiring harness on my truck?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the wiring harness on a 2001 Dodge Dakota V8-4.7L.
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Misfire in cylinder number 8.
Hi there. The issue could be the spark plug not firing on cylinder 8, the fuel injector not atomizing on cylinder 8, or there could be a burned valve or a burned head gasket. Check the spark plug on cylinder...
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Jeep won't start, have a p0523 code
Diagnostic trouble code P0523 signifies that there is trouble with the oil pressure sensor circuit or an actual excursion, to the high side, in oil pressure. A "high" reading is being recorded by the PCM due to either electrical or...
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Could you give me an estimate for the following work on my 2006 Toyota Tundra sr5? Replace front brake pads and refinish both rot
Hi there. On your list of items include a few things that our mobile mechanics are not able to offer; such as the wheel alignment and machining work on the brake rotors. You might want to contact a local brake...
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Check engine light code P1445
Hi Kirby. The P1445 OBD-II trouble code typically indicates an issue with the secondary air injection system; which is an emission system that pumps fresh air into the exhaust system. The pump and air intake for the system is located...
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Heat does not work, what are possible causes?
Hi There, This may be due to a clogged heater core. As you may know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...

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