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Tick in drivers side gets lower after warm up
In your initial question, I did not know that valve damage occurred as a consequence of a failed timing belt replacement. The 4 valves that the shop "claims" were damaged might merely represent what they "think" was the extent of...
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Truck still won't stay running when you push the gas to go ?
Hi there. Of the parts you listed, the only parts that might have contributed to this problem is the throttle position sensor. In most cases, this is a fuel delivery problem, caused either by a dirty fuel filter, fuel pump...
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What causes the mileage area to blink then say no bus?
Hi there. The No Bus message is actually a pretty major issue that is common with late 1990's and early 2000's Dodge vehicles. It's actually telling you that there is a communication error to the ECU, or the Engine Control...
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I have broken 3 sepentine belts in the last week, i replaced the tensioner pulley as well. What else could be causing my issue?
The pulley has a ball bearing within. The failure mode, or causes of failure, is limited to three possibilities: 1) defective, or worn out, ball bearings; 2) lubrication failure; 3) overloading. To eliminate possibility Nos. 1 and 2 you could...
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Chirping and clanking sound
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a tensoner pulley that may have a worn out bearing. As you may know, the drive belt that powers the accessories in your engine has a tensioner pulley that is used to...
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Power steering and overheating
Hi There, This may be related to a failing power steering pump or low power steering fluid levels. As you may know, the power steering system uses a pump, normally driven by a belt. The pump supplies pressure as it...
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Glitter like flakes in radiator
Hi There, Unfortunately, this may be a couple of potential issues. This could be leftover remnants of a stop leak fluid that may have been put in the radiator at some point. Additionally, it may be small particles of potentially...
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Can I take the factory air box off an put aluminum 3 1/2 tube instead?
Hello, This should not affect the running condition of the truck. Many aftermarket intake systems require the removal of the factory air box to be replaced by aluminum intake tubes to improve air flow and performance. As long as the...
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Flushed coolant month ago now glitter in radiator
Hi there. Quite frequently when red and green coolant is mixed and inside the coolant tubes for a long time, it can cause excessive wear of the coolant tubes. The 'glitter' you see may be excessive debris that may have...
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Hello I have a 2004 toyota 4runner v8 4wd I just replaced the catelac converters but need to do the o2 sensors, I know there's the
Hello, thank you for writing in. The four oxygen sensors all serve an equally important role. Having two per bank (or side of the engine), the front oxygen sensor on each side gives a base reading to compare the reading...
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Can I put a 3 inch diameter tubing for air intake even thought the throttle body has a 3 1/2 inch diameter opening?
If you try and put a smaller tube than the throttle body size, then you will be restricting the airflow into the throttle opening.
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Check engine light keeps coning on and going off at random, only problem shown is random misfire
Hi there. The check engine light will illuminate when an error code is is triggered and stored in the ECU. In many cases, a misfire issue will trigger and store a code in the ECU until it has been cleared...
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Ac is not blowing strong, there is no cabin filter for my vehicle so it is not that
If you are referring to lack of air flow, and not inadequate cooling, the problem is due to either a restriction in the vent network or a fault with the blower or blower circuit. Restrictions are usually due to blower...
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White smoke from exhaust cold start up
Hi There, Generally, a white or gray colored smoke is a sign of a potential blown head gasket. A blown head gasket can cause a bit of a vapor to be produced due to the coolant being leaked into the...
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Cylinder 1 and 2 misfiring. Car has problems Turing over and when idleing it would idle low.
Measure cylinder compression in all cylinders. If cylinder compression is within specs, and the variance between cylinders is not excessive, then all you have to do is fix the engine control issue that is causing the misfiring, whether it is...
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My manual gear box is starting to get a little bit "clunky" as i change gears, is there an additive i can add to the gear oil?
The first thing to do is to drain and check the oil to see if it has any broken chunks of metal or a lot of brass metal pieces that indicate the gears and synchronizers for the gears are bad....
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front left making a rumble. doesnt do it when slightly turning left
It is likely that the left front wheel bearing has failed. When you swerve to the left on a ramp, what you doing is transferring some of the weight of the car from the left to the right. The transference...
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Blown head ?
You should have the cooling system tested for combustion gasses in the radiator and also pressure test the system to see if losing pressure. If you keep loosing pressure then you may have a leaking intake manifold or head gasket....
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Truck died will span over but will not start to the new computer in still nothing just sits there and spends over
The problem might be something simple such as a failed fuel pump or perhaps a crank or can position sensor is faulty. Briefly, if the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank....
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Cost for head gasket on 2001 dodge durango
Hi there. A blown head gasket is typically caused by an overheating problem. As the engine overheats, hot coolant and excessive temperature can cause the gasket itself to burn and cause coolant to flow into the combustion chamber and other...

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