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my transmission keeps trying to slide off the transmission jack.
This should not hurt the exhast to do this. I would recommend asking for a helper if necessary to help you keep the transmission level. If the transmission falls, this can damage the transmission rather than the exhaust. If the...
Car starts but won't when warm - 1990 Pontiac Firebird
First order of business is to check for any diagnostic codes. This will make diagnosis faster and less expensive. Even though this model is pre-OBD II, there are on-board diagnostics. Both ignition and starter components can be heat-affected, but fuel...
I have transmission fluid in my coolant - did water get in my transmission?
I must say, this is the first time I have heard of this. However, I understand your problem and can help you fix it. Your radiator has transmission oil cooler lines. I am going to be honest I don't think...
Truck won't start
Hi, thanks for writing in. If the truck is getting the correct fuel pressure to the fuel rail, but does not deliver fuel to the spark plugs, this may suggest a fuel injector problem. I would start with checking the...
Having trouble diagnosing a stalling issue, do I need a new fuel pump?
If the engine is not getting fuel then it may need a fuel pump. I would start by checking to see if the engine is losing spark or fuel when this occurs. Knowing if the problem is spark or fuel...
Tire is stuck on the truck, I can't change my tire because the tire won't come off
Hi, thanks for writing in. The rim has a centering part that will cause it to stick to the hub sometimes after being on the truck for a long time. You will need to remove lug nuts and after making...
My gearbox is stock. Now hard to turn when not in motion and groans when I try to turn it. Help???
It is possible that the noise you are hearing could be related to the power steering pump rather than the gearbox. This can oftentimes happen when a power steering fluid leak exists. I would recommend having the you steering symptoms...
I put a new alternator in my car yesterday it started up fine about the third time starting the car to starter relay just clicks w
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse or starter relay....
Timing belt ripped Mercedes benz e500 w211 2005
I think what your referring to as the timing belt is the serpentine drive belt. It's the belt that runs all the accessories on the front of the engine. Power steering, Air conditioning, alternator are all driven by this single...
Timing belt ripped and after weird loud sound
Good question. I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump...
Timing belt ripped and after that a weird loud sound
I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump wasn't working....
Car battery light came on and while driving my car suddenly stalled and my steering wheel got really stiff
Your problem could be as simple as a broken accessory drive belt - sometimes called a serpentine belt. This belt drives both the alternator and power steering pump. It is also possible the engine stalled for some reason, with the...
Transmission defaults
Hi there. The problem you are having with your transmission 1-2 shift/2-1 shift could be a shift solenoid issue. The shift solenoid could be operating intermittently. The dealership, that originally diagnosed and sold you the repair, should be repairing your...
Heat not working in van even after replacing the fan motor.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1997 GMC Savana to have no heat. By the fan it sounds like you are talking about the blower motor, the one inside the vehicle that supplies the airflow from the vents....
mercedes benz g500 2005 problem
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If your transmission sometimes won't shift to second gear and sometimes the transmission won't shift back to first gear, then there is a problem with the valve body and electronic shift solenoids. The...
g500 2005
Hi there, On this electronically controlled transmission, the problem may be mechanical or electrical. If the technician at the dealership found damaged wires along the harness, it should be replaced to prevent other circuits from shorting out. You may be...
Tips for taking the flywheel off.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. You don't need an impact wrench to remove a flywheel. You can use a breaker bar to remove the bolts. What you need to do though is remove the starter from the engine...
Turns over has fire will not start tell I put gas in throtlebody
If it tries to run when you add fuel, it would seem that you have a fuel system problem. There aren't many tests you can do without special equipment but here is one: Locate the fuel pump at the right...
I'm trying to delete the power steering pump and just run the water pump and alternator with just the V-style belts
Hello there, the power steering pump is very important in the safe operation of your 1975 Ford F-150. Your vehicle came equipped with a power steering system. This system provides the assistance to the steering system allowing the vehicle to...
My car is dying when I am driving. When I pump the pedal, sometimes it comes back on.
Hi there. From the description you have given, your vehicle's dying could be a number of things not yet addressed. It could be the ignition module intermittently failing. It could be the pick-up coil or a poor electrical connection somewhere,...

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