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Loss of mpg and power
The official EPA combined (overall city and highway) rating for your specific model is 12-13 MPG (the exact value dependent on 2WD versus 4WD). Your reported mileage is about half of the EPA rating and thus is extremely low. Obviously...
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I have a 1998 dodge Ram 1500 5.2 v8, seems to be in limp mode. Changed the gov solenoid no engine light now but still not shifting
The transmission fluid pressures and shifting will need additional diagnosis to determine if the transmission has internal damage or a solenoid and valve body is the cause of the no shifting out of second gear. Make sure you have check...
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When I have the heater on defrost it's only cool air
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. 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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Overheating
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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Do The 2000 Dodge durango 2wd 5.2 come with front struts assemblies or shock absorbers?
Your vehicle does not use struts but rather has shock absorbers. If you desire an inspection of this component, and replacement if warranted, please schedule service utilizing YourMechanic's shock absorber service request page. If you have further questions or concerns,...
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old car dies when i release the key
If manipulating the key causes the car to stall, then there is something wrong with the switch or the terminal attachments (wire to terminal) at the back of the switch. The only other explanation is that the stalling is due...
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Horn and alarm wires crossed 97 jeep grand cherokee
Hi Mirian. Thanks for sending in your question today. The best way to tackle this job is to download or purchase a wiring diagram for your Jeep. Unfortunately, we're unable to attach documents to this platform, so you might want...
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96 Dodge halfton four by four .Rumble /vibration comes and goes just started two days ago .Caliper on passenger side is bad
Hi Joey. Thanks for sending in the question today. Typically, unless the vibration or rumble you are experiencing is happening during braking only, the worn rotor won't be the source. If it happens during acceleration, normal driving and braking, it's...
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Just replaced manual transmission. And will not start but just cranks.
Hi John. Thanks for the question tonight. I would agree with you that an electrical connection, likely a ground connection is the source of your non-starting issue. I would double check all connections - especially the grounds and see if...
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I recently replaced my manual 5 speed transmission. We have one cord that may be keeping it from starting. The cord is quite longe
Hey John. Thanks for the question. It's really hard to help you without seeing what you're referring to - which is why an onsite inspection is needed. Perhaps if you could video what you're talking about, post it on youtube.com...
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Peter, my 1995 Jeep Grd Chk has a leak but I can't tell if it's oil or something else & it's barely been driven. Got any ideas?
Hi Laura. Thanks for contacting us today. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department, so they can review the repair notes and forward to our technician for review. They should be contacting you soon via email. ...
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I drive a 1979 chrysler cordoba. When i first fire it up it requires me to warm up the engine and idles really rough. Why?
There may be a problem with the heat riser. There is a passage in the manifold that allows exhaust to pass under the carburetor for a quick warm up. On very old cars, (and any car with a carburetor qualifies)...
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Crank no start, just replaced fuel pump, relays, coils and plugs a year ago. Sounds like fuel pump clicks once. Battery is good
You need to recheck the fuel pump electrical connector to see if there is any socket problems and replace the connector at fuel pump.
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Check engine light is flashing and the numbers 45, 21, & 55 are reading where my milage shows up! Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996
When you left your key in the on position instead of the accessory position your computer went into test mode and displayed codes stored in the computer. You will need to have the computer scanned with a scanner to get...
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Timing issue on a 1996 ram 1500 5.2
If the valve timing was off at speed, inasmuch as the 5.2L is an interference engine, you want to first rule out mechanical damage. A way to do that is perform a compression test on all cylinders. If compression is...
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Turn signals do not work but hazards do
The turn signals use fuse number 6 in interior fuse box and have a seperate flasher from the hazards. If the hazards work then the turn signals should work. You should check fuse for power at fuse box and flasher...
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My engine immediately goes to max throttle when i start it. It is a carburetor engine and i think its a vacuum leak but not sure.
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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Hello I have multiple cylinder misfire codes and I've replace the spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor, and there is also
You should have the fuel checked to see if there is water in the fuel. This will cause misfires. If fuel is not the issue and you already replaced ignition components then suspect clogged injectors. For the transmission slip this...
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my transmission is having a hard time shifting into 3rd. its a high mileage vehicle 267k miles. the fluid is brown. what do i do.?
Check the transmission throttle valve (TV) cable. There is a return spring on this assembly that sometimes is gone or faulty. Changing the fluid and filter will not cause the transmission to malfunction. However, prior to doing that, external pressures...
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My transmission pan is stuck due to the previous owners over use of silicone. how can i get the pan off.?
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In cases like this, there really are only two options. First, if the pan has too much RTV on it, it's best to use a brake cleaner or other solvent to attempt to...

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