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P0171 code
Hi there: In general, the P0171 OBD-II error code indicates that on the first bank of the engine, the fuel system is running weak or a vacuum leak exists near this side of the engine. This could be caused by...
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My fuel is evaporating out of my car and my car is only letting me fill it up 1/3 of the way
Hi there: In most cases, the situation you're describing is related to a problem with the EVAP system; such as an EVAP canister purge solenoid or vent solenoid that is damaged. If either of these two components are faulty or...
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Tilting jeep in each direction.
The vehicle will seem to shift as the engine torque output changes with the different gears. Badly worn shock or weak suspension springs or sway bar links may cause a little extra movement and you may notice the vehicle will...
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Has spark to plugs new cap & rotor won't fire on starting fluid.
Hello. No start conditions can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If your vehicle is not starting, even with starting fluid, then there is likely an issue with the ignition or engine management systems. If one of the...
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Transmission does not shift properly
This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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Cylinder 2 misfire
Engine misfires can be caused by a list of problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark...
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My 1999 ram 5.3 I was driving it an it stalled an quit would not turn over I towed it home look at the balancer the bolt was lose
If the balancer has fallen off of the engine, it is very likely that the balancer has been damaged and will require replacement. The ideal repair would be to replace the harmonic balancer and the woodruff key only. If the...
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My truck wont idle correctly
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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My car will crank but not start
Hello. Your starting issues sound like they may be mechanical. The starter had a pinion gear that pops out to engage the ring gear which engages the engine to start. If the teeth in one area on the pinion gear...
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I just got done rebuilding my 318 and it won't start.
In order to diagnose this problem you should bring cylinder number one up on its compression stroke and then the crankshaft on top dead center. Remove the distributor cap and make sure the rotor is pointing to number one cylinder....
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My truck runs for a few seconds then dies
When you have low fuel pressure but recently replaced the fuel pump and relay, the issue is typically vacuum-related or caused by a clogged or worn out fuel injector. The vacuum issue may be related the the EGR valve or...
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my windshield wipers don't work even though the motor is good
Hi there. Assuming, you hear the windshield wiper motor coming on, leads me to believe the part your father removed is necessary for the windshield wipers to work. It could be, a deteriorated linkage bushing and may only be available...
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Missing windshield wiper
Hey there. You will need a wiper arm and a new wiper blade. There is something else that you need to look at before you install the wiper arm. The round part that protrudes from the base of the windshield...
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Interior lights won't turn off - 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello. You are absolutely heading in the right direction. Finding out where the voltage is coming from might be easier to track with a voltmeter and wiring diagram of that circuit if you are equipped with such. This is the...
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1994 dodge ram, starts and idles fine,can rev engine, no problem, when I put it in drive and accelerate it sputters and backfires
Hi there: The only things that I could think of without being there to complete a diagnostic inspection is that perhaps the idle control valve dirty, faulty or is damaged and needs to be replaced. It could also be a...
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Transmission
It is possible your transmission might need only simple repairs, that are doable while it is installed. To cover that possibility, if you need a diagnostic, please simply set that up via YourMechanic. The transmissions on those two vehicles are...
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Catalytic converter issue?
This may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. As you may already know, the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this...
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Car hesitates only on cold starts - 1997 Dodge Dakota
Hi there. In most cases, cold starting issues are commonly caused by low fuel pressure inside the fuel injector nozzles. When it gets cold, fuel that is inside the fuel lines tends to flow backwards, which causes hesitation and engine...
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What rims can I use
With the information you have given, I cannot say exactly which type of rims you may, or may not, be able to use, exactly. In your original question you asked about both 5x139.7 and 6x139.7 sizes. First off, the 5x...
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Truck runs great but stalls when you come to a stop or put in park. No diagnostic code
Hi there. Even though, all the vacuum lines appear to be properly connected, a vacuum leak could still be present. The vacuum operated component could be leaking. This could affect proper operation of the IAC (idle air control) valve. It...

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