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Old belt was sqeeking, new belt does not but it slips off constantley. The old belt stays on though. Why is this?
Check to be sure that the new belt is actually the right part number or, better yet, use an OEM (dealer) belt. Also, be sure the tensioner is the right part number or use an OEM sourced tensioner. Check to...
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I have a 94 RAM b250 van,the driver side is making a loud clunking noise when turning or driving.upon inspection,the knuckle assem
Worn ball joints and tie rod ends could account for the noise. If you have CV axles in the front, failure of the outboard CV joint would cause similar noise. To have those suspension components inspected, and replaced as needed,...
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Truck does not start
Hi There, A number of things may cause the truck no to start. In the case of a fuel delivery problem, this may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air...
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Engine dies and backfires
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem that may be getting an inconsistent amount of fuel to the motor, which may be what is causing the backfiring and the bogging down. A faulty or leaking...
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My truck is starting but won't stay running, it's was running fine just a couple days ago.
It sounds like you may possibly have a stuck EGR valve. The EGR valve allows the flow of exhaust gases into the intake manifold in controlled amounts. When you start the motor, the valve remains in a closed position, blocking...
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Was running fine then dies. Won't start now. No fire coming from distributor but ever so often true to crank.
Hello there. If your Jeep is not starting due to a lack of spark, it is likely that the distributor or coil is damaged and needs to be replaced. It is also possible that a ground wire or other electrical...
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How much to replace oil gaskets on a 1998 Dodge Dakota V8 Magnum 4WD
Hello - oil leaks can be simple - valve cover gasket drooling all over the plugs/coils/wires, etc. or sneaky. A leaky front crankshaft seal will slobber oil all over the bottom of the truck. A leaking rear main crankshaft seal,...
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Automatic transmission
Unless there is a check valve in the fitting on the transmission side (sometimes there is) then you have to retrofit it. There are aftermarket check valves available. You can contact a major transmission supply house and simply ask them...
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Speedometer is not working.
Check the wiring harness from the gauge cluster to the speedometer and see if the gauge is working. If the gauge is not working, then the gauge cluster would need replaced. If the gauge is working, then there could be...
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I am having trouble getting this vehicle to start and have been eliminating problems.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the new spark plugs in place, we need to make sure that the distributor and ignition cable is sending those two spark plugs a strong signal. If there is no or low power...
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Stalling when releasing throttle
You may want to check the MAP sensor as it sounds like your ruck responds to a change in engine load (i.e. letting off the throttle). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that...
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Where can find a replacment steeribg colomn for a 1987 dodge diplomat ,original or comparable?
I looked up your application at Car-Part.com and I see quite a few used steering columns that are exact matches for your car as well as an identification of all the interchange years and models for the column. I think...
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Truck has a problem idling. 1996 dodge ram 1500.
There could be an issue with the clutch pressure plate springs. One or more of the springs may be damaged causing the pressure plate to apply at an angle making the clutch assembly lock up with the transmission input shaft...
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engine swap
The engines are exact interchanges (per the catalog). You will need Chrysler part # 04338876 for a new pilot sleeve bearing. If you are interested in an engine replacement, YourMechanic professionals in certain locales can assist with that. Please simply...
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Full exhaust system is not hooked up.
Check to see what on your exhaust system is hooked up. If your catalytic converter is hooked up and the pipes are hooked to the engine with good gaskets, then as long as the sensors are working, there is nothing...
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Will all of the steering colomns in the link work for my 87 dodge diplomat? http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
The Car-Part.com database uses interchange data to display parts matches for individual makes, models and years. As you know, there is a proliferation of part variations that can often make it maddening to obtain exact and appropriate replacement parts. The...
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I have a truck that won't run and is not getting gas to the engine. Fuel pump is running, have a new filter and new fuel pressure
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a clogged fuel injector or potentially a faulty injector that is fried internally. I would suggest testing them if you have access to a multi meter. Disconnect the injector from the electrical...
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Won't start
Hi there. One thing that even professional mechanics tend to forget is double checking all electrical connections to sensors and engine monitors that might have been disconnected during the serpentine belt and pulley change. In most cases, it's the crankshaft...
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No fire motor turns over. Changed ignition coil crank shaft position sensor and idol air control sensor
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues. If you have a slow crank, then the engine is not able to start because the starter is not going fast enough. Next you will...

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