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Sputtering and popping with a loss of power. Most recently died and after driving cat converter was cherry red hot.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the spark plugs not firing causing excessive amounts of hydro carbons (raw fuel) to go into the exhaust system. When excessive fuel goes into the exhaust system, the catalytic converter will glow...
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i keep rounding my lobes or brake my cams its the third one in two mounths and i cant figer it out
Hello. If you are continuously rounding off camshaft lobes to the point of replacement then that is a sign that there may be some sort of serious mechanical issue. If there is a problem with the engine's oil system, such...
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Water in oil
If you are getting water in the oil of the motor then you either have a leaking intake manifold or the head gaskets are leaking coolant into the oil of the engine. You should not drive the vehicle with water...
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recall rear axle pinion nut
Hello there, the recall for your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 only covers adding a retention device to the rear differential pinion nut. This does not require draining the fluid from the differential or opening the rear cover. The differential fluid...
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Where and how do I check the transmission fluid? 2007 Toyota Tundra
Hi there - there is an oil port on the side of the transmission case where oil level can be checked. Requires getting the truck up on a lift. There is a specific process (and fluid temperature) for this check,...
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I got a motor for my truck not to long ago and the motor will turn over a little by hand but not all the way around what could it?
There are quite a few issues that will keep an engine from spinning around completely. Something falling into the intake and coming into contact with the top of the piston, a valve hanging open and not allowing the piston to...
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Check engine light flashing running rough it was low on oil
A rough idle may be caused by many different things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen sensor or a dirty or failing idle air control valve....
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O2 Sensor
Hi There, There are a number of possible reasons as to what may have caused this code to show up as the O2 sensor reads the exhaust gases that are a product of many different variables. Unfortunately, there is no...
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Radiator gets steaming hot, but the engine itself does not overheat?
You should identify where you seen the steam coming from on the radiator. The radiator most likely has a leak on one of the tanks of the radiator. If it cannot be located then have the radiator pressure tested to...
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Car dies when I fill tank up to full every time
Hello, Your car has a small purge valve called a purge solenoid that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you are refueling the car with gas. The EVAP system...
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Electrical system not charging
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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Rpm going really high and mph going slowly
It sounds like your vehicle's transmission is not shifting properly. Check the level of transmission and fluid condition. If the fluid level is low, that will cause shift difficulties. If the fluid is discolored or has a burnt odor, that...
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I have a 1999 chevy Tahoe that only blow air from the defrost vents. How can I get the air to blow in your face of feet?
The control actuator that moves the door to control this may have a wiring connector issue due to connections at control head and actuator wiring was miss routed and it pulls the harness connector wires too taught. You should disconnect...
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New distributor installation
You should first see if the old distributor will go back in. If it does then the new distributor should slide right in. If not find where it will go in and then lift it slightly and rotate until it...
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Ignition
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you may have damaged broken either the ignition switch or ignition lock cylinder. If the tab that was broken came directly off of the steering column, then you may have to...
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My 98 Tahoe won't start
Is the anti-theft system (Pass-Lock) light flashing ? If so, there may be an issue with the ignition switch or the chip in the key. If the chip is not sending a signal to the system, it will not allow...
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High beams stay on
Hello, thank you for writing in. Any exterior lighting fuses or relays are going to be located inside of the fuse box under the hood. There will be a black box with a removable lid. Once the lid is removed,...
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Ignition/lock cylinder.
Hi there. After removing the steering wheel and getting to the turn signal switch cam, remove the snap ring from the steering column shaft and pull off the housing for the horn button. Then unclip the turn signal switch cam...
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power booster brake problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having an issue with the booster, or more likely an issue with the linkage. There will be a rod from the pedal which controls manifold pressure inside of the booster....
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Cylinder 2 misfire
Hello. If the valve springs stop working after a few cranks of the engine then it may be possible that they are damaged or worn out. There are instances where cracked or severely worn or weakened valve springs will still...

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