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Misfire on cylinder 8
It could be the spark plug, ignition coil, or coil boot causing the misfire. You may also have dirty fuel injectors that need to be cleaned. Have the ECM scanned to see if the misfire code is P0308. This code...
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Headlights going in and out.
Looking at the wiring diagrams for your vehicle, I see that both the radio and courtesy lamps (interior lights) share a common ground. It could be this ground it is not making good contact and gets disturbed when going over...
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Gears slipping on bus
Hello, there are two reasons the vehicle doesn't move. The first thing a mechanic will need to check is your clutch. They will look under the vehicle from outside and see if the drive shaft is spinning when you are...
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Rear brake cylinder leaking
You will need to have the brake cylinder replaced. I recommend replacing both sides so that brake pressures will be equal. Once replaced, its a good idea to flush the brake system with fresh brake fluid. I suggest having a...
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The gear shift is stuck in park.
Look to see if your brake lights are working. If they do not work then check the brake light fuse. The brake lights activate the shift interlock. If the brake light works, then you may have a shifter interlock mechanism...
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Heater/AC blows a burning smell
Hello. It sounds like you have a burnt out wiper motor. Due to the motors location, when it fails, the smell from the motor enters the ventilation system in the car. I typically start by checking the power going to...
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what usually goes wrong with these cars..looking to buy one
Other than recalls for the air bags to make sure they are done, I would recommend having a pre-purchase vehicle inspection to make sure you do not have any problems that are not noticeable. Other than looking for potential radiator...
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Ticking sound from engine
Some ticking noises can be normal. The fuel injectors do make a ticking noise as part of their normal operation and depending on the vehicle can be heard louder than usual. I would ask for help from one of the...
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truck won't run at hight mph
Hello. The rear tire change would not have anything to do with the operation of the catalytic converter. There is however a possibility that when the catalytic converter codes came up that this triggered other issues as a result of...
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Transmission replacement - 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello - yes, you are correct. Both the 3.7l and 6.1l Jeeps utilize the W5A580 transmission. Should be a straightforward swap. Torque converter may be different however (RPM range engagement), check your transmission supplier for details.
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My car has trouble starting when the engine is hot, I never have a problem in the morning or when I get off work.
Hi there. It sounds like the ignition coils are getting hot and when the engine is shut off, the engine will not restart due to an ignition coil that will not produce a spark. Remove one spark plug wire at...
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Engine shuts down intermittently
This symptom sound like an issue with the mass air flow sensor sensor. The sensor is either dirty or oily. Remove the sensor and clean it with electrical cleaner. Then after it dries, put it on and retest the vehicle...
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Aftermarket Performance Products - Tuning Problem
Hello - your problem is most likely with the electronics, the transmission controller, rather than the transmission. But since the engine and transmission controller communicate with each other, the first task is to read the problem codes which are setting...
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Crank won't started
There are several possible causes for a vehicle to crank and not start. There could be a bad fuel pump, faulty plugs, bad timing belt/chain, faulty ignition, failed camshaft/crankshaft sensor, or any number of other possible causes. It would first...
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2006 charger srt8 with brembo brakes. Car has 42k miles, think it's time to replace pads? If so, how much am I looking at?
Brake pads (or brake shoes in the case of drum brake systems) are the principal "consumable" in a vehicle's brake system. The pads are not replaced according to any fixed schedule, or number of elapsed miles, but rather are simply...

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