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Connector rod vs compression ratio
The short answer would be yes, the connecting rod does have a direct affect on the compression ratio. For example, if you were to use a shorter connecting rod in a given engine when doing a rebuild, a piston manufacturer...
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Security like flickering when car is off. Started doing this after battery going bad.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of electrical issues. If the security alarm system light is flickering then that could be a sign that the system may not be getting...
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I have a bmw 328 xi and I'm putting power steering fluid in it everyday. I don't know if its the pump or the hoses leaking.
Hi there. Check around the power steering pump and see where the leak could be coming from. If the fluid is around the fittings on the pump, around the shaft of the pump, or on the cap of the pump,...
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Help with my truck's rpm's being too low and won't stay running.
Hi there. It seems that there is a vacuum leak on your engine. Check all of the vacuum lines and the vacuum brake booster for any cracks or breaks on the lines and hoses. Replace any hoses or lines that...
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Engine seems locked
Hi there. Sounds as if the meter in the carburetor has failed and made the float continues attempts to fill up when it is to be shut off. This will cause the engine to statically lock up. If the carburetor...
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Where is OnStar module located
Hello. The OnStar module is located in the center console, behind the HVAC controls. The interior will have to be disassembled in order to access the module.
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Fuel line plugged according to the check engine light.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of repairing a plugged up fuel system on a 2014 Porsche Panamera.
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1994 Chevrolet Silverado extended cabV-8 oil pan gasket replacement?
Hi there. You would have to drain the engine oil out of the oil pan, put the plug back in the oil pan, and remove the oil pan bolts to take the pan off. Once the pan is off, you...
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Delayed engagement on the drive selection.
Hi there. The forward clutch and the reverse input clutch are slipping before engaging. This can be caused by the fluid being dirty, a dirty oil filter, broken input shaft seals, or sticking valves in the valve body (transmission brain)....
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About how much is it to fix an alternator on Rendezvous Buick?
Billing question sent to CS for the repair or replacement of the alternator on a 2002 Buick Rendezvous with a V6-3.4L engine.
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Hi I have a question about my bmw x5.
Hi there. If the battery has a voltage of 9.6 or higher, then the vehicle computer (ECM) is capable of storing codes. If the battery has less than 9.6 volts, then the computer will reset and erase all data and...
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I'm looking at a jeep, but the transfer case is making some noise. It only effects driving when in 4WD. Is it worth buying and fix?
Hi there. If the transfer case is making nose when in 4WD, then there is a possibility that the chain is stretched or the synchronizer is stripped. If you do decide to buy the vehicle, I would recommend seeking out...
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When I'm driving, my car does this little lurch thing constantly, like it has little accelerations.
Hi there. Check the idle air control valve (IAC) to see if it's plugged up. When the vehicle sits, sometimes the IAC valve can stop working and get plugged up. Remove the vacuum hose to the IAC valve and see...
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Hello, I was curious to know how much would a transmission fluid change cost for a 2013 Scion XB? What type of fluid do they use?
Hi there. The transmission fluid that your vehicle calls for is Genuine Toyota ATF T-IV Transmission Fluid. If you have letters to have your vehicle brought to the dealership for a recall, there is no charge to you to fix...
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Car keeps flooding and not starting the engine.
Hi there. Check the fuel pressure regulator and see if it's working properly. Put a fuel gauge on the fuel rail and turn on the fuel pump with the key in the ignition. Then try to start the engine. If...
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An inconsistent starter motor that occasionally works perfectly now will not work. Then engine will not crank at all.
Hi there. It is possible for the starter to fail. But before replacing the starter, make sure that the battery cables are tight and clean. Then check the starter relay and make sure that the relay is clicking. If the...
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I was rear ended by another car. The insurance team repaired my rear bumper free of cost. 2 days later my ABS lights came.
Hi there. If you were at a dead stop with the brake pedal on the floor and a vehicle rear ends your vehicle, then there is a good possibility that the brake system could become damaged if your vehicle moved...
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There is a noise from the co-drivers wheel.
Hi there. Check the rotor out to see if it's glazed over. If the rotor is glazed over (very shiny) then the brake pad will not grab the rotor, but rather slide against the rotor. This will make a sound...
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How to replace lower ball joints?
Hi there. To replace the lower ball joints on a 2003 Ford Taurus, perform the following steps: (1). Raise up the vehicle and put it on jack stands (2). Remove the tires that are associated with the ball joints...
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Where is my turn signal relay and hazzard fuse and or relay located on 2001 2wd ford explorer sport trac
Hi there. The hazard relay is located in the dash behind the radio. You will have to pull out the radio or reach up under the dash to locate the relay. The location for the turn signal relay would be...
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What is the steps I would take to replace the starter on this car?
Hi there. To replace the starter on your vehicle, perform the following steps: (1). Remove the negative battery cable (-) from the battery (2). Raise up the vehicle and put the vehicle on jack stands (3). Remove the power...
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Engine surging while driving
Hi there. For the engine surging making the rpm's go up and down could be caused by a defective or stuck idle air control valve (IAC). Check the IAC and see if it's working. Remove the vacuum line to the...
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My Honda car shows the vsa light permanently. How can correct the problem?
Hi there. The VSA light (Vehicle Stability Assist) comes on the dash when the event of the vehicle is oversteering or understeering in a curved drive. The VSA is designed to keep the vehicle from turning too sharp in a...
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Dealership didn't include my husbands name on any of documents
Hello, This is something you will want to contact your finance (lender) company about. Unfortunately, we do not provide loan or registration services here at YourMechanic.
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Won't accelerate pass 35 mph.
This may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. 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 causes these gases to be...