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The noise could be almost anything but the most concerning thing to me is the oil usage. It sounds like you have a problem which may or may not be related to the noise. Get it checked by a mechanic.


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Squealing when you turn the wheel to go around a corner is almost always because the belt is sliding over the pulley on the power steering pump. This may be because your pump is dying (the bearings in it are getting stiff and causing drag, or other internal problems). It may also be because the belt is worn out or contaminated (say, by an oil leak) and ...


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The battery seems like it has plenty of power, so it it likely being charged properly. The click you are hearing is probably the starter solenoid (electronic switch) closing, but either it isn't sending power to the starter motor, or it is but the starter isn't working. So it is most likely a bad starter motor, a bad starter solenoid or there could be ...


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My Kawasaki owner's handbook stated that it should not be idled for more than 5 minutes when started. However the dealer advised me to let it warm up for a few minutes (by idling, not revving), especially in cold weather. Partly so the oil can warm enough to circulate freely, and because of tight engineering tolerances in machined parts, which are not ...


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It sounds as though it could be one of two things. Either the fan is kicking on (the main fan) because the vehicle is up to temp and there's enough heat in the system. Secondly it could be the A/C compressor kicking on. When the A/C kicks in, the fans will kick in as well. You need to open the bonnet (hood) of your vehicle and pinpoint where the noise is ...


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Where did the replacement engine come from? Look up a VIN decoder for the Jeep online. That'll tell you which engine it came with. Then check the engine serial number (it's on the block). More google-fu will tell you if it's the same model of engine that the car came with. If not, you then need to use Google again to match the ECU to the Engine. If you ...


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Yes, it's something to worry about. Increased noise is often from cracked or rotten exhaust components. One important function of the exhaust system is to duct exhaust, which is not good for you, to the rear of the car so you don't breathe it. If the exhaust system isn't sound you'll get increased noise and you and your passengers could be breathing in toxic ...


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If the block heater functions you will be able to feel the heat by touching the engine after 4-5 hrs,it is not a problem to have the block heater on overnight. If you are unable to feel the heat after multiple hrs the block heater does not funcktion so it needs to be replaced or it might be a bad connection before the heating element. Here comes a pro tip ...


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Oil consumption shouldn't matter whether in a high or low state. The engine will use it at the same rate. There is nothing there telling an engine: You're low on oil! Burn, baby, Burn! I would say, though, if an engine is run extremely low on oil, you'd see the rest of the oil in it come out faster. This would be due to an extreme amount of wear going on. ...


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We "warm up" vehicles for a number of reasons: An engine that has sat will have had some degree of drain down - the oil will have drained off all the critical moving parts and won't be able to provide any protection until the oil pump has run for several seconds. Also, cold oil is thicker and has different properties than warm oil. Getting the oil pumped ...


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For a late model car, you want to start it, buckle up, turn on the heater, radio and then drive with a light foot. Warming up a late model car warms the coolant, but not the oil. The fastest way to warm the oil and increase oil flow it to drive it, not idle it. See this post https://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/warm-engine-winter/


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I've found that a "strap wrench" is useful in cases like this.


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Put a long screwdriver through one of the holes in the pulley. Brace the blade end of it against the body of the pump. Place it in a way so the pulley won't move. Ensure the end isn't against something which will break (like something plastic). Then tighten the nut. There really isn't (to my knowledge) any real "tool" to get this done. You just have to wing ...


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Run, don't walk, away. The breather box is often quite a complex system with MAF sensors etc inside as well as the air filter. If the air filter is missing, your car is breathing all the gunk that gets caught by the filter - not good. Over time, the extra grime will wear the engine out. If an important sensor like the MAF is missing, the car will run badly ...


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Same problem here. New Ignition coil worked for me. The ignition coil wire was burned on the head under the plastic engine cover


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I was in the automotive repair business for 20 years. The simple answer is NO! However, it sounds as if the vehicle is still running (if the author is merely "afraid" it will "blow up" at a future time, and is considering working on it to get it to "last longer"). In that case, I'm wondering what has actually happened to the vehicle. This question makes ...


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