Michael Prokopec
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  • Elmira, NY, USA
Valve (most likely) hitting crank case: complete engine replacement?
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Well, the valve can't hit the crankcase directly. The valve can hit the piston directly. Then the piston can get damaged and then parts can fall into the crankcase. No matter the terminology, if there ...

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There seems to be a hole in my engine
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Looks to me from the lack of corrosion in a uniform manner around the hole, like a rubber grommet simply cracked and fell out of there. The people that maintain police cars often put access holes like ...

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Shifter cable. VW New Beetle 1998
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This linkage is between the airbox and the engine ontop of the transmission. Turn the linkage one way then the other, then put it in the between the two extremes to find (neutral). Then press down ...

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What is this sounds? Car won't start
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I can't hear the noise in the video, but if it sounds like a power hand drill then the starter is spinning but the solenoid did not push the Bendix out into the flywheel/flexplate, check ignition or ...

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Effect on ECU on turbo install on N/A engine
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Stock ECU's for N/A motors, are not mapped to read pressure above a few pounds over vacuum. The sensors will give the proper signal but the ECU is not programed to handle it. If you were going to use ...

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Car always jerk when shifting from P to D
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A slight tug when exiting from park or neutral is normal, a violent jerk is not (unless trans is fully built e.g. TH400 full reverse manual HV pump and race clutches). On CVT transmissions it should ...

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Car overheats once AC is turned on
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First when the engine is cool check the coolant level. If the car behaves normaly without ac then the thermostat should be alright. Check for flow in the radiator: Start the car when cold run the car ...

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What can cause loose steering other than alignment and tyres?
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I would check the following: The wheel bearings: With the steering wheel locked straight rear tires chucked. Lift front of the car, so one tire is slightly off the ground. Squat down in front of the ...

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2013 Chevy Malibu serious electric issues
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I would replace the ignition lock cylinder and switch. All of the problems you describe point to that as the problem. Especially the key getting stuck and the intermittent no starts.

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radiator removed – is it still possible to flush system?
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Yes, you can flush the motor with the radiator out. Take a garden hose and put it in the bottom radiator hose or inlet. then tightly squeeze a towel in around the hose. Turn on the hose and wait for ...

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What is the cause of my loud engine and how do I fix it?
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The bearings in the engine are worn out, or the piston rings on one or more cylinders are bad. This could have been caused by lack of oil or the oil being to thick for winter. If it is the bearings, ...

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Mazda 3 gear drops at high speeds
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If it is not finding/seeing the key, I would check the connection of the antenna that the key system uses and also replace the battery in the key. If those two relatively cheap fixes don't help then ...

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2011 Grand Caravan won't start on cold days lately
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I would check the MAF, and the intake air temp sensor and the coolant temp sensor not the one that feeds to the guage. If you can get a vehicle code scanner or barrow one. Make sure you check out ...

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Catalytic Converter self-service
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Replacing it is the best option, but if the honeycomb inside looks like it is NOT badly damaged. Then watch this video. Here

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How to get this lug off
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I would buy, something like the following: Here Spray the nut with penetrating oil twice a day for a day or two then use that tool. Should come right off.

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more problems with the hyundai entourage
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I would try to get to the back of the fuse pannel. Stick a bright colored wire tie through where the fuse plugs in. See if you can find the wire tie from the back, make sure both wire terminals are in ...

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Suspected suction control valve issue, car also hard to start
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This looks like a vacuum leak or valves sticking, as the air pressure is bouncing all over the place. However, it could also be the mass air or map sensor. To check this you or a friend could perform ...

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My 1999 Toyota Sienna takes time to start and when I press accelerator it goes off
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I would check, clean or replace, the mass airflow sensor or map sensor. This is what tells the car how much load is on the engine if this value is wrong it can and will exhibit the symptoms you have. ...

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How long it takes for the internal lights to drain a relatively new battery
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The internal lights in the car, can drain the battery that quickly. What I tried to explain in my previous answer was, that most internal lights, if not LED are at least 15 - 25 watts. If there was ...

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