Posts Tagged “issues”

Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

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Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

Persistent battery drains are a serious annoyance for car owners, but are particularly difficult (and tedious) for a mechanic to locate and repair. Quite often the drain will be in an inaccessible place, there will be more than one drain source, or the issue just never seems to resolve. Small, parasitic drains are the most…

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Diagnosing, Fixing EGR Issues

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Diagnosing, Fixing EGR Issues

Most modern vehicles are equipped with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to re-burn some of the exhaust gases to improve emissions. This system is relatively simple in its operation. There are three things most likely to go wrong if your engine’s computer is throwing an EGR code. Read more on 10w40.com.

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Solving Engine Hesitation Issues – Diagnosis

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Solving Engine Hesitation Issues – Diagnosis

We started this series talking about engine hesitation to describe what it is and what the most likely causes for it would be. Now that we know the most likely causes, lets look at the best ways to diagnose the true cause so it can be repaired. Read about it at 10w40.com.

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Clutch Issues 101: Clutch Difficult To Press or Stuck

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Clutch Issues 101: Clutch Difficult To Press or Stuck

In this last of our “Clutch Issues 101” series, we’re going to talk about a clutch pedal that has become difficult to press, that is stuck (will not release), and how to determine why a clutch has failed in the first place. Read about it at 10w40.com.

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Clutch Issues 101: Clutch Noise/Clatter

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Clutch Issues 101: Clutch Noise/Clatter

Clatter (sometimes called “chatter”) is a skipping of gears similar to slippage, but accompanied by a loud clunking, clattering or grinding noise. Other general clutch noises we’ll talk about are growls, squeals, chirping, or similar sounds often coming with vibrations but not necessarily with slippage or clatter. Read more on 10w40.com.

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Do Toyota Tundra Trucks Have Strut/Shock Issues? Not Really | Tundra Headquarters Blog

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Do Toyota Tundra Trucks Have Strut/Shock Issues? Not Really | Tundra Headquarters Blog

A complaint in a Tundra forum plus a quick look at a few other Tundra owner’s groups around the Web shows that strut failure is sometimes a problem. Is it a common problem or serious issue that Toyota needs addressed? Neither, but it is one that comes up. We’ve noticed a few trends in these…

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When key is turned, nothing happens (starting issues)

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When key is turned, nothing happens (starting issues)

This is a relatively common phenomenon and it can happen to any car, no matter its age or mileage. In our forums recently, user eztsmith had a problem with a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass, but this problem can happen on any vehicle with an electrical ignition system and combustion engine; be it a car, truck, airplane,…

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