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1998 Honda Civic Runs Bad- Code P0172 Fuel Trim Rich Bank 1

Live Chat: 1998 Honda Civic LX D16Y7 195k Automatic. Initially had a rough/surging idle problem, cleaned throttle body, injectors are good, new spark plugs, IAC valve good. Car idles fine but running conditions are crap. Loses power at seemingly random times. Finally ran diagnostic tool and came back with P0172 System Too Rich (Bank .1).…

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Dodge Engine Sputters – Failed Smog Test

Live Chat: I have a 1995 dodge Ram, v8 magnum, recently it started to sputter alot while driving, if you drive for about 15 minutes it will start dropping rpms and speed and sputter really bad, if you let it sit for about 30 minutes its fine, it has all fluids and gas….does anyone know…

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Spark Plug Stripped In Ford F-150 Cylinder Head

Live Chat My 2005 F-150 had a check engine light. I took it to get the computer and emission checked. Autozone scanned it and said it was an engine misfire on cylinder #3. I went to change the spark plugs and the treads came out of the engine with the plug. What do do now?…

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Acura Integra Low Oil Pressure Warning Light On

Live Chat: I HAVE A 1992 ACURA INTEGRA AND MY OIL LIGHT SEEMS TO BE FLASHING. I HAVE CHECKED MY PRESSURE, I HAVE REPLACED OIL SENDING UNIT, I HAVE LOOKED OVER EVERYTHING AND STILL UNSURE OF WHAT THE CAUSE COULD BE? You say you checked the pressure? What was it? It starts up at 80…

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Engine Has No Oil Pressure To Lifters Or Rocker Arms

I am having problems with a 2009 Chevy GMC 8.1 engine. The rocker system is not oiling. What causes this and how can I fix it? Do you have an oil pressure gauge on the dash? Yes we hooked 1 up 50 pound of pressure idling. 50 PSI at idle is quite high on this…

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2003 Buick Lesabre Misfire and Engine Light

I have a 2003 Buick Lesabre 3.8L, I am getting a code P0300 and P0302 code from Autozone. I have changed out the spark plugs and wires and the 3 coil packs. The car is running a little rough but not dying. It is still getting the same codes? Someone suggested checking the #2 injector, so…

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1999 Chevrolet Blazer Misfire Cylinder Number 2

Hello, I have a 1999 Chevy Blazer 4×4, 4.3l Vortec v6. Truck starts, and idle & rev are great til about 2500 rpm. Hooked up OBDII scanner, gave a “P0302” code which states “cylinder 2 misfire”. From what I found on Blazer Forum net, shows possible ignition problems. Went through and changed the distributor cap…

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Engine Light And Misfire Codes

2006 Chevy Trailblazer with 4200 engine and 50,00 miles. why a cylinder #4 and #6 leak? ProTech: What kind of leak? Sorry 50,000 miles. the dealer said they did a leak down test.and the head has to come off for repair. $3,ooo job they say and told my wife vehicle is not worth fixing .…

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Dodge 1500 Moves Forward When In Park

I got a Ram 2001 Dodge 1500 and changed the filter and fluid in the transmission now it acts like it stays in forward gears in all shifts with the shifter even park. ANSWER: Did it have any problems shifting before? How did the fluid look when it came out? Yea, shifted hard in 1st…

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How To Test 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Dead Battery Draw

I have a Chevy Tahoe 2005 4×2 and something keeps pulling battery down. I was told to hook a test light to negative side of and did it and pull all fuses one at a time and light stays on. Need help. ProTech: You were told the completely wrong way to check for a draw on…

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1996 GMC Sierra Heat Defroster Controls Not Working

Live Chat I have a 1996 GMC 3500 Sierra 7.4 Litre. Battery cable came loose, arced and blew fuses. Replaced fuses and all was well. later, when I tried to turn on defrosters- I have absolutely no controls working at all (Heat/Defrost). Blower is running on high, but are cold. I have 2 buttons (AC…

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How To Install Buick Century Power Steering Pump

I have a 2004 Buick Century and I need to see a picture of how the power steering sits. My nephew tore apart the engine. I know how to replace it but the issue is that I don’t know what bolts go where or if the unit is set right. Mechanic JK: What engine size in your Buick?…

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