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Automotive help for amateurs
Sep
28

My personal car  recently developed a randum missfire when I turned on the A/C.  Since I had recently replaced the plugs, cap and wires I figuered it must have something to do with the fuel system.  I went to my local parts house and got a bottle of fuel injection cleaner and it has taken care of the missfire. If you have a vehicle with 100,000 miles or more, you might consider adding a bottle of fuel injection cleaner.



Sep
05

k 92 camery v6, car overheated cranks does not start. buddy said timming belt slipped replaced belt still does same thing. cylinder 1,4,6 has no psi # 2 has 60 psi can not reach 3,or 5. invested $500 in parts already. other freind said pore mavel oil in sparkplug thill it looses up and keep starting. SOS or SOL

 George:

I’m  afraid it is SOL.  From what you described you have a blown head gasket.  To be sure it would help if you could get psi readings on the other two cylinders.



Sep
04

 

 My rear transmission seal is leaking. How can I fix this myself?

All you need to do to change the rear trans seal in a rear wheel drive car is to remove the drive shaft and get something to pry the seal out.  A large screw driver will do.  On front wheel drive vechiles it is some what more complicated.  It would help to know what kind of vehicle you are driving.



Sep
04

 

 My rear transmission seal is leaking. How can I fix this myself?

All you need to do to change the rear trans seal in a rear wheel drive car is to remove the drive shaft and get something to pry the seal out.  A large screw driver will do.  On front wheel drive vechiles it is some what more complicated.  It would help to know what kind of vehicle you are driving.



Sep
04

 

 My rear transmission seal is leaking. How can I fix this myself?

All you need to do to change the rear trans seal in a rear wheel drive car is to remove the drive shaft and get something to pry the seal out.  A large screw driver will do.  On front wheel drive vechiles it is some what more complicated.  It would help to know what kind of vehicle you are driving.