Cars & Vehicles

Service engine light?

This light usually indicates an emission control issue. In most cases it is due to the oxygen sensor in the exhaust.

What do you do if diesel was put in your car and it has a gasoline engine?

Not nearly as bad as the other way around. It happened on a 2000 Silverado V6. Here's how to fix it in case you ever need to do it yourself. 1. Remove the gas cap to relieve the pressure in the fuel tank. This is a must!! 2. If you have room, crawl under the vehicle and locate the fuel filter. On this vehicle, it was on the driver's side inside the frame rail of the truck. 3. Disconnect the fuel lines from the filter itself and pull them out of the filter enough for the fuel to flow out. 4. Get under the hood and remove the cover to the fuse box and find the fuel pump relay. It should be labeled in the schematics on the lid. Remove the relay and note where position 87 and 30 are located in the fuse block. 5. Make up a jumper wire that you can plug into those 2 positions and the fuel pump will start pumping the fuel from the tank. You can turn the key to the ON position only, to see the gas gauge slowly go down as the fuel drains. When you sense that you hear air, that means that very little is left in the tank. Pull the wire in the fuse panel to stop the pump. 6. Add about a gallon or so of regular gasoline to the the tank and repeat step 5 until you hear air again. This is to flush out the tank, pump, and lines of the remaining diesel. 7. Crawl back under the vehicle and reconnect the fuel lines to the filter. Make sure they are snug. 8. Add about a half gallon of gasoline to the tank. 9. Plug the relay back into the fuse block noting which position that it plugs in according to the schematic on the lid. 10. Turn the key to the on position and the pump should kick on for a few seconds. Check to be sure that there is not any fuel leaking. 11. Add about 3 or 4 gallons of gas to get the vehicle started. It will take several tries in order for the gasoline to push the excess diesel through the system. 12. When the vehicle finally does start, it will run very rough at first. This means that it is burning off the remainder of the bad fuel and the gasoline is burning it off. It should smooth out in a few minutes. 13. After the engine starts idling normally, drive the vehicle to circulate the fuel through the engine. You may see a little smoke, which is normal as you burn off the diesel. 14. Go to service station and put in a tank full of regular gasoline and drive on....

Why does your car have to sometimes be put into neutral to start?

THe transmission selector is worn, so the need to start it in the neutral position, which still has a workable contact switch, while the park position is worn out. Answer like the other guy said, also you might have to adjust your shift linkage

Why would someone driving a Porche BMW Mercedes or any other fast sportcar decide to go 15 miles below the speed limit when they most certainly have the car to go faster?

The Real reason is they don't want everybody in the world thinking that they have to show off in front of some idiot in a pinto thinking that their car belongs on fast and the furious. It is a personal preference showing off does not happen in 5 o'clock traffic catch one at night you might see its true power.This probably has something to do with personal choice. A more comforting answer might be that they can't really afford the car and are afraid to get into an accident, or realize that they're a higher-profile target for police to give speeding tickets to.

Where Exactly can you place a jack underneath the car because you want to lift the car pretty high enough for your body to fit under?

it matters if ur a really fat guy or not but if ur strong it might work

If your car leans to one side does it have to do with the suspension or is it the frame or uni-body?

It has to do with the suspension,probably worn out shock`s or spring`s or both,maybe even a strut.

Why would a car stall when slowing down?

i had a similar problem and it was the air hose had a crack... you cvouldnt see it but if you covered it up it worked fine. if you dont want to buy a new one test it out and wrap it in electrical tape or duct tape... which is still holding my car together. lol. good luck When you are stalling you MUST say hello to the world!

How do you identify the broken motor mount?

I would say 1st locate motor mounts.if it is rear wheel drive they should be too the right left of engine .If it is a front wheel drive will be near fron possibly top called wish bone.May have one to left of the motor,While looking into the egnine.quite possibly near lower rear of engine by tranny.may have one lower front.alot of time you will have a vibration to the frame.I sometimes will have someone get into the car with emergency brake set brake applied put car into drive give slight gas repeet for revurse,look to see if motor lifts alot near the mounts.you may also be able to see rubber in mounts separated or broken.sign macgyverman37 Put a jack and a thick piece of wood under the oil pan and raise the engine slightly such that piece of wood is between the jack and the engine. This takes the weight off the mounts. Identify the mounts then look for cracks or torn rubber within the mounts. Location of the mounts depends on the model of the vehicle.

How do you bleed the clutch system?

This is how I bled my 1994 F150 clutch system. First you will need the following; 1 quart of DOT3 fluid, 5/16� open end wrench, about 2' of 3/16� ID clear plastic tubing, an open end quart can, a light and a helper. Jack the front end up and use two vehicle stands. Locate the bleeder zerk which just above the line that goes to the slave. It looks like a brake line bleeder zerk. Next put the plastic line on the zerk with the other end in the can and open the zerk. The fluid will self bleed or flow out and into the can. Your helper will need to replace the fluid at the master cylinder. Continue until the bubbles stop. It may take about a pint or two until the air is all out. When the bubbles stop, close the zerk. That's all that needs to be done below. Next just bleed the master cylinder by pumping the pedal until all of the bubbles are gone. Now your done, clean up and go tell your wife that you fixed it. , Howard..... answer pump pedal 1 2 3 4 to the floor hold,other person open screw on slave cylinder tssssit close screw then release pedal very slowly motion up,make sure reservoir wil not come empty,repeat repeat repeat in exercise motion verry well,until no more tssssit tssssit and it will be solid fluid ,gain If it still wont work: Then either the master or slave cylinder has failed and requires replacement. In general if it is not loosing fluid it needs a master If it is loosing fluid you should be able to find the leak and replace the bad part. answer pump pedal 1 2 3 4 to the floor hold,other person open screw on slave cylinder tssssit close screw then release pedal very slowly motion up,make sure reservoir wil not come empty,repeat repeat repeat in exercise motion verry well,until no more tssssit tssssit and it will be solid fluid ,gain

How to remove 1999 ranger dashboard?

It's not easy. You have to: 1: unscrew the three bolts above the clear plastic cover of the dash 2: Unscrew the two black bolts that hold the stereo in then pop that panel out 3: Unscrew 4 gold bolts for the large panel below the steering wheel, these are just above your ankles, two of them are hidden behind the hood pull, and unsnap that panel 4: Under this panel there is a metal plate. Remove the top two screws and loosen the middle set. this allows you to access the next two screws. 5: Under the top of the metal plate are two bolts that hold the top panel in place, remove these. 6: Pull out the top panel, be careful to disconnect the two clips that latch behind the light knob before you pull the panel completely off. 7: Unscrew the bolts that hold the dash piece on, I'm sure you can figure it from here...