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What do you do if your diesel doesn’t start?

What do you do if your diesel doesn’t start? If the vehicle won’t start at all, listen for a clicking noise when you turn the ignition switch on. If the click is missing, the likely problem is the solenoid. On…

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At what temperature will an engine block freeze?

At what temperature will an engine block freeze? The engine block is already a solid at any ambient temperature. The coolant however freezes anywhere between 0C and -65C (unless a waterless coolant which is listed below -40C) depending on the…

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Why did Jay Leno refuse to buy Ferrari?

Why did Jay Leno refuse to buy Ferrari? Leno recently opened up about his Ferrari non-ownership status on an episode of “Cars and Culture with Jason Stein” and revealed that it is not the sticker price of a Ferrari that…

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Why does hitting the starter make it work?

Why does hitting the starter make it work? Banging on the starter can sometimes give enough of a jolt to the brushes where they will once again have the correct contact with the commutator and will allow electricity to flow….

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Does banging on a starter work?

Does banging on a starter work? Banging on the starter can sometimes give enough of a jolt to the brushes where they will once again have the correct contact with the commutator and will allow electricity to flow. What causes…

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When I try to jump my car it just clicks?

When I try to jump my car it just clicks? It might be a battery or alternator problem. A rapid clicking noise when trying to start your car could mean there’s something wrong within the electrical system. Perhaps your battery’s…

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How do I force my ignition to turn?

How do I force my ignition to turn? Wiggle the wheel back and forth while turning the key. While applying light pressure to the key, wiggle the steering wheel back and forth until the lock disengages. This will allow the…

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Why is a cold start good?

Why is a cold start good? Why is a cold start important? Getting into the technical side of things, a cold start not only lets your engine get up to temperature, but will also let the oil within get warmed…

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What happens when a starter goes out on a car?

What happens when a starter goes out on a car? The purpose of the starter is to initiate the engine and get the car running. The starter relay, located between the battery and the starter motor, transmits power. If either…

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Why do you pump the gas pedal to start a car?

Why do you pump the gas pedal to start a car? On the old carburetor engines, you pressed the gas pedal before starting to set the choke position and give a squirt of fuel into the engine via the accelerator…

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