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Grinding Sound When Shifting into Reverse Gear

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When shifting into reverse gear a grinding sound is heard, the reason for this is that the clutch is not disengaging.

Car Starts but Black Smoke Comes out the Exhaust Initially

Car problem symptom: Car starts but black smoke comes out from exhaust during initial starting.

Troubleshooting car problems: When the car is equipped with fuel injection system it is controlled by electronic engine control. In this case the car has many sensors that monitor some of the engine factors and send the information to the car computer called the electronic engine control. The EEC will use the information to determine the exact amount of fuel needed to inject into the cylinder.

Blue Smoke from Exhaust of Car

There is a blue smoke that comes out the exhaust while driving or while accelerating. Also, weak power is noticed especially when driving uphill. The reason is that the rings or the valve stem seals are bad, other reason is the turbo charge seal is leaking.

Vibration in Steering Wheel

Symptoms of Car Problems: Vibration in steering wheel while driving at a certain speed.

Troubleshooting car problems: Vibration in steering wheel happens when there is an imbalanced front wheel or a loose front end parts. Usually an imbalance front wheels is more likely to happen than a loose front end parts, the wheel will become imbalance when the weight of the wheel is not distributed evenly throughout the wheel, it means that there is a heavy spots somewhere on the wheel making it to rotate unevenly that triggers vibration especially when a car reached a certain speed. This vibration may then be transmitted into the steering wheel through the steering linkage.