The key to successful engine troubleshooting is effective observation; notice when strange smells or sounds occur and, if they are intermittent, what causes them to occur. Pay attention to unusual mechanical activity, un... More »

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Tutorials for learning how to diagnose problems on a Ford engine can be found on automotive self-help websites such as AutoMD and Aa1car. These websites are owned by automotive technicians whoprovide step-by-step informa... More »

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Kohler provides basic troubleshooting information for its engines on KohlerEngines.com. Some of the common issues highlighted on the site include engines that fail to crank, cranks that fail to start, engines that fail t... More »

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When troubleshooting a small engine, rule out simple problems first by checking that the engine has enough fresh fuel and the correct oil or oil/gas mixture, checking for spark, and confirming that fresh gasoline is gett... More »

A car with a seized engine generally does not crank when the driver turns the key. Instead, the engine makes a single, heavy clunking noise, but is otherwise silent. More »

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Tips for cleaning an engine include covering electrical parts before your start, removing loose dirt with compressed air and using a commercial engine cleaner for loosening greasy dirt. Clean areas around electrical conn... More »

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Common car engine problems include the engine failing to start, the Service Engine light appearing as a result of a fault detected in the emission, and overheating as a result of low levels of coolant. Other common cause... More »