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How Do I Take Altanator Out Of 91 Dodge Dakota 5.2

How long can a durango engine last?

you might get some more good mileage from it ,but one thing you have to consider is how it was treated before you got it,and if they kept the maintenance up on it,those would be things i would want to see,check and see if the owners manual is in the glove box, a vehicle that has been taken care of will still have its owners manual in it,most people don't throw those away,i my self wouldn't consider buying it though because of the mileage,and i bet the price isn't cheap either,those engines lasted pretty good,but remember,even though you may take care of it real well ,the last person might not have,good luck with it.

If I only have a 1/4 tank of gas and had to drive 40 miles to and from work, would I make it back home? Car is a 95 Honda Accord and most of the way is 60 speed limit.

Probably- but (there's always a but) - there are several factors- how fast do you drive? What direction is the wind blowing and how fast? Do you have the correct air pressure in your tires? And there are others - but I'm wondering why you are asking - is it use the $5 for a few more gallons of gas versus a pack of smokes? Do you have the chance to fill up now?After taking everything into consideration- you would be risking running out of gas halfway home - if you have no choice then drive slow, don't gun the engine and coast downhill if you can.

How much does it cost to replace a tie rod?

As with many of the More Useful Answers already left here (some are just snide remarks from people who feel better about themselves when talking down to others!) it really depends on the vehicle & the specific part in question.There are “Tie-Rods” & “Tie-Rod Ends”, then there are Inner & Outer Ends, also Left & Right. So, you must know which component needs to be replaced. Once you have established which one you need, most retail auto parts supply stores have online websites to assist you with the part lookup.If you are mechanically-inclined, you should be able to replace the part yourself, come away from the job with a sense of accomplishment & some extra coin in your pocket! Of course there will be Tools required, Direction & your Time. (Purchase a Haynes or Chilton’s Service Manual for your vehicle… there are also Videos Online to assist you visually.)Unless there has been Physical Damage (Car Accident, Curb Collision) & your vehicle steering is out of alignment, requiring Alignment Service at a Repair Shop, you can avoid this added expense if you make the repairs yourself; When I am replacing a Tie-Rod End on a vehicle which is within Alignment Standards for Steering & Tracking, I clean the threaded areas of the rod with a Wire Brush to remove any buildup or corrosion, then apply a light coat of Aerosol Spray Paint to the area. Once dry, I will remove the part to be replaced, leaving a definite line so I know the reassembly limit for the new component. With everything reconnected & properly torqued, job is complete & no alignment is required.Bottom Line: Unless you are working on an Exotic (Ferrari, Porsche, Rolls/Bentley, BMW, etc) a single Outer Tie-Rod End should cost you no more than $40. Most newer cars have Power-Assist Steering Racks & the Inner Tie-Rods are contained within the Steering Rack, making it much more expensive & labor-intensive, meaning it should be replaced by a shop unless you are an accomplished technician.Best of luck, I hope this is helpful!

What are some symptoms of a bad idle air control sensor?

Idle air control valves open to allow more air to "leak" into the intake, raising the engine rpms, or close when not needed. When your AC compressor kicks in or power steering is activated as you suddenly turn the steering wheel, the sudden drag on the drive belt will bog down the engine. These systems send a signal to the engine computer telling it they are active and it then signals the IAC valve to open, which increases the engine speed. Without this occurring,  the engine could struggle, or die. The IAC valve can cause weird idle issues, mess with throttle functionality or cause the car to die. Sometimes they fail, get stuck or just get all carboned up. Sometimes people have success at cleaning them, but generally it is best to replace them when bad. Idle issues and even problems with the IAC valve may not be due to the IAC valve being bad itself. An idle issue does not mean the IAC valve is bad. It is best to pay close attention to how the vehicle is acting, and then communicate that clearly and as completely as possible to your mechanic. Intermittent problems can be very hard to diagnose. Details will help. Knowing more about the vehicle in question and its symptoms (in detail) will also help in understanding more about what it is doing.

Why does a cummins diesel truck have 2 batteries?

There are two main reasons
1st--there are fast acting double grid heaters in the intake that can pull up to 120 amps while starting.
2nd- reason in order to build up cylinder pressure ( heat is used to ignite the fuel); and build up fuel pressure; the engine needs to be able to turn a min. of 250 rpm's while cranking---with out dropping below 10.0 volts ( 9.8 volts min voltage needed while cranking the computerized systems in order for it to function, and the min voltage needed to pull and hold in the shut down solenoid on the non-computerized ones ). Because this is a 12 volt system and the amount of amp draw from the battery-- it was easier to put in two batteries then one huge one.

Will using 10W-40 an on engine that is asking for 5W-30 negatively affect my engine? If yes, in what ways?

I would like to start by saying that I am not a tribologist and have no technical background formulating oil. I do have a lot of practical experience operating and re-building engines and automobiles in general.Much of the gradual reduction in engine oil viscosity over the last few decades has been due to manufacturers trying to meet their corporate average fuel economy requirements. Using a lower hot oil weight specification, such as 30 instead of 40 will result in less energy lost due to the oil pump having less resistance to pumping and also more viscous oil may make the engine have overall more mechanical losses while rotating. Many cars today even specify a 20 weight oil to further reduce losses and improve fuel economy. The manufacturers take steps to ensure the engine will still live a long life, but the primary motivation for lower viscosity oils is fuel economy. Another small side effect is the engine may produce a couple more horsepower.Additionally the 1st number in a multi-viscosity oil, like 5w-30 refers to how it flows in the winter. A lower number may produce slightly less engine wear during the warm-up period and also your starting system may struggle less. This will lead to easier starting, less dead batteries, and a longer life from your starter and alternator.With that said, there is very little chance that using 10w40 in your vehicle that specifies 5w30 is going to produce noticeable negative results. If you read your service manual it may even recommend 10w40 for excessively hot climates.You may notice more oil pressure and very slightly less fuel economy. Some excessively worn engines may even consume less oil with the more viscous oil. I would complete the change and make a note to get the correct oil later.