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Question Asked: sharp clunk when accelerate hard to @35 mph and abruptly let off on the accelerator.
May 15, 2011, 04:25 PM
When I accelerate hard to about 35 mph and then abruptly let off on the accelerator, there is a hard clunk in the front left wheel area. It does it every time I try. If I accelerate hard but do not let off abruptly on the accelerator, later when I slightly brake there can be a clunk or two like I ran over a branch with my left tire.
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Problem Reported: Engine Problems Due to Distributor Cap and Rotor, Bad Ignition Wires, or Valve Cover Gasket Leaks
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p>A rough running motor or lack of power can be caused by a failed <a id="ce_52" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/ignition-cap-rotor">distributor cap or rotor</a>, <a id="ce_88" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/ignition-wire-set">ignition wires</a> (or their resistors), or <a id="ce_127" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/valve-cover-gasket-replacement">valve cover gasket</a> leaks. If the <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">valve cover gasket</span> leaks, <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">o</span><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">i</span><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">l</span> can pool where the ignition wire resistor connects to the <a id="ce_100" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/spark-plug">spark plug</a>. The resistor can fail and the <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">spark plug</span> may not fire because of a short circuit through the oil.</p>
Problem Reported: Check Belt Tensioner When Replacing Water Pump
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p>A coolant leak may develop from the <a id="ce_129" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/water-pump">water pump</a>. When replacing the <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">water pump</span>, the drive belt tensioner should be inspected and most likely replaced as well.</p>
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