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I need to put another motor in…how much
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hi there. Unfortunately, our mobile mechanics are unable to offer this service. Your best option is to search for a local engine replacement shop in your city or area to receive an estimate from them.

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The Ford 5.4 Triton has proven to be an impressive engine that delivers a good balance of performance and reliability. However, there are certain areas in which it can fall short. One of these areas concerns the timing chain, timing chain tensioner, and cam phasing system.
There are two versions of the Ford 5.4L. The first generation 5.4L, produced from 1997 to 2004, has two valves per cylinder. It is relatively reliable, with only two major faults: excessive timing chain stretch, and spark plugs sometimes blowing out of the cylinder head.
2009-2010 Triton 5.4L

With 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, the Triton 5.4L is one of the most reliable F150 engines. Minor problems were still present like crank angle sensor issues and the occasional spark plug broken off in the head, but few repairs were as expensive as the previous years.

Based on my research, 5.4 Triton engines from vehicles manufactured between 2004 and 2013 seem to have the most problems. The earlier engines didn`t seem to have as many issues, nor do the ones produced after 2013.
TOM: For those who have Ford trucks from this era, the offending engines are the 3-valve 5.4-liter from 2004 to 2007, the 3-valve 4.6-liter from 2005 to 2007, and the 3-valve 6.8-liter from 2005 to 2007.
For instance, on paper, the F-150`s optional 5.4L Triton boasts 300 ponies, a hearty 365 lb-ft of torque, three valves per cylinder, drive-by-wire throttle, and variable camshaft timing. This SOHC V-8 is silky-smooth and just about utterly silent in operation.
Modular engines used in Ford trucks were marketed under the Triton name from 1997–2010 while the InTech name was used for a time at Lincoln and Mercury for vehicles equipped with DOHC versions of the engines.
The engine saw several revisions during its lifespan. When it was first introduced in a SOHC configuration, it was ranked on Ward`s 10 Best Engines list for 1997-1998 and 2000-2002. The year later, Ford added a 3-valve SOHC design up until 1999 where it shifted to a 4-valve dual-overhead cam setup.
When Ford introduced the single overhead cam 5.4L 3V Modular V-8 in 2004 in the redesigned F-Series trucks and the 4.6L 3V in the all-new `05 Mustang GT, it was viewed as an upscale compromise between the 2V Modular and the mighty DOHC-4V Cobra and Mach 1 engines.
The observed fuel economy with the current setup was 14.7 mpg in the city, 17.0 mpg on the highway, and 12.1 mpg while towing.
When Ford introduced the single overhead cam 5.4L 3V Modular V-8 in 2004 in the redesigned F-Series trucks and the 4.6L 3V in the all-new `05 Mustang GT, it was viewed as an upscale compromise between the 2V Modular and the mighty DOHC-4V Cobra and Mach 1 engines.
Overall, the 2V Triton V8 is seen as a reliable engine. But this is not an American-made engine; production was actually done north of the border in Canada. By 2003, Ford moved to a 3-valve setup in the F-150 full-size truck. And unfortunately, without proper maintenance, that engine is known to have some problems.

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We have a new battery, new alternator, new coil pk, new master fuse and the car still won’t hold power.
ANSWER : Hi there. The only thing that I could think possible is causing your problem is that something may not have been correctly installed while your son was completing this maintenance. However, if your engine was difficult to start before this service, it’s possible there are different components that are damaged that simply didn’t resolve the issue. The only way of knowing what is going on with your Trailblazer would be to have one of our mobile mechanics in your area come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection.

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I got a new battery new alternator put in but my battery just gets drained I keep having to buy new batterys
ANSWER : This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator or potentially a bad grounding problem causing a draw on the system. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. Often times this will result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting in damaging wires and prematurely sometimes destroying the battery. In other cases it may result in the alternator not supplying enough power to the battery, resulting in undercharging the battery or not charging it at all. In either case, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your vehicle’s charging system.

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My car cranks but will not start. I try to do fix the car myself. I put new battery, new alternator, and new ignition coils.
ANSWER : Hi there. Check the spark plugs and see if they are worn or burned. If the plugs are good and they have a good spark, then the engine compression could be low causing a no start situation. If the spark plugs are not emitting a spark, then the crankshaft position sensor could have failed or disconnected. Check the crankshaft position sensor wiring harness and make sure that its plugged in. Check the sensor and make sure that its not broken or damaged. If you need further assistance with your engine not starting, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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How do I install my new blower motor 2006 Nissan Sentra? The new part came with just wires, how do I install a connector?
ANSWER : You must be using an aftermarket blower motor. You will need to cut off the old connector and using wire splices you will need to connect the wires to your connector. Before making final connection you will need to install the motor and hook up wires and make sure motor is running in the correct direction of blowing air out of vents. Then make final wire connection crimps and tape up wires.

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It cranks doesn’t start new batteries, oil pressure switch new pmd, new injection pump. new alternator, new glow plugs.
ANSWER : Hello.

A crank but no start condition can be caused by many things. A few common causes are a faulty crank position sensor, or issues with the fuel system. The crank position sensor is used in the engine’s fuel calculations, and in some cases it’s failure will disable the engine.

It may also be possible that there is issues with the fuel system that are preventing the engine from running. If the fuel pump or injectors have an issue the engine may not run correctly, or at all. It may also be possible, for either case, that the issue may be wiring related.

I would start by trying to determine if the engine is getting fuel and then going from there. If you need assistance with these checks, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to you in order to diagnose your starting issue firsthand for an accurate repair.

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Pulled motor and put in a newer motor but can’t get motor mounts to line up ?
ANSWER : The first thing to do is to compare the motor mounts on old and new motor to make sure they are the same on each motor and swap them if they are not the same.

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2007 Nissan Altima motor mounts are new the motor vibrates a lot went the car is in drive with the ac on went I turn the ac off it
ANSWER : Hi there. It is possible that you have a vacuum leak or perhaps the transmission mounts are loose, as usually these symptoms are common with worn out motor mounts. When the AC is activated, it does create additional drag on the motor, which can make a small vibration even worse. It’s probably a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your location and try and replicate the symptoms you are describing by completing a car is shaking or vibrating inspection.

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I have a 1996 chevy k1500 and I just put a new motor in it and it will start and run and idle amazing but has no power in drive
ANSWER : Check to see if ignition timing is advancing per the specifications in the factory service manual as you rev the engine. Measure fuel pump pressure. Check throttle position sensor, oxygen sensors, vacuum leaks, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or chain is in wrong position, blocked exhaust (e.g., catalytic converter fails or become clogged), airflow sensor, and so forth. If the cause is not readily apparent, simply request an engine loss of power diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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