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My car squeaks when I drive and while it’s idling
Hi there, It is very common for a failing bearing or bushing on the inside of an alternator to squeak. It is also possible that a failing bearing can allow the alternator shaft to move inside the housing, and the...
Engine smoking
Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you might be leaking oil from your valve cover gaskets. When oil leaks out of the valve cover gasket it will flow down to the exhaust manifold causing the smoke and the...
Jumped timing
Typically when the word jumped time is used, this means the timing belt is the issue. According to my information system, this motor is an interference motor. Which means when the belt breaks, it damages the pistons and valves. This...
Ignition, Starter, or something else?
Hi there. I understand how frustrating things like this can be. Base on what you've described, the year, and mileage of the vehicle it sounds like your battery has gone weak or failed internally. A good battery test with a...
My truck surges at low and idol speeds. Cold or hot. Sometimes quits when put in gear. Very low speed has a miss.
Hello and thank you for contacting YouMechanic. When you unplug the temperature sending unit the problem goes away but the engine light comes on. Check the plug to the sending unit for any corrosion or debris. Look at the pins...
My car turns over but it has no spark and won't start
I would recommend starting with checking the ignition coils for spark as well as the spark plug wires. Oftentimes ignition coils are a problem when it comes to producing a spark, especially on a vehicle of this age. Also, try...
Car doesn't turn over right away sometimes
A slight delay by the starter like this is often a bad high current connection somewhere along the power path from the battery to the starter. It literally can take a second or three for battery power to overcome corrosion,...
After being driven for 20 minutes and parked for 1 hour, the car won't idle after restarting. What is a possible cause of this?
If the vehicle drives fine when cold and starts showing issues after the engine warms up, there may be a problem with the idle air control system. Another possibility is a gasket that may seal fine when the car is...
There is no power to the fuses for the windows
Hello there, thank you for writing in. A few common faults will cause your 1992 Honda Accord to have no power to the window regulator fuses if you have done all the proper testing to ensure that the components are...
Bled clutch started my truck peddle died immediately and fluid poured out from the transmission, is it my slave cylinder?
Hello. If your clutch pedal went soft and a leak developed then it may very well be possible that the slave cylinder may be bad. If the clutch slave cylinder receives pressure from the pedal, and if it leaks will...
Battery goes dead overnight
Some battery draw when the car is not running is normal for most cars since things like the security system, clocks, some stereos and other small accessories will drain a small amount of power. It sounds like you may have...
Doesn't start when it is cold out
Hi, thanks for writing in. Electricity is heavily dependent on temperature and other atmospheric factors. Temperature being the most important. Most of the time this sort of problem occurs when the vehicle is hot though. Either way, the diagnosis is...
My 1992 Saturn SL2 keeps dying unexpectedly
Hello there, first thing to check of course is the fuel pump fuse and relay - the relay especially. Check relay voltage to the fuel pump while it's running. The relay can test OK, but have burned contacts from age,...
Getting fuel to intake distributor firing changed injectors pour gas in intake it cranks but shuts down after fuel burn out
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 1992 Chevrolet S10. To be sure I have the conditions correct: You have spark to the plugs You have good fuel pressure to the injectors (10 psi if memory serves) But injectors...
AC tube broke and now truck is having problems.
You have already done all of the hard parts. Since you have diagnosed that the mass airflow sensor seems to be the problem, you will need to replace it. If water was introduced into the system from the air intake,...
Too much hot air coming in the cabin through the vents
The first thing to do when you feel access heat from the vehicle is to check the cooling system. Chances are likely something has failed. Always start by checking the level of the coolant. If it is full, then you...
Car starts up and cuts off after a while of driving
This may be likely related to a fuel pump issue or lack of fuel pressure. Low fuel pressure is something that can cause your car to struggle to idle or even stall when driving. This will also cause the Check...
Leak from Manifold
You are correct. The most likely cause of an intake manifold leak, is gasket failure. These gaskets fail for a number of reasons and can be swapped out in a day. The majority of the process is removing the manifold...
Turns over has fire will not start tell I put gas in throtlebody
If it tries to run when you add fuel, it would seem that you have a fuel system problem. There aren't many tests you can do without special equipment but here is one: Locate the fuel pump at the right...
fuel pressure and map hose
Hello. The first thing that should be done is to retrieve codes. This is an OBD I system, so it is more difficult than the newer OBD II systems. Lacking any codes or scan tool data, I will have to...

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