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My car keeps dying, but makes no indication before it dies.
This can be a tricky one as the computer communication system was very limited for this vehicle. However, there are a few things you can watch for and check. First, inspect the fuel pump relay (circuit opening or CO in...
My high beams dont work what could be the problem?
Hello and thank you for your question. The high beam switch sometimes tends to get stuck on low beams only. Check the high beam relay and see if it is clicking when the high beam switch is activated. If the...
My vehicle won't start
Hello. I would recommend first disconnecting and cleaning the battery clamps and battery with baking soda and water. Once the terminals are clean then see if it will crank over. You may need to jump start the battery if it...
The fuel fitting underneath the car near the driver's seat is leaking
This is most likely a fuel fitting connecting to or in line with your fuel filter. These types of leaks can be caused by many things, such as old or rusty fuel lines, or even due to a bad seal....
Starting issues when it's cold outside
This is common for most cars in extreme winter months when the temperature drops. As you may know, car batteries create electrical current based upon chemical reactions inside the battery cell. When these chemicals are subjected to extreme cold, these...
My car won't start - 1994 Toyota Camry
First, check fuses for ignition and the engine management computer (ECU). Do you hear even the slightest "click" from the starter area? If so, the starter solenoid has failed. Given the age of your Toyota, the ignition switch or...
My car is overheating and coolant is leaking
This may suggest a blown head gasket. When this happens, the cylinder head gasket fails which can cause coolant to leak into the combustion chamber causing it to be ignited with the fuel. This is what causes the light colored...
Idler pulley for surpentene belt fell off
Hello. If the bolt is gone then it either broke or loosened. If it simply fell out then the bracket is fine. I usually check the bracket hole to make sure that the threads are still there. If the threads...
Car would not respond when I turned the key...Tried 2 or 3 times same...came back 1/2 hour it is fine.
Hello! An intermittent failure of a start response can be many things - a bad ignition switch, starter solenoid, or in your case - the keys use a "raised-chip" design for security. With years of wear, the key/ignition switch become...
Is it my pulley on the power steering pump I need to replace if it's wobbles or the pump it's self
Remove the power steering belt and turn the pump by hand to monitor the shaft to see if it moves around as you turn the pump. If the shaft is not moving and stays straight when you turn the pump...
It wants to stall when I step on the gas
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1994 Mazda Miata to stall when you step on the gas. The most common sources would be the fuel pump, coil, spark plugs, fuel filter, throttle body, throttle linkage, or a coolant temperature...
Clutch problems
Hello and thank you for your question. With the clutch staying in neutral all the time, go under the vehicle and check the slave cylinder return spring. See if the return spring is broken or has fallen off. If the...
oil gauge not working
This may be a couple of things. Start with checking the oil level to be sure that you are not low on oil. You may also have a leak somewhere, so you will also want to check for leaks under...
Crank but no start. No spark or fuel - all quit at the same time
Hello. If the vehicle began to experience these issues after going through a puddle then it may very well be possible that one of the components may have shorted or malfunctioned due to moisture. First off, keep in mind that...
The car stalled out and the battery and oil light came on
When a car has that many miles on it, it could be just about anything. The temptation is to go shooting in the dark and just start replacing parts until the car works again. That method can get very expensive,...
Stalling at red lights, and sputters sometimes when I press the gas.
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. This valve is controlled by the...
Throttle position sensor - 1994 Ford F-150
Hello. The only thing to do is to verify that the TPS was installed in the correct position. Make sure you did not put the little blade on the throttle body behind instead of in front of the sensor blades....
Hard starting and clicking noise
The clicking noise is an indication of either a bad or discharged battery or a bad connection in the starting circuit. There are two circuits in every starting system: the primary circuit that is energized by the key, and the...
Flooding killed the plugs
Hello, In the future, please include the model of Toyota you have as well as the motor. This information allows us to supply you with a more complete answer. Thanks. First, it isn't necessary to replaced the spark plugs....
My car won't start, makes a clicking sound
Hello. It sounds like the vehicles battery may be completely dead or shorted internally. If it is making only one click then it can also be a failure in the starter or the battery cables themselves. I typically test for...

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