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My vehicle is idling at 1,500 rpms... why does this happen and should I be concerned?
High idle should be corrected as it will cause harsh transmission engagement, waste fuel, and make it difficult to stop the car as the engine surges ahead. High idle can be caused by a faulty idle air control valve (IAC...
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Tail lights turning signal, interior lights aren’t working.
All of these electrical faults can be quickly resolved if you request an electrical diagnostic. With regard to the taillights, if the fuse has blown again there is likely a short circuit or very high resistance in the circuit. Whichever...
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Honda prelude 1996
You're probably right about the cooling system. There may be a slow leak that evaporates as it leaks, so you don't see any puddles. You need to have the cooling system pressure tested to locate the leak. The shaking is...
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truck is having starting issues
If the symptom is tied to how you manipulate the key, there might be a problem with the ignition switch. To get this resolved, if you want the required diagnostic steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right...
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Car grinds, wont start has a new battery that is now dead from sitting autozone said starter is ok and I turned the flywheel
I would recommend replace the starter first since there are issues with it and a bench test only checks to see if it turns and does not test the drive gear. Replace starter and go from there.
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My check engine light came on and it had code p1151. What could cause that code?
Trouble code P1151 sets if the air/fuel ratio is out of range lean. Vacuum leaks in the intake are a typical cause but if the fault is not found there, there are actually quite a few potential trouble spots including:...
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Oil is a light brown don't know if it's water or coolant
If it is water alone, that would just simply be due to too many short trips perhaps combined with a stuck open thermostat. The solution is to change the oil more frequently. Engine coolant would be a problem though. Do...
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1996 Olds Aurora OBDII P0603 PCM keep alive memory, car is in limp mode and running like it's off timing
Correct the ground connection first, in case that problem is a cause of the trouble code. P0603 does represent an electrical system fault. In practice, this particular fault might be found as battery terminal corrosion or loose connections, Keep Alive...
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While doing spark plug and wires I crossed the wires in my 96 Chevy tahoe took me a day in a half to figure it but was still drivi
Hi Jervon. Thanks for contacting us tonight. While installing spark plug wires incorrectly can cause misfiring, it's quite possible that you had an existing vacuum leak. It's also possible that the vacuum leak may have been caused while you removed...
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I replaced my starter and my car won't start. I think I did everything correctly, because it did start once.
Hi Philippe. Thanks for the question today and writing back. If you'd like to request an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and diagnose the root source of this hard starting issue, click this...
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I torqued the axle nut on my 1996 BMW 328i to the spec of an M3 and want to know if I may have damaged the axle in some way.
Hi Marvin. Thanks for contacting us today. The main cause of over-torquing is using an impact or air wrench. However, the majority of damage occurs when the torqued component is in use, develops heat then cools. In your situation, catching...
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Random low then high idle jumps
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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How long will it take my air mass flow sensor to wk right i have a 96 buick lesabre
Hi Dorian. Thanks for contacting us today. The mass air flow sensor itself is an on or off type of component, meaning it either works or it won't. It doesn't take time for the sensor to 'break in'. The issue...
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has bad idle it goes up and down with engine light flashing The engine light is off when it stops. Only after 20mins of driving
Often a flashing check engine light signifies misfiring. Inasmuch as the check engine light has illuminated, there are definitely stored trouble codes and if misfiring has occurred, those codes will reflect that. To obtain a diagnosis of the underlying problem,...
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Engine cranks but won't turn on and it sputter
It sounds like you might have some engine damage. Knocking noises can be a sign of serious engine issues and it's usually best to stop using the car until you can get it sorted out. With 185 thousand miles it...
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Can I swap a non vtec engine to a vtec engine?
The two engines are different and you would not have correct wiring and computer for this different engine. Would recommend finding the correct motor.
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Q: car does not start
If the door is not latching, there is a switch in the door pillar that may remain in the closed position thus keeping the interior lights on all the time. If that is the issue that is causing the battery...
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Drove thru a puddle now car turns over but won't start I've tested started altinator battery fuses distributor cap and spark plugs
You will need to check to see if the engine has spark or fuel pressure. You may have tripped the fuel inertia switch and just need to reset it. You should have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and...
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Can the positive cable be split with a dual post battery on a 1996 Sierra
Yes you can split them and put them on different posts as long as they both get battery power they will work.
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Trying to find the transmission code for a 1996 ford windstar
Your vehicle uses the AX4S Ford transmission. Inasmuch as you have the 3.8L motor, your transaxle model number is PNA-WC. The Ford service part number for that transaxle is F68Z-7000-AARM. If you are having trouble with your transmission be sure...

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