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Looking at a private seller's 97 Kia Sportage. Seller states there is a leak in the thermostat housing gasket. Is this a major iss
I would not purchase a vehicle with a coolant leak without first having the vehicle inspected by a mechanic before I purchased it. You may have an engine that has been overheated and continues to overheat. It may already have...
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Do you know where the horn relay is located in a 1997 Honda Odyssey?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The main fuse box which houses the horn relay is under the hood to the left (passenger) side of the vehicle. When you remove the lid to the fuse box, turn it over and...
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1998 Mazda protege: Had the EGR valve replaced, cleared the computer codes, still get the check engine light then a EGR problem co
Code P0400 does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with the EGR valve itself. The only way to condemn the EGR valve is to directly test it. In particular Code P0400 includes a circumstance where the EGR passages...
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I've got a 97 Taurus. The other day, I would turn the key and the engine would turn slowly but not start. All of the lights and ra
You should have the battery tested after running the engine to try and charge it up. Have battery load tested to see if it can hold a load and replace it if it cannot. Then have the charging system checked...
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Turns over but will not start and has a strong odor of gas.
Check the location of where the fuel smell is emitting from on your vehicle. If the fuel smell is coming from the fuel tank area, then the fuel pump, fuel line, fuel filter, fuel fuller neck, charcoal canister, or the...
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Crossed spark plug wires? 1997 Jeep Cherokee
Hello - "crossed spark plug wires" means simply that your plug wires are not attached to the plugs and/or the distributor in the correct firing order. Your cylinders are numbered 1 to 6, front to rear on your engine. The...
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Do you need a Taurus/sable specialty press set to change the ball joints on a 97 continental front wheel drive? 1997 Lincoln Continental
Hello - a standard ball joint press set is adequate as long as it has the correct diameter for the Lincoln ball joints. Most auto shops will loan/rent ball joint press tools to you for free/cheap if you wish to...
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Won't start
Hi there. One thing that even professional mechanics tend to forget is double checking all electrical connections to sensors and engine monitors that might have been disconnected during the serpentine belt and pulley change. In most cases, it's the crankshaft...
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Car rough idles sputters and jumps rpm after changing ignition coil cap and rotor.
Check the spark plug wires on the distributor and on the engine. It seems that you have one or more wires crossed and the engine is firing on the wrong stoke causing the engine to run rough and make the...
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Will 92 integra shifter linkage fit a 97 integra
Hi there. The linkage for a 92' Acura is slightly shorter than a 97' Acura linkage I believe. However, if you just need the bushing, it should be compatible.
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My truck was getting codes of P0300 & P0420 & P0430. My truck can't go over 40/45MPH without jerking 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
Hello - the first task is to check problem codes to see if the P0300 (misfire) code is still present, or others. If so - which seems to be what your description indicates - you may have ignition coil, crankshaft/camshaft...
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Transmission fluid leaking
Hello, The engine light coming on could mean several different things. If the code relates to the transmission, you will want to find out what specifically the code is which will tell you a little more about what may be...
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Gas spot on driveway, stalls when stopping and idle seems to go crazy.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...
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What does my car start shaking when idling 1997 Ford Taurus
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. Most of the time the issue is caused from a vacuum leak in the engine or a failure in the idle control valve. This is only true if the issue...
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Squeaking from tire
Squeaking from the wheels can be caused by a few components. The brake pad wear sensor can be the most common cause. Brake pads typically have a metal tab on them that starts to make contact with the brake rotor...
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Car wont start after driving
Hi There, Based upon what you are describing, it sounds like you may have an ignition coil that may be starting to fail. Ignition coils are exceptionally susceptible to problems with large temperature fluctuations when they are beginning to fail...
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My car wont start after driving it for an hour, it will just crank and then start after 30 mins
The engine is very common to have an intermittent cam or crankshaft sensor. You can have the computer scanned for codes to one of the sensors and replace them as codes are stored. If you have codes for both then...
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White smoke coming from hood
Hi there. White smoke coming from the engine is typically steam as opposed to oil burning, so it's quite possible that you may have a coolant leak or other issue not related to an engine failure. When the check engine...
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My car shakes badly mostly between 40-70 mph and gets better when I left off gas.. Help plz
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common cause of shaking is a misfire. Misfiring is a general term for any kind of issue with the combustion of the air fuel mixture in the combustion chambers. Start by having...
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My battery light comes on when braking and every once in a while while driving?
Hi there. Sounds like a battery terminal is loose and becomes slightly disconnected when the car is shifted forward during braking. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight on the battery terminals. If the battery cables...

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