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my brake lights want turn off
A common cause is the brake light switch contacts are either stuck closed or the brake light switch is not properly adjusted. A short circuit in the brake light wiring is also a possibility. If you desire a resolution of...
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Engine idle problem but doesnt match the code on the check engine
The engine idle fluctuation may be caused by a number of things, bit is most commonly associated with the idle air control valve either being dirty or damaged, which may also cause the other code (P0420) to be triggered. The...
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I have a 97 4wd expedition when being drive it shudders&wont go over 20 mph I've changed the trans&4wd but still does the same thi
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your axle or with your engine. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue before spending any more...
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oil gauge going up and down
Hi Johnathan. Thanks for submitting your question today. Typically an issue like this is caused by one of two things, either the oil pressure sensor is faulty or loose, or there is an obstruction either in the filter or the...
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Q: engine codes
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for sending your question today. The code that is easier to identify is the P-0740 issue. What the P0740 code means is that the powertrain control module (PCM) has detected something unusual within the torque converter clutch...
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I have a 97 Buick century and when I'm driving the speedometer is bouncing and when I'm driving it starts to jerk sometimes
If the vehicle speed is constant, but the speedometer reading is erratic, there is a fault in the gauge cluster or in the signal from the transmission. If, though, you are referring to erratic engine operation, perhaps just at low...
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car starts sometimes and sometimes doesn't
Intermittent no starts can be the hardest problems to diagnose and the transmission issues would not cause the no start. You may have a sensor or fuel pump issue and should have systems tested by a mechanic like one from...
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Car was low on oil and has knocking sound what could it be?
The origin of the noise can be pinpointed if you request an engine noise diagnostic. The mechanic will consider the knock intensity which will vary depending on source or type. Light knocking or tapping noise is caused by the valve...
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My 97 grand marquis start but after accelerating and I let go the car will turn off or it will idle what do.you think the resaon?
Stalling in the circumstance that you are describing could be due to a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors,...
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Car shuts off still like battery is dead, new alternator and battery
The output of the charging system should be verified as well as the charge status of the "new" battery. Batteries purchased at retail are not necessarily fully charged so the battery really can't be ruled out until everything is tested....
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what transmissions are interchangeable with my 1997 dodge ram 1500 4x4 v8 5.2
The transmission from the 1996 model year of your truck will interchange IF the Tag IDs are identical. No other model years will work, only 1996-1997. If you are looking for a transmission, simply go to Car-Part.com and you will...
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What is a P04330 code?
A P0430 code indicates that there is an issue with the performance of the catalytic converter on bank 2. It is also possible that a bad downstream o2 sensor could be giving false readings. I would recommend having your exhaust...
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When shifting it bogs down then rpm shoots up and bogs down again before returning to normal.
Is the engine "new" or "re-built"? If it is a used engine, check engine compression. Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by...
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my 1997 honda civic it has a swap with a d15b7 and it still has the vtec ecu and it idles at 1500 rpm under all condition and when
The VTEC ECU (OBD-II) is not compatible with the D15B7 engine which is based on OBD-I standards. There is no way to flash re-program your existing ECU to fully "recognize" the older (D15B7) engine. Consequently, if you want to keep...
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i have a 97 chevy 1500 and when i drive it will not shift from first ita a automatic should i replace a Solenoid for do i need to
The solenoid can be tested. Other possible causes of failure to shift out of 1st gear are low fluid level, faults in the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor, slipping band and so forth. If it is the original transmission,...
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repairing broken camshaft damage
If you replace the block and heads, it is normally recommended to replace the internals of the engine as well. If the camshaft is the only thing that has broken, it is possible that the camshaft and lifters could be...
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The car won't start, it shutters I'm not sure if it's an oil problem or spark plug problem
Hi Galen. Thanks for contacting us today. The first thing I would do is check the oil level to ensure this is not the problem. If your oil level is good, and the oil is clean (meaning it does not...
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How to remove dash wire harness from 1997 chevy c1500
Hi Brandon. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, since we can't attach files to this platform, your best bet is to purchase a service manual for your 97 Chevrolet C1500 online, so you can review the recommended steps for completing...
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My transmission pan is stuck due to the previous owners over use of silicone. how can i get the pan off.?
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In cases like this, there really are only two options. First, if the pan has too much RTV on it, it's best to use a brake cleaner or other solvent to attempt to...
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Wont start in park but will start in neutral
You may have a worn shift tube bushing in the steering column or loose shift lever at bottom of steering column inside van. Check the tube where shift cable connects to column and may need shift tube replaced.

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