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97 safari code for crankshaft position sensor replaced it still doesn't stay running
It is possible that the misfiring cylinders could have low compression. I would recommend havong a compression test done on the engine to check for bad piston rings and valve seats. If there is low compression, the engine will not...
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My 1997 honda accord radiator leaks on the top alittle how to repair it the cheapest and will it pass a smog.
The radiator top tank if it is cracked will require the radiator to be replaced. It cannot be fixed.
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I have a 1997 GMC Suburban and when I drive it loses power or stalls
Hi Nicole. In most cases when a car starts then dies, it's due to a faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or damaged EGR valve, or fuel injectors that are either dirty or misfiring. It is also possible that the...
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I'm wondering if it'll be a good idea to take out the whole ac compresser from my car?
The check engine light is supposed to come on if the controller detects a problem with the car that would effect the vehicle emissions. So it warns you of bad sensors, air leaks, misfires, overheating, and that sort of thing....
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My 1997 Honda accord is over heating but the temperature gauge is below half
Hi Brian. It's quite possible that the coolant temperature sensor is faulty. When this occurs, it will relay false information to the ECU and can cause the radiator fan to not operate correctly and send false data to the thermostat,...
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Wiring diagnosis
Hi Kevin. Unfortunately, we are unable to attach images or files to this platform, so we really can't help here. You might want to purchase a service and repair manual for your K2500 as this will provide a detailed wire...
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Why does my automatic Honda CR-V make a clicking sound when I turn the ignition
If your vehicle is not starting, the clicking noise may just simply be from a relay in the ignition starter circuit and/or the solenoid. If your car is not starting, the best thing to do is request a no start...
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Do I have to buy a new transmission ?
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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I had a diagnostic an it didnt read any emission related codes. It read po300 misfire. But everytime i drive i get symptoms for c
Hi Barbara. Thank you for writing in today. What you are describing is incredibly dangerous and like you've indicated - are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. It's quite possible and highly likely in fact, that you have an exhaust leak...
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Is replacing a steering gearbox hard work..my mechanic charging me 160 in labor
Removing and replacing the steering gearbox/rack is a fairly involved job and can be a bit expensive depending on the dealer. As you may know, the power steering system uses a pump, normally driven by a belt. The pump supplies...
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low gas mileage, bad exhaust smell
Dependin where the exhaust leak is can cause the O2 sensors to not get correct amount of gases in the exhaust and cause the rich running condition. I would suggest having the computer codes pinpoint tests be done to see...
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White smoke from exhaust then engine, not overheating
It sounds like you may have a blown cylinder head gasket resulting in coolant being burnt inside the motor creating the white smoke an steam you describe. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in...
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Went to change ignition cool and spark plug....:old spark plug is completely missing. Could it have fallen into the cylinder?
If the spark plug has broken and ceramic part of plug fell inside cylinder then you will need to try and remove pieces with a camera and grab fingers or the head will need to be removed. If plug fell...
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Car troubles with 97 lincoln continental
Hi Dawnmonique. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several possibilities that are causing this hard to start issue based on your input. It's quite possible that the excessive power steering fluid on the crankshaft position sensor is causing this...
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Car jerkin at 40 50mph wen i re hit the gas it goes away..but no service lights are on
An issue like this is not unusual and can be resolved if you request an engine diagnostic. During such a diagnostic, the certified mechanic would come to your location and run through all the possible causes of engine misoperation at...
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Pully fell off
Hi Juvenal. Thanks for writing in today. If the main cap threads have been stripped, it's probably a good idea to let the car go. This type of repair would likely cost more than the vehicle is worth and would...
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My car is stuck in reverse its a 1997 Chevy Lumina
You should check the shift cable to see if it is moving the shift linkage at the transmission. The cable ends go bad and will cause the transmission not to shift through the gears. If cable ends are bad you...
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Car has erratic cranking but won't start. Has spark n can hear the fuel pump n no cel is on
If by "erratic" you mean the starter motor is not working properly, that fault should be resolved first. There could be a starter motor or starter circuit fault. If the starter is working properly, and thus the engine cranks at...
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A problem with the crank sensor wire
If you suspect that there may be an issue with the crank sensor, I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done at your home or office.
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1997 GMC Safari SLX 4.3L I Just install a coolant temp sending unit. now my motor wont start. but dose when unplug. what could be
The coolant temperature sensor sends a signal to the ECM to enrich the mixture when the engine is cold (cold engines need more fuel at initial start up), otherwise you will have hard starting or perhaps no starting. Something is...

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