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Can the output speed sensor cause the my truck RPMs to go up but speed drop down when I put my foot into gas?
This may or may not be caused by the output speed sensor. There are other things such as low transmission, a faulty shift solenoid or burnt transmission clutches that may also cause this. A faulty throttle position sensor may also...
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Ford mustang v6 shuts off after poor idle but starts back up immediately
I would recommend starting with a check engine light inspection to determine the exact cause of this issue. It would be difficult to determine the cause of such an issue without first running some tests. Consider YourMechanic as this service...
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I have a pontiac grand prix. It will start when I turn the key but immediately dies. It will not pull a code when we test it.
A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...
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I have a new altanator, dash lights, dome light and car lights still flicker mainly while driving. I still hear electrical chatte
You will need to have the body ECU tested for codes and check charging system through it to see if you need a new body control module.
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My car makes a grinding noise when i put it in gear and wont accelerate
The problem sounds like you may have broke an axle CV joint or the problem is in the transmission? I suggest having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and check to see which one is failing. ...
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I have a Mitsubishi Diamante 2000 LS with 197,450 miles and I'm not sure if my transmission blew or if it's something else.
I would not suspect the transmission is bad just from hitting a bump. It is most likely a wire connection came loose or something else minor. You will need to have the car checked to see what happened by a...
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My car will start and run for a few seconds and cut off. My car is 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Hi Josh. Inconsistent starting and running issues like you've described can be caused by multiple component failures, ranging from the wrong spark plugs being installed, an incorrect spark plug gap, the plug wires being installed incorrectly or other failures of...
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Grinding
Hello, thank you for writing in. A grinding noise when turning can come from the mechanical linkage that allows your steering wheel to turn the tires, or it can come from the hydraulic system that assists you in turning. Start...
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Connecting wires from my battery to my starter.
The starter case is typically the ground return, so if you attach an appropriate sized ground to the engine block/transmission and body you should be fine. There is a heavy supply wire (positive cable) to a large ring terminal on...
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My 2000 Acura Integra becomes harder to shift after driving for 30+ mins. It is not stiff when it sits and is first driven.
Hi Frank. The stiffness of a shifter on a manual transmission like your Acura Integra uses is typically caused by the heat developed in the clutch pack. As the clutch system gains heat, the stiffness you feel is inside the...
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If i have a negative camber on my front passenger side is it most likely a broken upper or lower control arm? I think it would be
You may have damaged the spindle or upper strut or control arm. If a large bump was hit then you should compare all suspension components with the other side to see if you can even tell what is bent. You...
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Steering wheel is locked and key won't turn. Gas pedal is stiff... What to do
Hi Ronelle. Thanks for writing in tonight. Usually when the key won't turn and the steering wheel is locked, the issue is with the ignition cylinder (where the key is inserted). There are a few things you can do to...
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No power to the fan BMW 2000 323i
A problem of this sort is diagnosed, and thence repaired, in an electrical circuit/component diagnostic. Basically, the responding certified mechanic relies on the factory wiring diagram to trace the faulty circuit to find the interruption. The fan of course is...
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Rattle noise
Hi Mitchel. Typically when you hear rattling while the vehicle is in motion it's due to something loose within the driveline system. This could range from the input shaft, U-bolts, or even loose brackets that hold the driveshaft in place....
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My 2000 dodge caravan jumps when going over 35 mph. The wheel starts moving and the car shakes. I have already changed the shock a
The problem sounds like you have an internal transmission gear change problem or an axle is worn and needs replaced. With these kind of problems you may need to have the vehicle on a lift and run up to these...
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Engine Shut Down when stopping after driving for a while.
Hi Giovonni C. Unfortunately, there are too many variables you have not included in your question for us to give you a detailed recommendation such as, how does the vehicle shut off? For example, does it progressively sound like it's...
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My car will not move while I put it in Gear
Hi Francisco. If you can feel the vehicle shift into gear after moving the shifter into a forward gear, then it's likely that there is internal damage inside the transmission. However, if you move the shifter but nothing appears to...
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How much to install ac compressor in 2000 infiniti i30
Hi Raymond. Thanks for writing in today to YourMechanic.com. We'd be happy to send you an estimate for this service. All we need you to do is click this link to the service page. Once on this page, select the...
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My tail-brake lights are not working, but my top brake light is working, and the taillights are on when the headlights are on
There is wiring in the trunk to the brake lights and if the wiring is exposed yes it is possible to damage the circuit, thus causing the outage that you are writing in about. In any event, a problem such...
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Misfire
You should have the computer checked to get the misfire codes to what cylinder is misfiring and check for spark from that coil and if you have spark at the coil then have compression on the engine to see if...

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