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witch solenoid causes the drive & revers to go out in the transmission
If the transmission is not engaging in drive or reverse, that is probably a valve body fault, for example with the manual valve in the valve body. Of course, double check the adjustment of the shift linkage so that you...
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A/c controls go in and out and now when i turn the car off and take the keys out, the lights are still on. Honda accord 2000.
Hi there: Most of the time, this issue is caused by an electrical relay that has been damaged. It's possible that during your radio swap, this may have caused an electrical issue with your AC system. However, it's also possible...
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SUV starts, idles horribly, then dies
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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Where is the fuel pump relay located on the 2000 Lexus GS 300
The fuel pump on this vehicle has a relay in the engine compartment main fuse box labeled EFI fuse. The fuel pump is controlled by an fuel module in the left rear of trunk and this is powered by this...
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Have a 2000 Jeep grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0. The voltage gauge is not working and it spits and sputters while alternator is hooked up.
Hi there. If the alternator is causing the volt gauge on the dash to stop working, then the polarity on the wires is backwards. Check the power wire to the alternator and make sure that its hooking up to the...
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every once in a while car really falters
Hi there: In most cases, the high idle issue you're describing is caused by a vacuum leak. However, since the car typically recovers, it's more likely that an electrical sensor or the harness attached to a mass air flow sensor...
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What can be causing my van to leak coolant?
Hi there. Check the coolant hoses and see if any hose are loose. If they are loose, then they will need tightened up. Check the coolant reservoir and see if it has a crack or loose hose to it. If...
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Knock sensor 2000 Chevrolet Lumina
Hi - first task is to recheck what codes are still present that represent a "knock sensor failure". There may be an additional problem that has changed engine timing (worn timing chain for example) that is causing an engine knock...
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New battery is being drained
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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I have a 2000 Ford Exolorer RWD 5.0i V8 302 and I need my alternator replaced. Wondering what I need to be prepared for as far as
If the charging system was tested and the alternator is not charging and has bad diodes then it should be replaced or have it checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic. This way you would have a parts and...
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Starting issues
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Steering rack leaking fluid
It can be possible to damage the power steering pump if it is ran with out fluid from a major leak. The internal seals and bearings need the fluid for lubrication of the pump.
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Battery cells keep dying
The problem is not with the vehicle but the batteries that are defective. I am seeing a lot of batteries on the market that only give 1 year warranty. I thing the other batteries that give more than a year...
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Dies when touching gas pedal.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Car won't start up, but starter and battery are working fine.
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Beep when unlock or locking door
The factory system was not equipped to honk the horn when doors are opened or closed. Unless you have an aftermarket alarm installed you do not have the option.
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How should I test the ECT sensor's three terminals?
The ECT or engine coolant temperature sensor is tested by using a scanner to scan for codes and then monitor data from sensor to see if the temperature input from sensor matches the manual temperature check at the ECT sensor...
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Do I have to remove the upper intake manifold to replace my fuel pressure regulator ?
The fuel pressure regulator on a sequential fuel injection system is inside the intake manifold on this engine and the upper intake needs to be removed for access. Make sure to replace all gaskets and seals when manifold is removed....
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Car starts good then shuts off
An engine stalling diagnostic, which you can schedule through YourMechanic, would pinpoint the cause of the stalling. Among the possibilities are a plugged fuel filter, fuel pump malfunction or blocked pump strainer, significant vacuum leak including stuck open EGR valve,...
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Location of evap control solenoid
According to the manual it states the location of the purge control valve is connected between the intake manifold and the vapor line to the carbon canister under left side of vehicle behind drivers door. Follow the vapor pipe from...

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