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It is a 320d and it doesn't start by itself in the morning unless I tow it.
Check the battery in the car. The battery may not have the amount of charge that is needed to start the diesel engine. A diesel engine requires more battery power to start it as the compression is higher than a...
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Car starts sometimes for a few seconds. Car ran completely out of gas. I changed the fuel filter, and change battery in the remote.
Hi there. The fuel pressure needs to be checked on the fuel rail. There should be at least 30 psi on the fuel rail. If the fuel pressure is good, then there could be air in the fuel rail causing...
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Car won't maintain an idle.
Hi there. Try turning on the ignition to the ’ON’ position 3 times with 30 seconds each time to see if the fuel system had air in the rail. This will help with the air in the system. When starting,...
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Suspension woes.. power steering leaks, noises heard when driving
Hello, we will be happy to help you get rid of those woes. I'm assuming that the tire fell off which would cause a lot of damage especially to the side that contacted the ground. There's likely some broken or...
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I've been trying to swap an older engine into my car but the mechanic I chose can't figure it out
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to help you with this without being there to inspect your car and the motor you're trying to install. In general however, anytime you swap motors, it's vital to choose a motor from the...
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Oil leak - how to clean? 2000 Honda
Hi there - your best bet is to get an engine degreaser from your local auto parts store to clean your engine. There are many bio-friendly choices these days. Don't use kerosene or other petroleum variants to do this. Warm...
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Engine stalling 2000 Buick LeSabre
Hello - the first task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. There are many possibilities for...
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a lot of play in rear axle.
Hi there. The rear end pinion engages with a ring gear and the other end of the pinion is supported on a tapered roller bearing. If there is any radial play in the pinion or axles itself, there is a...
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S Type powe loss problem
Hi Boris. Unfortunately, we are not able to help you here, as first, we don't offer recommendations on this type of detailed and Jaguar-specific problem; as all of our technicians are general automotive experts and not Jaguar specialists. Second, we...
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suburban wont start
Diagnostic trouble codes cannot be used to condemn parts, period. An oxygen sensor could be brand new, right out of the box and installed in the vehicle, but if the vehicle wiring in the circuit is defective, a code "implicating"...
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Transmission problem?
Hello, It sounds like you may have a problem with your transmission that could be related to many different things such as a bad shift linkage or a faulty transmission control module. The AC not turning on at all may...
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If my ecm pcm touches the frame and it sparks does it cause the computer to mess up.
Hi there. What you are describing is an indication of a serious electrical glitch within the ECM or PCM. The best way to determine this is to either have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and attempt to...
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When the car stalls it takes a few tries before starting back up
Hello. The stalling problem and starting problem are generally two separate issues but they may be related if the fault your civic has is electrical, such a bad main relay. There are a wide variety of things which can cause...
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If I'm bypass the heater core will I still get heat in my car
Hello. No you will not still have heat. The heater core uses the hot coolant from your engine and radiates it into the cabin to produce the heat you feel from your vents. Also a bad heater core is a...
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Idling problem
Hi There, Depending on how long this condition lasts, you may have either a faulty or dirty idle air control valve or a problem with the enrichment process when the car starts up in colder weather. If the condition goes...
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Car cutting off
I would not think an O2 sensor would cause a stall and no or hard restart. I would think you have a problem with a fuel pump or pump power supply problem. This could cause O2 sensor codes if vehicle...
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new timing chain
Hello, and thank you for writing in. GM states that 3/8 in of play is normal. This does not mean that you should not double check that the bolts are tightened to specification, and that the installation was done perfectly....
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I put extra one quart of oil in my car. Is it OK to drive as usual?
The engine oil level should not be maintained above the "full" mark on the engine oil dipstick because such can result in a circumstance where the rapidly turning crankshaft entrains the excess oil and whips it up into a froth....
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Need to know which transmission I have in my vehicle.
Your vehicle has a A518/46RE type of transmission for the year of 2000. This model fits from the vehicle years of 1998 through 2002.
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camshaft position sensor problem
Hi there. This article should give you some great ideas as to what causes this error code, common symptoms and possible solutions on how to resolve the issues.

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