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Right front tire is coming off the axes, I'm unable to steer
If the wheel lug bolts are all tight, it's possible that a suspension component may have failed. Components such as a ball joint or tie rod may have broken due to age and mileage. If either of these break, the...
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Why does my car shut off after driving it for a while?it wont start back up until it cools down even though its not overheating
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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Stalls when put in gear
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...
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02 suburban sercurity light and battery light on while driving
There is a loose and intermittent connection but the question of course is "where". Occasionally, running the vehicle with a real time scanner attached, looking at charging system output, will yield the necessary clues. On your particular issue, sometimes the...
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I tried to recharge my AC and whenever I put the gage in it says 0 I start to recharge it and gage fluctuates and car makes noise
Hi there. It is more than likely that you have either an AC refrigerant leak or that the compressor is damaged. The leak can be caused by damaged low or high pressure hoses, connections or other components that might be...
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put new front rotors and pads also new rear drums, but when braking vehicle vibrates like when you have bad rotors
Vibration of the type that you are describing is due to excessive thickness variation in the rotor and/or the rotor has excessive axial runout as mounted on the wheel hub. There is also a possibility that the rotor is warped...
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Brown Sludge in Radiator Reservoir and Very little coolant
Brown sludge could be a consequence of mixing incompatible coolants as well as not draining the coolant frequently enough. At this point, you just want to be sure that as much of the contaminants as possible have been removed and...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe won't start check engine light,battery and oil turn on
Hi there. Usually when you hear a clunk or loud noise, accompanied by reduced engine performance and then the car won't start again, it is caused by a mechanical component failure, ranging from a serpentine belt to a failure of...
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My cell only comes on when the fuel pump is on for low fuel, but I read two obd codes, p031and p0157
Hi there. The oxygen sensor that trouble code P0157 refers to, is located in the rear of the exhaust and behind the catalytic converter. It’s main function is to regulate the amount of oxygen that comes from the catalytic converter....
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Automatic to Standard conversion
Hello, thank you for writing in. A swap like this can be complicated if you are not used to doing it yourself. This is something you may want to seek help with. The vehicle with the manual transmission has all...
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No reverse seems to be stuck in second gear
If the vehicle is in gear (moving) while the shift selector is in park that means the shift lever adjustment is off. There is a lever on the transmission that operates the manual valve and that lever has to be...
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if i wanted to remove the intake manifold because i have a vacuum leak; would i have to remove the fuel rail
You should first confirm the vacuum leak by carefully introducing propane (or equivalent) at the suspected leak site. If introducing propane at the leak site increases engine speed, then you have a vacuum leak. Perform the test outdoors and be...
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2002 isuzu rodeo blower motor not working. Appears to not have ground. when grounded to chasis I get the motor to run but only in
The ground in your application is probably switched on and off through a controller assembly which also varies the fan speed. Obviously the motor is working when you apply full battery voltage but there is a controller in the circuit...
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I got a2002 jag stype how do i put tranny fluid in
The fill plug is on the side of the tail shaft. You need to pull out the center plug on the drain plug and fill through the fill hole until the fluid comes out of center of drain plug. ...
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New clutch change now I'm stuck in nuetral even when car is off
If the clutch is not "releasing", the issue could be either hydraulic or mechanical. Hydraulic cause are internal (or external) leaks, perhaps at the master cylinder but possibly the slave if it is a rebuilt, and/or air in the system....
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Car makes knocking noise then turnsoff
Hi there. This issue could be caused by multiple system or component failures, ranging from fuel system parts or ignition system component failure. It's probably a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete...
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Car womt start
If it was really low on oil, a possibility is that a mechanical issue has arisen, that is something broke due to lack of lubrication or valves are seized in the guides. It's possible the timing chain broke. A quick...
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Timing belt recently replaced now it makes a loud when I drive fast or rev engine
Hi there. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. To be honest, this could be an existing issue that may have gone unnoticed while the big problem of the timing belt was completed. In some cases, a whining noise and acceleration...
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low fuel level light on 2002 Honda Accord
Hi there. It is more than likely the electrical harness or the sender unit itself that is faulty; so you are on track with your diagnosis. This is common on older vehicles (more than 15 years old) especially if the...
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My car won't go past 20mph. I've gotten the codes, battery, alternator check. But after jump starting battery everything is fine.
Hi there. The job of the battery is to provide electrical power to start the engine or power accessories when the vehicle is not running. When the vehicle is running, the alternator takes over the job of supplying power. Due...

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