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Car won't start after driving any distance. I have to let it cool down before I can start the engine again.
It's curious that you don't seem to have a code in the ECM. Usually if you have a malfunction that prevents the car from starting, there will be a code resulting. That being said, it sounds like you may have...
My vehicle is shaking when I drive past 50 mph
Hi there. From the description you have given, the drivability problem your vehicle has may be a fuel delivery problem. This would account for your vehicle not wanting to start that one day. Next day, you were entering the highway...
Thermostat gauge reads in the middle.
The temperature gauge should go up to about the middle when the system is working normally. If the gauge is reading anywhere near the middle of the gauge it is not overheating. The gauge does not have numbers on the...
I had the catalyst converter replaced last year. Now the Check Engine Light is on again for O2 sensor. What do I do?
You may want to have a professional inspect the catalytic converter. When the Check Engine Light comes on for this, it does not necessarily mean that the catalytic converter has failed. This may be related to many other things as...
P0014 shows up, will it pass inspection?
Hi there. In most urban areas, if any code is set (or at least if any engine/transmission code is set) they will fail the inspection and send you back for repairs. In your case with the P0014 code, sounds like...
Waterpump location and replacement - 2002 Ford Focus
The water pump is located on the front of the engine and is driven by a belt driven pulley that is turned by the crankshaft. Common signs of a failing water pump include coolant leak at the front-center of your...
My gas gauge keeps fluctuating from empty to full and everything in between.
The symptoms you are having may be related to a mechanical issue, or an electrical issue. If the problem is electrical, you will want to check the wiring terminal that connects to the fuel pump. You may need to drop...
Water is leaking and hoses are swollen
This sounds like a radiator hose. There are two hoses that go to the front part of the engine bay, one that you can probably see if you lift the hood, the other is on the bottom the radiator. Running...
Can I drive my car with a bad radiator fan clutch?
The fan clutch only comes into play when the vehicle is not moving. If the clutch is not engaging, causing the fan to not spin, then you will be fine as long at the vehicle is moving. If the vehicle...
My car only starts after jumping it and then dies a short time later
Although it's difficult to diagnose an electrical issue without inspecting your 2002 Buick Regal personally, all three issues you've listed may be the primary source of your starting issues. However, if the battery does not hold a charge, it's most...
My truck started to vibrate, lose power, etc.
Hi. When your Check Engine Light is blinking during acceleration, this usually means that the engine is misfiring in more than one cylinder of the engine. The by the engine misfiring, it causes the computer to adjust how the engine...
Key stuck in ignition
Hello there, a key getting stuck in your ignition is a common fault with your 2002 GMC Sonoma. The most common cause would be a worn key, faulty key cylinder, ignition switch, steering wheel lock, or a wiring harness fault....
Engine is misfiring and Check Engine Light is on - 2002 Toyota Tacoma
Hello. A flashing Check Engine Light is a sign that the computer has detected an issue that could potentially damage the vehicle's emissions components. I would recommend scanning the trouble codes when the light is flashing in order to determine...
My car will not start when I turn the key, it just makes a clicking sound. What is wrong?
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse, relay, or starter...
Codes say evap leak, can a car accident cause it?
Hey there. Depending on the impact of the hit to your van, this may have caused some damage to the EVAP system. If you have an air leak on the EVAP system, then the MAP sensor will not be able...
Bad ball joints and wheel bearings
Depending on the severity of this, you should be fine making the drive. Generally, when either the ball joints or wheel bearings catastrophically fail, there is ample warning and plenty of symptoms ahead of time. I would agree with what...
I have a 2002 Buick rendezvous my radiator has a leak when I open hood there was water spitting out from under the water pump is t
If your radiator and water pump are both leaking, my best recommendation would be to enlist the assistance of a qualfied professional to have them replaced. Allowing these parts to leak for an extended period of time can cause the...
Engine acts like it misfires occasionally during regular driving or while giving it gas - 2002 Ford Mustang
Hello there, intermittent misfires can have many different causes on your 2002 Ford Mustang. The most common cause is the spark plugs, so it is good those where replaced first. Other potential causes would be a fuel injector, coil, vacuum...
My water pump pulley won't spin, making the serpentine belt squeak & start smoking. Do I replace the water pump or just the pulley?
Hi. Usually there is nothing wrong with the actual pulley when this happens. In most cases, the water pump is binding up, causing the pulley to stop spinning. Replacement of the water pump will fix your problem. The pulley will...
Ac compressor
Hi there. It sounds like you may have one or two concerns here. Does the AC indicator light up when you turn it on? If so, this means that the command for AC is active. If the light flashes, this...

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