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Vibration when accelerating at 55 to 60 mph
Hi there: Sometimes motor mounts or other components that are damaged can mask or hide other issues that cause similar symptoms. Although it's quite possible that the center bearing or transmission yoke could be bent and cause the vibration; those...
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Yellow icon on dashboard permanent
Hi...it depends on which icon you are referring to. If it is the check engine warning light, that light will stay on until the fault detected by the engine computer has been repaired. Once the fault is repaired, the light...
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Grinding noise front right brake. Sometimes can hear metal noise when wheel spins afterwards.
Hi there. The vehicle sitting only week, should not have caused a grinding noise from the right front wheel upon brake apply. I would assume, the right front brake pads are touching metal to metal. Continued driving will cause the...
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my wipers don't work i replaced the washer pump myself. Check for the blown fuse for the wipers and nope its not bown. Help please
Wipers not turning on can be due to a few components. If the fuse is good, the wiper relay may be at fault, not signaling the wiper motor to turn on. Also, the wiper switch could be faulty, not sending...
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Removal of driver's seat positioning switch plastic cover.
Hi there. The best way to remove the position switch on the seat is to remove the bracket it mounts to on the seat rail. The bracket should have two fasteners that secure it to the seat rail. Make sure...
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electric ground locations
Hello. There should be three main electrical ground points for that engine. One from the battery to the frame or engine, one from the battery to the starter, and one from the firewall to the engine. Clearing the contact points...
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Car cranks but will not start.
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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My car won't consistently start?
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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No start, new key
Hello. In most cases the plastic cover that goes over the ignition switch should not prevent the engine from starting, it sounds more like your vehicle is being immobilized by the anti theft system. You may be able to deactivate...
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No throttle responce but car runs good why
As you may know, the EPC light stands for "Electronic Power Control" which is a general fault indicator signaling that something has been detected that is abnormal relating to the traction control, the throttle control, the cruise control or the...
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when placing gear shifter in reverse I hear a pop/knock.
Hello. A popping / clunking noise when moving in reverse can be caused by many things. Two of the most common causes for those symptoms are worn axles or motor mounts. The axles are the joints that transmit power from...
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Where is the fuel filter? 2002 Dodge Dakota
Hi - the fuel filter on this puppy is mounting on the top of the fuel tank, between the tank and the truck bed. REALLY painful location. That part also includes the fuel pressure regulator - hence the location as...
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My car lacks power and shakes and stalls.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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My ABS is making a lot of noise in my GMC Yukon 2002.
Before spending the extra money on replacing the modules for the ABS and traction control, you may want to have the wheel sensors checked first as these are commonly known to either fail or become disrupted causing theses systems to...
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I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SES with no manuals. WhT type fuel filter does it take.
The fuel filter should be a YF1Z-9155-CA. This is Ford part number. Any parts store will have application for the replacement aftermarket filter.
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Accelerator is not responding
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor or potentially a vacuum leak. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation...
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Need to swap engine from 2002 eclipse into 2006 eclipse
The 2002 engine used Head Cast # G6 and Block Cast # 4G64. The 2006 used Head Cast # G69M and Block Cast # 4G69. There are other differences between the two years as well. The principal problem is your...
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Truck starting
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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I have been having trouble starting my car.
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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If I have 1 damage wheel bearings would it be smart to replace both in the front or not
Two schools of thought. 1 - If one is bad and one is good, replace the bad one and worry about the "good" one when it goes "bad". 2 - Considering the age and mileage, if one is bad, the...

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