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Serpentine belt
There are a number of things that may cause this to happen. If the belt is not adjusted properly, this may put additional stress on it causing it to snap. If the AC compressor is beginning to fail, this will...
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Codes p0171/p0300 came up after intake manifold repair, car feels like it’s bogging down/ not getting enough air! Idk what to do ?
The cause behind diagnostic trouble code P0171 is easiest to find by looking at the secondary firing patterns on the bank one cylinders. That will confirm if the too lean condition, that has caused code P0171 to set, affects all...
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Speedometer not working or lights on dashboard
The speedometer and the lights are both electrically operated components and so the circuit and components thereon will have to be tested to determine why they don't function. Prior to testing, one could only speculate as to causes but these...
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Flex pipe leak
The flex pipe broke due to the motor mounts are bad and mounts should be repaired first and then an exhaust shop should be able to just replace the flex pipe for you.
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Car won’t start without jump and will die a couple blocks down the road. When I try to start without jump it does absolutely nothi
The battery and charging system should be tested. To request these tests, please utilize YourMechanic's battery diagnostic service. If you test the battery yourself and it passes and yet the vehicle will still not start, please request a no start...
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03 and the temperature gauge in my Dash has been disconnected and I need to know exactly how to reconnect it
The instructions depend on where it was disconnected, that is in the engine compartment versus behind the dash. If in the engine compartment, you can look at the driver side near the water outlet on the engine. There is an...
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I have a 2003 suturn l200, I went to get my water pump fixed and now I'm Running low on oil. Can that be related to getting my w
Hi Angelica. Thanks for reaching out today. Odds are that the water pump issue and low oil level is not related. However, the water pump is attached to the front of the engine, where the crankshaft seal is located. Most...
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Catalytic converter
I would first check with another exhaust shop to get a second opinion. Sometimes the metal used or the flex pipe location will not allow a new pipe to be welded in.
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Flex pipe
As I said before it can be replaced without replacing the entire converter assembly. If you google search the exhaust on your car you will see the flex pipe can be purchased separately. All you need to do is get...
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My valve cover gasket is visible from outside after replacement i haven't fastened to proper torque yet. Should metals touch?
Hi Paco. It depends on what type of gasket you've used. An OEM replacement gasket for the 4-cylinder Toyota Corolla engine will fit snug under the valve cover after installation and wait 24-hours for the silicone to cure. If you...
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My car is misfiring and shaking
The cause of the oil in the spark plug hole is going to be a leaking valve cover gasket and tube seals for the spark plugs are leaking oil into the spark plug holes. You will need to replace valve...
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Cranks no start
Hi Fearless. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Assuming that your fuel pump was damaged originally and that it's correctly installed, then you probably have an ignition timing problem. Some of the possible sources would include a damaged crankshaft or camshaft...
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My speedometer on my 2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71 does not work
Hi Fredrick. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When a speedometer does not work, it is usually caused by a damaged speed sensor, which is attached to the transmission. It's also possible that a faulty wheel speed sensor or an ECU...
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2003 saturn vue want stay crunk up shuts off in traffics when i crank it it just turn over have to wait a while cant cut it off
If the fuel filter was not replaced when the fuel pump was replaced, this could be part of your issue. If the fuel filter is clogged up and dirty, this can cause a restriction in the fuel system and prevent...
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I have a 03 Altima 2.5 168 k I went outside the other day to start it but it wouldn’t it cranks but no start so I assumed it was t
It is possible that you could have a clogged fuel filter or a faulty fuel pressure regulator. I would recommend having your fuel system inspected by a qualified professional in order to determine the exact cause of this issue. Consider...
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When changing my 2003 Dodge Durango from normal drive into 4x4 the truck seizes up and the red and yellow abs lights come on
If the ABS light is coming on, there will be stored codes that can be downloaded and those codes might give insight into what is going on. However, it is possible the harsh engagement , or "seizure" is being mis-read...
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2003 Toyota Camry radiator fans are not coming on when the car is started but one fan runs when the temp sensor is unplugged.
The radiator fans are controlled by the Electronic Control Unit via the fan relay. The fans are supposed to come on when the engine reaches a certain temperature, or when the AC pressure comes up. If the car is overheating...
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Where is the switch on a toyota 03 avalon
The car does not have an inertia switch. When in an accident the system turns off the fuel relay control and needs to be reset through the DLC with a dealer level scanner in most cases to enable the fuel...
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Hello I’m having a lot of problems with my pt cruise and I don’t know what to do anymore. We replaced Both Oxygen sensors, MAP and
If the car is starting with no issue but the problem is immediate stalling typical causes for such immediate stalling (some of which you have addressed) are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold...

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