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Car going into limp mode
Hi Terrence. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically, the limp mode is activated when the ECU detects a fault with the transmission or driveline system. However, it can also activate when an overheating issue is detected. This might be the...
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I just replaced my alternator in my Toyota. My car starts up fine but I notice when I’m driving that out of no where I push the
Hi Kyle. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm not sure whether or not the alternator replacement has anything to do with this symptom. However, it is possible that during the removal, an electrical fault may have disabled a transmission speed...
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I have 2003 Chevy Silverado my problem is I can only listen to my radio in auxiliary when I start the truck radio will not work.
Hi Dennis. Thanks for contacting us today. What you're describing is typically caused by an electrical short inside the ignition switch or with the electrical relay that is faulty. The first thing I would do is determine if other accessory...
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anti-theft
Hi Dennis. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, when an inconsistent security code issue like this pops up, it's due to a fault with the anti-theft software in the ECU. Typically a GM dealership can scan the ECU...
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Engine light came on Ford my Ford explorer the coded are c1440 p0732 p0735 p0775 and p1000 what are those and what do they mean?
Hi Bryant. Thanks for contacting us today. On our website, we have a rather large amount of articles on OBD-II trouble codes. If you click the blue links on the specific codes, you can read about them. P0732, P-0735, P-0775....
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I added blue devil head gasket sealer and now my car is overheating
Many times when a head gasket fails it can cause the engine to overheat. Oftentimes head gasket sealer products do not work and therefore the same symptoms of a faulty head gasket will still exist. If you have a faulty...
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Check engine light
If the check engine light has come on, the stored codes may be related to the hesitation issue. If the light was flashing when it came on, that would signify misfiring, a particularly serious issue. You can request a check...
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Overheated and engine knock
If your car has almost a quarter million miles on it it is quite plausible that it needs an engine replacement, Especially if it has been overheated. While it's possible to damage an engine by driving it with too much...
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2003 Saturn Vue. Cannot get car to turn over. Will crank but not run. Have replaced 2 computers, battery, alternator, multiple sen
Be sure the issue is not old or contaminated gasoline and that there is adequate fuel in the tank. Past three months, gas starts to become suspect. Measure the actual fuel pressure on the fuel rail. If fuel pressure is...
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I have 2003 ford ranger 4wd, 150K miles. A month ago, i had the battery, fuel filter and fuel pump replaced. Yesterday it would no
Starters sometimes develop "bad spots" on the armature (of the starter motor). That causes intermittent, unreliable operation just like what you are experiencing. The problem is easily diagnosed and the solution can be implemented at the same time (install a...
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I have a Lexus ES300 2003, It makes a very loud noise when I drive it.
The exhaust may have a bad flex pipe and leaking exhaust and should have the system inspected.
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I need a part identified
The part in the picture looks like it is the PIP sensor also called cam sensor. The sensor is located in the top of the engine in front of intake manifold and is used to provide a cam signal to...
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Can putting a EverStart Marine Battery, Group 24MS - 1000 CA in my van damage it? If so, how?
The battery you installed is a 12 volt battery and although the cranking amps rating of the battery you have applies to a higher temperature (marine environments are typically relatively warm environments) at 1,000 MCA (marine cranking amps), that is...
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ball joints
Vibration felt through the steering wheel at high speeds is often due to tire imbalance/tire defects although worn suspension components can be a contributing factor. If ball joints have failed early, there are only a handful of possible explanations for...
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Should I keep using high mileage oil?
The term "High Mileage" is a marketing term only and thus has no meaning in Tribology, the relevant science one relies on to measure and evaluate the technical appropriateness of engine oils. I am not aware of any published, public...
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Severe grinding noise when accelerating on right side of front of vehicle. Video of wheel: https://youtu.be/nEgo_9Brw0c
Hi Chris. Thanks for contacting us and posting the video - it's a huge help. Here is the bad news you don't want to hear - it's likely a wheel bearing. They should be replaced in pairs, so you'll want...
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No start
A large voltage drop is going to be a bad cable or connections either at battery or starter and engine grounds. Try doing a voltage drop for the positive and negative cables and also try using a jump to the...
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Bad Starter?
Testing for voltage alone, or even continuity, on a circuit is not sufficient. You should test for any voltage drop in the starter circuit to be sure that there is not high resistance "somewhere" in the circuit that is causing...
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Changed the oil sensor an the car sounds an drives fine but when i rev an take my foot off the gas oil psi drops almost to 0
Although there is some variance across engine types, minimum oil pressure at idle is typically fairly low to begin with, typically in the range of 4 to 10 PSI. If idle speed drops below normal, so will oil pressure. Gauge...
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My f150 bogs down to about 400 rpms when I put in reverse or drive and instantly goes back to normal idle
I would recommend having the transmission fluid flushed and replace fluid. The solenoids may need to be replaced if they are sticking.

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