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Can 02 xtype transmission fit 03 Jaguar xtype
In general, the transmissions on these two year X-Type's are identical and should fit if you're looking for a replacement. However, where you will most likely have problems is linking the new transmission with the ECU of the Jaguar. This...
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When my van sits overnight it won't start until I jump it.
Check the battery for any parasitic load applying to it. To do this, make sure that the battery is fully charged and remove the negative battery cable from the battery. Then put a digital meter cables on the negative battery...
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P1743 engine wants to stall when put in gear 2003 Ford Windstar
Hello - your car is stalling because the torque converter clutch is locked up and not releasing. It is acting just as a manual clutch would act if you kept your foot on the brake, and let the clutch out...
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Only found 3 spark plugs on top of engine
You may have to just measure the distance from one spark plug hole to the next and find the lost hole. There are all about 3 inches away from each other and accesed from the top of the engine. ...
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ECU
Hi There, When you refer to the "control box" assuming you mean the ECM or the vehicle's main computer, the price for this will vary depending on whether you buy a new one from a dealer or a used one....
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Truck suddenly wont start. Starter is good. Been diagnosed with intermittent issue. Need advice. No crank, no start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. These issues can be very frustrating. The first thing to consider is that most automotive parts stores that test starters do not "load test" the starters. This means they test the ability of the...
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What is the problem when steering is jerking and not tight on 2003 Ford truck
What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to turn the...
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The power steering pump seal keeps breaking when pump is replaced.
There may be a restriction in the power steering high pressure line causing an excessively high amount of pressure in the line and the pump. If the belt tensioner for the power steering belt is a manual tensioner that can...
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I'm looking at a car for my son. It's an awesome little car in excellent condition. Is this a bad idea for use as a daily driver? 2003 VW Jetta 1.8 T
Hello - awesome little car indeed! Despite the usual caveat of high-performance cars for (relatively) new drivers, a small sedan like this is a great choice. The usual cautions about taking care of turbocharged engines apply here - always use...
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I'm looking at a VW JETTA 2003 1.8T for my son. It's an awesome little car in excellent condition. Is this a bad idea for use as a daily driver? 2003 VW Jetta
Hello - awesome little car indeed! Despite the usual caveat of high-performance cars for (relatively) new drivers, a small sedan like this is a great choice. The usual cautions about taking care of turbocharged engines apply here - always use...
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I have a 2003bmw 525i , I mistakenly put tranny fluid in the power steering canister now it is hard 2steer what 2 do now
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is not terribly uncommon to run transmission fluid in the power steering system (they are both hydraulic fluids), newer vehicles tend to be designed to be used with specific fluids, and do...
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Lost my transponder key. if i replace my ignition.cylinder do i need to program the new transponder key? 2003 Mitsubishi Galant
Hello - yes, if you do not have at least 2 keys that are already "recognized" by the transceiver, you must have the new keys programmed at a Mitsubishi service center or locksmith equipped with the proper equipment. If you...
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Will the working motor from my 2004 Saturn Ion 2 L fit the transmission in my 2003 Saturn Ion 2 L
Hi there. We get this type of question quite a bit. In most cases, the engines themselves will fit just fine and will be compatible with the transmission. However, the issues that always occur is linking with the ECU, fuel...
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I have replace serpentine belt , water pump , spark plugs n wires n it still makes a whining screeching noise when push on gas n k
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a tensioner pulley that may have a bad bearing in it that is causing it to screech or squeal which is correlated to the engine RPM's. The tensioner pulley has a bearing...
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Heater and wipers not working
Hi there. Well, to be honest, the police had nothing to do with messing up the Durango's heater and wipers. That was the fault of the mechanic who services the vehicle - lol. In all seriousness, if the heater and...
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A whoooo noise on the rear driver side underneath 03 for explorer.
Humming noises underneath a vehicle could be a metal to metal contact of two objects rubbing fast. This could be a heat shield, an exhaust pipe rubbing on the frame, or a tire that is rubbing the fender. Go under...
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I have a 2003 Chevy avalanche it runs great till I turn on the headlights then it goes into limp mode
Hi There, This suggests you may have a short, a faulty connection somewhere in the main harness from the lights or potentially an issue with the charging system or battery. If the battery is weak enough, this may draw enough...
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I put my car into drive but it reverses 2003 Ford Mustang
Hi there - thinking about the sequence of events you describe, it seems clear that the gear shifter linkage - probably the shifter cable attachments - was disassembling itself, leaving the transmission in Reverse. In the end, the starter interlock...
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Honda 2003 stuck in park. Brake lights also are not working.
The most likely component causing this issue is the brake light switch. The brake light switch serves many functions. It tells the brake lights when to illuminate. It tells the shifter that you have your foot on the brake pedal...
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My car overheats
Hello, thank you for writing in. The cooling system does not always rely on the overflow reservoir that you can see into. Most of the coolant is stored in the radiator when it is off. This is also known as...

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