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ABS modulator and brakes activate under 3 mph.
Hi there. If all of the components to the brake system has been replaced for the ABS system, then the transmission output shaft speed sensor could have failed. This speed sensor tells the driver what speed the vehicle is moving...
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Battery light turned on, car started running weirdly and it essentially died. Was able to jumpstart briefly, but it died again
This is likely a charging system problem (i.e. alternator or voltage regulator). As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the...
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The right rearview mirror defroster isn't working but the left one is. What should I do?
According to the wiring diagrams I have available to me, you are correct that both of the mirror heater assemblies are powered through a common fuse. I would suggest gaining access to the electrical connector on the passenger side mirror...
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I was in an accident and my break line, and axles are messed up, I think they are bent, and my left rim is bent. How much would th
Hi there: Unfortunately, this task is better suited for an insurance claims adjuster or a professional mechanic who can complete a onsite inspection of the vehicle. If the brake line broke, it's possible that severe damage has occurred to the...
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the back passenger floor gets wet nothing else, what is the cause and what to fix?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The windows have drain tubes and holes that take trapped water from the windows and doors and channels it where it can drain. These drains can become clogged over time with dirt and debris....
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Heater fan work's. After about. A half hour heat gets less. Fan still works. But no heat.
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a faulty heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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I cannot turn my key in my ignition. The key is not stuck, just unable to turn.
Hi there. Sometimes, the steering wheel lock places undo tension on the ignition lock cylinder and moving the steering wheel, side to side, will allow the lock cylinder to turn. The key may be excessively worn and another key may...
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It wont start, dont hear any bangin or clangin
If Diagnostic Trouble Code P0335 sets, that does not necessarily mean that there is anything wrong with the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS) because Code P0335 actually has multiple causes. The only way a CPS can be condemned if it the...
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Just had a fuel pump replaced and spark plugs replaced 4 days ago. And now it is not starting again. What could this problem be.
Hi there: There are several things that could be faulty with your Oldsmobile Alero that are causing the non-starting issue. It's possible that other fuel system or ignition system components may also be faulty; including a crankshaft position sensor, mass...
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Can you just replace the clutch on the AC compressor or do you have to replace the whole thing?
Yes you can just replace the clutch pulley on the a/c compressor. The issue that you may have is the pulley bearing seized up and may have spun on the front of the compressor nose cone and will damage it....
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Whining sound when accelerating half the time.
Hi there: Although it's possible that the whining noise might be caused by the overdrive, it's also possible that this noise is caused by bad or failing wheel bearings. As the wheel bearings begin to age, they will lose lubricity...
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What about app Accelerator pedal position assembly replacement? 2003 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - this error code may be the accelerator pedal position sensor - as indicated. It also may be the throttle position sensor the matching electronic component on the engine itself, which directly influences engine power, and transmission shift quality....
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Car misfires or Chugs at 4-5 gear
Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules...
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Cant find the TDC mark or the flywheel.
If you cannot find TDC on the flywheel, try finding TDC on the lower belt cover with the vibration damper installed. There is a notch on the damper that should line up with a mark on the lower cover. If...
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Car is struggling to turn over
Hello. Thanks for writing in. To start, lets determine what you mean by "struggling to turn over". Does it sound like the starter is working at its prime, and the problem is with the engine? Or does the starter lag...
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How do I get my car in drive, it is stuck in neutral and it sounds like it's speeding up but not going anywhere how do I fix it?
Did the accident cause the vehicle to loose transmission fluid? A low transmission fluid level ma cause the transmission to slip when a drive gear is commanded. The linkage between the shifter and transmission may have been jarred in the...
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,The doors lock and unlocks all the time. I thought it is a relay. Can anyone tell me if that's the case?
Hi there. There could be a short with the door actuator or a loose wire on the door switch causing the doors to lock and unlock as the vehicle goes over bumps during driving conditions. Check the door switch and...
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What can cause a.c in my car not blow out?
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. The blower motor is a unit inside your vent system that blows warm air from the heater core to the vents when the heater is on or...
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Why do I have a p0016 trouble code?
The cause for a p0016 trouble code could be normally be tracked to one of two areas. The code is set when the computer does not see synchronized information being received from the cam and crank sensors. It will be...
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Failing fan clutch symptoms
What you described is happening is normal cooling fan clutch operation. When you first start the engine the cooling fan clutch will be in the full engaged position and may take a minute for the internal fluid to move back...

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