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How can I get my crankshaft back into timing with my camshaft and exhaust pulley
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not quite clear as to what you're asking with this inquiry. If you are completing major engine service like replacing the crankshaft pulley or timing chain, it's probably a good idea for you to purchase a...
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My rear passenger tire blew out earlier today and tore off some wiring under the car. Replaced wiring but no fuel goes to engine?
To determine if the fuel pump is disconnected, turn the key to the "on" (not start) position and listen for the in tank fuel pump momentarily running (the pump should make a brief "whirring" noise and then stop). If you...
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Jerking reaction
Hi There, The jerking reaction you describe may be related to a few things such as a faulty or dirty mass air flow sensor, a bad fuel pump or possibly a vacuum leak. The mass air flow sensor monitors air...
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My engine on my 2003 Chrysler Town & Country engine won't turn over.
If the engine has to be cranked 2 to 5 times and the key cycled on and off, then the fuel pressure is either too low or the fuel flow is too low. Try turning on the key wait 10...
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My car won't crank or turn over to try to start. Maybe the Infiniti immobilizer security system.
To see if the Immobilizer System is not working properly or is active, check the security light on your vehicle. If the light is flashing fast, then the system is active. You can reset the system by removing the battery...
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CV axle shaft issue on my Cadillac.
Hi there. When driving at highway speeds and encountering a shaking feeling in the car after having CV Shafts replaced, there could be an alignment issue with the wheels. What this means is that the lug nuts may not have...
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Wondering condition on a road test.
Hi there. If you are road testing a vehicle to buy, you will want to make sure that the vehicle is safe for road operation. During a road test, if the vehicle is wondering around, there could be multiple things...
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Is my car worth keeping based on the mileage? 2003 Lexus RX300
Hi there - despite being a "1st year model", this vehicle has an excellent reliability reputation. If you have kept yours up, and it sounds like you have, no reason to cast it aside. Make sure the timing belt gets...
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No power unless key is turned to on position
Hello, and thank you for writing in. This can happen when the battery is low, or has died recently. Although the fuses are good, make sure they are clean and have a solid connection. If these steps do not help,...
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Is the water pump internal,or external on a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
Hi there - the water pump on this model is on the external face of the engine block, as are most water pumps. However, it is "behind" the timing belt components, which must be removed to change the water pump....
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Why is my car leaking antifreeze?
Based on your description it sounds like your engine is overheating and the overheating is accompanied by a coolant leak. Coolant leaks can be both a cause and a consequence of overheating. Consequently, once the leak is repaired, your vehicle...
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coughs when accelerating or going up hills while in gear.
Hi there. Typically when an engine "coughs" it is due to a cylinder misfire. This could be caused by one of several ignition system components or fuel system components that are not working efficiently due to simply being dirty or...
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Starting issue
Hi there. If you are receiving power to all accessories, but when you turn the key, nothing happens, it is likely your problem is caused by three items. First, it's possible the ignition switch is faulty, second, the ignition relay...
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Rough idle new spark plugs coil packs bank 1 and 2 number 2 02 sensors fuel filter air filter maf sensor
Hello. I suggest that you test the idle air control valve operation and check the throttle body for excessive buildup. Both of which can cause erratic idling. At your particular mileage it will be a great idea to have your...
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Why am I getting a P0430 code in my 2002 Honda Accord
Hi there. Typically when you get this code it is due to a failing converter. You car has two of them, one for each side of the engine, and when they go bad anf no longer function right them this...
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Check Engine light on error code P0442
Hello, Code P0442 relates to your evaporative emissions control system. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build...
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Wire under fusebox burned fuse melted 2003 Ford Focus
Hello - most often, wiring damage is caused by shorts caused when wiring insulation is damaged and cut or worn away. The big charging cable from the alternator to the battery (or the starter cable) has a huge capacity for...
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Water leak
If the leak is water, it could be the windshield washer reservoir leaking. However, if the leak is coolant, that could be due to a leak in the radiator if the radiator was hit. Generally, engine coolant leaks occur due...
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Hyundai Accent 2003 grinds when steering left or going straight.
Among the likely causes of this sort of noise are the outer CV axle joint and/or the wheel bearing. You describe the noise as clear and obvious and thus the mechanic should be able to pinpoint it very readily on...
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My car shuts off when I turn on the light or even the turn signals please help need this car to get to work
Hi there. This type of electrical glitch can be very difficult to pinpoint or diagnose without a physical inspection. However, in general, the most common causes of this issue is an exposed electrical wire within the ignition system. It is...

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