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Can a bad water pump cause water in the tail Pipe is pipe and smile Antifreeze
The water in the exhaust may indicate that you may have the beginnings of a blown cylinder head gasket. This may also explain the need to refill with coolant often as well. A blown head gasket may cause a number...
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Have done tune-up,oil change, fuel pressure regulator, and check for leaks still having issues
Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or chain is worn or skipped, blocked exhaust (e.g.,...
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Ignition will not do anything. Is it switch or starter? Lights come on, do not dim when key is turned, no sound (click or grrr)
Hi Melissa. Thanks for contacting us today. If the accessories work, that means the ignition cylinder is recognizing the key and activating them. It's possible however, that the ignition relay is damaged. This is what sends the electrical signal to...
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03 audi a6 2.7. Stoped moving, it will turn on, you can move the auto gearshift but won't register with transmition
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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Why my 2003Trial Blazer Truck Acc ingestion switch don't work
The switch contacts in that position may be faulty although it is also possible that the circuit wiring through that position, and/or a relay, are faulty. To resolve this will require tracing the relevant circuits, and testing the switch, too,...
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Shifter on Honda accord will move without foot on brake or pressing shifter button
Hi Stephen. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The shifter has a series of safety systems, including the brake switch that prevents the shifter from moving on an automatic transmission. It's quite possible that the brake switch or the neutral safety...
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Car turns off while driving
Hi David. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when a car acts this way, it's due to an electrical problem of some sort - either an exposed wire that causes a short in the ignition system or a fuel delivery...
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Timing belt ripped while driving on freeway bought a new timing belt installed it but my car wont start
Hi Alex. When a timing belt breaks, it can cause internal engine damage beyond what's inside the timing belt cover. However, in most cases, when you can't start the car afterwards, it's due to the ignition timing not being properly...
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2003 Mazda Protege Manual, shift lever hart to move
Do you have any transmission fluid leaks or clutch hydraulic control leaks? If the transmission gear oil has leaked out, that can cause hard shifting. If no leaks are apparent, there are only two possible causes of what you describe:...
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I have a '03 Chrysler Town & Country. The wipers & electronics quit in the rain. Why is this happening?
You probably have an intermittent connection, or high resistance in the circuit(s), that is worsened when moisture is present. The way to resolve it is to simply trace the circuit when you have an instance of the "interruption" (tracing when...
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Transmission question
There are a number of things that may cause the motor to lose power, which will generally be indicated by the check engine light coming on. The transmission not engaging you are describing may be a result of a faulty...
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Humming noise on acceleration mainly when going over 40mph and vibration feeling in gas pedal
The symptoms you're describing sounds like that of a faulty wheel bearing or even a choppy Tire. I would recommend checking your tires for abnormal wear. If you believe the wheel bearings may be causing this issue, I would recommend...
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My 2003 Nissan had to be started with a jump and then it overheated after idling for about 20 minutes
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator that may be the cause of having to jump the car. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs...
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Trans is making a loud clunk when I put it in drive
If there are faulty motor mounts those should be repaired. Once that repair is made, if the noise persists, a noise of that "type" is often due to faulty axle joints. In your circumstance, though, inasmuch as work was performed...
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slightly rough idle only in drive position but the rpm needle doesnt move - i had the intake mainfold replaced already
The vibration could be due to faulty motor mounts. To cover both that possibility, and the possibility that the vibration stems from an engine management fault, I would suggest that you request a rough operation/rough idle diagnostic and the responding...
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Car died, and gauge needles moving crazy
Hi Robin. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing is common with an electrical short (in regards to the gauges going 'wacky' like you've described). The hard to start problem and rough idle issues are probably caused by...
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Radio
Hi Kelvin. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The only thing I could imagine is that while attempting to change a damaged fuse, they possibly pulled the wrong one. Without knowing exactly what they touched or removed, it's really hard for...
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Radio
Hi Kelvin. Yeah - that seems to be the correct method for diagnosing the radio issue. Hopefully, he can find the source of this problem without too much expense involved. It certainly is odd as you've mentioned.
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I have a 2003 Mazda 6s v6 standard...it won't go past 40mph and it's letting out strong fuel smell??
I wouldn't recommend buying a single part until the fault is properly and thoroughly diagnosed. In particular, before a fuel pump is replaced, it must be tested. Oxygen sensors output should be directly observed on a scan tool prior to...

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