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Hello I have a 2004 toyota 4runner v8 4wd I just replaced the catelac converters but need to do the o2 sensors, I know there's the
Hello, thank you for writing in. The four oxygen sensors all serve an equally important role. Having two per bank (or side of the engine), the front oxygen sensor on each side gives a base reading to compare the reading...
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Why won't my 2004 Audi A6 Quattro charge brand new battery??
Hello. Most of the time the issue is in the wire coming from the battery to the alternator. This small wire has a tendency to fail and have high resistance. This needs to be checked first. If that is not...
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Flushed coolant month ago now glitter in radiator
Hi there. Quite frequently when red and green coolant is mixed and inside the coolant tubes for a long time, it can cause excessive wear of the coolant tubes. The 'glitter' you see may be excessive debris that may have...
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Not sure what part my car needs. It it shakes when I'm getting off the high way. And it feels like it's dancing in the front.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When dealing with a shake or wobble, its always best to start with the simplest options and work your way up in complexity. Make sure your tires are properly inflated, and have the tires...
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2004 Mazda 2 DY3W ODB II reader error codes P0031,P0841,P0351,P0733,P0715....what needs to be repaired?
I will explain each code in turn. To resolve all codes, the recommended service to request is a check engine light diagnostic. If you request that service, the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. ...
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I have An 04 Subaru Outback and my sidelights on my headlights and my running tailight won't turn off with the ignition off. This
Hi there. This issue could be caused by multiple electrical gremlins, ranging from an exposed wire that is creating a short to damage from the ignition relay. The only way to really know for sure or to recommend a repair...
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Hi, I have a 2004 the Wrangler w/ the manual 5 speed. When taking off in first I have a brief rattle/ grinding sound right before
Hi there. In most cases when you hear a grinding noise when you engage the clutch from a start, it is caused by the master slave cylinder or a pressure plate that is starting to wear out. It could also...
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My car is over heating still. I've replaced the thermostat fixed hoses and noticed that the water I'm putting in the radiator is n
The only way to determine if a radiator is clogged is to flow test it. I mention that so that you don't needlessly condemn the wrong part. But, if you have found that the radiator is truly blocked, the most...
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Car won't start, can smell gas, started 10 min later.
Hi There, This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge valve solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores...
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Check engine light keeps coning on and going off at random, only problem shown is random misfire
Hi there. The check engine light will illuminate when an error code is is triggered and stored in the ECU. In many cases, a misfire issue will trigger and store a code in the ECU until it has been cleared...
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Car wont start. No crank, no response whrn key is turned? What do u suggest is the problem
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from...
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Cutting out
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuel pump module is located inside of the tank. It is an all inclusive module housing the pump, level sensor, and electronics. You will either have an access door for it above the...
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04 jeep liberty 3.7 cranks but does not start
If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Download any OBD-II trouble codes that have been stored and examine those codes for diagnostic clues....
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Hard starting, 3-5 secs, when warm; CCV system, plugs, coils, air temp sensor changed. Runs OK
At 200,000 miles, it really could be just about anything. You've made a few good calls, but I would probably have done the smoke test first. Air leaks in the intake system are probably the most common cause of problems...
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Where is the best place I can get a 2004 BMW 325i timing belt and water pump?
You're wise to be taking care of this now. If the timing belt fails while you are driving, serious engine damage will result. Additionally, since the water pump on the 325 is driven by the timing belt, this is a...
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when repairing the AC on a 2004 ford 150, do I need to replace all 3 - accumulator, compressor, and condensor?
Once the A/C system is opened you must replace the accumulator/dryer/filter because that part contains a desiccant. The desiccant has a finite service life. Condensers are ONLY replaced if they show evidence of significant external impact from road debris (other...
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can you use an alternator from an 2004 mercury sable for 1999 mecury mystique
The two applications do not interchange in the catalog. Looking at the two in detail (using AC Delco's on-line catalog), the plugs are different, the plugs are in a different location on the unit and the output ratings are different....
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Horn honks randomly
Hi There, There should not be any connection between your tires being low and the horn honking intermittently. The cause of the horn honking randomly is likely related to a short in the electrical system. The horn switch in the...
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Ac is not blowing strong, there is no cabin filter for my vehicle so it is not that
If you are referring to lack of air flow, and not inadequate cooling, the problem is due to either a restriction in the vent network or a fault with the blower or blower circuit. Restrictions are usually due to blower...
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Car turns over but won't start unless completely cooled down.
Hi There, Code P0420 relates to the exhaust system, specifically to the catalytic converter, however there are a number of other things that may cause this code to be triggered as well. Other things like a faulty oxygen sensor, a...

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