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The truck will go in reverse fine, but at every stop the transmission acts like it's in neutral. I have to rev the engine to get i
A faulty shift solenoid, and/or internal mechanical faults that cause clutch slippage, will usually set a trouble code and the check engine light will come on. Check for stored trouble codes but if there are no stored codes, a scan...
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Is a AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR the same as a MAF?
Hi Jarod. Good to see you again. The ambient air temperature sensor and mass air flow sensor are not the same components. The MAF sensor measures air intake into the engine so it can adjust the fuel trim to be...
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Car jerking when coming to a stop
Hi Samantha. Thanks for sending us a question tonight. Braking hard is very "hard" on vehicle suspension, steering and brake system components, so it's actually kind of common for a car to jerk a bit when you brake hard. However,...
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Car jerks
The problem is inside the transmission with pressures or shift solenoids and will need to have a transmission expert test and diagnose it to isolate the cause.
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Is shaking above 45 MPH signs of failing torque converter?
A shake at higher speeds can be caused by numerous different things. This could be caused by your engine running badly, out of balance wheel, or even loose suspension components. My best recommendation would be to have your entire vehicle...
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Replaced front suspension got aligned new tires , steering shudders at low turning speed still chevy silverado 2004 1500
Hi Houston. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes when multiple components are replaced, and adjustments made, it will highlight other parts that were not replaced that might be loose or wearing out. Based on what you've indicated in your question,...
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VDC off
The engine computer will lose certain stored "adaptive" data when you disconnect the battery but that would not result in any significant "reduced power". This could be an electrical issue and it may also be that there were co-existing "engine...
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Spark plugs/Coil plugs wont spark and car will no longer start because of this.
The mention of the camshaft position code and the car's mileage make me think of a timing belt problem. If you can see the camshaft you might want to check and see if it is turning while the car cranks....
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I have 2004 Mitsubishi lancer oz rally did timing belt wouldn't start then I change cylinder head but still won't start
A timing belt and cylinder head on a twin cam engine like the Lancer is a tricky business and there are a great many things that can go wrong during the course of the job. It could be something as...
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Car turns over but wont spark. Getting camshaft position sensor code. 2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4l
There is no fuel pump cut off switch. If the pump has failed, depending on the failure mode of the pump, you can diagnose the fuel pump yourself. Turn the key to the ignition (run) position. At that instant, you...
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New brake pads worn down twice in a month ruining new rotor
Hi there. Thanks for taking time to contacting us today. There are typically three reasons why brake pads will wear excessively as you've described. First, if the wrong components are used or installed incorrectly, if the brake calipers are not...
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My mini r53 makes a weird sound from the front suspension when driving over rough roads at low speed.
You're probably right. The most common noise to come from the front struts comes from the thrust bearings. The thrust bearings support the weight of the car at the top of the struts and allow the struts to turn easily....
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Would coolant leak out of timing cover?
Coolant should not be leaking out of timing cover. You most likely have a water pump or hose leaking. The cooling system should be pressure tested to isolate and locate the leak.
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Would leaking exhaust manifold cause truck to have vacuum leak?
The exhaust and intake manifolds have no connection. Therefore, leaks in one do not affect the other. The only "indirect" issue that might coincidentally implicate both manifolds is if the cylinder head were so warped, or damaged, that leaks developed...
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I was driving today an my car completely stopped in the middle of traffic my steering wheel locks up an battery dead
Hi Rebecca. Thanks for reaching out to us tonight. When a vehicle stalls and loses electrical power like you've described, it can be very tricky to diagnose, since there are so many possible sources. In many cases, this can be...
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2004 Ford Explorer stuck in 4x4 high
Faults in the tires and wheel bearing are not related to the failure to shift out of high. Wheel bearing service can be scheduled at YourMechanic's wheel bearing repair service page. Some reported fixes for failure to switch between high...
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The trigger wire for ignition coil three has no signal.
The coil in your application has a power wire (red), a ground wire (black), and a PCM pulse command wire (5 volt pulse; Blue w/Red stripe for cylinder No. 3) that operates the coil’s internal switching transistor. Using an oscilloscope,...
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Do I have disk brakes on all wheels on a 2004 Honda Accord sedan and if changing pads and rotors should I change all 4 at the same
Your car should have 4 wheel disc brakes and you would need to have all of them checked for replacement. They do not always get replaced at the same time. The front brakes usually get replaced twice as much as...
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Crank, no start
Hi Chris. Thanks for contacting us today. The crankshaft position sensor is located near the front of your Saturn's motor, near the front crankshaft pulley. It is possible that this is the source of your hard to start issue, however,...

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