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Battery light flashing, car cannot be started
Hello there. In most cases similar to this, the alternator and battery will fix the issues you have described. In more rare cases, there may be other things that cause the same symptoms. They are the battery cables, alternator fuse,...
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Occasional difficulty reversing
Manual transmissions use synchronizers as buffers between the engagement of the gears. When a manual is difficult to get into reverse, it is either due to the reverse lockout failing or the reverse synchro being worn and taking a few...
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AC works partially, depending on low or high setup
The AC system uses a variety of actuators inside the ducting system in the car which control things such as what vents are used and whether the air is hot or cold. It seems most likely that the mode selector...
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My hazardous light won't turn off.
Often times the hazards are connected to the alarm system. Most cars alarm system can be reset in one of two ways. The first way is unlocking and locking either the drivers door, passengers door, or trunk two or three...
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Blue smoke from exhaust now and again
Hi there! Blue smoke coming from the vehicle's exhaust is typically an indication of two mechanical component failures. First, when the smoke comes out while the vehicle is accelerating, it's commonly caused by damaged piston rings. Piston rings can wear...
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it turns over but don't start
The engine needs three things to start. They are fuel, spark and compression. If you are missing any of these then the car will not start. You may have no fuel from a bad fuel pump, you may have no...
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My car start and run fine but when i put in drive it shuts off
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2001 Saab 9-5. I would recommend checking the idle air control valve. If you would like help, an expert from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your car's...
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Runs rough. Wont start
Without more information, its hard to tell what the issue may be.The Check Engine Light coming on is a good thing. This is the sign that the computer has detected an issue, and will set a diagnostic troubleshooting code(s). Start...
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Made some repairs to the shift linkage bushing. Now my engine cranks but won't start.
Hello. If the no start condition began after your work on the shifter linkage then it may be possible that the two are related. If you have already double checked your work and everything appears to be fine, then there...
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Stalling at low speeds and idle.
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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My car revs it's rpms when at park and drives itself to 25 mph without pressure on the gas pedal
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...

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