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What Does the Dirty Air Filter Warning Light Mean?
The dirty air filter warning light turns on when their is reduced airflow to the engine, which affects your car's gas mileage and performance.

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Intermittent enginge vibration
You are right on track. Chances are, now that the engine is lacking proper air, fuel, or spark. Issues like this can also be sensor related. The best way to start the testing is to get the vehicle scanned for...
My car only starts if I cover the air intake tube where the air filter goes
This may suggest you have a vacuum leak. When plugging the air intake tube, you are choking the motor off from supplying it with air. If taking your hand off and allowing it to breathe on its own causes it...
Driver having trouble finding cabin filter & air filter
After a quick search it seems there are a few options available online. The vehicle service manual much like the ones the technicians at the dealership are available for purchase online. For the best results, inquire for an official copy...
Why is my a/c not blowing out enough air to cool my car ?
If you hear the A/C blower running at the different speeds but the air coming out of the vents is really low then you most likely have a clogged cabin air filter or a clogged evaporator (if your car was...
Noise after the car is turned off, car idles rough - 1973 Nissan 240Z
Hello. It sounds like the starter relay might be bad and is causing the starter to stay on, which is the clicking noise that you are hearing. There could also be a problem with the starter solenoid. The problem you...
Truck has began stalling from the air filter. Recently replaced it an hour ago and seems to still stall at 2600rpm
You should have the engine scanned to see if the mass airflow sensor (MAF) was damaged from the water or debris from the air filter. The MAF has a hot and cold internal sensor and can get damaged from excessive...
BMW e90 320d jerking at pull away, and in 2nd gear, reduced power, turbo sound has changed.
Hi there. Since this occurred right after driving in some dusty conditions, I would check the air filter first. If the air filter is dirty then this will occur. If the air filter is fine, then I would also clean...
Engine shudders when not moving, check engine light on - 2003 Toyota Echo 1.5 L 4-cylinder
ANY time a Check Engine Light comes on, the first thing you need to do is get the computer scanned. Autozone or advance will actually do this for free so you don't have to purchase anything. Shuddering could be a...
Poor acceleration, feels tight when I push on the accelerator.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. A dirty or clogged air filter can absolutely cause the car to hesitate or demonstrate a lack of power at acceleration. As you may know, this is the equivalent...
Bad smell coming out of the air vents when running air
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is often a common issue with a bad cabin filter. This is a paper element that works similarly to an air filter for your engine, but filters the...
Can a cracked evaporative canister affect my air filters?
The cabin air filter should be replaced every time you have an oil change. This keeps the air in the cab clean at all times and keeps the AC and heater working in good condition. The filters are not a...
Transmission issue, car limps and very slow in drive
Hello. If this light is coming on, then the computer is detecting a transmission issue. I always start by checking the fluid. If it is low then this will occur. If the fluid level is fine then the condition needs...
I have a terrible smell coming out when I turn on my fan. What could this be?
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is often times related to your cabin filter. This is a paper filter that filters the air as it comes into the cabin from the outside of the car when turning on any of...
I unknowingly drove my car for the last 5,000 miles without an air filter, what potential damage has been done?
I do believe that no serious damage would have occurred. The air filter is made to prevent any leaves or other debris from entering the engine. However, due to the design of many newer intake systems, the debris would likely...
Air filter clog stalling car
It may not have anything to do with the new filter you put in. The most likely cause of the problem of stalling after installing an air filter is that the inlet air tube has a crack in it or...
Dead animal inside vents of vehicle.
I have seen a family of mice make a home inside the heater blower case. You may need to have the entire heater blower case removed, thoroughly cleaned out, and sanitized. This may be the only way to remove most...
Oil leak from toyota 2e engine
The oil leak from your valve cover is generally caused by a failing valve cover gasket that is not properly sealing or a valve cover that is not properly torqued down. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come...
My car has a lot of mileage. Is it road worthy?
Every single part on a motor vehicle will eventually fail or "wear out", and often parts will fail multiple times over the vehicle's life (for example, tires, brakes, rotors, water pumps, oil seals, timing belts, bulbs, hoses, and so forth)....
Should diesel engine shut off when i block air intake before filter.
Hi there. The air intake on today's modern cars are finely tuned pieces of equipment - especially on a diesel engine. If air flow is blocked or reduced in any way, it can cause the engine to have troubles maintaining...
Car is losing power and shaking
Hello. Your intuition is correct. Your vibration is caused by a failing "flex disk", a large rubber and steel "doughnut" which connects the transmission and driveshaft, and acts as a u-joint to allow flexing as the engine and transmission move...

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