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Fuel Problem
The only thing to check would be to see if the engine is getting ignition spark to the spark plugs. If you are getting spark then test the fuel pressure at the engine test port to see if there is...
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Cannot remove rollover valve cable line on the gas tank
Hi there. The rollover valve may have a quick disconnect fuel line or it may have a crimped on fuel line. Either remove the fuel line to the rollover valve or pop out the rollover valve with a large flat...
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Does not always work. Can play with ignition and sometimes will work.
If your ignition switch is malfunctioning, I would recommend having it tested and replaced if necessary. It is important to have this job performed professionally to avoid any potential mistakes. Sometimes ignition switches have many small pieces called tumblers that...
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My van is misfiring. Can I drive 400 miles before changing them? I'm traveling home now
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If the Check Engine Light says that your vehicle has a misfire, then you will need to check the spark plugs and wires. I suggest replacing the spark plugs if they have hot spots,...
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It won't turn over, I even gave it a boost - no luck!
Hi John. There are several possibilities for the no crank situation. Assuming, the battery is fully charged and connections are clean and tight. It could be, a faulty ignition switch, a faulty starter relay, a faulty neutral safety switch. There...
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Transmission slips.
If you are reusing your old fluid you are defeating the purpose of changing the filter. I would only say this is ok if the ATF (automatic transmission fluid) was already spotlessly clean. If not, I recommend having a ATF...
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safe jack points with floor jack
Many vehicles are safe to jack up on the axles, control arms, subframes, and sometimes the pinch weld. Be careful lifting on the pinch weld of some vehicles as it can cave in and cause seriouse body damage. If you...
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Loud turns after driving awhile
If the whining noise is occurring as you turn the steering wheel, it could be the power steering pump failing and/or the drive belt on the pump is loose, worn, or glazed. Such noises are never "normal" and are not...
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Possible car overheating
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a faulty temperature sensor. The temperature sensor relays the temperature of the coolant to the car's computer that uses this information for...
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where to go to have a lost key made inexpensively
Your key has a transponder inside of it that communicates with the car's computer allowing it to start, lock and unlock when you are within a specific range of the vehicle. You will need to purchase at minimum a new...
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Immobilizer ring was damaged. Can I bypass the device?
Hi there. If the vehicle has a security system, you will need to replace it with the manufacture security system (providing the thief had destroyed the OEM part). If the thief had destroyed an aftermarket security system, then you can...
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Can a 2000 dodge caravan fuel injector wiring harness be used on a 1999 Dodge Caravan, engine being a 3.3L 6 cylinder flex fuel.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. To my knowledge, Dodge did not make significant changes from the 99 to 2000 Caravan 3.3 liter engine. However, with that being said, it's hard to know for 100% certainty that the fuel injector...
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I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan sport 3.0 Power steering sticks when sitting still but when going it works
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing issues with power steering system. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with low power steering fluid a faulty power steering pump. At low engine speeds, such...
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How many o2 sensors
Your vehicle will have two oxygen sensors. Both of them are located on the exhaust manifold. One of them will be located before the catalytic converter, and is typically located rather close to the engine. This is the hardest one...
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Car will not start and there is no spark. Could it be ECM?
Hi there. Diagnoses needs to be performed to identify the cause of a no start condition. As you already know, replacing components can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. Checking the fuses in the power distribution center would be...
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Won't start periodically
Hi there. Any number of components could create an intermittent no-start situation. The O2 sensors and the PCM (powertrain control module) are remote possibilities. Assuming the check engine light has not come on, this leads me to believe that the...
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Car possibly destroying batteries
Hey there. This may be related to a bad ground connection possibly causing a short or possibly a bad voltage regulator. This is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. Often times, this will result...
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One of the wheels that holds the serpentine belt has completely snapped off, I believe it is the power steering one. repair cost?
Hi there. A picture is worth a thousand words. Assuming it is the power steering pulley that has broken would lead me to question why this happened. It could be the power steering pump has seized resulting in a broken...
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Misfire in the 4/5 fuel injectors
Hi there. If the engine code is showing that you're experiencing a fuel injector misfire, it's most likely not related to the fuel pump. Most of the time, this is a fuel injector sensor or connection malfunction that triggers this...
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My van is doing some weird things like misfiring down the highway.
Hi there. It sounds like the alternator is seizing up and needs replaced. This would explain the lights dimming and the smell of burnt rubber. Also, if the power steering pump was to seize up, it will cause the engine...

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