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Alternator went bad within a 24 hours of installing it
Hi there. It definitely sounds like you may have received a defective alternator; it does happen. Also, have the battery fully charged prior to installing to prevent damage to the new assembly; there is usually a tag attached to new...
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Tac tac noise coming from my car - 2000 Toyota Celica
Hi there. This noise can come from a number of places. Most of the time, if it is a consistent noise, it is from the brakes or an axle. I would usually get the vehicle in the air and spin...
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Soft clutch, topped off clutch fluid reservoir and clutch pedal became firm/springing back on its own.
It is most common for the clutch hydraulic leak to be from a leaking clutch slave cylinder. You should have the clutch hydraulic system inspected by YourMechanic to see why the fluid is getting low. The fluid gets low anytime...
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Transmission "popping" out of gear
This may suggest failing transmission synchros. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly. Synchros work by speeding up or...
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Engine code P0130 - Oxygen sensor
The code is for the oxygen sensor not putting out enough voltage, causing the vehicle to run rich all the time since the computer thinks it is running lean until the computer reaches its rich limit. Check the oxygen sensor...
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No resistance in steering and noise when wheel turned all the way left after slight fender bender
Hi there. It sounds like part of the suspension was bent when the accident occurred. From what you are explaining most of the time the strut or the lower control arm gets bent and causes this. If you want to...
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I think my front driver side spring is broken.
First of all, if the coil spring is broken, the car will be sagging at the left front. I have worked on cars for over twenty years and have never seen a coil spring just snap, unless someone has attempted...
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Excessive blue smoke
Blue smoke coming from the exhaust generally means that the motor is burning the engine oil. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. When this happens, the engine...
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Crank no start
Hello. You should definitely refrain from hot wiring this circuit. It can cause a short that will damage the vehicles computer. As this point a voltage meter would be needed to see if there is power to the distributor. Once...
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My car stutter starts, but only after driving it for a few minutes.
Hey there. This may also be caused by what is called the fuel pressure regulator. This is a unit that helps to maintain the fuel pressure at the proper level. When this is not working properly, the fuel pump may...
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The car I'm interested in buying has an engine knock
Engine knock by definition means the combustion taking place is mistimed or improperly detonated. More technically it means the explosion(s) has taken place partially or completely outside of the "envelope" (or area in the cylinder that is designed to push...
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I was driving and my car started making a clicking sound, which got worse.
Typically a clicking sound is caused by metal-to-metal contact, caused either by a lack of lubrication or metal fatigue; which may have been caused by overheating. If the sound is coming from the engine, and increases as the engine revs...
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Is it possible to put so much mile in 5 months?
Hi there: I doubt the vehicle was driven over 100,000 miles in less than a year. Most likely what happened is that the vehicle's OD was not inspected by the DMV in New Jersey the first time and the owner...
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I got a 0172 & 0420 code
Hi there: The P0172 OBD-II error code indicates that there is too much gasoline being detected in the exhaust gases exiting the combustion chamber. The ECU uses a number of instruments, such as the mass air flow sensor (MAF), oxygen...
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Celica won't go into 2,4 gear. Owner said its a cable that is broke and needs to be replaced.
Hello. Yes, a broken, or loose shifter cable could cause the inability to catch 2nd and 4th gear. I would recommend having a pre-purchase car inspection completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come...
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My car is overheating - 2000 Toyota Celica
This may be caused by a faulty coolant fan relay. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this switch is not working...
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knocking noises
If the engine truly has nearly 400,000 miles, based on the symptoms you are describing, I would suspect an internal mechanical problem, one of some significance that might require rebuilding the engine. But, obviously, the source of the noise, and...
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What headers are good for this car we can't find one that is good need help?
Hello there, exhaust manifold or header issues are common on your 1990 Toyota Celica. The best bet for finding a proper fitting exhaust manifold is to get a OEM or OEM replacement part. This indicates the part will function and...
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Car mixing gas in the oil. Could it be a blown head gasket?
Fuel is introduced into the combustion chamber at the top of the piston and any gasoline found in the oil pan has to travel passed the piston to get there. The piston rings must be worn very badly and this...
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Looking for a ohms / resistance chart for the water thermal sensor switch on a 1985 toyota celica.
Hi there. Get a digital ohm meter and check the resistance on the coolant temperature sensor (water thermal sensor). You are looking for readings that are more than 200 ohms in variance between a cold and a warm engine. If...

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