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Car shaking and not starting
Hello. There are many variables when it comes to a no start condition. Things like no fuel pressure, or a bad sensor causing a no spark condition are hard to diagnose with the limited amount of information given. Broken timing...
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Front driver's side axel issues
It sounds more like you have an axle joint that is broken. Look at the axle while you turn the wheel to see if the axle is turning with the wheel or not. If it is not, then axle is...
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What does p1494 code mean?
Hi there. This is usually caused by a leak in the evaporative emissions system. This is commonly caused by a failing gas cap. I usually remove the gas cap and inspect its seal for cracks. If it looks bad at...
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is the ecm the problem if battery light is on and the alternator isn't bad
This is likely a sign of a failing voltage regulator. This is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. In your case, it sounds like the voltage output from the alternator may be much too...
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Stalling when gas pedal pressed down quickly or too fast also happening when stopping at lights and sometimes during idle.
Hey there. It sounds like you may have a mass air sensor problem or an intake leak between the throttle body and mass air sensor. This is a perfect example of why you should have a mechanic conduct a pre-purchase...
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Check engine check battery leaking smoke
If it was leaking "antifreeze" or "coolant" on the freeway, that signifies a cooling system leak although it is also possible that your car is overheating (due to a cooling system problem like a stuck thermostat or an engine issue)...
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Trying to start the car the dash lights work but there is no click, silent when turning the key.
The shift cable sometimes will have bad cable ends and it will not go all the way to park to start the vehicle. Try moving the shifter to reverse, neutral, and drive and hold the brake and try to crank...
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Vehicle runs roughly, shudders and rattles, vacuum leak
Thanks for writing in about your 2000 Chrysler Cirrus. When the coils were removed to replace the spark plugs, they should have been inspected for oil getting on them from a leaking valve cover. The leaking valve cover may leak...
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Automatic transmission issues, high RPM at low speeds
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Chrysler Cirrus. The transmission control module would need to be scanned to see if the codes stored may indicate the shifting problem you are having. You may have an internal shift solenoid...
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Car stalls when stopped in traffic
Just because your Check Engine Light is not on does not mean you do not have codes in the computer memory. You could have codes that are called pending codes. These codes mean a problem happened but has not happened...
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Buzzing noise and shaking in the front end of the car
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Chrysler Cirrus. The buzz is most likely coming from the blend door actuator motor on the evaporator case under the dash. The actuator would need to be verified as to which...
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Car stalls, burns oil
Thanks for writing in about your 2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi V6 2.5L. The oil is leaking past the piston rings most likely. You should have all the spark plugs removed and see if they are getting oil fouled. Check the...
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I want to replace my Ac compressor clutch
The job will require the compressor to be removed from the vehicle. This requires the refrigerant to be reclaimed and after the compressor is reinstalled it will have to be evacuated and recharged. If you do not have the tools...
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Engine Flooding?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd by happy to help. The oil you put into your car will not create the problem you are experiencing. It is simply a coincidence that it happened after an oil change. I'm not...
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new timing belt and new plugs it runs rough
If the rough running started AFTER the belt was installed, it is possible that the new belt is mis-positioned and/or the ignition timing adjustment at the distributor is wrong. Generally, rough running is due to a mechanical (e.g., uneven cylinder...
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what is causing really rough idle.
Rough idling engines can typically be caused by ignition system or fuel system failures. This can be things like spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, distributor rotor, the distributor itself, fuel injectors, fuel filter, fuel pump, etc. I would...
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Black/orange loose wire under my hood, think it's supposed to be plugged into ignition switch harness. Where is the ignition?
Hello there. If there is a loose wire on your 1996 Chrysler Cirrus, than there are a few potential things going on. If the wire is loose, there is a good chance it broke somewhere along the line or it...
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my thermostat housing is leaking
Hi there: Most of the time when the thermostat housing is leaking it's caused by dirt or debris that may not have been fully cleaned out when it was replaced. This will cause the gasket to not seal correctly. Other...
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My engine's cylinder 5 is misfiring
Hello there. A cylinder 5 misfire is a common problem with your vehicle. There are a number of common causes for misfires, including the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the cap and rotor, the crankshaft position sensor, vacuum leaks,...

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