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my car is having Weird cranking, grinding noise at start for few seconds when my car is cold
Is the grinding noise coming from the starter as it is being turned, or from the engine when it is starting up? The starter will grind when it is improperly installed, or it is broken and the gears are not...
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I changed my own brakes but now i have to press the brake pedal harder for it to brake.
Hi there. It sounds like there is something binding. How did you press the caliper pistons back into the calipers? The piston can shift and become stuck and will not operate properly. Were the brake pads hard to get into...
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Car stalls when idling
Your problem may or may not be associated with the engine cleaning. But for a moment, let's assume that it is. You hit the right spot when you changed the distributor cap, but if there are any covers or tubes...
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nocking in head , speed up it get louder, it not rod bearing , not on top of head, oil lite mat be on
Hi there: Most of the time, engine knocking coming from the valve train is caused by one of two things. First, and most common is low oil pressure or low oil levels which can be caused by a damaged oil...
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Car dies under acceleration
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2001 Toyota Corolla to have a loss of power. Replacing the spark plugs is a great place to start as this is one of the causes. Other potential faults are the the...
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Signs dash warning lights
The ABS light on the dash is an indication to let you know the anti-lock brakes (ABS) have a fault in the vehicle and the anti-lock function is disabled due to the fault. You may have a defective wheel speed...
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Why is my ABS warning light on?
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Heating works only on defrost and works only at high speed
A car that old is not going to have self diagnostics in the heat AC system. So you don't need to bother with checking codes. Most cars use engine vacuum to control the heater flaps, and the defrost is the...
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Will the failure of the fuel/air ratio sensor affect the starting of my wife's Toyota?
Hi there: The mass air flow sensor measures the amount of air that comes in and relays that information to the computer. This allows the air/fuel mixture to maintain the correct ratio for optimal performance. Usually the sensor is prone...
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Engine cranks but wont run. Power not reaching fuel pump
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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Rattling noise when car is turned on- louder when idle. Sporadic when driving.
The rattling sound may come from any number of things that may be loose. The sound may intensify at an idle due to the fact that the engine runs much more smoothly when under power and at higher RPM's. I...
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AC is not cold
A ten year old car is very likely to have lost some of its refrigerant charge. Even if the system has no detectable leaks, Tiny amounts of refrigerant can leak past the seals and over time you will lose enough...
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I HAVE A BAD FRONT DRIVER SIDE BRAKE THAT IS SCRAPNIG METAL ON METAL.
The front brake pads and rotor must be replaced on the side that has been worn down to the metal and it would be a good idea to do the same to the other side of the vehicle as well,...
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Blower Fan Run Very Slow At All Speed Selections
The speed of the fan blowing is generally controlled by the resistor which you have already replaced. Occasionally, the blower motor itself can fail also causing this type of problem, however it sounds like you have replaced this also. The...
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How many miles to drive
If you had codes in the system and they have been cleared, the car has to be driven enough that the self-test monitors have run. Your car executes a number of self tests for different parts in the system and...
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Gear shift felt really loose, trouble shifting gears
Hi there: Underneath the shifter there is a shim and bracket that tends to become loose overtime; especially with frequent use. If this bracket is loose it cause the shifting issue you're having. The best advice we can offer is...
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Timing chain tensioner oil leak 2009 Toyota Corolla
Hello - you are being misled. The timing chain tensioner does have a gasket that gets old and brittle over time and leaks. BUT - it is fairly accessible, is external on the engine, and can be replaced inside 2...
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Car making a low noticeable sound at speeds between 55 km/hr to 70km/hr.
Hi there: Diagnosing 'noises' remotely is one of the more difficult things to do for any mechanic. However, there are a few things which could cause this noise, ranging from loose motor mounts, loose serpentine or drive belt, pulley's or...
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Alternator Replace but Battery Indicator Light Remains Dim
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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Creaking occurs over bumps even since I got new strut assembly on all 4.
Hi there: Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. It's rather common for some creaking to occur after replacing struts on a vehicle. In most cases this is caused by new mounts or hardware settling into place; especially if aftermarket parts...

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