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Limp mode - Honda N WGN
It is possible that the issue could be related to your throttle relay. The throttle relay would be located in your power distribution box under the hood. I would recommend swapping it with a similar relay to determine if the...
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My shifter is locked in park as a safety feature because my turn signals won't work.
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I can't start my car after running out of gas I took it to dealership and they said it wouldn't hook up to the diagnostic machine
Hello there, you have several issues going on with your 2007 Nissan Xterra. When a vehicle runs out of gas like this, it can cause the debris built up over time in the gas tank to clog the fuel pump...
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Error P003B
Without more information, it will be difficult to estimate the price of the service on the car, but it looks like this diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P003B, is related to the vehicle's turbo charger, which may need service or replacement....
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Door locks go on and off fast, whole dashboard goes off, transmission seems out of gear, RPMs go up, wont start at times, switch on
Hey there. It sounds like you may have a major electrical issue with your vehicle. This could be a short of some kind or a computer going bad. I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a qualified professional who is...
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P0016
Hi...Diagnostic Trouble Code P0016 has many causes other than a failed camshaft position sensor. Other possible causes for Code P0016(https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0016-obd-ii-trouble-code-camshaft-position-a-camshaft-position-correlation-bank-1-by-jay-safford) to set include: the camshaft timing is wrong because the timing chain jumped teeth; the camshaft phaser is out of...
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I have some individual issues in a car, battery replacement, and power steering fluid flush. How much do you charge per day/per hour.
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If my 2004 Nissan Pathfinder is showing a p1273 code, can you fix it?
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P1273 sets if lean operation is detected. There are quite a few causes but if you have already replaced the oxygen sensor, the ECM has to be cleared of stored "self-learned" mixture ratios, and the DTC...
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Check engine light on
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Diagnostic scanner is reading an ignition coil issue
Hi there. Yes, it could definitely be an ignition coil, but do you want to take his word for it? Did you see the diagnostic machine with the code displayed? Even if there is a code, that does not necessarily...
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car code
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0170 means that your engine computer (PCM) has had to adjust the fuel trim (fuel supply), high or low, but to the extent that the adjustment is out of the "normal" range. This adjustment that the PCM...
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Gurgling noise while brake and pumping feeling in reverse
The intermittent illumination of the Check Engine Light (CEL) should be resolved by getting a CEL Diagnostic and then repairing the fault that is identified. Such a diagnostic might provides clues as to the other faults you are writing in...
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Is it possible nissan mis-diagnosed my car?
Was the car not starting before you brought it to them and starting after you got it back? If the symptoms did change after they worked on the vehicle, they may be going in the right direction and just haven't...
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my 2013 scion FRS is haaving a rough idle and it almost feels like its just going to shut off what can it be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you are receiving a code for the camshaft position sensor, it is likely causing your loss of power. The vehicle must know where the camshaft is to calculate other engine functions accordingly. A...
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truck was fine, put a diagnostic machine on it took it off now it won't start? what would cause it to to that?
Check to see if the scanner was hooked up with the key on or the engine running. The pins could cause a short in the system and burn out the ECM. Check all of the fuses and see if any...
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P06DD code came on what does that mean
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engine check light problem for a 1995 Nissan Maxima
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering the age and the mileage on the vehicle, it is not impossible for a few of these components to be going out at once. If the check engine light remains on, you will...
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over the last 2 months I started hearing this knocking noise that has gotten louder and my steering wheel kinda shakes.
A real shop would perform a 75 point inspection while the car is in their care. If they see that you need tires and struts on the second approach, then they are not a real shop. The noise that you...
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I have 2013 ford mustang and right now the check fuel check inlet just showed up what do I do now
The “check fuel fill inlet” warning light means that there is a problem with the fuel tank cap seal. The fuel cap could be missing, loose, damaged, screwed on too tightly and thus distorted, there is debris in the fuel...
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My 2008 Mini Cooper S has a check engine light on and the code is P0977.
The code P0977 will set if the transmission control module (TCM) records an abnormal voltage reading from a shift solenoid in the transmission. A vehicle with the P0977 trouble code will generally be driveable but due to the potential for...

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