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How can I check my ac compressor wiring connections
The first thing to do is go where the damage is. If a wiring harness has been struck by the serpentine belt, then you will have to open the harness and look for physical damage. That may mean that one...
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01 Elantra won't start each time I have to play around with the tubes on the fuel pump also unplug and plug it back then it starts
The problem sounds like you have a connector to the pump is losing connection to the pump. Check the connector for signs of getting hot and replace connector to the pump.
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The inside of my car was smoking and now my car will only move in reverse but the shifter will go into all the gears 2004 kia opti
If you seen smoke from the dash then you should not turn on the car until the shorted wiring or module is identified and diagnosed before a fire in the wiring system can happen if there is a direct short....
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Car was struck by lightning and won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, there is not a cut and dry answer for your problem. Lightning strikes are not created equal, nor is the damage they cause. You most likely have electrical issues, rather than something mechanically...
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I need to know what the wire is called that goes from the alternator to the starter 95 deville
There is not a specified name for this wire but is called the alternator charging main cable. You will not be able to order this cable and will need to have one made from bulk cable of the same size....
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I need help identifying a wire that came loose while working on starter
You need to check to see if there is a crankshaft sensor on side of block that is disconnected. If it is not connector then you will need to provide the color of the wires in connector to identify it...
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Car was in a flood. I checked the air filter and it was wet. I also checked the oil to the engine and it was brown.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, attempting to start the vehicle soon after it "dries out" can cause more problems. This happens for various reasons depending on what has been flooded. Typically the first step is to disconnect the...
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I have a 08 Chevy Equinox and 2 weeks ago I was driving and the traction control indicator light came on and suddenly all my clust
This problem is due to electrical connections on one or more computers in the vehicle. Try to disconnect and reconnect all the ECU,s one at a time and inspect the connectors for loose or corroded connections. The connections are known...
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sensor cause the camshaft position sensor go bad?
You need to replace the connector and repair the wiring first and then retest to see if you still have cam shaft sensor codes. You may have damaged the sensor or computer internal circuit if code does not clear after...
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How much would it cost to repair a wiring harness of a 1992 Honda Accord LX after it's been sitting for 6 years
Hello. The cost of the repair depends on what is wrong with it. The wiring can have issues from the rear lights up to the front. A full electrical diagnostic would need to be done by a certified mechanic that...
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Put new battery in my car
Hi Tiffany. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com today. Corrosion is caused by oxidation, and battery acid leaking - which occurs overtime. It can create a faulty ground or power connection and cause several of the symptoms you are describing....
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Hi jeff,I removed a plug (electronic connection ) from the passenger side of my 2011 genesis sedan,. I can't figure how to plug i
The connection will have a rubber seal that may be stiff or dry. Apply a small amount of lube to the seal and then align and reconnect connector.
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I have an 01 Lexus ls430 the trunk indicator is on as if the trunk is open but it's completely closed. Any ideas?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Something is wrong with the sensor on the latch for the trunk. Scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes to see if anything comes up. You can check the wiring directly to the sensor and...
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I have a 2003 Mercedes E3 20 I have change the front signal blinker bulb and it's housing but still it's not flashing is this a co
Hello, thank you for writing in. If just one turn signal is out, you want to look at the electrical wiring going to the bulb's outlet. Make sure when the turn signal is turned on, that you are receiving the...
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Sparks from battery after engine harness swap
You will need to check all the electrical connections for proper connection. The alternator and starter cables and wires should be checked first to see if they are on correct and that they are not touching ground anywhere. You can...
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Installed cold-air intake on 2006 dodge ram 2500 diesel and now having issues when driving trying to shift up to 3rd gear.
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USB connection problem for Acura TL 2009
Hello, thank you for writing in. First, make sure the USB cord you are using is in good condition. Even if it is not psychically damaged on the outside, the connection inside the conduit could be disconnected or damaged. The...
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The light bulbs on the tail lights work and I changed the fuse but the lights won't dim at night
Hello, thank you for writing in. You have covered the basics. You know the brake lights work, but they are not getting the power they should have under all circumstances. The most direct way, at this point, to find the...
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Literally drove my truck next day went out nothing is working went tommy other truck it's doing the same thing took one to a shop
Hello, the fuses wont necessarily be the same fuse or fuse number. If you know they replaced a fuse for the radio and dome lights, you can check those fuses on the Tahoe, but there is no reason to think...

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