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The car turns over but doesn't actually starts
An engine is stalling inspection will reveal the cause. When the vehicle is cold, the mixture has to be enriched in order for the engine to run initially. That enrichment signal is sent (to the fuel injectors) if the appropriate...
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My car's thermostat gauge is not functioning right.
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I filled up my gas tank this morning and it's almost half empty.
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If the tire pressure sensors are faulty, will that cause my Advance Trac light to come on?
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Any ideas why my transmission is not shifting properly?
This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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Vehicle is difficult to start sometimes; Sounds like it's about to stall when at idle
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Car has delay when I push on gas
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Rough idle and sputtering at times.
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Fuel pump engages. Batery good, alternator good volts, jump start helps when wont start. Temp does not matter. Intermittent?
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