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While changing the valve cover gasket, a piece of the gasket broke and fell down into a hole, what do I do
Hello. I would first try to us some long mechanical fingers to see if you can reach and remove the piece. If not, then see if the hole goes all the way into the oil pan. If it does, then...
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My car has been jerking and wont accelerate.
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2004 Suzuki Forenza. You have a few different faults going on with your car. If you have a 1+2 shift malfunction there are a few potential causes. The most common cause is...
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Do you have to do a factory reset on my car ?
Hello. If everything was done correctly then it should start right up. If it is not getting spark or fuel then I would check the crank signal. If the crank sensor is not sending a good signal then the computer...
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Difficulty getting into Park gear
Hello. It sounds like you have an issue with the park lock solenoid. This part is located inside of the shifter assembly. When it fails, it will engage and either keep the vehicle from coming out of park or will...
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Car still won't start even after replacing battery and checking fuses
If I am reading your symptom description correctly, the engine died at speed, the Check Engine light came on, and the engine now turns over but won't actually start despite a new battery. First item to check are the...
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Timing belt broke
I believe that you are right: your drive belt is broken. Unfortunately, this happens to everyone at some point. The best course of action is just to replace the belt. I don't believe anything happened to any internal engine parts...
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many powertrain cylinder misfire error codes!!!!!
Hi there. From the description you have given, there are multiple concern that require diagnoses. Most importantly are why the engine has misfires and cooling fans inoperative. The misfiring cylinders and exhaust smoke could be caused by a head gasket...
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car surges when idle or in park. rpm bounce. car has cut off, but cuts back on.
It sounds like your idle air control valve could be failing. The idle air control valve is responsible for maintaining the proper amount of air into the intake while the vehicle is slowing down to a stop and resuming idle...
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Car starts bucking/jerking when letting off gas on the highway
This is very likely a throttle issue. There is an idle control module (or similar setup depending on your make and model) that is located on the throttle body which helps the gas regulation during these moments. Otherwise, without a...
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Can I reprogram my old computer module or does it have to be done at a dealership?
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If the computer to the vehicle has lost its memory, then you can have it flashed (reprogrammed). If the computer had a power loss and a code for P1684, then you would need...
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I have a 2005 Suzuki Forenza and I have a code that's saying it lost communication with engine, EMC, so was told I needed a new computer
The U0100 code is generic as it has the same frame of reference on all vehicles. Somewhere within the CAN bus network (Controller Area Network) an electrical connector, wiring harness, module has failed, or the computer has crashed. Assuming this...
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Where is the MAP sensor located in this car. 2006 Suzuki forenza
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Look on the intake and you will see a sensor that is on either the front or rear side of the intake manifold. There you will find the MAP sensor. Some of the Suzuki's...
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Car won't pass state inspection due to emissions problem..
Yes, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can test the EGR system on the engine and determine if the problem is the valve, the passageways, or the electronic controls. Once the root cause of the fault is understood, obviously you would...
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Refrigerant Recharge Inquiry
If your A/C system has just been serviced and it was serviced properly, then you should not have to run the A/C system other than when you want to use it. I would only say you should run it for...
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My windshield wipers keep stopping
The wiring in the wiper circuit should be inspected. If the wiring has a short somewhere, or even the relay or wiper switch, are allowing the wiper motor to draw too much voltage, the life span of the wiper motor...
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The dealership accidentally cut my car off, can I get a jump to start it again?
A jumps start certainly will not hurt your vehicle, however this suggests that you may have an issue with a weak or dead battery or possibly a bad alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the...
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Passenger side front turn signal
Typically this problem is caused by an electrical short; either caused by an exposed wire or a relay that is faulty. It would be best to have a professional mobile mechanic complete an electrical problem inspection at your location to...
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No interier lights
Hi there. It is very likely that during your pressure cleaning that an electrical wire may have been damaged or disconnected, or a ground wire was damaged. The only way to resolve this is to trace the electrical wires and...
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cracked radiator
Depending on the exact location of the crack, there are epoxies, fillers, and putties that can be somewhat to very successful in repairing cracks or holes in radiators. Any auto parts store will be able to guide you in selecting...
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The gas mileage is about ten mpg when it should be at least twenty, what's wrong
Hello. Excessive fuel consumption may be caused by things such as a bad fuel pressure regulator, dirty fuel filter, fouled spark plugs, or a bad air filter. If the gauge does not fully go to red before it runs out...

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