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Keeps dying and won't go past 20
A few different things can cause the engine to knock like this. The most likely would be low fuel pressure, the wrong octane gasoline, or an extreme misfire. I would not drive a vehicle that is knocking this badly as...
Anti theft problem
Rarely will pulling a fuse disable an anti-theft system. If it were that easy, thieves would figure that out quickly and more cars would be stolen. Fortunately, most factory alarms are usually fairly simple to diagnose but very difficult to...
cannot get service engine light to go off, to get it smogged.
The intake air sensor is not mounted in the mass air sensor. The IAT intake air temperature sensor is mounted in the air cleaner housing top cover on most of these engines. Locate the sensor and see if it is...
Clutch not working
I believe you are exactly right. If your vehicle has a hydraulic clutch, the slave cylinder has likely gone bad. It is the hydraulic pressure that springs the pedal back to its normal height. When the clutch goes to the...
My RPM needle keeps moving up and down
Hello. This may be related to a faulty idle air control valve. As you may know this is a unit that monitors the air intake into your car's engine as it is mixed with fuel. When this is not functioning...
Wheel off
Hello. When your wheel comes off as you're driving, it means that your lug nuts were loose. The lug nuts hold the wheel tightly to the hub of the car. If these nuts become loose, the wheel will detach from...
Engine hesitates for 2-3 seconds before moving when accelerating from a stopped position.
The first thing that came to my mind was the Mass Airflow sensor, or MAF. This sensor is located in between the air filter box and the intake manifold. It is the primary sensor input for the amount of fuel...
Car will not start, 2000 Infiniti I30
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Infiniti I30. There are a couple of things to check in this situation. If a signal is being sent to the starter and the starter does not engage, the starter assembly...
Lose power in eceleration or RPM gage don't go into gear smoothly
Hello. A loss of power can be caused by many things. If you have a Check Engine Light and code for an oxygen sensor then I would start there. A faulty oxygen sensor on either bank can cause all sorts...
What would cause the battery to drain. car does not start when it's warm.
Hello. There are many things that can cause a battery to drain even when the car is off. If any live wire on the vehicle, there are many, short to ground then they can complete a circuit that will place...
My brakes.
The noise may be from the material in the pads and the rotors getting a small amount of rust overnight and is wearing off after a few stops in the morning. This is common and not much can be done...
If the CV axle keeps coming out, what does that mean?
Hi, thanks for your question. If the axle has the retainer clip on the end of the inner joint but will not stay in the differential, then the differential may have been damaged from the accident. If you would like...
The car has difficulty starting after sitting for a month, it has rough idling and sputters
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I typically start by checking to see if there are any codes in the computer. If there are not, then I typically will clean out the throttle body, as a...
Starting problems with white smoke from the tailpipe
Hi there. Typically when this engine does this, it is either because the timing chain and tensioner is failing, or it may have a more serious internal issue. The timing chain is by far the most common cause of this....
High idling, jumping while idling, idle air control valve code
Hi there. This can be caused by the issues that you mentioned or a number of other things. You need to make sure all of the connectors are making good contact. I would then need to know what codes are...
The car wouldn't crank, check engine light came on, bad crank position sensor
Hello. If this happened right after moving, then the computer may still need to adjust to the new elevation. The computer has an adaptive memory that must adjust to the elevation. If that is not the cause and if you...
The car turns off suddenly, no check engine light
Hi there. If the vehicle is just randomly turning off like this, it is almost always caused by a bad crank position sensor on this engine. This is very common and it will not turn on the Check Engine Light...
My car jerks when I'm going 50-60mph and sometimes dies right after I start it up, when I'm in park or reverse.
Hi there: On late 1990's Nissan's and Infinity models, there are sometimes issues with electrical relays that transmit electrical signals from the power source to individual components. I'm not sure if this is exactly what is going on with your...
Why my right wheel is squealing?
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The control arm that you put on your Infiniti is probably not the same as the OEM parts. This will change the alignment angles for camber, caster, and toe. Check the old control arm...

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