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Changed camshaft sensor but car still won't start, could it be the crankshaft sensor?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Most of the time, this code comes up when there is a difference between the crank and cam sensors. The most common failure is the crankshaft position sensor. These fail much more frequently than the...
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I changed out the camshaft position sensor, the car is still stalling and hard to start. It now shows a different P code.
The coolant temperature sensor (CTS) in your vehicle has failed and is making the computer think that the engine is too hot. When you shut off the engine and the engine will not restart, is it because the computer thinks...
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How do I know if my tie rod is bad
When the tie rod end starts to wear, it's commonly due to excessive abuse (like driving on bumpy roads or being hit by blunt objects like curbs and pot holes). Frequently, the part that wears out in the tie rod...
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Auto shutdown relay clicks and won't stop until negative cable is off
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may suggest a short of some kind causing the power to continue to be supplied to the relay. The starter relay is a small unit near the starter that directs power to the starter...
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Car turns over, but will not start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1995 Chrysler Intrepid. The powertrain control module (PCM) controls ignition timing by controlling the ground path to each coil. It uses signals from the crank sensor and cam sensor to determine spark...
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When headlights are turned on, gauge lights go out
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1997 Chrysler Intrepid. From your description, it sounds like the speedometer works but just does not illuminate so you can see it at night. If this is the case, the problem likely...
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Window will only open, but not close
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2003 Chrysler Intrepid. The power window motor is just a reversible DC motor, the direction of which is determined by the window switch. If the switch is OK, my guess is that...
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Every time I hit a bump, the radio flickers, the car jenks and the engine revs
Hi, thanks for writing in. I am certain that there is a loose connection somewhere. In your case I would begin with connecting a scanner and printing out a wiring diagram of what powers the radio. The radio is the...
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Is my rack opinion damaged?
The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to turn the wheels. It also provides a gear reduction, making it easier to turn the wheels...
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Just clicks when the key is turned over
Most likely your alternator has quit working. I would expect to see the red battery light on the dash illuminate if this is the case. This based on the starter just clicking when you attempt to start the car. Another...
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Power Steering Pressure Switch discontinued...
Thanks for writing in. You may not have considered moparrepairconnection.com or rockauto.com, both of which show this part as available. If you need help with this replacement, a YourMechanic certified mechanic can perform the power steering pressure switch replacement at...
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It' shutting off if I get below 1rpm. Has been idling high and having issues shifting down when it's supposed to.
You likely have an engine vacuum leak or a problem with your idle air control system. A vacuum leak could be a cracked, broken, or disconnected rubber or plastic line connecting to your engine. The leak could be a...
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My car stalls arbitrarily and with no warning and is getting progressively harder to start.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The code P1684 means that there was a battery disconnect from a sensor to the computer, or in other words, a sensor has lost communication with the computer. The code P0420 usually means...
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The engine is making a ticking noise I would like to what it might be
Ticking or knocking sounds typically come when the engine has been ran low on oil for a period of time or if the engine has had the wrong oil in it. I would recommend checking your oil level to ensure...
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Car shuts off in park and reverse
Hi there. The stalling issue only in park and reverse seems unusual. This may be caused by an engine vacuum leak, resulting in unmetered air entering the engine. It may be, a dirty/worn throttle body and/or a faulty MAF (mass...
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My oil light keep combing on
The oil pressure light on indicates a drop in oil pressure. A cold engine with cold oil will generally have higher oil pressure because the cold oil is thicker. Once the oil warms up, it can get thinner and cause...
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Removing bolt from red current line connected to the car's battery.
The square headed bolt is designed to keep the bolt from turning when you are trying to tighten or loosen the nut on the other side. To loosen the nut on the other side you will want to turn it...
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Crankshaft pulley is wobbling after timing belt change, how can I correct this?
Hi there. The wobble in the crankshaft pulley/harmonic balancer may have been there prior to removal and wasn't noticed. There is no keyway, so missing the keyway is ruled out as a possibility. The harmonic balancer may have been bent...
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My car is vibrating and shaking; is this related to the brakes and rotors?
What you're describing may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure that forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads...
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I have a loose power steering
Hi...there are several possibilities: You want to first be sure that you have the right belt for your application/engine. Double check the part number and make sure the part number embossed on the belt matches the cataloging information for your...

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