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When the car will only run with the choke applied, this suggests there is a larger fuel delivery problem. Start by checking the fuel lines, filter, etc., to be sure they are all free of dirt or any kind...
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Rear right tire is seizing up
Hello. If the tire is seizing up it is typically from the brakes. The drum brakes on this car will cause this if they are worn out, or if one of the return springs are broken. It can also occur...
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Windsheld wiper arms not moving but wiper motor is still working
It sounds like you have internal damage to the wiper motor assembly. Sometimes the linkages break and prevent the motor from transferring motion to the wiper arms. To have this diagnose and repaired, a certified technician from YourMechanic, can come...
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Car won't start, latching noise
If when turning the key you hear a loud click or latching noise, that may be the starter gear kicking out to contact the engine flywheel in an attempt to start. Test the battery while trying to start the vehicle....
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Power loss, check engine light comes on and off
It seems you have a few things going on. As far as the steering issue goes, this may be fixed by having the vehicles suspension alignment adjusted. Next, have an experienced technician, like one from YourMechanic, scan the vehicle and...
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Rough idling, check engine light on
First have an experienced technician, like one from YourMechanic, look the vehicle over and read the fault codes from the vehicle. The trouble code may unveil a problem causing the rough idle. Otherwise make sure the maintenance has been kept...
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Low coolant light on, coolant level fine
The level sensor may be at fault giving off a false reading and having the car turn on the warning light. This is an electrical problem in the case that an electrical component has failed. I suggest hiring an automotive...
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Failed a smog test
When the catalytic converter and the O2 sensor are not working properly, the car will fail a smog test every time. I would recommend changing the catalytic converter and the O2 sensor in order to get your car to pass...
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Car ran out of fuel, put $10 in but still can not start it??
When running the fuel pump and fuel delivery system dry, several things can happen. One of which, is the fuel pump may pick up debris that collects in the bottom on your fuel tank over the years. This can clog...
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live texelerater then enjen is off immediately
This is likely a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. As you may know, this is a sensor that monitors your foot's position on the gas pedal relaying this information to the car's computer. Depending on where your foot...
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Car runs high in drive but not in a low gear.
Hi there. I'm not quite clear as to what you're referring to in regards to running HIGH. If you mean that the vehicle will accelerate slow in low gear, but runs fine once you shift into higher gears, the issue...
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Transmission switches gears but doesn't engage in any gear. 1996 Geo Metro
Hi there - first thing to check is the fluid level in the transmission. If the fluid is low (if the axles are out, is the fluid very low also?!), the transmission will not engage gears correctly. Check for problem...
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Have front wheel drive no rear wheel drive
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Start up the engine and put it into gear. Watch to see which tires move. Put the transmission in neutral and put the transfer case in 4WD high....
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Hey I have just recently changed over a timing belt on my g-f's mazda bubble car engine is a b3 (1.3l) then it snapped on us.
Hi there. If the timing belt broke a short time later after replacing the timing belt, then check the water pump and the timing belt idler pulley. The water pump may be failing causing the gear on the water pump...
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Car bubbles at 80 kph and then goes and after it bubbles after 150 kph
I'm guessing by bubbles, you mean shakes. Since you said you already replaced the wheels/tires and balanced them, we will rule that out. You're correct that a bad wheel bearing could be the cause. Worn struts or steering/suspension components could...
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I have Toyota Vitz 2001 model 2ZN engine. When I start engine in the morning I see white smoke from the exhaust. What do I have to do?
Hi there. White smoke that comes out of the exhaust system is caused by engine coolant burning in the combustion chamber. This is caused by the head gasket, a cracked head, or a cracked block making coolant go from the...
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My car stalls when hitting a bump, once stalled it takes a while for the engine to restart.
I'm going to take a leap and guess that you have a problem in the connection at the coolant temp sensor. In the older cars like yours, an interruption in the circuit at the coolant temp sensor could cause a...
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where is the crank sensor located on a 1997 geo metro 4 cyl 1.3
The crankshaft sensor is located on bottom right fron of motor near crankshaft pulley.
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Lack of power
What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged or damaged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...

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