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Engine shakes after 10psi.
Check for problem codes anyway, even if the Check Engine light is not illuminated. There may be a transient code for a misfire. I would suspect that either the plugs or coils are failing under load, and need to be...
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Where is the downstream O2 sensor located?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. The downstream O2 sensor is always mounted after the catalytic converter or on the back side of it. If you'd like some help wit this, consider YourMechanic, as one of...
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The engine light is on and displaying a P1101 code on my code reader.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The code P1101 means that the mass airflow sensor (MAF) is out of self-test range. Check to see if the clamps to the sensor are tight. A slight leak of air around the...
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Why is my car overheating? 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Hi. It sounds like there may be a problem with the radiator being clogged or just not operating properly. If the radiator is clogged or not operating properly, it will cause the car to overheat and the heat to blow...
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I need to replace the thermometer in my car
Hello. The fan on your car can stay on for a number of reasons. Most of the time the fan is staying on because of a sensor issue or because one of the relays is faulty. It an also be...
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I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze, the compass, on star and phone stopped working. Can you tell me what's wrong?
Hello. Most of the time if all of these stopped working at the same time then you either have a failure in the body control module or in the communication module. Most of the time this is a body control...
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Heat control blows hot then cold air
This may be due to a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this warm coolant...
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I hear a loud clicking noise when I start my car
Many common faults can cause a clicking noise in your 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. The most common would be the drive belt, tensioner, idler pulley, alternator, water pump, or CV axle. To ensure the clicking noise is not something more serious,...
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When I accelerate it has no power. It only goes slowly. I have a code PO700 that has came up.
Hello. Code P0700 is the trouble code for an issue with the vehicle's transmission control system. If the computer detects an issue within the transmission control system it will set off the Check Engine Light in order to alert the...
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I smell oil burn smell in car. This started after my last oil change. What could it be?
Depending on how long ago your last oil change was, this may be the result of an oil leak or potentially oil that has dripped on the motor somewhere that has been heated up. This happens occasionally when changing oil...
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Is it necessary to do an oil change at 1000 miles?
Generally, when the car's engine is brand new it is a good idea to change the oil after the first 1,500 miles or so due to the propensity for metal shavings and parts that are in the process of breaking...
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Wouldn't start, just cranks. It's been happening since front end was damaged. Everything was fixed from the accident, what could it be?
Hi there. Check the airbag sensor in the front end of the vehicle. Since the airbag deployed when you hit a deer, the airbag sensor had to be compressed to make this occur. Make sure that the battery is disconnected...
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New car oil consumption before 1st oil change
Hi there. Either the positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV) or the turbo has excessive oil blow by. Check the PCV valve and see if its working. Check the air filter to the engine and make sure that its dry and...
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Battery and alternator are good, yet there is a slow crank when trying to start the car. Battery saver mode is on.
Hello. Battery saver mode comes into play when the electrical system voltage is too low. This mode shuts off "non-essential" components like the AC compressor in order to "get you to a safe place" before the battery is dead. There...
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Transmission issues
This may mean many different things ranging from just a basic service interval notification to other more severe transmission component failures. Generally, if there is something seriously wrong, you may get a more severe warning indicating to shut the engine...
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Brakes: vacuum pump relay failire
It sounds like your problems are isolated to the Brake Assist System which is a system designed to sense panic stop conditions and use vacuum to assist the brake pedal and give you the shortest possible stopping distance. Like the...
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Wondering if my clutch is starting to go bad. 2013 Dodge Dart
Hi there - it is possible that your clutch is nearing its "end of life", and needs replacement. A clutch that is scorched, or has any kind of oil (engine or transmission) will smell as well as slip after a...
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CEL code P1101, Air intake system
Hi there. It may be time to find another repair facility. The P1101 code is the MAF (mass airflow) sensor is out of self-test range. This means the voltage parameters the PCM (powertrain control module)/computer expects to see for the...
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Clutch Position Sensor? 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Hello - yes, in this case the symptoms match the problem code. If the clutch switch is failing to close the starter circuit, the starter will not be engaged. I would recommend a replacement of the clutch switch by a...
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power loss
Hi there: Sometimes power loss issues like you're describing on your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are caused by dirty or damaged fuel related or emissions sensors, like the mass air flow sensor, O2 sensors or even the EGR system. However, with...

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