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I have a honda civic where I have enlarged the fuel filter exit areas through the bolts but high sound coming from pump
Anytime there are modifications on a vehicle from the standard component or part can cause unknown problems. When you modified the orifices in the fuel filter banjo bolts you may cause excessive volume of fuel to go through the fuel...
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I just bought this car tonight, on the way home it made a loud noise under the hood, and the steering wheel was jerking
Hi there: Without being there to inspect your Kia, it's really difficult to tell you exactly what might be wrong. However, if you heard a loud noise under the hood and then the temperature went into the RED, it's very...
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cooling fan wont spin
Hi there. Radiator cooling fan operation is not designed, to continuously run. It is designed to turn on at a specific temperature, generally around 220 degrees. A quick check to see if the cooling fan is capable, would be to...
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car starts sometimes and just shuts off
Hi there. Assuming, the engine ran fine prior to the repairs being performed, leads me to believe the crankshaft and camshaft were not properly aligned when the timing belt was installed. As this engine is identified as an interference engine,...
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Hi i have a 2001 kia rio with about 130xxx give or take a few as im gping down the road sometimes it misses then goes down rd smoo
Hello - the oil on the plugs and plug wires is probably from a leaking valve cover. Oil on the spark plug boot (end of the plug wire) or the outside of the plug can cause a misfire - the...
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Check engine light on - persistent misfire 2008 Honda fit
Hello - the P0304 indicates, as you state, a persistent misfire on cylinder 4. This could be due to a bad plug or coil on that cylinder, or a clogged or leaky fuel injector, causing the misfire. "Reading" the color...
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check engine light is on
A fault code p0304 is typically caused by a faulty plug or a failed ignition coil. If it has been quite a while since there has been a tune up done, I would start there. Many times a misfire can...
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Car will not crank
This may potentially be related to a faulty starter relay. This is a unit that directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly,...
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Difficulty changing gear. Has become very stiff, mainly second gear and reverse. Only 30k miles 2009 Toyota Yaris
Hello - most likely one or both of your shifter cables needs to be replaced, because of lack of lubrication inside the cable. The colder weather highlights this problem (probably shifts better after you've driven a bit, right?). I would...
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Car will not stay running when I take my foot off the gas pedal.
The fuel injection system does nothing until the engine is turning (starting or running), so pressing the pedal before you start will make no difference. The fuel injectors work at any RPM, so a choke is not necessary. The computer...
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Problm sounds in my car
Hello. Start by trying to identify what kind of noise it is. Does it sound like it is metal on metal? Does the noise happen constantly, intermittently, when you turn, with increasing or decreasing RPMs, while braking, or completely randomly?...
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Car shuts off
Hello. The vehicle may have entered a "limp-mode" if the computer detected an issue. This is designed to allow the engine to travel slowly in order to get to safety without doing any more damage to the vehicle. Typically this...
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My car will crank but will not start.
Hi there. If your engine was running just fine and then after sitting for 15 minutes and then all of a sudden the engine will not start up but it cranks, then there could be an issue with the igniter...
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Died while driving and now it wont Idle on it's own
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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OIL CHANGE
The best thing to do is to call Jiffy Lube and have them take care of problem. If they did something wrong and all the oil leaked out then the engine may have damaged internally. Do not attempt to do...
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My car does not drive - 2007 Honda Fit
Hello - this behavior is the power control module (PCM) telling you there is a problem with the automatic transmission. Check the transmission fluid first of course, and if low, only add Honda Z1 fluid. If the fluid is not...
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Transmission and possibly engine problem - 2011 Toyota Yaris
The vibration and jumping may be caused by a broken engine mount. Very often a failed engine mount will cause excessive movement and bump against the stops. An easy way to see this is to have the parking brake held...
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I have a problem with my instrument cluster back lighting.
There is a function on your vehicle where you can change the intensity of the backlight on the instrument cluster. There may be a problem in the circuit at the rheostat that controls the dimming of the backlighting or the...
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Car won't start - 2000 Hyundai Accent
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2000 Hyundai Accent to not start. The first place to start is to have the battery load tested, to ensure it has the capacity to start the vehicle. You have done well...
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Key will insert and remove but won't turn. Already eliminated steering wheel lock by wiggling and turning key.
Hi there. It sounds like the ignition cylinder may be worn. The cylinder can become worn just as the key. Over time, the metal inside the cylinder of the tumblers can become worn and stick or not provide the correct...

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