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My car will not accelerate past 20 mph. No check engine is on and I just replaced ignition coil 06 Kia Rio base
This issue could be occurring for several different reasons. Firstly, it is possible that there could be an issue with the spark plugs and wires. On a four cylinder engine only one or two bad plugs can cause the engine...
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Why does my engine choke at low rpm?
This may be caused by a number of things such as a bad fuel pump relay or potentially a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted...
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My car shut off and will not restart
On a 20 year old car, there are so many possibilities that there isn't much point in my speculating. There are a number fuel and ignition parts that could cause the car to shut off and not restart as well...
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I replaced what i think is called a transaxle oil seal on a 2011 kia rio, and its still leaking, needing tips on doing it right.
Hi there. The best advice we can offer is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 2001 Kia Rio. This will provide you with the recommended steps for completing this job and other service direct from the engineers...
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When i lift my hood there is antifreeze everywhere but not getting hot the cap broke a week ago bought new one an this is what ha
Hi there. it's quite possible that either the radiator cap you purchased is not correctly installed, is the wrong size or perhaps is working just fine - but the coolant leak is coming from some other cooling system component. It...
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90 Miata cranks, wont start after replacing belt and increasing tension.battery terminals are less than ideal. what should I do?
Hi there. Typically when you turn the key and the starter will activate but will not ignite the engine, it's likely due to a fuel or ignition system component failure. If you have power to your lights and accessories, it's...
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My 1999 Honda Civic is overheating
If the car is overheating and the coolant is disappearing right away without showing a puddle on the ground, there is probably some kind of engine damage like a blown head gasket. If it takes a little time to overheat,...
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2005 mini cooper s is parked and wont go into reverse gear. All of the other gears work except reverse.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The transmission may be having one of several issues. The shifter can become unaligned and need to be adjusted or replaced. The gearbox can also become damaged and misaligned, which also warrants them to...
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Where is the transmission position sensor location on a 2000 Honda civic
Hello. This sensor is located inside of the center console if you are talking about the transmission position sensor. This vehicle doesn't have a transfer case so I am assuming that this is what you are looking for. If it...
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Check engine light on. Code read as p0420. Bank 1 below threshold for predetermined amount of time. What 02 sensor up or lower?
Hi there. When the oxygen sensors have readings that are similar to each other, it is an indication that the catalytic converter is not working as intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor decreases, and begins to fluctuate...
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I replaced front struts myself and had a front wheel alignment at the shop. Shouldn't they have adjusted the camber and caster?
Hi there. One of the biggest problems with mechanic shops is the lack of clear communication with their customers. In this case, I believe what they performed was an "Alignment Check" as opposed to an "Alignment Adjustment". Basically, an alignment...
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Should they have adjusted the camber and caster.
Hi there. Thanks for clarifying this. You are well within your rights to ask for them to either complete the full alignment adjustment, based on their free check and $50.00 adjustment charge or a refund for not completing the job....
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I changed the head gasket for 2011 chevrolet aveo lt, the car is overheating again ? what is the issue ?
Hi there. One of the biggest misconceptions is that a damaged head gasket is the source of an overheating problem; and that if it's replaced, it should resolve the problem. In fact, the head gasket damage is the RESULT or...
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How to convert A/C from r12 to r134 for a 93 corolla.
You should be able to get a retrofit from most any parts store. The kit will include some oil to inject and two fittings for the lines. Years ago there were kits with replacing lines and other component but now...
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I USED to have a 1982 Ford Escort that would 'hangup' in 2nd. I got a temporary fix by replacing the fluid/filter but it 'relapsed
It is possible that there could have been a restriction in the system of some kind preventing fluid flow to the right places when it was needed. It is also possible that ther could have been an issue with the...
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Transmission codes 0122 and 2201, engine codes p0122 tps and p1122 tps what do they mean and what do I need to do or change?
Hi There, These codes relate to the following and are likely related: -Code P0122 - low voltage detected from the throttle position sensor. -Code P1122 - intermittent voltage from the throttle position sensor. These codes are not likely related...
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My 2009 Aveo5 manual has a sticky clutch. When it un-sticks it goes into gear just fine. What's the minimum I can do?
The most likely cause of this issue is the clutch master cylinder and/or clutch slave cylinder. These two parts are usually replaced together. If the pedal goes to the floor and does not release, there is a leak in the...
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97 Manual Honda Civic Ex with a broken radiator and possibly new brakes, looking for help on a price estimate but including labor.
Hi Sean. Although our mobile mechanics would be able to replace brakes and the radiator, completing the body damage is something outside of our scope. You could request an estimate to have the radiator replaced and brakes replaced by clicking...
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hi Joshua. I have a 2005 Chevy Aveo leaking fuel onto the ground?
If your vehicle is leaking fuel, I would firstly recommend not to drive it as it is a moving fire hazard. As for the location of the leak, it is possible that the fuel could be leaking from a number...
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My trunk wont close on my 2004 hyundai accent
Hi My. Trunks are one of the simpler components of a vehicle, but just like any other mechanical part, they can malfunction. Some of the common causes would include a trunk latch that is stuck and will not engage, the...

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