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Lost of power and will only go 40 mph and 15 mph up hill.
Hi there. Check the vehicle engine out to see if there is anything out of the ordinary. The loss of power could be a vacuum leak, misfire, or a transmission issue. First look for any vacuum lines that are cracked...
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Red lined engine by accident and now the engine idle is higher than normal. Smell something burning like rubber.
Hi there. The engine revving up higher than normal could be caused by the idle air control valve (IAC). The valve could have gotten stuck when the engine was throttled rapidly when first started. Check the IAC and see if...
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SPEEDOMETER
Hi There, This could be related to a couple of possibilities. The [instrument voltage regulator]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/instrument-voltage-regulator-replacement) regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may cause the gauges in your...
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Black smoke coming from exhaust and smell petrol
Hello, This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into...
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My car stalls and my injectors stop spraying 1998 Nissan Sentra
Hello. If your car is stalling and it stops spraying fuel then most of the time this is caused by a failure in the crank position sensor. This is a common issue on this vehicle. When it fails the computer...
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The car starts but won't shift and when I take my foot off the cluch its shuts off
If the clutch is disengaged (from the flywheel) and yet you cannot shift the transmission into select gears, there are really only two possibilities: there is a problem with the mechanical shift linkage or the synchronizer gear mesh assembly is...
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Why is my car violently shaking and my check engine light and HOLD light are flashing?
Hi There, This can happen for many different reasons. The check engine light will come on when any of the following issues are detected by your vehicle's computer. Shaking or vibration may be caused by things such as faulty spark...
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My car engine shuts off after the engine is warm.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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How do I differentiate when I need to change the starter vs replacing the starter relay?
Hi There, The starter relay is a separate component from the starter and will generally not make any clicking sounds when it is failing. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the...
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My 2010 kia blower fan stopped working but was fine last week. This occurred a few times in past. Works fine then stops blowing ag
The blower switch and the plug connection on the back of the switch, as well as a faulty blower motor are likely, too. I would check the blower motor first as you can easily power the motor directly to see...
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Battery + Oil Light on - engine won't start 2006 Kia Rio
Hi there - I would check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. It would seem that something else is not quite right with your engine. If your engine is cranking (i.e. actually spinning the...
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Battery or starter?
Hello There, This may potentially be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay 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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Car cranks but won't start below 10 degrees F
Hi there. When you start your car in the morning when it's incredibly cold outside. the coolant temperature sensor immediately reads the temperature of the coolant and relays this to the computer indicating that the coolant is cold. The computer...
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Air not blowing.
Hi There, This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the brush contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor...
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How to turn off AVC on 07 Suzuki swift
Hello. The automatic volume control can be turned off by navigating through the vehicle's menus. You also have the option to set it to low, so that the volume change is not as drastic. The system is designed to automatically...
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Will a missing air box resonator stop my car from going over 10mph?
Hi There, The air box resonator missing should not impact the running condition of your vehicle at all. If the air box had cracks in it, this may have caused excess air to be injected into the intake system which...
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Car misfiring after timing belt was replaced. 1997 Honda Civic
Hello - obviously, you still have a timing belt issue. From a safety point of view, and the real possibility that further, even catastrophic, damage could be done to your engine, I would not drive it further before repairs correct...
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Mounts on a kia rio?
Hello, thank you for writing in. We need to know what kind of mounts you are referring to. Everything is mounted technically, and therefore everything technically has a mount. The main mounts which can cause issues are the engine/motor mounts...
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Is there a way to get into my car from the trunk?
The rear seats do not fold on the Accent so you cannot access the rear doors to get them open from the trunk. I would recommend having a locksmith come and unlocking rear doors or opening one of the front...
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Hi Peter , my question is should i replace the timing belt if my water pump is not performing correctly
If your water pump impeller is worn or corroded off then a replacement water pump needs to be put in. In order to replace the water pump the timing belt needs to be removed. It is recommended to replace the...

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