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Clunking noise when turning or going over bumps.
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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My car has a rough idle and when you step on the gas it falls on its face and then takes off
The engine ignition system should be checked for misfires and fouled spark plugs and shorting plug wires. Have the engine computer scanned for any stored codes for the MAP sensor on the engine intake. These are know to fail and...
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Catalytic converter
Hi there. Although it is possible that doing this might "work", it's not recommended for any car, truck or SUV. The catalytic converter is engineered to be installed within the entire exhaust system, with smooth transitions throughout the exhaust pipe...
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Hold light and engine light flashing, car shaking.
Hi there. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection to determine what is causing these warning lights to come on. When a sensor discovers a fault within...
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Where is the oil pump located?
The oil pump is behind the harmonic balancer/crankshaft pulley and is bolted (approximately 8-10 bolts) to the front of the engine block. Prior to suspecting an oil pump fault, use an external pressure gauge to measure actual oil pressure at...
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Hood will not open
The most likely route to open the hood is from underneath. You may have to jack up the front of the vehicle (follow proper jacking instructions). Once elevated, the belly pan may have to be removed to gain access. A...
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loud squeeking noise when I back up and turn the wheels
Hello there. The symptoms you are describing are common with a damaged wheel bearing, CV joint that is loosing lubrication (due to a CV boot being split) or brake pad that is dragging on the rotor. There are several components...
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replaced the starter. went to connect the negative battery terminal, the starter made a whirring sound and sparked at terminal.
Electrically, there a couple scenarios that can account for this, all equally odd, but if you were not having any problems with the car's starting circuit prior to replacing the starter (i.e., just the starter motor failed) and you have...
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Misfire and rough idle
Hi There, It sounds like the rough idle and misfire you are referring to may be a result of a fuel pump that may have been damaged as a result of running it out of fuel. As you may know,...
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Oil for my car 2005 Hyundai Accent
You should not use the thicker oil. The recommended oil is the proper viscosity for the proper lubrication of the motor as it was designed. Using the thicker oil may damage engine components from lack of oil lube getting to...
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Car sputtering while idle.
Hello there. Typically a sputtering engine is an indication of a misfiring cylinder. There are many component failures that can cause this issue, ranging from a damaged or worn out spark plug, spark plug wire, coil, distributor, rotor or other...
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How do I know if the motor is getting power? 2012 Ford Fiesta
Hi there - since it sounds like you have a voltmeter and know what you're doing with it, I am trusting that you have checked the fuses for the windshield wipers, and have made sure the switch was in the...
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Engine jumps up in RPM when unnecessary.
Hi there. Typically when you rapidly accelerate while you're driving, the transmission will "down shift" into a lower gear to assist in the acceleration; which increases the engine RPM's until the transmission shifts into the higher gear. However, you shouldn't...
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the engine is cranking but not starting
Hi there. If your troubles instantly occurred; meaning your were driving just fine, then the engine shut down and no longer starts, it's likely that you damaged an ignition or electrical system component. Although the distributor or cap and internal...
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Rear passenger side clicking while breaking at speeds under 30mph.
The noise could be the brake pads are miss aligned or if the metal retainers are missing or damaged on the calipers. The metal retainers are designed to hold the brake pad in place and if they are missing or...
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2013 Ford Fiesta has some weird clicking noise.
Hi there. The clicking noise could be coming from the brake pads shifting around when the brake pedal is released. The fluid noise could be just fuel in the tank sloshing around if your fuel level is low. I recommend...
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When shifting into 1st gear and attempting to take off, car shakes and then stalls. Car also won't let me shift into reverse.
Hi there. Either the shifter rail is damaged inside the transmission keeping the gears from going into reverse and the first gear from connecting all the way, or the transmission first and reverse gears are damaged causing the transmission to...
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Why does my car keep stalling?
Hi There, I believe you may have a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital...
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Rear right tire intermittently locks up in reverse, today locked up completely while driving. 2004 Chevrolet Aveo
Hi - your Aveo has drum brakes in the rear, and reversing initiates the brake shoe adjustment mechanism, allowing the brakes to ratchet out towards the brake drum to compensate for wear. The lockup in both directions sounds like the...
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Engine misfiring / Firing order
Hi There, The firing order on your vehicle should be cylinders 1-3-4-2 (when standing facing the engine bay from left to right at cylinders 1-4 also from left to right). If you need further help with this, please reach out...

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