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OBD code P0420
Hello, Code P0420 relates to the catalytic converter and generally means the catalytic converter is not working as it should be. Many times replacing an oxygen sensor will fix the problem since the oxygen sensor is what reads the exhaust...
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Been having starting problems when car is cold thought it was starter motor. Now car sometimes does not accelerate when i hit gas
If you suspect the starter motor, I would never recommend replacing a part such as this from the junk yard. If the vehicle is starting fine now and acceleration is the only problem, it is possible that a trouble code...
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Belt is siezed? car starts whining as I accelerate and it starts smelling like burnt rubber
If noise is suspected from the serpentine belt or belt driven accessories and/or pulleys, just disconnect the belt and momentarily run the engine. If the noise goes away, all components driven by the belt need to be closely examined. If...
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Need to have transmission service on 2014 Nissan Sentra SV but would like to use only fluid manufactured by Nissan? How can I?
To answer your most important question first, you can absolutely specify that only genuine NIssan OEM dealer supplied transmission fluid (as well as any applicable filter) be used in your vehicle. Generally speaking, OEM parts are preferred and, in many...
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I have a crank no start issue. I'm not getting any spark
It seems like you have addressed the common culprits that can cause a no spark situation. However another component that is a common failure point in Acura / Honda products of that era is the ignitor. The ignition ignitor is...
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I have a 2012 Toyota Corolla S. It has less than 50k miles. Is the engine interchangeable with other years of the Corolla or othe
There was a North American production version of the 1.8L engine and a Japanese version. The engines were different (you must get a car that used the EXACT same engine otherwise you will have problems with the compatibility of the...
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Brakes are pulsating
It is possible that your puslation is not related to the brakes at all but happens during braking. It is possible that one or more of your suspension part such as ball joints, tie rods, control arms, etc could have...
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Can I use Mobil 1 extended performance 5w-30 oil
Mobile 1 is a very good oil and I've used it in my personal cars for years, but I wouldn't leave anything in my engine for 20,000 miles. I think the claims they make are somewhat exaggerated. If not that...
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Panic buttons is working but alarms is not. How do I turn it on? From toyota corolla 2016
You are most likely not having an issue with the alarm. The system is designed to not arm itself until a certain amount of time after you lock all doors. The system will disable the ignition and activate after about...
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AC on high setting but not blowing as hard anymore
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 relay supplies...
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Starts up fine and runs while idle but when I switch gear out of park it shuts off. No code lights on
Hello there. Sometimes a cars engine will shut off when you shift into gear for a few different reasons. Most of the time, it's due to a fuel restriction issue, where the engine is not getting enough fuel or not...
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P0446
Hi There, These codes all relate to a leak in the Evaporative Emissions system (EVAP system). Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the...
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car shakes when idle and accelerating
It is very possible that you have a valve cover gasket or spark plug tube seal leak on your vehicle. These type of leaks will allow oil to leak onto the spark plugs causing misfires. When the engine misfires due...
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How long will a car with 180000
Hi there. It really depends on how well the vehicle was maintained before you purchased the vehicle, how it was driven and how well you keep up with recommended service and maintenance that will indicate how long the vehicle will...
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Intermittent Stalling
Hi there. When your car starts then dies, and you smell a lot of exhaust or burnt fuel, it is typically due to a problem with the mass air flow sensor or EGR valve. The mass air flow sensor records...
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Car stumbles at idle but fine when drive or push gas peddle
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a huge number of components that can contribute to a rough idle. Always start by scanning the vehicle for diagnostic codes regardless of a warning light being on. If no codes come...
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There's This hose looking thing behind the rotor busted what might it be
Hi there. It is more than likely that the hose thing is a brake line connection from the caliper to the master cylinder. Regardless of what the actual part is called, if your brakes and power steering are not working,...
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1999 toyota corolla smog fail due to high emissions
Hi there. High emissions for HC and CO can be caused by more than 12 individual emissions sensors or fuel systems, ranging from your O2 sensors, catalytic converter, EGR Valve and more. As such, giving you the right repair advice...
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Can i drive 12 hours with no pcv valve on 2011 chevy cruze
Hi there. I believe we already answered this for you, hopefully you get our email reply. If not, our recommendation was to have this replaced before your trip. It is possible that you won't have any issues on your ride...
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Can i drive long distance with bad pcv valve
Hi there. Although its never recommended to drive any longer than you should with a damaged component, driving 12 hours with a damaged PCV valve could be very risky. The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve is responsible for transferring excess...

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