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My husband replaced the throttle body and petal switch. The light keeps coming on. How do you clear the codes? 2011 Dodge Caliber
Hi there - check the problem code that keeps coming up. I suspect a mismatch between the throttle position sensor (TPS) and the engine computer. The TPS has software in it that has to be coded specifically to the engine...
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My resr defroster is not working in my 2008 Dodge Caliber
Hello. Most of the time this is a problem with the TIPM> You would need a scan tool to see if there are any codes in the TIPM or to see if it is commanding the defroster to come on....
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The car won't start
There are several possible causes for a vehicle to crank and not start. There could be a bad fuel pump, faulty plugs, bad timing belt/chain, faulty ignition, failed camshaft/crankshaft sensor, or any number of other possible causes. It would first...
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Replacing a window.
First thing to do is verify the part number on the glass is for the left rear door. The part number should be 5115683AA if it is correct. If not then you may have the wrong glass. The window would...
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My power steering is making a ridiculous noise, and it has for some time now.
If you have a noisey power steering pump when turning and replacement pump did the same noise then you need to remove the pump reservoir and check the inside screen to see if it is plugged up with dirt and...
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Hard to shift into gear.
Hi there. The clutch may be worn out causing the disks to slip and not disengage the transmission from the engine. Also, the slave cylinder could not be fully moving all the way causing the clutch to not fully disengage....
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COOLANT RESERVOIR IS STEAMING HOT
Hi there. Most of the time when you see "steam" coming from the overflow tank, it's due to higher than normal or overheating problems within the coolant system. As you know, when coolant and water reach "boiling temperature", water evaporates...
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My car had a hard time starting. 2008 Suzuki SX4
Hello. Depending on how hard the starting was would help me to determine what is going on. If the engine just had a hard time cranking then it may be a problem with the battery or the starter. It may...
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Car won't stop making noises and jerking .
The rough running circumstance you are describing is often a consequence of multiple faults in ignition, fuel, and air induction, not to mention the possibility of low or uneven cylinder compression. Just as a for instance, you could have uneven...
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How do I know if my battery is dying?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery that may need to be replaced. This can be verified by having one of our mechanics come to your location to test your battery's strength to determine whether or...
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Would a coolant temperature sensor cause the car not to start
A coolant sensor is capable to give a temperature feedback from neg 40 degrees to above 280 degrees. If the sensor is reading too high of temperature when compared to the ambient air temperature sensor when first started then the...
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Rough idle
Hi There, A rough idle may be caused by many different things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen sensor or a dirty or failing idle air...
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Why is my brake pedal going all the way down to the floor?
If you are having to refill the brake fluid from it getting low and the brakes go to the floor means you have a leak in the brake system somewhere. You may have a broken brake line, leaking wheel cylinder...
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Advice for winter tires
205/55R17 may be too tall for your vehicle. A couple of good sources to check size compatibility for your vehicle would be tirerack.com or maybe discounttire.com. Sites like Tire Rack specialize in winter tire packages and is a good source...
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New brake pads are making a repeating/clicking noise while in reverse.
The brake pads may not have been cleaned off good. The pads may need to be replaced if they got grease soaked. The brakes should be inspected for rotor burnish from the pads grease that was on the pads. You...
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My car will go in every gear but drive
If you had a transmission flush and then the transmission lost forward gear then your forward clutch band is bad and lost first drive gear. You may want to double check the shift cable is selecting the correct drive gear....
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I have questions about my 2009 kia spectra's CEL and the codes I had read. Car run's good and was running good when light came on.
Given the three codes, a known issue with sensor wiring in that vehicle (to be discussed momentarily), and only 89,000 miles on the engine, I would judge the likelihood of sensor failure to be "average". That is, there are lots...
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Brakes squealing
This circumstance is not unusual and I suspect is often related to the use of non-OEM rotors and brake pads and also the failure to re-apply factory specified shims and/or appropriate anti-squeal compounds and lubricants. Unfortunately, once non-OEM parts and...
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Starting and idling problems
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the [oxygen sensors]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oxygen-sensor-replacement) which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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Radiator fan
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant fan relay. The coolant fan relay helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this relay is not working properly,...

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