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When I am stopped at a light but in drive I sometimes hear a rattling sound. If I shift into neutral the sound disappears
Hi there. Noise and vibration at a stop, in drive, could be the result of a faulty/sagging engine or transmission mount. It may be, a serpentine belt tensioner and/or serpentine belt vibrating. Replacing components without diagnoses, can be expensive and...
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just replaced wheel bearings on a 2011 ford focus due to a grinding sound. also rep!aced brake pads both pads and bearings on fron
Hi there: I've seen quite a few Ford Focus' have internal issues with CV joints and transmission components that cause a similar "grinding noise" as a wheel bearing or worn out brake pads. However, before you take your car to...
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My clutch won't let me shift into gears, and my clutch feels soft when pressed down.
Hi there. The inoperative clutch and soft clutch pedal could be, a faulty clutch master cylinder and/or a faulty clutch slave cylinder. Proper diagnoses should be performed to avoid unnecessary repairs. The brake fluid leak at the left rear wheel...
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Charging system failure.
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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P0321. Internet says it could be my crankshaft sensor?
These items are not connected. You have a couple of fault codes that are tied to different malfunctions. The crankshaft position sensor may cause stalling or a rough idle. A stuck on torque converter clutch may cause stalling when the...
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Car has problem starting. It won't crank.
This may suggest a faulty wiring problem or potentially a faulty starter relay. This is a unit that directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is...
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Sudden metal screeching sound only while in drive. 2010 Kia Forte
Hello - this noise is most likely coming from the transmission since it is only noticeable in "Drive". A problem that was present in every gear, or Park/Neutral, could be an engine accessory belt-driven noise, but your symptoms do not...
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Were do you refill the diff gear oil at on a 2001 dodge neon
When changing the fluid and filter on your automatic transmission, after draining the fluid and changing the filter, you will need to pour 4 quarts of transmission fluid into the transmission dipstick tube. Once the four quarts have been added,...
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My car idles high in drive while the brakes are applied.
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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No ignotion
By "no ignition" I'm assuming you mean no spark. Your engine needs spark, air, and fuel to start and run. Air is almost always a given so there is either lack of spark, lack or fuel, or both. Lack of...
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Doin transmission swap
Hi there: Although the wiring harness for your original car might be the same as the old harness, it's always a good idea to utilize all components from the old transmission when doing a straight swap over. I'd recommend removing...
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Thumping noise when turning right
Hey there: It's quite possible that a stabilizer bar bushing might be the source of this knocking sound when you turn right. It's also possible that the noise is coming from an upper or lower strut mount that is worn...
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Car cranks but will not start.
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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No throttle responce but car runs good why
As you may know, the EPC light stands for "Electronic Power Control" which is a general fault indicator signaling that something has been detected that is abnormal relating to the traction control, the throttle control, the cruise control or the...
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Need cv axel half shafts replaced.
If a mechanic shows up with an air tool to apply torque to a CV axle nut, run for the exits. The ONLY tool that can be used to tighten that nut is a carefully calibrated torque wrench, preferably one...
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My car lacks power and shakes and stalls.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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Engine idle fluctuates
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. A vacuum leak can be one of the most frustrating and difficult problems to diagnose. High idle speed is a common sign and stalling is another. Confirmation of an engine vacuum...
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Engine misfiring?
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Should the fuel shutoff switch move when pressed?
The fuel shut off is an inertia type switch that will pop up the trip button and disconnect power to the fuel pump. It is normally pushed down and will not move when in the operating position. The button will...
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No reverse and will not down shift.
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...

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