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Hello there i have a quick question
Hello. Since you have a 4-cylinder engine there is only one bank of exhaust. Bank 1 would be where the exhaust manifold is on the engine. An AV shaped engine that has two exhaust manifolds would have Bank 1 and...
I am burning WAY too much gas for the year and maintenance quality of the car
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. As you may already know, the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere....
I pressed the emergency brake pedal down but it does not return when brake cable is released
Hello. thanks for writing in. If the pedal is not releasing, then that can be caused by a few different things. If there is pressure on the pedal when it is applied then it should have all of the brake...
Does replacing the upstream oxygen sensor with a different brand as the down stream cause the engine to throw more codes?
Hi, thanks for writing in. This should not affect the functionality of the O2 sensors, as long as the replacement sensor is in fact the correct part for your application. If your car continues to produce fault codes, consider having...
My engine light came on approximately 10 months ago. I had a diagnostic test ran on it. It stated that I needed a TCM.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The traction control module is a part of the ECM, but usually is a separate component from the main control module. The best way to solve the issue is to have a professional mechanic...
Battery light on, alternator good, battery changed, changed starter week ago but it's missing a little cable the old one had.
Hello. Yes. The small cable that is on the battery generally is for grounding purposes. Without that cable you won't have complete connection as far as electrical goes. If you need to have this checked, a qualified professional like one...
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2010 Chevrolet HHR. For an issue like this, you may want to look at the fans while the car is on to ensure they are turning on and off. Also, it may be...
Car won't start
Hi there! There first thing to check is your battery voltage. This can be done with a multi-meter. Simply place the red probe to the positive terminal and the black probe to the negative terminal, you should get at LEAST...
My car rpm fluctuates slightly, during warm up and my temperature gauge also fluctuates intermittently.
Hi, thanks for writing in. My first impression when you described the vibration is that you may have a bad motor mount. When you put the car in Drive or Reverse, the engine shifts slightly. If the rubber in the...
The car turns off when shifting the gear to neutral automatically.
This is likely related to what is called a neutral safety switch. This is an electrical switch near your transmission that is designed to not allow the car to start when in any gear other than park. Occasionally, this switch...
Car will not start
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would start with testing your battery and alternator with a multi meter. Good batteries hold a charge of 12.6 volts or higher. If the battery is low, try to jump start it. If this...
Car is critically losing oil but never depleted entirely when refilled.
It sounds like you may have an oil leak, potentially at either the oil pan gasket area or at the lower end of the timing cover. The leak may be more noticeable when the car is not running since the...
There is no power to the fuses for the windows
Hello there, thank you for writing in. A few common faults will cause your 1992 Honda Accord to have no power to the window regulator fuses if you have done all the proper testing to ensure that the components are...
The car idles rough and is shooting out codes p0017, p0016.
Hi, from what you’ve described and the nature of the two codes, it sounds like a timing problem. It’s possible that the timing chain has stretched, the timing chain tensioner needs to be replaced, a timing chain guide has slipped...
I just got my car today as used and have a few problems or more likely small things that could be fixed easy.
Hi. Yes these are simple problems that can be fixed. The battery light could be on for a bad battery or the alternator not charging properly. This problem can be easily determined with a battery and charging system check. Your...
Leak at the top of the pinion gear. Not much, can smell the burning fluid. Use Lucas oil or replace the whole rack.
I would replace the whole rack and pinion. You could try a rebuild kit if you want but as a technician I would suggest getting a new one. If you would like to verify the cause of the leak before...
Temperature gauge keep going up and down
Hi there. There are several possible causes for the temperature gauge going up and down. First, you need to verify that the cooling fans are working. If the fans are not working, begin by checking the fuse. If the fuse...
Clutch problems
Hello and thank you for your question. With the clutch staying in neutral all the time, go under the vehicle and check the slave cylinder return spring. See if the return spring is broken or has fallen off. If the...
Engine revs high while idling and then drops about 1000rpms every half second or so.
My guess is that the unstable idle and unintended acceleration is due to a faulty idle air control valve (IAC). The powertrain control module (PCM) uses the idle air control valve to divert air around the throttle. Increasing the amount...
My check engine light came on and the it was diagnosed as op128 so I got gas screwed on my cap and my light turned off how is this
First, a trouble code P0128 does have to do with coolant, but it is not the level. This code is set when the relationship between the coolant temperature sensor and the intake air temperature sensor don't increase at a predetermined...

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