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I have a 2002 olds alero. The problem is that it keeps shutting off while driving. Could a remote alarm fix this?
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I have a 1978 Toyota hilux with the 20r engine it has fuel in the oil is it possible that the engine just got flooded?
Hi DJ. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few reasons why gasoline would mix with engine oil, ranging from gasoline leaking inside a vacuum line or a cracked intake manifold. I would change the oil and filter and...
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How to replace the engine fuse box 2010 chev hhr
Hi Lynda. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Replacing the fuse box is a rather delicate procedure that requires some specialty tools to complete correctly. With the car being more than five years old, it's quite possible that you're going to...
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I replaced thermostat and thermostat sensor hose collapsed and I just changed the upper radiator hoses but haven’t tested it if it
Radiator hose collapse is from a leaking intake manifold gasket or radiator cap is bad and not letting the system draw fluid from overflow. Replace the cap and pressure test system to see if it has a leak in the...
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I was installing a after market radio in my 1994 Honda Accord there was a small spark and car won’t start we changed fuel pump
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The car ran for a few seconds then died and won’t redstart.
I would recommend retracing your steps to make sure everything was reinstalled correctly. It is possible that the distributor timing could have been adjusted somehow. The distributor is a very important part of the engine running properly and if any...
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My car stopped while i was driving it and now dont want to start and dont got a check engine light
Hi Jacob. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, when a car stops running and there are no warning lights, it's caused by a damaged fuel pump or an ignition system component, such as a timing sensor failure. To...
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I live in Florida and last week it was forecast to have freezing temps for a week or so...Anyways,I could not afford the antifr
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Can I swap a non vtec engine to a vtec engine?
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Car makes clicking noise frequently.
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My car has check engine light and got codes P0420 and P0302. I have changed spark plugs and ignition coil but still sputters?
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. I think the first thing you should do is read this article about the P-0420 OBD-II trouble code. In most cases, this code is caused by faulty O2 sensors or a Catalytic converter...
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Left side signal and hazard light not working
Any segment of the turn signal circuit wiring, the ground connection(s), the bulb terminals, and/or the combination switch could be the location of the interruption. The most efficient way to diagnose this is with the factory wiring diagram in hand...
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Car will not accelerate past 70 mph
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My 2002 saturn vue loses speed going up hill what could it be
Hi Evanie. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Generally speaking, acceleration issues while climbing are typically caused by ignition system parts or fuel system components that are worn out or clogged with excessive carbon deposits. Essentially, the engine struggles to correctly...
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2007 chevy malibu will not start checked fuses and relays, replaced battery starter and ignition switch
If you replaced the starter, I presume you were not getting any cranking at all. With a fully charged battery in good condition, and the immobilizer (security) system off - check to be sure the immobilizer is not activated -...
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Does my 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt have 2 timing chains?
Hi Tiffany. Thanks for contacting us today. I think your mechanic is simply confused with the nomenclature, but there are (2) chains that comprise the timing system on a 2.2 Ecotec engine. The first is the timing chain, which is...

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