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No fuel flow from tank
It sounds like you may have a faulty fuel pump or a bad fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump...
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Belt keeps slipping off
The possible causes of this include that the pulleys are not all in the same plane, the pulley on the harmonic balancer has shifted due to a break in the rubber bond, the belt tension is inadequate and/or the bearings...
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High mileage and oil grade.
The oil that the manufacturer recommends is 5w30 and it is the only oil that you should use. If you try to use a thicker 10w30 or 10w40 then you may be not lubricating the engine good enough. The thicker...
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I'm hearing a whining noise from the front of the car.
Hi There, Generally speaking there are two things that can make a whining sound under the hood that would depend on the belt and the speed at which it turns. The alternator will tend to make a whining noise when...
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Recently purchased a used Mazda 3. It sometimes doesn't start and not battery. Believe its the switch / contact in the shifting
There is a neutral start switch and other interlocks that could be at fault. On some Mazda's with this problem a reported fix involves the plastic shifter cable which can seize to the stud on the switch due to rust...
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car won't start security light flashing
Hello Mike, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be activating its immobilizer system which was demanded to be installed by insurance companies. If you have access to an OBD-II scanner, you will want to scan the vehicle for...
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Radiator or hose leak is leaking, the air filter box is not screwed on right, and there may be a wiring problem.
Hi there. For the radiator, the rubber hose may be cracked or loose. Check the hose for any cracks and if the clamp is tight and it leaks, then the clamp may be worn. Replace the clamp for a better...
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clutch problems
Hi there. The first thing I'd do is double check the clutch pedal and linkage to ensure it's properly aligned and adjusted. Sometimes when installing a new master cylinder or internal clutch component, the linkage or release point of the...
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Car makes noise like howling wind while Idling.
The power steering pump may whine if the fluid level has become too low from a leak or you may hear a squealing noise if the belt has become too slack. While the belt is off would be a good...
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Overheating car no leaks
The cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, should be pressure tested to determine if there is a leak. Leaks can be outwardly visible (external) as well as hidden (internal) in a circumstance for example where the cylinder head gasket(s)...
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Cranks but does not start.
Hi there. Check the spark plugs and see if they are burned. If the spark plugs are old and have not been replaced for a long time, then they could be fouled out. I recommend replacing the spark plugs with...
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Low RPM when on gear causes Vibration when at stopped.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low...
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Weak stream of fluid from windshield sprayers
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the work you have already done, there are only a few other options for this system to fail. One of which is the electrical connections at the motor. If these are dirty or...
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Automatic transaxle light and check engine light are on.
Hi there. Check the transmission fluid level and color. The fluid should be full when the engine is running at either cold or hot conditions. Plus the fluid should be red in color. If the fluid is dark red in...
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Crank no start. Not switching signals at the ignition coil.
Hi there. When your friend removed the spark plug while the engine was running and it was not grounded, the lazy spark may have shorted out the module in the distributor or it could have shorted out the coil in...
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I pushed my key in the ignition and the key isn't turning what should I do
If your key will not turn inside the ignition, I would first make sure that the vehicle is completely in park. If the vehicle is not in park, move it to park and the key should turn. If the transmission...
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Bad ignition switch or main relay?
Many of the 1998 Accords were recalled by Honda for ignition switch and interlock defects. In your circumstance, the first thing to do is confirm whether applicable recalls affecting your vehicle were in fact completed, by you or any prior...
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Cranks but wont start
If you are getting good spark to the spark plugs then you need to check the fuel pressure to the injectors to be above 35 to 45 psi. If you get good pressure and spark then check the injectors for...
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Car making squealing noise like some things being sheared off. 1991 Ford Mustang
Hello - setting up the ring and pinion gears in the differential is a highly specialized task, requiring specialized knowledge and tools. And the parts are not inexpensive, so all the more important to get this right up front. Check...
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is there a difference in look from the right side to the left side CV axle
Yes, the transmission "end" of the left side axle is completely different from the transmission "end" on the right side. Consequently, the two axles are not interchangeable and that applies to both automatic and manual transmission versions of this vehicle....

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