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Not starting in the morning
There are many causes of hard starting, and stalling once started, but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter), and contaminated or old gasoline. If you...
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My car vibrates when sitting still idling 20,000 miles on it and it's a 2016, just had oil change and tire rotation and went out o
Engine vibration at idle is due to either faulty motor mounts or an engine management fault (ignition, fuel, air induction, etc. but also including uneven cylinder compression and mechanical issues) or perhaps a combination of the two. The root cause(s)...
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crankshaft pulley bolt is bent and car will no longer start. prior to noticing car would make knocking sound
My best guess is that the crankshaft bolt worked loose and as it became more and more loose the front pulley and maybe the timing belt sprocket started knocking around. Once the bolt became loose enough that the front sprocket...
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Spark plugs/Coil plugs wont spark and car will no longer start because of this.
The mention of the camshaft position code and the car's mileage make me think of a timing belt problem. If you can see the camshaft you might want to check and see if it is turning while the car cranks....
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Can we put a 2000 town and country 3.3 v6 into a 2000 dodge caravan that was a 4 cylinder
The alteration in weight will require suspension/alignment modifications that will have to be engineered. The carryover of the PCM and all controls must be comprehensive but even if you can get it to work, you might run into issues using...
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Car turns over but wont spark. Getting camshaft position sensor code. 2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4l
There is no fuel pump cut off switch. If the pump has failed, depending on the failure mode of the pump, you can diagnose the fuel pump yourself. Turn the key to the ignition (run) position. At that instant, you...
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Does mass air flow sensor need replacing if unplugged and car shuts off?
Just because the car shuts off when you unplug the MAF, it doesn't mean that it is bad. But it also doesn't mean that it is good. Your car has the ability to adapt to missing signals so unplugging a...
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Before I take the next step, a full service shop, I'd like the input of others. Okay first im very aware i have a hole in my rad
Engine stalling, or shutdowns, can be caused by a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors, faulty fuel pump or...
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Where is the map sensor location on a Chrysler 200 2015
The sensor plug is visible on the intake manifold. Look for a 3-wire plug on the intake manifold that has the following wire colors: Pink wire (MAP signal wire), Green wire (MAP ground wire), and Yellow wire (5 volt supply...
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2001 altima, we changed the intake manifold gasket now the car is running rich and stalls when put in gear, already changed map se
Hi Kathryn. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible sources of these problems. The first item would be the intake manifold gasket is possibly not sealing correctly. In most cases, it's due to the wrong gasket being...
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Steering wheel jerks when going over bumps
You should check the steering rack and pinion mounts to see if they are worn? If okay then will need to have the vehicle on a vehicle rack and look for problems as steering is moved back and forth. You...
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I had to jump start my car
Hi Luis. Thanks for contacting us today. When you need to jump-start your car it is because the battery does not have enough cranking amps to engage the starter. This can be due to a dead battery, or the alternator...
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Chrysler Sebring 2005 overheating
Hi Richard. Thanks for contacting us tonight. There are several reasons why your Sebring is still overheating after replacing the thermostat. The first item that comes to mind is that the coolant may not have been properly primed, which can...
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How often should you get a car wash?
You can have the car washed as often as you want as long as using soft cloths and not the abrasive ones used in automatic car washes. Use a mild soap and soft material to wash car once a week...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4l replaced the TPS now the car won’t shift out of 1st gear, also hard shifts from park to drive or reverse
The first issue to deal with is the part number. Are you sure the part is correct? To reduce diagnostic headaches, and post-installation problems, it is best to buy the OEM sensor from a Hyundai dealer. If you have the...
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I have a 02 Toyota Camry 2.4L auto trans that won't shift into 4 & OD
Hi Renee. Thanks for contacting us today. The Shifter Position Switch and Neutral Safety Switch are one in the same, but I don't think that's the source of this type of problem. Typically when that component fails, it causes all...
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Should I keep using high mileage oil?
The term "High Mileage" is a marketing term only and thus has no meaning in Tribology, the relevant science one relies on to measure and evaluate the technical appropriateness of engine oils. I am not aware of any published, public...
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What could cause my brakes to stick and smoke heated? Master cylinder was recently replaced bench bled and brakes were bled.
There is typically an adjustment to the push rod on the master cylinder that must be performed at installation of a new master cylinder to insure that the brake booster is not in constant contact with the push rod, thus...
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Heat wasn’t working, Changed thermostat, heat won’t work, temp gauge goes to H.
Hi Eric. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically when you have an issue where the vehicle is running extremely hot and the heater does not work, it's due to an obstruction of debris inside the heater core, or coolant isn't...
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My car runs fine I maintain certain speed but after a while when I accelerate it hesitates a little like the gas is low or somethi
A scan tool needs to be applied to view actual (real time) engine operating parameters. "Something" will appear out of range during such a test and then a more detailed probe will pinpoint the fault. Typically, loss of power on...

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