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2002 PT Cruiser spraying coolant over engine estimated cost to fix
There are a number of things that may cause the coolant leak to spray all over the motor. The fact that it is spraying suggests that it may be coming from a hose or junction in the cooling system under...
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Oil pressure light comes on when stopped
Hi Matt. Thanks for contacting us today. I would agree with your assessment of a faulty oil pump or even a faulty sensor. The damaged main bearing would likely cause consistent oil pressure issues, so I think you can rule...
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My car has trouble turning on then turns off if gas isn't applied. And shakes when it is on.
What you are describing sounds like 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 speeds and...
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Buying 2014 Honda CRV-EXL with recent repair to right front suspension. Is this a concern?
Hi Corine. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In short - YES. I would be incredibly cautious about this vehicle or purchasing any others from this dealership. Transparency is vital when buying a previously owned vehicle. When a dealership is less...
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When I Start My Car It Turn Over But want Start I Check Starter Batter
If the engine is cranking, that is the starter motor turns the engine over, but there is no spark at the spark plugs, that means there is a fault in the ignition system. There are quite a few components and...
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Hi my chevy malibu while stopped will not shift gears. I shut it down and then it will shift gears for a short time only.
Many newer automatic transmissions have temperature-sensors in them that, on a stone-cold start, restrict normal shift to only the lower (or non-overdrive gears) until the engine coolant and transmission fluid reach a certain level which in many engines, is around...
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Thank you Tim. Appreciate SO much. We agree but needed a professionals confirmation.
Hi Corine: I will help you further with your follow-up concerns (these questions are assigned randomly; that is the only reason Tim is not getting back to you directly). Basically, if you are shopping for a vehicle the "general" rule...
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No power at all after resetting the oil life on dash...
Unfortunately, complaints about electrical problems, stalling, and no starts are relatively common on the 2012 Malibu as seen in the complaint history in the NHTSA database. Many of the complaints are hard to resolve as they involve intermittent failures. However,...
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Driving radio went off came back on, radio stayed on after removing key turned the power off now car won’t start
This problem sounds like you have electrical connection issues with the body control or engine control modules. You should first have computer system scanned for codes and then have connections disconnected from control modules and checked for connection issues and...
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2015 Jeep Renegade with check engine light for thermostat. Car is not overheating and has coolant. What could be the issue?
Depending on the code you got for the cooling system it may indicate the thermostat did not open in the normal time when it was supposed to open and the computer will set a code for this. The thermostat will...
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Hi i have problems with my CHASSIS/VSA MODULATOR (NISSIN) FOR 2013 HONDA ACCORD SEDAN ex. I was wondering where I can find a video
The modulator should only be replaced if you have developed, or otherwise received, a conclusive diagnostic proving failure. For want of that you are likely wasting your time and money and also, as important, losing a valuable opportunity to understand...
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Engine throttle body?!
You should have the computer scanned for codes and see the reason for the overheating. The throttle body message is for limit on throttle opening due to the overheating issue and not from a throttle problem. Have cooling system checked....
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I fell asleep at the wheel and i drove over bricks in a yard my car is now running hot, coolant leaks pan under car fell off
Your car should be inspected to determine the origin of the coolant leak and, for your safety, to verify that no other undercar components were damaged in the incident. Once a complete picture is assembled, the mechanic will fully inform...
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My car overheated because it needed water. Now I added water and like now the service engine light is on
An engine does not just need to add water. This is an indication that there is a leak in the system or the head gasket is blown. you will need cooling system pressure tested and check engine light scanned for...
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No compression in one cylinder and misfire
This might not be good news. The timing belt is designed to keep everything turning in perfect synchronization. If the shafts are rotated independently it's possible for the pistons and valves to come in contact and the valves can be...
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Guys to replace a timing cover gasket for a chevy malibu 2012 ls 2.4 do I meed to jsck up the engine?
The position of the engine is not changed. However, to remove the cover and the old gasket, you have to remove the right engine mount. The engine must be supported either with a bar support at top or from below...
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Bad timming
The position of the balance shafts has no effect on engine valve timing or ignition timing. The balance shafts are installed simply to mitigate engine vibration. Indeed, they are removable although that is not recommended. If engine valve timing is...
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Balance shaft belt
Yes a misaligned balance shaft will cause a rough idle and even an engine vibration.
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2003 Toyota Camry radiator fans are not coming on when the car is started but one fan runs when the temp sensor is unplugged.
The radiator fans are controlled by the Electronic Control Unit via the fan relay. The fans are supposed to come on when the engine reaches a certain temperature, or when the AC pressure comes up. If the car is overheating...
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04 Galant won't drive past 40mph. Jerks and shuts off on dead stops unless accelerated.
I would first recommend trying to get rid of the code P0301 for misfire on cylinder number one by replacing the coil and plug on that cylinder and clear codes to see if any codes come back? If misfire in...

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