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2009 chevy malibu is the fuel filter above the fuel tank because i have looked every place but there
The fuel system does not have a fuel filter but only a fuel strainer on the bottom of the fuel pump. If there is a problem with plugged fuel system then replace strainer.
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2001 Altima had mechanical checked for $50.00 they said it was fine. Now they want $75.00 to check electrical. I have had a.c. Wor
Air conditioning systems are actually one of the simpler systems on a car. If you are having a problem with the system and are being told that "multiple" individual diagnostics (each with a separate charge) are required, then you are...
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VVT solenoid
With a used motor you do not know if the engine was from a recalled vehicle that may have been under the recall for engine replacement. I would only suggest to have the valve replaced and the screen under it...
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Tail lights and interiors don't work after new tail light installation.
If so much has been replaced already, testing the switch is a good idea. I would recommend having the switch tested by a qualified professional using a digital multimeter. If the switch is faulty, have the switch replaced in order...
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Had no radiator lid didnt notice car wont start after overhating.
Hi Michael. When a car overheats, it can create a lot of havoc underneath the hood. This gets worse when the radiator cap either breaks or is left off and boils over into the engine compartment. If I remember correctly,...
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Overfilled engine oil blowing smoke from tail pipe
Depending on how overfull it was you should take a few days of running to clear the oil from the exhaust system. If you take it on a highway drive for 10 or 15 miles should clear it out. ...
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Car makes a ticking sound when key is turned to auxiliary even when the motor isn't running
The HVAC blower motor, if on during these episodes, could account for a noise like that. However, if the blower and all accessories are off, the noise is likely due to some sort of a malfunction in an electro-mechanical device...
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Ran out of gas changed fuel pump and used another relay battery is a little low now but it wouldn't start any suggestions
Hi there. When a vehicle runs out of gas, it's quite possible that not only was the fuel pump damaged, but there are air bubbles trapped in the fuel lines. This would create problems with fuel flow if the fuel...
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I have a 2010 scion tc with about 90k on it and since I've purchased the car its had overheating issues. I took it back to carmax
Hi Schuyler. I'm sorry to hear you are having a bad experience with overheating on the Scion. The truth is that random overheating problems like you've described are very difficult to pinpoint and isolate. Although many mechanics often assume that...
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I have a rubbing noise when i turn the wheel when sitting still but not at speed and i also have a lot of clunk noise over bumps.
Hi William. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on what you've indicated, it's quite possible that there could be multiple front end issues going on with your Saturn. The fact your CV boots are torn could indicate a failure of...
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The car cuts off while idling only with the air conditioner on.
Hi Ryce. Frequently when a car surges in summer, it’s due to a combination of things, especially if this happens while the AC is on. When the engine is put under a load by the AC system, the car’s computer...
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why does my car won't go into gear?
You should check and see with engine off if the clutch slave is moving the clutch when pedal is pressed. If it does not move or take a couple pumps to move then you either have air in system or...
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Check engine light is on with codes p0171 lean condition and p0303 cylinder 3 misfire
You did the right thing in checking for vacuum leaks, but I would take another good hard look at that. Not necessarily with the carb clean, but with the eyeballs. If there is a bad fit at the air mass...
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Method used to replace clutch fluid
There are two different methods that can be used. One is to use pressure on the master cylinder with fluid and push new fluid through the system. The other method is to use a vacuum at the clutch slave cylinder...
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Clattering noise when I start car and begin driving.
Hi John. Thanks for sending in your question and attaching the video. At first glance, that pretty aggressive rattle upon initial acceleration is most likely a transmission component (like an input shaft), CV joint or really bad wheel bearing that...
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sterring wheel in .locked position...key wont work even when I pull on the wheel.....copy of key worked to get the wheel unlocked
Hi Ralph. Assuming that the replacement ignition cylinder and housing is OEM, typically when one key works and another one does not work, it's the key - not the ignition cylinder. With some aftermarket replacement parts, the tumblers inside the...
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my car heater works and theres no check engine or low coolant light on,but antifreeze leaking into passenger side
Hi Kimala. If the heater is working but you have coolant leaking inside the cabin, then the heater core itself is probably good. However, there are multiple coolant lines that are hidden behind the dash that could have a small...
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I have code p1603 and p0882 .last year i replaced the computer because a mechanic said so I had same codes
Hi there. The code that kind of indicates the root source of your problem is the P1603 - which is a Chrysler specific OBD-II trouble code that indicates PCM internal dual - port RM communication failure. This code typically occurs...
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My brake lights stay on until I step on the brakes then are off until pedal is all the way down, what could cause this?
Hi Dylan. Usually a faulty brake switch or electrical relay is the source of the problem you are experiencing. However, it might be an exposed or damaged electrical wire that is creating an electrical short that is also causing the...

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