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cranks but wont start. 1986 Toyota Pickup
Try to spray some starting fluid into the throttle body to see if the vehicle starts and then stalls. If it does, then look at the fuel injection for potential issues such as a computer not firing the injectors. If...
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Hi there, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, this is an issue that is still somewhat unresolved to the car community. I would recommend taking the car to the Dodge Chrysler dealer to interpret these codes, as these are not readily...
White, puffy smoke from tailpipe
Hello! There may also be an internal engine issue with the valve seals, or piston rings causing the smoke; this can be verified through a compression test. To verify if the turbo is leaking, I suggest a visual inspection of...
This could be possibly an issue with having air in your brake lines. When you press it again immediately after pressing it the first time, the delay is likely a result of the air taking up the space that the...
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Your brakes can squeal for a number of reasons. If the brakes are worn out, then the wear indicators can make noise. If the brakes have glazed over from heat then this can occur also. I start by removing the...
Car not revving over 3,000 RPMs
Fault codes need to be read out of the engine computer to guide the direction of diagnosis. If no fault codes are stored, then possible issues could be a camshaft sensor, or crankshaft sensor that losses its signal at that...
Possible electrical problem
Describing the symptoms is very important when your car is not running like it normally does. Only you know what the car usually acts like. If the vehicle is: not starting, blowing fuses, having battery trouble, showing flickering lights, etc.,...
White smoke
White smoke from the tail pipe on start up is normal. Your PT Cruiser's exhaust system gets hot and attracts moisture when it cools. Much like the condensation on your windshield in the morning. When you first start your car,...
My car is blowing white thick smoke from tailpipe.. I just replaced the pcv with a new hose because the hose was bent .
If you are getting white thick smoke from the tail pipe, then you may be getting coolant into the cylinders. You should check to see if you are using coolant, and if you are, then you have a blown head...
Rough idle.
The manufacturer has a technical service bulletin that calls for all spark plugs and plug wires to be replaced and then the engine computer reprogrammed to a new level using the factory DRBIII scanner. It is also possible that your...
Car not starting when it is warm
The cam sensor may be causing the problem but it should be setting a code when it does not start. The engine needs to be scanned when the no start is happening to see if you are getting a cam...
Possible vacuum leak on my 2005 PT Cruiser. How bad is it?
You may have a vacuum leak in the intake air tubing between the turbo and the throttle body or mass air sensor. I would recommend having the engine checked and diagnosed by a certified mechanic from YourMechanic.
Unknown oil leak in a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Engine oil leaks will generally get worse over time so identifying the source of the leak and repairing the leak should be carried out as soon as possible. These engine are known to develop leaks at the front engine seal...
My car isn't starting up after it overheated.
Based on your story it sounds like your engine may have suffered some serious damage after overheating. The engine in your vehicle is well known for having the head gasket leak after overheating. When the head gasket leaks it is...
Check Engine Diagnosis - Transmission controller Communication error codes
Hello there, many different faults can cause this combination of codes on your 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. When we see loss of communication codes with Transmission Control Module (TCM) internal faults, this usually means one of the following: ...
Slave cylinder rattling
Hello there, clutch replacement on your 2005 Dodge Neon is a large job. If the rattle started after the repair was performed then it's likely the repair caused the rattling. The throwout bearing slips over the release lever and should...
Are 1996 and 1997 toyota Previa Brake pads the same? I see some guarranteed OEM pads listed to Fit from ('91 to '97) with one pa
The OEM pads specified by Toyota for 1996 versus 1997 are different insofar as the specified friction material (ceramic versus metallic). On that criteria, the pads for these two years are NOT interchangeable. Brake systems are designed with specific assumptions...
need a way to retain the timing chain
The best way to approach this unfortunately is by using a timing chain tool retainer/holder tool. You may consider having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home replace the timing chain.
I got into an accident the other day and I missed my turn and when I went to pull into a drive to turn around it was like I really
The wheel speed sensor does not have anything to do with the vehicles ability to turn. The wheel speed sensors help to control the traction control and ABS systems. When they detect a wheel speed beyond what the ECU knows...
Engine running rough and won't accelerate
Hi, thanks for writing in. The camshaft and crankshaft position sensors are a possible cause of the symptoms you described. Having these sensors tested professionally using the manufacturer's recommended procedure would by my best recommendation. If one of these two...

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