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cranks but wont start. 1986 Toyota Pickup
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Blown fs/asd fuse shuts down while driving
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...
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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...
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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.
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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: ...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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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I can't figure out why there's a leak coming out of the coolant reservoir tank
Hi there. Check the radiator cap to see if it is sealing. Put a pressure tester on the radiator cap and pump it up till the pressure spits out, then let it sit. If the pressure drops down, then the...
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Heater and oil light issues.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing two separate issues. Problems with the heater can be caused by a few different things. The first thing I would check is to make sure that the...
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Car is giving codes P0032 and P0038 and stalls
Hi there. Diagnoses needs to be performed. As you already know, replacing components can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The P0032 and P0038 codes could be the result of a blown fuse, a wiring issue from the PDC...
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I can't tell if the lower or upper front control arms are going bad
If you have doubts as to any diagnostic that a mechanic offers, the fastest way to learn the truth is to simply ask the mechanic to show you the failure; that is, prove it to you. If he does, great...
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P0551 Code Power Steering Switch.
Hi there: Typically the power steering switch won't cause the ignition system to activate unless there were multiple electrical shorts in the steering column that could disrupt the flow of power from the ignition switch to the coil. It's possible...
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Oil light goes off and on.
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Blown head gasket engine doesn't have enough pressure to start
Hi There, It sounds like you may have low compression in one of the cylinders as a result of the motor getting hot. As you know, this can happen when the cylinder head gasket fails as a result of the...
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I was driving and I lost all power going to the transmission but the engine stayed on.
There are a few possible causes. One can be the clutch has failed. The disc may be worn to the point that any remaining friction material has separated from the clutch disc. If that happened, then there is no clamping...
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Hesitated now will not start
There are several possible reasons for a vehicle to crank and not start. A bad fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, faulty injectors, bad ecu, failed ignition coil, or a malfunctioning sensor. It will first be necessary to figure out if...
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hi, the heat in my car doesn't work and the car is overheating. plus the fan is not running. what do you believe to be the problem
Hi there. This one is actually very simple to diagnose. There is one component on all cars, trucks and SUV's that warm up the heater and impact the coolant system - the heater core. The heater core is supplied with...

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