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Just replaced battery and brakes, why won't my starter engage?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid or starter relay. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your starter solenoid may be faulty. The starter solenoid is located...
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The code p0102 shows up after cleaning the mass air flow sensor.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The wiring harness to the mass air flow sensor (MAF) could have a break in the wires. Disconnect your battery and remove the harness to the MAF and your computer. Use a digital...
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Alternator is dead!
This may be related to a failing alternator or voltage regulator. It is not at all uncommon for an alternator to fail. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating...
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Car is not firing on the first two cylinders
This is generally related to spark problems when it is more consistent. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules not working properly. As you know,...
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My car starts and then dies.
Hi there. Try unplugging the new throttle position sensor (TPS) and see if the engine runs normal and does not stall out. If so, then check the idle air control valve (IAC) and see if its functioning. The IAC could...
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Engine swap with Ej20x, Ecu question
I will describe a scenario that will work and you can then judge your actual circumstances based on that. The initial issue is not the "country of origin" but rather whether the block and heads are identical, in every respect,...
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Trouble starting car with brand new battery.
Hi There, This is likely a problem with something on your starter called a starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. As electricity is supplied to...
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Metal Shavings In Engine From Turbo
When it comes to metal shavings in the engine, you have to understand that those shavings will go everywhere. They will get between moving parts and cause further damage. They can get into the rings on the pistons and score...
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Brake fluid is leaking
This suggests you have a leak somewhere in your braking system. This is common in the brake lines due to the amount of pressure that develops in the brake lines in order to make the calipers work correctly. I would...
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Steering wheel has a lot of "play" or movement.
Hi there. The first thing you would need to do is perform a dry park steering test. Have someone get in the car and set the parking brake. Then have them start the engine and turn the steering wheel left...
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I just had my tires changed and now my abs light is on
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Circulation
Hi there: If you're having issues with the coolant not circulating correctly and overheating, then it's most likely caused by either an obstruction in the coolant system or a water pump that is damaged. You might want to have a...
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1 cylinder is down on compression 2005 Subaru Legacy
Hello - there are several possible causes of low compression on 1 cylinder only. Causes include: burned valve, worn piston rings (not common for a single cylinder), worn camshaft lobes (not allowing full air charging of the cylinder), valve adjustment...
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Possible carbon monoxide leak in the car?
You will need to have the exhaust system checked at an exhaust shop to see if the exhaust system is also rusted out leaking fumes into the car. If you have floor holes then see a body repair shop to...
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Car shakes and stalls when I press the accelerator.
Hello There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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Evaporative Emissions Control
Your car has a small purge valve that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you are refueling the car with gas. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the...
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My 1990 Subaru Legacy wagon is overheating, coolant is full though. Some slight smoke coming out of the end of the radiator hose.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the coolant is full this time, and no loss of coolant has taken place, then you are likely experiencing a lack of coolant flow. When the coolant is not circulated through the system,...
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Is it worth replacing the head gasget and other parts ? The car is in good condition and rides fine. Due to estimate I will D.I.Y
If the engine is in good condition (check and evaluate sufficiency of compression, and variance from cylinder to cylinder, BEFORE disassembling; record the values) and the vehicle itself is in reasonably good condition you absolutely should do the repair. Buy...
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Check engine light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...
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High idle
Hello. A high idle can be caused a few different things. If a squirrel chewed up your air filter it may be possible that it chewed on an intake hose, or another part of the intake tubing, which is now...

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