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If your car experiences engine knock, sluggish performance, or excessive black smoke, you may need to replace your automatic timing advance unit.
How to Diagnose a No-Spark or Loss of Power Condition on a Modern Car
Misfires caused by a loss of power condition on a car can be tricky to diagnose, but are necessary to fix to avoid further damage and costly repairs.

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no signigicant power in take off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The automatic transmission starts in first gear always. Considering the age of the vehicle, there are a large number of components that can be contributing to your symptoms. Start with the simplest fixes. When...
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Loud ticking noise and doesnt seem to want to go
It doesn't sound good. Loud noises associated with a power loss could be pointing to serious engine damage. You should stop driving the car now and get somebody to look at this thing to make sure things don't go from...
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Car won't drive and shakes when I put my feet in the gas pedal
What you are experiencing is referred to as a "loss of power". Among common possibilities for loss of power are throttle body faults (electronic throttle controls, mass airflow sensor, torn air intake hose), worn out spark plugs, faulty fuel pump...
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Car wont move when I step on the gas. I was driving when this happened
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the gas pedal may become unresponsive. The first step is to have it scanned for diagnostic codes, to find out what issues the vehicle's computer has detected. This will narrow...
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My engine/transmission has a rough/growling when in gear and at acceleration.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done up to this point has been valid. However, there are still an a high number of possible components that can cause these symptoms. You will want to spend some time...
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Well I been having trouble with gas pedal when I try to push on gas it goes like it doesn't want to go so I push harder and it spe
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle needs to be inspected for several issues. First, the gas pedal controls the air flow into the engine, and the computer matches the amount of air to the amount of fuel needed....
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Also my engine light comes on why
Hello, thank you for writing in. Yes, the warning light very likely has to do with any issues you are having with the vehicle. You need to have the vehicle scanned. Explained further, when the computers in the vehicle detect...
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95 chevy lumina drives but often has bad acceleration dies then restart no check engine light on
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Even without a check engine light on, there may be diagnostic codes present that will help you diagnose the problem. Have the vehicle scanned first. Secondly, take a look at the fuel pressure...
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transmission wont engage most of the time and when it does it wont shift past 2nd gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. Automatic transmissions can be very tricky and complex. A simple flush may not correct issues that have led to a leak. Being low on transmission fluid means there is a leak somewhere, and that...
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I have changed the MAF sensor, oxygen sensors, gas cap, catalytic converter and I still get check engine light.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With a check engine light on, the first step is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. This can be done by a technician, or at most auptmot8ve parts stores. That information will...
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Shut down while driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. It certainly sounds like the vehicle is losing electrical power, which is an almost definite sign that the alternator has failed. It is solely responsible for providing electrical power to the vehicle while driving....
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I have a 2009 dodge caliber with several issues that has happened progressively
Hello, thank you for writing in. We understand some issues are far more complex than others and harder to explain, but you highlighted the major issues well. One aspect about Calibers that is mentioned in the owner's manual is that...
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13 Nissan Versa car appeared to be dead got jump and it started then when I cut the air on
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your air conditioner is powered from the same drive belt that powers your alternator. If the alternator is failing, the extra strain from the A.C. may cause the engine to stall. You will want...
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I am having trouble starting my 2007 Dodge Charger and it does not have good acceleration
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this on your vehicle. I would usually start by scanning the computer for any codes. If there are codes set it can help to find the issue. If there are...
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2012 Nissan Altima rpm after an hour stays below 2500, already put new maf sensor what else could be the problem?
Hello. It sounds like a loss of power. I would scan the computer for codes to see if something comes up and then I would monitor the sensor reading to know for sure if everything is reading right. If all...
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My 2007 Lexus ES 350 won't accelerate but the I can hear the engine running. Is this a coolant or radiator problem
Hello. If the engine is revving but the vehicle is not moving then it sounds like a transmission failure. This needs to be checked first. If the engine is not revving then it may be an engine issue. I would...
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I have a Acura TL 2003 my AC works when I drive and when I come to a stop and sit for a little while it gets hot,
Hello, thank you for writing in. Each individual issue needs to be handled one by one. The first step is to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes, and see why the check engine light is on. Solve that issue if...
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Car had codes for two misses in coils. Replaced all but two spark plugs and coils. However my car loses power going up hill.
There are a number of things that can cause a misfire code besides an ignition coil. There could be air leaks, injector problems, or even a mechanical malfunction in the engine. But if you are not seeing a Check engine...
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My car has rough idle. When I give it gas the car won't accelerate.
At your car's age and mileage, it really could be just about anything. And since the self diagnostics on the car are not very sophisticated, it's going too take some old-school diagnostic work. If you are behind on any of...

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