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How Long Does an Oxygen Sensor Last?
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Automatic Timing Advance Unit
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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While driving my engine stutters and tries to cut out at 4000 rpm.
Hi there. The engine is cutting out for a high back pressure build up in the exhaust system. The catalytic converter or muffler could be plugged up causing the engine to create too much back pressure and when the engine...
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When I step on the gas pedal the car doesn't move right away and there's a loud noise coming from the hood. What's wrong with the car?
Hi there. There could be lots of things that would make noises as the vehicle is trying to move. The most common could be the transmission making a noise. If the transmission is making the noise, then it could be...
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Car died while driving down the road and it will not start.
Hi there. What could have happened is the rats nest could have chewed through some of the wires to the ignition system to the ignition switch and making the engine not want to start. Remove the rats nest and clean...
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The vehicle is experiencing a lack off power.
Your throttle position sensor is a possibility if there is a spot along the sensor that is damaged. The vehicle data can be watched with a professional scan tool. As you sweep the throttle, you should see the voltage change...
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Loss of power and rattling from back under part 1998 BMW 323
Hello - I believe you have 2 unrelated problems: the loss of power, and the rattle. I believe your loss of power problem is either a failing fuel pump, or possible a clogged catalytic converter. The fuel pump issue would...
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Bad crankshaft sensors - would that cause the problem of poor acceleration? 1996 Chevy K1500
Hello - yes, a failed crankshaft or camshaft position sensor can cause a "loss of power" situation. The ignition system has a limited fallback ignition timing scheme to allow the vehicle to run, albeit with little power, to get safely...
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Transmission not operating correctly.
Hi there. There could be a couple things wrong. Either the transmission has indeed failed inside with the final drive differential bearing, or the wheel hub has spun out the splines. Check the splines to the wheel hub and see...
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Loud lifters. No power 2008 Ford Fusion
Hello - the lifter noise and loss of power are, I believe 2 separate issues. The noisy lifter problem is somewhat common on this engine - sometimes caused by poor oil supply (oil sludging). The loss of power issue is...
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Car started to slow down and then the check engine light, battery, and engine oil light came on. What could cause this?
Hi there. It is possible that the battery cable came loose or the wires to the oil pressure sensor has came loose or failed. Check the battery cables and make sure that the terminals are tight and clean. Check the...
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How long can I drive my car with the engine light on?
Hi there. It is no good to drive a vehicle with the engine light on. The engine light is on for a sensor has picked up something that is not functioning or operating correctly. Check the computer with a scanner...
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Engine will not idle, no power and sometimes it dies while driving
Hello there, many common faults will cause your Nissan Sunny to die while running and idle poorly. Without knowing the exact year I can only give a general answer to your question. The most likely faults for a rough idle...
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Truck wont start!
This may be a result of a completely dead battery that will not even take a jump as you have experienced. Although that is rare, it is possible. This may also be a wiring or ground connection issue. If there...
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Lack of power at full throttle.
Hi there. Your scooter has a fuel flow restriction which could either be in the tank, lines, or carburetor itself. Let off the throttle and open the throttle again. If the scooter fixes its self, then the float bowl in...
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SUV will not accelerate sporadically and has no power
Hi there: To be completely honest, there could be multiple issues with your 2008 Mercedes-Benz that are causing the symptoms you're describing, ranging from something simple like a crankshaft position sensor to the throttle position sensor or complex issues with...
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Engine idles rough sometimes and looses power.
Hi there. Most of the time on diesel engines for Ford trucks, there could be an issue with the injection control pressure sensor (ICP). Check the ICP to see if it is functioning and has power to it. The ICP...
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Rough idle and SEL is flashing. I've replaced all 6 plugs and coil packs. The car still has a rough idle and no power.
Misfiring can be caused by lack of spark or lack of fuel. If the same cylinders are still showing codes for misfiring after replacing the coils, the problem can lie elsewhere. If it is the coils not firing, there can...
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Car loses power while driving 2001 Ford Focus
Hi there: This issue is commonly caused by three different systems, ignition system, fuel system and the emissions system components including O2 sensors and the EGR Valve. The best way to know for certain and before you spend any money...
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Check engine light on while driving after a drop in RPMs - 2003 Dodge Neon
Hi there - the best help going forward is to extract the problem codes turning on the Check Engine light. Most auto parts stores will read the problem codes for you for free. In a loss of power situation like...
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Glow Plug System light comes on sometimes and engine has a lack of power when the light is on.
Hi there. Check the glow plug relay and see if its plugged in. Check the circuits to the glow plugs and see if there is power to them when the key is turned on. The circuit to the glow plugs...
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When at idle truck wants to stall
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1986 Dodge W250 to want to stall when coming to a stop and sputter under acceleration. The most common causes are the power brake booster, vacuum leak, MAF sensor, oxygen sensor, crankshaft...

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