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Is it Safe to Drive With a Misfiring Cylinder?
An engine misfire can be caused by bad spark plugs or imbalanced air/fuel mixture. Driving with a misfire isn't safe and can damage your engine.
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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speed Timing Sensor
Common signs include the transmission having difficulty shifting, Check Engine Light coming on, vehicle not starting, and loss of engine power.
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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Charge Temperature Sensor
Common signs include a lack of power when accelerating, trouble when starting in cold weather, and a decrease in fuel efficiency.
How Long Does an Oxygen Sensor Last?
Today’s Today’s automotive exhaust systems are much more complex than they once were. They must be in order to comply with much stricter environmental controls and the requirement to create less pollution. Your car’s exhaust includes many different components that...
How Long Does an Oil Cooler Last?
The The heat that the engine produces can produce a lot of damage in the right situation. Making sure that all of the systems on a car that reduce the heat of the engine are working properly is important. The...
How Long Does a Throttle Position Sensor Last?
The The throttle body in your car is a rather involved system that is part of its air intake system. The air intake system is responsible for controlling the amount of air that you are letting into the engine. In...

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Why is my car having problems starting?
Hey there. This may be related to to a variety of things. When your Check Engine Light comes on, generally there are fault codes that are registered in the car's computer which will indicate more specifically some of the possible...
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The message comes on reduce engine power.
Hi there. The reduced engine power message could mean that something went wrong with the engine or transmission. There are multiple sensors and systems in the vehicle to cause this message to appear. Hook up a scanner to the computer...
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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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Reduced engine power.
Check the wiring to the throttle pedal position sensor on the gas pedal and see if there is a loose or broken wire in the pig tail. Fix any wires that are coming apart and wrap up the wiring with...
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Reduced engine power
Code P0120 relates to the throttle position sensor and can be caused by the following: Sticking throttle return spring MAP or TPS connector corrosion Misrouted harness causing chafing Bad TPS Bad PCM Code P0220 relates to the...
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Reduced engine power
I'm assuming that you are getting a message that says "Reduced Engine Power" in the driver information center. This is most likely due to a problem with the throttle system. There is no cable to actuate the throttle body;...
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Reduced engine power
Hello there, many common problems will cause your 2009 Buick Terraza to have a loss of engine power. The most common would be spark plugs, fuel pump, coil, fuel injectors, MAF sensor, vacuum leak, oxygen sensors, or a wiring harness...
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Reduced engine power
Hi. The first task is to extract problem codes. Whether the Check Engine light is on or not. The most common source of the "reduced power" for these GM engines is either the wiring connector to the throttle body (connections...
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Power loss
Having your car lose power is never a pleasant experience, especially if it is in a location where it cannot stay. There could be a variety of things that can cause your Chevy Colorado to experience a loss of power....
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No power when accelerating
A faulty throttle position sensor can most certainly duplicate all of the symptoms that your Mercedes is experiencing, however a faulty fuel pump or even a defective mass airflow sensor can be the cause to these issues too. I have...
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No power to fuel pump
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1985 RX-7 to not have power at the fuel pump. The most common faults are the ignition switch, a shorted wire, improper ground, or a faulty fuel pump. The first step will be...
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No power to car
Your alternator and battery may be the cause of this problem. You should have the battery completely charged and load tested first. If it fails testing, then replace it then test the charging system. When the battery was dead and...
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My car will turn over but will not start.
If the car is "flooding" (getting too much fuel), there can be a number of causes. The fuel pressure regulator may have failed, or is not getting the proper vacuum signal. A failed coolant temperature sensor can cause a rich...
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My car will start, but will not run
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. This valve is controlled by the...
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Lost of power
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue, possibly mechanical. Loss of power and fuel efficiency can be caused by many things. A few common causes are issues with the...
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Loss of power!
Hi, thanks for writing in. This sounds like a bad fuel pump and or bad fuel filter. The hard start may be a low fuel pressure cold causing the hard starting. Have the pressures tested and leak down checked to...
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Loss of power while driving
Hello! There are a few components that will cause a lack of power. The leading one being that the transmission fluid may need exchanging. However, power loss may also come from a lack of fuel, air, or incorrect ignition timing....
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Loss of power under acceleration
Hello, thank you for writing in. The components you have checked thus far have been valid steps. You want to go through system by system, and make sure the engine is getting what it needs. Start with the fuel system,...
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Loss of power
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Most of the time this is caused by a fuel system issue. I typically check the fuel pressure first. If the pressure is low, then the pump is bad. If the pump is fine...
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Loss of power
Hello. From my experience with this truck this is usually caused by a wiring issue on that side of the engine. If the ground loses connection then one side of the engine will begin to misfire and this will occur....

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