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coil catches on fire meltdown when I'm trying to start my car
Coils fail, including in the dramatic manner that you just described, due to age, internal short circuit and as a consequence of ignition system deficiencies such as excess electrical resistance on the output (secondary) side of the coil. If the...
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My car leaked it’s oil and doesn’t want to turn on, made these loud noises then shut off on me and leaked the oil and hasn’t turne
The first thing to do is to locate where the oil leaked out of the engine to see if the engine seized up and entire engine may need to be replaced.
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Can a faulty a/c cause the feeling of a misfire?
The air conditioning system places a load on the engine which would cause the idle speed to fall if there were no automatic intervention. To offset this fall in idle speed, engine controls utilize an idle up command, that is...
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How dangerous is it to drive with a bent rear suspension knee
Hi Mordy. Thanks for reaching out to us today. It's very difficult to tell you what type of damage could possibly occur without knowing all the facts of the damage. When metal bends, it causes internal stress, which can cause...
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makes a loud popping noise in front driver side wheel well when when you brake or go over bumps or pot
Hi Kari. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically, a popping noise while going over bumps is caused by strut mounts, stabilizer bar bushings or tie-rod ends. Body mounts or engine mounts that are worn can also cause this type of...
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Does a new rack and pinion need to be specific for the turbo charged engine or can you use one for a normal engine?
Hi Jean. Thanks for the question tonight. To ensure proper fit and alignment of existing brackets and mounts for the rack and pinion, you'll want to order one from the exact model you currently have.
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I have a 2006 Mazda 6i
You should first have the computer checked to get the stored codes to see if one or more spark plugs fouled out with oil. You will need to have the PCV valve and hose checked and replaced as needed. If...
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When I start the car it works good hold light is blinking gear takes long to turn then I randomly lose power,like am in 3 gear
If the code that referred to the shift solenoid still remains, and the check engine light is still on, the best course is to request a diagnostic and the mechanic will first fully resolve that code. Once the code is...
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when i turn my fog lights on there is no indicator of it being on and my fog lights wont turn on
Hi Raeven. Thanks for contacting us tonight. There are a few possible reasons why the fog lights are not working. The first and most common source would be a burned fuse or electrical relay. The second possible reason would be...
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98 mazda b2500 steering wheel was locked. I turned key and wheel and it came loose. now truck don't do anything. battery is fine.
You're not imagining it. The ignition switch is made up of two parts, the lock assembly which handles the job of locking the steering column, and the switch element which does the electrical work. The switch element is made of...
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Car won’t start, battery is good. Head lights in dash won’t come on. Radio comes on. Can’t lock doors.
The only way to rule out the battery as a cause, or contributing factor, is to perform a load test on the battery. If a battery has internal defects, even if fully "charged" it may not be able to supply...
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Brake lights dont work ,changed the brake switch
It is possible that you could have a wiring problem. I would recommend having your brake light circuit inspected by a qualified professional to determine if there are any breaks or shorts in the system. If any breaks or shorts...
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I have a bad idle when the car heats up, it goes into drive and then shakes whenever I stop. The maf and iMac have been cleaned.
The causes of rough idle and poor operation include vacuum leaks and EGR system faults, a faulty idle air control (IAC) valve or circuit, faults in the fuel pump control circuit, defective spark plug(s) or ignition system components, faulty fuel...
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Heater fan comes on when engine is shut off. 2009 Mazda CX 9 AWD
If you are referring to the blower motor in the passenger cabin, a faulty (stuck on) relay is a possible cause but the exact cause would have to be determined in a circuit trace. If the circuit is powered even...
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Car cranks over about 4 times and then acts like it hydrolock but there no spark plugs in the cylinder
If the engine has been rebuilt, and you are attempting to start it for the first time, be sure you have pressurized it with oil. Normally, you cannot have continued cranking with a rebuilt engine as that will cause bearing...
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My battery light in my car keeps turning on and off and when I’m idling there is a winding noise
Charging system output should be verified against factory specifications as the alternator may have failed thus accounting for both the noise and the battery light. It is also possible that the noise could be from a failed serpentine belt that...
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I have a 2007 Mazda 3. The AT light is on and the car is only driving in third gear. It is automatic. How serious is this problem
If a warning light is on, there may be trouble codes available for download. Those codes may provide reliable clues to the nature of the malfunction. Apart from a few external control issues, such as throttle controls and the vehicle...
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Went too long without oil change and started hearing metal clanking noises. What should I do?
Hi Delmy. Thanks for contacting us today. The truth is, without removing the valve covers and inspecting the internal engine components, there is no way to be 100% what damage has occurred and what repairs are needed. When you have...
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Replaced radiator, thermostat,ect sensor, and cooling fan. Now no heat and the car is still running hot???
The lack of heat in the cabin means that either there is trapped air in the cooling system which blocks normal coolant circulation (and, as well, if air is trapped that can cause overheating) or the heater control valve is...
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I have a Mazda 3 2.0 that shuts off after installing a new alternator and battery?
If you disconnect a car battery while the vehicle engine is running, you can fry the PCM, and other electronic modules on the vehicle, due to the resulting voltage excursion. The battery is a large resistive load and voltage on...

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