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Car makes a metal rattling sound when stepping on the gas. It has gotten worse over time?
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My car gets these p0340 code no start as well as no rpm when cranking
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Car dies when accelerating.
Hi there: I don't suspect your battery is the issue; but there could be a problem with your alternator. The battery's primary job is to provide cranking amps to start the vehicle. Once it's started, power to the vehicle and...
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Change electrical shift solenoid A p0753
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Noise in CV Joint
CV joint failure is very common on front wheel drive cars like yours. The CV joints are a ball-in-groove arrangement that allows the axle to drive the front wheels while the wheels are steering. When they get some age on...
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My car idles up and down after it warms up--rpms jumping up and down about every second between, about, 1600 and 1900.
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Trouble starting car after refueling.
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whats wrong with your car dies often and sputters and uses more gas then usual
The symptoms you are describing mean that there is a fault or faults in the ignition, fuel, or air induction systems. Occasionally, the cause is found outside the engine though, for example, if the exhaust system is severely restricted. The...
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Brake lights on constantly
Hi there: It's quite possible that you have a faulty electrical relay from the fuse box to the brake lights that is supplying power to illuminate the light at all times. It's also possible that a brake sensor on top...
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Car battery can't keep a charge.
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If I remove the crankshaft balancer gear box from the oil pan does it damage the engine? 2006 Mazda 6
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transmission shift shock
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