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Car jerking at high temperatures
A lot of people have a misconception about traction control. Traction control is not a system of its own, it has no module no parts no wires. It is actually an agreement if you will between different systems on your...
Car accelerating while in park, shifts slowly.
The most likely issue here would be a faulty idle air control valve. This can cause the RPMs to rise when the transmission is in park and the engine is just idling. When the engine is not running correctly, the...
Need a diagnosis.
I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic. They have the experience and equipment to diagnose exactly why your vehicle will not start.
Cylinders cracked, Bad coil so only 5 of 6 cylinders fire, burns oil
What you do with it only depends on how much time you want to put into selling it. In many cities you can call a wrecking yard and they will often come pick up the car and give you some...
I can't jumpstart my car
Hi, there could be multiple things involved with this issue. An engine requires three things in order to run by itself; fuel, spark, and compression of air. It sounds like the engine is able to run for a few seconds,...
Exhaust malfunction
Hello. Most of the time with this problem, your EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve and EGR solenoid need to be replaced in order to fix your problem. Sometimes this problem can be corrected by cleaning out the EGR valve and...
Reduced power when accelerating
There are a quite a few possibilities. If the engine is running rough, you may have a misfire. If there is a problem with the turbo, you will have little power. The mass airflow sensor measures the airflow to the...
Car only cranking
There can be a variety of reasons as to why your Mazda Millenia will crank but not start. We can eliminate the starter and battery as a concern, since we know from the description that it cranks, therefore I would...
Car shuts off after sometime I start the engine!
A poor engine idle could be due to a faulty idle air controller or IAC for short. The IAC controls the engine idle speed by allowing more or less air into the intake manifold. More air equals high RPM, less...
On highway, car jerks and RPMs rise sharply
When an engines rotation speed increases the speed should increase. If it isn't, then there is likely an issue with the torque converter (an automatic transmissions clutch). If the speed is increasing, it could be an issue with the cruise...
After adding oil, car started jerking
I would do an oil and filter change and get that squared away. If the problem persists, it is definitely unrelated. Once in a pinch I had accidentally topped off 5w30 with 10w30 and did not have any problems. But...
When accelerate, car hesitates and jerks
It's hard to say the shop is wrong when they have been able to visually inspect the car while I have not. If you do not trust the shop's diagnosis, it cannot hurt to get another mechanic to take a...
Drove in rain, parked for a day, car won't start
No, absolutely not. The good news is that this is such an obvious problem, I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that you have a cracked or otherwise failed distributer cap. Replace that cap and you should...
After sitting overnight, white smoke when car starts
If it isn't grayish or blueish, then its just steam and it's nothing to worry about. Even if it is grayish / bluish, thats a little bit of oil burning, which wouldn't be all that surprising for a 15 year...
Cam gear markings
Yes, this is possible. There are some engines like Toyotas 3.x series engines which use the same gear for both banks, but one side is the reverse of the other. Pay very close attention to all of your parts on...

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