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Fuel pump not priming
Hi. The first priority is to get the vehicle to crank over, without engine/camshaft RPM's, the engine computer will not start up the fuel pump. The starting circuit needs to be diagnosed. Some of the causes could be an ignition...
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Fuel gauge not working correctly
Hello, it sounds like the sending unit in the tank is bad. The only way to repair it is to replace the fuel pump assembly in the fuel tank. I would recommend having a technician come out and replace the...
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What is the hose that comes out of the top of the transmission ,goes straight up, curls over and has open end
This hose is a vent hose for the transmission and would not be connected to anything. The vent is used by the transmission so it will not build up internal pressure and push oil out of any seals. If you...
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Metal sounds at startup and during driving
A couple of different items can cause the rattling you have described. The most likely would be a belt idler, belt tensioner, engine top end noise, or an engine knock. I would have this checked soon to prevent any further...
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Pistons with spark issues
Hello there, a few different components can cause the engine to lose spark. It could be a fouled or faulty spark plug, distributor, or a wiring issue. I recommend having a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to...
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Car idling roughly and jerking, check engine light came on
Quite a few items can cause a misfire condition in your vehicle. Usually worn spark plugs are the most common cause, so they are usually replaced first before diagnosis can proceed any further. Since yours have been replaced as well...
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The car suddenly died out at the traffic light
Hello there, many different faults can cause a vehicle to stall when stopped. A few of the most common causes would include: torque converter issues, a bad mass air flow sensor, exhaust and vacuum leaks, a faulty EGR valve, a...
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Shifting issues, check engine light on
Hello there, a few different things could potentially cause this fault. The most common would be a neutral safety switch, transmission shift linkage fault, or a transmission fault. A technician will first inspect the Check Engine Light for exactly what...
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Squealing noise
Hello. It sounds like your drive belt may need adjusting. Drive belts that are too loose can squeal, especially when the engine is cold. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, adjust your belt to...
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My dashboard and running lights are not working.
There is a 10 amp fuse in the engine compartment fuse box #7 that sends power to the head light switch and powers the dash and running lights. Check to see if this fuse is good and has power to...
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Car vibrating while in drive or idling
Hi, it sounds like your motor mounts have worn out or are beginning to wear out. Motor mounts connect the engine to the frame of the body and help absorb the vibrations that the engine create, to make the ride...
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Will running your car's a/c unit with a broken a/c compressor cause the transmission to act up?
Air conditioner compressors are not engaged unless the air conditioning is switched ON. Mounted to the front of the A/C compressor is an electro-magnetic clutch. Meaning, the clutch and belt spin freely without the internals of the compressor engaged and...
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Brake pads
Without seeing the vehicle, an exact cause for your concerns cant be determined however, it is possible that the impact affected the brakes somehow. Clutch adjustments can be required with mechanical clutch systems, to maintain proper pedal height and engagement....
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i am trying to drop the pedal box to the floor but its getting hooked up on the brake cable connection part
The space is very tight and you may have to do a little extra maneuvering or you may need to take out a couple extra parts for room so that you can wiggle things out. If you are still looking...
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Which type of wiring kit do I need to buy to rewire the interior fuse box?
I don't know what the resale value is of your car, but I tend to believe the mechanic that advised you is correct. Keep in mind you are about to undertake a complicated project that only the most experienced among...
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Car shuts off while driving
This sounds like potentially a mass air flow sensor problem. The mass air flow sensor monitors the air flow into the engine and when this is faulty can cause reactions much like what you are describing. I would suggest having...
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Clicks but won't start
It sounds like you probably have a bad battery. A certified mechanic should be able to test the battery to see if it is performing correctly. If the battery is good, there could be a bad connection in the electrical...
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I recently had a new stereo installed in my mirage, and now the airbag light is on. How do i reset it or get it to go out.
The Air Bag Light would set a code in the computer and should be checked by the dealer since you are still under factory warranty unless the stereo installer damaged the wiring or something to do with the airbag. I...
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have to clutch start everytime we want to go somewhere
Hello there, many faults will prevent your 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage from starting normally. You have done well in replacing the battery and starter first as these are the usual causes. Other potential faults are the battery cables, ignition switch, battery...
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Can i make a new sump gasket for my 98 lancer from cork or rubber gasket sheet or do i need to buy a new one?
Hello. If you have reason to believe that your oil sump may be sludgey, due to waiting too long in between services, then it may not be a bad idea to clean it out. Cleaning the pan / sump out...

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