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Vehicle will not start
Hello. It sounds like your vehicle's security system is activated. In order for your vehicle to start again the system needs to be reset or disabled. This particular model of vehicle may have a small black button underneath the dash,...
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Is the pcv supposed to fit loose on the valve cover? And how do you remove the pcv itself?
The PCV on this engine has a lock tab and unscrews from the valve cover. The tab may break when you try and remove it so make sure you have the correct one before you try and remove the old...
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My mpv gave a code Shift Solenoid Stuck On just replaced solenoid a and b still dont work . wont drive
Return the vehicle to the shop that replaced the shift solenoids and have them check again. Most reputable shops provide a brief warranty on their repairs. If the repair was made by you, double check all the electrical connectors, on...
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Whenever we start the van every now and then, it won't start on the first time. and then it will on the second time.
Hi, thanks for writing in. There are a couple of possibilities. If the problem is lack of cranking the engine over, the problem could be a worn ignition switch, starter solenoid or starter - due to burned contacts in any...
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Why is my key not coming out of the ignition unless I disconnect the battery?
Your issue is very likely related to a component called a "shift lock". It's a switch placed by the shift lever that only allows the key to be removed if the car is in park or neutral. This switch has...
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Catalytic shows not ready
Hi, thanks for writing in. The blinking light means you most likely have a misfire in one or more cylinders from an oil leak, from the valve cover getting on spark plug boots and shorting the cylinder out. The valve...
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P1743
This code is for a transmission overdrive solenoid problem. The overdrive solenoid would need to be tested to see if it has the proper resistance of 10 to 20 ohms. If it is okay then the harness will need to...
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Q: My Check Engine Light is on and my engine misfires
Hello there. Many common faults could cause your vehicle to have a cylinder #2 misfire. The most common faults are the spark plugs, spark plug wires, coil, fuel injector, a vacuum leak, or low compression in the #2 cylinder. Given...
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My car is shaking when I am not driving but still.
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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does defective ball joint affect the operation of alternator?
Your ball joint will have nothing to do with the alternator at all. The ball joint is part of the lower control arm of the vehicles suspension and steering. The alternator is mounted on the engine and is used to...
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i have 3 code on my car P0431, P0174, P0305
Noise in exhaust systems occurs due to leaks as well as internal failure of the baffles in the muffler or resonator. So, just because there are no leaks, doesn't mean the exhaust system will be noise free. An [engine/exhaust noise...
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Wondering whether I can use prestone 5050 antifreeze coolant instead of fl22.?
While the green coolant or "safe for use in all vehicles" type coolants may be less expensive than what is in your cooling system, I HIGHLY recommend you do not mix them. Different coolants have different chemical properties. They can...
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Can a bad fuel pump cause overheating and loss of coolant.
Hello. We will be happy to help you. The coolant system and the fuel system are unrelated. If one is malfunctioning it will not have an effect on the other one. The fuel pump is also not belt driven, I...
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engine fan noise
The engine should always operate in the "normal" range as shown on your temperature gauge. If the temperature is too high, shut down the engine as overheating can have disastrous consequences (costly repairs). If too low, that is not an...
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Car has shut off because of overheating.. What to do
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Hi i was wondering the price to cahange my water pump on my 2006 Mazda MVP
Hello there. We'd be happy to provide you with a price estimate to have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a water pump replacement. In order to do so, we need to collect a...
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got spark, got gas from injectors, cranks but won't start
You will need to check to see if there is spark getting to the spark plugs at end of wires. You may need a cap and rotor. If there is spark at plugs and have fuel pressure and injector pulse...
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My van is a mazda mpv 2003. Our van was overheating. So we pulled over and all our water from the radiator leaked out.
You need to check the right rear under vehicle to see if your rear a/c heater hose is leaking or broke the control valve. If you did not break a hose you can bypass heater core by connecting the two...
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How do you access the exhaust manifold behind the engine on a 2001 mazda mpv lx
Hi Robert. Thanks for the question. You are correct, gaining access to the rear exhaust manifold bolts can be tricky on this Mazda. I would recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for your Mazda, as it will provide you...
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What causes reverse to go out in automatic transmission mini van
If you have all the forward gears and do not have any reverse then you may have an internal reverse band problem or the reverse solenoid is the problem. You will need to have the transmission computer scanned and transmission...

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