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Thumping noise after replacing motor mounts & tranny
Hello. The thumping noise that you hear is probably coming from one of the motor mounts that was replaced. The bolts that hold the mount down could be loose or it is possible that one of the mounts are defective....
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Failed smog test
Hello. The catalytic converter acts as a filter for exhaust gasses emitted from the vehicle. This purpose of this is to reduce the pollutants that are expelled into the environment. The first thing you could try is adding a catalytic...
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Minivan shutting down; cleaned IAC
Hello. It is possible that cleaning the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve would fix this problem permanently. However, because it is not likely that all of the dirt was cleaned out the IAC valve it may fail again. It would...
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Minivan stalls when slowing down
Hello. You may have a problem with the throttle position sensor, the idle air control valve, or the mass airflow sensor. All of these sensors help monitor and control the air/fuel mixture entering the engine. If that mixture gets imbalanced,...
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Codes showing: P0171, P0420, P0174
Hello. These diagnostic trouble codes are an indication that there could be a problem with the oxygen sensor or that there is a vacuum leak. It is possible that the vacuum leak is located in the intake manifold. These codes...
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Vehicle will not start
Check the 30A EGI fuse in the underhood fuse box as this can prevent starting. Check if the immobilizer light illuminates. If the immobilizer system is causing the "won't run" condition, it will allow the engine to start and run...
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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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Does not start,possible anti theft mode not sure.
If you have a non factory alarm then it may be defective. You will need to have it disabled and removed from the vehicle. Most non factory alarms will disable the starter and most factory alarms will disable the ignition...
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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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cant remove the key from the ignition/or turn it to the lock position on the ignition unless i disconnect the battery...
Hello there, A few different faults will cause your 2002 Mazda MPV to get the key stuck in the ignition. The most common faults would be the ignition switch, key cylinder, worn key, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified...
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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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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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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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Is the pricing below fair? And can I drive the van?
The pricing sounds a little high to me, but prices will vary among service stations as they advertise different labor rates and have different part price markup guidelines that they follow. Many service stations may mark parts up a fill...
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I have weak battery that caused me to have to be jumped every couple times started. Now it wont turn over at all. Is it starter
Hello. You are correct. There is a very strong chance that the starter has gone bad. If the solenoid is serviceable and you want to attempt to change only that, and you may be able to prolong the life of...

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