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What is a Powertrain Warranty and Why Does it Matter?
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What does it mean if the Throttle Control/Powertrain Light comes on in the dash?
If you see a light on the dash that looks like a little wrench, it means that the computer has detected a problem with the engine or transmission. This is the Throttle Control/Powertrain Light. It should only come on if...
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What Is the Problem When the Check Engine Light Comes On?
The Check Engine Light is on most vehicles built in the last twenty years. The light is used to alert the operator of the vehicle that there is a problem that needs to be looked at as soon as possible....
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Engine losing power while driving
Hello. Pinpointing where the noise is coming from will greatly help us determine why there is power loss. If the drive train makes noise and the engine seems to lose power, that usually indicates a transmission issue. Have the transmission...
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What should i check next?
Hello. It sounds as if the issue you are experiencing could be computer related. I would recommend taking your vehicle to a professional with a high tech scan tool in order to check your powertrain control module for proper function....
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Belt, pump, and gauge problems
Hello! There is likely an issue wth the oil pressure sensor causing the flashing Oil Light. I suggest having a technician test the sensor by the use of a multimeter. Also, be sure to have the oil level checked; a...
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can the pcm/ecu/ecm drain the alternator
No, the alternator provides voltage to the battery and other components. The PCM could possibly discharge a battery if it leaves a relay or another circuit on, but most likely is is not the cause of your alternator failure. If...
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Car shakes and shimmies
This seems to be a common problem that Jeep has yet to address. Many people have had this TCM flash that you are talking about. Some vehicles will see an improvement from this flash and others will not. For the...
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Powertrain warning appeared on my Ford Mondeo.
Unfortunately, without additional detail as to the symptoms the car may be displaying, it is not possible to say whether or not the car will be safe to drive a long distance. The warning could be caused be a wide...
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My transit van's powertrain light is coming on. Is it easy to fix, how long will it take, and is it costly?
Hi there. It would be really hard to say what it will cost to fix and how long it will take without knowing first what is going on. This light can come on for a number of reasons, some of...

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