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Drove without oil; car shaking, cut out
If the engine had no oil in it, the shaking, noise, and eventual seizure of the engine would have been the result of that. The engine is also more likely to overheat. The white smoke that you saw is likely...
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Key not turning in the ignition
The steering wheel may be torque locked, try turning the wheel from side to side while turning the key. Also, make sure the vehicle is in Park. You may have to have the ignition lock cylinder replaced. I recommend having a...
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Exhaust sound
The exhaust would need to be inspected to determine the cause of the noise; it could be coming from the muffler, or indicate a problem with piping, or the converter. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one...
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battery
Hi! You must discontinue this process as it will cause damage to the vehicle's battery. If the battery is not receiving a sufficient charge from the alternator, the battery may drain while driving the vehicle down the road. My recommendation...
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Startup difficulty
Hello there, a few different things can cause an intermittent no start condition. The most likely causes are the battery, fuel pump, starter, ignition switch, battery cable or a wiring fault. You have replaced a few of these components, but...
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Battery dies when the car sits for two days
A few different things can cause the battery to die when the car sits. The most likely cause is a parasitic draw. The draw can be from many different issues, from the radio to a power window. This draw causes...
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Transmission issues, rough shifting and noise
Many different faults can cause the vehicle to shift roughly. The most common would be low fluid level in the transmission, transmission mounts, the torque converter, or one of the shift solenoids. If you'd like to get this checked before...
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Idling problems and difficult startup
There are many different items that can cause the vehicle to idle poorly. The most common would be the spark plugs and wires, MAF sensor, vacuum leak, IAC valve, exhaust leak, or oxygen sensor failure. I recommend having the vehicle...
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Shoulder harness stuck
The drivers seat belt tensioner is damaged and should be replaced. Doing so requires removing interior panels and special tools. If you would like to have this repaired, have a qualified mechanic come visit your home or office to repair...
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Does my power steering pump need to be replaced?
Your car may very well likely have a power steering leak somewhere in one of the lines. As you may know, the power steering system is a very highly pressurized system that works on hydraulic pressure (in some cases up...

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