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Front fender and fog light detached from car
I hope you did not receive injuries to yourself. The damage included with these parts of the vehicle being torn off makes for a costly repair, and is best managed by a collision center. The facility will be able to...
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Serpentine belt broke off twice
Hi. You have two belts, one controls the power steering and AC, the other the alternator and water pump. The only thing that breaks a belt like you described is a seized or binding accessory. With the belts off, each...
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Cutting out won't start
Hello. If you're getting proper fuel, and the alternator and starter are working as they should, I would check for loose wiring related to the alternator and battery and I will also test the battery to make sure that it is...
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Won' start or shift
Hello. You have a wide variety of problems there. The ignition key not turning could be due to a faulty ignition cylinder. If you are having trouble getting the car in gear and the engine will just revs up when...
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No power when accelerating
Hello! I believe the problem is likely to do with the mass air flow sensor. When this sensor is at fault it will be sending a regular error inlet reading which will cause computer to incorrectly apply air fuel ratio....
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Power windows don't work
Hi! Will be happy to help you. It sounds like there's a short in the system somewhere such as a power wire grounding before it is supposed to. The short has to be in the window switch circuit. I suggest...
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Won't move drive reverse
Hi! The screeching sound you're talking about sounds like a worn drive belt and the scraping sound will likely be related to the brakes of the vehicle. I suggest that you have a technician overlook the vehicle and specifically inspect the...
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Confused about the type of belts in my car's engine
Your vehicle has three separate belts: One belt drives the generator and water pump; One drives the power steering pump and the air conditioner compressor; The third belt is the timing belt. Given that your vehicle is 16 years old,...
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Power steering and oil leaks - 2000 Kia Sephia
Hi there. If you are having multiple leaks on the vehicle, the first thing you would need to do is degrease the vehicle and recheck to see where the oil leaks are coming from. The power steering could be just...
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How should I test the ECT sensor's three terminals?
The ECT or engine coolant temperature sensor is tested by using a scanner to scan for codes and then monitor data from sensor to see if the temperature input from sensor matches the manual temperature check at the ECT sensor...
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When taking off car has slow acceleration.
Are you trying to say it feels like the transmission is slipping? In this case, you would be applying the throttle and you hear the engine speed rising but the car does not move as quickly as it should. In...
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i have an electrical issue
Hi there. Sometimes this type of issue is caused by a damaged electrical relay that supplies power to the power window. There are different relays; one supplying power to the main module, and one for each power window motor. The...
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Intermittent Stalling
Hi there. When your car starts then dies, and you smell a lot of exhaust or burnt fuel, it is typically due to a problem with the mass air flow sensor or EGR valve. The mass air flow sensor records...
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Speedometer/odometer quit working.
The speedometer is electronically controlled. Typically, there is a mini stepper (positioning) motor mounted on the instrument cluster PCB and it receives a signal from a speed sensor within the transmission. A wiring harness interconnects these components. The speed sensor...
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Hi patrick my car stuck in park and it doesnt have the little button u push ?
Hi there. It's possible that the shifter itself is damaged or that the brake switch under the brake pedal is not working correctly which can cause this issue as well. There are other possible reasons for this to happen, so...
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I put new plugs in it but it still won't run it dies
Hi there. When a car starts then dies, it can be caused by multiple component of sensor failures, ranging from fuel system components like the mass air flow sensor, O2 sensors or throttle body / fuel injectors that are clogged....
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Leaking Radiator?Car overheated
I would advise against the use of liquid products that are supposed to stop leaks like Bars Leak and K Seal. They do their job by having solid particles gather at the leak and swell up, much the same way...
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my car wont start ittries toturn over butdont
You have not specified whether the starter motor works or not versus a circumstance where the engine does crank but won't catch and run. I will cover both scenarios for you. Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic...
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Master cylinder valve leaking - why? 2011 Kia Sophia
Hi there - it is unlikely that use of the wrong fluid would cause a brake valve leak. Most brake issues originate from absorption of water into brake fluid that isn't changed for many years. This may be a simple...

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