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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Canister Purge Solenoid
Common signs of a problem with a car EVAP canister purge solenoid include rough idle, difficulty starting, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
P2725 OBD-II Trouble Code: P2725 – Press Ctrl Solenoid E Electrical
P2725 P2725 Code Definition The P2725 code is a generic powertrain code related to an issue with the transmission or gear box. In this case, it means an abnormality has been detected in the electronic pressure control solenoid or solenoid...
How to Replace a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Variable valve timing solenoids fail when the Check Engine Light comes on, fuel economy is reduced, there is a rough idle, or loss of power.
5 Common Reasons Why Your Car Door Isn’t Locking Properly
Are your power locks keeping you from getting into your car, or locking it when you leave? You need to know what’s...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Common signs of a faulty VVT solenoid include the Check Engine Light coming on, dirty engine oil, rough engine idle, and decreased fuel economy.
How to Test a Starter Solenoid
Starter solenoids are attached to the starter. Test the solenoid with jump cables - when the solenoid fails, the car starter needs to be replaced.
How to Replace a Tailgate Lock Solenoid
The tailgate lock solenoid controls the locking mechanism on your trunk or tailgate and needs to be replaced if your tailgate doesn't unlock.
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Solenoid
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems are controlled by the EGR control solenoid, which is controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM).
How to Replace a Canister Purge Solenoid
The canister purge solenoid prevents harmful vapor from releasing into the atmosphere. A faulty solenoid will not allow you to pass an emissions test.
How to Replace the Downshift Solenoid in Your Car
Downshift solenoids in your transmission give you a seamless experience when braking, and are important to make sure brakes always work properly.
How to Replace an EVP Shut Off Solenoid
An EGR valve is essential to the EGR system in your vehicle. For this valve to work, the EVP shut off solenoid must monitor its position and function.
How to Replace an Evaporation Vent Solenoid
Emissions are regulated in part by the EVAP vent solenoid which goes bad when your car fails emissions testing or has extra pressure in the gas tank.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tailgate Lock Solenoid
Common signs include the tailgate not unlocking and the tailgate opening on its own without any buttons being pressed.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch
Common signs include a rough engine idle, the Check Engine Light coming on, and the engine stumbling when climbing hills or under load.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Interlock Solenoid
The shift interlock solenoid needs to be replaced if the vehicle cannot shift out of park and the battery is not dead.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EVP Shut Off Solenoid
Common signs include poor cold start performance, the Check Engine Light coming on, and failing an emissions test.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EGR Control Solenoid
Common signs include engine performance issues like decreased power and acceleration, engine pings or knocks, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Downshift Solenoid
Common signs that this component of automatic transmissions is failing include erratic or late shifting and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Downshift Solenoid
Common signs that this component of automatic transmissions is failing include erratic or late shifting and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How Long Does an EGR Control Solenoid Last?
In In order to help reduce the amount of engine emissions cars have what is called an EGR system, which is an exhaust gas recirculation system. The way it works is that exhaust gas is added back into the fuel/air...

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Have rapid clicking noise around the transfer case.
Sounds like the shifter solenoid is stuck in a position and will not disengage. Try removing the harness to the shifter solenoid on the transfer case and see if the noise goes away. If it does, then the shifter solenoid...
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Trunk latch is not working
If the trunk releases manually, but does not open with the fob or interior button, the problem is likely a failed trunk solenoid. Especially since you said it makes a strange sound when you attempt to open it. That implies...
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Trouble starting the car.
It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...
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Transmission
An appropriate diagnostic to resolve your issue is a failure to shift inspection. Of course, first check your transmission's fluid level and condition. A really low fluid level can cause shift difficulties. Typically, if a transmission fails to automatically shift...
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Starter problem
This suggests you may have a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Rattle noise
Hi there. Either the engine's timing tensioner is loose and not pressurizing up when the engine is started up or the camshaft variable timing solenoid is sticking when the engine oil is thick - cold. I recommend putting in an...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
This may be related to a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse, relay or starter...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
it sounds like your starter solenoid may be failing. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Check engine light stays on
Hello. In order to know why the light is on, I would need to know the codes from the computer. It can be anything for a computer issue to a bad gas cap. I usually scan the computer first to...
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Check engine light on
There are a wide variety of reasons why the Check Engine Light switch may be still on. In this era of Honda pilots, there was a known issue related to the transmission torque converter clutch solenoid which controls the engagement...
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Car won't turn over
This may potentially be a faulty starter solenoid or relay depending on the symptoms. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a...
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Car will not crank
This may be a faulty starter that is going bad or potentially a failing starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may...
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Car clicks before starting
It sounds like you may have a starter solenoid that may be in the beginning stages of failing or potentially a weak battery. Typically, when a battery is weak you may have some erratic start failures that will usually result...
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My VTEC engine variable timing solenoid keeps going bad every week to two weeks, yet that's the only code that pops up on Autozone
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fact the solenoid continuously fails may indicate that electrical side or mechanical side behind it is not working properly. You can do two things to start off diagnostics. First, considering the interaction with...
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Car won't crank, or start but I have a clicking noise 2004 Infiniti G35
Hello - check battery and ground cables for good, clean connections with no corrosion. Next, check for 12v at the starter solenoid "trigger" wire connector on the starter (when the key is in the "Start" position). Your "clicking" noise sounds...
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Negative battery terminal sparks/smokes no power to car
Hi there. Check the condition of the starter wires when they were installed. See if the small remote wire on the starter solenoid is touching the main battery cable wire on the starter solenoid. If these two wires were to...
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I have a 2002 Chrysler 300m that had been sitting up for a year. I replaced the rack and pinion but when backing up steering is hard.
Hi there. The issue with the steering being hard seems to be with the pump still having air in it. Start the engine and open the bleed valve slightly. Turn the steering wheel several times from left to right and...
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When a car doesn't want to shift, what sensor is it for on a Cadillac SRX 2005?
Hi there. There are three different types of sensors and solenoids that will cause a transmission to not shift. 1. --- Transmission Position Sensor 2. --- Vehicle Speed Sensor 3. --- Shift Solenoids All three types of sensors and solenoids...
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I just rebuilt my 65 RFE transmission and it works great but am getting the code 4th gear ratio incorrect.
Check the transmission fluid and see if its full and clean. If the fluid is original, then I suggest flushing out the fluid and changing the transmission oil filter. If the fluid is good and has been changed, then the...

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