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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 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 Long Does a Canister Purge Solenoid Last?
The canister purge solenoid is part of the evaporative emission control system (EVAP) in your vehicle. A hose connects the canister purge solenoid to the charcoal canister and then to the...
How Long Does a Downshift Solenoid Last?
If you drive a vehicle that has automatic transmission, then it uses a downshift solenoid. In a manual transmission vehicle, you are changing the gears; however, in an automatic transmission vehicle it...
How Long Does a Shifter Interlock Solenoid Last?
Moving the gear shift from park to drive or reverse lets you move the car when you’re ready, but what happens if you bump the shifter accidentally and aren’t ready to...
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.
How Long Does a Shift Interlock Solenoid Last?
Modern transmissions are much more advanced than they were only a few decades ago, particularly automatic transmission. There are many new features and designs on the market, ranging from ‘slick’ shifting...
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.
How Long Does a Tailgate Lock Solenoid Last?
If you drive a truck and more specifically if you drive a truck that offers keyless entry, then getting into your tailgate is both fast and easy. Part of what makes...
How Long Does an EGR Control Solenoid Last?
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...
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.
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.
How Long Does a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Last?
One of the biggest concerns that most people have about their car is how it runs and idles. Most car owners fail to realize just how many different components have to work...
How Long Does an EVP Shut Off Solenoid Last?
The EVP shut off solenoid is the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve position sensor. With that said, it has a fairly important job to perform that will help ensure your...
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.
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 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 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.
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.

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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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Won't start unless I wiggled the solenoid harness. Extreme break pressing or shifting through gears several times.
There is a ground or broken wire issue in your vehicle causing the engine to not start. Check the harness to the solenoid and see if there is a loose wire or a broken wire. If the wiring is good,...
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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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Timing and crankshaft pulley 2003 Volvo S60
Hi there - you have probably not bent valves yet, but damage is not far away. Replacing timing belts on these engines requires fixtures to hold the crankshaft and camshafts in certain positions while changing the belt for this reason....
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Sometimes key starts now it doesn't. Ignition or solenoid, please help 2005 GMC Envoy
Hi there - it sounds like you have been "jumping" the starter off using a screwdriver to short the power cable from the battery to the starter motor terminal - bypassing the starter solenoid. That would have indicated a bad...
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My car goes click, click, click when I attempt to start. My lights,, horn, etc come on. What may be the issue? 2012 Honda
Hello - your symptoms suggest low voltage to the starter solenoid, or possibly burned starter solenoid contacts. Regardless, there is a voltage drop somewhere in your electrical system. If the battery voltage stay close to or above 12v with the...
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Transmission drives forward in reverse.
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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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While driving my drive decided not engage when I had to stop
Hello. The traction light is like a check engine light for your steering and suspension system. A technician could use a scan tool to pull any error codes to help pinpoint which component is faulty. I believe the problem your...
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I what to watch the video about how to solve this problem of p0756 on Toyota Lexus gx470
Hi there. There is no video on the specific transmission solenoid shift, however, if you click here you can see where the solenoids are located on your transmission and how to remove them to replace them. If you need further...
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Were is the passenger side vvl on 2006 Forester
Hello, thank you for writing in. Standing on the passenger (right) side of the vehicle, you will want to look under the air duct between the intake and the air filter. Below it you will see two connections. One is...
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Steering wheel won't lock. Yellow steering lock warning on dash. Only comes on when removing fob.
Hi there. The issue seems to be the shifter interlock solenoid may be malfunctioning causing the steering wheel lock to not release or not engage. I suggest having the computer scanned for any codes that would be stored or pending...
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Where is the TCC Solenoid location on a 97 cavalier?
The TCC solenoid location is in the front of the transmission on the top of the valve body (brain of the transmission) in the side pan. If you need further assistance with your TCC solenoid location or replacement, then seek...
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Can I try using blue devil head gasket repair even if I'm not even sure that the head gasket is the problem?
You can try the Blue Devil head gasket repair fluid. The only thing is if the cylinder head has a crack, the gasket repair will not effect aluminum or cast iron. For the conditions that your described, either the Idle...
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Hello there.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the vehicle would hesitate to downshift. The first thing you want to do is make sure the engine is well maintained. Make sure you have a clean fuel filter...
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Why does my truck only go forward? I changed the shift solenoid and other sensor on the transmission.
Check the sensors and make sure that the harnesses are plugged into the right sensors. If the wiring is correct, then the shifter to the transmission may not be hooked up properly causing the transmission to stay in a forward...
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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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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 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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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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