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How to Replace the Electronic Spark Control Module
The car ignition has an electronic spark control module that fails when the Check Engine Light illuminates or if the engine does not start.
How to Diagnose a No-Spark or Loss of Power Condition on a Modern Car
Misfires caused by a loss of power condition on a car can be tricky to diagnose, but are necessary to fix to avoid further damage and costly repairs.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Chevrolet Spark
The Chevy Spark nimbly walks the line between being functional and being totally adorable. In the spirit of mini cars past like the Ford Festiva and the Yugo, this spritely little creation offers...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Don’t Have Kids
Buying a used car is rarely a simple process, but if you don’t have kids, you have many more options than those who have to account for additional passengers. There are...
The Best Used Cars to Buy That Can Be Towed Behind an RV
Summer is a great time for a road trip, but often travelers like bringing all the conveniences of home along, in the form of an RV. Then they tow...

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Vehicle stalled while driving and will not restart
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you will likely want to look into is the fuel on the spark plugs. It sounds like one of your fuel injectors may have failed. If they are leaking and too...
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A local Chevy dealer wants $385 to replace a coolant reservoir tank on my 2014 Chevy Spark. Isn't that kind of high?
Hi there. The local dealerships could have a specific charge for replacing the reservoir. Their price includes the following: Dianostic charge Coolant reservoir (parts) Coolant (from draining the system) Each shop is different in their pricing depending on...
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Clutch/gearbox oil 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Hi there - your Spark clutch is a "dry" clutch, which is to say oil/grease are the last thing you want near the clutch friction surface. It does sound like yours is slipping, and may have gotten engine oil or...
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Turns over but wont start
A no start diagnostic would reveal the cause. Try holding the accelerator pedal to the floor and cranking the engine. If the idle air control valve is stuck closed and/or the intake air charge is insufficient, the vehicle should start...
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2011 Chevy Aveo has no spark at cylinders 2 and 3
The coils on your vehicle are all housed together in a carrier assembly. If two of the four coils aren't producing spark, there's a good chance the carrier is to blame. A professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can repair...
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Half of my sparks aren't working.
Hi there. If the engine is running rough and it is not firing on the three cylinders, then either the spark plug wire has too much resistance or the spark plug is fouled out. Put a spark plug tester on...
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The car over heated and now i don't have spark. 2005 Saturn Ion
If this occurred right after the engine overheated then the excessive heat may have damaged the computer or it may have a circuit issue. I would typically need to test the circuit to see if there is voltage present. It...
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Why would one cylinder not get spark on my 1998 Ford Escort
Hello. If you are getting good spark out of the other 3 wires and not that one in particular then that is typically a coil issue. Your ignition system uses the waste spark method meaning two plugs always fire together,...
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I had a fuel pump,filter,and the gas tank cleaned and lined in my 1985 Cadillac Seville the car is surging it cuts off but crank r
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be experiencing a wide variety of issues. Considering the age of the vehicle, the list can get even more extensive. Unfortunately, this is going to be a process of elimination until...
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Starting
Hello, thank you for writing in. When diagnosing an issue like this, you need to take a moment to bring it back to the basics. The car needs fuel, air, and spark to run. If the engine is turning over...
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Replacement cost for head gasket
If the vehicle engine has overheated so severely that the head gasket was ruined, the cylinder head and block could be warped and such would have to be corrected prior to applying a new head gasket. Cylinder head gasket replacement...
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No spark 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello - your symptoms suggest someone may have "worked on" this without your awareness of what might have been done. Hate that! You will likely have to get out a voltmeter and start following the electrical path to the plugs....
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Check Engine light is on . Air goes from cool to hot
Hi Olivia. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When a warning light is illuminated on your dashboard, it's because a sensor or vehicle monitoring system has detected a mechanical or electrical fault with a particular part or vehicle system. It is...
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My car cranks over, but won't start, or even sound like it might.
Hello, It sounds like you may have a bad fuel pressure regulator or potentially a leaking or faulty fuel injector. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to run a fuel pressure test to determine...
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Car shakes and engine light blinking
Hi Luis. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing sounds quite a bit like a loose or damaged vacuum line. However, it's quite possible that you've got an ignition system problem that is causing an engine misfire to...
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How often should I get my spark plugs replaced in my 2014 Chevrolet Spark
Hello. GM recommends that you have the spark pugs replaced ever 97,500 miles. This is part of their normal maintenance schedule. If you need to have this service done, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to...
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No spark..
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is make sure you have a fully functioning battery, and it is best to go have it tested. Then you can check the available power to your ignition...
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Hello! I was running low on coolant so I added water until I could buy some. Now that I bought coolant, can I add it on top of the
If you have been running low on coolant and been adding water instead of coolant then you do not know the coolant level of protection for anti-boil or anti-freeze and should replace all the coolant fluid in the car. If...
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Hello! I was running low on coolant so I added water until I could buy some.
This time of year you need not worry about running for a few weeks until you can get the coolant changed. Keep in mind that you might have a leak that needs attention and don't let it get low until...
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When recently parking, I selected reverse gear on a manual car and It moved backwards and all of a sudden it started to make noise.
Hi there. It sounds like the reverse input gear has ground off and now the high gear which is for direct drive of overdrive is engaged. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help...

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