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Engine light stays on until I refuel and reset
Hello. It sounds like you have a programming issue in the computer. The computer is not properly detecting the fuel level in the tank. I would like to know what the code that is coming up, but you need to...
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Hard to shift into gear.
Hi there. The clutch may be worn out causing the disks to slip and not disengage the transmission from the engine. Also, the slave cylinder could not be fully moving all the way causing the clutch to not fully disengage....
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Why does my engine surge when the cruise control is on in my 2017 Kia Sportage
Hello. This commonly occurs due to the fact that this engine is underpowered. The smaller engine in your vehicle has a problem maintaining speed which causes this fluctuation. I have seen a lot of complaints on this vehicle for this....
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My engine is having a hard time starting.
Hi there. Check the battery cables to see if they are tight and clean. Check the wire and make sure that there is no corrosion (looks green on the wires). Check the battery voltage after the vehicle has sat all...
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Tcs on all time consumes more petrol??
Hi there: The traction control system uses wheel speed sensors to detect when one or more of the car’s wheels lose grip and traction. When the system registers a loss of traction in one or more of the wheels, a...
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Loud clicking sound in left front wheel
Hi There, The clicking sound you are hearing is quite likely related to a damaged CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train...
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Engine with replaced head using a lot of oil
Hello. One of the biggest problems that happens during overheating is that additional damage to internal engine components caused by the head gasket being damaged. Although a professional mechanic is trained to inspect all components that could be impacted, more...
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DBC light is lit up on the dash (red).
Hi there. The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) light is on for either the system is active by having pushed the on button or the controller under the dash is malfunctioning. First look for the button that turns on the downhill...
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When I turn my car on it neither drives forward nor drives in reverse.
Hi there. With the engine off, put the transmission in any gear other than park. See if the vehicle is able to move. If the vehicle is able to move, then Start up the engine and put the transmission in...
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I have a 2002 Kia sportage and it wants to crank over but it won't once it gets started it will shut off after idling
Stalling can be caused by a number of components or issues. A vacuum leak will make the fuel mixture very lean in some instances and make the engine stall. A cracked air intake tube, cracked intake manifold gasket, or a...
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Car is jumping when i come to complete stop
Hi there: If by jumping you mean that the engine is running rough, then it's most likely caused by a vacuum leak, dirty or faulty fuel injectors, mass air flow sensor or perhaps other fuel system components. A "wobble" is...
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The Check Engine Light came up with the code P2017, what do I need to replace?
If you are getting this code it is due to one of two things. The vast majority of the time it is caused by a failure in the variable charge motion actuator, which is the same part that you mentioned....
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Is it dangerous to drive a car when you smell gas?
Hi there. When you opened the hood to add engine oil to the engine and you smelt fuel vapors, there could be an issue with the fuel injectors. Most likely the fuel injector o-rings have split or cracked. When a...
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Rusted oil pan
This suggests you may have a leak due to a failing gasket or potentially a hole in your oil pan due to the rust corrosion. This suggests you may have a leak resulting from a bad oil pan gasket. This...
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My turn signal and hazard lights are not working
The first place to start would be to check the signal and/or flasher fuse to make sure it is good. Also, check the bulbs to be sure. Signal and hazard warning lights are activated by a flasher relay. The relay...
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Heater want stay hot
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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My car is empty after 2 days of fill up is my car fuel economy bad
Your fuel mileage should not be based on time but by how many miles you drive. You should fill the tank completely and mark the miles you have. Drive a couple hundred miles and then fill the tank again and...
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Car does not always start.
This may suggest a weak battery or potentially a faulty starter solenoid. Although, a faulty starter solenoid is possible, the fact that you are able to get it started without any trouble by jumping suggests that the starter solenoid may...
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I have a bad oxygen sensor, bad power steering sensor, and a bad cam shaft sensor? Should I replace any of them?
When you say you have three bad sensors I can only assume you have had them tested and the end result is three bad sensors. If they tested bad then they should be replaced. The power steering sensor senses the...
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P0605 & p2105
Hello, thank you for writing in. Lets take a look at these codes separately at first. The P0605 codes stands for a malfunction with the main computer's (PCM-power train control module) ROM (or "Read Only Memory"). The P2105 is then...

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