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How Long Does a Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Last?
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Position Sensor
Common signs of a faulty crankshaft position sensor include issues starting the vehicle, intermittent stalling, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How Long Does a Throttle Body Temp Sensor Last?
The throttle body is an important part of your vehicle and should be monitored regularly. The throttle body temp sensor is a sensor that is mounted on the throttle body....
How Long Does a Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Last?
The throttle/accelerator pedal position sensor detects the position of the accelerator pedal. This information is then transmitted to the vehicle’s computer - the engine control module (ECM). From there, the data...
How Long Does a Throttle Kicker Actuator Last?
What happens when you turn down things in your vehicle such as the air conditioner? It slows down in a controlled manner. Just like when you decrease your speed it's not...
How to Keep Your Car From Stalling
When driving a car, we expect it to get us from point A to point B without any issues. It can become unnerving to drive if your car stalls randomly when...
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You don’t want to, but if you're a car owner it's inevitable that at some point you will experience car troubles. It's also fairly certain that the machine you rely on will cause...

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My car starts, stalls, and then speeds up fast, what could be the problem ?
The first thing to check for is air leaks. Look under the hood for any large or small rubber hoses that are in bad condition and could be allowing air leakage. Any air that gets into the engine without going...
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My car starts and drives good but if I don't keep pressing gas pedal the car just turns off
what you seem to be saying is that your car will not idle. Most often that is a problem with either an air leak, or a problem in the idle control motor. Air leaks are easy to check for. Just...
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Hit a speed bump when driving and my car began stalling
When you hit the bump, it could be that the engine shifted enough to pull loose the connection at the Mass Air Flow meter. Look under the hood for a large rubber hose connected to the throttle body and be...
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my 1994 saturn SL1 is stalling
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are so many different reasons why the vehicle would stall, it is impossible to say what the issue is without an inspection. If you have not scanned the vehicle for diagnostic codes, you...
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when I turn my ac on my cars idle drop and stalls out and the ac is hot
Hello, thank you for writing in. Although the pulley is still spinning, the compressor has likely failed. If it is not properly regulating pressure in the system, one of the first signs is a warm air conditioner. Considering yours is...
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I have a 2002 toyota camry and my car starts and turns off after about 10 mins after at first it would not crank so i got a new st
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the vehicle may be stalling. You should ALWAYS start by having the vehicle scanned for codes when there is an issue, regardless of a warning light being illuminated. When...
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My truck shit off while I was driving it and now it dosnt sound right.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With an older vehicle like this, we need to start to do some basic testing. There are a large number of components that can cause these issues, and it is nearly impossible to diagnose...
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95 chevy lumina drives but often has bad acceleration dies then restart no check engine light on
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Even without a check engine light on, there may be diagnostic codes present that will help you diagnose the problem. Have the vehicle scanned first. Secondly, take a look at the fuel pressure...
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I have a 2009 dodge caliber with several issues that has happened progressively
Hello, thank you for writing in. We understand some issues are far more complex than others and harder to explain, but you highlighted the major issues well. One aspect about Calibers that is mentioned in the owner's manual is that...
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Why did my rx8 turn off out of nowhere while I was driving it ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why an engine would stall. The first thing you want to do is to look over the engine and make sure there are no obvious issues. Check the electrical connections...
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My 2005 xc90 v8 just chugged as I pressed on the gas...eventually stopped an I had to restart. Is this a fuel pump problem?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Stalling like this can happen for several reasons. The fuel pump is a great assumption, but you may want to test the fuel pressure before you go ahead with replacing the pump module. You...
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engine revs up and down when in park and it dies when puts in drive
Hello, thank you for writing in. There a large number of components that can cause these issues. If you have not scanned the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes, you will want to do that first. Even without a check engine...
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I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. It runs fine until I refuel. Then it doesn't start. it stalls unless I start driving with both feet.
Hi there. If this only occurs after fueling then it is usually an issue with the EVAP emissions system. It can be a solenoid or a hose issue so it needs to be fully inspected. When these issues occur it...
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Engine starts and dies immediately
The first thing to check for is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without going through the air mass meter to be measured will cause the fuel/air mix to be leaner. For that or some other reason,...
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My forester recently threw a p0028 code. Replaced the intake solenoid and oil pressure switch but the idle is still rough.
If you used thicker oil than vehicle specified then this can cause problems with the intake variable valve lift system. If you used the wrong oi then change oil and filter again with the proper viscosity oil. If the correct...
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13 Nissan Versa car appeared to be dead got jump and it started then when I cut the air on
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your air conditioner is powered from the same drive belt that powers your alternator. If the alternator is failing, the extra strain from the A.C. may cause the engine to stall. You will want...
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My car just started shutting off. It'll turn on. Sputters and dies. Like if it had a weak battery. 98 Nissan Pathfinder 230,000+ m
With nearly a quarter million miles on the car, it really could be just about anything. The first thing I look for in a case like this is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through...
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Car dies after warming up restarts right after then dies shortly after
The first thing to check for is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the Mass Air Flow meter (MAF) will dilute the fuel mixture and lead to just this kind of behavior. At your...
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Hello, is there a certain kind of coil pack that i should use for a 03 honda civic
There are different coil manufacturers and not all are great. I like quality products like DENSO since they make quality products. As far as your stalling you may have other issues that cause no spark and may not be the...

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