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Common signs include irregular or unusually high idle speed, the Check Engine Light coming on, and stalling while idling.
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How Long Does a Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Last?
The engine’s performance is largely based on temperature measurements performed by the engine control module (ECM), also known as the vehicle’s computer. As the temperature of the engine increases, the...
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?
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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 truck is stalling.
This may be unlikely as the separate circuits are both monitored by the engine control computer and it is not common for the faults to get mixed up. Both a faulty mass air flow sensor and weak fuel pump may...
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1983 toyota corolla 69k miles on it and when I'm driving it acts like it wont take any gas.
If the exhaust smells like gasoline, the fuel mixture is either way too rich or you have a weak ignition system that is not burning the fuel efficiently. You can pull spark plugs out to check them and if they...
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1983 toyota corolla 69,000 miles. Not sure if it's a problem with fuel lines, fuel tank, or fuel filter.
If the exhaust smells like gasoline, the fuel mixture is either way too rich or you have a weak ignition system that is not burning the fuel efficiently. You can pull spark plugs out to check them and if they...
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SUV stopped running won't start does turn over . Battery light flashes when attempting to start. Acts like starving for gas .
Hello, thank you for writing in. Because the vehicle is new to you, it is difficult to point yourself in a good direction, and we will have to start with the basics. Due to the fact the battery light is...
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Truck stallsl out when put in gear 1988 Ford F150
Hi there - first task is to check for any problem codes. Your truck has OBD I diagnostics which, although not as precise as OBD II, can still be pretty helpful. Your poor cold start running may be due to...
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I have a 2004 Buick Rendevouz that doesn't want to start. At first, it had a hesitation problem and it died at low rp
The camshaft position sensor will make the engine run but poorly. Check the crankshaft position sensor to see if its damaged or unplugged. A damaged crankshaft position sensor will cause a no spark condition. If you need further assistance with...
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My Lincoln ls 2004 has 9 codes at onece
Hi there. Your vehicle is in a lean mixture state. The fuel system is not supplying enough fuel to the engine. Check the fuel pump to see if its working by putting on a fuel pressure hose on the fuel...
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I have an 86 chevy monte carlo with a 350 small block. Idles fine, but when i put in drive or reverse it cuts off.
Hello, thank you for writing in. This is unfortunately one of those issues where several components may be to blame. The first thing to do is check for a vacuum leak, and look over the air intake. Make sure the...
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My car turns over but won't start, has no spark, distributer cap/rotor, spark plugs, and ignition module have been replaced.
Hi there. It sounds like the ignition coil has failed causing the no spark issue. The secondary circuit within the ignition coil has either burned up or shorted out. I recommend replacing the ignition coil. If you need further assistance...
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I have a 1999 dodge Durango and my problem is I could be driving down the road or sitting at a stop sign and it will cut off.
Hi there. If you can hook up jumper cables to your car for a few minutes, then your engine runs fine, then the battery needs replaced or charged and the alternator checked. If the alternator is working properly and has...
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My Porsche Cayenne is shutting down in traffic and cutting off when I start the vehicle
When your car stalled, most likely it set one or more trouble codes in the engine ECU. Those codes can be read by a technician equipped with a Porsche appropriate scan tool. You might be able to see the problem...
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1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2L code 35. Replaced purge solenoid valve. Idles fine. while driving any speed randomly shuts off. 1992 Subaru Legacy
Hello - the first thing to check is whether the code 35 has cleared, and whether any codes remain. As you mention, Code 35 is a failure with the evaporative emissions purge valve circuit. Since you have replaced the valve,...
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Car powertrain light came on then car cut off and wnt come back on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. When the check engine light illuminates it means to computer has detected a problem, and we can figure out what...
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My 04 kia sedona stalls out when i stop or brake, it cranks but wont turn over. I replaced the main relay fuse but still no go
Hello, thank you for writing in. The possible issues with the vehicle are rather extensive without some more information. The first step is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes, so we know what the vehicle's computer has detected...
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rpm drops during idle
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes to figure out what about the vehicle has triggered the check engine light. They are very likely related. You can then use that information to...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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RPM needle moves up and down and then car shuts off when starting it. This happens intermittent. Runs good some days, others no.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With all of the various codes and systems being effected, you may be experiencing a vacuum leak. While everything the dealership did was understandable to some extent, a vacuum leak test needs to be...
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Rough idle, fluctuating rpms, stalling
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is struggling to keep up with all of the different accessories when the engine is idling. This is typically due to an issue with the air intake, fuel intake, or the sensors...
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Car turns off. First it would turn off in reverse and when I would stop at a red light or slow down to make a turn.
Hi there. For the reverse stalling condition, check the Idle Air Control Valve and see if its plugged up. If a IAC valve is plugged up, an engine will stall out when going into gear and could cause issues when...
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I'm getting two ignition coils replaced on my 2007 Honda Fit and it will cost me 280 without labor. This sounds weird
Hi there. If your engine is stalling out on you and the shop has said that the issue is your ignition coils, try checking the coils and see if there is a spark coming out of them by removing the...

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