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Mini van seems to jerk forward while stoppes
What you are describing is a category of inconsistent idle. The underlying fault may exist at higher engine speed but the effect is masked at those higher speeds. Among the potential underlying causes are vacuum leaks, EGR system malfunctions, malfunctioning...
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Lexus is recommending that the differential fluid be replaced on my 2009 Lexus I250 which has 68,000 miles on it.
The differential fluid change is generally something that is pre-designated by the manufacturer according to the factory and is recommended to be changed at specific service intervals. The brakes needing to be replaced are generally based upon a measurement of...
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hi, question when i start on morning or when engine is cold grand vitara vibrates with little,when engine warms up it vibrates ver
It is very possible that you could have a faulty engine or transmission mount causing this issue. Engine and transmission mounts are made of rubber and they wear out over time. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a...
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Wired radio while driving car shut down
The cause of this malfunction is undoubtedly electrical in nature and perhaps includes blown fuses. Regardless of the underlying cause, if you request a no start diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will get the problem diagnosed and repaired for you...
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I recently had a timing belt kit and water pump and my check engine light is flashing
A flashing check engine light usually signifies cylinder misfiring (downloading the OBD-II trouble codes can confirm if misfiring is occurring). Driving a car that is actively misfiring is strongly discouraged due to the potential for causing additional damage to the...
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I replaced the battery in my car because it wouldn't crank or anything and it still won't do it. There's no noise when I turn key
If the problem is simply no starter motor operation the fault is typically quite limited. With a new, fully charged battery and the immobilizer (security) system off - check to be sure the immobilizer is not activated - if the...
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If I am hooking up an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, do I need to keep the electronic oil pressure sending unit hooked up?
The aftermarket gauge that you are using would likely work either way. I would recommend trying to keep the factory sending unit in place if possible to prevent any potential issues that may occur. If the new gauge does not...
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loww coolant, resevoir empty, need to know how to add more
If the white smoke is coming from the exhaust tailpipe, you may have a coolant leak into the exhaust system via a leaking head gasket. If the smoke is in the passenger compartment, that could be due to a leaking...
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If the ac compressor pulley came off but the belt is still intacted can I still drive the car? Belt is not lose or nothing just th
The pulley is sold on Ebay for about $50 including free shipping. That cost even includes the compressor clutch. You can buy an entire used compressor on Ebay for $60 and just take the pulley off of the used compressor....
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high idle around 3000 rpm when i start car when cold for about a minute then drops to 700 rpm, then it idles up and down in park
Although you replaced the idle control valve (ICV), a faulty or blown fuse in other electronically controlled systems can cause the IAC motor to malfunction, leading to a higher than normal engine idle speed. Other possible causes of a high...
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has bad idle it goes up and down with engine light flashing The engine light is off when it stops. Only after 20mins of driving
Often a flashing check engine light signifies misfiring. Inasmuch as the check engine light has illuminated, there are definitely stored trouble codes and if misfiring has occurred, those codes will reflect that. To obtain a diagnosis of the underlying problem,...
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02 Grand Vitara 2.5L idles fine, but won't accelerate. Timing chain, MAF, fuel pump, compression, spark, injector pulse OK
It is possible that the fuel filter was never replaced with the fuel pump replacement. This could mean that the fuel filter is clogged and only allowing enough fuel to pass through for idle. Once more fuel is required when...
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Car Cranks but will not start. Second trial to start ten completely dies
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your fuel system. If there's a clog in the fuel filter or if the fuel pump is weak, this can cause low fuel pressure. Low fuel pressure can cause...
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hi i have a 2002 ford contour 2.5 v6 total power loss
Blue smoke means oil is entering the combustion chamber. Unless the entry is all or mostly through faulty valve stem oil seals, it is possible the engine has a major malfunction. If you also detect engine exhaust through the filler...
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I have a around 1991 Camry Toyota LE I bought st an auction someone who previously owned put a self alarm with no brand name
The 1991 Camry offered a factory alarm option which appears on the vehicle wiring diagrams. It was referred to as the TVSS system (Toyota vehicle security system). First, be sure that what is installed on your car is not just...
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My 2006 Lexus IS250 and the check engine light was blinking and it was kind of sluggish when I pulled off from the stop sign
A potential cause of this issue would be an oil leak onto the spark plugs causing misfires and therefore a shutdown of the traction control system. Many sensors on the engine work in conjunction with the traction control system to...
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My car is jerking when driving when I lift my foot up it stops, I’ve noticed tht it jerked more while the heat was on. My service
The jerking is more likely to be engine related. The fact that the check engine light is on means that trouble codes, likely related to the issue, have been stored and are available for downloading. Those codes will provide important...
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There is a knocking noise coming from under my is 250 and I was wondering what this could be?
The knocking could be chassis or engine related. If chassis related, that would include the axles, wheels, and suspension components. The cause of marked knocking, if from those locations, will be readily found by a mechanic on inspection. If the...

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