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Glow Plug
Hello. The starting issue you are having could very well be caused by the glow plug circuit. It may not be the glow plugs themselves (although it could be), but rather the wires and other parts of the circuit involved....
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I'm doing a timing belt on my car.
Hi there. The 2.5L is identified as an interference engine. This means turning the crankshaft or camshaft(s), out of time, will bend cylinder head valves or possibly damage pistons, as the piston head comes in contact with the valve(s). Rotating...
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My heat wont work
Hi there: There are several reasons why you're heating system may not be that are not commonly changed or replaced. You might want to inspect the heater coolant lines, the heater core to ensure it's not clogged or even the...
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my thermostat housing is leaking
Hi there: Most of the time when the thermostat housing is leaking it's caused by dirt or debris that may not have been fully cleaned out when it was replaced. This will cause the gasket to not seal correctly. Other...
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My car would shake violently when starting, and now it won't start at all.
Hi there. The technician you went to could be on to something there with the shaking and possibly having moisture in the fuel tank. However, it sounds like you could be having an intermittent electrical component fault which can be...
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When should you replace the brake and transmission fluids?
Different manufacturers have different recommended service intervals for their vehicles. Recommendations for fluids can usually be found in the vehicle owner's manual. At minimum, the manufacturer recommendations should be followed. That's not to say doing some maintenance items a little...
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Issue with Mazda 626, starts up then makes a grinding noise while in park
Your symptoms suggest that the starter solenoid contacts are burned enough to stick in the "Start" position (engaging the starter drive and motor), even when the ignition switch is not energizing the relay portion of the starter solenoid. The starter...
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my anti theft light is engaged and my car won't start what can I do to disarm it
The anti thief system on this car is called PATS or passive anti thief system. The use of a key with a chip in it is needed to disable the alarm when you go to start the car. If the...
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My car is getting overheated, replaced the water pump, but coolant is still running out.. After the car warms a lil..
A thermostat is a good first step with overheating issues, usually because it's inexpensive and easy to replace. So it's always good to eliminate that as a possibility, but I think you may have more problems then that. I presume...
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Car stumbles on acceleration and low speed
Hello there, when the camshafts on your 1998 Chrysler Sebring become misaligned it can cause some serious issues. If the cams are not timed properly it can cause the engines valves to come into contact with the pistons causing extensive...
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Troubleshooting the fuel pump
Hello - qualified "yes" on this. The fuel pump should run for at least a second or two to pressurize the fuel system. I recommend double-checking fuses for the fuel pump and the engine management computer, the fuel pump relay...
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Started reading high engine temperature
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. The coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning the fans on and...
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The engine cranks but doesn't start
The most likely cause of your problem is the timing belt has broken and is causing the engine timing to be out of time, which causes the engine to crank but not start. When a timing belt breaks, it can...
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My engine's cylinder 5 is misfiring
Hello there. A cylinder 5 misfire is a common problem with your vehicle. There are a number of common causes for misfires, including the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the cap and rotor, the crankshaft position sensor, vacuum leaks,...
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replaced waterpump now car want start
Hi. This sounds like the engine timing is not properly set causing the car not to start. When installing a timing belt all of the timing marks have to be lined up and stay in position when the timing belt...
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My car will not shift out of drive and into park - 1999 Hyundai Sonata
Hi. This sounds like the ignition switch has a problem and is not allowing the car to go into park. If the ignition switch is not sending the signal to the neutral safety switch that the key is in the...
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joe what the fuck is wrong with my car
Hi there: Overheating problems can be caused by a water pump that is faulty, coolant lines with obstructions or air bubbles trapped or leaking coolant levels. The best way to determine the precise source of your overheating issue on your...
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Is the engine on a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2l diesel 2004 a interference or a non-interference engine?
Hello - according to Suzuki, all of their engines are interference. The timing belt replacement interval is being revised to 60,000 kilometers; more like 40K miles. So, caution for replacing the timing belt earlier than expected. If you need assistance...
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does defective ball joint affect the operation of alternator?
Your ball joint will have nothing to do with the alternator at all. The ball joint is part of the lower control arm of the vehicles suspension and steering. The alternator is mounted on the engine and is used to...
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Transmission only has 1st gear
Hello. P0732 is the trouble code for an abnormal gear 2 shift ratio. If the vehicle's transmission computer detects that there is an issue with the gear ratio and timing of second gear, it will set off this code to...

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