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Push gas in gear and it boggs down a lot
It sounds like you may have an over fueling situation going on where the motor is being provided more fuel than it can efficiently burn, resulting in the raw fuel smell you describe. This can happen for many different reasons...
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The Crankshaft Position Sensor broke at the block - how do i get it out? 1998 Chrysler Cirrus
Hello - I would soak it with penetrating oil (WD-40, PB Blaster, etc.) overnight, then try drilling the sensor for a screw/bolt extractor. If that fails, you may have to keep drilling with larger and larger bit sizes until, you...
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My car inadvertently got coolant into the engine through a broken seal and . 1.5 gallons. What is the worst i can expect to happen
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With such dramatic failures and so many opinions, it is easy to become confused and worried. Checking the oil at this point will not tell you much. Any metal shavings that have come...
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Car overheats
VSC refers to vehicle stability control and any fault there can be diagnosed and repaired after the overheating and oil warning light are resolved. If the oil light you are seeing is the low oil pressure warning light, oil pressure...
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Instrument Cluster Lights Come on and Off
This may be related to a short, a faulty gauge cluster or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly,...
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ldles rough occasionally stalls
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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Rough idle an shakes when stopped
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...
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My steering wheel tilt not working
Hi there. The tilt steering wheel function is inside the steering column and can break due to excessive use, debris inside the steering column or other mechanical issues. If the lever doesn't loosen, this could be just stuck, requiring some...
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My car leaks antifreeze, but i cant figure out from where. It is a little at a time.
Hi there Typically leaking coolant from a water pump will cause the overheating problem you are experiencing. If the water pump is leaking coolant, or the coolant appears to be coming from the front of your car, it means the...
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Car wont start--check engine, oil pressure, and battery light all on
Hi There, If your oil pressure falls below a specific level, the ECM (car's computer) will automatically shut the engine down to avoid further damage to the engine. This is done as a safety precaution. Typically, the oil pressure light...
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Can you reset or bypass traction control?
If you just put on new tires only in the rear and not in the front then the tires need to be checked to see if there is a difference in the tire height. This will cause the wheel sensors...
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PO402 Excessive gas recirculation code
Hi there - while a cracked exhaust tube of any sort is a problem that needs to be addressed, I don't think it's related to your P0402 code. P0402 indicates excess exhaust flow into the intake - probably caused the...
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How long does it take to put an alternator in?
The replacement of the alternator on your type of vehicle will usually cost about 1 and a half hours of labor. The actual time it takes for the technician performing the service depends on his or her skill level and...
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My ford contour 2.5 litre v6 1998 model is losing coolant, When the engine is hot steam rises from the right hand front of the en
Hello, thank you for writing in. While the head gasket is a common place for older vehicles to leak coolant, there are some places you will want to check first. For example, the water pump which is the heart of...
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Heat only works when im pressing the gas sometimes
Hi There, I would suggest first checking your coolant level to be sure there is sufficient coolant in the radiator as this is what flows through the heater core which is what generates the heat you fee inside the cab...
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My brake lights will not come on. I replaces the fuse, bulbs, and the switch - still nothing. 2001 Mazda 626
Hi there - it is still possible that the brake light switch has to be adjusted, or that there is a problem with the wiring to the brake lights. You have certainly done a great job attacking all the logical...
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Car starts but keeps dying
It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle control valve or potentially a fuel pressure problem. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
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Cylinder #4 misfire
Hello, As you know, the code related to misfire #4 means that cylinder #4 has a misfire, which can happen for many different reasons such as imbalanced air/fuel mixtures, a faulty injector to that cylinder or possibly an air leak...
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Where is the water pump on a 2004 Jaguar X Type?
The water pump is in the back of the engine above the transmission. You will have to remove the battery to gain access to the water pump. If you need further assistance with replacing the water pump, then seek out...
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Crankshaftpositionsensor
A failed crankshaft position sensor can cause symptoms like this. When you crank the engine, the engine control unit looks for a signal from the crankshaft position sensor to determine where each cylinder is. When the signal is received, the...

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