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My car jerks while shifting gears. Will a transmission flush help with this problem?
Hello - some would say not to flush the transmission at this mileage point, for fear of stirring up debris and clogging shift valves. On the other hand, changing the fluid and filter may improve gear engagement (slow as you...
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A/C V-belt keeps going bad within six months.
Hi there. Check the angle of the V-belt as its mounted on the air conditioner pump. For the belt to burn off or decay that fast, either the belt is too tight, too loose, or the pulley is offset from...
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Won't shift when moving forward
The seller probably had the right idea. 170,000 miles is really right in the life expectancy for a German automatic transmission. Especially now that the dealers are not recommending regular transmission services anymore. It sounds like you may have a...
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Car shut off while driving now tries to turn over but won't catch.
The fact that the vehicle started on starter fluid may be showing the problem. Fuel pressure must be checked. You installed a new pump, but if there is no power getting to the pump, or the ground is faulted then...
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Can't Start Engine after rebuild
Hi - congrats on being very thorough with your testing! If you spritz some starter fluid into the throttle body, will this start it for a second or two? That would confirm the total of your testing - that you...
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clutch not fully engaging on ford ranger
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the clutch not fully engaging, is not likely to be an air bubble in the hydraulic system. Had the clutch not fully disengaged, would have led me to believe air in the...
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I was driving my passat when the car turned off. There was no power steering and my brakes were stiff.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The brakes and the power steering both depend on a functioning engine for assistance. Without engine power, these and many other systems fail to work. The brakes will work, they just will not be assisted...
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Car is stuttering while accelerating
Hesitation can be caused by a number of components even if the check engine light is not on. A bad mass airflow sensor, coolant sensor, throttle position sensor, ignition coil or module, or even a fuel delivery issue. If an...
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Key won't turn in the ignition 1978 Ford Mustang II
Hi there - there a couple of possible faults preventing your ignition key from turning in the ignition lock cylinder. First is that the key is sufficient worn, or the lock tumblers themselves, that they are simply not moving the...
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My car has no spark - 1992 Audi 100
First thing to check is what diagnostic codes the engine management system contains. Yes, even pre-OBD-II cars can have on-board diagnostics. In the fuse box, there are a pair of 2-pin connectors: one white and one black. With the ignition...
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Do I need to replace the hubs to go back to factory wheel bolts.
You're wise to go back to factory fasteners. While there are a few good quality aftermarket products out there for your car, most of the options are a kind of one-size-fits-all that involve spacers and adapters that change the design...
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When I turn if on it idles very low
Hello there, many common faults will cause a poor idle on your 1983 Chevrolet S10. Problems that can cause these symptoms are a vacuum leak, idle air valve, fuel pump, spark plugs, coil, plug wires, fuel filter, alternator, or a...
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How to remove driver side valve cover
Hey there, thanks for writing in. The reason you cannot get the valve cover off is likely due to the intake manifold needing to be removed before the valve cover will clear enough to get it off the engine. If...
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Car won't start - 2003 Volkswagen Passat
Hey there. Unless you've been experiencing other symptoms, it's probably not the fuel pump. But that's easy enough to determine by performing a fuel pressure test. A car that struggles to idle and then dies might have trouble with a...
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Fiero begins to overheat when at idle/ driving slow
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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My car shut off while driving and it won't turn back over
Assuming the engine is getting fuel with the new fuel pump, the next step would be to check for spark. The engine needs spark, air, and fuel to start and run. Air is almost always present, and again assuming fuel...
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When I turn ignition on no power anywhere. No turnover or crank. Lights don't come on.
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1987 Chevrolet Camaro to not start or have any power. The most common faults are the battery, battery cable, ignition switch, battery terminal, or a wiring harness fault. If the vehicle started properly...
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No one seems to know what to do or want to make the effort to find a solution.
Well, you're likely very far from a circumstance where you need to give up and get another car. Old cars do require more maintenance and repairs than new cars so some of the issues you are describing are just part...
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Engine misfiring and shut off
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related...
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Skipping during idling and driving
Hello. Oil on the spark plugs can be an indication of a failed O-ring, worn piston, or worn valve guide. The first of which is less serious than the others, but it should be inspected sooner than later. Catching a...

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