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89 chevy camaro starts up but wont still on when i give it gas to go
Hi Delores. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, a problem like you have described is due to a fuel delivery problem or inability to properly mix the air and fuel correctly. Some of the common causes include a...
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I have a 1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 idles at 900rpm but when I hit 2k rmp it kicks until I shift gears then keeps kicking at 2k
Real time data from a scan tool needs to be collected and evaluated at the RPM and/or "shift points" at which this "kick" is occurring. An issue like this is not unusual and can be resolved, using such a scan...
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My 06 Cadillac cts has a p0018 reading code engine is turning but won't start what the estimated cost of repair
Hi there. The error code you've listed, P-0018 is the OBD-II generic code indicating that the camshaft position sensor A for bank 2 does not correlate to the signal from the crankshaft position sensor. This component is needed to ensure...
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Running fine. Decided to change fuel injector o rings an now won't start. Instalation was a success. Changed battery, starter, m
Hi there. One of the biggest problems with trying to diagnose a non-start issue remotely is that it's hard to get all the facts about what was removed or replaced. In most cases, when you complete multiple replacements as you've...
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My 1989 pontiac firebird has not been staying turned on once i crank it up, i changed my battery, fuel filter, and fuel pump
Hi there. When a car will start but shortly die afterwards, it is typically due to a a fuel system component; ranging from a mass air flow sensor, fuel pump relay or simply fuel injectors or the throttle body that...
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Plate and dash lights wont turn off
I don't believe the 1996 car was using a lighting module yet, so you're in luck, all you are likely to need is a headlight switch replacement. Later cars used a lighting control module that made things way more complicated....
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Carl lurches when I’m about to come to a full stop
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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Car lurches when I’m about to come to a complete stop but not if I go into neutral before applying brakes
The problem sounds like the torque convertor clutch is not releasing before coming to a stop. This can be caused by an internal OD solenoid sticking on or leaking fluid through valve body. You may also have a torque convertor...
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Should I straight pipe because my cat is broken
I'm sorry to say, you're just going to have to bite the bullet and get new catalysts. The same thing happened to my own car just a few months back. That's usually what happens at about the mileage you have...
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Odd wistling noise about above 2 rpms my cats are going can it be that .
Hi There, If your vehicle is a non-turbo, the whistling sound is likely the Secondary air pump coming on when you first start the car to stabilize the air/fuel mixture and to pump additional air into the exhaust system to...
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can't locate MAP sensor on 1988 Chevy Corsica.
The MAP sensor is on the intake plenum. They are pretty reliable and GM MAP sensors do not commonly fail. It is actually possible for Code 33 (OBD-I) to set due to erratic engine vacuum which is in turn due...
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Heat not air condition work in my car . Just blows out fan air.
Adding refrigerant is a tricky business. You can't find the leaks until you put refrigerant in to begin with and if there are no leaks there isn't really any way to tell how much is the correct amount to put...
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I believe you answered the question for me on a post i just read about my vehicle not starting. I bought a new battery, i turned t
Hi there. Typically when you buy a new battery and the car will not start, and you don't have power to accessories like the radio, lights and other, it's due to one of three possible issues; the battery cables are...
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When I attempt to start my car it turns over revs to about 1100 rpm and then goes back down and shuts off
Hi there. Sometimes this is caused by an obstruction of debris in the fuel system, while in other instances, damage to the mass air flow sensor or idle control valve can cause this problem as well. The best way to...
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2007 cad Cts 2.8 - 162k miles - failed NC auto inspec yesterday per codes P0008 and P0420 - most cost effective way to correct
Code P0008 relates to the computer reading an inconsistent reading in the motor ignition timing. This is calculated by the variance between the crankshaft position sensor and the camshaft position sensor readings. This my happen for a number of reasons...
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Car starts but want stay running
Check for diagnostic trouble codes. If no codes have been stored, you can consider the typical causes for immediate stalling which are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or...
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My 06 Cadillac CTS display on the boad says 'Service anti-theft system'. Is this something I need to take to a mechanic to check
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you want to do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. These will tell you what about the anti-theft system is causing issues. From there you will have to decide if...
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1984 ranger revving high before shifting into gear. Automatic Transmission
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, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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I went to get gas and when I opened my gas cap there was a red puddle of liquid at the entrance to the gas tank.
I can't think of another explanation. That kind of vandalism is not uncommon. You need to have a sample taken from the fuel and checked for contaminants. It might be necessary to drain the fuel tank and clean it out....
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I hav a 1997 Audi a 6 Quattro need to know where the kill switch is located
Hi there. Typically speaking, there isn't a "kill switch" on modern cars, trucks and SUV's. If you are trying to disable the power so you can complete repairs, you might want to buy a service and repair manual for your...

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