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My 2002 vw passat is trembling while parked , trembling during acceleration and at speeds under 40 mph . can u give me some advice
An engine shake can be caused by a number of reasons. A broken or disconnected vacuum hose can effect the air/fuel mixture enough to cause a "lean misfire" and make the engine shake. The VW / Audi 2.8ltr is known...
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85 chevy s10 dash electrical problems gauges all drop when dash lights are on
Definitely check that the stereo was installed properly. If you can't find a wiring diagram online, try a local stereo installer. They might be able to help you out. GM products, particularly in the 80's, were prone to gauge issues....
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Overheating
Hi There, It sounds like your thermostat may not be opening all the way resulting in the motor overheating. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out...
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Replacing O2 sensor 2000 Audi A4 v6
Hi There, The O2 sensor is an oxygen sensor that is located in a couple of places in your exhaust system. There should be one prior to the catalytic converter and one after the catalytic converter. You may also hear...
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I need a alignment done on the 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
Unfortunately due to the mobile nature of our technicians, yourmechanic.com cannot not perform wheel alignments. Most reputable chain auto repair centers can perform a quality wheel alignment at a reasonable price. Also, some smaller neighborhood repair ships may have the...
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My car's shaking and losing oil fast, what's going on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The shaking is likely caused by a misfire and engine error. You may also be dealing with multiple issues at once, or the oil leak may be causing the running issues. If the spark...
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My truck spits, chugs and dies when accelerating
It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure problem or a problem getting enough fuel through to the carburetor (judging by the year, assuming it is a carburetor motor). You may also want to check the distributor advance as...
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Is there anyway to bypass the ac compressor they make bypass pulleys but can't find any for an 88 Grand Prix
As long as the a/c clutch bearing is not seized, it doesn't matter if the a/c compressor is locked up. As long as you do not turn the a/c on, this causing the clutch to engage and attempt to run...
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88 Grand Prix 2.8L. Idles fine in park but won't go over 2k rpms. Idles fine in drive but won't go over 30mph or 2k rpms
Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done so far will only improve the performance once this issue is resolved, so do not loose hope yet. The only system it would appear you have not looked into would...
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Idles fine in park But won't rev above 2,000 rpm and won't go over 30 mph. 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by doing a compression test on the engine first. If the compression is low then the engine may be worn or it may need a timing chain....
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95 audi engine light comes for awhile then goes off,reduced power while o
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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When I start my car, the fan jumps on very loud for about a minute to a minute and a half. What would be the reason?
There could be an electrical wiring issue with the cooling fan from the cooling fan to the cooling switch / sensor or the thermostat could be sticking on causing the fans to blow harder as the engine may overheat until...
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How long can I drive with bad 02 sensor? 1996 Audi A4
HI there - possibly. If it is one of the pre-catalytic converter oxygen sensors, yes, it is possible to damage the catalytic converters. From the problem codes, this would be a "Bank 1/2, Sensor 1" - the operative information that...
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My injectors are not pulsing.
Have the power and control circuits for the injectors been tested? If the injectors do have power, but no ground control from the computer to turn them on there may be a fault in the circuit or the electronic control...
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Fiero GT VERY difficult to move shifter from any position. 1986 Pontiac Fiero
Hello - your Fiero uses rather long cables for the shifter linkage, and several pivot mechanisms that are potentially very stiff if they have not been cleaned and lubed in recent history. Cold weather also makes cable action stiff initially,...
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Why would I need a new hall sensor, is that and a cam sensor vital to fix before driving a long distance?
Hi There, A hall sensor is in many cases the same as a camshaft position sensor. Many camshaft position sensors work on what is called the "hall effect" meaning they provide a square wave output voltage (either 5 V or...
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Firebird runs for about 20 minutes then starts goosing and stalls. when slowing down and turning it stalls. Installed a new module, a new fuel pump, and a new filter.
Hi there. If your engine has a carburetor, check the float and see if its sticking. The float will not move properly and cause the engine to over fuel and flood the engine which will stall it out. I recommend...
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I changed the fuel pump in my car thinking that it was the problem, but I'm still not getting power to my fuel pump.
If there is access to a wiring diagram, you can disconnect the fuel pump harness and install a test light in between the power and ground circuits and turn the key to accessory or try to start the vehicle and...
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I have a Audi 100 Quattro that surges while you drive once in awhile. You turn the car off and start it and a drives just fine. An
Hi There, It sounds like this may be related to misfire of some kind which may be triggered by a fuel pressure problem, but could also be triggered by many other things as well. Engine misfires can be caused by...
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1998 mercedes benz c280 transmission fluid leak from top
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are not able to receive pictures or video to pinpoint damage or identify parts for vehicles through this platform. The best way to identify this item is to search online for a detailed schematic of your...

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