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Check engine light is on.
First of all, a shop cannot let a vehicle leave the parking lot with the engine light on without your signature saying that you intend to leave with the light on. Second of all, the light might have been on...
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Does traction control depend on catalytic converter functioning properly?
You are right, the traction control system is not related in any way to the exhaust system (e.g., the catalytic converter) in the vehicle. Traction control involves wheel speed sensors, the ABS system, and electronic controllers. If there is a...
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I cannot get my Pathfinder to pass Marta. I have completed the work the codes said was wrong and drove for the miles it states an
Hi there. The only recommendation that we can offer is to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection first. This will allow them to download all error codes and pinpoint...
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My truck turns off after being started.
A number of things can cause stalling. A vacuum leak - caused by a broken or detached vacuum line, broken intake hose, or even a leaking intake manifold gasket can cause that. Any of the numerous sensors can be a...
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Rough idle, stalls when accelerating, engine shuts down while driving with no fault codes.
Hi there. The issue is the coolant thermostat temperature sensor. The sensor is malfunctioning causing the computer (ECM) to think that the engine is either too cold or too hot and causing the fuel mixture to be off. I recommend...
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Have a blown engine
If you are referring to a replacement engine other than the one originally specified for your VIN number, unfortunately production vehicles can only be re-fit with exact replacement engines because engine computers are not interchangeable at all. And, you cannot...
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Steering wheel causing idling problems.
Hi there. The idle could be getting higher for the computer (ECM) is compensating the added load on the engine. There maybe an issue with the power steering system causing the extra load on the engine and making the idle...
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Can you help me with a concern or question I have? 2005 Toyota Solara
Hi there - to answer your question and provide an accurate quote for repair, we need to know which codes AutoZone found when they plugged in their scanner - there are many sensors which s/he could be referring to. The...
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Bad brakes 2007 Hyundai Sonata
Hi there - I recommend a brake system inspection to determine what components in your brake system must be replaced. I would expect brake pads and brake rotors at a minimum, and possibly the brake calipers as well if they...
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There is a banging sound coming from the idler pulley and when it is put into reverse or drove it gets louder with a loss of power
A banging sound from the idler or it's vicinity would not be caused by the ecm. The ecm, or electronic control module, is the computer that control engine performance and is located behind the glove compartment. The belt tensioner itself...
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My esc light came on not long ago and I can't turn it off... why is this?
Hi There, As you may know, the esc light refers to your traction control system. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by...
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Fuel smell
This may suggest a clogged or dirty EGR valve. The EGR valve is a small component designed to allow the flow of exhaust gases into the intake manifold in controlled amounts. As such, it's a simple valve that closes and...
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Can an oil dipstick swell?
The dipstick is mostly metal and thus will not change dimension in any appreciable way. Perhaps the mechanic was referring to changes in the amount or level of engine oil? If you happen to take a lot of short trips...
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Odometer/Clock turns on when car starts and then immediately shuts off. R/L Ac blend door actuators bad. Could bad actuator do it?
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch not returning the connection for the odometer/clock circuit or there is another underlying electrical concern possibly within the junction block. The blend door motors will not affect the...
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Car stalls after it runs for about 1 min
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Car died will start with jump but dash lights come on with keys out and turn radio on the back wiper comes on.
Hi there. Check all of the ground circuits in your vehicle for any loose or burnt ground wires. A loose or burnt ground wire will cause multiple circuits to malfunction and act like there is a short in the system....
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I just want to know if my car has a crankshaft position sensor - 2003 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - yes, your V6 Xterra has a crankshaft position sensor (CPS). It is located behind the driver-side cylinder head, on the top of the bellhousing (the aluminum casting that connects the engine and transmission). For assistance with replacing...
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having charging problem
Hi there. It sounds like the battery could be having some issues internally and causing your low idle or the alternator belt does not have proper tension. Battery damage may have occurred when it was discharged during use when the...
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windshield wipers won't shut off
If the wipers are still functioning even after you have used the switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due...
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I believe a vacuum leak, maybe head gasket.
Hi there. If your vehicle tends to stall out when all of the vacuum lines are hooked up, then there is an issue either with the air coming into the engine or the combustion is not good enough to keep...

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