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When started all light come on but wen started it sputters then quits
Hi there: Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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My turn signals don't flash when I signal them.
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Yes the flasher is most likely your issue. It is luckily a very simple fix. The lack of clicking noise, but supply of power, tells us that the flasher is stuck in the on...
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When accelerating it feel like something is pulling back
Hi there: This issue happens more often than not with vehicles approaching or just eclipsing 20 years (which your 1995 Toyota qualifies). In most cases, the reason you're having acceleration issues is because the fuel injectors or throttle body (or...
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Car not starting sometimes
This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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Security system keeping my vehicle from starting.
Hi there. Try turning on the ignition switch for 5 seconds then turn it off, but do not start the engine. Do this step 3 times and then the computer will acknowledge the key chip and should allow you to...
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Stabilizer link loose light coming on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The stabilizer link and traction control lights can illuminate for several reasons. The simple fix would be if a sensor has failed somehow. The more complex issues would include mechanical damage or failure of...
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Won't start without holding gas pedal to floor, stalls @ intersections
Hi there. As you already know, replacing parts without diagnoses can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The most likely cause for the symptoms you have described is a faulty fuel pressure regulator. Removing the vacuum line to the...
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My vehicle won't start.
Hi there: If a vehicle has overheated, it's possible that damage may have been done to electrical connections, ignition system components (including the crankshaft position sensor) which can cause the no starting issue you're having. What should be done first...
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Engine misfiring?
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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If I replace my engine does it have to be the same year?
If you are looking to do an engine swap you should use the same year motor. This way you will not have different sensors and harnesses. Also you may have different exhaust, intakes, and accessories. From one year to another...
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What can be causing my van to leak coolant?
Hi there. Check the coolant hoses and see if any hose are loose. If they are loose, then they will need tightened up. Check the coolant reservoir and see if it has a crack or loose hose to it. If...
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A lot of parts been changed do to the antifreeze still leaking oil looks good no smoke from tailpipe don't see the leakage
Hello, to test a coolant system requires a pressure tester. This tester helps to locate leaks without operating the vehicle. It would be best to have a certified mechanic look at the vehicle and determine exactly what is going on....
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Car shakes when I apply brakes doing 45mph or more and even when I don't apply brakes around 60 mph 2005 Chevy Equinox
Hello - you likely have multiple problems here: one of which exaggerates the others. Given your mileage, your front struts are likely worn. This is important because the tire imbalance you feel at 60 mph (without braking), and the vibration...
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Would a good condition 02 tacoma with the above specifications be worth around 1500-2000? Thanks.
Hi there: Unfortunately, we are unable to review any specific information about this Toyota Tacoma. However, if you'd like, you can have one of our local mechanics complete a pre purchase inspection; which will determine whether or not there are...
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My truck has been smelling hot for a couple of months.
When people describe a car as "smelling hot" I usually assume they're catching a hint of boiling antifreeze. That could be from a leak that is spilling on a hot part of the engine or it could be that the...
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Over Heating
I would test for exhaust gas in the coolant which, if present, would mean that there is a head gas leak. If the coolant level is falling slowly over time, that suggests a leak as well and a pressure test...
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Van shakes/vibrates after turning on and when pressing gas and brake.
Diagnostic Trouble Codes in the OBD-II regime do not identify faulty parts nor are such codes sufficient, in and of themselves, to condemn specific parts. Although vehicle parts are always referred to in the code descriptions, all that means is...
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Does this vehicle use vacuum for controls inside the dash from the motor ? 2001 Toyota Tacoma
Hi there - your HVAC blend doors will be either cable-control or electrical - no vacuum operation. It is certainly possible to still have an air leak in the intake. If you hear an air hiss under the hood, there...
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Cooling system issue
Hi there: It's very common on many GM vehicles for air bubbles to be created when servicing the coolant system. If the coolant system is not primed or "bled" correctly, it will overheat quickly when you drive. There is a...

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