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Questions about a car with a bad battery before I purchase
Hi Daniel. Thanks for sending the question today. Yes - if you have to remove the battery terminals, or it will drain, this is a sign of what's known as a parasitic battery drain or an open electrical circuit. These...
My car cut off last week. The mechanic said it was the fuel pump. The fuel was replaced. I got the car back yesterday and it just
If you are able to re-start the car immediately and readily after it stalls, there is an intermittent electrical connection in the ignition or fuel system and/or the sensors that control those systems. If the car is immediately re-starting, the...
My 2007 Maxima stalls and bucks mainly after takeoff. What can possibly be the issue?
Stalling is typically an engine related issue unless something very unusual like a torque converter malfunction is at issue. So, engine management and controls would be evaluated first in a diagnostic. Among the causes that would be considered are a...
Hello I have a question I have a 2005 Chrysler and my check ingen light came on and my the lightning bult I tryed starting it and
The lightning bolt warning light alerts you to a fault in the electronic throttle control system in your vehicle. This may be a faulty throttle body, the throttle body sensor or possibly the throttle body control motor which is what...
Blinking check engine loud noise loss of acceleration
If your vehicle's check engine light is flashing, that means there is a serious fault, usually cylinder misfiring, that requires immediate repair. Misfiring, in particular, has the potential to damage the catalytic converter which can result in additional costly repairs....
94 concord chysler, car was running fine went to put it in reverse was moving stopped short cause shifts gears now but won't Exhil
There is a transmission shift linkage (cable, pin, etc.) and manual lever on the transmission that should be inspected to see if those components are faulty. However, if the shift linkage is connected, properly adjusted and the manual lever on...
My wife was driving a 2013 Infiniti JX35. The BSW
Hi Carl. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing is likely a shift solenoid or speed sensor failure that's causing this hard to shift issue. In most cases when these two warning lights illuminate, it's due to an...
Changed the oil sensor an the car sounds an drives fine but when i rev an take my foot off the gas oil psi drops almost to 0
Although there is some variance across engine types, minimum oil pressure at idle is typically fairly low to begin with, typically in the range of 4 to 10 PSI. If idle speed drops below normal, so will oil pressure. Gauge...
electrical problem
It is possible that the windows are related to faulty window motors or regulator assemblies. As for the horn it is possible that the horn itself is faulty or a fuse has blown. I would recommend having your electrical system...
Transmission issues with 2008 Infiniti m35x
If by "cheap" replacement you mean used parts, save yourself the aggravation and don't do it. If a solenoid has failed, and no other problems in the valve body exist, the solution is to replace the solenoid and that can...
I'm having problems with my blower motor on my 2012 Nissan Maxima.
There is no resistor in the circuit, at least not of the type that controls blower speed. Instead, the speed control in your vehicle relies on a digital signal delivered via pulse width modulation. And, in your application at least...
I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey with engine light flashing and my TCS light is on. I had the codes ran and it said misfired on Cylinde
Although you have a number of issues, the misfiring should be diagnosed and resolved first as misfiring can cause damage to the catalytic converter. Among the causes of cylinder misfiring are faulty spark plugs, low compression, damage or excessive wear...
I put a some washers in my down pipe before my muffler to make my car sound louder and unfortunately hydroplaned and banged up my
Normally, once a fault is cleared the light will turn off quickly and automatically. You can use a scan tool to manually command the light off. That is done by erasing the trouble codes. If the light comes back on...
check engine came on. Car was overheating so i pulled over put gas when i tried to start it wont start
Overheating has the potential to cause head gasket leaks and valve and piston damage. You should measure cylinder compression to rule out low compression as a cause of the no start condition. If cylinder compression is normal, it is possible...
2010 Dodge Challenger driverside wiper doesn’t move only passenger side works. Please advise.
You will need to have the wiper motor removed and the wiper transmission pivot arm reconnected inside the cowl.
Driving and the car slows down and stalls security light flashes
There is probably an intermittent electrical or sensor fault that is causing reduced power. Although the throttle control system is a common trouble area with reduced power, there are quite a few other components and systems that could come into...
2014 nissan max 3.5 sv. i want to run seafoam thru the vaccim line intake to clean the injectors but its not easy(to me) to tell w
Seafoam will not clean your injectors and the material is not on any approved Nissan list, in the Factory Service Manual, for vehicle repair, service or maintenance. Each fuel injector on your car has a tiny internal filter basket that...
Push button engine won't start, dashboard light turns on, steering locked, brake stiff
You may have a faulty or partially discharged battery. Consequently, the first thing to do is test the battery and later the charging system if it turns out the battery is faulty and must be replaced. If the battery tests...
My current wheels have an offset of 55. Can I get new wheels with an offset of 35?
A 5 mm change in offset (positive or negative, from the OEM spec.) is generally considered the maximum allowable so as not to create adverse effects on vehicle handling. The change that you are contemplating will substantially degrade the handling...
The trigger wire for ignition coil three has no signal.
The coil in your application has a power wire (red), a ground wire (black), and a PCM pulse command wire (5 volt pulse; Blue w/Red stripe for cylinder No. 3) that operates the coil’s internal switching transistor. Using an oscilloscope,...

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