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Starts and dies
Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the car to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...
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Is maintenance costly for a 6 year old jeep?
Hi there. While it's true that service and maintenance on a Jeep is much higher than your 2016 Toyota Corolla, it may not be extravagant. It will depend on how well the Jeep has been maintained as to what additional...
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Van ran yesterday, won't start today. Cranks great. What happens if it's not the pump, but rather the relay, fuse, or other?
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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Rpm goes up and down stutters.. without pressing on accelerator
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air...
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i have a 2003 ford windstar the rear or passenger lock keeps sticking
Hi There, This is often related to a malfunctioning door lock actuator, a blown fuse or a faulty power door lock switch. When you use the door lock switch in the car it sends a signal to a relay which...
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I have a 2001 Pontiac firebird, the interior lights flicker, In sequence with the headlights when the car is running, 24/7.
Hi Trent, It sounds like you may have a voltage regulator that may not be allowing the alternator to maintain a consistent charge. You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much...
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I have a 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited all the cylinder are misfire would this stop the car from starting up?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is not starting because of the issue causing the misfire. If not cylinders are firing when they are being told to, there will be no combustion, and the car will not run....
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Warranty
Hi There, The cylinders are in fact the core of the engine and may be covered under warranty depending on the specific terms of the warranty and what is damaged. The ignition coils may or may not be covered under...
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Do the shop had to drive your car for 40 miles straight after reset the service engine soon light?
If you were having a problem diagnosed the mechanic may have to do an extended test drive to verify the problem and after the repair and clearing of codes the vehicle will need a road test to clear the engine...
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Shop says tie rods, wheel bearings and motor mounts are going bad on a used Bonneville-salesman says not true because no noise
Based on data from the Kelly Blue Book database of used car transactions, if the car were in good condition (which it isn't , obviously), it's worth about $2,000. Given the number, and extent, of required repairs, $2,000 would be...
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Car is smoking, knocking and idling by itself.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is overheating, and the other symptoms are related to it. If it has overheated passed a certain point, there may have been major damage done to the engine. At this point, the...
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Blower motor
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a pinched wire or something causing the AC blower motor to quit working as you turn the wheel. This may also be related to an intermittently working or faulty blower motor relay....
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So my mom has a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 2wd 3.6l and we changed the brake caliper and break pads but we still have to floor it
When the brake pad fell out, the piston probably came out too far and damaged the caliper seal. Most likely you will have to replace the caliper to solve the problem. The brakes will have had to have been really...
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Just put on new brakes and replaced driver side tire. Now there's a knocking sound when I accelerate or turn right (which intensif
Hi there. If you replaced only one tire, this could be an interior wheel weight hitting against the brake caliper. It could also be an issue with a steering stabilizer bar bushing, CV joint or other suspension component. It might...
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How long it take to replace the all 6 sparks plugs? How long it take to replace the starter on the 2006 Hyudina Azera Limited
Hi there. It really depends on who is completing the repairs and where it is being completed. If a mechanic in a shop is replacing spark plugs on your vehicle and the starter, it could be a project that lasts...
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What's wrong when the starts and runs than starts sputtering and the car smells like burnt oil
You need to check the oil and coolant to see if the coolant is low and oil is contaminated with coolant. This engine is known to have intake manifold coolant leaks into the engine and the head gaskets leak coolant....
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My 02 lesabre has a sulfur egg smell what is it it's making me sick
The engine should be checked first to make sure it is not running too rich. If not running rich then the exhaust catalyst (catalytic converters) are bad and need to be replaced.
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Car Starts fine, but shakes violently and loudly when shifted into any gear and wont move
Hi there. This type of issue is sometimes caused by motor mounts that are worn out or in some cases an exhaust leak. It's also possible that transmission mounts or CV joints are misaligned. The best way to correctly diagnose...
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05 Buick LeSabre..sometimes car jerks when driving. Some say solenoid valves trans..others say motor/trans mounts..46K mi
Hi there. Sometimes components like motor mounts or internal transmission parts can wear out over time, as opposed to mileage on the vehicle. This is especially true for vehicles that have sat for a long time without starting or having...

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