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Price for valve cover gasket replacement?
Hi there: The power steering leak can be caused by the power steering pump, hose or a gasket that also needs to be replaced. It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go...
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Car starts fine in the morning then after I stop it won't start back up an backfires real bad
Hi there: On a carburetor powered V-6 it is very likely that your choke or idle adjustment screw on the carb is dirty and simply needs to be cleaned. If you've never done this before on your vehicle, it might...
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What is the code P1128 on a 09 Chrysler Town and country
Code p1128 refers to "Closed loop fueling not achieved", meaning that for some reason the engine is not reaching a state where it is able to run using the information from the engine sensors. When the engine is first started,...
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battery light comes on about half minite after starting it
Hello. The battery light will illuminate when the charging system is registering out of normal voltage ranges. The computer starts running tests immediately and is detecting a problem right from the start. The battery, and alternator can be removed from...
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Spark plug misfire and car not starting
Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules...
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Knocking sound
Hi there: Most of the time, an engine knocking issue is caused by low oil pressure or low oil levels causing metallic components to hit each other without proper lubrication. It could also be caused by loose cylinder head hardware,...
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I washed the engine bay and now it wont start.
Hi there: If the engine was hot when you cleaned the engine compartment, you may have cracked a few critical parts which might cause the non-starting issue. However, what happens most of the time is that water finds its way...
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My car is still running after turning it off.
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing is commonly known as 'Dieseling'. When this happens, check the ignition switch alignment and see that the switch is turned completely off. If the switch is turned off, then while the engine...
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Car cuts off while driving.all power is off when this happens. Wont crank or do anything until time has passed
Hi there: If your Impala is shutting off under different conditions as it appears in your question; the issue is most likely going to be fuel restriction or ignition system component failure. The ignition relay could be faulty as one...
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Why is my engine knocking?
A loud knocking noise coming from the engine can be any of several issues. Having to put 5 quarts of oil in the engine means that the engine was completely empty, basically. The engine oil's main purpose is lubrication, and...
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Jeep electrical
Hi there. From the description you have provided, leads me to believe you are dealing with a battery problem. The intermittent radio operation is likely, a separate concern. I recommend having your vehicle's electrical issue be diagnosed and repaired by...
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fuel gage stuck on full,I'm told it might be ground wire or fuse.
Hi there. The fuel gauge being the only gauge inoperative, would lead me away from a fuse issue. Typically, the fuse is identified as the gages fuse. The ground wire is the fuel gauge sending unit rheostat. The sending unit...
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Antifreeze leaks under van and under hood
If there is a significant leak, the concern of course is that the engine may overheat while you are out on the road and that will cause engine damage. Also, even if a small leak exists now, it could unpredictably...
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Are rear struts from a 2003 Buick LeSabre capable to go on my 1998 Grand Prix?
Hello - according to the interchange manuals, yes, the rear struts are interchangeable for these 2 GM vehicles. I would certainly compare them visually before disassembling your Grand Prix, just to be sure. If you need assistance, I recommend strut...
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Where is the fuel filter on a 1992 Chrysler imperial
The fuel filter is located on the passenger frame rail. It should be located on the inside of the frame rail, typically just in front of the fuel tank.
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Car stalling
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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I can hear my wipers wanting to work
Hi there: In many cases, this issue is caused by the wiper arms being loose or stripped on the wiper motor mounts. It could also be caused by components inside the wiper motor that are damaged and need to...
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Black soot and bad smell coming from the heater vents.
Hi there. Sounds like the cabin air filter to the heating and a/c system is degrading and peeling apart. The stuff that is coming out into the cabin area is a filter full of dirt and debris. I recommend replacing...
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There's no milky residue on my oil cap or my dipstick but there's oil in my radiator I know I have a bad spark plug wire.
Hi there. A bad spark plug wire would not allow engine oil into the cooling system. The possibility of a bad head gasket, could allow engine oil into the cooling system. Assuming the engine has not been overheated, electrolysis could...
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What is making my car shut off and smoke coming from my oil cap?
The inner workings of the engine get very hot during operation especially is the vehicle beings to overheat. The smoke you are seeing come the oil cap may be fumes from the hot oil circulating through the engine. If the...

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