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Car wont start and when it does it doesnt stay running replaced almost everything under the hood
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 flow sensor,...
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Fuel tank
This is a problem likely related to your fuel tank sending unit. The fuel gauge sending unit is a small float type component (or sensor) inside your fuel tank that measures the level of the fuel inside the tank. As...
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Spark plugs,spark wires,icm,ecm,ignition coils,replaced engine,crankshaft sensor,harmonic balancer car still misfires, wont start
Hi there. If your car had overheating issues before this misfiring issue began, it is quite possible that you have some internal engine damage like a blown head gasket that is the primary source of your troubles. Other damage to...
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My van is shifting very slowly, I have to mash down on the gas to get enough speed for it to shift. Could it be the speed sensor?
Hi there. It is possible that your issue is caused by a faulty speed sensor or just an obstruction of transmission fluid that needs to be flushed. It's probably a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your...
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Stalling when put in drive
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...
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the car will crank but die a few minutes later but if I keep pressing the gas it will stay on but when I stop it will cut off soon
Hi there. It is indeed possible that a canister EVAP solenoid is the source of your hard to start issue. However, the problem with most auto parts store "scans" is they make way too many assumptions on the source of...
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Car shuts off after loud tapping but starts back up
If you have coolant in the oil of the engine this indicates that you have a leaking or cracked cylinder heads or gaskets. If the engine ran til you had knocking sounds then you may have damaged the engine bearings...
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Noise
Hello, There are a number of things that could make an engine noisy when starting up. Depending on the specific type of sound you are referring to, this will determine how to properly diagnose. If there is a bit of...
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Car remote unlocks doors but doesn't disable alarm. 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor
Hi there. In many cases, when an aftermarket device is added to your security system, it can trigger an error code that is stored in the ECU which can cause the issues you're experiencing. However, even removing the system will...
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Where is purge valve in a 1996 automatic v6 ford mustang
Hi there. On the V6-3.8L Ford Mustang, the purge valve is a metallic cylinder with a connector on one end and a "T" for two vacuum lines on the other. It's under the engine fender well, between the passenger side...
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Ac has no vacuum
The o-ring size is very critical. Often, o-rings have to be procured from the dealer to ensure the right part. Components in the system can only be tightened using the OEM torque values. Under tightening and over tightening will create...
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Scraping noise
Hi There, It sounds like you may have something underneath the vehicle that may be loose or potentially picked up a piece of debris from the road that could be causing the noise. I would suggest taking a look under...
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My fans are running when the car is on but when im installing the freon they stop but vehicle still operating
It sounds like you may have a faulty cooling fan relay that may be causing the fans to work intermittently. The typical electric cooling fan circuit includes a temperature sensor, a relay, a control module and the fan motor. The...
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I was driving and my car made a weird noise and white smoke started coming out the engine and when I turn on the car it shakes rea
Once the car engine is completely cool, I would check the coolant level in the radiator and the reserve tank. If the level is low, you may have had a sudden leak of coolant. In that scenario, the white smoke...
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My air conditioner just stop working and car started to smoke. I lifted the hood and it was liquid like something busted
Hello there. Usually when you have this type of problem occur, it's due to a cooling system or radiator leak that causes these problems. If you see greenish or redish looking liquid under your vehicle, then this is what has...
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Lights strobing?
Hi there. In most cases, when headlights continually flash on and off, it's caused by a faulty electrical relay that keeps opening and closing on it's own. This can also be caused by an exposed wire, creating an electrical short....
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What are symptoms of a worn out timing chain?
Hi there. The timing chain is comprised of a series of links in the chain – similar to those found on a bicycle chain. The links move on the toothed sprockets which are located on the ends of the crankshaft...
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what are some signs that your alternator is out
Hi there. Because the alternator plays such a vital role in keeping all of the vehicle’s electrical components powered, any problems with the alternator can quickly develop into problems with another system or component on the vehicle. Usually, a defective...
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Ac compressor won't engage with good relay fuse but engages when using a jumper in it's place
Check all ground connections in the circuit. Inspect the fuseholder itself. Although the fuse may be good, if there is too much resistance in the connection, you'll get a voltage drop. Same holds true for the relay. In fact, relay...
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My Blower motor is not blowing even after I've replaced it and the resistor.
Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the brush contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor relay supplies power to this motor when you turn the switch to "on" that can...

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