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Blower motor
The first thing you should check is to see if you have battery power to the dark blue wire at the blower motor with the key on. If you have power then you should check the light green and white...
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Buzzing noise inside dash 2002 Dodge Dakota
Hi there - several possibilities here for a buzzing sound, as this is not an uncommon issue. Quite possibly the auto shutdown relay or the fuel pump relay are buzzing due to burned contacts. There are also instances where the...
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Engine runs rough sometimes and then it cuts out.
Hi there. With the conditions that your vehicle is having is that the mass air flow sensor (MAF) is probably dirty and not functioning correctly. I recommend cleaning the mass air flow sensor with electrical cleaner and then putting it...
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My car isn't accelerating when I put in in drive and press the gas pedal.
Hi there. Check the brakes on your vehicle to see if they may be locked. Check the parking brake and make sure that its released. Visually look at around the brakes for anything out of the ordinary. If the brakes...
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KEY fob works on all doors but drivers
Hello. We need to gather some more information. Does the door lock using the driver controls on the inside with the door closed? If not, the locking mechanism may be wearing down and not be able to able to provide...
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how do I get water stains off sunroof and headliner
The best way to get these stains off of your headliner would be to purchase some upholstry shampoo from your local auto parts store. Then, spray some of the cleaner on to a soft cloth. Use the soft cloth in...
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There is a rattling noise coming from my exhaust when my car is idling.
Hello, the exhaust system noise can be created from a heat shield (light tin type sound). Rattling could be from a hanger which support the system. A muffler and catalytic convertor can internally make a rattle type noise. The vehicle...
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Van surges and transmission shifts hard. Driving down the road you can feel the engine kick back. Sometimes will die down and cut
Hey there. The transmission control module (TCM) helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. ...
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I accidentally drove through 2 feet of water, I have replaced several parts but the car still runs poorly
You did not mention replacing the air filter after it got wet. The engine and its sensors were not designed to go through water and will get damaged. You may have also damaged internal engine parts like bending engine piston...
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There is an unidentified knocking sound by my feet while driving
It sounds like the flex plate between the engine and transmission is making the noise. The flex plate could be loose or cracked, making a constant knocking sound, and you can feel it on the floor by your feet. You...
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White smoke coming out of engine - 2000 Dodge Dakota
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If the clutch was not working very well, then the clutch could have burned up the disks. This will cause white smoke from the engine compartment and smell like plastic burning. If you...
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I have to actually use a heater on th ECU PROM to get my vehicle to start when its cold.
You have successfully diagnosed your truck. It definitely needs a new ECM. Electronics are very sensitive to temperature. There are relays inside the ECM box that you are heating, which makes the contacts expand and create an electrical connection. This...
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Transmission shifting delay
Hello. This may be a result of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...
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My car won't start. The odometer reads: NO BUS.
The error code "no bus" means the PCMS are not communicating with each other. Likely one of them has gone bad, or there is a bad connection. You can do further testing on them using a multimeter. This will require...
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Battery or cables or what? 1998 Dodge Dakota
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1998 Dodge Dakota to crank but not start. Given than your car starts fine when jump started, the fuel system is unlikely to be the cause. Leaving the starting system and the...
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Radio doesn't work, door chimes and no blinker noise and battery goes dead.
Hi there. Check the battery connections to makes sure that they are tight and clean. Then, if the problem still continues and the battery keeps on drawing down to a dead battery, then you need to preform a parasitic draw...
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cylinder 2 misfire.
Engine misfires can be caused by many different things, 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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My car turns off when turning or braking - 2011 Chevrolet Uplander
Hi there - the P0011 and P0016 problem codes reflect worn camshaft timing chain components (stretched timing chain, worn camshaft actuators and tensioner, timing guides, etc). This is not unusual in an engine with your mileage. The camshaft timing actuators...
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Knock sensor code
Hello. Knock sensors play a large roll in how the PCM (powertrain control module) times the spark. If excessive knock is present from the combustion cycle, the knock sensor will retard timing and attempt to correct it. The opposite is...
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Popping or clicking noise from middle of vehicle.
Hi there. It sounds like you could have a U-joint failing. These could be worn or have simply lost their lubrication, but either way will require replacement. An experienced ear and eye of a qualified technician is a valuable resource...

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