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Ticking when accelerating but no tick when idle or in neutral revving
It sounds like the ticking you are describing may be the result of an exhaust gasket leak. When the exhaust gasket begins to fail, this may cause this type of ticking sound as the engine RPM's increase. I would suggest...
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My Engine Is Making A Ticking Noise And When I Acelletate Its low To Pick Up Speed And If I Rev Up To Fast It Starts To Smoke
Hi Edgar. Thanks for contacting us today. Honestly, there are probably multiple problems with your Jaguar S-Type that are leading to all these symptoms. Some of the common reasons why an engine would stumble, or cut off while driving or...
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Car started shaking won't start engine light keeps flashing
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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1999 Jaguar xj8 is on safe mode and doesn't start
This particular sequence, "stability control fail and engine safemode" has been previously reported and in some instances has been traced to a defective throttle body, ABS module and/or brake light switch. However, those are just some of the possibilities. Initially,...
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I have a 93 Lexus LS400, I put a power steering pump on it yesterday and I'm still getting a whining noise .
It sounds like you may have a power steering rack that may be putting too much strain on the power steering pump causing it to leak or fail. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the...
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Car idles low after running, not the same amount of power, I suspect a bad vacuum hose.
You will need to have the computer scanned for codes to see if there is a problem with the idle control valve or engine has a vacuum leak. There is a standard diagnosis that will need to be done and...
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Why does my car have to turn over a couple times when it is mildly warm?
You may have a problem with injector leakage. When the car has been running the fuel system stays pressurized for a few hours. When the injector valves are old, there may be a small amount of leakage at the tip...
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1996 Olds Aurora OBDII P0603 PCM keep alive memory, car is in limp mode and running like it's off timing
Correct the ground connection first, in case that problem is a cause of the trouble code. P0603 does represent an electrical system fault. In practice, this particular fault might be found as battery terminal corrosion or loose connections, Keep Alive...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery , 162 000km. Periodically loosing coolant + overheating. What are the possible repairs?
If the pressure test did not show any leaks then you should inspect reservoir for any cracks and replace pressure cap. Then clean area of any residue coolant and drive a few days and recheck for any leaks in the...
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Will the crank shaft pulley still spin if the timing belt has busted?
If the timing belt broke, the crankshaft pulley will still spin regardless. The crankshaft pulley is what spins the timing belt, which then rotates the valve train assembly. Depending on how this happened and when it happened, this may have...
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My Lexus sc 400 only goes in to reverse. Rpms rev up when in neutral or drive gears
What you are describing is often a sign 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...
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My car started to overheat and the antifreeze started coming out of the top. Upon getting home I added more antifreeze for it just
Hi Luke. Thanks for contacting us today. The belt is likely the serpentine belt, which powers the water pump among other systems on your car. It's more than likely that the belt breaking caused the water pump to fail, and...
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Thank you Tim for your input..It actually is not the serpentine belt as it is on the other side of the car right next to the engin
Hi Luke. Thanks for the reply. If I'm understanding you correctly, the other belt (which I believe is on the driver side of the engine, near the front) is referred to as the accessory belt. This belt is the one...
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Should I purchase non serviceable ball joints? 1995 lexus ls400 lower ball joint
The distinction of more relevance in purchasing a part such as a ball joint is "should one install the OEM (Lexus) part versus an aftermarket part?" If you want a long lasting ball joint that is guaranteed to fit your...
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Q: Ignition
You will need to remove ignition switch to move position of key slot to get ignition back in.
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I have a 1992 Lexus Ls400 and the transmission wont switch out of 1st gear the caer has 261k miles should i get a new transmission
You should have the computer scanned for codes that may point to the cause of the no shift out of first gear. You may just have a solenoid that is bad for one of the gears and just need to...
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check engine light, loss of power, check oil light, battery light, car wont turn over Jaguar 1999
If there is adequate oil but oil pressure is low, that means either the oil pump is not working, there is a blockage, the oil pressure warning light is malfunctioning, or there is lots of wear in the engine bearings....
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i have a 96 olds aurora and the car only have 59000 miles. When i start the car whe its cold the rpm jumpsup and down and stalls
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 intake as...
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When i press on the gas pedal the car makes a squeaking/whining noise
It is not clear if you are referring to a noise that correlates with use of the blower motor or a noise that simply occurs all the time, that is regardless of whether the blower motor is on or not....
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Engine swap ls400 Lexus 1990 to 1993 1UZ-fe
The engines themselves, that is the blocks and cylinder heads, are identical in both model years. So, they are a direct catalog interchange, have identical castings and so forth. However, the computers for the two years do NOT interchange. That...

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