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WONT START
There are two common items that can cause an intermittent no start with this car. You already replaced the crank sensor, which is one of them. The other can be the key, and/or the Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS). If...
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Why is my car accelerating by itself?
This vehicle engine has a manual throttle cable and cannot accelerate by itself. You may have a faulty idle air control valve that can cause a high idle but is limited to only about 1250 rpm. I would recommend having...
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vacuum leak
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with aftermarket upgrades and tech questions as you've listed above. We only offer OEM service, tips and maintenance suggestions for cars, trucks and SUV's sold in the US. Thanks for contacting us...
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Trunk will not open
I think it is possible that you may have shut an object of some kind in between the trunk latch and the trunk lid when you shut the trunk. If an object becomes lodged in the correct spot, this can...
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Trunk not opening
If your trunk will not open, that may be a sign of a possible problem with the trunk's hydraulic pump, or perhaps an electrical problem elsewhere. Unless the problem is with the latch, you should still be able to open...
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Transmission not shifting
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two issues going on here. The whistling sound is likely a part of the air intake in the motor. Try opening the hood and throttling the motor a bit to see if...
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Transmission not engaging
Transmission oil needs to be changed at the correct service intervals and the correct fluid added. If you do not replace it as suggested, you run the risk of ruining your transmission when you do replace it. I suspect this...
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Transmission in limp mode
The transmission control module (TCM) takes inputs from numerous sensors. It then uses this information to control various transmission related outputs such as shift solenoids and the torque converter clutch. The TCM will go into limp mode when it loses...
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Transmission
Hello. It sounds like your transmission is failing. I usually start by checking the transmission fluid. If it is low then this will occur. If the level is fine then I usually drop the pan and drain the fluid...
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Timing off in vehicle.
Greetings! Have a trained technician, like the ones here at YourMechanic, come out and take a look for you. The mechanic will be able to turn the engine over to determine why the car is not starting and confirm proper...
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Timing belt ripped and after weird loud sound
Good question. I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump...
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Timing belt ripped and after that a weird loud sound
I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump wasn't working....
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Temperature gauge goes up and down
You're probably low on coolant. Filling the reservoir doesn't really do the trick for filling the cooling system. There is probably air trapped in the cooling system that needs to be bled out. You may be able to do it...
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Starts then dies
When the engine is in crank mode the fuel pump relay is energized by ignition start signal. Once the car starts the fuel pressure relay is energized by the oil pressure switch. If you have fuel pressure during crank but...
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Smoke coming out of exhaust
Hi, the blue tint you mentioned is in fact from oil burning. Over time the internal engine components, specifically the piston o-rings and the valves, wear out and oil starts seeping into the cylinders and burning with the air and...
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Serpentine belt came off
This vehicle is equipped with an automatic belt tensioner. So, if the belt slid off while driving, either the tensioner is weak or the pulleys are out of alignment. Also, there could be oil leaking down onto the belt, or...
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Secondary air pump.
The air pump supplies the catalytic converter with extra oxygen so that it can efficiently catalyze any unburned fuel. On start up, the catalytic converter is cold and requires some help to quickly get up to temperature allowing it to...
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RPMs fluctuating
This sounds like there could possibly be a vacuum leak somewhere. My other guess is that the new idle air control valve may also be malfunctioning. If you switched out some parts lately, getting new car parts that are bad...
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Rear differential problem?
In my experience, I have never observed the differential to be the cause of vibration. The most likely culprits are the wheel or tire, driveshaft, or axle. You had the wheels balanced, so that will rule out balance or a...
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Problem with convertible top.
On an electric convertible top system the usual causes for failure are the switch, the motor(s), or something broken causing a bind in the mechanics of the retractable top. It is easiest to start with a visual inspection of the...

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