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claking noise going up hills
Hi there. In most cases, when you hear a rattling or clanking noise while the vehicle is in motion, it's caused by a drive line component; such as wheel bearings, CV joints or minor items like brackets that may have...
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Car won't start at all
It is very possible that you could have burned up your fuel pump. If you drive with your vehicle low on fuel often, this can cause the fuel pump to overheat. I would recommend having your fuel pressure tested by...
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I'm thinking of buying a 2002 Mercedes ML500 w/ approx 208k miles. What parts do I possibly need to replace or check?
Hello....used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs are highly dependent on the actual, as found, condition of the vehicle. To get a reasonably precise estimate, and also to protect yourself in the transaction, I recommend you request a pre-purchase vehicle...
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Serpentine belt
You will not find a listing of the belt size for this vehicle without power steering or without the air pump. If you need a belt to fit it may take a few trips to the parts store to get...
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can I use the positive and negative posts under the hood to maintain power to the computer while replacing main battery
If the two posts are indeed specified for jump starting, then the answer is "yes" you can safely install a 12 volt car battery there at the remote posts while you remove and replace the permanent car battery. Electrically, all...
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drove it without the oil cap
Hi there. It looks as if you are experiencing some inconsistent problems related to ignition or fuel system components. Driving without the oil cap on can create vacuum issues, but I don't think that the oil issue is the source...
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Transmission will not complete a shift until I leave off the throttle.
This may be 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 activates a transmission...
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1994 Chevrolet Silverado extended cabV-8 oil pan gasket replacement?
Hi there. You would have to drain the engine oil out of the oil pan, put the plug back in the oil pan, and remove the oil pan bolts to take the pan off. Once the pan is off, you...
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Trucks starts up but have to give gas to keep running then dies starts up a second time then it will stay running.
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Why is my car blowing hot air and cold air at the same time?
The answer to this depends on whether you have switched on heating, cooling (A/C) or neither. In one scenario, for example, if you have not switched on the A/C system, but the A/C is running as confirmed by a visual...
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Dew on clutchpack
The morning dew will not hurt the clutch pack.
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Is there a wire in my car that is only on when the car is off?
Hi there. Check the fuse box for any live circuits with a test light and the ignition switch turned to the off position. Then hook up your exterior lighting system to that port with a fusible link and a toggle...
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Car will start but stall when gas pedal is pushed down
This may be a sign of a faulty fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system is primed with fuel at a specific pressure in order...
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After sitting several hrs left side drops
I believe that this vehicle has four wheel air ride suspension. With this in consideration it is very likely that the air bag on the affected corner has sprung a leak. The compressor is obviously working fine if the vehicle...
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The ASR light came on and the car went into limp mode - (the gas pedal work from the middle of pressing it).
Hi there. The ASR light is on for an issue with the throttle pedal position sensor located on the gas pedal. You may be able to reset the parameters without replacing any parts. Perform the following to reset the lights...
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I'm trying to find out if I can run tbi without a computer
You cannot run the injectors correctly without a computer to operate them. You cannot just open the injectors and run it that way since it would get too much fuel.
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No preasure release when removing gas cap.
Hello, Your car has a system that works to remove fumes and pressure from the fuel tank that is called the evaporative emissions system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The...
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Fast idle and won't restart after the engine is warm.
Hi there. The code for your vehicle would be the code 15 that you are having trouble with. The code 15 states that there is an intermittent power cutoff. Measure voltage with a digital volt meter to pin 1 wire...
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my truck when I turn the key I have no power but when I jump it it starts up.
If you have a new, fully charged battery, and the starting system still does not function, there are actually only a relatively limited number of causes. Broadly, either the starter motor/solenoid assembly is faulty or the electrical circuit supplying the...
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I have a 97 mountaineer that is dumping brake fluid. The brakes suddenly went soft while driving how do I diagnosis the problem
The problem sounds like a brake hose blew out in the process of the sudden stop. You should have the fluid filled and when someone pushes the brakes locate where the fluid is coming from. If a hose blew out...

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