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My car had a rough idle, and if I sit at a red light or let the car run in idle for a few minutes my check engine light starts to
A dead misfire on a single cylinder may be deeper than just a spark plug. If the compression for that cylinder is very low, the cylinder cannot fire. Low compression would be caused by worn piston rings. Also, if the...
Chevy Impala SS 2006
The first thing to check would be the transmission fluid level, then the linkage that connects the shifter handle to the transmission range selector. If there is a problem in either of these areas, transmission performance will suffer. Consider hiring...
My camshaft sensor has gone out repeatedly over the past week.
Have you checked on other items to rule out problems like compression, fuel pressure and the ignition system? Poor fuel delivery or a weak ignition system may cause stalling. A technician can install a scan tool and monitor the values...
Transmission issues, slips from second to fourth gear
I would start by being concerned about these wires that are spliced in. If there is another circuit that is spliced in there then it can be causing this. If there was no issue previously then it may not be...
My truck cranks but won't start - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500
Hi and thanks for your question. It sounds like a bad MAF sensor and, yes, a MAF sensor can cause a no start situation. When you disconnect the sensor, the car ignores the input and, in some cases, assigns a...
Okay so I was in a race but when we started the race I pressed the tow/haul button.
Hello. I am not too sure about the question you are asking. From what you've described, it sounds like you used the tow/haul button when you raced your truck and ever since the engine is making noise. If this is...
Just replaced the fuel pump with a prime choice off of Amazon and put in brand new fuel lines. I can smell the gas but I don't hear the fuel.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, you may be dealing with a combination of problems concerning the fuel pump replacement in your vehicle. First being, it could be the replacement fuel pump, is incorrect by application. Second being,...
Yes it was a used transmission and I had a guy that does mechanic work to come and put it in but I am unsure if he did everything
Hello, with a used transmission changing the filter and fluid is a good idea. This gives you a picture of the condition of the transmission internally. There are external seals that should be consider to be replaced. Yes, we do...
Sometimes my ignition switch won't turn all the way off on my 2006 Impala. What should I do?
Hi there. There are several possibilities for your key not turning fully to the off position. Being an intermittent issue, may make it difficult to diagnose. It could be, as simple as, a worn key. Try another key, don't duplicate...
Replacing oil pan how to take off the actual oil pan
Completely removing the oil pan from the car takes more than you might think. It is a lengthy process of removing many components from the engine in order to move the engine to free the pan. Once the engine has...
Truck shakes violently while braking
This may be a sign of worn out or failing wheel bearings. When this happens, this can cause a vibration usually opposite the defective side. When this happens, commonly this is a result of metal on metal contact inside the...
Put new fuel pump, still won't start
Hi, it sounds like you have taken all the proper steps. The concern with the fuel gauge is a common issue when replacing the fuel pump. The fuel level sensor is a separate component attached to the fuel pump. This...
My car has a misfire, poor acceleration, and poor fuel burn (all the coils are good)
Hello and thanks for your question. Check the condition of the spark plugs to see if they are fouled out. If the spark plugs are in good shape, then unplug one injector at a time from the harness while the...
My car won't go past 35mph
Hi there. From the description you provided, your vehicle has problems with the transmission again. You stated it will not shift into 3rd gear again, like before the transmission was rebuilt. If the transmission is again the problem, it should...
Can my antifreeze leak be linked to my transmission problem?
Hi there. You will need to first find the coolant leak and address the leak and get it fixed. The engine may overheat and cause even more problems. The transmission or engine misfires could be from the coolant leak if...
Car not driveable
Hello, An inspection of the vehicle will have to be done. The possibility of an internal failure of the transmission has occurred. This would still need to be confirmed. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic technician can come to...
My oil pressure gauge is reading zero.
Hi there. There is no way to tell if the oil pressure is really low or your sending unit or gauge is bad. Instead of towing it, you may want to have a mechanic come to you and diagnose the...
My car idles rough when I have my foot on the brake at a stop light
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
While driving car lost power then died and now won't start
There are several possible causes that keep a vehicle from starting. It would first be necessary to find out what the root problem is, meaning, for an engine to start and run, it needs fuel, air, and spark. To...
Tahoe keeps stalling, bucking, and I smell gas by the engine.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. With having the intake manifold bolts broken, yes you can smell gas, but the vehicle will have a vacuum leak. The O2 sensor is on for the broken bolt due to the vacuum leak....

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