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Cannot shift out of park and the engine won't start
Hello. The shift interlock system keeps your car in park until you turn the key and step on the brake. It will not release the shifter until these two things occur. The first thing you need to do is...
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Rear bank of cylinders has no spark.
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the issues appear to be affecting an entire bank, that is an entire side of the engine, then it may be possible that there is...
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Car is shaking and smoking out of the tail pipe. I have replaced the spark plugs, alternator, and gaskets. It won't go past 50 mph.
Hi there. Check the following conditions that the engine could consume engine oil. Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve (PCV) is plugged up forcing engine oil into the combustion chamber Piston oil control rings are worn and leaving excessive engine oil...
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why won't my overdrive work
Hi there. The overdrive clutches in the transmission could be slipping causing the transmission not to shift into overdrive. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your transmission.
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When I fuel up, my car will not start, it takes about 3 tries and I have to pump the gas
Can you hear the fuel pump prime when you turn the key to "On" before cranking it over? Before starting, turn the key to "On" for a few seconds. Listen carefully for a faint "whirling" sound. Have you had the...
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New tension belt was put on and the car will not start. The car computer is saying the timing belt is off.
Hi there. The serpentine or drive belts have nothing to do with the timing belt on the car. It depends on the tensioner that was installed, either the drive belt tensioner or the timing belt tensioner. I recommend seeking out...
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05 XL-7 CAN FRONT CRANK SEAL BE REPLACED WITHOUT REMOVING TIMING COVER?
The seal has to be accessible (that is visible and there is enough room to pry it out) on removal and, as well, there has to be enough space to press it back in using an appropriate seal installation tool....
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Hi Ben my mom has a Suzuki xl-7. Two days ago the car began to make a loud sound and when accelerating it doesn't go very fast
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication a broken or cracked exhaust manifold or exhaust pipe downstream. The exhaust systems on cars, trucks and SUV's are finely tuned to expel exhaust gases from the combustion chamber and...
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Transmission additive to stop pump seal leak I don't want to spend $750 on repairs will a transmission stop leak fix it
You can certainly use transmission stop leak, however depending on how bad the leak is or the amount of pressure coming from the leak, this may be only a temporary fix. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come...
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Does the entire oil pump have to replaced if it's just the hose fattest degraded on a Suzuki XL-7 2007
If your oil pump has failed, replacing the oil pump on your vehicle costs less than $1,000. However, with only 82,000 miles on the engine, failure of the oil pump would be unusual. The oil pump can and should be...
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2004 suzuki xl7 made screeching noise while driving that got louder when i accelerated. Then car started idling and died?
The problem sounds like you either have worn bearings or brakes. This will cause loss of power and noise would stop when vehicle is not moving. Have the front brakes and bearings checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic...
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I have a 2007 Suzuki XL7, it is constantly beeping and will not stop. I have checked everything and can't figure it out.
Hi there. In most cases, the beeping sound is created when one of two different systems creates an alert; a seat belt warning or a door is ajar. It is common for a system sensor to be damaged, which will...
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Q: Jerking reaction
Hello, There are a few things that can typically cause a car to have a bit of a jerking reaction when driving. Low transmission fluid can cause this to happen when the transmission lacks sufficient transmission fluid required to build...
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Transmission won't move
Be sure the wiring harness is connected to the transmission, although in drive the manual valve (in the transmission valve body) should at least get you into 1st gear. Check the fluid level. If fluid is really low, the transmission...
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Once engine is warmed up (3-4miles) car stalls at intersections and won't stay running.
Hi there. The correct way to diagnose most mechanical problems like you are describing begins with a digital scanner inspection. This allows the mechanic to download any stored error codes and then pinpoint the source of the issue. Once codes...
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My car makes a loud noise, shakes and has trouble starting when we put gas in it.
The purge valve is most likely leaking fumes into the intake manifold when your are refuelling the vehicle. This will flood the engine with gas fumes and cause the hard start and run rough until the excess fumes are burned...
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Car key is stuck in the ignition. Can still turn the engine on and off, but will not come out, goes to acc
As a temporary measure, please refer to this instructional video and see if the tactic described therein works for you. For a definite and permanent fix, please request a service appointment as there is possibly a Technical Service Bulletin pertaining...
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Whats the easiest steps to replacing the spark plugs ( especially rear 3 plugs ) on my 2008 suzuki Xl-7 , 3.6l luxury ?
Hi Jerry. Thanks for writing in today. The best example I can find that would show you how to replace the spark plugs on your Suzuki can be found in this video. Although it's for a 2002 model, the process...
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engine requires 2 quarts of oil mthly, no drip under the car, or smoke from tail pipe, wats the prlbm
Some car models do have excessive (by any standard) oil consumption. See this link for a good overview of the problem. Check your car's rate of oil consumption based on elapsed miles traveled (elapsed time will not give you an...
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Misfire and low oil pressure
The oil light comes on when the oil pressure drops below a certain level: usually about 8 psi. Since the oil pressure will depend to some degree on how fast the oil pump is turning, you are probably seeing it...

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