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Driver side door ajar sensor wont shut off
The door switch latch has a pin switch in it that after time will stick or not make contact intermittently over time. The pin switch can be removed and cleaned or replaced if cleaning does not correct the condition. ...
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Running rough like a misfire
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Truck started running bad then died. Now it run if keep gas pedal down
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Alternator not charging
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in...
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Car won't start - rapid clicking sound - new battery
It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your starter solenoid may be faulty. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has...
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My car is accelerating itself.
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
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Why is it difficult to start my car?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Won't accelerate
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Car has begun to run rough
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
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How much does it cost to replace a CV Shaft on 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Hi there. The shaking could be the CV Shaft joints seized up or the suspension on your vehicle is loose causing the vehicle to shake in both forward and reverse directions. Tires with a bubble or out of alignment tread...
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Help, my car won't start.
Hi there. With having a fully charged battery and having all electronics work in your vehicle but the engine not starting, then the starter solenoid control wire could have a bad connection. Check the starter wires and see if any...
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Fuel pump is not priming.
Hi there. The fuel pump could have failed due to crystallization of the fuel if there is too much water in the fuel). I recommend putting a treatment of water separator in the fuel tank and let it sit for...
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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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P0011 trouble code and there is a loud noise behind the engine.
Hi there. The code P0011 is stored for the camshaft position sensor is not registering to the computer. Check the camshaft position sensor and see if its working and plugged in. It is possible that the sensor has failed and...
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How much to replace the two rear suspension coils?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of repairing / replacing the rear suspension coils on a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350.
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Cranks but won't start.
Hi there. It seems that the transmission position sensor / switch has a contact issue within it. Remove the harness from the transmission switch and see if there is any moisture on the plug. If there is moisture, then you...
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Takes 10 Min for fuel pump to turn on.
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot after you shut off the engine. If the relay is hot, then I recommend replacing it. The contacts inside the relay may have corrosion build up on...
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A local Chevy dealer wants $385 to replace a coolant reservoir tank on my 2014 Chevy Spark. Isn't that kind of high?
Hi there. The local dealerships could have a specific charge for replacing the reservoir. Their price includes the following: Dianostic charge Coolant reservoir (parts) Coolant (from draining the system) Each shop is different in their pricing depending on...
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i just changed oil and i drove less than 200 miles and the dip stik show low oil levels and there is no oil leak My car has 135000
Hi there. How much oil did you put in during the oil change? What is the specification? How do you know that there is no oil leak? The engine may have a leak that simply has not dripped and provided...
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AC Thermostat
Hi there. Check the thermostat on the air conditioning system and see if its freezing up again by shutting off the vehicle and letting it sit for about 30 minutes. If you see frost on the evaporator, then the system...
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Miss fire p0304, p0316
Hi there. An oil leak can definitely add to a misfire concern and needs to be addressed as well as the spark plugs that are oil soaked to determine if they compromised. A flashing check engine light is telling us...
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There is air escaping from the front radiator grille on my Chevy Cruze. It started when I shut off the engine and lasted about ten minutes.
Hi there. The hissing sound that you are hearing at the front grill of your vehicle is the radiator having a split core. I recommend replacing the radiator and not driving the vehicle with the conditions that the radiator is...
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My car is overheating. What could be the problem?
Hi there. With the information that you have provided, it seems that the head gasket has failed on your engine, either the left bank, right bank, or both banks. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your...
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Do i need to replace my crankshaft position sensor for my lexus es300 with an OEM or aftermarket parts
Hi there. The code scanner is just that, a code scanner/reader. It does not provide a diagnosis. The ECM in your car provides a code and data to aid in the diagnostic process; we wouldn't start pulling spark plugs for...
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My car has trouble starting when the engine is hot, I never have a problem in the morning or when I get off work.
Hi there. It sounds like the ignition coils are getting hot and when the engine is shut off, the engine will not restart due to an ignition coil that will not produce a spark. Remove one spark plug wire at...