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I got a window that doesn't go up or down.
Hi there. If the wiring is hooked up to the window motor correctly, the window switch works, and there is power to the window motor, then check to see if there is power coming out of motor. If there is...
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Headlights not working right
Everything you describe points to the multi-function switch again, so their are two possibilities. Either the replacement switch is bad, or there is a wiring issue in the steering column. It's possible that the wires in the connector to the...
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Mu clutch is lose as it is very soft pressing down. I cannot go into any gear and am unable to drive it. What is wrong?
You need to check the clutch master cylinder and see if it has lost all the fluid in it. If it is out of fluid then see if you can put fluid in and while pumping the clutch locate the...
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Need some help with what headers to get and where they go?
Hi there. Headers are designed to take the place of the exhaust manifolds on your engine. Heaters are mounted on the cylinder head and connected to the exhaust pipe. Now, if your vehicle has exhaust manifolds and you want to...
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Rear diff grinding noise
Try unbolting the drive shaft from the rear axle and place the vehicle in neutral to see if the vehicle will roll in either direction first. If it acts the same as when the driveshaft is connected, then the rear...
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Clutch sticking and gears won't go in
You should check the hydraulic clutch master cylinder to see if it is low on fluid indicating a leak in the system and will need to locate the leak and repair as needed. If the fluid is mostly full and...
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Do fuel pumps go out often, after they have just been replaced ?
Hello, It sounds like you may also need to check the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your ECU...
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I'm coasting 10 mph, my truck is in 3rd gear - should it miss 2nd completely & go to 1 when it finally stops?
Hi there. It seems that the Electronic Pressure Regulator Solenoid (EPRS) number 3 has failed or is dumping fluid back into the transmission pan. The EPRS pressure solenoids are designed to direct fluid to specific clutch packs. The EPRS solenoid...
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My car is jerking when going uphill, and sometimes speeding up.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Flooded engine 1998 Chevrolet K1500
Hi - ouch, these problems make you crazy! Great effort on resolving the "sugar in the tank" recovery. I believe the fuel injectors in the throttle body have either failed (stuck open or leaking) due to residual sludge in the...
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My car won't start.
Unfortunately there are numerous things that your dad could have done to keep the vehicle from starting. It could be as simple as removing a fuse to say, the fuel pump or engine control unit. Or he could have unplugged...
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Lack of power and fuel smell
It sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes these gases to be...
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My engine belt is coming off slowly now it is halfway out. Does this mean i need to replace the belt or it is a faulty engine?
When the drive belt is walking itself off the drive pulleys, it can be due to tension or pulley damage. If the belt tensioner spring is weak or broken, the belt will be loose and can begin to come off...
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When does the timing belt need replacing on a 2012 Renault Megane, Having done 81589 miles please? 2012 Renault Megane
Hi there - the timing belt change interval for all engines for this vehicle is 72,000 miles - so this maintenance is dangerously overdue! Failure of the timing belt can cause catastrophic engine damage. I recommend a pre-purchase inspection by...
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No response when pressing on the gas pedal.
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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Why car is sluggish starting?
Hello, There are many different things that could potentially contribute to your car starting sluggishly, however I would recommend starting with checking the most common things like the starter, starter relay and starter solenoid. These are things that may not...
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Horn is extremely sensitive after putting it back in the steering wheel.
Hi there. See if the springs were installed properly to the horn. Also, check to see if the wiring to the horn was tight and not loose. A return spring on a horn button will sound the horn sooner with...
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AC turned off due too high temp level
Running hot can be caused by a number of cooling system issues. If the thermostat is not opening properly, the coolant will not circulate through the engine to the radiator to be cooled. Also, in rare instances, the water pump...
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Car not shifting out of first. 2002 Mercury Sable
Hi there - unfortunately, the automatic transmission in your Sable has a known issue for sudden failure due to weakness in the torque converter. The drive lugs for the transmission fluid pressure pump (part of the torque converter) easily shear,...
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My cars rpms shot up to 7000 when started! Seemed possessed. I cut engine, started again, same thing. I tried letting out clutc
The first thing to check is to look at your gas pedal to see if the carpet mat is holding the pedal down. If it is then secure it away from the pedal. If the throttle is not held open...
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Starting problem
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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My civic shut off due too over heating, does it have a safely feature on it
Overheating the engine can damage the engine mechanically as well as electronics. If the engine does not crank at all, then in all likelihood, the engine has suffered mechanical damage. If it cranks but does not start, there can be...
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Had a sm oil leak (slow drip) but suddenly a lot of oil leaking out
Hello, This suggests you may have a leak resulting from a failing gasket somewhere in your engine or a leak that has developed as a result of too much oil pressure in a specific location in the motor. This should...
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Apparently faulty fuel caused cambelt to slip and ruin valves
If you got contaminated fuel then you should take your fuel sample and receipt to where you got gas and show them the repair bill that states the damage their fuel has done. Getting contaminated fuel could be from too...
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Trouble starting in the mornings.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have something causing an intermittent problem prohibiting the motor to start. Things like this are commonly related to starters, batteries, starter relays, etc. It sounds like you have had these items checked with...