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What transmission solenoid controls the kick down on the gears?
The transmission is controlled by engine speed, vehicle speed and throttle opening. The computer determines the gear to up or downshift to. If you are having a shift concern then the computer system should b checked for codes and pinpoint...
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a rattling noise from my engine when i accelerate and my engine light keeps on flickering ever since. safe to take it on a trip?
With the running description you gave you should not drive it long distance if you are getting engine noise and check engine light flashing. The problem may be low oil pressure or another issue with a sensor. Have the vehicle...
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Cleaned air mass flow light was red . now unplugged or plugged in . started noticing car was dying at red lights and stumbled high
It should be safe to drive a short distance to purchase a Mass Air sensor. As long as the engine is not stalling or overheating and take it easy driving you should be fine.
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My belt keeps coming off. But it starts up fine. What's the problem???
Thank you for your question. Possible causes of this issue are pulley misalignment (pulleys out of plane), use of the incorrect belt (i.e., wrong part number) or a non-OEM (OEM is dealer) belt, inadequate belt tension, incorrect or defective automatic...
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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 he i when I try and start my truck it just clicks and everything on the inside turns off
Hello there. What you are describing is often caused by a damaged ignition relay or main electrical relay. It is also possible that an electrical short exists within the ignition cylinder or steering column that is causing this problem. It...
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Hello, is there a certain kind of coil pack that i should use for a 03 honda civic
There are different coil manufacturers and not all are great. I like quality products like DENSO since they make quality products. As far as your stalling you may have other issues that cause no spark and may not be the...
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I hear a rattling noise from my engine every time i accelerate and my engine light keeps on flickering ever since.
Hi there. In some cases, when the oil light flickers and you hear a rattle coming from the motor at the same time, it's due to cylinder head components, like valve lifters being loose or not having enough lubrication due...
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Already made repair how long does it take for the system to reset on its own
Hi there. Typically when a fuel restriction issue is resolved, it doesn't take time for the changes to be apparent. It's likely that you have other issues causing the hard to start problem, such as an idle control valve. It's...
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If I put a new starter and battery on my van and it still won't turn over what is the problem next to look at?
Hi there. That depends on what you mean by won't "completely turn over". If the engine will not start but the starter engages, it's likely that your problem is related to a fuel or ignition system component failure. If the...
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Oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 1
Hi there. Getting to the O2 sensors are tricky without removing some additional components or using specialty tools. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete an O2 sensor replacement to help you....
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What cause transmission to go slow when foot in gas and times it will get to speed fast?
Hi there. A transmission works best when the internal hydraulic lines are clear and free of debris. When the inner hydraulic lines become clogged with dirt, debris or transmission fluid that is thickening, the transmission tends to slip - causing...
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Last night my car started to idle rough and when I got to a light it shut off twice? Today same thing idle rough then stalls
Hi there. What you are describing could be caused by a vacuum leak, but it's also possible that a fuel system component or mass air flow sensor is damaged or dirty. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic...
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New batt New alt batt voltage still drops?
It's possible that the charging circuit is not properly connected (wiring, fuse, or ground fault) or there is some large excess current draw in your car's electrical system. Basically, if the battery is new and fully charged and charging system...
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The oil looks like sludge would that stop the car from starting
Although dirty or contaminated oil can cause problems (with variable valve timing mechanisms for instance), dirty oil generally won't prevent a car from starting. "Bad" or old gasoline could prevent a car from starting though. If the engine cranks at...
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hearing high pitched loud whistling (NOT squealing) sound while driving up hilly neighborhood
Hi there. Generally speaking, the mechanic you contacted is correct; that's it is very hard to diagnose a sound or noise without being able to replicate the source of the noise. This is why we offer mobile mechanic services, so...
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Service power steering
The cost to repair will depend on exactly what is wrong. The only way to find out exactly what has malfunctioned is to have the power steering system diagnosed. The good news is, if you avail yourself of a mobile...
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I need to replace 4ZZ with 1ZR engine all manual transmistions what modifications are requires
Thank you for your question. If the proposed 1ZR engine is not specified for your VIN number, it will not work because you cannot flash re-program your existing computer to work with a "different" engine. "Different" engines use different computer...
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will they come out for free?
The mechanics will come out for a minimum labor charge to diagnose the problem since there time is how they make a living. As with any shop they charge a diagnosis fee. You should contact customer service to set up...
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the air conditioner take about 10-15 min with or with out turning on the AC to blow cold air , if i turned it on it blow hot air
Possible causes of the inadequate cooling that you are describing include faulty condenser fans, a low state of refrigerant charge, the compressor clutch may not be cycling as required, the condenser might be blocked or dirty, and possible faults in...
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Hello Gregorz, I use a 2008 suzuki reno that has been giving me so much problems.
Hi Kofi: There are typically about six (6) individual rubber hoses that interconnect the cooling system in a car. The hoses are replaced if they show signs of rot, deterioration, or mechanical damage such as cuts or abrasion. Often, even...
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Hi Peter....I have just been quoted over $1000 to get the timing belt replaced on my 2004 Chrysler concorde. That seems excessivel
Hi there. We'd be happy to provide you with an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a timing belt replacement. Simply click this link to the service page and then select the...
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I have a 1997 Mazda Miata with an automatic transmission. I recently had new timing belt, pully and timing belt covers installed.
Hi there. One of the most common problems that occurs when major repairs is that often a minor component is disconnected and not properly installed. The symptoms you are describing are common with a vacuum leak. An engine requires a...
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during acceleration...the truck revs fine from idle to about 2000. Then is seems to pause or hesitate unless i stand on it
Hi there. In most cases, problems like you've described are caused by fuel system restrictions (typically due to fuel filter or air filter being clogged with debris). It can also be an air/fuel mixture problem or perhaps an issue with...
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My car won't stop unless I floor the brake pedal. Brake Check replaced the booster, and the brakes locked up. 5000 rpms just to go
Hi there. The best advice I can offer is to let a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a brake system inspection as soon as possible. There are too many possible issues to list, especially possible ABS control,...
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could i replace my 08 lancer gts engine with the 2009 models engine
Hi there. Unfortunately, the questions you are asking are not services or advice we offer. We stick to OEM service repairs and maintenance tips. You might want to consult with a Mitsubishi specialist to receive the advice you are seeking....