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my car is not starting.we changed the part that was the problem but its still not starting. any ideas on what it might be??
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it's clicking on when the key is turned on. If the fuel pump relay is not clicking on, then check for power to the relay. If there is no power...
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Water leaking inside roof top by driver side, by rearview mirror and above passenger visor.. Only when rains no sunroof. 97 Mazda
Hi there. If your vehicle is equipped with a soft top or it's a convertible then the seal that connects the top to the cab front base may be split or has a tear in it. Remove the top cover...
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had my f-150 2012 engine replaced small v-6 ,6 speed auto trans and tow haul,'can't tell if it engages
Hi there. If you are pushing on the haul buttons and the engine rpm's do not change, then either the button is not working or the transmission is not equipped with the shift kit for the tow package. Check to...
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Ignition electrical problem no constant battery powering truck.
Hi there. Check the power wire to the ignition coil on the engine. If there is no power to the coil, then there is a break in the wiring from the coil to the ignition switch. If there is power...
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I feel a thump anytime I hit the smallest dip in the road. I've been told that my control arm or tie end rod needs to be replaced.
Hi there. Raise up your vehicle and check the tie rod ends and the control arms and see if they are damaged or loose. Also check the strut tower and see if they are loose at the top of the...
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Transmission shifts extremely hard from first to second gear.
Hi there. The transmission is shifting very hard from 1st gear to 2nd gear for the accumulator spring or piston is broken. The accumulator is designed to cushion the shift and allow the transmission to ease into the next gear....
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Does a 1985 vw jetta have a water pump because it overheats.
Hi there. Your vehicle does have a water pump. For your vehicle overheating, the water pump, thermostat, radiator or radiator cap, or the head gasket could be damaged causing the engine to overheat. Most of the time, if the engine...
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Van starts but stalls very quickly
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it's clicking when the key is turned to the 'ON' position. If the relay is not clicking, then remove the relay and check for power to the relay base on...
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Can't get power at all. Misfire with code P0303.
Hi there. The code P0303 means that cylinder number 3 has a misfire. There are three ways that the cylinder number 3 can be misfiring. Spark plug is fouled out and not creating a strong enough spark to ignite...
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My Buick LeSabre 1998 model misfires on cylinder #3.
Hi there. The fuel is warm when the level is low and when the fuel tank is filled up the fuel tends to get cooler than it was before. In general, the fuel is low dense when it is warm...
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Why don't my starter come out after I took both screws off with the wire and both bolts top and bottom
The reason the starter will not come out after you removed the two bolts is because you have three bolts that hold the starter in. There are two on the top close together and one near bottom.
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Fuel tank switch
You will need to have the fuel pressure checked using both fuel tanks and see if the front fuel tank is with in specifications. If the fuel tank pump is not with in specification then replace the fuel pump. ...
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P1127 ETCS Actuator Power Source Circuit Malfunction
Hi there. There are probably more blown fuses than just the two you mentioned. That particular code generally means that the throttle motor circuit has no power available. I suggest checking all the fuses and replacing as necessary; this includes...
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I was told that my van needs a new brain thingy and a new serpintine belt. I am wondering if it is worth fixing up.
With the information you have given it would not be able to be determined if you would have any further problems after replacing the computer. Since the vehicle is over 16 years old and has over 220k miles there is...
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Scretching noise
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a belt noise. The belt could be loose, glazed, worn, stretched, or the tensioner is weak. Continued use may result in the belt breaking or slipping off of the pulleys and rendering...
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Red battery light on temp gauge red white smoke or steam from under hood
Hi there. It sounds like the drive belt broke and now the vehicle has overheated. It definitely needs to be inspected to determine the extent of the damage. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing...
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Dim low beam headlights, regardless of bulbs I put in.
Hi there. It sounds like there is additional resistance in the headlight circuit. Perform a quick visual of the headlight lenses to make sure that the dim lighting is not a result of cloudy lenses. If the lenses are ok...
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Dies when you step on throttle
The throttle position sensor (TPS) or manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor may not be passing the correct signals to the computer in order to give the correct amount of fuel to the engine when you accelerate. You can disconnect the...
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My Lexus will not stay running
Hi there. One of the key ingredients needed for an engine to run is fuel. If the fuel pump is disconnected the engine may start briefly with whatever fuel is left in the injectors or rails that drips into the...
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Car slips when trying to accelerate.
What you are describing sounds like potentially a worn out clutch. As you know, the clutch transmits engine power to the gearbox, and allows transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off from a stationary position,...
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cover gasket leaking after my last service, where is my mechanic? I want sell the car but I can't sell with leaking oil.
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Im scheduled for monday january 23 at 1130am, I have all the parts I need.. except motor oil.
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Transmission help!
Hi there. It sounds like you definitely have some internal failures of that transmission. A proper inspection would definitely be worthwhile to assess the situation accurately. Replacing the transmission is a viable option as well as a newer car. I...
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My car is trying to stall when shifting gears.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor as your vehicle seems to respond adversely to varying loads being placed on the motor which is what the MAP sensor is designed to do. The Manifold Absolute...
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How do you remove the master cylinder sensor or plug
The plug in the master cylinder reservoir can be removed by just grabbing the tip with a pliers and twist to brake the seal and remove the plug. The sensor can be removed by using a small screwdriver and releasing...