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Why does my 2003 Buick LaSabre stall when I put it in gear.
Hi there. The symptoms lead to a dirty or failing Idle Air Control valve (IAC). The IAC regulates airflow when the throttle plate is closed and if it was to be clogged up, you will have to step on the...
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Toyota cynos is sputtering and stalls out.
Hi there. There could be a vacuum leak on the engine or to the brake booster causing the engine to run rough and then rev up and down. If all of the vacuum lines are good with no crack, breaks,...
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What is the shop time for lower control arm replacement on a 2006 Cadillac DTS?
Hi there. The labor to replace the lower control arm on one side is between 1 to 1 1/2 hours in a shop environment, depending on the bolts and if there is any rust or if the ball joint will...
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My car has been acting weird and I would really want to know exactly why the check engine and this other red light is on
Hi there. The red lightning bolt is the symbol that the throttle position sensor (TPS) has failed and is no longer responding to the ECM (computer). I recommend replacing the TPS with the OEM specified part for your engine. ...
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What could be the problem?
Hi there. After the high pressure oil line came apart, the lack of lubrication caused the oil pump to crack. For the bumping, shaking, or misfiring symptom that you are experiencing, there could be an issue with the engine as...
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The slip indicator symbol comes on when I turn the key on.
Hi there. The slip indicator light is on when the traction control is malfunctioning. The vehicle is safe to drive to a local shop or to the dealership, but you will want to reframe from driving in conditions that will...
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Celiac 2003 doors unlock right after I lock them.
Hi there. Check all of the door lock switches on the door jams. If a switch is not functioning correctly, then the doors will not lock. If all of the door lock switches are working good and there is nothing...
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Fast idle and won't restart after the engine is warm.
Hi there. The code for your vehicle would be the code 15 that you are having trouble with. The code 15 states that there is an intermittent power cutoff. Measure voltage with a digital volt meter to pin 1 wire...
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Can you give me a quote on replacing a catalytic converter for my vehicle?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the catalytic converter on a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe.
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Hello. Working on a 2002 Camry. Finished cleaning throttle body assembly and cannot locate where a hose connects to.
Hi there. Look to see what the hose is connected to on your vehicle. Follow the hose to where it makes a connection. Then you would be determined to what it is used for. There could be a vacuum line...
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How much do brakes cost 2014 Range Rover sport?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the brakes on a 2014 Range Rover Sport.
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Constant clicking noise. Now power to anything and will not shift from park.
Hi there. The clicking noise you hear is a relay inside the dash that is clicking open and closed because it does not have enough battery voltage to operate correctly. Check the battery to your vehicle and see if the...
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Engine shakes intermittently after warmed up with car in "drive" at a stop. Single shakes at a time.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the fuel system or with the ignition system on your vehicle. It seems that the engine is having a minor misfire. Check the spark plug wires and see if any of them...
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High idle when started
Hi There, As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and do not do operate as well in cold weather. When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature...
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I have a 06 Infiniti M45. The service engine light came on. Got the codes of p0420 and p0430. Wondering if I need to replace both O2 sensors.
Hi there. When the codes P0420 and P0430 come up, usually the catalytic converter has failed, but before you determine if you need to replace the catalytic converter, consider checking the following: A damaged or failed oxygen sensor on...
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T-belt light for 2016 hiace manual transmission
Hi there. Turn ignition switch off. Press and hold the odometer display button while turning ignition on. Hold button down for 5 seconds then release button. This will reset the reminder light for the timing belt change. If you need...
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Put my GMC into gear and when I give it gas it just wines and won't move.
Hi there. Check the clutch to see if it is slipping. When a clutch slips, the engine will continue to operate but the transmission will not drive under a load. If the clutch is new and the noise is still...
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low tipping noise coming from the engine.
Hi there. The noise you are hearing sounds like a lifter that is tapping. A lifter will tap if it's dirty, old, or if the spring inside it fails. I recommend putting 1 quart of ATF transmission fluid in the...
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How do I find top dead center using the teeth on the harmonic balancer?
Hi there. The following steps are to check for top dead center on your engine. Remove the left valve cover on the engine rotate the crankshaft until the key way is facing up Check the camshaft on the left...
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Engine stops and jerks while driving
Hi There, Your car has a small purge valve called a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you are refueling the...
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Car running really rough
Hi There, If you have tested and checked all coil packs and spark plugs with everything checking out properly, it may be likely that your issue is related to fuel delivery such as low fuel pressure or potentially a dirty...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed...
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4 wheel drive icon is staying on
If the switch for your four wheel drive has broken and your vehicle is now stuck in four wheel drive, it is very likely that the broken switch is the cause of your issue. I would recommend having this switch...
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No power and stuttering
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure problem related to a faulty fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel...
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4 wheel drive icon is staying on
If the switch for your four wheel drive has broken and your vehicle is now stuck in four wheel drive, it is very likely that the broken switch is the cause of your issue. I would recommend having this switch...