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Loud whining noise, thick white smoke, and than car dies.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing possible mechanical or engine management issues. If these issues began after servicing the spark plugs and wires I would recommend verifying that the plugs are not...
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When I put my key in the ignition I cant turn it at all.
Hello. If your vehicle is producing these symptoms intermittently then it may be possible that there is some sort of issue with the anti theft system. If your remote is not working I would first check to make sure that...
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Air strut to coil spring suspension
Hello. Converting your rear air suspension to coil spring could fix your issues, depending on what exactly they are. If one of the air suspension components has failed and the rear suspension is no longer working properly then converting to...
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Intermittent stalling
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can commonly caused by wiring or electrical issues. A loose, damaged, or broken wire at one of the engine management system's vital components could suddenly cause the vehicle to stall if it disconnects or...
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Hi temp low oil and low oil pressure warnings come on
Hello. The warning lights that are coming on can be caused by a few different things. If all three have come on at the same time then it is very likely that the oil has run low. Aside from causing...
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When I have my foot on the gas the truck shakes.
Hi there. Check the air filter and make sure that its not plugged up. A plugged air filter will cause the engine to not breathe correctly and make the engine shake on acceleration. Also check the mass air flow sensor...
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No start condition
Hello. If your issues began after you removed the turbo lines then the first thing I would do is go back and make sure that all of the hoses and lines were reinstalled correctly. Any sort of boost or vacuum...
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My Small SUV is squealing while I'm slowing down and I'm not pressing on the brakes.
Hi there. The noise could be the brakes indicator rubbing on the rotors on the front of your vehicle. This is the reminder to have the brakes replaced. If the brakes are new or have lots of friction material remaining,...
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What can be causing my van to leak coolant?
Hi there. Check the coolant hoses and see if any hose are loose. If they are loose, then they will need tightened up. Check the coolant reservoir and see if it has a crack or loose hose to it. If...
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Removal of driver's seat positioning switch plastic cover.
Hi there. The best way to remove the position switch on the seat is to remove the bracket it mounts to on the seat rail. The bracket should have two fasteners that secure it to the seat rail. Make sure...
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Battery died. Now can't get into my car to pop the hood and charge it.
Hi there. The car could have made the door latches locked out. This prevents the doors from opening during an event of power loss during an accident. This happens, but the mechanical key should still open the doors. If the...
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Hi, I got into a car accident with my bmw e36 and nothing but a dent in the middle of the grilles. Car would start but wouldn't mo
Hello. From what you describe it sounds as if your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. Brakes not functioning are usually caused by serious issues with the brake system. If they are not functioning at all then that...
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After Monroe struts installed and multiple alignments, vehicle pulls.
Hi there. When it comes to alignments, check the Caster and Camber to your vehicle. These two angles are pulling angles. Keep in mind, most shops will set the Caster to allow the vehicle to drift to the left to...
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Yes I have 1973 Chevy dump truck the temperature connecter coming from electric thermostat melted all the way to my dash.
Hi there. Check the temperature sensor on the engine. If the wiring melted off, then the sensor has caused a short to ground on or near the wire. This will heat up the wire and make it burn. If the...
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Coolant leak and heater is not functioning
Hello. If your engine is leaking coolant then it is likely causing, at least partially, your heater malfunctions. The heater uses engine coolant to generate heat and if the engine is leaking or runs low the coolant may not reach...
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My truck will start with it jumped off but even with the jumper cables still connected it will immediately idle slower and die.
Hi there. Since you had a loose battery cable before, check the cables and make sure that they are tight. If the battery cables are all the way tight and still loose, you will have to replace the terminal ends....
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Key and ignition locked. Anti theft car alarm went off trying to start the car
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle's anti theft system may be having issues. If the light is staying on then that is a sign that the system is active and immobilizing the vehicle. If only...
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oil leak from oil filter housing.
Hi there. There is not much of an easier way to remove the housing. However, look at the situation and look to see what needs to be taken off and what does not need to be taken off. If oil...
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How do i turn off the auto door lock feature on my 1998 Silverado?
Hi there. With the ignition switch off grab the multi function switch and pull it towards you. Hold the switch and turn on the key to run two times. After you shut off the ignition switch, release the multi function...
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I want to replace the cluster panel. Now does the mileage be stored in cluster panel or in computer. I am getting a used panel.
Hi there. Remove the dash panel cover and take out the gauge cluster. Check to see if the odometer is electronic and see if there is a little cover. If there is a cover to the case, then remove the...
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Timing chain
Hello. If the gears are he same size, the chain the same length, and the timing marks identical, then you should be able to use that kit assuming it bolts up properly. The number of teeth does not really matter...
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Security system keeping my vehicle from starting.
Hi there. Try turning on the ignition switch for 5 seconds then turn it off, but do not start the engine. Do this step 3 times and then the computer will acknowledge the key chip and should allow you to...
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Have a 2000 Jeep grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0. The voltage gauge is not working and it spits and sputters while alternator is hooked up.
Hi there. If the alternator is causing the volt gauge on the dash to stop working, then the polarity on the wires is backwards. Check the power wire to the alternator and make sure that its hooking up to the...
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Transmission lockup destroys engine mount and other stuff. Don't believe insurance agent..believe shop deer related shift engine.
Hi there. It is possible that the deer could have hit the vehicle hard enough to cause an engine mount to fail. This will make the engine and transmission out of alignment. However, the transmission locking up would be for...
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Instrument Cluster gauges false readings
This may be related to a short or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may cause the...