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Restricted Performance message on dashboard
When the controller sees a misfire, it shuts the fuel off to the offending cylinder, hence your "restricted performance" message. Your friend may be right because coil failures are quite common on the Jaguars. P0357 says your failure is on...
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Power steering line
There are several places where a leak can come from on the power steering. There could be a failed hose, loose fitting, worn seal, or any number of other possible places that fluid can leak from. Cleaning off any leaked...
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leaking coolant bad
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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The car is not firing. There is oil on the plug number 4
Oil on the spark plugs is never a good sign. if the oil is on the outside of the spark plug, you probably have a leaking valve cover seal. If the oil is on the inside (business side) of the...
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It starts but only stay started for 2 seconds and there is a security light on the right
You should try to lock all the doors and then use the key to lock the drivers door last and then wait for two minutes and then using the key unlock the drivers door. Then get in and turn the...
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Car will not start. No turning of the motor but lights come on. It will randomly start sometimes. ATF or coolant is leaking
If you have a voltmeter and can reach the starter, you can test for activation voltage at the solenoid. If you have at least ten volts on terminal 50 when the key is turned, then you will probably need a...
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Truck won't stay running no check engine codes
You should first identify if the vehicle has California emissions or not. The difference is one will have a mass air sensor in the air cleaner and the other will have a MAP sensor mounted on the a/c evaporator case...
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i have an audi that needs work can you help?
Timing belt and water pump is a pretty important job on that car. Hopefully you are wanting to replace these parts because the service interval has come up. If the belt actually broke, or jumped a few teeth while the...
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Piston ring/ spark plug
The piston rings in these engines are very weak to start with and now that you have over 265k miles is telling me your compression is getting low in the engine due to the piston rings are leaking oil and...
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Can't shift into reverse 1st or 2nd
Cable adjustment was the correct thing to try, but it won't help much if the ball and socket in the shifter is bad. The VW shifters use a nylon ball and socket joint that can crack, throwing everything off. Try...
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Clutch making sound
There are a few different reasons for a clutch to make noise when being used. It is possible that the throwout bearing is causing the noise, but it is also possible that the clutch assembly is worn out, the pilot...
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I hav e a 87 Cadillac brougham
The stalling you are describing probably stems from a fuel and/or ignition system fault although air induction could be an issue including the possibility of a large vacuum leak from, for example, a leaking brake booster. To see if it's...
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car stopped blowing out heat and ac
What you are describing sounds like a failure of the blower motor that circulates air in the HVAC system, however, there are certain faults that could occur in the electric circuit that powers the blower motor. If power is reaching...
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I hear a pop sound whenever I turn the wheel
There are several possible causes for a pop noise when turning the wheel. Finding the cause will really depend on what area the pop is coming from. Does it come from the steering column, under the dash, the engine compartment,...
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emissions test came back as not ready on 4 obd monitors
Here's the drive cycles for your vehicle. O2 and Catalyst monitor: Ambient temperature must be at 41 degrees or higher. Gas tank must be filled 1/2- 3/4's full. Start engine and let idle for 5 minutes with AC rear defogger...
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doors don't open!
The first order of business is to confirm the fault through a diagnostic. Even if it turned out that the Body Control Module needs to be replaced (and that is speculative until the module is proven faulty) that part itself...
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Crank no start
From what you are saying the vehicle has spark and has fuel pressure of 35 psi. With out a scanner it can not be determined if you have any codes to a particular sensor but i suspect the MAP sensor...
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Compass stuck on N with CAL (solid) indication
Once you get to a clear parking lot that you can make some tight circles without a problem put the compass in CAL mode and then go slow in tight circles for three to fut times or until the CAL...
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My 2013 chey impala ltz reads engine idle and trans hot what do I need to do to stop this from happening and my trans is not shift
The overheating of the transmission might be due to it being stuck in too low a gear for the vehicle speed. The transmission in your car is electronically controlled and uses a transmission pressure control solenoid which occasionally fails. The...
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My remote lock not responding.
Hi there. The battery in the key fob remote has depleted out and needs replaced. Then after replacing the battery in the key fob remote, you will have to reprogram the remote to your vehicle to make the doors lock...
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All of a sudde it won't go into park.
One or more of many things can be keeping the shifter from getting into park. The shifter mechanism itself can be worn or have an internal part or two that may have broken, keeping the shifter from moving to park....
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I think my car battery died, but im not sure.
Hi there. It seems that the security system has came on and lock out your vehicle from starting. If you open the door and the dome light comes on with a good solid light and the headlights work, then the...
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I just had an engine mount replaced, however my car sometimes don't want to crank up. Whats going on?
A no start condition can be caused by a number of things, a motor mount not being one of them. The motor mounts do pretty much as their name indicates. They mount the engine - and transmission - in the...
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My car won't start.
Hi there. It seems that someone had by-passed the fuse box to start the engine. Check the wire and see where it goes on the vehicle. If the wire goes from the battery to the fuse box, then there is...
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Steering
Without visually inspecting the vehicle, it would be difficult to give you an accurate yes or no answer. The scraping noise can be anything from worn brakes - which would have nothing to do with replacing track rod ends, to...