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Burning or hot smell coming from under the back of car 2009 Dodge Journey
Hi there - there could be several causes for "something's hot": a clogged catalytic converter, dragging brake, blocked muffler, and so on. This task might require a remote infrared heat sensor (so you don't have to crawl under the vehicle),...
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Power/Engine isues
What you are describing sounds like a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes these...
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Oil pressure light is on
The oil pressure light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Truck Boggs until I reach about 45 to 50 mph
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty or dirty mass air flow sensor or possibly a fuel pressure problem. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system...
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New Battery, New Alternator, Truck still wont start
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter relay. If the clicking noise went away after replacing the battery, it is likely that the dead battery is what caused the clicking sound as a result of being too...
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Jutters when giving little gas and letting go
There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially...
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Car revs high and jerks when first starting to drive car, while driving.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates...
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Alternator belt or whole new alternator?
Hi There, If the diagnosis was that the battery is being overcharged, you may have a faulty voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a...
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Fuel Pump shuts off when filling
This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors...
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Door chimes when locking car
Hi there. You might want to contact your local Subaru dealership for assistance with this; as we're not sure if this is possible to complete. They would be able to provide you with the right information. Thanks for writing in...
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Ford Ka clutch feels high - just need some advice! 2006 Ford Ka
Hello - the behavior you describe suggest that the clutch disc is fairly worn. Since it takes less clutch pedal motion to "unclamp" the disk indicates the there is less clutch disc thickness, less pressure place movement and less clutch...
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Intermittent and low speed wiper don't work fast speed wiper works 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Hi there - the lack of slow or intermittent motor speed can be caused by 2 issues: failure of the switches on the steering column stalk, or within the motor pulse control inside the motor housing. You're going to need...
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Misfiring
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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My radiator boils after the car has stopped. The cap has been replaced, thermostat, fan sensor, etc. 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hi there - the "boiling after shutoff" symptom is evidence of excess engine heat which is not being radiated by the radiator. Most likely, the "sealant" you added to the cooling system prior, is biting you back. The leak sealant...
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Odor
Hi There, Generally this kind of antifreeze smell coming through the air vents is a result of a leaking heater core. Assuming this was replaced, there may still be remnants of the leaked out antifreeze in the cab of your...
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Car won't start
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 sensor immediately...
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Noise and vibration when driving that stops when I hit the breaks
This may be a sign of failing or worn out wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers...
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Transmission problem?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid or 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...
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My car is having all sorts of problems. My check engine light is on. We tuned it up, changed both O2 sensors, checked fuses, and n
Quite often, when one mechanical problem occurs, others are quick to follow. In most cases, they are not related to the same components being faulty. It is possible that during service of replacing or cleaning other parts, a battery cable...
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Starts and runs for about 2 to 3 seconds
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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Shifting problem?
Hi There, As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct...
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The riel light comin on the right side of the dashboard of my 2001 ford tacrus
Hi there. Most of the time, a gas pump or gas cap warning light is an indicator that your fuel level is dangerously low, or that a problem has been detected with the EVAP system. The EVAP system is designed...
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Front grinding when I brake but brakes are fine plenty of meat on then but disc has groove in them ?
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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Tow haul feature
The tow haul function is supposed to be used at all times when the vehicle is towing something behind the vehicle or the bed is loaded with a lot of weight. This is so you do not damage the transmission...