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Had Oxygen sensor replaced twice by different shops. Still get this code intermitently.
Hello. A technician will have to diagnose your vehicle to see exactly which wiring is at fault. There are other things which can cause an oxygen sensor check engine light such as a vacuum leak or a bad catalytic converter....
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Lost temperature control on hvac
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Without knowing the make and model of your vehicle, it is difficult to determine what kind of electrical components we are working with. In general, when the battery is disconnected it can mess...
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Low MPG
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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Does non-climate control car AC cut-in & cut-off automatically?
A/C systems that used fixed displacement compressors will cycle on and off (the compressor that is) depending on cooling demand. If you have a variable displacement compressor in your vehicle, though, the compressor may hardly ever cycle simply because the...
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Installing New Radiator
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. It will best to get a direct fit radiator for your vehicle. If the direct fit radiator is unavailable then you may not have a choice but to use the radiator you...
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Ben, I have two CNC machines in Redmond, WA that need flushing. Would you be able to help with this?
Hi - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic.com offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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Hi Ben, I have 4wd. There is a spacer that the CV shaft utilizes to connect to the 4wd. What is the name of this part? 2003 Chevrolet Sierra
Hello - based on your description, I believe you are describing the drive flange for one of the driveshaft. This flange is attached (splined joint) to the drive mechanism in the transfer case (or wheel axle stub). These flanges are...
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No spark?
Hello. To help find out why the vehicle is not getting spark you will be at the test the signal being sent to the coil pack as well as test crankshaft position sensor. The crankshaft position sensor should have been...
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Engine compression 1989 Volvo 740
Hi There, A failing manifold gasket could certainly contribute to a problem with the engine starting, however this would not necessarily go away when it warms up since it would be a constant leak into the intake system, which would...
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Car will not crank.
Inasmuch as your engine is an "interference engine" (i.e., no clearance for pistons and valves if the timing belt were to break), the first possibility that should be considered (before attempting to start the engine) is a break in the...
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1996 Buick skylark makes whirring noise when I accelerate seem to come from somewhere under the dashboard?
There are a few things this might be, however the one item that can be suspect under the dashboard may be the fan blower motor. Although, it's power is not directly correlated with engine RPM or acceleration, it can tend...
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Power window switch not working 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Hi there - check fuses/relays for the power windows first. If fuses and/or relays are good, your symptoms suggest that the power window master switch on the driver door panel has failed. I recommend a power window master switch replacement...
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My Toyota innova Car suv in summer season pickup very less
Hello, 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...
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How to get my front tire off? 2006 Toyota Corolla
Hello - the big nut in the center of the wheel holds the hub and wheel onto the axle - don't remove that! If the wheel doesn't want to come off after removing the 3 or 4 small bolts or...
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Is it possible that it had to do something about the brake inspection and change oil done? How severe the warning is?
Hi There, It is possible that during the brake inspection one of the wheel speed sensors was disrupted on your vehicle. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while...
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High idle after cleaning throttle body while on vehicle
Hi There, This is completely normal for the idle to be little higher than normal after cleaning the throttle body. By doing this, you have introduced more air into the throttle body than it is normally used to. The computer...
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Jerking reaction 2004 Hyundai
Hi There, This may be caused by a few different things such as a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor, low fuel pressure or potentially vacuum leak of some kind. Any of these are things that would result in...
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Oil for my car 2005 Hyundai Accent
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2001 Monte Carlo 3.4L overheating. Does not blow warm air.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. After the radiator was replaced the coolant system should have been pressure tested to make sure there are no more leaks present. If there are no more leaks present the coolant system...
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Timing and crankshaft pulley 2003 Volvo S60
Hi there - you have probably not bent valves yet, but damage is not far away. Replacing timing belts on these engines requires fixtures to hold the crankshaft and camshafts in certain positions while changing the belt for this reason....
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Could this cause ur car to stall in warmer weather? My car never stalls during winter months. But from spring on its a neverendin
You should have the check engine light and engine scanned to see if the engine may be running lean due to low fuel pressures or clogged injectors. You should also have the mass airflow sensor cleaned and checked for proper...
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What all do I need for a power steering pump replacement?
As long as the pump is still full of fluid without any fluid loss then you will need a new replacement power steering pump and enough fluid to drain and refill the system completely. This should be no more than...
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I accidentally put oil in my coolant tank, what can I do? 1998 Mercury Marquis
Hello - not ideal, but certainly not fatal. You may even be able to remove the coolant reservoir, and drain the coolant/oil mix before any has gotten into the engine. Even if oil is in the coolant, a coolant drain,...
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Driving from Washington to Oregon when I got home battery boiled over. The 4 wheel drive dash lights and overdrive are on.
Hello. With so many lights indicating on the dashboard such as the check engine light and the overdrive light they will certainly be codes present inside of the transmission control module and engine control module. I suggest that a technician...