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Code P0171?
Hi there. The P0171 code means that, on the first bank of the engine, the fuel system is running weak or a vacuum leak exists near this side of the engine. A lean condition occurs when the engine either receives...
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with a purge control solenoid issue my check engine recently came on and i had it looked at
This issue is more of an emissions issue rather than a safety issue. It is unlikely that an issue such as this will cause the vehicle to break down while driving. I would recommend getting the issue properly diagnosed with...
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Richard I have an 03 cadillac cts that pukes about a half a quart randomly from researching I see it could be the box runs great o
This issue could be caused by a failed gasket. I would recommend having an oil/fluid leak inspection performed to determine the exact source of the leak. Once this has been found, the gasket or part that is leaking oil can...
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How much is a full drain
The best thing to do in this case is to have all of the diesel fuel drained out and fill the tank back up with gas. As long as the vehicle wasn't driven very far, there should be little to...
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Just installed a new battery and while parked idle the engine cuts off, with the check battery light still on
The most likely cause of this issue would be a failed alternator. The alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine is running. A bad alternator can also cause the battery to drain because it is not charging....
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on my peugeot 208 the digital speedometer do not work to turn on
My best recommendation in this circumstance is to call your local Porsche dealership and maybe pay them a visit. The salesman at the dealership should be very familiar with the features of these vehicles and will likely be happy to...
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Might be starter connection....starts every three or four times
It is very possible that a starter connection could be the cause of this issue. It is also likely that the negative or positive batter terminal end is loose as well. I would recommend starting by making sure that the...
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Check engine light came on after getting new head gasket?
Hi there. It's quite common for a check engine light to illuminate after major vehicle service has been completed. However, the hard part is knowing how to correctly diagnose what is causing this light without a professional digital scanner. Anytime...
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Does it harm my car to shift from reverse to drive while the car is still in motion?
Hi there. In short - YES, shifting into reverse gear while the vehicle is in forward motion is not good for the transmission. The reverse gear needs to engage when the motor is at lower idle RPM and can seriously...
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2013 chevy impala battery save mode and won't allow the car to pass 40 mph
Hi There, This can be caused by a loose battery cable which is often times the problem. Try checking to be sure they are connected properly. Also, there is a sensor that has 3 small wires running to it that...
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My starter fuse keep popping every time i push the ignition button on my charger
It sounds like your starter may be drawing too much power from the battery, resulting in the fuse popping every time you start the vehicle. This may happen as a result of bad wiring or potentially a bad starter solenoid....
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Ac condensation leaks a lot of water from drainage tube outside under yukon 2005, even if I haven't driven it in a day, is this ok
You will see varying amounts of condensation draining from the a/c drain depending how much humidity is in the truck. This is normal. The larger amount you see if just an indication of how much humid air is being removed...
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What should I use to tune my 1998 vw jetta tdi fuel pump
Hi there. The advice you're seeking is something we are unable to offer - as we stick to answering questions on OEM repairs and maintenance options. You might want to consult with a VW performance shop or seek product reviews...
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Vehicle running hot
Hi There, It sounds like you may possibly have a blown cylinder head gasket as indicated by the brown substance in the brown substance in the coolant tank and the coolant leaving the radiator. A blown head gasket may cause...
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My 2004 f250 6.0 dome lights don't come on when I open the door nor does the door opening kill the radio. I replaced the door ajar
Hi there. It appears you've checked all the usual suspects. What might be a probable source is the electrical harness or connection that attaches to the door sensors. In some cases, the harness itself will become damaged, causing the electrical...
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I replaced my ignition cylinder in my 98 Lexus GS300. How do I program the new one and key to get it to start?
Hi there. In most cases, when this service is completed, an error code is stored in the ECU. However, it's possible that something is not correctly connected, so it's best to have a professional mechanic come to your location and...
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The air conditioning works on my car however the blower is not working. How much does it cost to get that unit replaced?
Hi there. It really depends on what is causing the AC to blow warm air. The problem could be as simple as needing to recharge the refrigerant or a major component failure. To correctly determine the cost of repairs, it's...
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Why when I went to check my oil the stick was full of oil like the whole stick
Hi there. When you first remove the oil dipstick, it will typically be covered with oil. This is why the correct procedure is to wipe the excessive oil off the dipstick, reinsert and check the oil level after that. In...
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What causes severe vibration when braking at high speeds or downhill?
What you are describing is a sign of warped brake rotors. 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 brake rotors...
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I got my front tires changed when I picked it up and started to drive it it was pulling a little to left and stability trak came o
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication of a front end suspension that has fallen out of alignment. However, if you only replaced one tire, it's possible that the new tire is causing the pull. Anytime you...
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I'm not sure if my problem is the thermostat. I had the coolant checked while having my oil changed and was told that it was full
Hi there. It is possible that the thermostat is malfunctioning, however it's also possible that you have an obstruction of coolant inside the cooling system. Another common source of the issues you're experiencing is a radiator fan that is not...
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2010 Ford F150 I keep getting a code for oxygen sensor about once every 10 days. Does that mean it is on the verge of going bad?
A code to one of the 4 O2 sensors does not always mean the sensor is bad or going bad. It could be another problem with the fuel system or intake system causing the code. You did not give us...
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06 fusion manual transmission. When going constant speed car sputters. If I go over 4K rpm usually doesn't.
Hi there. When you hear the engine sputter, it's typically caused by either a fuel system restriction or an engine misfire. In some cases this can be due to clogged fuel injectors, damaged throttle body or mass air flow sensor...
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2001 silverado LS 1500 4.8 vortech, Power loss Under load, gradual exeleration weak,have to let off & floor it to
Hello there. It's quite possible that the torque converter could be wearing out. Usually when it begins to wear, it will slip quite a bit, causing a lack of acceleration. If you smell burned transmission fluid occasionally, it's like the...