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Passenger air bag light flashing after switching radios out.
Hi there. It's possible that an error code was created and is stored in the ECU - which is causing the air bag warning light to illuminate. It's also possible that the passenger air bag switch was deactivated or has...
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Temperature went down after replacing battery
Hi there. Replacing the battery would not generally impact the performance or operation of the cooling system. If the thermostat is not opening as it should, it would be mechanical in nature - not electrical. Even if it was an...
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Someone poured corn syrup in my son's Jeep Sahara 2013. How long does it take to run through to the fuel pump? Police are looking
Hi there. Sorry to hear this has happened to you. Generally speaking, when sugar or syrup is poured into a fuel tank, the best way to reduce damage to internal engine components is to remove the fuel tank and fuel...
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P1145 Leads to P1135
The more common causes of P1135 in the Pathfinder include: a faulty intake valve timing control solenoid bank 2; the intake valve timing control solenoid bank 2 harness is open or shorted; the intake valve timing control solenoid bank 2...
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When I'm driving in a hilly terrain mountainous I Drive-In dr3 and I may reach speeds of 65-70
Hi There, Depending on the duration of maintaining this kind of speed at a constant high RPM, this may increase wear on the motor and decrease your fuel mileage significantly. You may notice that the car has significantly more power...
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Ticking at start up and under acceleration
Hello, What you are describing sounds like the noise associated with hydraulic lifters which are a part of the valve train. In the mornings or when the engine is cold, the oil has had the chance, due to gravity to...
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My van randomly shuts off and the steerling wheel locks , its a 1996 Plymouth Voyager with 141k miles on it.
Hi There, It is normal for the whee to lock when the vehicle shuts off as that is a safety mechanism. The more important concern is what is causing the vehicle to stall while driving. This can happen for any...
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Check engine light is on and code is p0355
Hi There, Code P0355 relates to a malfunction in the ignition coil which can cause hesitation or lack of power as the motor misfires. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched...
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What is the widest tire i can buy for my 2016 hyundai sonata instead of using the required 205 65 16? Thanks
You cannot go too wide more than an inch or it will rub the fenders on the car. Look at the tires you have now in rear and see how close to fender the tire is and see how much...
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HELLO . WELL I TOOK MY CAR TO AUTOZONE TO GET IT PLUGGED INTO THE SYSTEM TO SEE WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT. A CODE ASDVISED THAT I NE
It sounds like you may have a vacuum leak of some kind resulting in the code you have indicated. Although there are several codes that may cause this, in general they will usually refer back to an air or vacuum...
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I was told by a mechanic that my 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan is dangerous to drive. Can I get more detail from someone else?
It sounds like you may be referring to the hood springs or struts that attach to the hood allowing the hood to open and close. These are both very critical pieces that help to keep the hood secure allowing it...
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Could my speed sensors on my 03 ram 2500 have anything to do with my throttle control light being on?
Hi There, Code P2100 relates to the throttle control actuator motor, which is a small motor that controls the opening and closing of the throttle. When this is not working properly, often times the engine RPM will struggle to increase...
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Rear anti lock
An inspection could determine if the the anti-lock warning light and the grinding noise stem from the same cause(s). The grinding noise is likely to due to a brake pad/rotor/caliper issue but if there is debris in or around the...
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What could be causing the shaky steering in my Pontiac G6?
By silver spikes, I assume you mean wear bars. A new tire shouldn't be showing the wear bars, so if you see a silver spike protruding from your new tire, it's probably a nail or some other foreign object. A...
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Body shop replaced the radiator hose but not the clearly bent clamps. Is this standard or subpar?
Hello. Yes, if there were bent clamps then that should have been repaired also. If they did not and that caused damage to the engine then they will be responsible for it. I would get the insurance company involved over...
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My 2013 Mercedes benz c250 ac won't work, it blows hot air and the ac button light flashes red three times and then turns of
Hello. On this vehicle for it to be acting up like this it typically means that there is a programming issue with the HVAC unit. It is also possible that the system has a small leak if it has been...
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Why is my 2004 Honda Civic sputtering and dying after the oil was changed
Hello. This can be caused by a lot of different things. It can be from the oil issue. That could have resulted in an internal engine failure or an issue with the variable valve timing system. This system uses oil...
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My car stalls when driving battery light comes on before it stalls and then has a hard time starting ...seems like it has no power
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be an issue with the alternator or the battery. The first thing you can do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. The check engine light is on because a code has...
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My altema 2005 something shakes badly when I start the engine and the check engine light goes on and off few times then dissappear
Hi there. Typically when an engine shakes really bad, it's caused by a vacuum leak, a disconnected or malfunctioning fuel system component or an ignition system component failure. It is also possible that motor mounts are loose and may need...
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2004 5.3 Tahoe oil pressure drops when stopped, rises when accelerating, sounded like an exhaust leak to, blow whit smoke on crank
Hello, thank you for writing in. The smoke on start up is usually due to the valve stem guides and or seals. They may need to be replaced. As far as the oil pressure is concerned, you need to check...
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I have a 2002 Dodge Durango that keeps stalling while running. The car gives no warning sign and dies with no apparent patter
Hi there. Generally speaking, when a car will start but stalls randomly it will be due to either an electrical short in the ignition system or a fuel restriction problem, misfiring fuel injectors or other faulty components. Since there are...
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car will not start just get a click each time i try the key
Hi there. Typically when you hear a clicking sound when you turn the ignition key it’s due to faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter....
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Why is my 1998 Lincoln Town car losing sleep. It be driving good and all of a sudden it will start losing speed and while pressing
Hi there. In general, there are a few common reasons why a car will gradually lose speed as you're driving normally. First and most common is due to transmission problems, caused in mot cases by worn out inner seals, an...
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Overheating but doesn't go past 250 degrees
It is not uncommon for some vehicles to go into a reduced power mode as a result of the engine overheating. The car's computer does this in an effort to avoid further engine damage and to keep the driver safe....
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Can a fuel cap cause my Chevy Tahoe to reduce engine power
Hi There, The check engine light indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle and will usually come on in conjunction with the vehicle going into the reduced power mode. This happens when...