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I don't know the problem
Hi there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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I need help figuring out why I'm still having issues with steering problems, and charging problems.
Hi there. Assuming that your power steering pump is properly installed and the right one for your Mitsubishi, t's possible that your power steering problem is related to mechanical component failure, such as the steering column or tie rods, especially...
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Error code p0300
The diagnostic trouble codes that you have listed are all related to a misfire condition. The P0300 is a random cylinder misfire, while the last number on the other three codes you listed, are for the cylinder where there is...
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My car is misfiring... its a 2004 chevy trail blazer. How much would a sparkplug replacement cost
Hi there. When an engines misfires, it’s usually readily apparent to the driver from the stuttering and jerking produced by the engine when one or more cylinders fails to fire properly, either because of ignition- or fuel-related issues. It is...
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will not start unless throttle wide open and dies when you attempt to put it in gear
Hi there. There are a number of issues that will make a car hard to start. Everything from the electrical system to the fuel system to the actual starter itself can be the problem. In your case, it's possible that...
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Engine running rough
Hi there. The P0335 OBD-II error code is set once the power train control module (PCM) fails to detect proper sensor operation from the crankshaft position sensor. This causes the Check Engine Light to be displayed on the dashboard and...
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Need some help with my chrysler crossfire
Hi there. There is a possibility that running the car out of fuel may have damaged the fuel pump. The fuel pump relies on the fuel inside the tank to keep it cool and working properly. When the tank is...
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Passenger seatbelt light stays on
Typically, when you have a passenger seat warning light on, there will be diagnostic warning codes associated with it, that can be pulled using a diagnostic scan tool. Normally, they will show that there is a problem with a seat...
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fan working but no heating
Common causes of no cabin heat include malfunctioning blend door(s) (part of the in-dash ventilation network), a faulty or stuck heater control valve, a plugged heater core, collapsed hoses, and low coolant level. The cost to resolve the problem depends...
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I took my truck to get a oil change and within a week or two my car started leaking oil to the point i lost all the oil.
There are a few things that will cause an engine to lose oil. A loose drain plug, leaking valve cover gaskets, and a leaking oil pan are a few causes for the oil to leak externally. Internally, there could be...
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Can my car drive 350 miles with this issue?
Have the battery load tested. If you go to a big battery store, they will test the battery for free. If your battery is 5 years old or older, there's a good chance you need a new battery. Indeed, if...
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Car Sitting waiting for repair. Sat 9 Months Now repair finished but will not start.
Hi...gasoline has a limited shelf life. After four months or so, but sometimes even earlier, gum and varnish develop. Gasoline that is nine months old will typically not have enough of the volatile fractions (from the refinery process) to start...
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The front right tire is shaking real bad at speeds of 45mph and up, and the check engine light just came on.
Hi there. Most of the time when you get a vibration at 45 mph or higher, it's caused by a tire / wheel that is out of balance. Even after having new tires installed, it's possible for it to go...
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claking noise going up hills
Hi there. In most cases, when you hear a rattling or clanking noise while the vehicle is in motion, it's caused by a drive line component; such as wheel bearings, CV joints or minor items like brackets that may have...
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whinning noise
Hi there. In most cases, when the engine makes a whining noise that increases as your vehicle accelerates, it's caused by a drive, serpentine or alternator belt or the belt's pulleys. It's possible that your serpentine belt was replaced that...
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Car starts and will stall
Hi there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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2008 Kia Sportage had extremely low or no oil or radiator fluid a day after ECM replacement and sensor lights did not come on.
ECM replacement does not implicate the engine lubrication or cooling systems. It is possible the fluid levels were already low when the vehicle was presented for service although admittedly it is also possible to envision a scenario where a shop...
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Won't pass smog
Hi there. It's very likely that you have a stored error code in your ECU that is disrupting the system to reset itself, which can only be removed by a professional mechanic by having them complete a check engine light...
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can I use the positive and negative posts under the hood to maintain power to the computer while replacing main battery
If the two posts are indeed specified for jump starting, then the answer is "yes" you can safely install a 12 volt car battery there at the remote posts while you remove and replace the permanent car battery. Electrically, all...
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My automatic car does not move when i let go the brake
Hi there. Sometimes a dragging emergency brake or warped front brake rotors can cause the symptoms you're describing. In worse case scenario, there may be internal damage inside the transmission or the torque converter of your Optima. I would recommend...
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Hood sensor
Such a system is very limited in extent, and works using simple components. The Factory Service Manual for this vehicle will have a test protocol for the system. In addition, if the work was done at a Mercedes Benz dealership,...
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I recently replace the Cadillac converter it ran just fine for a day then I got coach saying the throttle position sensor was bad
Although you recently replaced the catalytic converter on your Mitsubishi, it's possible that other fuel or emission system components are the cause of your high idle and hard to start issue.The engine idle is in many ways the pulse of...
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When I turn ignition off and pull key out, car doesn't shut off. when i can shut it off, next morning battery is dead.
Malfunctions in the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system would not affect the ignition system or battery. If the EGR system has a fault, the service to request is EGR system diagnostic/inspection. If your vehicle engine continues to run after the...
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Using cheaper oil
If your Altima is model year 2013 or later, synthetic oil is recommended by Nissan. However, according to Nissan, you can still use conventional mineral oil, regardless of model year, so long as the conventional oil meets the required API...
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Why is my car blowing hot air and cold air at the same time?
The answer to this depends on whether you have switched on heating, cooling (A/C) or neither. In one scenario, for example, if you have not switched on the A/C system, but the A/C is running as confirmed by a visual...