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What causes Nissan Sentra 06 not to drive in D or Reverse but will in 1st and 2nd Gear .?
Hi there. Most transmission problems are due to either low fluid levels or dirty transmission fluid and debris inside the hydraulic lines, creating an obstruction and difficulty shifting gears. However, when you have an issue like you've described, it's more...
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what is the labor time to install an alternator on my 2012 sorento 3.5l. they are saying 5 hours
Hi there. That estimate seems about average to have a local repair shop complete an alternator replacement. You might want to get a second opinion or price quote by having one of our professional mechanics come to your location and...
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Starting in humid morning
On a marginal ignition system, condensation on ignition system wires and components could cause voltage to bleed away just enough to make starting difficult during the humid conditions you describe. If the problem persists, the recommended service is a no...
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engine light still on after replacing oxegen sensors
Hi....sorry to hear of this and I have referred your inquiry to Customer Service and/or please telephone in, too, for immediate assistance. If the oxygen sensor(s) were tested and were operating out of range (bad waveform or voltage out of...
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i have a 1984 ford XF EFI 4.1l and had to change the radiator because it had blown a whole in it down the road from my house, luck
If the vehicle overheated when the radiator leaked, that can cause damage to the engine (valves can stick in the guides, head gasket can leak, vacuum leaks on the intake can develop and so forth), possibly enough to cause the...
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Wrong part might have been replaced
P2076 implicates lots of components on the air intake and the throttle body you are referring to is considered to be an air intake component. It is not clear whether the throttle body repair was mistaken in your case partly...
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bought 95 ford f150 with 3k miles has a aftermarket theft system that is causing it to not start I payed $400 was it a wast of $
Most aftermarket anti-theft systems will just cut the start wire near the ignition switch on the steering column near the bottom. All you need to do is locate where they cut the wire in two and put in alarm wires...
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2012 Nissan Maxima- Code P1778- Drive speed at 60 the RPM shows 4
The code P1778 is due to a problem with the step motor actuators inside the CVT transmission not moving the pulleys to a higher gear position and this is why your engine is revving too high. you will need to...
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I have a overheating problem but I have already changed my water pump and thermostat and had it checked for a blown head gasket
If you do not have a blown headgasket and have a new water pump and thermostat then you must have a blockage in parts of the radiator or the cooling fan or fan clutch is defective. Check fan clutch is...
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I have a GS Lexus 400 1994 alternator needs be replaced but GS 400 not pulling up need a quote on fixing
Hello, thank you for writing in. The submodel you are looking for may not be on our website at this time. There are a couple of options from here. One, you can use a similar submodel to get an idea...
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my car only moves when I release clutch fuly after enganing gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. The clutch needs to be inspected and likely needs to be replaced. With that being said, further inspection and testing needs to be done first. You want to inspect your pressure plate as well....
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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...