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Sputtering and stalling
Hello. If the issue returned after the spark plugs were replaced then it may be possible that there is an issue elsewhere. Aside from bad plugs, other issues with the ignition system, such as a faulty ignition coil or spark...
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My car goes into limp mode.
Hi there. The code C1130 that was cleared was either for the ECM (computer to the vehicle) or the ABS controller unit having a fault. The code p0101 if for the mass air flow sensor (MAF) is reoccurring for the...
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Fluid leak coming from under the vehicle
Hello. A fluid leak from a line beneath the radiator will likely be a power steering or transmission fluid leak. Lines from both systems are commonly run near or into the radiator and are the most common places, aside from...
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Morse code beeps coming from Nissan Quest 2005
Hello. An electronic chime from your vehicle may signify that the computer has detected low pressure at one of the vehicle's tires. Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) system that will notify you if one or...
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If i supply both front wheel hub assemblies, what will the total installation cost be to?
Sent billing question to CS for installation of the front wheel hub assemblies.
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Engine is possibly ceased up.
Hi there. If you are able to crank the engine over and the engine does turn over, then the engine is not seized up. However, if the engine hesitates as its turning over, then the timing belt may have either...
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Jeep wrangler with sbc 350. Rain getting into engine,i havent ran it n theres no coolant in the block or rad.Where could it get in
Hi there. If you have not run the engine after putting it into the jeep and there is no water in the block or radiator and after it rains for 2 days you find water in the engine oil, there...
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My theft light stopped my car from starting. I'm trying to see what caused the problem.
Hi there. If your anti-theft system is active and the engine will not start up, then you may need to reprogram your key fob to the vehicle if you have one. If you do not have a key fob, then...
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My car feels like jumpy or chirpy. I had oil change a week before.
Hi there. Check the serpentine / drive belt on the engine. The chirping noise that you are hearing is the belt being loaded up or slipping. If the belt is old, then I recommend replacing the belt with a new...
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Does my truck use a throttle position sensor with or without lever?
Hi there. The best way is to look at the throttle position sensor on your vehicle and see if it has a lever on it or not. If there is no lever, then you would need to purchase the sensor...
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Heater and oil light issues.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing two separate issues. Problems with the heater can be caused by a few different things. The first thing I would check is to make sure that the...
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I wanted to buy a used 2008 Porsche Cayenne s. Is it a good idea and would it cost me a fortune maintaining and repairing?
Hi there. All luxury vehicles have a higher cost in maintenance. I recommend making a list of maintenance that you think would need to be done on a 2008 Porsche and call around to get estimates on the repair cost....
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Were is my knock sensor on my vehicle?
Hello. The location of the knock sensor would be dependent on which model of engine your 4Runner is equipped with. Knock sensors are usually bolted directly to the engine block, as they are designed to monitor and detect engine knock...
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Clicking sound when braking
Hello. A clicking or tapping sound during braking can be caused by a wide variety of issues. It may be possible that the noise is coming from the suspension, steering, or even from the brakes themselves. A few common causes...
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My throttle body light is on and my car stalls sometimes.
Hi there. When the light comes on and causes the engine to stall out, the engine computer is making the engine go into a limp mode and a reduction of power at the same time. Check the throttle position sensor...
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Loss of power going uphill and acceleration issues on flat land
Hello. P0401 is the trouble code for insufficient EGR flow. This can occur for a few different reasons, and could be contributing to your performance issues. The EGR, short for exhaust gas re circulation, is a system designed to recirculate...
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What is the cost of changing engine in 2006 Cadillac Dts 4.6L?
Sent question to CS for billing question about swapping an engine from an engine with a high mileage to an engine with a low mileage.
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I have a 3.6L leo commodore. I'm getting an error code of p0040. I need to swap the sensors plugs. Is it easy to find the connections?
Hi there. The code p0040 is for an O2 sensor connectors are being swapped. Make sure the O2 sensor connectors aren’t swapped. This can happen when work has been previously performed. Also, check for unplugged or damaged connectors, as well...
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Rear brake clicking noise after putting on a set of shoes and drums.
Hi there. Check the hardware to the shoes and see if the springs are sprung. A loose brake return spring will cause a clicking sound as its touching the drum when the brakes are applied. If the springs are the...
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Backfiring after the engine is revved up.
Hi there. It is normal for an engine to backfire when revved up and the throttle is let off, especially if the muffler is small and the exhaust is loud. Now, if the engine is backfiring while the engine is...
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Clicking when gas pedal pressed very slightly
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a few different things. If it appears that the noise only occurs at low speeds when accelerating then it may be possible that something is loose or worn. A worn motor...
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Getting a P0430 code on my Buick Century 3100.
Hi there. The code p0403 is for the EGR circuit that shows it has malfunctioned. The code p0430 is for the catalytic converter showing that its below threshold. Check the harness to the EGR and make sure that all of...
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Are drum breaks good?
Drum brakes have been around for a long time and were used before caliper disc brakes came out. There are still may drum brake designs used today and will perform great if the vehicle is designed to have them. I...
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timing belt lifespan
The timing belt is recommended to be replaced at 105,000 miles. It should be inspected every three years if mileage is low. It may still get dry rot for excessive years.
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Engine light on
Your check engine light may come on for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter, bad spark plugs or wires and many other reasons. Unfortunately due to the...