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Heater works when moving. Stops working when sitting at light. Makes a gurgling sound. What could be the problem?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The most important part of the heating system is the coolant. The first step to take is to make sure your coolant level is topped off in the radiator and the overflow tank. If...
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How do you detect the grinding noise in the rear diferential, rear wheel drive?
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle off the ground and put it on jack stands where all the wheels are off the ground. Check the rear differential fluid in the rear axle on the car. See if there is fluid...
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Can I replace crankshaft sensors on my own and where can I get a schematic/video?
Hi there. If your engine has a timing belt, then the crankshaft position sensor is located under the timing belt cover next to the crankshaft pulley bolted to the engine block. If your engine has a timing chain, then the...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora window problems
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The systems that are being effected have one thing in common, which is they are all powered through the main drivers switch. These wires are all then sent through the elbow in the door...
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Dash board showing "HOLD". What's wrong with having a code P0841?
Hi there. The code P0841 means that the pressure in the transmission has dropped. This could be caused by low or dirty contaminated oil or the transmission fluid pressure sensor failing. Check the level of the transmission with the engine...
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My Nissan jus started overheating when it gets hot the coolant start smoking out the reservoir tank
Hello. Thanks for writing in. A cracked head or blown head gasket are causes for your symptoms. The system can get air trapped in it and cause overheating quite easily, causing the head gasket to blow. Cracked heads can emerge...
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Bought my aunt's car and put new battery in it. There are no lights at all and the drive belt is not even around the alternator.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight. Then check all of the grounds from the battery to the starter and make sure that they are all tight. A loose ground cable will cause the...
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Hi is it possible to confuse a faulty fuel pump with a faulty throttle body on a VW Tiguan (Australian model)?
Hi there. To see if the fuel pump is working properly, install a fuel pressure gauge on the fuel rail with the fuel system in a closed loop and have the gauge visible to the driver with the hood shut....
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My 2001 Camry stalls in reverse.
Hi there. Check the conditions of when the engine is stalling out. Push the vehicle into a spot where you can start the engine and put the transmission in drive. Then see if the vehicle drives around. If the vehicle...
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Engine stalling
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Idle issue
The low idle may be contributing to the flickering of the lights in the dash due to low charging output by the alternator as a result of the low engine idle. The low idle may be a result of a...
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Misfiring
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Replacing standard manual mirrors with folding tow mirrors.
Hi there. You would need to install the switch to allow the mirrors to fold out. Plus you will also need to install a switch for the heaters in the mirrors. For the lights that are to work in the...
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Installing shims in the enclosed steering hub.
Hi there. Check to see if the front axle on the jeep has a differential on the tube. If there is a differential on the tube, then the axle on the jeep is either a pre-model or a 1963 model....
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DTC CODE P1604
Hello. P1604 is the trouble code for an issue with the vehicle's starting system circuit. This code is set off when the computer detects that the starter was not cranking when commanded to, or that the starter was continuing to...
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My 2006 Kia will not start.
Hi there. If your engine stalled out and will not restart for the computer thinking that the transmission is in gear when its in park, then the transmission position switch (sensor) needs replaced. The switch (sensor) lets the computer know...
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My 2003 Honda Accord European has developed a gearbox transmission issue.
Hi there. When the transmission is not shifting then this is a condition called limp mode. The computer put the transmission in limp mode for a fault that the computer picked up. Check the wiring harness to the transmission and...
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Full Floating Rear Axle Housing
Hello. Usually the entire axle is replaced when there is a serious failure with the differential or one of the axles. Usually a failure of this degree will render the vehicle undriveable or immobilized, or at the very least will...
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Hey I have just recently changed over a timing belt on my g-f's mazda bubble car engine is a b3 (1.3l) then it snapped on us.
Hi there. If the timing belt broke a short time later after replacing the timing belt, then check the water pump and the timing belt idler pulley. The water pump may be failing causing the gear on the water pump...
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I need to recalibrate throttle body
Hello. It appears that the only sort of throttle related calibration procedure that can be done may be for the pedal. As the pedal and throttle body work together this could possibly be a solution to the issue. To reset...
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Rough idle on acceleration displaying symptoms of a misfire, but there is no misfire codes detected. On cold starts the car is completely normal.
Hi there. Since you have a code for the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), the EGR could act like a vacuum leak and cause a random misfire. Remove the EGR and clean it out and then put it back on. If...
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Stalling when put into reverse
Hello. From what you describe it appears that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. If your car is stopping or stalling when put into reverse then that could be a sign of an issue with the transmission...
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Malfunctioning lights
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing two different problems. Turn signals that blink quickly can be caused by a few different things. The first thing I would do is make sure that...
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Won't crank
Hi there: In most cases when you turn the ignition key and it "hums", it's due to the starter relay or the starter itself being damaged and needing replacement. However, it's also possible that the alternator, battery or main relay...
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the vents in my truck are blowing out cold air but it's not overheating.! what do I do?
Hi there: If your Ford Explorer is not overheating, then it's likely that the heater core might be damaged or there is some debris inside the core that is causing this issue. Other likely problems would cause the vehicle to...