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My 2001 Mercury cougar will start just fine but will sputter/ shake then die when not pushing on the gas or stop/idle.
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Engine is very strong on hard acceleration, but on light acceleration it misfires, also rough idle and smells way too rich.
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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Tire steel belt broke, cut ABS wiring, ABS lights on; local mech tried repair, says computer no reset. Dealer? Cost?
Hello. The cost of this repair depends on what wires were cut. Most of the time the wire that would be damaged is a wheel speed sensor wire. This would then require that the sensor be replaced and the ABS...
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Engine idle fluctuates
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Power steering problem
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like your power steering pump is failing. I usually start by checking the tightness of the power steering belt. If the belt is fine then I check the pressure coming from the...
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My car is start 10 km and stop
Hi there. From your description it sounds like the vehicle is stalling. I would need to know the engine size to be able to tell for sure what the issue may be. Most of the time the issue that causes...
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Car keeps going into limp mode.
Hello. When this vehicle goes into limp mode it is usually because the computer is trying to protect the power train from damage. Most of the time when this happens intermittently it is due to a voltage issue. I usually...
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Rod Knock
Hello. This engine does have a series of common issues that can cause a knock. I have seen quite a few of them with rod knocks, but most of the time the issue is the timing chain. The warranty company...
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2017 fusion dead battery.
Hello. This is a common issue on this vehicle. Most of the time it is caused by a parasitic drain caused by a programming issue with the integrated control module. This module controls most of the functions of the interior...
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changed gear box from automatic to manual spedoo not working what's the problem
Hello. When you change from an automatic to a manual transmission on this vehicle it will conflict with the electronics of the computer. Once this occurs other systems such as the ABS will not work right. You are going to...
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driving uphill
Hi there. I would need to know what model Hyundai you have as well as the engine size to let you know for sure what is going on with your car. Most of these vehicles are equipped with a small...
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neutral light blink
Hi there. In order to be able to tell you why your neutral light is blinking I would need to know what kind of vehicle this is. On many vehicles the light blinking means that the power train control module...
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Starting issues
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Gauges
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. A shaky electrical gauge can be caused by a few different things, including both alternator and ground issues. The alternator generates power...
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Engine idle fluctuates and dies.
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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P0236
Hello. Your vehicle is equipped with two boost pressure sensors. One at the front of the engine near the throttle body, and one at the rear of the engine. I would verify that the boost sensor you replaced is the...
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car lost power when driving and had to tow it home.
Hi there. Your vehicle may need a tune up. Check the air filter, spark plugs and wires. If they are the original parts, I recommend replacing them with OEM parts. Also check the idle air control valve (IAC) and see...
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My left turn signal started clicking very fast recently and now when I start the SUV it will run then shut off while in drive.
Hi there. For your situation, check all of the ground wires on the battery, alternator, and fuse boxes. Make sure that the mounting bolts are tight and that the ground wires are clean. Check the battery cables for looseness and...
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driver side lower ball joint rubbing rim.
Hi there. The control arm bushing can cause the lower ball joint to rest on the rim. If the bushings are missing, the lower control arm will move forward or backwards with the vehicle during turns. This can put a...
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Had no trans fluid or very little. Burned rubber/fast takeoff. Lost GO power. Engine works but will not move.
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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My push button goes on but brake will not depress.
Hi there. With having the button on the parking brake depress but the lever is not moving, then the cable or brakes could be jammed. First try pushing the button down and pulling hard up on the lever. This should...
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The transmission went out on my 2010 GMC Terrain, at 55,000 miles, with no warning. Last year, under a recall, I had the timing fixed.
Hi there. With the limited detailed information that is provided about your situation, I can input that the transmission may have had a fluid leak or the vehicle was used for pulling a trailer that was overloaded. The transmission in...
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Car clicks but won't turn on or crank.
Depending on the speed of the clicking sound, this may be either a weak battery or potentially a failing 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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Car dies, check engine light with codes P0341 and P0346 (camshaft position sensor). Will not start until vehicle cools down.
Hi there. The codes p0341 and p0346 are both related to the camshaft position sensor and are showing that the sensor has lost communication to the computer. Click here for a diagnostic report and diagram about the camshaft position sensor...
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Oil light goes off and on.
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...