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Why don't my starter come out after I took both screws off with the wire and both bolts top and bottom
The reason the starter will not come out after you removed the two bolts is because you have three bolts that hold the starter in. There are two on the top close together and one near bottom.
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Fuel tank switch
You will need to have the fuel pressure checked using both fuel tanks and see if the front fuel tank is with in specifications. If the fuel tank pump is not with in specification then replace the fuel pump. ...
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P1127 ETCS Actuator Power Source Circuit Malfunction
Hi there. There are probably more blown fuses than just the two you mentioned. That particular code generally means that the throttle motor circuit has no power available. I suggest checking all the fuses and replacing as necessary; this includes...
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I was told that my van needs a new brain thingy and a new serpintine belt. I am wondering if it is worth fixing up.
With the information you have given it would not be able to be determined if you would have any further problems after replacing the computer. Since the vehicle is over 16 years old and has over 220k miles there is...
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Scretching noise
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a belt noise. The belt could be loose, glazed, worn, stretched, or the tensioner is weak. Continued use may result in the belt breaking or slipping off of the pulleys and rendering...
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Red battery light on temp gauge red white smoke or steam from under hood
Hi there. It sounds like the drive belt broke and now the vehicle has overheated. It definitely needs to be inspected to determine the extent of the damage. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing...
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Dim low beam headlights, regardless of bulbs I put in.
Hi there. It sounds like there is additional resistance in the headlight circuit. Perform a quick visual of the headlight lenses to make sure that the dim lighting is not a result of cloudy lenses. If the lenses are ok...
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Dies when you step on throttle
The throttle position sensor (TPS) or manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor may not be passing the correct signals to the computer in order to give the correct amount of fuel to the engine when you accelerate. You can disconnect the...
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My Lexus will not stay running
Hi there. One of the key ingredients needed for an engine to run is fuel. If the fuel pump is disconnected the engine may start briefly with whatever fuel is left in the injectors or rails that drips into the...
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Car slips when trying to accelerate.
What you are describing sounds like potentially a worn out clutch. As you know, the clutch transmits engine power to the gearbox, and allows transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off from a stationary position,...
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cover gasket leaking after my last service, where is my mechanic? I want sell the car but I can't sell with leaking oil.
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Im scheduled for monday january 23 at 1130am, I have all the parts I need.. except motor oil.
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Transmission help!
Hi there. It sounds like you definitely have some internal failures of that transmission. A proper inspection would definitely be worthwhile to assess the situation accurately. Replacing the transmission is a viable option as well as a newer car. I...
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My car is trying to stall when shifting gears.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor as your vehicle seems to respond adversely to varying loads being placed on the motor which is what the MAP sensor is designed to do. The Manifold Absolute...
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How do you remove the master cylinder sensor or plug
The plug in the master cylinder reservoir can be removed by just grabbing the tip with a pliers and twist to brake the seal and remove the plug. The sensor can be removed by using a small screwdriver and releasing...
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clutch master cylinder locate at
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a clutch fluid leak or a failed clutch master cylinder. Check the fluid level and see if the reservoir is full; if not then the system has a leak. I suggest having...
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Driver side door ajar sensor wont shut off
The door switch latch has a pin switch in it that after time will stick or not make contact intermittently over time. The pin switch can be removed and cleaned or replaced if cleaning does not correct the condition. ...
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Running rough like a misfire
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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Truck started running bad then died. Now it run if keep gas pedal down
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Alternator not charging
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in...
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Car won't start - rapid clicking sound - new battery
It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your starter solenoid may be faulty. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has...
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My car is accelerating itself.
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 monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
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Why is it difficult to start my car?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Won't accelerate
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Car has begun to run rough
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 monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...