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Wrong starter motor fitted by a garage
If you have the starter motor (the wrong one), the easiest way to prove your case is to get from the manufacturer, or re-manufacturer, the cataloging information. In other words, the "part" should have a part number and that part...
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ANGEL EYES LED HALO RINGS NOT WORKING
Hello. If they were recently installed and are not functioning then it may be possible that they were not installed or wired correctly. Keep in mind that the halo driving lights are a separate light from the vehicle's regular headlights,...
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where is the cold start injector located on a 4.0 1995 ford explorer
Locate the fuel rail which supplies the 6 fuel injectors. There will be an additional line plumbed off of the main fuel rail which, if you trace it, will lead you to the cold start injector on the manifold. Failure...
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My truck won't shift outof park
Hello. The advance trac / hill descent lights come on when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's anti lock, traction control system. It may be possible that the computer has detected a serious issue and has locked the...
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Over heating problems
Based on what you are describing, typically a Mechanic would look for a faulty water pump, faulty radiator cap, plugged up, or externally obstructed, radiator, and/or non functioning electric cooling fans. However, your description of erratic operation of the temperature...
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How to get rid of gasoline odor?
Hi there: You can read this article to give you some good tips on removing odors from a vehicle. The best process is to remove the carpet, fully clean underneath, shampoo the carpet and repeat a few times as gasoline...
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Error codes P0131 and P0151
Hi there: It would be best for you to review these two links; the first describes what the P0151 OBD-II Trouble Code is and what typically causes it, and second, the P0131 code and what it means.
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My car will turn over, but dies a second later unless I keep my foot on the gas. It happened randomly, I drove it fine an hour bef
Hi there: It's possible that you have damage to your fuel pump, mass air flow sensor or a vacuum leak that is causing your 2002 Dodge Intrepid to stall quickly. The best way to know for certain is to have...
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As soon as Ac is switched on the engine goes off
Hi there: An AC compressor that is either broken or starting to fail can stall your engine when you turn on the air or defroster because it sends a signal to engage the clutch on the compressor, which causes more...
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Hello,My steering wheel is hard to turn,Not sure what's the problem I added fluid think I have a leak.
Hi there: Typically when the steering wheel is hard to turn, it is caused by low power steering fluid. The fact you continue to fill it and it remains low, indicates that there is a leak somewhere within the system...
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What has stopped working cvc axle or transmission
The popping noise on turning is typical of failed outboard CV axle joints. It is possible the joints did finally break, thus accounting for the lack of movement. If you jack up the front wheel (just one side at a...
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When accelerating it feel like something is pulling back
Hi there: This issue happens more often than not with vehicles approaching or just eclipsing 20 years (which your 1995 Toyota qualifies). In most cases, the reason you're having acceleration issues is because the fuel injectors or throttle body (or...
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Problems with the automatic transmission
Hi there: It really depends on what's triggering the "safe mode" on your Audi A4. In most cases, this issue is caused by a restriction on hydraulic fluid pressure inside the transmission; which is typically due to debris clogged in...
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Barometric Pressure Sensor Error Code
The next step would be to do a proper full pinpoint test indication in the troubleshooting charts for the code that you got. This test will check the wiring, connections, ECM connections and the ECM itself. If you do not...
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Receiving a service stabilitrak/brake system/ traction control simultaneously....started about 2 weeks ago.
Hi there: You would be correct to assume that these warning lights are related. In fact, in most cases, if the right sensor is bad or the electrical connection to the sensor is faulty, it can trigger all three lights....
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2005 JGC want start after replacing starter and relay
Hello. The clicking noise that you are hearing is the starter not being able to work correctly. This may be due to poor starter alignment, or not enough power. Alignment can be changed with a shim. A lack of power...
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rear brakes and disk
Hi there: Anytime you feel uncomfortable about taking your vehicle to a mechanic or shop, you should always have a second opinion completed; especially in this case. The measurements they offered you do indicate that the brake pads and rotors...
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Rattle under bonnet
Good day: Unfortunately, we don't see a lot of Holden Zafira's here in the United States, so it's difficult to give you an accurate diagnosis of what might be rattling under the bonnet of your car. If you just had...
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Just changed oil and oil light show on and off while driving.
Hi there: Usually when the oil light comes on after an oil change, it's an indication of low oil pressure or not enough oil inside the engine. It's possible that the oil filter was not properly installed; that the oil...
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My dodge intrepid battery light was on but it drove fine to work but on the way home it wouldnt start. Got a jump start and it sta
Hi there: Typically, removing the radiator will not cause water to leak inside the drivers compartment of a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. It's possible however, that a coolant line attached to the heater core may have overflowed or spilled into your...
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Vibration from the engine when i put the gear on D , while on stop 2012 Ford Fiesta
Hello - yes, it is possible the motor mounts are bad if the engine vibration is more noticeable when in Drive or Reverse. Worn or broken motor mounts allow the engine to twist when applying power. This can cause the...
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Heater is blowing but not hot. Repaired the hole in the radiator. Why doesn't heat up? 2008 BMW X5
Hello - there are several possible causes for a "no heater function". If the thermostat is not allowing the engine to heat up properly (center of the temp gauge), or there is lots of air still in the coolant system,...
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Clutch sticks to floor . Had new clutch fitted 4 months ago Why?
Hi there, your clutch hydraulics are either leaking badly, or something was incorrectly assembled. The slave cylinder could be leaking (more likely the bleed port for it), there could be a loose fitting in the clutch hydraulics line, or something...
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I was told I need the front valve gasket replaced. My truck has stalled upon start attempt. Could the gasket issue cause this? Oldsmobile
Hello - yes, a leaking valve cover gasket could be causing this. Quite often, leaking valve cover gaskets dribble oil down onto the spark plugs, or the ignition boots which connect to the plugs. This oil causes the electrical charge...
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What is emission leakage
Hi there: In most cases, you'll want to replace the ignition lock cylinder for your Volkswagen. We'll have one of our service professionals send you a price quote as soon as possible.