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Check Engine Light is on. Codes are Bank 1 Sensor 1 Low-voltage, and Bank 2 Sensor 1 Low-voltage. . .
Hi there. What seems to be the issue is the fuel pump is not plugged in. The Oxygen Sensors are working and telling you that the system is too lean with having a low voltage reading. If it was just...
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Can I test the starter without removing it?
Hi there. If your engine is cranking over, then the starter is working. For the engine not starting when cranking, there are multiple reasons for an engine not to start up. Check the three main elements that make an engine...
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The ASR light came on and the car went into limp mode - (the gas pedal work from the middle of pressing it).
Hi there. The ASR light is on for an issue with the throttle pedal position sensor located on the gas pedal. You may be able to reset the parameters without replacing any parts. Perform the following to reset the lights...
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My 05 Sorento will not start.
Hi there. Check the battery and see if there is power to the vehicle. If the engine is not starting due to a lack of fuel, then check the fuel pump relay and make sure that it's clicking when the...
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Radio stays on after closing the driver door.
Hi there. The issue seems to be the back door switch. Check the back door switch and see if the ground is clean or loose. The ground on the door switch is the bolt that holds the door switch to...
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The engine turned off on me while I was driving.
Hi there. The first thing that I recommend doing is check for any codes that the engine may have stored. The ECM may have the engine management system shut down for an issue with the traction control system malfunctioning. Perform...
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What happens when a timing chain breaks?
Hi there. The engine in your vehicle is known as a interference engine. This means that if the timing chain was to break off, then the pistons will come in contact with the cylinder head valves and either bend them...
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Electrical Issue/It is not the recall.
Hi there. There is an issue with the ground to the light switch or the light switch is not working to make the lights flicker. The radio and the hazard lights are on different circuits, so they will not cause...
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2008 Toyota tundra 6 cylinder starts in the on position and shuts off while idling in park or reverse, but immediately starts itse
Hi there. It seems that the battery is failing and has a burned or overcharged cell. I recommend replacing your battery with a new one. When a battery gets old or overcharged, then the battery becomes weak. When starting the...
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I need an estimate replacement for a 2005 Pontiac Grand gt.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the Headlights, hood, front bumper, and front fenders on a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix.
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Full system failure and no power to the vehicle
Hi there. Check all of the grounds to the vehicle from the engine to the frame and from the chassis (body) to the frame. A faulty or loose ground will cause multiple issues with the engine and electrical systems. If...
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Both R&L low beam headlights quit working simultaneously.
Hi there. Check the switch to the headlights and see if there is a break in the wiring. Check the fuses and see if there is any fuse that are blown. If the fuses are good and there is no...
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The vehicle is jerking and not firing and the plug number 4 is soaked with oil.
Hi there. When a spark plug has excessive oil on the plug, then there is excessive oil getting into the cylinder. This will foul out the spark plug and cause a misfire. The misfire is causing the engine to be...
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Can you please assist me regarding my ford bantam 2004 model 1.3 xi. It does not start when its raining or partly cloudy.
Hi there. Usually electrical issues are common when it is wet out. I recommend replacing the spark plugs as they are not producing enough spark for added moisture in the atmosphere. Then check all of the ground wires to the...
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2008 Hyundai Sonata running hot. Fan comes on and the fluids back up in reservoir tank. I also changed the thermostat.
Hi there. Check the coolant and see if its flowing. If the coolant is not flowing, then the water pump may have stopped working. If the water pump is working, then the engine may have a blown head gasket making...
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I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track where the window
Hi there. Check the wheels or brackets on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels or brackets are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it...
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Hello, I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track.
Hi there. Check the wheels on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it is tight. A loose...
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Over heating
Hi There, Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the...
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Idles and stalls again.
Hi There, Depending on when exactly the engine dies, this could be related to a dirty or faulty idle control valve or possible a faulty neutral safety switch. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is...
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My car dies about every 5 days. The dash lights turn on, but the car won't start. The battery tested good.
Hi There, It sounds like you may in fact have a weak battery as a result of the charging system not properly charging the battery. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine...
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Rough idle when it is hot. When I start it when it is cold, I have no issues.
Hi Ghary, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil that is beginning to fail. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures...
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Think it is ecm, but not sure. Has rough idle,dies during idle,irregular performance while driving(sputter kinda coughing).
Hello, What you are describing sounds like possibly a dirty or faulty idle control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds...
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Battery not charging
Hi There, This may be in fact a sign of a 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 the engine turns...
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Car spluttering
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. Things like ignition coils,...
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ABS light is showing
This may be an issue of a faulty ABS control module or possibly faulty wheel sensors. The ABS control module controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module is not...