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Want start
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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My car turns off when driving or if left running it will turn off while idle.
A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...
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My upper radiator hose is hot and my lower radiator hose is cold ..my car is also overheating and my radiator fan is not on
It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant fan relay. The coolant fan relay helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this relay is not working properly, this can...
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Doesn't shift and might be stuck in 3 gear, and it hesitates a lot,
What you are describing is often 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...
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My car won't start.
The oil pressure light will usually come on when a few things could be happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil, the oil pump could be failing or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly...
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Transmission issues
Hi There, This may be related to a couple of things. When the vehicle dies as a result of shifting into gear, this could be related to a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put...
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Over heating and only have a few gears
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 proper coolant...
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Why my car makes metal knocking sound every time I accelerate, and it gone when I release acceleration pedal? It happens at 25+mph
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Front wheel rumbling/rattling noise at consistent speed, or when accelerating hard and letting off of gas...
If the sound is a bit of a clunking or clicking sound when accelerating hard, this may be related to bad CV joints. What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a...
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Code reads Cat is bad. 2nd light came on saying issue with Trans/ throttle. Can one have to do with the other? Is it worth fixing
The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is clogged, this causes these gases to be backed up into the exhaust system not allowing...
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Is the throttle body on a 2010 Chrysler Sebring apart of the transmission or are they 2 different things?
Hi There, The throttle body is entirely separate from the transmission and does not have anything to do with the transmission. It sounds like the vehicle may have gone into a reduced power mode. It may be possible that the...
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My 2009 Cadillac cts starts and drives maybe like a mile before my wheel locks and car shut off....and now it has completely shut
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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Car
Hi There, Generally, nearly all spark plugs come "pre-gapped" however you should as a rule always check them against the factory recommendation as a habit. This particular plug is designed to require less ignition voltage from the ignition system with...
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I have a95 Chrysler Sebring with a 2.5liter v6 it starts fine runs 15 min then chokes an pukes for 15 min then comes out of it run
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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Brakes
If the brakes are sticking when you are accelerating, this may suggest you could have one caliper that may be sticking. A few different things may cause the brakes to stick or lock up. The master cylinder may be causing...
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86 mercedes benz 300e heat always on in the car wont turn off
It sounds like you may have a problem with the heater controls or potentially a blower motor that may be faulty or have a failing blower motor resistor that may be causing the blower motor to remain on constantly. ...
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Car engine brakes on its own.
What you are describing is often 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...
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Why is coolant leaking from the radiator cap
It sounds like you may have a faulty radiator cap, which may need to be pressure tested or simply replaced. A radiator cap is designed to seal in the coolant up to a certain pressure point threshold, at which point...
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Car will start but will not run.
Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...
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How much to fix the parking break and abs
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Vehicle hesitation at 40ish mph, existing exhaust issues, related?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged or damaged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic...
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My Hyundai accent was diagnosed and I am told it is d map sensor. How do I confirm this?
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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System too lean bank 1
Hi There, Typically, a lean fuel condition will produce DTC code P0171, which indicates a lean fuel condition often times associated with "bank 1 or 2 too lean" as you have indicated. A number of things may cause code P0171...
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Vsc , check engine light
Hi There, The VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) light indicates that there may be something wrong with the traction control system. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been...
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Overheating going over 65mph on interstate.
It sounds like you may possibly have a clogged radiator or potentially cooling fans that may not be coming on at the correct times. I would suggest having the radiator flushed and checking the cooling fan relay to be sure...