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Jeep shut off while driving.
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. 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 that open when heated and close...
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I'm getting high oil pressure readings when Accelerating
This may be happening for a a few different reasons such as a faulty oil pressure gauge in your dash, too much oil in the motor or clogged oil passages. I would start by checking the oil in the motor...
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The carpets in my Saturn Vue are always soaked, and I can't find any leaks
This is a common sign of a leaking heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this warm coolant to heat the...
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Transmission does not shift properly
The ignition coils do not have anything to do with the function of the transmission. The symptoms you describe suggest you may have a failing transmission control solenoid or a failing transmission control module. As you know, automatic transmissions use...
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Door lock switch or actuator failure?
The only way to know exactly what is going on with your door locks is with a diagnosis. This should be done with a test light and a wiring diagram. Since the door locks failed in a progression of one...
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Location of the door actuator that controls the defrost floor and vents. Controls where the air goes through.
I will tell you where it is located, but it requires the removal of the glove box to access it. In addition, there are
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My heater is blowing air through the driver side air vents but is blowing cold air through the passenger side and rear console ven
Hi there: Climate controlled vehicles have multiple electrical relays that open and close vents to maintain the desired temperature. In some instances, these relays can wear out overtime. However, it's also common for debris to clog up vents (especially side...
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If I replace my cam shaft sensor in my 2007 trailblazer will it start. I have mechanics telling me that my motor is gone
Hi there: Unfortunately, it's impossible for us to tell you whether or not replacing the cam sensor will solve your problems without being onsite to complete a check engine light inspection first. You might want to ask the mechanic to...
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want pass emissions
Hi there: It really depends what state you live. If your state requires a safety inspection in order to pass "emissions" and register the vehicle, it's likely that the leaking radiator will not pass. However, if it's just emissions, as...
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My car still overheats, I replaced water pump and thermostat, and now after water pump install it knocks bad
Hi there: Trying to diagnose an overheating issue remotely is incredibly difficult. However, there are three things you can do to attempt to solve this issue. First, remove the water pump, verify it's the right replacement part and reinstall with...
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Headlight issue
Hi there: Depending on what type of vehicle you have, the problem is either caused by a loose electrical connection, a bad headlight switch or a faulty electrical relay. You might want to contact a local mechanic to complete a...
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New at this. Started car & Popped hood - couldn't see anything unusual, but heard the knocking at the front of engine. Then the ca
Hi there: If you're having difficulty starting the engine, it's most likely not related to the knocking sound. In general, knocking issues are caused by loose cylinder head hardware such as lifters, valves and retainers, low oil pressure issues or...
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tried changing alternator about year ago having problem getting feedback to brain cani use aftermarket alternator
Hi there: The use of aftermarket parts vs. OEM is one of the most debated arguments in the automotive community. However, although there are some very good aftermarket part solutions for most vehicles, when it comes to alternators; it's always...
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My cars enginefail safe mode has activated and I am curios what I would need to check to fix this.
Your engine fail safe is a protection mode so additional damage and safety is important. I would recommend having the computer scanned to see if the computer systems have set a code that needs repaired. The vehicle could go into...
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Rebuilt transmission and strut mounts
Hi Patricia: In general, the Saturn tends to wear out components quickly after it reaches the 100,000 mile mark. The transmission is separate from the engine, however, the internal hydraulic lines inside the transmissions on these Saturn's tend to become...
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Car won't start
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. For example, if the...
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My car pulls/jerks to right when I slow down.
If this is happening without pressing the brake pedal, this may be a sign of worn out wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing...
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My car ran out of oil completely. Brought it to a place they put oil in it and said it was okay but it smells really bad still.
You should monitor your oil level more often. Your engine may need oil added to it between oil changes. If you have to add 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles it is considered normal. If you have to put...
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Car stalled in stop and go traffic.
Your car may have 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 at idle....
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not turning over
Hi there: It's possible that your battery cables are damaged, wiring to the starter relay is faulty or the starter relay itself is damaged and needs to be replaced. It's also common with early 2000 GMC's for ignition relay's to...
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Oil pressure went all the way t 0 while driving
The oil pressure will usually drop down to zero 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...
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Sounds from engine while at idle
Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump leaking. The most common place for the water pump to leak from is the pulley shaft seal which is...
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Dashboard has light showing low volume indecator
Hi there: I'm not finding any indicator light that you're describing on Nissan's instruction page for indicator lights that is related to a volume control. You might want to review this page and match the light with one you're seeing...
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Car dies when I apply brake and turn wheel at the same time
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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Replace fuel pump and battery car won't accelerate in park
This may suggest a clogged or dirty EGR valve. The EGR valve is a small component designed to allow the flow of exhaust gases into the intake manifold in controlled amounts. As such, it's a simple valve that closes and...