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Have a ford Ka and the gears are getting stuck 2007 Ford Ka
Hello - it sounds like the clutch or the clutch hydraulic system is failing to disengage the clutch. This causes all the clashing and grinding when shifting into any gear. I would recommend a clutch system inspection by a mobile,...
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My car will turn over but won't crank 2003 Ford Expedition
Hi - with your mileage, there are several possibilities for stalling behavior - bad crank position sensor, fuel pump (as you have already replaced), fuel pump relay or fuse, timing chain failure, coil failure (although a bit sudden for this)....
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where can i find a certified Suzuki car dealer in Salem and Portland Oregon?
Power Mazda Suzuki Address: 3248 Market St Ne Salem, OR 97301-1815 Scott Esty Suzuki Address: 2910 Se Main St - Portland Portland, OR 97214
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Will not start most of the time
Hi there. Isolating the intermittent no start, to having no spark at the time of failure would lead me to believe it may have a faulty ignition relay or a faulty CKP (crankshaft position) sensor. Assuming, the check engine light...
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Car overheats
You blew something out for the coolant system. Depending on the type system you have you may still see coolant in the overflow bottle. One engine cools open radiator to see if the radiator is out of coolant. If it...
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Where is the camshaft sensor located on a 2007 Corolla?
Hi there - with the hood open, face the "nose" of the engine (accessory belt end) from the passenger side of the vehicle. The cam position sensor is behind the timing belt cover on the "nose" of the engine, near...
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Beepingsoundwhencrankedforaboutsixtyseconds
Hi there. It is common for the noise to occur for a few seconds when starting the vehicle. If the noise continues for 60 seconds then you may have an issue with the key lock cylinder. Most of the time...
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2011aveohasbeepingsoundhowtofix
Hi there. In order to know what this may be I would need to know what the beeping sounds like and when it occurs. If it is the horn beeping then you may have a short in the horn switch...
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Reduced engine power and car shuts off
Hi there. If there is carbon build up on the valves in the engine then that can cause a rough running condition and even a check engine light but that will not usually cause the vehicle to stall. It sounds...
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Worse fuel mileage than prior Cherokees - why? 2010 Jeep Cherokee
iHi there - there are a number of potential issues that might cause the lower fuel efficiency you are experiencing: different gearing, engine tune-up issues (oxygen sensor, coolant temp sensor, clogged air or fuel filters, excess fuel pressure, clogged or...
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Steering Problems
Hi there. It's difficult to ascertain what may be stopping your vehicle while turning. Oversized tires on your vehicle may be rubbing, causing the vehicle to a stop. If the vehicle is four-wheel drive, there may be a possibility it...
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Sounds like front tire blows after driving 6 miles or so, loud thumping, steering very loose
Hello. It sounds like you have an issue with a loose components in the steering. I would usually start by getting the vehicle in the air and check the front suspension and steering for any looseness. If the steering is...
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Engine cranks and starts but dies again in seconds-replace ignition coils,EFI relays,crank shaft sensor but still the same Toyota Camry
Hello - if your car has spark at the plugs after it stalls, you probably have a fuel supply problem - check with a fuel pressure gauge while starting the car. Weak fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, bad fuel pump...
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i need a suggestion for what to try next
Hi there. I would need to know if this is the factory alarm or an aftermarket alarm as it makes a big difference as to how the vehicle gets repaired. On this vehicle it is typically an aftermarket alarm that...
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Car cranks and turns but won't start 1996 Honda Prelude
Hello - I think there is a pretty good chance that your engine has seized due to a lack of oil. I suspect there is little compression due to piston rings seizing in the cylinder, and there is bearing damage...
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My battery is dead and I lost my keys. What can I do. 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello. If your battery is dead and you have lose your keys then both of these issues will need to be addressed together. The battery issue will need to be taken care of first. Either it will need to be...
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engine swap 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Yes, the 2001 "B" engine can be bolted up to the 2006 vehicle ("B" engine code also). Caution - you should use the 2001 engine harness and engine controllers for engine management and diagnostic capability. If the 2006 had the...
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AWD malfunction message on dashboard 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Hello - there are 2 fairly common causes of the AWD warning light: the temperature/pressure sensor in the rear differential, or the oil pump in the rear differential are malfunctioning. I would recommend an inspection of the rear differential by...
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Engine burning too much oil? Has no leaks at all. But I have to take it in every 2500 to 3000 miles 2007 Toyota Camry
Hi there - if your engine is using less than 1 quart every 2500-3000 miles, this is considered normal by most technicians, even if in stop-and-go environments. A "low oil " light comes on when only 1/2 qt low (or...
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Turn signal and hazard lights are not working. 2000 Chevrolet Prizm
Hi there if the fuse for the turn signals and hazard warning lights is good, the flasher unit - same integrated unit services both functions - is likely bad, and should be replaced. I would recommend a turn signal/hazard warning...
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Starts and Stalls and runs for a few minutes only ( Car ran out of Fuel but ran good for 3 days afterward ) 1985 BMW 635
Congratulation on your "Shark" - love the old 6-series! Check your engine coolant temperature sensor (the one for the injection, not the gauge), and the wiring to it. If it is sending a "too cold" signal to the engine, the...
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Fixed crank shaft position sensor and engine light still on 2001 BMW 325i
Hi there - there are a couple of possibilities. First off, the new crankshaft position sensor (CPS) could be faulty - not all replacement parts are reliable. Second - there could be a problem with the wiring for the CPS...
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1 cylinder is down on compression 2005 Subaru Legacy
Hello - there are several possible causes of low compression on 1 cylinder only. Causes include: burned valve, worn piston rings (not common for a single cylinder), worn camshaft lobes (not allowing full air charging of the cylinder), valve adjustment...
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It is acting like it has a governor and spitting 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Diesel
Hi there - the loss of power you describe could be due to loss of pressure from the turbocharger or a lean fuel mixture. Check transmission fluid as well to be sure there is no problem with power transmission from...
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No power steering with full fluid
Hi there: Most power steering pumps have a "shelf life" of about 10 to 15 years. If yours has not been replaced, then it's more than likely that this is the reason why your power steering is not functioning correctly....