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Smoke comming from vent by windsheild wiper on hood and tail pipe.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several fluids that will cause smoke in the tail pipe. Whatever is leaking is likely both an internal leak (leaking into the combustion chamber or exhaust), and external leak (leaking onto the...
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Engine fault poor performance amber code
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle has detected an issue with the engine. The cause can be a wide variety of running issues, sensor malfunctions, or failing parts. With that being said, the best thing to do is...
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My truck starts and shuts right off
This may be related to many different possibilities, however since the truck will start even for a minute, this suggests it is likely not related to an issue of producing spark. In the case of a fuel delivery problem, this...
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I drove my car with 2 spark plugs unplugged misfired horribly, what kind of damage could I have done?
Hello, This should not have caused any damage and is generally not something to worry about. To the extent you continued to drive it this way, for very long the un-burnt fuel that is pumping through the non-firing cylinders may...
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Overheating and heat blowing cold
Hi There, This may be a result of a leaking heater core. When there is a leak in the heater core, this can cause the motor to lose coolant via the heater core while also causing a loss in heat...
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Check Charging System light is on
Hi There, There are a few other things that may cause the charging light to come on indicating a fault in your charging system. You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too...
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I have a 2010 camry. I just recently replaced the engine with a 2014 camry engine. Now I have Four engine lights on. I replaced on
If you swapped the engine from a vehicle that is 4 years newer than the car is then you are going to have electrical and sensor incompatibilities that may not be able to be fixed by just a few sensor...
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Catalytic converter issue?
This may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes these gases to be...
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I have a check engine light and a trac off light on and the cruis control does not work
The dealer will not try and do any repairs unless they can verify and duplicate the problem. If they cleared the codes and then cannot verify the problem and light coming back on then they are not going to do...
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Why is my car keep starting & cutting off
Your vehicle has something called a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or neutral. Occasionally, this switch can malfunction causing the car to stall as soon...
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Smelling gas and bad gas mileage
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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Rough start up in the morning
Hello, This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this...
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Why does my VSA, engine light and a quotation mark in a triangle mean, also why doed my car shake and then stop
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is warning you that there is an issue with the Vehicle Stability Assist. This means that the ABS system, wheel speed sensors, and the various other inputs for the VSA system will...
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increased engine over load message.
Hi there. The message is coming on for the catalytic converter overheating. A misfire or leaking injector will cause the catalytic converter to overheat as raw fuel enters the exhaust system. Check the engine for a misfire and see which...
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How much would it cost to replace the timing belt including the water pump? I already have the kit.
Billing question sent to CS for the service cost to replace the timing belt and water pump on a 1999 Chrysler Sebring with a V6-2.5L engine. Customer has the repair kit.
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Want to know if the transfer case clutches from a 2000 Chevy 1/2 ton will work in my 2003 Chevy 1/2 ton.
Hi there. Both vehicles should have an NP 246 transfer case in them. Check the casting number on the transfer cases and make sure that they both say 246 on them. If so, then yes they are interchangeable and you...
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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...