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Fuel system problem questions and answers for your car. Expert auto mechanics give help, advice, and infotmation. Is your check engine light on? We can help.

Honda Civic Transmission Acting Up

Hello I have a 2002 Honda Civic hx manual transmission that has been giving me some problems. If I don’t shift the gears early it will sputter and Jerk. Also it will not go over 60 mph or it will do the same thing. Answer: It sounds like your Honda has an engine problem not…

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Chevy Traverse Hard Starting After Refueling

HAVE A 2015 CHEVY TRAVERSE WITH A V-6 3.6 LITRE ENGINE. IT IS HARD TO CRANK AFTER REFUELING. IF YOU LEAVE IT RUNNING WHILE REFUELING, IT WILL RUN ROUGH FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN LEVEL OUT. BEEN TO AN AUTO SHOP WITH NO RESULTS. HELP !! Answer: I assume when you say hard cranking,…

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2000 Hyundai Santa Fe Hard To Start

I have a 2000 Hyundai Santa FE and if it sits a couple of hours or more it is hard to start. Can you help me? ProTech: When a vehicle sits for a while after it has been run or driven, the engine goes through what is called a ‘heat soak’. This means it basically…

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Cheap Gasoline Quality and High Prices

Here is something that is always in the news, and probably is talked about around the water cooler more and more lately, and that is gas prices. With today’s high gasoline price, you may consider trying to find cheap gas. Well, this goes hand in hand with my previous article about car parts. Cheaper isn’t…

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Vehicle Emissions System Problems And Repairs

Based on the amount of repairs we do on emission components on just about every type of vehicle, I thought I would write an article talking more about the parts and workings of the emission control systems on late model vehicles. More often than not, when we get a car or truck that comes in…

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Chevrolet S-10 Truck Starting Problems Answered

1994 Chevrolet S-10 4.3 tbi. I never get the signal to turn on the fuel pump or fire the injectors but if i poor gas in the intake once the truck starts it runs fine. Any ideas ? I have replaced the fuel pump relay oil pressure switch and computer. ProTech: If you’re not getting a…

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2002 Chevy Trailblazer Dies Out

My 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer stalls when sitting at a red light but not all the time,rpms go up then drop to 200 and car cuts off,already cleaned throttle body,changed fuel filter,changed map sensor,changed exhaust cam actuator solenoid and still stalls,any ideas would be greatly appreciated! ProTech: Is the check engine light on at all when…

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Temp Sensor and Hard Starting

Trouble code says IAT sensor on 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L. Have replaced it twice with two brand new ones from different stores. Still showing problem code. Has problems with no start or hard start after sitting for a few hours. Runs fine when engine is warm. Could it be a broken or shorted…

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1994 Pontiac Transport Van Starts Then Stalls

I have a 1994 Pontiac Transport van it cranks up then dies right away there is a little light that comes on when it dies bottom right corner of the dash it is round with an arrow pointing down what is that symbol mean and could this be my problem please help. ProTech: That could…

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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Has No Spark at Plugs

I have a 1995 Camaro 3.4 litre, will not start and has no spark….ran 2minutes this morning and just shut off. Still would not start after 2 hours. Getting gas. Coil packs and camshaft positioning sensor has been replaced and still no fire. ProTech: So it is getting fuel, but still does not have any…

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2003 Chevy Trailblazer No Engine Power

I have a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer with 146,00 miles on it, the problem is lack of engine power, I put the scanner and it showed up this code P0172, I did fuel injection service, replaced fuel filter, also changed spark plugs & cleaned up the throttle body. any ideas? ProTech: How about the air filter?…

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Bad Fuel Pumps Cause Vehicle To Not Start

Lately, we’ve have quite a few vehicles come through the shop with fuel pumps that have failed. This seems to go in cycles, where we see a lot of one particular thing coming in all the time and this time of year seems to be fuel pump problems. The colder weather can have a lot…

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