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Toyota Corolla Engine Problems

Hi. I have a small problem with my Toyota corolla 97 1.6L. has the light of the engine on, take it to auto zone and the code that came out is P0303. According to them it was the helmet of the ignition. I bought him the ignition helmet, the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the ignition rotor and the injector of that cylinder and…

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2010 Chevy Traverse Timing Chain Replaced 88,000 miles

I have a 2010 Traverse that was purchased brand new by my parents from Chevy dealership. We bought the car from them after passing of my father. We have 88,000 miles on the vehicle and it has been very well maintained with all of the proper oil changes. Low and behold check engine light comes on and my mechanic tells me the Codes P0008 and…

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GMC Envoy P0894 Slipping transmission

P0894 code I have 2005 GMC Envoy. I already changed fluid and filter when driving it will shift in 1st and 2nd fine then when gets to 3rd it will just idle real high like it’s in neutral. I have to keep giving gas and letting off until it hits gear. Is my trans shot or what all may it be? ANSWER: P0894 code is a…

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Chevy Trailblazer Surges 40 to 60 MPH

My 2005 Chevy Trailblazer that surges while maintaining a speed between 40 – 60 mph. I notice mostly while driving on the freeway. But also trying to maintain constant speeds. The surging stops if I let up off the gas pedal right away while driving. I have been told that I may need to change the fuel filter, but then I had another mechanic said…

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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 a transmission problem. The engine sputtering and jerking is usually…

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Nissan Altima PCV valve

I replaced a PCV valve on my wifes 2002 Nissan  Altima. and now it smokes out the exhaust when i start it up. when i drive it down the road and it warms up it stops smoking. It did not do this with the old PCV valve in it. ANSWER: You did not tell us the reason you replaced it. Was it trying to repair some problem…

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Chevy Trailblazer Acceleration Problems

I just bought an 03 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. Problem that I’m having is, when I’m driving doing 50-65 it acts like it accelerates and then slows down? N keeps doing it!! Please help me with this problem.. Thank u. Answer: If you mean that the engine is revving up and down, not that the truck is actually speeding up or slowing down, then this sounds…

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Engine RPM Jump Before Shifting 1999 Grand Prix

Question: Hi I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. I am starting to think that there is something wrong with the shift solenoid. The car is still in good mechanical condition, the check engine light never comes on, even though it still works. I will be driving, at any speed, and when it comes time for the car to switch gears, sometimes its not even…

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My Dodge Is Knocking – Intrepid Transmission Problem – Neon Smokes

Dodge Engine Knocking Live Chat: I need help on a 318 that started knocking, then I shut it. Off then pulled the plugs added some Marlves let it sit for a few days and now cant get it to turn. What should I try? Answer: Seems like you’ve had an internal engine failure. During the time it was knocking and then after shutting it off…

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Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Codes And Slipping Problems

I have code dtc p1887 how do I fix it thanks. 2003 Chevy Malibu 3.1L. That code is for an problem inside the trans. The P1811 code is normally caused by a bad transmission pressure control solenoid. GM has released a technical service bulletin that outlines the cause of this problem and the fix. Or there could be a wiring problem at the transmission connector.…

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Jeep Cherokee No Fuel Pressure – Clicking In Dash

I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 and I’m hearing a clicking/turning noise from the dash and in the console where the heat/ac is. I’m not sure exactly where it is coming from but if someone could tell me what the problem maybe please let me know! Thank you. Sounds like one of the heater and air conditioning system door motor actuators is…

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2004 Buick Regal ABS, TRAC OFF And Engine Light

I have a 2004 Buick Regal LS with 194k. I haven’t had any major issues with it, but tonight I was driving and, randomly, the car started kind of bucking and jolting forward upon accelerating. I was almost to my location so, when I got there, I turned it off for about 10 minutes. It started up fine, but I noticed the ”trac off” light…

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Ford Expedition Vibration When Accelerating

2006 Ford Expedition. My Ford has 113K miles on it. The truck, when getting up to higher speeds runs and shifts perfect.  We changed the ignition coils and spark plugs, transmission fluid, oil changed, and got the catalytic converter checked and it test fine. The U-joints are good to.  The problems are that the idle is fine, but when coming off from a stop accelerating to around 30 mph the RPM’s go up and…

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Codes and Blower Speed Problem

I had my 2002 Chevrolet Malibu serviced at non-Gm transmission shop which scanned the computer for codes. They found P0741 & P0730 which are TCC clutch related. I had them test drive the car to make sure it was not an intermittent problem which could be repaired other than the recommended re-flash of the PCM their service department suggested. They said the transmission wasn’t going into overdrive, so they flashed the computer. We…

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