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It sounds like the engine will rotate on a start attempt but will not start and run. On this model the most common cause of this symptom is failure of the ignition coil or ignition igniter. Located in the distributor on most models these parts make the spark that ends up at the spark plugs. Fuel supply problems are not common on this model. The next step in ...


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I would never ignore a worn tie rod; you could be driving down the road, hit a serious bump, and suddenly lose your ability to steer in a straight line, or worse. If you have the the tie rod replaced, I doubt that any reputable mechanic would tackle that without also repairing the power steering rack. I personally would never ignore any kind of steering ...


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While the HVAC system paths will vary greatly between cars, try these first: If the items are metal or contain metal, use an extendable magnet to reach straight in, or if it is further in then use a magnet tied to a string or dental floss. You can use a long hook (used in dentistry) to reach in and hopefully loop the item, or again attach it to a ...


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To me that sounds like your torque converter unlocking but your transmission not downshifting. Automatic transmissions have a torque converter in place of a clutch. The way that the torque converter works is by using turbines and stators which get spun using the transmission fluid. This process creates an enormous amount of heat and has the effect of making ...


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A vacuum leak will not cause this problem, it will just idle faster with a leak on this engine. Because it runs well above idle it is not likely that any of the ignition parts are at fault. Although the transmission fault code could indicate a problem that could cause idle problems that is very rare. Cleaning the throttle body usually fixes this problem, but ...


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If the car won't start, spray starting fluid into the air inlet, at the air cleaner and crank the engine. If it fires, then check the fuel pump and fuel quantity ground location inside the trunk (coming off the wire bundle to the fuel tank). if that has loosened, the pump and fuel guage will be intermittent and the car will be unreliable for no apparent ...


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In most vehicles you can find the Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor in the intake manifold. It is the same case with your vehicle. Follow the black tube from the front of the engine and you will see the sensor.


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Your car overheated and the coolant leaked out of the overflow bottle. It happened a couple of times with my Opel Astra Coupe and my Subaru Forester too. If you're really lucky, nothing major is wrong with your car, but I'd advise a compression test just to be safe. The danger here is that BECAUSE the car overheated and all the coolant was lost, you may have ...


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I think it's solved: fuel injector relay. It died on me again. Again the dealer couldn't find a problem. When I came to pick it up, the lot attendant drove it up to the office from the parking lot where it had been sitting in the hot sun. When I went out to drive away, it wouldn't start. Went back to the service manager, who tried it, then called over a ...


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This kind of behaviour could be explained by a serpentine belt which slips when the engine is under additional load (like when going uphill). It would explain the symptoms described; if the belt doesn't spin, there will be no power steering assistance, and alternator charging will drop that will cause the battery light to turn on. I faced a similar issue ...


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This is the calculation you're looking for. IMAP = RPM * MAP / IAT MAF = (IMAP/120)(VE/100)(ED)*(MM)/(R) Where manifold absolute pressure (MAP) is in kPa, intake air temp (IAT) is in degrees Kelvin, R is 8.314 J/°K/mole and the average molecular mass of air (MM) is 28.97 g/mole. Note that, in the above formula, the volumetric efficiency of the (4-cycle!) ...



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