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If you wiggled the wires and it restarted, I'd suggest you ensure all of the wires are firmly in place on the cap and on the spark plugs. Since it wouldn't actually start, you should pay close attention to the coil wire. If it were the spark plug wires it would probably start, but would run rough. Seeing as how it would not start at all, this might point to ...


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Of course this can happen. Pumps have a lot of failure modes, and it wouldn't need any abuse to fail after 2 years. I have had one Karcher live 5 years and one just under 2. Usage: washing the car once a month or thereabouts. They are sturdier than most, but expecting a long life out of any pressure washer is optimistic. I would be confident the service ...


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Water and electricity do not mix. The integrity of the machine is a must. If it is a budget washer, simply replace it as it is two years old. If it is a more expensive machine then you have to weigh the cost of replacement against a bona-fida repair.


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A loose O2 sensor will give a weak signal to its ECU. The ECU will then richen the mixture on that bank, possibly accounting for the plug soiling. If the vehicle is then road tested before release the subsequent faulty wiring would normally be found. Without being hands on with this particular vehicle it would be impossible to be definite about its faults or ...


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I use packing tape (clear, strong tape from e.g. the post office) and epic twist ties to rig up stuff like this. I hook the twist ties into the heating vents. The twist ties are especially useful because you can just untwist them if you want to release the cable for some reason.


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P1404 is the error code for the EGR valve (exhaust gas recirculation). From the symptoms you describe, however, I'd suspect you have a short circuit somewhere - you need to locate this before you can fix it - the best way of doing this is with a multimeter and a wiring diagram for the car (which you should find in a workshop manual). Charge the battery and ...


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Whenever a car has starting issues, the first things I check are the battery, the alternator and the starter. You can check the battery easily with a voltmeter or take it to a shop and have them do a load test on the battery. You can also test the alternator with a multimeter, but I prefer using amperage meter. Once you verify those things are alright you ...


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It is worth making sure that the bulbs are getting their full voltage - Halogen lamps drop off in brightness significantly as voltage drops. Many cars of that age didn't have relayed headlamps, and so as the wiring has aged, it's resistance has increased, and the performance of the headlamps will suffer - fitting relays close to the lamps with new, good ...


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As I said previously, a set of Osram bulbs would help a lot. Further to that, your headlights may just need a nice polish. Some people try to get real fancy with products and methods, but what it really comes down to is that you need to use various grades of sandpaper (from rough to very fine) and finish off with rubbing compound and/or liquid polish (I use ...



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