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Questions tagged [intermittent-problems]

For diagnosing problems that only occur occasionally, or under certain circumstances.

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2004 Honda Pilot sometimes only starts when hood latch released

My 2004 Honda Pilot occasionally will only start when the hood latch is released. When this occurs, the car is completely dead, and no electrical system works, including keyless entry, lights, etc. ...
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2012 Dodge Avenger Accelerator Issues

Symptom: When I try to accelerate, probably 7/10 times, it will "choke" or "buck" for a split second, drop RPMS, then pick up and continue without issue after this. It seems like it only happens ...
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'07 Escalade - AC issues

2007 Escalade AWD. Yesterday, I noticed that the air conditioning keeps turning on and off. To clarify: the control unit does not indicate that it's turning off. I still have the fancy snowflake ...
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‘06 Ford Ranger

My ranger started less than a week ago not starting. When I turn the key to the on position. It’s basically dead. The airbag light is dimly lit. It’s also reset the clock. The security light flickers ...
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 Car starting problems

I am residing in UAE and it hot summer season here( 45 degree +). I have Hyundai Sonata 2012 model car. I am using this car for last 7 months. It was running fine till this summer. I am noticing ...
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Electronics only work occasionally

I recently got a 2000 Mercury Villager Estate. Most of it runs fine - AC, interior lights, headlights, etc. Some of the electronics -- radio, windshield wipers, some of the power windows (I don't ...
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How to fix intermittent car horn?

Sometimes my horn works sometimes it doesn't. This has been going on for a few months now. Is this an easy diy fix? What might the cause be, what things should I look into? If I have to open up ...
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Hyundai Tucson 2005 intermittent AC

I have a Hyundai Tucson 2005. Bought it recently. The AC gives cold air for some time (like 20-30 min) and then blows hot air. If I turn it off and turn on again, it will still give hot air. It may ...
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Electrical problem 2001 VW Golf: intermittent battery failure?

(This is my first question here so let me know if it is off-topic or not enough info provided, or otherwise inappropriate for the forum and I will delete it) I have a 2001 VW Golf which has started ...
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Vibration during Deceleration

I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer CE, I recently replaced the clutch as the release bearing was no longer servicable. After replacing the clutch I noticed during deceleration a vibration like noise. At ...
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2008 Buick LaCrosse sporadic trouble starting

I have a 2008 Buick LaCrosse with 190000 miles. Fairly well maintained. Lately I’ve been having trouble starting it sporadically with seemingly no specific thing causing it. First - the symptoms: ...
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Accord won't start when moisture under hood from rain or snow

This is a 1999 Honda Accord. The car has new battery & cables and everything lights up on dash when turning key in ignition, but it will not turn over when we've had rain or snow. The weather ...
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Engine stumbles upon restart after a few hours of inactivity

This is a 2008 Toyota Vitz. Neither I nor the mechanics I've been to can figure out what’s wrong with my car. Every time I go to a mechanic they tell me a different story and ask me to change ...
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My low beams only work sometimes

Why do my low beams work then I use my brights or shut my truck off for a half hour or so and turn it back on my low beams don't work but my high beams do?
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91 Jeep YJ - Intermittent Loss of Power in Gear

The other morning, I pulled out of the house in first gear just fine. Switched to 2nd successfully, started accelerating as it should, then it suddenly lost engine power - no acceleration, no revving, ...
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Security system activates intermittently on 2007 Montego

This is a 2007 Mercury Montego. The car starts but at any time the security light (padlock) comes on and either stalls engine or makes it hesitate, then it will restart or keep running after ...
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Sputtering and hesitation upon acceleration and intermittently

I have 98 GMC Sierra 1500 RWD with 4.3 L engine and automatic transmission. Have replaced the following within this year: distributor cap spark plugs and wires valve cover gaskets catalytic ...
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Car goes into limp mode, but dealer can't find what is wrong

My 2009 Mustang GT, 44,000 miles, Manual transmission, sometimes goes into limp mode and the wrench light comes on. If I restart the car, it works again for a day or two until it happens again. Today ...
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Intermittent battery light after new battery and alternator

I had a small fuel leak on my 2009 Ford Galaxy which got into my alternator and killed it. It then drained the battery. I got the leak fixed, got a new battery fitted and a new alternator fitted (...
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engine performance problem

My question is about my 2004 saturn ion 2.2L. Engine misfires and looses power intermittently. I plugged the code reader and gave me PO341 (camshaft position sensor A circuit range performance (bank 1 ...
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96 honda accord 4 cylinder intermittently overheats

my honda accord (96) overheats SOMETIMES, and only at a standstill. on the freeway it is fine. I have changed the thermostat, the radiator cap the switch and bled the system. I have had the head chk ...
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Problems when I'm driving lack of power

1973 Chevy Monte Carlo 350 4bbl small block having problems with the car want to put in drive and take all driving it doesn't seem to want to go cast 40 miles an hour so I figured trying to change the ...
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Why does my car have cold AC at idle, but intermittent on the highway?

My 2009 Nissan Maxima has cold air when idling, but when I get on the Highway it tends to get warm for a while then it kicks back on to cold. Not sure what the issue is. How do I fix it?
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Civic smells of burnt plastic and smokes a little twice a day

I have a 99 Honda Civic, automatic transmission. About two weeks ago, for about 10 seconds it started to smell like burnt plastic and a little smoke started going from under the hood. It stopped and ...
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My 2005 mazda 3 has power sometimes, runs great, then another ill start it and it has no power it just doesnt wanna go. Gas to the floor and all

I've changed spark plugs, coil packs, cleaned the body with 2+2, codes of thermostat and aor mass flow sensor came up. Car is not overheating. Runs fine then sometimes when started has no power to go, ...
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Need help fast with my truck please

My 1994 dodge Dakota v8 starts fine and ildes fine. If I drive for about 10m my engine light comes on and my code for the 02 sensor goes off. My truck is straight piped and has no cat it has a steel ...
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Xterra goes limp, dashboard goes dark at random

I have a 2002 Nissan Xterra with 96K miles on it. Once in a while, the instrument panel goes dark. No speedometer, fuel gauge, etc. I can't drive over 30 mph either. The next time I start the car ...
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Battery at 13.7 volts disconnected, 14.7 with engine idle or revving, while various small intermittent problems suggest voltage is low?

I've had a few problems after driving my longsuffering 1997 RAV4 on a bad dirt road including a shallow river crossing, and I think they're related and something to do with the electrics, but I can't ...
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1998 Mercedes ML320 - Too many keys?

I recently bought a Mercedes it only had one key I went to order another key and the dealer told me six have already been made I cannot make an additional key sounds crazy but what would I do to have ...
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Resonant humming noise at 118km/h

I have 4 years old VW Jetta and when I am on highway going exactly 118km/h (73mph) I hear low pitched humming noise. It is specific to this exact speed (hence why I suspect it's resonant in origin), ...
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ford ranger xlt2014 manual clutch problem

I bought my Ford Ranger last 2014 - it's pretty new for the clutch to fail. After exactly 2 1/2 years, the clutch suddenly has no pressure. Can someone help? We've tried to consult mechanical ...
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2006 Sequoia VSC TRAC, VSC off, and brake lights keep coming on

The lights in the title come on at times and stay on for the duration of whatever trip I am taking. Sometimes they don't come on during driving and then they start up again for no apparent reason. My ...
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Gas pedal stops responding after driving for some time

My daughter has a 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport. She drives it to school daily and then home after school with no problems. But, if she uses it to run around town on errands it starts but the gas pedal won'...
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Possible clogged injectors?

For the past year, my 2010 Hyundai Tucson has intermittently (1-2 times a month) had "hesitation" problems where pressing the accelerator doesn't increase the RPMs - usually within 2 minutes of ...
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1993 Mitsubishi Colt sometimes refuses to start

We have a 1993 Mk4 Colt 1.6 Auto. The car runs absolutely fine but once in a while the engine refuses to start. The starter and battery are fine; the fuel filter and all other servicables were ...
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rumbling of the engine during acceleration after a rainy day

After it rained all day, my 2003 Ford Escape seemed to rumble a bit, and the check engine light came on. When I was at a stop light, the check engine light went off, but when I accelerated the check ...
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Honda Accord 1.8 Sport VTEC will not always fire and start

A week ago, went to start the car and it cranked over fine with battery but would not start. A few days later, after charging up the battery, I tried again and it would not fire. Called AA and he ...
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Can dangling wires that originally went to the blower motor resistor short out the entire car (including engine) while driving?

I have a 2005 Saab 9-3 with ~210,000 miles. Over the weekend, I attempted to fix my blower motor by replacing its resistor. I disconnected the battery (- then +) and got the resistor out. This is when ...
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Intermittent ticking noise in 2015 Subaru WRX

I've been hearing an intermittent ticking noise in my 2015 Subaru WRX that I can't seem to pinpoint. The car is bone stock with ~45k miles on it and is still under warranty, but I'd rather not spend ...
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98 Mazda 626 with Intermitant Stall and Restart Problem

I have a 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L ATX which I don't drive allot, and which has had a few unusual stalls and almost stalls, one of which I had trouble restarting after. In the past say two months, I had ...
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125cc moped light problems

I have a Direct Bikes 125cc Lynx moped. the front light is constantly going on and off (not all the time, just regularly and randomly). It's not noticeable in the day time to me, but now I ride home ...
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Automatic stalls, then struggles to go up gear, revs bouncing - would low/bad fuel explain this?

I had a hair-raising incident yesterday. My engine (automatic transmission) cut out while driving at around 30mph on a main road, just like a manual stalling. It restarted on the first attempt as soon ...
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Does engine sound and performance differs with different quantity fuel?

I have noticed many times in my Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle that when there is a low quantity of fuel or quantity before reserve is near, the sound of engine becomes noisy and pickup power ...
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Corolla rumbles at 2800 RPMs but not higher

I recently bought a 2013 Corolla LE (automatic transmission). I am noticing that the car starts rumbling at 2700 RPM and stops rumbling at 3000 RPM (maximum rumbling at 2800 RPM) when speeding up and ...
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Car won't start hours after passing over water

Yesterday at night i was coming home and passed through some water (probably some broken pipe), and the car started to intermittently being on/off (electric part failure). It worked for about 1 ...
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Accelerator pedal stuck briefly - how to make sure it doesn't happen again?

While reversing into my drive the accelerator pedal briefly got stuck - luckily in the "up" position, not the "down" position, but given the hump in my drive that needs a little gas to get over, it ...
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Occasional trouble idling

I have a 2004 Subaru Forester XS (manual transmission). A few times a month, the engine will not start or idle without feathering the accelerator. During normal driving, everything works fine until ...
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What can cause intermittant stalling for a Ford Windstar van?

I have a Ford Windstar 1996 3.8L engine with 170k miles on it. Recently, it started stalling with no warning after the car runs for about 45 minutes. There are no OBDII codes showing, nor any ...
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Starter Motor Intermittently will not engage

2003 Kia Pregio Diesel Van just purchased 1 week ago. Owner claimed no problems. Just did an oil change. Yesterday when I turned the key to start, the starter motor did not engage. No sound, I just ...
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Car stalls and won't restart, but disconnecting the battery fixes it?

2005 scion tc 5 speed. 106xxx Yesterday driving home car stalls out on the highway and power steering goes with it. Battery and oil light come on and won't restart immediately. Dash lights still ...