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2018 Kia Sportage won't stay on

2018 Kia Sportage - New Fuel pump, new spark plugs, new throttle body and the car will still not stay going unless you have your foot on the gas pedal...No vacuum leaks transmission seems fine. I am ...
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2018 Traverse Intermittent No-Start

Saturday morning, my wife went to the grocery store. When she left, her 2018 Traverse started fine. When she stopped at the traffic light to leave the parking lot, the ASS turned the car off like ...
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Car jerks if I keep gas pressed at a particular level

I have a Mitsubishi Outlander 2009, BSY engine Volkswagen 2.0 DI-D Diesel. Recently I changed the EGR Valve because it was clogged up, and it has previously thrown errors about it, but there has never ...
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2012 Nissan Armada not starting

Within the last couple of months my car will randomly not start. When I turn the key all of the electronics come on and it will click but wont start. It usually happens when I shut it off run in ...
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Getting Free kms on my Motorbike

I've got a Honda CBR 600F (2000 model). It runs perfectly otherwise, but for the last couple of years has had a weird intermittent issue. About 5 minutes into my journey, the speedo will suddenly drop ...
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Stuttering, chugging, dying on heavy acceleration (2002 Impreza 2.5L)

I'm fixing up an old 2002 Subaru Impreza (2.5L), and the only problem left is that on heavy acceleration, such as up hills, the vehicle chugs and stutters a lot, even comes close to the engine dying. ...
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Having electrical issues after driving/engine running for 25-30 minutes

So, as title says, after half hour roughly, my dashboard and alerts start turning on and off. There's also a constant pulsing in my lights and heat blower after starting the engine. There's a load ...
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2006 Honda Accord - sometimes starts, sometimes doesn't

For the last 2 months, my 2006 Honda Accord I4 Automatic has had trouble starting up, no matter hot or cold starts. About 25% of the time, it works perfectly - fast cranks and fires up right way. ...
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Engine stops in a second after starting, battery indicator light turns on, dashboard gauges drop to zero; works normally at the second start

The vehicle is 2006 Peugeot Partner Combi Van 1.9D. This problem has been occurring intermittently for a year. The last time was at the end of September; it occurred once a month mostly, more than ...
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mechanic can't reproduce trouble when car is at shop... need to record OBD data when problem occurs while driving

I brought my car in for servicing, but the mechanic can't reproduce the problem. I want to log OBD data as the problem occurs. I would then provide this captured data with the car when it goes back ...
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2007 Honda Civic intermittently has starting issues

Here's the story: Last summer I started having trouble starting my 2007 Civic. I'd put the key in, there would be no crank, but I could turn the radio on and everything so I don't believe its the ...
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2002PT Cruiser intermittent start/cranking issues

Have issues for two years. Replaced battery 3x -found sensor draining and repeated start attempts. Replaced alternator, starter 2x last 2/16/2021. Failed to crank 2/17. All interior lights and ...
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Intermittent Clutch Bite - 2018 Chevy Cruze LT RS Manual Trans

Background: As included in the title, I've recently acquired a 2018 chevy cruze LT RS with a manual trans. It's got 42k miles on it. Problem: On normal operation, the clutch will start to grab about 1/...
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Intermittent starter question

I found many answers regarding intermittent starting, but answers basically cover the entire starter system and I'd like to find a more specific answer to my problem. 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x ...
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LCD display light on 2005 Mercedes Viano fail

I have a 2005 Mercedes Benz Viano. It has an instrument panel (speedo, rev counter, etc) with a small orange LCD display. It looks a bit like this: Sometimes, after about an hour's driving, the ...
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2011 Ford F-150 Lariat A/C problem

A/C problems. Won’t come on sometimes only when I hit a bump. Could something be loose?
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Intermittent Electrical Issues Jeep Wrangler 1998

I just bought a 1998 Jeep Wrangler today. When I took it for a test drive yesterday, everything seemed to work fine, but when I was driving it home today some electrical issues came up. The first ...
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Potential for failing PCV valve causing intermittant p0420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold)

The car is a 2002 Honda CRV with the 2.4 VTEC engine. Had it about two years, and I've done a fair amount of maintenance on it at this point. It's got a nagging, intermittent p0420 code. And ...
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2012 VW Jetta Intermittent Start

My wife and I have a 2012 VW Jetta w/ 100K miles on it. We have an issue where the car will not start when we drive it and then let it sit for an hour or two, but will start fine after sitting for ...
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Intermittent A/C 1994 Toyota Corolla

Symptoms Refrigerant is not low. I repeat - refrigerant is not low. A/C is not "freezing" up. A/C works every morning. Turn off A/C or stop and get gas after engine is running for 5 minutes and hit ...
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94 Corvette shutting down

I have a 94 Corvettes that shut down after driving for a few minutes. I installed a new fuel pump. I think it’s the fuel relay. Only problem is I can’t locate where it is. I opened the passenger kick ...
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Intermittent starting

My 09 Hundai Elantra have an intermittent starting problem after a few cranks and a few minutes wait it eventually starts .appears to be worst when the engine is hot. On going problem for the past two ...
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Intermittent stalling Camry

The car is a 96 Camry with the 2.2 L engine. It will start, and within 10 or so minutes it stumbles and stalls. Upon restart it starts and shuts right back off. Wait 5-10 minutes, and it will start ...
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Intermittent loss of electrical power on a Ford Mustang

This is a 1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6. Electrical power completely shuts down and comes back on, the dashboard lights and gauges go crazy. I put in a new battery, alternator and negative cable and ...
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Santa Fe Factory installed remote starter causing my new car to not start

I have 2012 Santa Fe. The car was working fine then all of a sudden it was loosing power when I was driving one day and wouldn’t star after that. I Replaced the alternator,starter switch,battery,fix ...
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Volvo V70 I stalling when accelerating too much

I've recently bought a Volvo V70 I 2.4 (106 kW, gasoline, 1998), and on the way back home from the seller the car died several times when starting from a standstill, until finally a few hundred meters ...
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Inconsistent squeaking

I have a 2015 Hyundai Elantra. Just today I noticed an inconsistent squeaking coming from the front of the car. Here are some things I've noticed so far: It sometimes happens when just driving and ...
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Difficulty with starting 2005 Kia Sedona

I have a 2005 Kia Sedona. About 2 months ago I went to start it, and it cranked but didn't start until the 3rd time, and the engine jumped? Since then I have had the problem of it cranking but not ...
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Why Saab -90 loses suddenly all its power on 120 km/h but gains it back after restart?

I was driving uphill on the motorway, when the Saab lost all its power suddenly. I parked, restarted the machine, and the car worked again. I have rented the car. If anything happens to the car, etc ...
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Cut out while driving

Hyundai Getz, 2006. Having problem with the vehicle, first it would start and I would drive a long distance. When switching the car off and want to start again, no go. Soon after that I can start ...
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2006 Honda Accord Itermittent Electrical Shut Down Issue

Electrical Gremlins !!! - I have had on & off issues for 9 months now- first signs are car won’t lock with key (have replaced batteries) then while driving the audio will shut down briefly & ...
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98 Mustang Randomly loses power w/ gas smell

So when I'm driving around, and specifically when it's humid as I've noticed, my car will randomly lose power and when at a constant speed, start lurching back and forth. Every time this happens, all ...
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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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Chirping noise -2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape-Approximately 25000 miles. I am hearing a chirping noise like cricket at times while driving. I don’t hear it while idling. It seems to be coming from right front of car. This area ...
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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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