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Questions tagged [troubleshooting]

for questions about determining the nature of a problem and finding possible solutions.

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02 4Runner with P0500 code

Looks like this topic has been well covered but what I’m trying to figure out is how it happened. I put a new radiator in the truck and when I started it back up the dash lights came on brake, vsc, ...
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What can make a motor increase acceleration instead of decreased acceleration when i removed a spark plug wire upon testing?

on our 1982 Ford F100 Pickup, Never seen this one before... So Whatin the world can make a motor increase acceleration , instead of decreased acceleration when i removed a spark plug wire upon testing ...
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AC clutch doesn't get engaged

My 2007 Buick lacrosse was giving warm air when I turn on AC and I looked compressor and clutch wasn't turning so I thought I am low on refrigerant and went the shop did recharge and it was working ...
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2008 Acura TL sometimes doesn't start on first try

I have a 2008 Acura TL and have been having issues starting my car. Recently when I turn the key in the ignition, the car electronics will go out like it lost power. I've learned that opening and ...
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2015 GMC truck check engine light no longer on

Had my check engine light on. Put a code reader on it to see what it was. It went off on its own a few days later. Went to dealership and told them what the code reader said it was before it went ...
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petcock and vacuum issues on motorcycle

I have a 2009 Honda shadow spirit. It is supposed to have a vacuum actuated petcock valve but the only way I can start and run it without hammering throttle or pulling choke is only if I disconnect ...
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2002 RAV4 starting problem

I have a RAV4 that I've been trying to get running for a while now. Here's what's working: Spark based on simple light tester Installed coil packs from a known working engine and new plugs ...
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press accelerator, nothing happens [closed]

We had this thing happening in an 81 chevy manual transmission where you would press the accelerator, and the engine would rev up, but the truck wouldn't move. We could get just enough movement ...
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Problem with acceleration

My engine is revving high but acceleration poor if I take my foot off the accelerator a bit revs drop and I got a bit of speed 20-30 mph My car is a Renault Cleo 2005 1100 something
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VOLVO V50 IMMOBILIZER PROBLEMS CRANK BUT NO FIRE

VOLVO V50 2006 2.0 DIESEL SE IMMOBILISER MESSAGE NON START. engine cranking over but no fire ...tried all the hocus pocus lock 5 x making alarm go off etc .. cleaned and inspected cem. new battery ...
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1999 Dodge Durango

I was driving yesterday at 35 mph, all of a sudden RPM went straight to 0. I noticed through out the day the RPM would fluctuate. When the RPM dropped everything locked up but I still had power. And ...
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Sputtering when eccelerating from a stop

I have 98 Volvo V70 awd I have been experiencing sputtering, when I accelerate from a stop, and sometimes as I slow down. I changed the Mass Flow sensor, added fuel injector cleaner, and car seem to ...
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2005 Ford Taurus Cruise Control and Horn Not Working

I have already checked the most obvious things I believe. The fuses are all good and the horn relay clicks when I press the horn. The cruise control servo spins freely by hand. The cruise control ...
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2013 Honda Civic LX, No start after driving through standing water

Hi my husband drove our 2013 Honda Civic LX 4Dr sedan (1.8liter engine) through some standing water(he was forced to because all entrances to our apartment complex were flooded) during a rainstorm the ...
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2012 Hyundai Sonata fails inspection due to drive cycle

My 2012 Hyundai Sonata has failured inspection 2017 and 2019. Both times it was the computer saying it needed to run through a drive cycle. I’ve tried myself to do it but after multiple visits to the ...
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Adding extra parking sensors to existing front 4 sensors on Holden Equinox

I have a 2018 Holden Equinox that came without front sensors ( sensors on back & back up camera only ). I paid to have aftermarket sensors fitted but I think the fitter placed them in some ...
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Xenon Light Turns off

Xenon Light on passenger side of my MB SLK 230 turn off after few minutes, if you turn the headlights switch off and on again, they stay on again for a few more minutes and go off again. What's the ...
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Tires too big for the car?

About 6 months ago we took my daughters '03 Volvo S60 to a national chain and purchased new tires for her. They installed 205/65/R15 tires. Since that time, I have noticed that her tires seem low an ...
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2006 Toyota Solara Not Starting on First Turn

I'm new here so I apologize ahead of time if I leave anything out or post improperly. I have a 2006 Toyota Solara SLE V6 3.3L- I've been having issues starting it on the first go- whether the engine ...
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Mazda 3 fan motor

fixing a wrecked Mazda 3 I checked the fan motor by straight wiring and fan runs backward. Is this normal when straight wiring it or is the fan bad ?
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Got a 94 z71 chevy with vortec 350 that wo t start

My 94 Z71 chevy will turn slowly but not fast enough to start motor. This begun after me & a friend changed the flex plate & starter. I have put in shimms on the starter & it didn't help. ...
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Leaving Bike unused for 3 months

I am going out of country for 3 months is it okay if i leave the bike unused for 3 months ? and what to do to protect my bike for any loss ?
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2002 Ford 3.0 Won`t Start until 3rd try every time

Tried checking everything but to no avail. Been ongoing for about a year since its not problematic Ive let it go until more info on the subject was available. Well now have had to replace the engine ...
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1991 Celica unable to start lately

I had some previous trouble with this car, I replaced the fuel pump and alternator as both were no longer operational. Now I am having a bad no start situation (this was also present in the last few ...
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Will a stereo short render my bfcm fried?

I recently installed a aftermarket stereo into my2000 malibu and somewhere along the line it shorted and blew a couple fuses. The radio fuseand the interior fuse which was also the bfcm fuse, i ...
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E22 49cc mini chopper

SEARCH IN THE CURRENT AND SHOW ME Index Mi 49cc E22 wiring help needed Just got my first mini chopper, wiring was a mess, so I'm starting over, and I am greatly confused. The wires coming from the ...
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2003 honda civic drove through water and wont start

My husband drove through a puddle about 1 foot deep yesterday and it cut off on him and hasnt started since it is still turning over but wont fire off where should i start looking for a problem to fix....
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2014 Chevy Spark issues with excessive coolant usage

Why must I add coolant every few days to my 2014 Chevy Spark, It seems excessive, but I haven't noticed any fluid on the ground?(😟)
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No lights or radio; won't turn over. Battery is fine

I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500. My buddy replaced my fuel pump recently, and while he was dropping the tank he broke a fuel line, so replaced that as well. About 4 days afterwards, my check ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero stalls at decreased speed

I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero that has been stalling and sometimes dying at decreased speeds or when coming to a stop. I can be coming off a ramp on the interstate, coming up to a stop sign, or ...
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07 Kia Rio drivers side headlight only works on high beam

I have tested both bulbs on passenger side and high and low work great for both bulbs. High beam works on both sides, no low beam on drivers side. Is there any kind of separate fuse for either side of ...
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2000 chevy Silverado 1500 [closed]

Have a checy 2000 silverado 4.3 motor i sent it to the shop to have 2 front brake lines done they told me 650 dollars i told them no thank you il do it myself i replaced all brake lines and abs unit ...
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Low idle after adding gasoline

This has happened twice now. My 2000 toyota sienna runs fine until I went to add gasoline. Upon startup, my idle was immediately much lower. I can rev throttle and it sounds smoothly until I release ...
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Hi I have a 1982 Honda magna motorcycle my rear wheel locked up while i was ridding

I have a 82 Honda Magna. I was riding down a hill and it just locked up on me. I skidded for about 5 feet and it wouldn’t budge. After yanking it back and forth for a while it broke free and I was ...
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Can I use cylinder compression to conclude the valves are adjusted

Today a friend told me that my exhaust gas smelled funny and that I should check my valves. I don't find it very likely since the engine is around 6000kms old. Can I avoid the trouble by checking the ...
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Honda Jazz 2007 - One headlight not working when dipped. Same bulb for full beam is OK, other light for dipped is OK

I've recently come up against a problem where the RH headlight on my 2007 Honda Jazz does not work when dipped. It is not a blown bulb, since the same bulb is used for full beam, which works. I don'...
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Rough idle - second Hand 2016 Totyota Fortuner with Petrol 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 VVT-i

Want to buy a second Hand Totyota Fortuner with Petrol 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 VVT-i, with only 32.000 km, but the idle is rough and oscilates enough to notice both on the instrumentation board and also ...
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Loud popping from back seat doors alternating left to right in 2001 Mercedes ml320

While driving heard what sounded like something maybe in back seat hitting passenger door. It then made a pretty loud pop or bang. Then noise moved to drivers side. Then back to passenger. Stopped for ...
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Alternator fuse keeps blowing, odometer keeps resetting and car won't start

I have an 06 Hyundai Sonata and I had my alternator replaced by a neighbor. Now my alternator fuse keeps blowing, my windows won't roll up, my car won't start, and the odometer reset to 0. What ...
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Truck won't start when sitting for 8+ hours in cold, but will with gas pedal

I've had this problem on my truck (1996 Chevy S10) for about two years and it's steadily gotten worse. Whenever I leave the car sitting for over eight hours in a "cold" environment (the truck is ...
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High revving when I push in the clutch

So my 05 impreza outback sport is having a high revving issue. It mostly does it when it's been warmed up and it's been getting worse.in between shifting and when I just push in the clutch, I'm at a ...
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Heard a pop and now it doesn't accelerate

This is a 2003 VW Touran 1.9 L TDI. Basically I was starting to accelerate in 2nd gear when something popped in engine compartment and it lost power. Whenever I press on gas pedal in 1st gear, it ...
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How to fix a speed sensor signal problem?

TL;DR - My transmission computer says its output shaft speed sensor reads 0, what is wrong? I am trying to troubleshoot a problem I am having with the speed sensor on an older automatic transmission, ...
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Fuel smells inside the car when at idle

I have a 2002 Honda civic 1.7L. The car started to make a deeper sound and at idles with heat on, it smells fuel inside the car. Not sure if related, I recently went camping, I parked the car on a ...
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Loss of power below 15 mph

This is a Subaru Forester 2003. The car start losing power after a few minutes on the road. And suddenly lost all power and is almost impossible to drive. Already changed: fuel pump spark plugs ...
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ESC light on and erratic acceleration

I have recently bought my 2013 Chrysler 200 and recently changed my brakes and oil on my own for the first time on this car. A couple days later my ESC light came on on the highway and it felt like ...
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No brakes/pedal goes to the floor

I just recently changed all my brake pads and calipers on my 2002 Ford Explorer. I bled the calipers from rear passenger to front driver side. They feel good when the truck is off but as soon as I ...
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My 2008 Honda Accord, dies once parked. (3 times)

My girlfriends vehicle has recently been giving me trouble. I regularly maintenance the vehicle. We've had it for 4 years. Been very great. Three times after we/she drives her car, nothing seemingly ...
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Trouble Starting Scooter after Replacing Carbeurator

Background Recently my scooter was having trouble getting up to full speed and was jerking slightly, but only when I gave it a lot of gas or going above around 35 miles an hour. After some research, ...
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Diagnosing AC performance after repair

Background: Vehicle is 92 Civic with R-12 AC system. Compressor was replaced 2 years ago due to leak diagnosed there by AC technician (not sure if that was actually the problem). All but about 100g of ...