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Questions tagged [troubleshooting]

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

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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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Headlights and the foggy look [duplicate]

My Subaru Outback 2003 model has ver cloud/foggy looking covers. I was told I cannot remove them to clean so I polished the plastic outside and there was no difference to how they looked before I done ...
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PSX3 battery charger/tire inflater noise

Just lugged in PSX3 to charge. It is making a squeak type noise never heard before; almost like the inflator is still trying to do something. I've double-checked and that is not on. Any ideas on what ...
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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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brake light fuse keeps blowing on my 2004 ford focus zx3

Found that the center brake light was not working with new bulbs so i unplugged it tried shifting into park and the Fuse did not blow out Worked fine for about 2 weeks no problem. Before turning my ...
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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 ...
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Car not starting sometimes

Mazda familia wagon 1998 Sometimes just turning the key, there will only be a click but doesn't start, after a few attempts and pushing the key in hard while turning it can start? Have had different ...
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Clunk sounds in rear when A/C engaged - 2006 Subaru Impreza

First off, I don't have much experience with cars. I've googled the issue and have come up empty. I've got a 2006 Subaru Impreza Wagon with 170,000 miles. In the last month, a clunk has been ...
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Intermittent battery light on 2005 Accord

I have a 2005 Accord LX 2.4L w/ 101k miles and a few weeks ago, the battery light came on. The battery was changed last year. After checking everything, I concluded that it was a bad alternator, so I ...
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1996 Volvo 960 won't spark or inject

After a customer had destroyed his engine(wrong fuel), the engine was replaced by my colleague with a 2nd hand one from a running car. However, it won't inject or spark when starting. It concerns a ...
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Car radio dead since battery change

I changed my car battery last month and the radio has been been displaying a message which says checking hard disk for over a month. How can i fix the problem
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How to cheaply locate break in wiring?

I recently bought a 06 Chevy Impala. The radio unit does not turn on (no lights, no sound, no response). There is no voltage at the harness. But there IS voltage at the fuse. So the break must be ...
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2015 nissan sentra- a/c only blows cold at highway speeds

I have a 2015 nissan sentra. When i first got it in 2015 it had one of the best ac systems i had ever had the pleasure of using, like too cold in 105 degree heat on the minimum setting. Then after ...
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Starter grinding on flywheel only when ignition system is connected

I have a boat with a 1990 GM 305 in it. Last year I replaced my computer controlled ignition system with a basic HEI / distributor based ignition system. Everything worked great for the entire boating ...
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Fuse for reverse lights

Please I have no working reverse lights on my 2003 Subaru Outback and don’t know where to find the fuse for it. The globes are fine found those. I know the fuse box is under the hood but I don’t know ...
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2003 Subaru Outback

I was wondering why the central locking on the key(buttons) are so hard to push and there is no response to me pushing the lock/unlock on the key. It happens not all the time but 8/10 so a lot. It ...
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Suspension problem or broken steel belt in tire?

I have among many cars, a 2005 Chevy cobalt LS. it's a nightmare! Spend more time under it than driving it. So recently I replaced the front passenger ball joint, and the driver's side rear coil ...
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2002 Ford ZX2 A/C compressor turns off when engine is warmed up, but works fine when engine is cold

Observations: A/C and compressor work fine when starting car for the first time for the day A/C and compressor stayed working fine when idling 5-10 minutes A/C and compressor work fine for a few ...
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John Deere x738 mower stopped working suddenly

My JD X738 only has 33 hours on it. I was mowing the other day just fine & suddenly the mower part quit & the steering became difficult and stiff. I drove it into the garage to check it out. ...
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Variance - What is on the Vehicle and what the FSM states

2007 Honda Accord Manual Transmission DTC indicated: P1157 Usual remedy is to replace the oxygen sensor But I wanted to follow the diagnostic tree in the service manual until I discovered something ...
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Help me understand the results of these cylinder compression and leakdown tests

I recently purchased a 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i, with approx 146000kms on the clock. As its a recent purchase, I'm going through preventative maintenance to ensure its running as good as possible. ...
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2010 Volkswagen EOS stuck in Park

I have a 2010 Volkswagen EOS only summer driven. I parked it in November 2017 and went to use it last week after sitting for 6 months and the car will not shift out of park (automatic transmission). ...
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Electrical Diagnostic Procedural Lists [closed]

Post your general/specific Testing/Diagnostics Procedural Lists for Automotive Electrical Systems. These procedures are intended to target vehicles with modern 12V systems. The format of the site ...
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VW Polo Classic: alarm issues

Consider a well maintained VW Polo Classic manufactured in 1999. Then, suddenly, the following events happened almost immediately one after the other: a loud cracking from the front passenger power-...
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I changed my valve gasket and spark plugs. But what is this noise it makes now?

So, I have replaced my valve cover gasket, as well as the spark plugs, in a 1003 Ford Tempo (apparently most of these have died already!) However, after adjustment, I am getting a sound. I do not ...
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Scooter 49cc trouble starting at morning

I was wondering why my scooter (Aprilia 49cc) is having trouble with starting at morning, To make this easy to understand : - I only have one shot with start bottom, first attempt, my scooter start, ...
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Braking issue on 2010 Ford Edge

The front drivers' side brake on my Ford Edge is having issues that appear to get worse the longer it is being driven in a single trip. There is vibration and the braking doesn't work momentarily. ...
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Craftsman Garden Tractor 26 HP no Drive when I let the clutch out added info [duplicate]

Craftman 26 HP Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model 917.25024. my problem is very simular first mow of the season. mowed about 15 ft. and stopped to check how it was mowing and when i went to let ...
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What are the possible causes for the car to increase power by itself?

I have a 1993 Fiat Panda 1.0 i.e. (gasoline) with single injector. Last year it started to present a very specific issue: from time to time (but basically now it happens every time I drive the car) it ...
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My question is about Changed 02 sensor, plugs and coil. No codes but still running rough

My question is about Replacing 02 sensor,spark plugs, coil pack. Car still missing and running rough and engine light flashing when driving but no codes are coming up.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Problem

This problem is a very strange one. Completely unsure of what is causing it. All passenger electrics do not work, drivers electric lock and window work sometimes, other times don’t. Usually the ...