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What would cause the 20 amp fuse to blow that powers the glow-plug relay? I have noticed that the ground side of relay continues to be closed for a period of time. Beyond then the "wait to start light" goes out on instrument panel. Any ideas?
Two weeks after my car repair(new idle control valve,tune-up, gas/oil filters)I noticed an unusual RPM like my car is going to stall. Luckily my car kept running smoothly. Any ideas as to what might cause this?
When I turn my heater on to the second level it makes a squeaking noise. Is this dangerous?
Recently, I had my catalytic converter replaced because my car was consuming 40% - 50% or more gasoline than it normally uses. I own a 2003 Toyota Celica GT that has a 1.8 liter engine with 4 cylinders, but it seems like it might be running more like an 8 cylinder car. The catalytic converter did not help the gas consumption at all. I even tried pouring ...
My 2000 Lincoln has a scraping sound when you turn the steering wheel I have taken it to various mechanics all give a different answer.
My Caravan accelerates sluggishly, even dying out when I stop at a light, or even when I am in park, I have changed the fuel filter, plugs, pickup coil and distributor cap and rotor. It is still doing it... it seems to get better as I travel longer, so I cant seem to pinpoint it yet. It also jumps when i put in reverse. It doesn't happen all the time, ...
How would it cause to replace my spark plugs and wires?

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