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I have a 1999 Honda CRV with the 2.0 liter, 5 speed manual. While driving for about a half hour my crv just shut off out on no where doing about 40mph. It will not start again. I put it on a Code reader and it states Crankshaft Position Sensor, Great, but does anyone know where this sensor is located on the 2.0 4cyl motor? Thanks In Advance.
My 1987 Toyota 4Runner has a wacking noise (for lack of a better description!) from (it sounds like) the left front end, that starts at about 40 mph and increases as the vehicle speeds up. I've checked for something wrapped up in the drive shaft and axles, but can't find anything...help!
My '03 trailblazer has begun having some issues. I know the back pads are toast and I assume that's why it grinds to a stop. What I don't know is if that's the only thing making it do it. When I come to a stop it grinds hard and when the truck is almost stopped it grinds hard to the point that it feels like the truck is dying. Also it doesn't want to ...
We just got the 84 civic and it turns on for a second and when it does stay on its misfiring and sounds off we thought it was the coil cause it was broken we bought a new one and it worked for 1day and back to the way it was can u help me either what is it
Hello, My car has dropped from the normal 22 mpg to anywhere from 16 or 18 mpg depending on the day. My check engine light is on, and my gascap light is on. However I have tightened the cap and it doesn't appear to be damaged or anything. I am over the 36k warranty (40k miles), so it will be $115 for the dealer to "diagnose". My main question is I need ...
Had an oil change 4 weeks ago, added 5.5 quarts 5w30, the change engine oil light came on. Checked oil level was very low. Is it ok to switch to a thicker oil. Like 10w40?
When stepping on The gas ir won't shift unless I hit 4000 rpms or it won't even shift if I don't let the gas pedal go wat could be causing that ?

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