AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Automotive Advice

At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!


Ask a QuestionSearch for Intake Questions - Page 1 of 5


I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am (100,000 miles) with only 2 payments left ($600 total). I now need a repair that will cost $750. The problem is that it is leaking coolant at a gasket at the manifold intake. Is this car worth putting this much money into? There has been nothing needed but routine maintenance up until now. I'm a single mom and son just ...
I have a 2002 Saturn that all of a sudden started chugging like its out of gas which its not,someone told me it could be my fuel intake valve?
i have '97 bmw 740i, and got a check engine light come on. code says p1174, & p1175. my research says it's"Fuel Trim Adaptation Additive Bank 1 Malfunction". Un-metered air leaks may occur in the following areas causing the above situation: Intake manifold gaskets may be leaking. Plug cap(s) and the vacuum hose for the fuel pressure regulator on the ...
My car is a 2000. I had catalytic converter, O2 sensors, timing belt and air bypass valve and gasket changed last May by Mazda in Brooklyn in order to pass an inspection. ($2689) I took my car back this month (less than 7000 miles later) and now they claim that car needs an intake manifold, plenham valve, intake valve, o2 sensors again! and intake gaskets ...
When tightening my gas cap I broke a piece off, didn't realize it. the car sat for 10 days while on vacation when I returned and started it the CHECK engine light came on it is yellow. It has come on before and usually requires tightening of gas cap then it goes off after 3 days. This time it didn't go off. Took to dealership they found broken piece of gas ...
I just installed a k&n cold air intake in my 94 corolla. I want to see a big effect and it makes a lot of sense that the effect would be more noticeable if I had a modified exhaust system. Do I need to replace the whole thing or just a certain part, cause the one I can find for my car is like 200 dollars.Thanks in advance
2005 ford f350 automatic 5.4 liter. code p0022 intake camshaft position timing - over retarded (bank 2) . does this mean I just need to advance the timing? When truck gets hot there is a clattering noise. I have been told by a service advisor that it needs to be inspected for damage to the cam bearings and if so i will need new cylinder head(s). Please ...

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities