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I have a 1995 Ford Explorer that I use for my winter car. The throttle is sticking. Is there anything I can do about that or do I have to take it to (sigh) a mechanic?
I recently bought a used BMW 2001 M3 - a dream car for me ( a former racer but now a rather poor(er) widow). Less then a month after the purchase the battery and the throttle actuator died. This cost me time and $1300 and the dealership of course said "we have no liability" - "sold as is". Please note that the ONLY place I could get a battery!! was at a ...
I have a 1988 dodge Dakota. I can get the engine to rotate but will not start. I am getting fuel to the throttle body and I have replaced the coil, pickup coil, ran all new grounds, replaced distributor cap, rotor button. I ran several tests to determine that I am getting power from computer to coil and from coil to distributor but no spark from ...
My 2001 jeep cherokee se needed a throttle control sensor, which I changed. But it still almost stalls when you stop and seems to take longer to shift, and the engine light and air bag light stays on and the horn doesn
have 2003 Kia Rio, bought used 3 years ago with 46,000 miles, now has 58,000 It has been in the dealership for 4 months off and on for check engine light. They have done many things including throttle body, fuel pump, computer, wiring harness,catalytic converter, o2 sensors, and etc. nothing has worked. One code it comes up is po133, a fuel code. I am at my ...
Hi Patty: I have a 2000 Nissan Xterra with 183,000 miles. It has run really well up till now. The Xterra has started to idle erratically and when you try to go from a stop, the rpms drop from around 1100 to 500 and the car feels like it is going to stall. I had a tune up done, which did not help the situation. The mechanic I went to connected my ...
I have a 91 honda accord ex. I had the engine replaced about two months ago with a rebuilt one with 45000 miles. When I put it in reverse it goes to fast when coming out of a parking lot. I can drive it for about three miles before the engine light comes on. Then it seems as though it is getting ready to stall out when I stop at an intersection, but it ...

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