What is wrong with your car the speedometer works when im driving on the highway than when Im in smaller traffic it stops working?

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The speed sensor is bad.

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If it lost all power it could be the battery connection.

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What is wrong with your car if it drives good but when it comes to a stop on a red light it turns off?

Plugged fuel filter. Plugged PVC valve. Plugged air cleaner. Any or all of the above.I would suggest looking for a cracked vacuum hose, which is a common cause of a stall at idle..

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Will speedometer readings be more or less than actual speed when the cars wheels are replaced with smaller ones?

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What is wrong with your car when the antilock light comes on in your car?

If the ABS (antilock brake system) light stays on, there is a problem with the system and it will not function should you need it in a panic situation. Have a mechanic repair it soon for your safety.

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The revs on your car go sky high when you are driving What is wrong with it?

You may be pressing the gas pedal too hard

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Why did your speedometer stop working when you got stuck in the snow?

Because the car is not moving

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What is wrong with your car if while driving it stops accelerating did not shut off just stoped accelerating?

Sounds like a fuel delivery problem, either a plugged up fuel filter or incorrect fuel pressure.

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Whats wrong when driving down the highway taking a gradual left turn and your car shakes very badly but it doesn't do it when you turn right?

i would first check wheel bearings on front wheels There are quite a few possibilities; worn wheel bearing (that depends on the type of wheel bearing), loose wheel studs, tire balance, CV joint. Whatever it is, you should probably take care of it soon.

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What is wrong with the speedometer if it doesnt always stay where the fuel capacity is?

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Whats wrong with your car if it doesn't start in the heat and when it is started it temporarily dies?

Do you have any particular car or any particular motor in the particular car? BClear.

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My truck's temeperature gauge and heat stopped working simutaneously What is wrong with it?

Chances are your water level is low.The temp gauge is usually fed from a sensor near the thermostat - which is usually level with the top of the radiator - if you dont have enough water to reach the sesnsor then the sensor will record low.The interior heater is driven by a mini radiator in the ca...

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Why does your car overheat at idle or in slow traffic BUT NOT WHEN IM DRIVING AT NORMAL SPEEDS?

Make sure the radiator fan is operating properly. You should also check your coolant your radiator might need flushed or it may need burped

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When putting your car in reverse or in drive the engins bangs like it is loose what is wrong?

Check your motor mounts.

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What is wrong with your temperature gauge on your 1999 toyta avensis is stoped working?

it is either a temperature sensor just for the gauge or possibly a fuse, i recommend going to your local auto parts store and have them hook up their diagnostic computer to tell you the problem. its usually free!

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What is wrong with your car when you it stopped and it acts like it's going to die or maybe it feels like it jumps?

replace the throttle position center

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Why does the heat in my car only work when Im driving?

As far as the heater not heating up fast in the car, either the engine coolant is not hot enough yet to heat up the car or there is an issue with the heating system or cooling system in the vehicle.If the valve is working correctly, then the thermostat may be sticking open when the engine coolant...

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If your car stops accelerating and it takes a while for the engine to rev Whats wrong with your car?

Unfortunately it could be one of many problems. Check your spark plugs and make sure they are not foul or worn to a disasterous point (do this first as it it least costly). Your timing belt could need adjusting. It could even be your battery or alternator (free battery and alternator checks at mo...

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What happens if you put smaller winter tires on your car than the normal ones?

Your car will have more traction in the snow, making it easier to drive.However, you should only put the tires exactly specified by the manufacturer on your car.

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Your car loses power when going more than 50 km on the highway?

check that your gass lines arent cracked. and look into these:replace spark plugs, replace air filter. and you might want to replace your gas filters. that's whats I did and my car is running fine now.

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What is wrong with the heater in your car?

Give us more info like the year, make and more detail as to what the heater is not doing.

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What is wrong with your car that shakes when it is idling?

could need a good tune up sounds like it has a miss

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When a car turns off while driving does it mean something is wrong with the timer?

Cars don't run with timers. If they did it would be seriously dangerous. If the "check Engine" light has appeared, start with having your local auto parts store read the code(s). The code(s) will help diagnose what the problem is. Could be as simple as a very dirty fuel filter.

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Is it OK to drive in 4x4 on the highway?

Be sure to set your truck or SUV to 4H four-wheel drive.This way, you can drive at normal speeds when on the road.4WD increases your traction.That's important when the road doesn't provide enough friction (as in the case with snow, ice or water on the road).

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If you replace a car's wheels with smaller ones will the speedometer reading be faster or slower than the car is actually going?

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What is wrong with your 86 mr2 it wont drive in drive but will in low gear?

most likely the transmission

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Can you use smaller rim sizes than what your car came with?

Yes, as long as they are big enough to fit over your brakes.

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Is it legal to drive tofrom work with a driving permit when your age exseeds 17?

No, not in any US state.

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Is driving on the highway better for your car?

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What is wrong with a car when it shakes?

Your tires probably just need to be balanced.

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Your car runs hot all the time it leaks antifreeze and it makes a hissing sound when you drive whats wrong with your car?

It is overheating. Possible causes are thermostat stuck closed, defective water pump, cooling fan not working, clogged radiator, and more. STOP drivng this car until you get this fixed. You are going to ruin this engine if you have not already done so.

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What is wrong when the ac and heater stops working but the blower still blows?

The AC and heater are completely different subsystems.The heater relies on heat generated by the engine and circulated by the engine coolant (radiator fluid) while the AC uses a belt driven compressor and separate fluids.Their only normal commonalities are the blower motor (which you said works),...

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Is it bad to put smaller tires on your car?

When changing the car's original wheels and tires, the general rule of thumb is that you can go up or down by one inch.For example, if your car is currently riding on 17-in wheels, you can reduce the size to 16 inches.If you're looking for better handling, you can go up to an 18-in wheel.

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What does it mean when your mph stops working?

If the speedometer and odometer both quit I would blame the speed sensor. If only the speedometer quit I would blame the instrument cluster.

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What is wrong with your car if nothing works including the lights and start?

Dead battery? Loose or corroded battery cable? Blown fusable link?

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What does it mean when your brakes stop working?

One of the more common causes for the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid.When you're out of brake fluid, your brakes simply won't work.The master cylinder is where brake fluid gets compressed.Pressure on the brake fluid cases the brakes to be applied to the wheels.

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What does it mean when your dashboard stops working?

But when the gauges in your car stop working, it's not a situation you can safely ignore.When one gauge stops working, the problem may be in the gauge itself or a bad sensor, while all the gauges cutting out at the same time often indicates a blown fuse or a defective instrument cluster.

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The Allen was larger than 8mm and smaller than 10mm What size is it?

Not sure what your working on but it might be 3/8" and not metric.

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If a school bus stops on a highway with traffic traveling in both directions and there is a 10 foot median dividing the highway who must stop for the bus?

It really depends on what State this scenario takes place. Better to play it safe than sorry, though I'd think that in this scenario that opposing traffic does not have to stop.

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What would be wrong with your 1993 Grand Prix SE if the car drives fine in drive but does not work in reverse?

i am sorry to say but the low and reverse band has went out of your transmission and you need to replace it before the high bands go to

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What is wrong ii your heater stop working and your over heating?

Make sure you have enough coolant in your radiator. The radiator is the thing in the very front of the car, the very front of the under the hood area.

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What is wrong when your car idol fast when you put it in park?

When you put your car in park and it idol fast constantly what is wrong with it

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What could be the problem when some heavy light colored smoke is seen after driving a car on a highway stopping and starting it again?

Usualy this is caused by condesation forming in the exhaust system.When the car is driven for a long period and or at highway speeds the exhaust system heats up. Then when it is shut down moisture from the ambient air condenses/collects inside the exhaust,then when you drive the car again the moi...

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What is wrong if your car loses power and wont accelerate when making an extended turn like in a highway ramp but when you straighten the front wheels it works like normal again?

Sounds like either an electical short or a fuel problem... If your fuel pump is on it's way out and you take a corner, the engine might be starving...

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Why do your car start when your trac light light is on im in park when you go to drive your car jerk and go dead?

Check TORQUE CONVERTER

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1992 villager shaking really bad when driving what is wrong with it?

Tires out of balance, out of round, or worn out ,front end out of align may have caused this

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Can you drive on a highway with furniture on top of your car?

Yes, but depending on how you tie it down and how large the furniture is, it could fall off.If it is too heavy, it might also crush the roof.

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What is wrong if your car just stopped while you were driving?

Did you run out of gas...? You may have a battery relay problem as well. If your engine wasnt turnign properly to charge the batter, or more likely if the charging cables werent connected properly.

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Why when you start your 90 Honda accord the shifter gets stuck on park then when you put it to drive it feels like im driving in mud the car simply dosent accelerate fast it does it really slow?

Sounds like its starting off in second not in drive

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The heat in your car stopped working?

Has the fan stopped blowing or is the air coming out cold? Need more info please, make model, year and such.

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Is it safe to drive on the highway with a spare tire?

When you are driving on the temporary spare tire, you need to keep your speed down.It's not a full tire, and it is not meant to be driven as one.You will want to keep your speed to 50 MPH or below.Since you can't go above 50, this means that you cannot drive on the highway with it.

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What is wrong when the rear of the car is humming and squealing when you go on a highway but doesn't in town?

It may need new brake calipers.

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What is wrong when the front right wheel of your car clicks when driving in a straight line?

Sounds like broken bearings. Either inside the hub of that wheel, or it could be the constant velocity joint, if it is a front wheel drive car.The clicking is caused by the broken up ball bearings hitting each other as the wheel turns, as there is no cage to keep them apart and no grease.

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What is wrong with your 93 corsica when you crank your car your fan automatically comes on?

cooling fan relay short or bypassed or defrost or ac selector on

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The emergency brake on your 1992 cutlass sounds like it is releasing when you pull the release knob but the car still wont move when you put it in drive but it goes in reverse What could be wrong?

parking brake cable may be sticking.

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What could be wrong with your brakes when you stop it sounds like water rushing from the back of the car?

Answer sounds to me that you have a leak in your brake lines also check calipers and wheel cylinders or master cylinder.That sound may have nothing to do with the brakes. I have seen the drains in the bottom of the doors blocked/plugged up with debris then the doors will hold water from the rain ...

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What is wrong when the engine dies when you put the car in drive?

if it's a GM car tcc solenoid

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What is wrong with steering on a 1996 Pontiac firebird when you go to take off or turn your wheels it like you have no steering. If your are driving along above 5miles an hour the steering works?

It is possible the power steering fluid is low,or the belt is loose.

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What could be wrong with your 1996 Chrysler Concord if the car shakes when you make a turn and you are going more than 45 MPH Usually on a highway?

Bad tire Bad CV joint Bad Tie rod end

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What is wrong with the car when it makes gurgling sounds in the front of the car?

It Will usually have an air pocket in the cooling system. But it may just be the Air Conditioning equalising after you shut the car off.Start by filling the cooling system

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My car will not go in reverse or in drive what's wrong with it?

I got VW sharan 2007 Auto Diesel cannot drive in Reverse while car cold after driveing hlf a Mile forward it fineplease help its been like this over a year

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What if you buy a used car from a dealer 'as is' and on the way home the speedometer and odometer stop working should they fix it?

You can check with your local state, Lemon Laws sometimes cover used cars if the problem was discovered "within a reasonable amount of time" - even if the dealer says otherwise. If you are nice about it they will more than likely fix it to avoid problems; other than that it is lawyer time.

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What is wrong with your car?

My car started and ran fine one day and the next morning i went out to start it and it would not start. I thought it might the the fuel filter so i reaplaced it the car still will not start so i thought maybe it might be the fuel pump but when u try to start it u can smell fuel and i can hear the...

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Why does your car speakers sometimes stop working when it is really hot outside?

The wires are probably getting too hot.

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What does it mean when you dream of driving a car on an empty highway?

It means that you are in prison and dreaming of freedom.Actually, it could mean many things ... or nothing at all.

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What is wrong with my car if it spits and sputters when turned off after a long drive and is leaking a little water on the ground?

This is because your vehicle's engine is almost at the highest operating temperature as you drove a long drive and you may have shut the engine down without letting it to cool for a minute or two. here what happens is your engine is hot and the heat is exchanged through the radiator to atmosphere...

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What is wrong with your car when you let off the accelerater and get back on it it misses and sputters?

Check for a Vacume leak, EGR valve

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1991 Toyota Cressida What does it mean when your car overheats while stopped at a light or heavy traffic?

Engine overheatsWhen a car or truck overheats idling, in town, on the highway, while towing, etc. it is important to find out the reason to prevent engine damage. First, with the engine cold, make sure the radiator is full of coolant; if it is low, fill it and keep the radiator cap off while the ...

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Iv put gearbox oil in the wrong place in my golf gti mk2 and now when you put your foot on the throttle when driving it just revs?

sounds like you've put it down in the bell housing. So when you put your engine under load the clutch is just slipping. Best thing put a new clutch in and clean the fly wheel and the bellhousing with a de greasent meths or something like that.

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Why does your cruise just stop working while driving down the highway the vehicle just starts to slow down so you have to reset the cruise this is a 1995 Buick LeSabre It has 140000 miles on it?

The most common cause would be that the brake pedal is activating the cruise release switch. That could be because your brake pedal is low because of low fluid, or worn brakes. The switch could also just need to be readjusted because of break pedal and linkage wear.For the cruise to engage and st...

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What is wrong with my 2000 Lincoln Town Car when it starts then stops suddenly it will stay running if you give it the gas but will stop when you let off the gas?

This is usually caused by a bad ISC motor. The ISC motor may also be called an ISC or IAC or Idle Control or Idle motor when you ask for it at your parts counter. If they look at you like you have too many heads, try one of the other names. These mostly go bad during cold or damp weather, and whe...

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Are vehicles traveling in the opposite direction of school buses that have stopped to unload child on a divided highway with a driving barrier required to stop?

No, if the roadway is a divided roadway with a median or other barrier, there is no requirement to stop.

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What is wrong with a car radio when it will not cut off when the car is off?

If it has recently been wired in it has probibly not been wired in correctly. There are normally two power points for a car radio, one constant and another that works only when the ignition is on. By the sounds of it, it is wired into the constant power source, hence not switching off with the ig...

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What it wrong when your car doesn't go over 40mph?

assuming it is a car that should be capable of going over 40mph it could be many things:- bad gasoline- bad spark plugs and or spark plug wires- clogged air filter- transmission problems- engine problems (compression issue, dead cylinder)- clogged fuel filter- damaged catalytic converter (restric...

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What is wrong when a car sqeaks when driving?

I would guess sway bar bushings or strutts. what vehicle and constantly or only on bumps?

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What is wrong with the car if there is blue smoke from the exhaust when you take off from a stop but it goes away while moving?

Hey Lynn==It is probably just tired and in need of an overhaul. It will probably chug along for some time but an overhaul is in order. GoodluckJoesounds like you have leaky valve seals. They are letting oil into the cylinder when the car sits still. There are tools that allow you to replace the v...

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Is there anything wrong with replacing the stock battery cables on your car with larger ones?

No. That's commonly known as a "big 3" upgrade, where you replace the wire from the alternator the battery positive, battery negative to ground, and engine block to ground. This will have to be done if you're adding any aftermarket devices with a high amperage draw (such as off-road lights or sou...

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Why does the speedometer not work when a car is going in reverse gear?

Because it is usually a mechanical cable that is connected to a front axle or the transmission. Newer cars relay this information electronically and will show the actual speed when in reverse.

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What is wrong when your car backfires?

Improper wiring in the ignition can also lead to timing issues and backfires.Low fuel pressure, clogged fuel filters, and weak fuel pumps could cause a severely lean air-to-fuel ratio during the fuel injection process.A missing or damaged catalytic converter can result in backfires out the tailpipe.

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What is wrong when speedometer goes to the right hand side and will not move?

It's broken.If it went left it might be the cable.

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What is wrong with your car if your voltage light comes on and it sputters then tries to die when you hit about 15 mph?

Sounds like the car is running off of battery power and the battery is very low on charge. The charging system has failed.

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What does it mean when your car don't go when it is in drive but it will drive fine backwards?

It means the transmission is bad.

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When your car moves along the highway at a constant velocity the net force on it is zero WHy?

When your car moves along the highway at constant velocity, the net force on it is zero.WHy do you have to keep running your engine? You have to have on the engine to remain at constant velocity because if it's shut off there is going to be friction causing the car to slow down.

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What is wrong when brakes are hard to press and the steering wheel shakes and the car stops accelerating normally but after parking and waiting it drives fine?

could possible be your vacuum hose to your brake booster... if it's popped off or got a slit that would make it hard to brake... explain while it gets better if it cool down too... the steering shaking could be a totally different prob... ie. wheels un balanced, brake disks warped....

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Why do the brakes on a car become hot when driving in traffic?

because they are constantly being used

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What does it means when your serviceengine light blinks and than stop blinking?

My light usually blinks when I start the car and then stops later on, I usually take it in when the light is solid. You should check your owner's manual if you are concerned.

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Can you hit the highway with your car pulling to the right while driving?

It depends on how hard the pull is. It would be safest to get your vehicle fixed before getting on the highway.

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What is wrong when the tire on your car is slanted?

the axles or suspension.

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When you drive your car it makes a high pitched squeaking noise and stops when the car is stopped. Will make the noise going slow or fast.?

it is called a squeaker it is made on your disck break pads to let you know your pads are about woren out as in its time for a break job

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Why does the car shake when it stops at a traffic light?

Hey Xiaolin=It is probalby in deed of a good tune up and just missing. Take it to a good garage. GoodluckJoe

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Why is my oil light blinking when stopped in traffic on my 2002 Grand Caravan?

change the oil and it will go off BZzzzzzzT! Wrong !This is a very common problem on older Caravans. The oil pressure sender is failing and needs to be replaced.Jim

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Can you sit on the roof of your car or your hood I've seen pictures and people at drive in's do this im just wondering if they could support the weight of two smaller sized people?

Only if it's a Volvo or some other superior car.American vehicles since 1994 have had a dealer-installed federal warning hologrammed onto the roof advising consumers not to sit on the roof. Only trouble is, you need to be actually on the roof to view it from the proper angle, and it wears off aft...

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Your car is missing how do you know What is wrong with it?

Quick and dirty miss diag: Remove and inspect spark plugs, 80% of time the bad cylinder will show a wet or fouled plug. You then need to figure out whyIf not, compression test:Spark test, I usually just lay the plugs on the engine (on metal) hooked to the wires and have some one turn the engine o...

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What is it when your car squeals while moving but stop when you press on the brake?

When a car squeals while moving, but the brakes still work properly, it could be a squeal from a drive belt. It could also mean that something like a tire rim is rubbing on the brake rotor. A vacuum leak in a small hose under the hood will also cause a squealing noise.

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Which sentence is correct your car broke down on the highways or your car breaks down on the highways?

they're both correct depending on if your talking in past tense or present

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When driving in fog it is best to drive with?

When driving in fog it is best to drive with low your light on low beam. This will ensure that you get clear vision. You can use fog lights if you have them on your car and do not speed.

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Why is it When you drive a car in city traffic for some time the brakes become quite hot?

Because you are using them more often than you would if you were highway driving.

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Your ac stop working the dashbord lights don't turn on what cut it be?

does the ac just stop or does the defrost also come on out of the blue?

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