What would make my 2000 plymoth neons brakes lock up when you first take off?

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This problem is caused by disc brakes that have a fluid leaking from the calipers. You can buy loaded calipers an install to the car to fix the problem.

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Why would brakes lock up?

Brake drag can be caused by rods in the brake system that are incorrect lengths.Calipers in a disc system could cause the brake drag because they become stuck in a position with the brake pads applied to the rotors.This could be because of a caliper piston or a misalignment of the calipers.

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Why would the rear wheels lock up when braking?

if discs/rotors, over compensating on rear brakes ( basically means too much braking power is going to the back ) Baised too much to the rear.if drums, warped drums, sticking shoes.oil on brakes would do that

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When did doge first make the neon?

The neon was released in the fall of 1994 for the 1995 model year.

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What should you do when your brake locks up?

Get a professinal to fix it

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What happens when brakes lock up?

You lose the ability to steer the vehicle, and usually it sends your car into a skid.

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When 2000 ford escort zx2 is in park or just idling in drive with brake what makes the car vibrate but stop when you take off?

I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 with Dual Overhead Cams and a 2.0 4 cylinder engine. When I first started experiencing any trouble it was a lot like you describe. Then the engine would cut off at stops. I had taken it to Ford several times while it was still under warranty and they replaced the ign...

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What would make fuel blow out of the radiator when you take off the radiator cap?

Either a blown head gasket, or more specifically a cracked head due to overheating. This allows fuel to escape the cylinder into the cooling system.

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What would cause my rear passenger tire to lock up?

The likely cause is a failed wheel bearing unless something exceptional has caused the brake caliper to lock the brake rotor.By far, the most common cause of what you are describing is simply bearing failure though.Repair can be obtained by requesting wheel bearing replacement.

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When depressing brake pedal hard brakes lock up?

Most likely you do not have anti-lock brakes in your vehicle. Other possible answer is that your anti-lock brakes are malfunctioning. If you have anti-lock brakes you should see a mechanic as soon as possible.

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What does it mean when your back brakes lock up?

When brakes lock up, the vehicle may veer sharply to the left or right, and the back end may fishtail causing the driver to lose control [source: Car Talk].If this happens while you're driving, pump the brakes consistently until you come to a complete stop, and get the car to a mechanic as soon a...

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What happens if the wheels lock up when braking?

When brakes lock up, the vehicle may veer sharply to the left or right, and the back end may fishtail causing the driver to lose control [source: Car Talk].If this happens while you're driving, pump the brakes consistently until you come to a complete stop, and get the car to a mechanic as soon a...

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What to do when your brakes lock up?

Pump the pedal to build up more pressure.Slow your vehicle even more by applying the parking brake (if below 40 mph).Look for safe places where you can pull over that will slow the vehicle down, like gravel roads or flat, grassy fields.Do not turn your car off until it comes to a complete stop.

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What would cause a grinding sound when your car is taking off from first gear?

you may not be pushing the clutch all the way in or the cluch may need to be adjusted

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Why do my rear drum brakes lock up?

Rear drum brakes can lock for several reasons.One reason could be a defective wheel cylinder, which is part of the brake system.It is found on top of the shoes, and its function is to place force on the shoe so it comes into contact with the drum.A defective cylinder can cause brake lock up.

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Why do your brakes lock up sometimes when your driving?

it might be because the brake pad is rubbing along something near it. Take off the wheel and see if the cylinder is really close to anything or if u see any major scratches's.

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Why is the brakes locking up when i slow down?

Calibers are sticking. You will need to replace the calibers that are sticking and flush all the old brake fluid out of the system then replace it with fresh fluid.

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Would your car dealer have you locked up for not making payments?

No, they'd repossess your car.

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What causes rear brakes to lock up?

Rear drum brakes can lock for several reasons.One reason could be a defective wheel cylinder, which is part of the brake system.Your brake cable could also be adjusted too tight.The slightest pressure on the brake pedal, will then cause the brakes to work at full force, causing the lock up.

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What makes the lock go up and down when you press the car key?

In cars with central locking, or remote locking, a solenoid is fitted to the locking mechanism. When the remote button is pressed (usually on the key) a signal is sent to the central locking control system. The received signal closes an electronic gate in the controller and current from the cars ...

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Why does my brake pedal get hard and brakes lock up?

You have a break fault. You need to get it fixed it is dangerous and ILLEGAL to drive with defective breaks.

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What would cause a car to jump when taking off?

Sometimes, the car thinks the runway is too short and jumps so it won't crash at the end.Also, consider checking engine mounts, transmission mounts, cradle mounts (if FWD) and CV joints and U-joints. Engine mounts and cradle mounts would be the most common causes that I've seen.If the car is FWD,...

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What would make a car shut off when you make a turn?

The following reasons will be applicable as per the severity:1.Power steering pressure switch / sensor failure.2.Low fuel level which results in air-lock in case of diesel or engine shut-off in case of petrol.3.The coupler of electronic control module which controls the engine management system w...

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When starting your vehicle what should you make sure is off audo locks or warning lights?

Neither! Both are extreme necessities and should not be driven without. These are safety measures to insure the best experience within the safety precautions.But if you MUST, then I'd say the auto locks because as soon as you get in the car you can lock it. On the other hand if your car is hit or...

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Do you have to remove spindle nut on rear drum to get drum off 2000 neon?

No, but the drum is usually stuck to the hub.

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How do you release a locked up brake?

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How do you take a lock off a car door?

Depending on the year, make, and model of the car...but generally, you have to remove the inside door panel and there is usually some form of linkage attached to the lock, and a clip of some sort securing the lock cylinder to the inside of the door.

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How do you take a steering wheel lock off?

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Why would a 97 S10 rear brakes lock up under light pressure?

Leaking or sticking wheel cylinder, or broken parts. Remove the rear drum and inspect the system.

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When you reverse the car locks up?

it sounds to me that your hand brake is applied or stuck on.try releasing it or check the rear brakes.

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Why would a car jerk when you first start it up and when stopping?

What kind of car is is? When it jerk while shutting off, do you turn the key off and it sits there chugging for a second before stopping?

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When would you use a lock differential?

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When would you use a locking differential?

How to Use Your Diff Lock When Driving.First, a diff lock should not be engaged for on road driving, unless weather conditions such as snow or ice mean that extra traction is required.Use your locking differential when you want to go off road, for driving on difficult terrain, such as dirt, grave...

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What do you do when your car locks up?

Assuming you do not have an abs brake system, ease off the brakes so you can steer out of your situation.

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What do you do when your ignition locks up?

Wiggle the wheel back and forth while turning the key.In order to unlock the steering wheel, insert the key into the ignition and attempt to turn it.While applying light pressure to the key, wiggle the steering wheel back and forth until the lock disengages.This will allow the steering wheel and ...

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Why does My 2000 Tahoe bogs when I take off like the older cars that had a bad vacuum advance?

If the check engine light is or has illuminated check for codes. The codes may lead you to the problem.

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What steps do you take to change trans fifter on my 97 neon?

There is very little clearance space underneath a Dodge Neon. I'd suggest you take it to the nearest Lee Miles or other transmission place and ask for their auto transmission filter and fluid replacement package. Believe me, its worth every penny.

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What American car had the first anti lock braking system?

The 1970 Lincoln Continental was the first American car with ABS.

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At what PSI do air brakes lock up?

Make sure the minimum operating pressure for a vehicle air-brake systems is no less than 85 psi (pounds per square inch) for a bus and 100 psi for a truck.Check that it takes no longer than two minutes for air pressure to rise from 85 psi to 100 psi at 600 to 900 rpm.(This is called the air press...

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What does it mean when normal brakes ''lock up'' and how do you get them to ''unlock''?

If by "normal brakes", you mean brakes without ABS (Antilock Brake System), then what it means is that the brakes have been pressed hard enough to stop the wheel rotating, so the tires skid and make that loud skidding noise and alot of smoke.To unlock non-ABS brakes, you need to lessen the pressu...

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What happens when your cars brakes lock?

You lose control of the steering.

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What would cause a front tire to lock up?

There are a few possible causes for your brakes to engage.Caliper pistons can be seized, hoses can be pinched or closed off on the inside, or even electrical problems with the ABS.The brake line being loose would allow air into the system.This usually causes a spongy brake pedal, but can cause br...

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What would cause a rear wheel to lock up?

The likely cause is a failed wheel bearing unless something exceptional has caused the brake caliper to lock the brake rotor.By far, the most common cause of what you are describing is simply bearing failure though.

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What happens when your engine locks up?

An engine can seize if internal components get locked up and the crankshaft cannot turn on the bearings.This happens when parts such as pistons, rod bearings, and piston rings overheat and get fused together.The most common cause of a seized engine is insufficient oil.

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What does it mean when digital odometer chimes and blinks 'fuse' for the first few seconds you turn your 2000 Neon on then stops?

Actually I had this happen when I was at a drive in, what caused the problem in my case was i had the dome light out so the interor lights wouldn't come on. You could simply have a burnt out dome light. I think this is an imoprtant factor especiall when you have one equiped with the factory alarm...

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Why won't my anti lock brake light in 1997 Honda accord XL v6 turn off?

Sometimes the wheel speed sensors go bad and causes this to come on. You need to replace the speed sensor or sensors. [email protected]

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What would cause the ignition switch to lock up?

Occasionally, because of this lock, the steering wheel can get stuck, which in turn means the vehicle key also becomes stuck and cannot move to release it.“Jiggling” the steering wheel side to side while also attempting the turn the key can relieve this lock pressure and allow the key to turn.

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What happens when your transmission locks up?

When your transmission goes out, your car's handling will be affected.You may experience vibrations, slippage (engine revs but vehicle does not accelerate as it should) or different shift patterns in your vehicle.The gear shift on your car will stop working when the transmission dies.

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What happens when an engine locks up?

An engine can seize if internal components get locked up and the crankshaft cannot turn on the bearings.This happens when parts such as pistons, rod bearings, and piston rings overheat and get fused together.The most common cause of a seized engine is insufficient oil.Other things can cause an en...

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Your car still wants to take off even when you have your foot on the brake?

the idle regulator is wrong set put it in neutral when you stop

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What would cause a steering wheel to lock up?

Most likely it's a faulty ignition cylinder.

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What would cause loud clicking noise and abs brakes feeling like they're activating when making sharp turns in my truck?

I pulled fuse on the abs system , and the noise went away. Ron

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What would make a 2000 Chevy silverado truck hesitate at times when accellerating?

could be lots of things but have you changed you fuel filter lately?

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Why would car cut off when making turns?

it could be a ignition problem (spark plugs etc), when you turn the power steering pump will put a force onto the engine if the spark is weak it could cause your engine to stall

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Why would a car radio shut off when you turn the volume up loud?

Possibly dirt, or dust in volume control.

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What is causing the loud clicking noise when I step on the brakes or turn in my 98 Neon?

Your little Neon is a front wheel drive. There are two constant velocity joints on each axle. When they wear out as they normally do after about one hundred thousand miles and up, they begin to click whenever you turn the front wheels left or right. The clicking eminates from between the wear sur...

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What would make your 2000 Intrigue overheat while in drive but not when it's in 3?

Sounds like an overdrive problem. The transmission is kicking in and out of overdrive causing it to overwork and get too hot. turn the overdrive off and try it.

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What would cause my car to idle up high and then cut off?

if you have an older model car your carb my have a thermo coil choke and it will cause the engine to idle high... but won't kill it... unless you are in need of a tune up....it could also be a problem with the way your float is adjusted and it will cause the carb to pour gas into the engine makin...

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How do you take rear brake drum off?

Usually it's rusted in place. Put a small block of wood behind the edge of the drum and tap with a hammer, try this all around the drum till it pops off.

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Why does my car cut off when I back up?

Usually when you shift into reverse and engage the brake it will cause the engine RPM to drop; as it's creating a load against the transmission and the engine.If the engine stalls, it may be caused by a faulty idle control valve, bad O2 sensors, or clogged fuel injectors.

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What chemical makes up brake fluid?

poly glycol-ether (DOT 3, 4 o r5.1), or mineral oil (LHM), or silicone (DOT-5)

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Why do the brakes on a 1999 club car lock up when barely touched?

It locks up because it is a car that knows when to stop. And i am a 10 year old girl. :)

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Why do seat belts lock when you brake?

To prevent injuries of course. They restrain you and prevent your momentum carrying you into the windscreen or other obstacles in the car

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How do you take the E brake off?

Pull the lever above the foot pedal to release the brake.Center lever – Popular on late-model vehicles with bucket seats, this type of parking brake is found between the seats.Simply pull up the lever to engage the emergency brake.To release the brake, press the button on the end and push down on...

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Your 2004 f 150 makes a popping sound in the rear end when you take off?

sounds like you need to replace the U-Joints in the drive shaft

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My key all of a sudden won't go into my ignition switch and steering wheel and brakes are locked up. What do you do?

i know this will sound stupid, but do you have the right key? if so, did somebody recetly break off another key in the ignition switch without you knowing?

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Why does your car make a large thud when you take off from a stop position?

worst case, transmission is slipping and its turning before the gear catches. try lucas transmission stop slip if so. also you could need motor mounts, if your mounts are bad when the transmission goes into gear it moves the engine first and will also make a thud type of sound. take the car to yo...

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Why would the car shut off every time you brake?

Check for vac. leaks, possibly the vac hose on the cruise switch at the brake pedal.

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Why would your tire lock up when you are turning right or left on a 2013 Suburban Lt 4WD?

The vehicle is in 4 wheel drive mode and you're on dry pavement.

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What causes a car to only shift from first to second gear when you take your foot off the gas?

There's a few possibilities. It could be the transmission itself.. whether an actual mechanical problem or a need to replace the transmission fluid. It could also be the shift settings in your ECM. I'd recommend you go either to a service shop or a parts supplier like Auto Zone, O'Reilly's, Advan...

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What would make a ford f 150 shake when braking pads and rotors are in good condition when the rear end is jacked up off the ground and truck is in park the rear tires still spin?

It sure sounds like you have a warped brake rotor. They may "look" good but may still have excessive run out. For safety reasons, have a trusted mechanic inspect the brakes, steering and suspension for problems. As for the rear wheels spinning while elevated with trans in park, notice they spin i...

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How can you make the power outlets work when the car is on or off on a 2000 Chrysler Voyager?

Run a fused constant hot line from fuse block or battery to supply of power outlets

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Why do you have to pull up brake pedal for brake lights to go off?

The brake light switch may be out of adjustment or damaged.

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Why does my back wheel lock up when the car is in reverse?

The year, make and model info would help.

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What to do when your tires lock up?

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What does it mean when a wheel locks up?

A race car doesn't have that, so when the driver pushes the brakes too hard, there comes a point that the brakes bite the tyre and stop it rotating.A lockup is produced.Lock up essentially means that the braking force exceeds the frictional force that is keeping the tire in motion.

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What would cause car speakers to make static sound even when car is off?

You could have an ignition problem, such as defective spark plug wire or distributor cap or if it's an older car you might not have resistor spark plugs.I have also seen cars with defective alternators do this, as you rev the engine the noise seems to go to a higher frequency.

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When its damp out your 1990 corsica back passanger brake locks for a few mins what would cause this?

Possible causes, emerg cable sticking, mis-adjustment of shoes, oil on friction (shoes) or out of round drum. Best to check it out as it can give you grief.

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Why does my car alarm keep going off when I lock it?

Poor Connection of the Hood Latch If the car alarm keeps going off even after cleaning the hood latch sensor, the problem could be a defective hood latch connection.It can also set off false alarms because the sensor cannot respond properly to the given commands.The sensor is located near the he...

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What would make the car start off slowly when put in gear?

Faulty or worn out clutch springs could be the problem as the clutch won't be able to disengage properly and will pull the car forward.-----------------Its possible the clutch needs adjusting also.

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What does it mean when your wheels lock up?

Lock up essentially means that the braking force exceeds the frictional force that is keeping the tire in motion.It is usually caused braking while cornering due to the load transfer in the corner.

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How do I turn off the horn when I lock my car?

What to do to deactivate the horn honk feature: Press both the lock and unlock buttons on your remote for two seconds.Watch for the hazard lights to flash three times.Lock the doors and confirm that the horn does not sound.

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What makes a car have a gurgling sound when you take your foot off the gas pedal?

Trapped air in the cooling system will do that. A faulty radiator cap check valve is to blame. Be sure the reservoir is full and replace the radiator cap with a new one.

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Why does my car die when I take my foot off the gas?

If the engine runs fine when you are holding the accelerator pedal down and dies when you release it then you may have a couple of possible issues.If it is dirty it can starve the engine of air at idle.If nothing turns up there then you may have a bad idle control valve or air flow meter.

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What makes a car diesel when you turn it off?

When your engine keeps running after shutting it off, you'll hear it firing or coughing.This condition is also known as after-running or dieseling because combustion of the air-fuel mixture happens without the presence of the spark, just like in a diesel engine.

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How do you get the drum off of the rear brakes on a 2000 wind star?

If all fasteners are removed and it's still not coming off, give it a couple taps with a hammer.

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Why does my 2000 Passat keep running when I turn off the key?

your timing is not set right

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What cause my 1990 chevy pick up cut off when at a stop light?

You need to check your ignition system. Start with your spark plugs ,wires,distributor and rotor button,located under the distributor cap, also check your coil to make sure it is firing blue and not red.

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What is P0622 neon 2000 can you tell me more about?

Something to do with the alternator.

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What happens when a plane takes off?

When the force of the lift exactly balances the weight of the aircraft, the plane will fly level; if the lift exceeds the weight, it will climb; and if weight exceeds lift, it will descend.Lift is proportional to airspeed: the faster a plane travels at a given altitude, the more lift its wings ge...

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Why does the gas pump shut off when refueling my 2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4?

The fuel tank vent is pinched or blocked.Possibly because of previous overfilling. A lot of filler necks use a cork check ball. When the tank becomes overfilled, it becomes saturated, swells up, and gets stuck inside the filler neck.

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Why does my door ajar alarm keep coming on and going off when my driver's door is locked?

why does my door ajar alarm keep coming on and off while driving my car.

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What would cause a howling sound from either the drive line or rear end when you accelerate but stops when you brake or let off the gas.?

Probably have problems with the pinion bearings, carrier bearings and or ring and pinion gears inside the rear differential.

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How do you take the backdoor panel off on a 2000 Honda civic ex?

use a sledgehammer and hit it off

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What would make my truck stall?

If the fuel pump isn't supplying enough fuel to the engine, or if the air/fuel mixture is too lean, the engine doesn't produce enough combustion in the power cycle to stay running, and will stall.A faulty fuel pump or incorrect timing can cause this.If the engine is over-fuelling, that can cause ...

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What would cause my car to pull to the left when braking?

The vehicle pulls to the right or left when the brakes are applied.The usual cause of this symptom is contamination on the braking surface or a malfunctioning caliper.It can also be caused by different tire sizes on the right and left wheels.Worn suspension components can also cause this symptom.

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Turbo 400 does not down shift to first stay in second gear when you take off from a light?

well i have the same problem the trans starts off in second rebuilt the trans found some one took out all check balls except two and maybe messed around with the valve body or shift kit i would say for sure a valve body related problem

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What would make my blinkers not work?

The usual cause of inoperative turn signals is a defective bulb or flasher unit.Prior to performing extensive diagnosis, check the vehicles fuses to ensure they are not blown.If the turn signals are inoperative in both directions, a defective flasher unit or blown fuse is the usual cause.

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What would make my steering wheel shake?

The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires.If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake.This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph).If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by “out of round” brake rot...

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What would make my Jeep shake?

Death wobble is caused by loose or damaged steering components, however, it can also be caused by incorrectly installing steering or suspension components.

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What would cause a Jeep liberty to cut off when you let off gas?

If the "check engine" light is illuminated, check for codes. The codes will help point to the cause. Your local auto parts store will read and diagnose the codes at no cost.

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