Why would your car chug?

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Why is your car chugging after running low on fuel?

Plugged fuel filter or filters

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Why is my car chugging?

Fuel Filter Failure to replace the filter can result in poor fuel flow from the gas tank to the engine; this might manifest as a chugging effect.If the engine runs smoother under higher throttle positioning, and chugs once you slow down, replace the fuel filter.

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Why is my car chugging in idle?

Rough idling can also be caused by clogged filters.Bad spark plugs, bad spark plug wires and a bad distributor cap are other common causes of rough idling.These items are all important parts of what keeps a vehicle running.Spark plugs provide the spark that ignites the air and fuel mixture within...

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Why is my truck chugging?

possibly need to clean and tune the carberator

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Why is my engine chugging?

The chugging is being caused by either the fuel monitoring system (fuel injectors or throttle body injection) is metering too much fuel into the cylinders or the fuel filter could be plugged up causing the fuel system to drop in volume.Try throttling the engine when running from an idle and not d...

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Why does my car chug like it's about to stall?

This can be caused by many things. What make and model is the car? Low or high vaccuum to an EGR valve can cause this along with many other sensors. Could be something as simple as a faulty fuel pump or just bad gas. When does this occur: Every time you start it? Only once its warm? When it rains...

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Why is my car chugging when I accelerate?

A Faulty Fuel Line Fuel lines are responsible for the flow of gas throughout the engine system.A disruption in the flow of fuel from the tank to the engine will cause the car to hesitate during acceleration, which will then cause a jerk.Check for leaks that may have been caused rats chewing off ...

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Why does my car feel like its chugging?

Fuel Filter Failure to replace the filter can result in poor fuel flow from the gas tank to the engine; this might manifest as a chugging effect.If the engine runs smoother under higher throttle positioning, and chugs once you slow down, replace the fuel filter.

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Why would your car why would a car run?

It runs because that is what it is supposed to do.

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Why would your car miss?

A miss or a missfire is when the spark plug does not create a spark or sparks at the wrong time. Causes of a missfire are: worn out spark plugs, bad spark plug gapping, bad or broken spark plug wire(s), worn out distributor cap and or rotor, bad ignition coil, worn gears on the distributor or cam...

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Why would all your car lights fail?

the light switch controls all lights normally, it takes power from the battery and distributes it to the lights by several different wires, hi beam , lo beam, tail , dash, etc. Of course check all the fuses first , and the fuseable linkwires if equipped.

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Why would your car die when idling?

You do not provide enough information for a good answer. It depends if it is Fuel Injected or not and other information. Possibly vacuum leak or idle speed too low.

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Why would you donate your car?

Donating your car is mostly seen as a generous gesture to help those less fortunate. You may also, in some states, be able to write it off as a tax deduction.

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What causes a car to chug?

Could be many reasons but it may be time for a good tune up.

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Truck is chugging?

I dont really know y.but mabe somethin took a dump in your motor and got all sticky.not jokeing either have ya cheacked it lately

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Why would your car shut down while driving?

Could be the fuel pump. To check for sure take the air cleaner off (or the "neck" that goes to the air cleaner) and spray some carb cleaner or starter fluid in it pointing toward the motor. If it runs for a second that tells you there is a fuel delivery problem. You might want to start by checkin...

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Why would your car be idling low and rough?

I have left some lengthy explanations on WikiAnswers, but even I cant type out all the reasons this could be happening. There are simply too many to list. You could have a vacuum leak, a faulty IAC vlave, a computer control problem, a faulty MAF sensor, bad gas, clogged air filter, stuck open EGR...

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Why would smoke be coming out of your car speaker?

Your speaker is probably blown.

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Why would your gages in car go all over?

If you mean your gauges are going crazy, this is likely the result of a loose or bad ground wire. It could be the ground wire for your battery or any ground wire that is tied into the gauges.

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Why would your car smell of engine smoke?

because one of the valves arnt closing or opening properly

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Why would your car have no power when you accelerate?

maybe your fuel filter is clogged. try changing it or cleaning it.==or if its a stick shift, you could be shifting WAY too early. if it IS a stick shift and this is the case, then you generally want to keep the RPM's between 2-3.5K for a decent amount of power for daily driving.

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Why would your car turn off on a gmc?

Normally it is a battery/cable issue. Check the terminals(make sure they are clean). Check the grounding cable on the frame/engine. Other than that check the ignition system.

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Why would the antifreeze in your car smell like fish?

I have never smelled coolant that smelled like fish. It usually smells sweet. I suggest you do a complete coolant system service. Drain, flush, replace thermostat, install a 50/50 mix of proper coolant and distilled water, bleed air from system.AnswerIt has gone bad and needs flushed and replaced...

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Why would your car drift to the left?

There are a number of things which could cause this problem but to narrow it down, it is most likely you either have a flat tire, different tires on either side of the vehicle, or your alignment is out and needs to be readjusted.

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Why would all the lights be on in your car?

Because you put them on? Because the door is open? Gremlins? Muppits? Who knows!

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Why would your car vibrate after installing new brakes?

Were the rotors resurfaced or replaced, or just the pads? Warped rotors are the most common cause of vibration when braking

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Why would your car run weird in the winter months?

low temperatures can increase viscosity of fuel and/or lubricants, and it can sometimes drain batteries, etc.

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Why would your car pull back while driving?

Fuel starvation is a likely possibility, fuel starvation is from a clogged fuel filter or fuel pump that is bad.Also if the vehicle had previously ran out of gas that could also add to possibility of fuel starvation, reason being some residual air left in the fuel lines, in this case it would be ...

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Why would your car not be getting any gas?

bad fuel pump, no gas in the tank, pluged fuel filter.

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Why would your car's condenser ice over on the outside?

It has an internal blockage!Air conditioning gas cools as it expands (as it changes from liquid to a gas). It is meant to be a liquid in your condenser but if your condenser has a blockage (say some dirt or other contaminent) then the liquid loses pressure on the other side of the blockage and be...

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Why would your car vibrate after installing custom wheels?

You could have a bad balancing job on them or have a broken belt in your tire(s). You feel these problems in your seat for rear tires, and in your steering wheel for you front tires.Alignment will not cause vibrations. I think uour putting wheels on car that was not designed for them. Contact the...

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Why would your car get loud as you accelerate?

As the engine revolutions increase, so does the noise from the engine as it is working harder as opposed to being still idling. Also, could be a leak in your exhaust system that could be the cause of the additional noise.

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Why would your car engine cut off while driving downhill?

why does it matter if you're driving down a hill? At least it didn't cut off when you were driving up a hill? And I don't know why it would cut off I'm 13.

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Why would your car idle high when cranking?

if the engine is cold the computer says I'm cold so rich up the mixture and speed up the engine via TPS. then once the engine warms up another sensor tells the computer it has warmed up and decrease the TPS signal slowing the RPM down.

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Why would your car wobble after getting new brakes?

make sure lug nuts are tight.

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Why would your car stop when you shift into Drive?

One possibility is a defective lock-up torque converter solenoid. If it runs and idles fine in then this would be what I would check first. Disconnect it and if it then stops stalling in drive, you have found the culprit.

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Why would oil be leaking from your car?

There could be a number of reasons. Gaskets could have failed. (Head gasket, valve cover gasket, or oil pan gasket, for example.) Seals could have failed as well. it's also possible there's an obstruction in the PCV system, which could have pressurized the crankcase and blown out seals. If your v...

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Car starts in rain then chugs and stalls?

Wet/damp spark plug wires could do that. Time for a new set.If it only happens in rain and damp weather it is likely related to the ignition system. Moisture could be getting into something and shorting out the ignition system.Simple culprits can include a cracked distributor cap, badly worn roto...

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Why would you lock your rear differential?

Locking differentials allow both wheels to travel at the same speed, so when traction is lost for one wheel, both wheels will still keep spinning regardless of the amount of resistance.They can be added to either the front or rear axle, or even both axles if you're planning on doing some hardcore...

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When putting your gear into drive why would your car not move?

Parking brake not released, bad torque converter, bad transmission shift solenoid or bad transmission in general, broken shift cable not engaging the transmission.

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Why would your car front tires skid in heavy braking and not your back brakes?

If the car is older, it might only have rear wheel anti-lock brakes(RWAL) a lot of pickups pre-2000.some times tire tread can cause that if the tires have different traction abilities, or different brake pads on the from and rear.. also could be proportioning valve issue.. does it have rear drum ...

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Would you undercoat your car?

If you choose to undercoat, which is always good, go with something that is liquid and stays liquid. A rubberized undercoat gets hard and cracks, trapping water and grime on the frame causing rust and rot.

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Why would your minivan make noise when accelerating?

If it's a type of clunking noise, check your gearbox. If it's some kind of rattling, check your hubcaps.

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Why would the top on your piston chip off?

Most likely from stress.Over time the metal weakens from repetative expansion and shrinkage from heating and cooling, not to mention being involved 100's of violent explosions every minute.It's possible the piston could have come in contact with an intake or exhaust valve too.

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Why would your truck smell like ammonia when you accelerate?

Your truck may smell like a number of things when you accelerate if you have a leak in the ventilation system. It is possible to smell burning motor oil, gas, windshield washer fluid and other things.

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Why would your commodore shake so bad around 80-90kph?

Probably wheel balance.

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Why would your engine stutter when turning on the headlights?

Weak alternator. Have the charging system checked.I had a 95 Toyota tercel that totally shut down when the headlights turned on and the cause was for the most part dirty battery connections, when the electrical load was raised the alternator could not immediately keep up and required a moment to ...

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Why would make your 88 s10 2.8l miss so bad?

Camshaft failures are very common in these engines over the last 5 to 10 years.To figure this out take the valve covers off and turn the engine over while watching the rocker arms move. One or more will move very little in comparison to the others.

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Why would there be white foam in your radiator?

Oil can do that. Check your head gasket.also check thermostat to make sure its opening. intake leaks can cause this. mixing different types of coolant...using stop leaks...not having cooling system flushed reguraly can all cause these symptoms as well as head gaskets.

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Why would you hear a wineing sound from your transmission?

More than likely your pilot bearing can be going out. Also if the clutch itself or pressure plat has heat spots and is warped it will cause an abnormal noise. Easiest way to tell is drop the transmission and inspect. What car and transmission is this for?

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Why would car lights flash?

Bad connection somewhere, switch, relay or ground.

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Why would there be coolant in your exhaust?

catalytic converter converts some oxides to water, so water not a surprise in and of itself. Is there Antifreeze in your exhaust moisture? are you sure it is antifreeze? are you loosing coolant reservoir level at a measurable rate? Coolant only gets into exhaust by way of the cylinder head develo...

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Why would applying for a loan lessen your credit rating?

It adds an inquiry to your credit profile.

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Why would your overdrive off button not work?

Check for a blown fuse for the tcc (torque converter control).

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Why would your belt come loose all of sudden?

Not knowing what year, make and model vehicle you have, the belt tensioner may be faulty.

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Why would your car stop running while it was being driven?

There are few reasons: 1. you ran out of gas 2. your electrical system had shorted and terminated supply, hence, incomplete combustion 3. air supply is blocked due to dirty filter or some unforseen mechanical problem 4. radiator or water pump burst which brings the engine to overheat 5. ran out o...

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Why would your car not hold a charge after a jump?

I would assume the battery is completely dead and needs to be replaced, oryou jumped it wrong.or its the alternator i think

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Why would there be a squealing sound when turning until your car warms up?

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=infoanswer sounds to me like your power steering fluid is old and dirty or wrong viscosity oil thins out when hot hence the noise going awayI would also say it is the belt. to get more wear out...

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Why would your car floor keep getting wet even though there arent any visible holes?

It is possible that your car AC drain hose is plugged with dirt and the condensate is instead collecting and dripping into the vehicle. I tried not using the AC for a day but when I got into my car the next morning the ground was still soaked. Could there be problems with the drainage from my sun...

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Why would the RPM be high on a car when your not going fast?

Well if you drive a manual transmission vehicle, it could be that you haven't up-shifted yet, or you downshifted before the RPMs reached the upper limit for the lower gear, causing it to over-rev the engine. If your vehicle is an automatic transmission, your gas pedal could be getting stuck, or y...

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Why would your car be squeaking when you go over bumps?

Most likely cause is that the suspension needs to be greased. Broken suspension components rubbing against other components is also a possibility.

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Why would your car stop running while driving and not turn back on?

faulty ignition switch

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Why would your car lose gas when making a right turn?

You could have a bad fuel level sensor or float. When shifting directions the fuel moves in the tank, and if you have corroded wires or a low fuel level it may be inaccurate. It's like parking your vehicle on a steep hill, the fluid level changes according to the gauge, except you have lateral mo...

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Why would your car smoke out of the tailpipe when you press the gas?

Could be what's called "Blow-by". Your pistons have Rings & Seals on them and when they get old and worn with lots of miles put on the engine, they allow a little bit of oil to escape past the piston and into the chamber which is immediatly burned. This results in the smoke coming out of the ...

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Why would your car just die when it rains really hard?

Sounds like water is getting in somewhere. A modern car usually has a brain, the ECU module. They are usually in the kick panels either side of the front footwells, or under the front seats or floor. This would be a prime suspect for ingress of water. If water shorts the terminals, it will show i...

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Why would a car not start with your key but start easily with a jump start?

Your car could have a dead battery. Your key opens your electical system only while a jump allows you use the other car's electical system (good battery and all). It could also be a bad starter. Autozone can check your starter, battery, and alternator for free. that happend on our 94 ford explore...

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Why would the head lights of your car remain on after the ignition is switched off?

Hey Humayun==It would help if you stated what kind of car you have. If you have automatic headlights there is a module under the dash that controls them and it is bad. On some cars, the lights stay on until the door is opened. GoodluckJoe

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Why would your car be losing water from the radiator after you filled it up?

More likely there is a leak somewhere non-visible .Heade gasket leaky?

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Why would your car make a noise when you step on the gas?

It could also possibly be the noise known as 'Pinking'!Pinking is the result of the fuel in the cylinder being ignited at the wrong time in the engine cycle and the expansion of the gasses created working against the piston during it's travel - producing a sort of noise that is similar to marbles...

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Why would your car run badly for the first few minutes?

A bad idle is caused by a problem with fuel or spark these are two different systems, both with multiple components. Let�s look at Spark first. When was the last time the ignition components were serviced? I don�t think tat you need an electrical service (commonly referred t as a tune up) the idl...

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Why would your car stop after running 3 or 4 miles Robert orange CA?

my buick century would die but only if i slowed down or stopped after about 3-4 miles....if was a spark sensor? that eventually was replaced?

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Why would your car die while driving and will not turn over now?

Generally Fuel Pump has gone out this has happened multiple times with different cars to me.They should be replaced around 110,000 miles as a general maintenance precaution.If you have fuel check for spark

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Why would your car smell like antifreeze when you get out?

if you can smell antifreeze, you have an antifreeze leak somewhere. you need to clean engine then look for coolant . it will generally pool on ground under vehicle unless it is leaking onto engine and burning off. note that the coolant will run so you may have to trace back to the actual leak. ch...

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Why would your car jerk at the 10 mph than trouble accelerating afterwards?

Could be as simple as a tune up.

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Why would your car have low amps and shut off on you?

Either the battery is bad or the alternator is bad.

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Why would a car smoke?

I would guess that it either needs oil, or at least an oil change. Do you ever check the oil? You should.

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Why would your car make a noise when when you put your foot on the gas after changing gear?

Head gasket.Or you fuked up your wheel bearing.

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Why would you not do maintenance items that your car needs to prevent an expensive repair?

If your car truly needs these preventative repairs, then you would be foolish not to do them. The key here is can you trust the individual that reccomended the repairs? If so get them done; if not get a second opinion.

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Why would your car die shortly after giving someone else a jump start?

There is a possibility that you burned up a diode plate in your alternator and the battery cannot get re-charged. Check the battery, if it's low you might want to somehow get the vehicle to an auto parts retailer where they can test the electrical system and let you know what's wrong.

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Why would your car want to shut off making a sharp left hand turn only?

If your somewhat low on gas the turn could cause the gas in the tank to move away from the fuel line/pump causing your car to die because it is no longer getting fuel.Fill your tank.

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Why would your car stop running when the oil light comes on?

If the oil light means that you have lost all the oil, then the engine has probably siezed up through lack of lubrication. Expensive repair.

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Why would your car suddenly dump all of its engine oil?

There are many different reasons that could potentially factor into a car losing its oil like a disconnected hose, oil cap seal missing or a slew of other issues.

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Why would there be a delay when shifting your car into reverse?

The linkage in the transmition is loose.I am having the same problem. I have brought the car in 3 times. They tell me there is nothing wrong, obviously they have not spent much time looking at the car, this happens to me 25% of the time. HELP!!!I am still having the same problem. The VW dealershi...

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Why would you find gray matter in your car engine oil?

Sounds like you have water mixing with the oil. Possibly a head gasket cracked or similar.

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Why would your car not be able to be used for a road test?

The reasons a car probably wouldn't be allowed to be used for a road test could be lack of safety equipment-lights,rear view mirrors.seat belts, etc.

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Why would your car overheat and lose power when you turn on the heat?

Turning the heat on would actually lower the engine temperature. It's a well known trick if your car starts to overheat. Having the A/C on causes a power loss to operate the compressor, which would also cause engine temperature to go up due to the hot air from the condensor going through the radi...

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Why would your car heater throw up dirt on to the windows that smears them?

Maybe if the car is filthy and the compressor sucks up dirt it would spit dirt out?? hmm.. good question.

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Why would you want to was your car after driving on salted winter roads?

because salt can rust your car and eat away at the metal

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Why would your car floor keep getting wet even though there aren't any visible holes?

Your coffee holder isn't holding your coffee? :-) If it doesn't smell like antifreeze (heatercore leak) then I would be suspect of a plugged drainhole in the wiper transmission cowl area. This time of year leaves will plug it up and water flows in through the firewall area. It would also be good ...

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Why would your car lose power and then kick back in if you feather the gas?

This is usually due to a clogged fuel filter (usually inexpensive to replace). It can also be due to a bad fuel pump, or a cracked fuel hose. Replace the fuel filter and see if the problem goes away.

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Why would your car be dripping water after running the heater?

Most heater settings on a modern car with Air Conditioning will cause the A/C compressor to kick on. This is to remove moisture from the inside air and prevent frosting of the windshield and windows. The air conditioner coils accumulate the moisture which drips down and through a small tube or ho...

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Why would your car air conditioner not be blowing cold enough?

Probably low on refrigerant also check the cabin filter if applicable.On the AC side:AC really isn't a DIY thing. I'd suggest you take it in and let a professional sort it out.

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Why would your car stall when you turn off the ac?

Your mass airflow sensor could be bad or your exaust gas recirculation valve.

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Sentence for chugging for 5 year old child?

The car was chugging continuously when i started it.

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Why would your tail lights not work on your Nissan 300ZX?

There can be several reasons. Bad grounding is one, make sure the tail light unit is properly fastened to the body carrying the plus current. Broken bulbs are a possibility, replace them. A broken fuse is also likely, locate the fuse box and replace as necessary. Wiring may be bad or broken, is t...

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How would acceleration effect your car?

It would make it go faster.

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Would if a man drives your car?

you tell them they forgot there walet on the floor and while they look in there pocket you make them pass out.

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Would bulletproof glass slow your car down?

There are several factors affecting the performance of a car. Performance includes speed, braking, fuel economy and so on. First off a car that has been made buller proof (glass, arnour, puncture proof tyres) is heavier. Second a cars performance is affected by its shape and profile was this chan...

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What would make your car not start?

The ignition coils and spark plugs are what actually cause the ignition in your engine.Fuel and air is injected into the ignition chamber and your spark plugs cause the spark that makes them ignite, starting your car.If your spark plugs are degraded or malfunction completely, your car can fail to...

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What would make your car wobble?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.Transmission and drive line issues can also show up in this range, but tires are the first thing to check.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.

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