12 Causes of a Car That Starts Then Dies Immediately

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Does your car fire right up and immediately die? Perhaps it won’t stay running unless your foot is on the gas? Don’t fret. There are several simple things you can try that may fix the issue. Diagnosing a no start or sudden stall condition is often difficult, as there could be many possible causes. This … Read more

Car Battery Light On While Driving? (7 Common Causes)

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All modern vehicles on the road today have a 12-volt battery that is also rechargeable. This battery provides energy to virtually every electrical component of the vehicle, such as its ignition system, engine control unit, headlights, radio, interior lights, and so on. If the battery fails to recharge or dies altogether, then your vehicle will … Read more

What is Limp Mode? (Common Causes and How to Bypass)

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Picture this: you’re driving along like you would any normal day. All of a sudden, your dashboard lights up like a Christmas tree. Your car still drives, but it barely has any power. What just happened, you ask? Your car has probably entered limp mode. What is Limp Mode? Limp mode (also called limp home … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Coil (And Replacement Cost)

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An ignition coil in a vehicle basically serves as a compact electrical transformer. In other words, an ignition coil has the ability to convert the 12-volt electrical current from a car battery into at least 15,000 volts of electricity for the spark plug. This high-voltage current gets sent to the spark plug and then the … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad MAP Sensor (And Replacement Cost)

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The MAP sensor, also known as the Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor, is a necessary component of your vehicle’s fuel injection system. If the MAP were to go bad, you will likely know it. As you may know, the intake manifold is responsible for distributing the air and fuel mixture from the internal combustion chamber into … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Speed Sensor (And Replacement Cost)

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On modern fuel injected engines, there are many sensors that work together to tell the engine or transmission computer the state of the world. The computer needs to know how fast the wheels are turning, how fast the engine is spinning, and make sure that all monitored parameters remain within specifications. A “speed sensor” could … Read more