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Engine dies when using turn signals

Engine dies when using turn signals Some late 90’s and early 2000 GM vehicles exhibit a problem where the engine dies when using turn signals. This engine dies when using turn signals can be a real hairpulling experience because it can be intermittent and drive you nuts. Plus, it seems like somebody just pulled the plug on the power to the engine. Make you did. Instead of tracking down endless dead ends, head right for the ignition switch. These IGN switches are known for their intermittent problems. The turn signals … Read More

Honda Civic stalls and dies

Fix Honda Civic that stalls and dies If you own a Honda Civic and it stalls or dies while driving, or the radio quits, head right for the electrical connections at the back of the ignition switch. Look for evidence of melted or burned wires. Honda has been having problems with the switch and many are covered by the recall. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

EFI Fuse blows – Toyota

My EFI Fuse blows on my Toyota Many Toyota owners have a problem with the electronic fuel injection (EFI) fuse blowing repeatedly. Here are some things to check: 1) The wires around the EGR tube for melting or fraying. 2) The wires near the EGR vacuum switching valve (VSV) located under the intake manifold. 3) Wires pinched between the intake manifold and the cylinder head. 4) Wires pinched anywhere along the valve cover. 5) Check injector wiring for any pinched locations. 6) Run an amp test on the fuel pump. … Read More


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