Tag: fuel injection

21 Posts

May 16, 2016

What -- or Who -- Is Stealing This Toyota's Fuel?

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Anne's RAV 4 is getting lousy gas mileage. Could the fuel system be the culprit, or something more simple?

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what could cause my odometer to be so inaccurate
May 16, 2016

What -- or Who -- Is Stealing This Toyota's Fuel?

Dear Car Talk

Anne's RAV 4 is getting lousy gas mileage. Could the fuel system be the culprit, or something more simple?

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Suburban is sluggish at low speeds
Feb 04, 2014

Today: What's Causing Low-Speed Sluggishness?

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Al's Suburban has been sluggish at low speeds and his relative told him it was his catalytic converter. Can relatives be trusted when it comes to car repair? Tom and Ray have a lot to say about that topic (and they help him with his car problem too). Read it all, right here. 

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Can zip ties replace fuel-injector clips
Mar 28, 2012

Today: Do Zip Ties Come Standard?

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Dorothy's mechanic replaced her fuel-injector clips with zip ties and claims that this is a "standard practice". Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

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is it bad to crank the ignition right away
Nov 01, 2010

Today: Annette copes with a micromanaging husband.

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My husband always gets mad because I immediately crank the ignition of our 2005 Honda Element. He tells me that I should wait a few seconds and listen for the fuel pump to fill. Is this true, or he is just...

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Oct 01, 2000

White smoke from the tail pipe. Problem?

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I have a brand spankin' new Nissan Maxima About three days ago it did the weirdest thing It started right up but immediately started making a weird noise And at the same time it blew thick plumes of white smoke...

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Jul 01, 2000

Does an engine have to be adjusted when moving to a high altitude locale?

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I have accepted a promotion with my company and have agreed to move to Denver I currently live in Columbus Ohio I drive a Honda Civic LX and was told that I would need my engine adjusted to deal with...

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Sep 01, 1999

Is it true that you SHOULDN'T step on the gas while starting a fuel-injected car?

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Can you please say something about fuel injection and the need for being careful NOT to step on the gas before starting up the car Why don't dealers impress this upon customers who buy fuel injected cars these days --...

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Aug 01, 1998

Looking for advice on a proposed fuel injector repair.

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My ' Acura Legend with miles has been starting with great difficulty when the engine is cold It purrs once then dies My mechanic says I have two leaky fuel injectors small leaks Because each of the leaky injectors is...

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May 01, 1995

If these GM cars are fuel injected, why do I see a carburetor on their engines?

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I'm confused about fuel injection on GM cars and trucks I've noticed that the V and Cadillac V engines are fuel injected but the V trucks are not They call them electronically fuel injected but there's still a carburetor sitting...

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