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I hear a tapping sound during idle,car has been recently serviced by dealer

The car will crank but wont fire, its not a fuel issue because fuel comes out when i purged it, i called the guy i bought it from and he said the alarm was on it when he got it, its not stock and dont know the make of it, why wont it let me fire it up and what do i have to do to get it runnin again ?

after changing the acm sensor,gas cap, and purge valve,also changed the plugs and wires

while the rightside blows cold with the ac on.

master cyl has been changed but problem is still there. any suggestions would be helpfull.

function AOK mirror foggy!

its like a square shape little box thatsunder the key ignition . rite under it . ?

You rec. changeing it out when the turn signals and flashers went out, but where is it located??

Had recent repairs: motor mount, racket pinion. This same problem
was happening before this work was done! Thanks for any advice!

i turned the blower up on high and it sounded like it blew something loose and was doing fine but every now and then it roars and i can feel the vibration in the steering wheel when it is on high

every time we leave the drive way. There are no other problems. we are changing the rear diff fluid, but I am not sure that will fix the issue because the noise is coming from the front of the vehicle. It seems to be right under the driver's side front wheel. It is not noticed while accelerating such as leaving a stop sign to make a turn in either direction.
Thanks for any help!

recently replaced water pump, & have codes PO106(MAP Sensor), PO506 (Air Idle Control Motor), & PO128 (Thermostat).

appears that I have a leak from my tranny on the bottom side in the center where there is a round black cover about 2 in in diameter?

My car is actually a Mazda Lantis, which is similar to the Protege. The problem is very sporadic and has been occuring for just over a year. One minute I'm driving and the engine is fine, then next it starts shaking, sounds very rough and loses power and/or is extremely slow to accelerate. In fact you have to depress the accelerator further down than normal in order to get it to move and it's even worse going up hill; it barely moves. There's a strong gas smell and I've been told it's noticeable to vehicles behind me as well.

As I mentioned, it's very sporadic. When it's misfiring, it can last 5 seconds, 5 minutes or even for the entire drive. The misfiring can go in and out and there doesn't seem to be any particular cause; it happens when it's idling in traffic, going up a hill, driving on flat road. Some times I get out of the car to go to the grocery store or drop off my children, then get back in minutes later and it misfires on starting. Weeks can go by without any problems where the engine is running nicely and then it happens again. Or, as it usually the case, it occurs at such dangerous times as just before you turn into incoming traffic. I've learnt not to take any chances when turning across vehicles or using roundabouts as you never know when it will start acting up.

We've had two diagnostic scans which didn't reveal any codes and I've been informed it could be anything from ignition coils to sensors. I'm extremely frustrated and want to know how to realistically diagnose the problem without randomly (and expensively) changing parts. Thank you for any help you can provide me with.

There is a huge variance in prices quoted. I assume that has to do with whether it's got ABS or not. True?