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Q: Car died while driving, won't start, but it turns over

Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to just having to jump the battery, this is the first component to check. Have it tested with a voltmeter, or at your local automotive parts store. If the battery was low but...

Q: My Honda shows a B1 service due - what does that mean?

A1= oil change only without filter B1= oil and filter change and a tire rotation B2= engine air filter and cabin air filter replacement B3= Transmission fluid replacement These are the codes and what they should be for your...

Q: Hybrid has a rough time starting

The Prius uses the small 12 volt battery to operate the computer and accessories. It uses the big hybrid battery to crank over the engine by turning the electric drive motor. If the 12 volt battery dies, you cannot power...

Q: Engine misfires and check engine light is always on

It’s always a good idea to pull over and turn off your vehicle when the check engine light is blinking. A blinking check engine light usually means there is a severe misfire in one or more of the cylinders. Most...

Q: My truck shakes when I hit the gas

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5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage
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Q: Just had a transmision changed in a 2005 nissan maxima 3.5l now its slipping in and out of gear while driving causing rpms to jjum

Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing what sensor or what diagnostic code was pulled, it is difficult to say. That information will let you know what sensor needs to be looked at, which you can then just simply...

Q: Why does my check engine light come on then turn off?

Hi There, The check engine light can come on for many different reasons. There is a good chance that what you are describing may be related to the evaporative emissions control system in your vehicle which is possibly why the...

Q: the engine has a melattic rattleing sound and oil leaking

Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be related to the oil leak. Low oil pressure and lack of lubrication to the engine causes a large number of engine components to wear quickly and rub when they should...