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No heat and the temperature gauge goes down.

Hi there. Check the heater control valve on the heater hoses under the hood. The valve is controlled by vacuum. Check the vacuum lines and see if they have came off or split. With the engine at operating temperature, check...

Temperature was fluctuating then overheated then blew coolant every where, what do you thinknthe problem is

The reason the heat was working intermittently is once the coolant starts boiling within the cooling system, the boiling action creates an impediment to normal coolant circulation to and through the heater core. So, ironically, even as the engine is...

My car is very loud when accelerating and smokes when running, stops immediately when the car turns off.

The problem sounds like you have an exhaust problem. You may have a broken pipe or bad convertor and is rattling in the exhaust. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect and diagnose the problem for you.

Rough idling, no power on acceleration, revs by itself, shuts off

The first thing I check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without going through proper channels will lean out the system and cause these kinds of problems. Look under the hood...

Windshield wipers not working

Hi. The windshield wiper system would have to be inspected (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/windshield-wiper-washer-system-inspection) to see if a fuse has blown, indicating a bad wiper motor. If the fuse is okay, then the system would have to be checked for a problem in...

Water pump replacement

Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump leaking. The most common place for the water pump to leak from is the pulley shaft seal which is...

Turn signals don't work

Hi there. Check the fuse to the turn signals and see if its blown. If the fuse is not burned, then check the wiring from the switch to the turn signal lights. Use a digital ohm meter and see what...

Temperature gauge going up and down

Hi there. The issue is the thermostat. It is sticking about half way and not opening all the way up or it has a lot of calcium buildup. I recommend replacing the thermostat (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/thermostat-replacement) and flushing the coolant out (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/cooling-system-flush)...

Starter issues.

There are many problems that will prevent a vehicle from starting intermittently. If the engine doesn't crank at all, you have a problem with the starting/charging system or the engine is seized. If the engine cranks normally but doesn't start,...

Reverse doesn't work

Hello. You can visually observe the manual shift lever on the transmission as an assistant puts it into reverse. You should see the lever move into position. The positions are all within detents so there is a positive stop feel....

Jeep starts but won't move

Hi Connor. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases when this occurs, it's due to a shift linkage or shift solenoid failure. It's also possible that you have damage to seals or gaskets inside the transmission case. The best...

is it the waterpump going out or gone out

Hi Linda. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically, water leaking from the water pump location is an indication of damaged inner seals, which means the pump is damaged. It's recommended to replace the water pump when this happens.

Driving down highway bad random vibration front right tire starts to pull brand new tires

Hi Aaron. Thanks for contacting us today. A vibration like you are describing can be caused by a tire/wheel that is out of balance (which can happen even with new tires), a bent wheel, or if the vibration stops suddenly...

Car reversed while in drive after putting transmission fluid in the car it now drives while in drive. Is it ok to drive it now?

The transmission being low on fluid may cause the reverse band to apply and should not go into reverse when in drive as long as you keep the fluid full. You should have the leak checked and repaired.

Where is temperature sensor

The engine coolant temperature sensor should be located on the radiator hose fitting on the front of the engine. The connector is locked in place by a clip lock on the connector housing that needs to be depressed at the...

Water in oil

Hello. If the engine has never been overheated then it is typically caused by a failing intake manifold gasket. This is very common on this engine. In order to determine what the issue is, a mechanic would typically do a...

Trunk opening on own

It sounds like there is a problem with the electronic trunk release. The button may be shorting out and telling the latch to open on its own. The problem could also be that the trunk isn't fully closing. Try pulling...

Starter problem

This may be a question of a weak battery or potentially a failing starter relay. If there is a fast ticking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your problem may be a battery that is simply too...

Speedometer is not working

The Check Engine Light on with the speedometer not working may be an indication of a failed VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). Fault codes should be read out of the engine computer, and if there is a fault for the VSS,...

Rear main seal leaking

Hi. Being a car that is over 20 years old you are probably going to need a new transmission. A technician from YourMechanic can come out and replace the Speed sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/transmission-speed-sensor-replacement) and see if that fixes the issue. If...

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