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Starts and runs for about 2 to 3 seconds
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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Siri where is my water pump going out
Engine overheating can be caused by low coolant level, trapped air in the coolant system, inadequate drive belt tension on the water pump, a broken water pump impeller, a faulty radiator cap, a partially plugged radiator, collapsed radiator hoses, a...
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Heater blower
If the blower motor does not respond to on and off commands at the switch, generally the switch is faulty. The turn signal issue is probably not related to the problem with the blower. If you hear the flashing unit...
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engine wont crank over after car died while driving. tested starter,battery,cables,and fuses all good can any1 help?1998 lexus
You have an involved circumstance, with lots of possibilities, and so the most efficient thing to do, by far, will be to request a no start diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get the cause identified and then let...
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Loud bang when downshifting to passing gear
There are multiple possibilities that could be causing this issue. It is possible that your transmission fluid is low. It is also possible that your transmission fluid has never been changed. Either of these can be resolved by replacing the...
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I am attempting to install a Viper 4105V remote start system
Most of the time these ant theft systems are generic in nature and do not give a good identified wire diagram to work on any vehicle. With the advent of computer control lighting and lock modules on vehicles made within...
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What does it mean when you hit your brakes your car tried to sway
Swaying, or pulling, as you describe it means that braking forces from left to right are unequal and/or there are faults in the vehicle suspension. Brake force can be unequal from side to side due to worn or warped rotors,...
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My front wipers main transmission linkage/bush broke when something hit them down the bonnet
Hi Josh. First, it's always best to replace the wiper motor, wiper arms and wiper blades in one rather easy swap, but if you plan on keeping the vehicle for a few more ears, i'd suggest buying new parts. To...
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Misfiring
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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my car rear wheels are slanted
The preferred camber setting in the rear for the 1998 Mirage is -0.69 degrees. However, camber in the rear on this vehicle can be in the range of -1.19 to -.19 and still be acceptable. If your camber setting is...
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power steering got hard after hitting a hole.
Hi there. When the EPS (Electronic Power Steering) light came on after hitting a pot hole in the road, then the jolt could have dislodged a wire from the EPS controller. Look around the steering column for any loose wiring....
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My cars makes a rhythmic tapping noise while idling and the noises accelerates and loud end when my rpms go up,
Without listening to the noise myself and going on what you describe then I would have to say it is an engine piston rod knocking inside the motor. You should have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic listen to the...
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What are the most common reasons my car won't start?
Be sure any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged when you buy them over the counter. Consequently, it has to be confirmed that the battery...
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How do you remove the master cylinder sensor or plug
The plug in the master cylinder reservoir can be removed by just grabbing the tip with a pliers and twist to brake the seal and remove the plug. The sensor can be removed by using a small screwdriver and releasing...
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1998 Benz ML320 - how to check transmission oil level
Mercedes stopped including dipsticks on their cars when they switched to electronically controlled transmissions. One of the reasons was to discourage the owners from doing just what you are trying to do. The transmission fluid is unique, and adding dexron...
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My Buick LeSabre 1998 model misfires on cylinder #3.
Hi there. The fuel is warm when the level is low and when the fuel tank is filled up the fuel tends to get cooler than it was before. In general, the fuel is low dense when it is warm...
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Did mechanic not refill radiator when doing flush?
Hi there. It definitely sounds like you may have experienced a low coolant concern. However, it is difficult to say when the low level occurred. There is also the possibility that the thermostat was indeed the source of the overheating;...
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Need cv boot replacement
The best way to resolve a torn cv boot on your vehicle is to replace the entire cv axle. This is because the replacement cv boots that are available are not very durable and will likely require replacement again. Also,...
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cover gasket leaking after my last service, where is my mechanic? I want sell the car but I can't sell with leaking oil.
Hi there. I'm sorry this has happened. Your request is being forwarded to customer service. Thank you for using Your Mechanic.
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I am looking into getting a Trooper on Craigslist. The add says "wouldn't shift into 3rd gear."Can this be an inexpensive fix?
The transmission not shifting into third gear is going to be an internal transmission clutch or shift valve that can be causing the no shift. You would want to allow at least $2000 for the transmission to be replaced in...

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