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can a alternator belt make car not start because I was driving my car and I ran out of gas and i put a little gas in? belt broke
Hi there. It is very difficult to diagnose this type of hard to start issue remotely due to the fact that both issues; running the vehicle out of gas and the alternator belt being broken can cause the car to...
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The 1998 Nissan Maxima air conditioner was working fine then it slowly start working at all there was no air no vent blowing.
The blower motor, and resistor block, are beneath the dash on the right (passenger) side of the vehicle. What you are describing sounds like a failure of the blower motor that circulates air in the HVAC system, however, there are...
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Brake fluid
The level of brake fluid in the master cylinder will slowly (very slowly) fall as the brake pads wear and the pistons in the caliper bores are pushed outward to maintain contact with the rotor. However, if you have to...
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Call stalls when brakes applied
Disconnect the vacuum source to the booster and plug it right at the intake (i.e., to eliminate all hoses). The problem should, of course, go away during this test but the purpose of this is to rule out the possibility...
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98 ford expedition 5.4l is getting no fuel and I replaces the fuel pump what's going on?
Hi there. In some cases, after installing a new fuel pump a few things can go wrong. One of the most common issues is that a fuel pump relay will be faulty or an electrical ground wire to the pump...
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I have a 1998 Camry with 150,000 miles the car runs great until the check engine light comes on with P0302 code...I cannot find th
Hi there. The P-0302 OBD-II trouble code illuminates the check engine light it is an indication that cylinder 2 is misfiring and is not getting the necessary spark to its spark plug. This could be due to multiple component failures...
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my 1998 mark viii when i stop for the first time it idles rough and act like it wont's to cut off
Hi there. In most cases, when you stop at a light and the idle is rough, it's due to a fuel system component or series of them that are clogged with excessive carbon debris or a vacuum leak. This could...
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my emergency parking brake is stuck in the up position on my 1998 mark viii
Hi there. This issue is typically caused by the emergency brake cable or return spring being damaged and needing to be replaced. In some cases, it will be caused by the cable connection to the actual emergency brake pedal. It...
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My turn the key to on but not to start the car what should I do
If the ignition key is stuck or doesn't turn, or there is a problem with the ignition switch in the steering column, just request an electrical component diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will assist you. If, however, the...
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Nissan Maxima 1998 P0325 P0400. Failed inspection.
The code P0325 may set for a variety of reasons including: 1) that the knock sensor has failed; 2) there is an open or short in the wiring harness; or 3) the electrical connection (terminal) to the sensor is poor....
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Car problems help
Hi there. It is more than likely that you have defective wheel bearings or a CV axle or joint that is causing this problem. Over time, both of these components will loose lubrication, develop metal to metal wear and eventually...
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adding after market LED turn signal lights/ separate from brake lights
Please use YourMechanic's service request page to schedule an inspection, at your location, to see if this is doable. Your application may be doable but it's unclear what you have because I don't know what model you have. Consequently, a...
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'98 Dakota 2wd-rear..with Air. Oil leaking in back of engine and above tranny. Leak is right around d-cap and a sensor post.
Hi there. It's quite possible that this is a rear oil seal or oil pan gasket that is leaking; or perhaps a transmission oil tube seal that is leaking. The problem with trying to diagnose an oil leak is that...
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Oil leaking from back of motor.
Hi Grace. We answered the previous question for you, but in case you didn't receive the message, here is what we sent. It’s quite possible that this is a rear oil seal or oil pan gasket that is leaking; or...
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My idler pulley bolt snapped off on my 98 ford contour, what does the pulley bolt go into so I can get that part
The part is a bracket and due to the age of the car the part is almost undoubtedly no longer available from Ford and there is no aftermarket for this part. The normal practice in a case like this is...
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98 Nissan Frontier, brake lights stay on when the car is off, replaced the switch and they're still on, all fuses good no relays
Hi there. When an electrical system or component stays open, it's due to the circuit not completing, which tends to be caused by either an open relay or a faulty ground wire. It's a good idea to have a professional...
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I can't figure out how to get a quote for bolt repair on snapped idler pulley bolt on my 4 cylinder 98 ford contour
Hi there. As of right now, we don't have a specific service for completing this task. The best way to receive a price estimate for this is to begin by requesting a quote for the idler pulley replacement by clicking...
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honda accord will not start
Hello, thank you for writing in. In these situations always start with the basics. First, when turning the vehicle over to try and start it, a slow cranking speed may indicate you have a weak starter or battery. The starter...
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My front is bouncing. Is it shock or something?
Yes, your supposition is correct. Bouncing after hitting a bump is usually due to defective shocks and/or struts. If you desire that your vehicle's shocks/struts be inspected and replaced if necessary by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to...
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my car will crank but will not start 1998 honda accord
The first thing to do is to check to see if you are getting spark to the spark plugs? If not the most common cause of the no spark is the crank sensor built into the distributor. I recommend checking...

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