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My car wont start.
The 2.8L engine from 1998-2001 (various Audi/Volkswagen models) potentially fits. You can do an interchange search at Car-Part.com to see your options in terms of procuring a used engine or engine parts. As far as your present no start condition,...
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Do you have a shop or you come to your customers?
YourMechanic is 100% mobile. The certified mechanic will come right to your location. If there is maintenance required on your vehicle, such as oil and filter changes, or repairs of any complexity, please avail yourself of YourMechanic's cost effective mobile...
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I have an very bad oil leak.
The crankshaft seal is in the area you are referring to. The crankshaft seal lasts maybe 100,000 miles or so. There are other gaskets and seals in that area that would have to be examined as well. If you request...
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car stalls when cold until warmed up
It may be best to have a certified technician with the proper scan tool look into the check engine light fault as well as the entire system. Sometimes a fault will not set a code, or the code set is...
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My car won't start sometimes It makes a clicking noise but when i disconnect and reconnect the battey it starts
It is very likely that your battery cables might be corroded or loose; requiring replacement. Anytime you remove the cables and it starts up; it's typically because the battery cables are loose or damaged. I'd recommend replacing the cables first;...
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Vehicle having trouble starting and dies at about 2000 rpm
Frequently this problem is caused by a dirty or damaged mass air flow sensor, a vacuum leak or clogged or dirty fuel injectors / throttle body. If you'd like to know for certain what is the precise cause of your...
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Power Steering Parts? 1999 Chevrolet Camaro
Hello - most pumps come with a cap and internal filter & seals, but NOT the pulley. You will need to remove the pulley from your old pump, and re-install it on the new pump. The other bits are new...
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Climate control fan is no longer adjustable.
The blower motor resistor would be the most common cause. The resistor varies voltage to the blower in order to vary speed. If the resistor is shorted, this can typically cause the blower to work on certain speeds and not...
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Will the idler pulley keep my car from cranking . 1999 Mercury Mystique
Hi - a failing idler pulley can certainly keep your alternator from charging properly, resulting in a dead battery, which would prevent the engine from starting of course. The idler pulley bearing may have been failing, or possibly a bearing...
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Evaporating coolant
There are two things you might want to ask yourself. First, are you using a 50/50 percent ratio of coolant to distilled water? If not, this could cause the coolant to evaporate when it gets above 170 degrees. This is...
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How do I know if I need upper or lower control arm bushings for the front? 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Hi - worn, damaged or "soft" control arm bushings will usually make themselves known as "loose" steering, requires more frequent or constant "corrections" from the steering wheel, abnormal tire wear, or the inability to get the front suspension aligned properly....
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The eml light turned on and then the car decelerated. Just wanted to know what it means and if I require a mechanic
EML refers to the electronic throttle control system. It's a system integrated into the engine and body controllers to select the proper the throttle position for whatever the driver is demanding. There are several sensors and actuators in play and...
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My 99 Mercury Sable has just started causing problems as in starting and quickly stalling
Since you had to get the battery jump started to start the engine and the charging system light is on tells me you have a problem with the alternator most likely. Have the charging system checked and replace the alternator...
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Car died while driving so I replaced the alternator and battery and car won't attempt to turn over. What else could it be?
The initial failure was likely caused by a sudden fuel system (e.g., failed fuel pump) or electrical (including ignition) faiure. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that...
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Transmission problem?
Hello, It sounds like you may have a transmission synchro wearing out. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly....
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Charging system failure.
Hi There, You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to....
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When my high beams are turned on, not only do they not work but my low-beams also turn off.
Hello. You likely have an issue with your steering column multifunction switch. The steering column multifunction switch is in control of all the lights on the dashboard, the tail lights, as well as the headlights. It is likely your multifunction...
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Do you suggest me getting a third opinion from another mechanic?
The odor of something "burning" should be investigated and completely resolved first before any other repairs are attempted. The odor might not be due to the belts and a possibility is oil leaking onto the manifold. Such would be a...
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Stall while idle or coming to a stop replaced IAC MAS and TPS due to codes still same issue
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With the codes you are pulling, and the replacements you have already made, you are likely dealing with an issue pertaining to the the throttle itself, or the idle air control valve gasket....
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Key won't turn in the ignition switch.
Hi there. If the key can go into the ignition switch and turn then the key is the right one. If the switch is not turning all the way, then the switch is damaged and needs replaced with the key...

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