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Is it normal for a 127k mileage car to consume 1 qt of oil every 3k miles?
That is excessive oil consumption. But at that rate, it might be something you can live with. Turbocharged engines will tend to use more oil than conventional engines. But there are a few things you want to look out for....
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Car won't start after battery replacement
I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between 13.5 and...
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CAR completely dead, lights on but are dim, lost power steering, and power windows, ABS LIGHT AND BATTERY LIGHT ARE ON,
There are several possibilities, all involving the vehicle electrical system. I would suggest first measuring charging system output. If charging system output is normal, and the battery is new and fully charged, and yet the lights are dim and the...
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My 99 Chevy tahoe vortec 5.7l has a code p0300 random misfire what code this be?
Hi Demario. Thanks for contacting us today. In a modern combustion engine, if more than one cylinder misfires, this will increase or decrease the revolutions per minute (RPM) of the crankshaft. If that increase and/or decrease is more than 2...
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Heard Popping Sounds After Key Removal
If your truck has automatic climate control, what you heard could have been the air diverter doors moving back to their default position. We used to joke about some cars sounding like there was a little guy inside the dashboard...
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1999 Toyota camry le gets really loud when accelerating but muffler new
Hello. You are correct. The most likely cause is going to be a faulty gasket. Look at any joining sections of pipe from the exhaust manifold back. It is often hard to check certain parts, and that is where exhaust...
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Passenger brake lights won't turn on
It sounds like you may have a brake light bulb that needs to be replaced. Inside a brakelight bulb there are two different filaments - one that i illuminated when the regular taillights are on and one that is illuminated...
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Loud screeching in belts after clutch replacement
Noise in belts or accessory drives can be ruled in or out by temporarily disconnecting the belts and momentarily running the engine. If the noise goes away, then you know the noise originates in the belt/pulleys/bearings. If there is no...
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Starter keeps going after car is on. When i turn the key just to see the dash the car starts and it keeps trying to start.
Hi Omar. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The starter problem you are describing is probably the starter solenoid, a power switch (integrated into the starter assembly) that takes a small current from the ignition switch and engages a large current...
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What else needs to be replaced with the water pump and timing belt kit? Tensioner, cam shaft seals, springs,fans ? I need to know
Hi Mr. S. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Although each manufacturer recommends different procedures for replacing the water pump and timing belt, it is generally best practices to replace the timing belt, water pump, pulleys, and tensioners for Infinity V6...
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Fanclutch
Hi Joseph. Thanks for contacting us today about your VW Passat's fan clutch issue. Usually the fan clutch is removed after you remove the assembly as you've indicated. One of the best tools you can use to learn how to...
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I am looked at a 1999 Toyota Avalon 164000 mile today to purchase. My only concern is that the coolant overflow was completely dr
Hi Clarise. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, when a coolant overflow reservoir is completely empty, it could be an indication of an internal engine coolant leak - or simply poor maintenance by the current owner. As coolant gets...
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how to program a keyless entry fob on a 1999 Toyota Camry Le v6
Hi Fernando. Thanks for contacting us today. It depends on what type of FOB key you purchased. If it's an OEM key from Toyota, there should be instructions in the box that show you how to complete this process. It's...
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How long will it take to replace valve cover gasket on a 1999 Chrysler Concorde 2.7
It takes about 2 hours. You can obtain an instant, detailed written quote, and schedule the repairs to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s valve cover gasket replacement service page. Once on that page, please click on "Get a...
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My truck has a bad water pump and is leaking coolant after i turn off the truck is it safe to drive?
Hi Janette. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically when coolant leaks, it is the sign of a damaged water pump, which can cause the engine to overheat quickly and cause rather significant damage. The vibration issue could be related to...
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Air conditioning blowing warm air suddenly.
Hello, thank you for writing in. An air conditioner that is blowing warm is typically an issue with low refrigerant pressure. This can be due to a sudden leak, or it can be due to a failed A/C compressor. The...
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My car takes a while to get to 35moh but once it reaches that it's fine what is wrong with my car
Hi Harlie. Thanks for contacting us today. In some cases, an acceleration problem accompanied by a knocking sound might be caused by low engine oil levels, loose cylinder head lifters or perhaps an engine misfire. This might also be the...
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5.4l. went from 3&5misfire,to multi misfire,to low fuel prsr bnk 1to limp mode now.tried comp rest,still limp.have code reader me
If the problem started literally upon start up after installing new plugs I would first suspect a problem with the plugs, or something was damaged during the work or something is not properly connected. Of course, coincidences are possible, such...
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Major transmission fluid leak
You most likely dislodged the transmission fill tube from the transmission. You may need to remove the dip stick tube and replace the tube seal.
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Brake issue
You may have to have the front calipers checked to see if the slides are sticking and binding the movement of the calipers. Also look at the front rotors to see if they look black on the inside or outside...

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