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Car is overheating everytime i drive it for about 15-20 minz
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2004 Cadillac SRX to overheat after driving for 15-20 minutes. When head gaskets fail the most common signs are the coolant level dropping without visible leaks, white smoke from the tail pipe, and...
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Why is my 2004 Honda Pilot not starting
Hello. If you are getting the green light when this occurs then it is a theft system issue. I usually start by trying a second key if you have one. An old key can cause this. If there is not...
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How do I change my alternator
In order to change the alternator on a vehicle with a transverse mounted engine, you may first want to remove the passenger front wheel and the splash guard in order to gain access to the belt and belt tensioner. On...
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Why are my windshield wipers not working on my 2004 Dodge Stratus
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the wiper switch itself. This arm tends to fail internally and not make good contact which will cause the system to not work. Before replacing it though the...
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Engine misfiring p0300 code
Hello there, many faults will cause a random misfire in your 2004 Chevrolet Classic. Replacing the spark plugs is the first step so it's great you have taken care of that already. A few other faults will cause cause a...
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Wheel loose
Based on your description, I think it is very likely that one of your ball joint studs broke. I would recommend having the suspension inspected by a qualified professional to determine what is broken exactly. Once this has been done,...
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oil pressure light came on shut engine I add pint of oil no light yet
If the oil level is low, oil should be added until the level reaches the full mark on the oil dipstick (no higher though). Adding oil to the full line on the dipstick will give you a safety margin just...
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Power Steering Pulley Removal
You should check to see if the special power steering tool looks like this kit. You will need this to remove and install the pulley. This kit is normal for Ford pulley removal and installer.
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Power Steering Pulley Removal
The special tool to remove the power steering pulley puller should look like this. You will need to follow the special tool you have to remove the pulley. Before removing pulley note the shaft position inside the pulley so you...
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Fix, trade, sell, or sell for parts?
Lisa: The sales tax alone on a brand new $25,000 car is about $2,000. Obviously, a repair bill of $2,700 (or less, if possible) looks attractive in a comparison like that. If you buy a "used" car from a dealer,...
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I'm debating on buying an Audi A4 today , the owner claims that it needs a vaccume tube but say it won't crank or start,
A vacuum tube is a rather mundane part, usually low in cost, and thus the quickest way to get an answer is to install the tube and see if the vehicle starts. If the battery is dead, simply re-charge the...
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Transmission will not go into reverse gear.
Hi There, This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates...
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Hi Pete, I've got my friend here w/a Nissan Maxima
It is not recommended to drive the vehicle if it does not have enough coolant or a major coolant leak or the engine may be damaged from overheating. It would be cheaper to rent a car now over having to...
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Poor shifting the first few minutes every time
If the transmission is only acting up when you first start up and until the transmission warms up a little is going to be the seals and Teflon rings inside the transmission are leaking fluid pressure most likely. The leaking...
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When accelerating my steering wheel shimmers, like a slight wobble only while accelerating
Failure of the outer CV joints would more likely cause audible clicking or clunking on turns and not vibration. And, if the rubber boots are intact on the driveshafts (especially on the outer CV joints), it is not likely there...
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I want my car repaired but not sure what the problem of th e car is. lately when i start the car it just makes a grinding noise an
If you have confirmed that there is a loud grinding noise on starter activation, that means one thing and one thing only: the starter motor is failing, likely due to an internal fault such as a bad starter drive gear,...
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my 04 eclipse wont start no spark from plugs or anything i was driving and it just shut off i replaced timing belt crank sensor an
In the event that diagnostic trouble codes have been set by the PCM, downloading those codes will greatly narrow the possibilities that you have to consider. No spark could be due to bad grounds (possibly in the plenum area; see...
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Envoy dies about 30 to 40 sec after you start it or when you hit the gas pedal.
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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My service engine soon light is on. I hear like a rattling noise when engine is running sometimes. The power doesn't feel the same
If you are referring to the check engine light on your vehicle occasionally the cause of it illuminating is the gas cap is loose. If the rubber seal on the gas cap is intact and the cap is tight, all...
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Reinstalling fuel pump back into tank
If you are not using an OEM, dealer supplied gasket, but rather an aftermarket supplied gasket, that could cause this problem. The gasket you have may simply be too thick. Even if the gaskets are of the same thickness, there...

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