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2005 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2005 Chevrolet Blazer: Which One Should I Buy?
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2005 Kia Sorento vs. 2005 Chevrolet Blazer: Which One Should I Buy?
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2007 Nissan Versa vs. 2007 Saturn Ion: Which One Should I Buy?
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Car won't start
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The issue is very likely related to fuel, spark, or sensor of some kind. If any diagnostic troubleshooting codes have been stored, you may be able to access them with the vehicle off. These...
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Should i worry about the head gasket and stripped head bolt problems that seem to affect more the 2002-03 Camrys ? Is it all Camrys? 2005 Toyota Camry
Hello - unfortunately,, if you have a 2002-2006 Camry (gen 5 engines), the answer is "YES, worry". That engine has the cylinder head bolts going into an aluminum block without thread reinforcement, and the head bolts strip in the block....
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Was going up a hill and the car started to hesitate to get acceleration and the muffler is shaking now when idle
This may be related to many different things that can cause the engine to struggle. One possibility may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. As you may already know, the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less...
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Multiple cylinder misfires
Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules...
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Power steering failure 2005 Pontiac G6
Hello - this steering behavior does resemble the symptoms from that Recall (14V153000). The specific component that failed for your model was the "steering torque sensor" and should have been replaced as part of the Recall (Bulletin 14116 ). I...
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How bad is it for the car if when I accelerate i let it go to higher rpms like 4 or 5?
Hi there: On a four cylinder or small six cylinder engine, accelerating the engine past 4,000 RPM on a consistent basis is not a good idea. The power band on lower gears tops out around the 4,500 to 5,000 RPM...
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Loss of power once I hit 70-80 mph
Hi there. Check the fuel pump and make sure that its working. Check the fuel pressure on the fuel rail and see if there is a loss of pressure. Its common for the fuel pump in the Silverado 1500 models...
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leakage
Hi there: It's possible that you have a broken fuel line either inside the engine compartment or near the fuel cell. A broken fuel line can be a very serious safety issue, so you might want to have a local...
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After installing a new battery, now my car just clicks when starting it.
When installing a new battery, it is not uncommon for various dash lights to come on as the system is reset as a result of the new power source being installed. The problem starting may suggest a faulty starter solenoid....
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Clogged manifold intake runner bank 1 2005 Mercedes C230 Turbo
Hi - the clogged intake is a long-term "carbon clogging" from the turbocharger/EGR valve operation. The manifold must be removed, disassembled, cleaned and reinstalled. Tedious, and requires moderate DIYr skills. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this...
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Temperature needles moves to "hot" when idle but goes back to "cold" when moving.
The engine temperature fluctuating as it is can be caused by a number of components or problems. If the cooling system is restricted, coolant flow may be reduced at low engine speeds (idle) and be better when moving. If the...
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Can't lower spare tire, missing emergency jack.
Hi there: There are a few pretty good videos on YouTube.com that provide instructions on how to lower the spare tire on a 2003 - 2008 Honda Pilot. However, if you're missing the jack, the only way to complete this...
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what can cause a anti brake system light to come on? I haven't had a wheel alignment in a year.
The ABS light can be on for a number of reasons. The abs system is an electronic system that piggybacks along with the standard hydraulic brake system. Using a number of sensors for input - wheel speed sensors, speed sensor,...
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What is making my car shut off and smoke coming from my oil cap?
The inner workings of the engine get very hot during operation especially is the vehicle beings to overheat. The smoke you are seeing come the oil cap may be fumes from the hot oil circulating through the engine. If the...
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The heater wont turn on, on any setting.
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the bruch contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor relay supplies...
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If I put my car in drive and push on the gas it wont shift to second unless I let off the gas. If I drive it in overdrive it shift
Hello, the concern you have I strongly advise not to drive. The issue needs to be addressed, the vehicle will become inoperable. The automatic transmission has 3 systems; electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical. What describe could be an internal mechanical failure...
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Random misfires
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related...
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Temperature spiking up after I changed my thermostat trying to get my heater to work.
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you know, the heater core...
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Rough misfire at idle.
Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules...
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The engine stalls under acceleration
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...

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