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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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I have a 2005 Dodge Grand caravan. The horn does not sound when you honk, or use the key remote to lock.
Power to the horn is interrupted due to a wiring issue or the horn itself is not functioning. You can use a voltmeter to test for battery voltage at the horn terminal. If there is battery voltage, and yet the...
I have put in a new thermostat & waterpump and my 2005 ford escape still runs hot,and there is a slow leak what should i do?
The coolant leak should be repaired prior to any diagnostic as leaks prevent proper pressurization of the cooling system and that itself can cause overheating as coolant boils, creates trapped air and circulation is impeded. If you request a leak...
take about 3 tries to start engine and on the 3rd try it stars but turns the ECP light on
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), malfunctioning idle air control (IAC) valve or malfunctioning electronic throttle, vacuum and EGR leaks, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter,...
Hello I have a question I have a 2005 Chrysler and my check ingen light came on and my the lightning bult I tryed starting it and
The lightning bolt warning light alerts you to a fault in the electronic throttle control system in your vehicle. This may be a faulty throttle body, the throttle body sensor or possibly the throttle body control motor which is what...
I have a 2005 Acura TSX and I bought a new battery and alternator and my car still will not hold a charge it keeps stopping on me
If the battery is new and charging system output has been measured and is within specifications, the only reason a battery will discharge is if the car sits for a long period of time (batteries will self-discharge even if not...
The other day I was driving my 2003 Ford 500 limited and the whole car began to shake it didn’t feel like it was shifting right
It sounds like you might be having an electrical issue. I would recommend having your alternator inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it is functioning properly. Alternator failures can cause multiple electrical symptoms that are abnormal.
My 2005 Chrysler 300c dashboard reads in a different language. How do I get it to read in english?
You should go to the touch screen and enter setup and choose language and select english. If the system is operating correctly then this should correct condition.
Hey I was wondering if I do a muffler delete is it OK could a drive it like that with out straight pipe for two or three weeks? An
Hi Jay. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Removing the muffler or catalytic converter and "straight-piping" the exhaust will create multiple engine issues. A modern car's engine is monitored and fine-tuned on the fly by the ECU, which factors emissions and...
2005 Ford freestyle, after warming up the car with the heater blowing, toxic smelling smoke billowing out of air vents. No cabin f
The HVAC blower motor may be malfunctioning and a consequence is overheated components such as wire insulation, motor windings and so forth. Another possibility is a small (very small) leak of antifreeze at the heater core. The vapor then gets...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, engine running loud, check gauge light is on, temperature gauge stays on cool
There may be more than one issue to resolve with regard to the engine but the overheating should be resolved first as that is a fundamental issue. Indeed, if the engine is overheating you really can't diagnose the engine for...
Went too long without oil change and started hearing metal clanking noises. What should I do?
Hi Delmy. Thanks for contacting us today. The truth is, without removing the valve covers and inspecting the internal engine components, there is no way to be 100% what damage has occurred and what repairs are needed. When you have...
engine runs but will not move, car is a manual transmission car does not stall when in gear and not moving.
What you are describing is most likely due to a hydraulic and/or mechanical failure in the clutch system and/or the splines have sheared off the input shaft to the transmission. To get this diagnosed and repaired, the recommended service is...
I have a 2005 nissan pathfinder 4.0 , the car turns off after 20 minutes of driving it or even having it parked while running,
Heat is causing an electrical component to "drop out". It is actually fortunate that the vehicle will not re-start because that means only a no-start diagnostic is required to pinpoint the component or system that is failing. If the car...
Give my car gas to get it started then it hesitates to accelerate after stopping the vehicle
Loss of power on acceleration, as well as rough idle, can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by a faulty EGR system, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing...
Just had alternator replaced and now there is a rattling sound coming from under the hood when I accelerate
You would need to recheck the alternator belt and pulleys to see if something was left loose.
Steering wheel jerks when going over bumps
You should check the steering rack and pinion mounts to see if they are worn? If okay then will need to have the vehicle on a vehicle rack and look for problems as steering is moved back and forth. You...
I need a new engine installed on 2005 Hyundai Accent timing belt popped off while driving
Replacing an engine is not for a novice mechanic and requires the motor cradle be lowered and engine comes out the bottom of car and requires specialized cradle holder to properly remove so engine can be changed. You may be...
Driving and the car slows down and stalls security light flashes
There is probably an intermittent electrical or sensor fault that is causing reduced power. Although the throttle control system is a common trouble area with reduced power, there are quite a few other components and systems that could come into...
Does YourMechanic have AES specialist certification?
In Everett, the state certifications that you are referring to are held by 42 different brick and mortar retail facilities. See the database at the Washington State Emission Testing Website. There is absolutely no reason why you will need a...
Need the ECU replaced in my car
Anytime the CEL is allowed to be continuously on you will never be informed of any vehicle malfunctions if and as they arise and they will arise. That circumstance alone means any decision about re-programming is a moot issue (you...

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