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My car Has couple of issues
Hi Jay. Thanks for contacting us tonight. As you suggested, it's probably best to have a professional mechanic complete a car is hard to shift inspection for starters. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department, so they...
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I bypassed heater core hoses on 2006 dodge caravan passenger floorboard still wet
You may have left over coolant inside the heater core that will still leak out onto the flood until the core is empty. You can blow air into the open heater core lines in engine compartment to get out excessive...
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I have a 2006 chevy hhr 2.4l. it started a rough idal after gasing up and it smells of raw gas through vents ,water out tailpipe
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. If these symptoms began after filling up the fuel tank, it's quite possible that an EVAP system component is malfunctioning. The EVAP system is designed to remove harmful gas vapors from the fuel...
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The service you performed is supposed to be warranted/guaranteed I believe. I'm having problem with that axle like it came loose
Broadly, all labor on repairs, and the replacement parts themselves, are covered by a 12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) warranty. Subject to certain conditions, if any defects in workmanship arise within this period, YourMechanic will work with you to resolve the...
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Engine swap, would a Mazda 3 2.0 fit in a Mazda 3 2.3 - I don't know much about cars, but I need a new engine
The hardware and software of the computer (powertrain control module) and transmission control module (TCM) in the Mazda 3 will only work with your present engine. If you change the engine to one that is not a catalog interchange for...
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I change my battery and now my Nissan won't start up
Hi Jaime. Thanks for writing in today. Sometimes when a battery is thought to be the source of a hard starting problem, there are other issues that might cause the car to have difficulty. Some of the common issues beyond...
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Driver door won't unlock or lock from the inside and out. We are currently on the outside locked out
The problem sounds like the door latch or door lock is seized and will not let you open the door. You will need to get in through the passenger door and the inside door panel will need to be removed...
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Ford Crown Victoria misfires and stalls
There are many potential causes for your concern. A misfire results from ignition problems, an incorrect air/fuel ratio or loss of compression. Since you said it only stays running when you give it gas, my guess is that the air/fuel...
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Hi, I have a 2006 Subaru wrx the radio and the clock on the dashboard does not turn on please help.
Hi Kevin. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible reasons why this is happening. First and most likely is that you have a blown accessory electrical relay or fuse that is causing the radio, clock and other...
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How long does Bars Head Gasket sealer last for ?
The BARS head gasket cooling system sealer is one of the best on the market. It does not always seal all the leaks but in your case it may. I have seen it last a day and other times a...
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Purge valve location
The vapor vent valve is located on air inlet tube between the throttle body and the mass air sensor. It is mounted on side of the air tube.
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My 2006 Lincoln LS v8 clutch will not engage nor my coolant fans when I turn it on.. I have replaced the old compressor with a new
If you have installed a new dryer and evacuated the system down to about 500 microns (and it holds at that level with no leaks) and admitting the charge does not cause the compressor to run, there might be an...
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Rpm jumping while driving after changing air filter
You may have a vacuum line off. Removing the air filter on many cars involves disconnecting and reconnecting some hoses, or at the very least pushing some out of the way. I would revisit the air filter and make sure...
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I have changed the thermostat and temperature sensor. Bled hoses. Wasn't overheating before now it is. PLEASE help. :(
With the thermostat installed, if the coolant temperature, as measured at the sensor in the engine head/block, is in the range of 195 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit, the car is not overheating. Coolant temperature can be read off of an...
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Car or stereo won't shut off once car is off and key out and battery keeps dying
If the car engine does not shut down when you turn the key to "off", the ignition switch contacts could be faulty and, if so, the switch should be replaced. The stereo has its own on/off switch though. So, if...
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So I have a 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i and my Check Engine light has turned on , gave me code P0456 small leak detection evap system
You did not indicate if the new gas cap resolved the P0456 trouble code. If it didn't, the appropriate diagnostic is a check engine light diagnostic. With regard to gas caps, if a cap is faulty the best practice is...
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Does the ac compressor control the starting if a car
The A/C compressor is not involved in starting the engine. If it takes multiple tries of the key to get the car started, you have an intermittent starting problem which is undoubtedly electrical in nature. To have the cause of...
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My truck makes a noise when truck starts and smokes
You will need to give a better description of where the metal noise and smoke is coming from to help you better. You should have the belts, oil and coolant checked to see if you see any problems there. If...
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What is a chevy hhr Lt 2006 2.2 or 2.4
The transmission used in the 2.2 L version of your car is not interchangeable with a transmission from the 2.4 L version. To determine whether you have a 2.2 L engine or a 2.4 L engine, please look at the...
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Tried to charge a battery alarm goes off
This is a problem in the garage a lot. You connect a battery and the alarm sets, then the car goes into lockdown and you can't start it. Sometimes it takes some experimenting. I would start by charging the battery...

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