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My air won't blow
I would recommend a suspension inspection to determine what has happened after the pot hole impact. More than likely your fan is shorted to power and the impact is unrelated but the inspection should reveal the true issue. Maybe some...
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The dealership i bought my 2008 honda accord just put 10w-30 in it is that okay to do
10w-30 will work just fine in your vehicle. The numbers that describe the oils depict their respective viscosities at low and high temperatures. The first number shows the oil’s viscosity at low temperatures and the last number shows the oil’s...
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Engine oil ran extremely low, the oil is now back to the right level but now a clicking noise happens when I press the gas pedal
Unfortunately, this means that damage has occurred to the engine. If the engine runs low the engine parts are not lubricated and will therefore we're much quicker than if they were lubricated properly. The only way to resolve this issue...
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Car died while driving it wont start only cranks
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several problems. Make sure the engine is getting proper fuel by testing the fuel pressure. You can also test this by spraying starting fluid in the air...
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When I'm driving sometimes it feels like I took my foot off the gas but I didn't then goes back to normal what does that mean?
The VDC and slip lights relate to the traction control system in the vehicle. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the...
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I replaced front struts myself and had a front wheel alignment at the shop. Shouldn't they have adjusted the camber and caster?
Hi there. One of the biggest problems with mechanic shops is the lack of clear communication with their customers. In this case, I believe what they performed was an "Alignment Check" as opposed to an "Alignment Adjustment". Basically, an alignment...
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Should they have adjusted the camber and caster.
Hi there. Thanks for clarifying this. You are well within your rights to ask for them to either complete the full alignment adjustment, based on their free check and $50.00 adjustment charge or a refund for not completing the job....
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Seatbelt won't retract. Locked up all the way. No tension at all
From the accident the seat belts would lock due to the impact and you will need to replace both the seat belt assemblies to repair the problem. This will include the retractors and buckle assembly.
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My ABS light is on my traction light is on Air pressurelight is on i have aford taurus2008 seL all wheel Drive how much this can c
Hi Cynthia.The ABS system on your Taurus relies on information from the wheel speed sensors, which are placed inside the hub of each wheel and occasionally inside the transmission. These sensors determine the rate at which the wheels are moving,...
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I have an engine code to replace the cylinder head temperature sensor. Do I also replace intake manifold gasket?
Hi Ebenezer. Thanks for writing in tonight to YourMechanic.com. I have forwarded your inquiry with our sales and service team to help streamline the process of receiving an accurate estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics replace the cylinder...
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How long should it take to replace an AC compressor and condenser in my Saturn Astra?
Hi there. If you'd like to receive an estimate, which would include the estimated labor hours along with replacement parts and supplies, you can click this link. Generally speaking, the job itself takes about 3 to 5 hours to complete....
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2008 Honda Accord 3.5L V6. Check engine light on and code p0430. I have tried cataclean and discovered kicks in the engine.
Hi Ugochukwu. In order to get rid of any error code, you need to first discover why it was triggered in the first place. The P0430 code is set when the ECU detects below threshold performance from the catalytic converter....
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The ESC off light came on while I was driving. What does it mean?
Hi there. The electric stability control (ESC) off indicator is located on the instrument panel. This light is illuminated when the ESC has manually been turned off. If the light popped up while driving and the button was not selected,...
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How is the ESC manually turned off? Could I have done this by accident?
If the ESC light is on and you press the ESC button again and the light goes out then the button may have been inadvertently pressed and system turned off. If this happens then just press the button again to...
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Car was in a flood. I checked the air filter and it was wet. I also checked the oil to the engine and it was brown.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, attempting to start the vehicle soon after it "dries out" can cause more problems. This happens for various reasons depending on what has been flooded. Typically the first step is to disconnect the...
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Red bolt and engine light came on. Starts up fine with a rough idle for 3 seconds. Then it idles fine. But won't rev past 2000rpm.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is having issues with its electronic throttle. There have been many cases of bad motors that control the opening and closing of the throttle based on the sensors that detect movement in...
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gascap replaced but engine light still on. Dealer says charchol canister but only fails test 1/10 times.could it be faulty gascap?
Hi Melanie. If the EVAP canister or other component involved in the EVAP system is failing one out of 10 times, then that's likely the source of the gas cap warning light. When an error is detected by a sensor...
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I have a 2008 Audi A6 every time I start the car up it says parking brake malfunction n headlight range control defective
It sounds like there are two separate issues with the vehicle. As for the headlights, I would recommend having this issue inspected and diagnosed by a certified professional who specializes in electrical issues such as that. As for the parking...
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Car jerks makes noise and runs at a slow speed while driving
Check to see if the air filter and housing tubes are all hooked up and not cracked going to throttle body. Have the computer system codes checked to see what codes are stored and then have the codes pinpoint tested...

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