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My resr defroster is not working in my 2008 Dodge Caliber
Hello. Most of the time this is a problem with the TIPM> You would need a scan tool to see if there are any codes in the TIPM or to see if it is commanding the defroster to come on....
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Why does my vehicle go into reduce engine power mode. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Hello. I would need to know what code you are getting to know what needs to be done to take care of this. If you are getting a MAF code then the sensor may be failing, but that will not...
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I need help with determining which computer module is for a 08 Honda Accord V6 Sedan.
Hi there. The best thing to do is take pictures of the ECM (computer module) and relate them to the location that your are wanting to purchase another ECM. I recommend replacing your ECM with the OEM specific required part...
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Starting problem
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty alternator that is not properly charging the battery as it is designed to. This can happen for a couple of reasons such as the alternator itself failing or potentially a...
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Engine replacements
Hi there. Unfortunately, engine swaps and replacement is not a mechanical mobile service that we offer. You might find it very helpful and useful to contact local machine or automotive shops that offer this service for consulting on which engine...
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Horn blowing when high beams are turned on.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is an electrical short somewhere that is delivering a power supply to the horn when the lights are turned to high. This means the wiring is touching somewhere. There are other more complex...
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My check engine light and my stability control light are on in my 2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Hello. If you have a code for the camshaft sensor then it can cause these lights to be one. It would need to be diagnosed to see exactly what is going on. The cam sensor can be bad, it could...
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Black smoke coming from exhaust and smell petrol
Hello, This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into...
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My car had a hard time starting. 2008 Suzuki SX4
Hello. Depending on how hard the starting was would help me to determine what is going on. If the engine just had a hard time cranking then it may be a problem with the battery or the starter. It may...
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Heat not blowing as hot as it should be.
A clogged heater core is a possibility. The other possibilities that should be considered are a faulty heater control valve, malfunctioning blend door(s) in the in-dash ventilation network, collapsed hoses, inadequate coolant, and trapped air in the cooling system. If...
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Band need replaced, shop wants to rebuild transmission, is that necessary?
The transmission bands have a material on them that is similar to brake pad material. When the clutch bands wear the worn off material gets into the fluid and throughout the entire transmission. Also just because the band is the...
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I have a creaking/squeaking noise when turning the steering wheel
If an assistant, preferably a mechanic, listens at the relevant suspension and steering components under the vehicle as you turn the steering wheel the sound can undoubtedly be pinpointed. Be sure to check at the top of the spring tower...
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Car won't start makes a weird clicking sound.
Hi There, Generally a clicking sound when trying to start your vehicle indicates a weak battery or a faulty starter solenoid. When the battery is not strong enough to turn over the engine, this will usually produce a rapid clicking...
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Radiator gets steaming hot, but the engine itself does not overheat?
You should identify where you seen the steam coming from on the radiator. The radiator most likely has a leak on one of the tanks of the radiator. If it cannot be located then have the radiator pressure tested to...
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ABS on the dashboard
Hi There, This is generally not something to worry about, but it should be looked at and fixed. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information...
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My car will go in every gear but drive
If you had a transmission flush and then the transmission lost forward gear then your forward clutch band is bad and lost first drive gear. You may want to double check the shift cable is selecting the correct drive gear....
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Heater and transmission fluid
The cabin heating system and the automatic transmission have no connection. Faults in one do not affect the other. The transmission fluid leak is possibly in the tubing and/or rubber hoses through which transmission fluid flows to the radiator and...
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Blower Motor
Hello, This could certainly be a loose wire or a faulty blower motor, however commonly the blower motor relay does tend to go out causing the motor not to work at all. The blower motor relay supplies power to this...
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Whining noise getting worse over time when I accelerate but no low fluid
Disconnect all accessories, that is remove the drive belts. If the noise disappears, obviously one of those driven components is the source. If the noise remains, it could be due to a vacuum leak, wheel bearing issue or a problem...
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Over heating
If you have really found evidence of cooling system blockage(s), then your continued overheating could simply be due to the fact that not all blockages are yet removed. Also, you could have multiple faults, that is blockages plus perhaps a...

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