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Vsa light came on and also the brake light what does this mean?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle illuminates these warning lights when there is an issue with the braking system, wheel speed sensors, the electronic modules and motors associated with these two features, or a communication error between them....
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Oil leak?
Check to make sure the oil fill cap, typically on the valve cover, is in place. If it is engine oil (and not power steering fluid for example), possible leak points are the oil pressure sending unit, valve covers and...
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Transmission pops out of gear
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission. The strange behavior may be due to a bad switch on the column, or there may be some reason why the program doesn't want it to shift into Drive or Reverse. Maybe it's...
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Smoke coming out of the vents into the cabin compartment.
Hi there. The green ooze that you saw was indeed coolant. The issue could be the heater core hoses or heater control valve is leaking coolant and the ventilation system on your air conditioning system to the open air outside...
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car stall occasionally
Common causes of engine stalling and rough idle include a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter,...
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Transmission noise after shutting down engine.
Hello. The grinding noise is likely an internal transmission issue. Putting the new transmission fluid inside of it likely freed up some already sticking components that were already beyond tolerance ranges and they are now becoming abrasive. I would suggest...
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Oil coming out of spark plug.
Hello. The piece you are referring to is called a valve cover gasket. It sits between the top of the engine as if a piece of cheese would between a bun and a patty to keep the oil from leaking....
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2008 Mazda Tribute condenser issue.
The condenser on your vehicle is manufacture specific. Now, the years 2001 - 2004 are the same but in 2005 all years had different models of condensers. I say that if the ports are the same, the dimensions are the...
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Ball Joints / Suspension parts may be damaged.
The best thing to do is put the vehicle on jack stands and remove the tires to the suspension that is to be damaged. Then check the ball joints, control arm bushings, and the control arms and see if there...
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Knocking sound under car
Hi there. Either the tires are out of balance and causing the front end to shake and make the steering parts move around or there is a loose steering or suspension part that is moving around as the vehicle is...
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my door speakers have no sound coming from them
There are a few different possible causes for the speakers to quit working. The radio may have malfunctioned, a wire could have come unplugged, there could be a wiring issue, or the speakers may have perished. It would be impossible...
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if the o2 sensor needs to be replaced. should you replace them all if none have ever been replaced at 114000 miles
Normally, if there is a question as to whether the sensors need to be replaced, checking the datastream with a diagnostic scanner will show how well the oxygen sensor is performing. A couple of things to note about oxygen sensors...
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I lost control of the steering of my car at 10 km an hour on a slight curve.
You most likely experienced a temporary loss of power assist to your steering. There is still a connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels, but the hydraulic assist can go away leaving you with a steering wheel that...
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Over revving 2008 Ford
Hello - first task is to make sure the transmission fluid level is correct. Low fluid level or dirty fluid can cause shifting problems. A malfunctioning speed sensor in the transmission, or a failing throttle position sensor can cause the...
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At what mileage should your plugs be changed ? 2008 Cadillac STS
Hi there - first step is to check the problem codes causing your Check Engine light to come on and go back off. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. If you...
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In my 2008 LR3 car every new ac compressor gets burnt or blown off when fixed. I have changed the condenser and the coil but the s
The fastest way to get to the bottom of this is to request an air conditioning system inspection. The cause depends on which component is failing. If it is the a/c clutch, then yes the cause could be electrical and/or...
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Why doesn't my car start?
Hi there. It is likely that the ignition switch or ignition relay is damaged. These two components typically cause the type of symptoms you are describing. It might be a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your...
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Do u know where I can get a gear shift cable in philadelphia
Your vehicle is less than 10 years old and should not have a problem getting the cable at most any Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer. The cable may not be on the aftermarket yet and a dealer is the best...
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Acura TL 08 leaking coolant thermostat repair gasket broken price for labor if I have all parts including thermostat coolant And g
You are welcome to buy your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs. When reviewing your quote online, open the “price breakdown” tab, and click on “parts options.” From there,...
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The gas mileage is about ten mpg when it should be at least twenty, what's wrong
Hello. Excessive fuel consumption may be caused by things such as a bad fuel pressure regulator, dirty fuel filter, fouled spark plugs, or a bad air filter. If the gauge does not fully go to red before it runs out...

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