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Does the whole steering column need to be replaced in order to replace a fried steering column module?
I would ask the mechanic for the exact part number of the electronic component that he believes has failed. Or, at least have him "name" the part and indicate where in the column assembly the part resides. The steering column...
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Hi Noe, how to find out its front or rear Differential/Gear Oil which needs Replacement?
Hi there. We have a great service maintenance tool on our website that lets you know what differential / gear old replacement services are required - and at what mileage intervals. To receive an estimate for this service, please click...
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Can't find the petcock
Hi there. The petcock is rather delicate on your Sebring, as it's located on the driver side of the radiator. It can and often does break quickly, plus since you have a pressurized system, properly bleeding the coolant is critical...
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Automatic transmission does not shift.
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission, so your problem could be mechanical, or it could be electronic. In most cases a technician can read the stored codes in the transmission controller to make that determination. It may have a...
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I have a 08 Nissan Altima 2.5 why is it running hot?
The heater is a "heat exchanger" just like your car radiator. If the car is running hot and you blow air over the heater "core" in the passenger compartment you, in effect, increase the cooling capacity of the car's cooling...
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My 2008 4.0 dodge nitro won't start.
This is an interference engine, so if the timing belt breaks the valves can hit the top of the pistons. The timing belt in this application should be changed every 75,000 miles or so, so if it has never been...
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Car temp rises when ac is on
Certain engine management issues, such as too lean operation, engine timing issues and so forth can contribute to overheating. The reason the overheating is occurring whenever the a/c is on is because a/c adds a load to the engine, making...
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Air conditioning blowing mildly cold air on the coldest setting, turned off/on again, now blowing cold air, should it be checked?
If you are getting ready for a long trip and suspect the cooling fan may be not coming on for the radiator and a/c then you should have the a/c and cooling system performanced checked before trip. Nothing worse than...
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I had 2 tires put on the front of the car and now on the passenger side I hear a popping or knocking sound coming from there, I al
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to tell what the issue is without doing some further testing. New tires can absolutely put added stress on already worn down components, or they can cause new issues if not...
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leak on passenger side when it rains 2008 chevy equinox. cleaned out sunroof tracks. still leaks
A possibility is the front ventilation system, at the windshield cowl area. There are quite a few passageways there and there is a rainwater diverter. So, that area should be checked. If you request a vehicle leak diagnostic the responding...
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Check engine light P0304 will not go away amidst multiple attempts.
The P0304 code is pointing out a misfire on cylinder 4. Were the spark plug wires replaced at the same time as the plugs? A weak or broken spark plug wire may allow spark to leak from the cable and...
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I have a 2008 Honda Element this morning my dad and I turn the car on with the AC off let it idle for a little bit then turn the A
The system will have to be inspected, using pressure gauges on the high and low side, and other tools, in order to determine the exact cause. The relevant service to request is YourMechanic's a/c system inspection/diagnostic. To give you an...
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Thinking of switching to 22" Rims & Tires, How much would it effect the ride and do need to do any modifications?
If stock, your vehicle might be presently equipped with 255/45R18 tires/wheels. Twenty-two inch wheels, and accompanying tire sizes, will fit without modification (catalog shows up to 26 inch wheels for your application but catalog does not specify "configuration" for all...
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Can I change my car oil from 5w-20 to 10w-20 because the oil is burning quicker?
The effect on oil consumption will be zero to negligible (these are both SAE 20 weight oils at operating temperature) and, in any event, any beneficial effect will be offset by the reduction in the efficiency of operation of the...
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i can't get the intake manifold off. something is connected in back ?
Hi there. Typically the distributor will be attached in the rear, which would need to be removed in order to correctly remove the intake manifold. However, there are a few support bolts that are secured behind the intake as well....
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on a 2009 Golf 1,4I Intermittent self start problem-on turning the key there is a 'wizz" sound but the starter does not kick in.
Hi there. Typically the 'whizzing' sound you're hearing is the starter spinning over without the input gear engaging with the flywheel. This can happen intermittently and eventually will fail entirely. It's a good idea to have the starter and starter...
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Donde esta ubicado el fusible o relay de los fog lights en 2008 Dodge charger SXT
The fog light fuse and relay are usually in the under hood fuse box. If the lights are not working, these components can be tested using a volt ohmmeter. Note that grounding is very important and failure of the lighting...
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car act like it want to crank but when you try to crank it oil leaks from under car
Hi there. It's more than likely that these two issues are not related. If your car does not crank over when you turn the ignition key, it's likely caused by an ignition relay, starter relay or the starter that is...
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My ecm needs replaced an I drought a used but said it needs to be programmed first an they say go to a dealer but I don't have dea
Hi there. Unfortunately, ECM replacement services are typically only completed by a dealership for security purposes.
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My ecm needs replaced an I drought a used but said it needs to be programmed first an they say go to a dealer but I don't have dea
Hi there. Unfortunately, replacing an ECM is not a job that a mechanic can do unless they have access to vehicle specific software updates to program the ECU; which is very rare. The best option is to contact a dealership...

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