Showing articles & questions for topic
2008

Related questions

Question
Someone disconnect my right side flickering lights from the back how do I connect them back?
YourMechanic can help you with this. Please request a turn signal circuit malfunction diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. Using a continuity tester, the mechanic will check the turn signal circuit and...
Question
Is the oil pressure sender catorgized with the oil pump?
The pressure sensor is "downstream" from the oil pump and is screwed into a passageway in the engine block. The sensor and the oil pump are completely separate and are not even in close proximity. The oil pump, though, does...
Question
Does my 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 have two timing chains.
Hello. To answer your question, yes, this engine has two timing chains. If you have a timing code coming up then you may simply need to have the oil changed or there may be a more serious issue. If you...
Question
Water pump and timing chain
Hi There, Depending on your budget and how many miles are on the vehicle since the last time the timing chain was replaced, it may be a good idea to replace the timing chain while the vehicle is apart while...
Question
The car shakes when it reaches 55 miles as I slow down the shaking stops
Hi There, Shaking at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end or failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are...
Question
Mass Air flow sensor
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...
Question
Can you give me an idea what it cost for the brake pads, rotors, calipers and brake hoses on my 2008 Mazda Tribute
Hello. The cost of the repair will really depend on the amount of work that needs to be done. I would also need to know if that price he gave you was for parts and labor or just parts. If...
Question
Replacing the EGR tube
It is possible you are getting fumes leaking from another area like from the manifold to head area. You should use a high temperature pipe sealer like liquid copper on the pipe connection to complete the seal but before you...
Question
my car engine is smoking. can I safely drive it to dealer? (10 miles)
It depends on the source of the smoke. If the vehicle is overheating, any use could quickly ruin the engine. If the smoke is from engine oil dripping onto a hot exhaust manifold, you could end up with an engine...
Question
I had my oil pan gasket replaced and car is still leaking oil
Hello, thank you for writing in. An oil leak like this can be tricky. First know that the oil pan, by design, is the lowest component in the oil system, so that gravity will collect the oil in the pan...
Question
Hesitation when accelerating
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter that may be causing the vehicle to struggle to accelerate. There are a number of reasons that may cause the catalytic converter to fail. They include: O2 sensor,...
Question
Oil leak
Hi There, It is quite possible for the oil to take some time to burn off of the engine if it were spilled on it. You may want to (very carefully) spray some degreaser around the engine bay where the...
Question
Why am I getting a whistling sound from my front wheels? Brake pads and rotors were recently replaced
If the pad is smoking that means that the pad is not retracting from contact with the rotor after you release the brake pedal. Failure to retract could be due to a stuck caliper piston (the shop may not have...
Question
Hello, my car's temperature isn't rising, so the ac isn't working, what do you think is the problem? Compressor, or Radiator?
The radiator is part of the engine cooling system and would not typically be inspected or serviced if the passenger compartment air conditioning system is not working. If the car engine is overheating you might inspect the radiator though. If...
Question
I have a 08 Chevrolet Impala and the service tire monitoring system came on. What should I do?
First, be sure that the alert you are seeing is not due to actual low tire pressure. Using a tire pressure gauge, if you do find low pressure in one or more tires, you should consider the possibility of a...
Question
Spark Plugs Replacement cause P0170 and P0173?
Hello, thank you for using our service and writing in. The fuel trim codes you are pulling are more likely to pertain to the ignition coil than the spark plugs. However these codes are also associated with the mass airflow...
Question
Vibration and sound along with clicking once wheels are turned when off the ground
Hello thank you for writing in. There are several components that you will want to have looked at. Regarding the wheel bearing, they do cause similar symptoms, and if you hit hard enough, you will want to have them inspected....
Question
Car shudders when stopping
Hi There, What you are describing is a sign of warped brake rotors. When you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
Question
Can i use 5w30 motor oil instead of 5w20 for my 2008 ford fusion?
Ford specifies only one viscosity rating for this vehicle, namely SAE 5W-20. In that specification, which is contained in the Owner's Manual, Ford states: "5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance meeting all requirements for your vehicle’s engine."...
Question
My dealer gave a quote of $2750 for replacing evaporator and expansion valve for my 2008 Lexus ES350. Does that look reasonable? c
The only reason to replace the evaporator would be if the evaporator were physically blocked internally or if it is leaking refrigerant. Be sure to obtain tangible proof of either circumstance. Verification is particularly important because evaporator leaks, except at...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question