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My cigarette lighter nor my console 12v outlet are working
Hi there. It sounds like a different fuse may be blown. Check slot #18 of the same fuse block to see if that fuse is blown; replace as necessary. I suggest checking the other fuses as well to be sure...
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The parking brake is locked up and the car will not move.
Hi there. The light that come on the dash when the parking brake pedal is applied and then shuts off when the parking brake pedal is released is a normal condition. The parking brake cable could be broken for the...
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Getting a code of P0128.
Hi there: The P0128 code means that the engine coolant is not getting warm enough, fast enough. In other words, there is a problem with the engine operating temperature not being reached within a certain amount of time. The Engine...
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when should the serpentine belt be changed
The drive belts on your vehicle should be replaced every 120,000 miles. However, you should regularly perform a visual inspection of the belts obviously looking for unusual wear, damage, or defects. In addition, if any noises from the pulleys or...
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Parking brake is locked up.
The car can still be towed. Often, the metal wires cables that control the mechanical parking brake may rust in their insulation and that causes the cable to bind and seize. These systems can fail in both the released position...
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engine shakes violently when car turned on
Hello. The vibration, bad gas mileage, and lack of power are all signs of a misfire. Your engine is essentially skipping a beat or two. This causes the combustion cycles to fall into an unusual rhythm. There are many reasons...
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2010 Chrysler falling apart
Hi there. From description you have provided, it would appear it's time to find another repair facility. The ETC (electronic throttle control) and TCS (traction control system) lights coming on are most likely related to the rough idle. This may...
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Cut door trigger wire, reconnected it, and now the anti-theft is on and the car won't crank
Hello, thanks for writing in. If that was the only wire cut, the butt connector may not be sufficient to attach the wires together and they may have to be soldered. Some systems watch resistance readings through the circuit and...
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The oil light keeps coming on when we brake or park.
This may be a sign of a faulty or failing oil pressure sending unit switch. This is a unit that monitors the oil pressure inside the engine block and relays this information to the computer. When this is faulty or...
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Flywheel to torque converter installation
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The 2007 Dodge Durango could have had a different transmission. I suggest putting on the old flex plate that was on your old engine onto the newer engine. Then the bolts will align up...
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Overheating - 2006 Chrysler 300
Hey there. The engine temperature should be monitored using a scanner to read the computer data to see if the engine is overheating or the thermostat is not opening at the correct temperature causing the engine temperature to get too...
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Shuddering and check engine lights blink so
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Oil spill
This is a sign of an oil leak. There are many places in your engine from where this may come from such as the oil pan, valve covers, timing cover and many other places. I would recommend having an expert...
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Charging and starting - 2008 Chrysler Sebring
Code P0622 relates to the alternator not working properly. This code can sometimes come up when the battery is weak. I would recommend testing the battery first and if it checks out OK, then the problem is likely the alternator....
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Engine shuts down intermittently
This symptom sound like an issue with the mass air flow sensor sensor. The sensor is either dirty or oily. Remove the sensor and clean it with electrical cleaner. Then after it dries, put it on and retest the vehicle...
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Car got over heated and won't start
Hi there: Overheating issues can seriously damage the internal combustion engine but also the ancillary electrical parts such as ignition system and starters that help a vehicle start. The only way to pinpoint the exact reason why the engine on...
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Codes P0016 and P000b
Hi there. The P0016 code is a camshaft/crankshaft correlation bank(1) issue. The P000b is camshaft position slow response bank(1) issue. These codes together are an indication that camshaft timing is out of sync with the crankshaft. This problem has been...
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I may have put the wrong type oil in my car?
Your engine does not show in the manual that it is required to use only full synthetic oil. You can use the synthetic blend or conventional type oils as long as you use the correct weight oil that is recommended...
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the red light indicating a throttle body problem is on and the car is running hot
Hi there: If the throttle body itself is damaged or clogged with excessive carbon build-up, it can cause the symptoms you're experiencing. This will also cause the engine to run lean, which typically causes a motor to build excess heat....
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my serpintine belt snaped, i noticed the power steering pulley was bent i re placed it but am not sure if the pulley should spin
If there is no drive belt on the pulley that is on the power steering pump, you should be able to turn the power steering pump pulley freely and easily by hand. If the pulley (shaft) does not turn, that...

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