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Mechanic recently diagnosed my car and said I had to replace MAF sensor. Replaced it but same codes come up. Bank 2 too lean and 1
Hi there. Sometimes when an error code is triggered it can be caused by multiple components; especially in regards to the fuel or emissions system on today's modern cars, trucks and SUV's. If certain symptoms are discovered and those symptoms...
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When I switch on the vents the cabin starts smelling
This is a common issue when the cabin filter needs to be replaced. Your vehicle has an air filter that filters the outside air as it is circulated into the vehicle when using the heater or air conditioning system. As...
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Car is not starting, recently changed the battery, i am able to turn on radio also.
Hello There, This may be a result of the weak battery or potentially a faulty starter relay. If there is sufficient power to turn on the accessories (i.e. radio, etc.), but not enough to turn the motor over to start,...
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I have a 2008 BMW 328i, After some ignition work it started behaving oddly. Then the brake warning lights came on.
If you are not getting a grinding noise, it's probably OK to drive the car for a little while. As soon as you hear grinding however, You have lost your brake lining and the car will not stop well. The...
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Hello, I have a 2009 328i coupe manual with no maintenance issues. Went to start it and a hard knocking coming from the engine
BMW has had some issues with the valve lifters on that model car, so that is the first thing that leaps to mind, though most people describe the lifter noise as a "tick"rather than a knock. engine oil pressure and...
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When I get to about 60 mph and higher I hear a loud rattle like noise, what could it be?
Hi there. Check under the vehicle for any heat shields that could be moving during high wind turbulence. Also, look for any loose wiring or parts that can move when turbulence is making it move around at great speeds. If...
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Engine oil leaking
Hi There, To the extent you are receiving a message indicating oil is needed ASAP, I would recommend scheduling an oil change and inspection as soon as possible. When your engine is substantially low to this point, serious engine damage...
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The car has a very hard time with cold starts.
First make sure that all scheduled maintenance, particularly critical items such as spark plugs, is up to date. The purpose of that is to rule out the obvious, easy to deal with and already necessary items. If that does not...
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I just want to know the basic maintenance needed for my vehicle
Hello, thank you for writing in. The following is a list of expected maintenance procedures for your vehicle. Keep in mind these schedules are based on basic stock models and components. If you have any after marker up grades, the...
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What causes loud high pitched whistling sound ?
Of course it's difficult to diagnose a noise without listening to it, but it sounds like you're engine is trying to pull air through a passage that is not quite closing up. When the last mechanic replaced the valve cover,...
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My AC stop blowing cold air
Hi there: In most cases, the hissing sound and restriction of cold air being circulated through the cabin is due to a faulty AC compressor or a refrigerant leak of some sort. Before you attempt to add refrigerant to your...
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Battery Replacement
Hi there: If you have a service light that needs to be reset, or a check engine or battery warning light that has come on, one of our mobile mechanics should first complete a battery light inspection; to determine if...
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How much will it cost to repair a dent on the right side close to the wheel?
Hello - This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage, and the costs to repair. Contact a reputable paint and body shop...
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I have a oil leak and now my car is shaking and cutting off.
Your oil leak may be unrelated to the vibrating or shaking, but suggests you may have a failing gasket somewhere. Gaskets can fail over time due to excessive heat and will eventually shrink causing them to fail and leak. I...
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Car started shaking
Shaking or vibrating may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. This creates a loss of power that resonates throughout the motor additionally causing other problems with ignition and fuel timing....
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Damage after running into a hole.
You have probably damaged a tie rod. The tie rods are the link between the wheels and the steering rack. There is also a possibility that you have damaged a lower control arm or a strut depending on how hard...
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Car shaking in low rev, lack of power. Narrowed it down to faulty coil pack.
Hi there. It would be best to remove and replace all of the ignition coils that are not functioning correctly. Replacing all of the ignition coils will be good for the vehicle so you would be able to know what...
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Will the P0597 code cause the car to fail emissions inspection in North Carolina?
Hi there. The code P0597 is for the thermostat heater control circuit. This means that the thermostat is electronically controlled in your vehicle. To see why this code is on, check the following: A loose or corroded connector on...
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2011 bmw 328i making loud squealing noise under hood ahen driving.
Hi there. In most cases, when you hear a constant squealing noise while driving it's due to a serpentine belt that has become loose and need to be replaced. It could be a different belt, pulley or the power steering...
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I am looking to purchase this car from a dealership - is there anything I need to look for?
The vehicle is generally reliable and indeed reliability may be above average. However, repair costs, if there is a breakdown, are likely to be somewhat greater than average certainly for parts. There are at least 4 Recall Campaigns that may...

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