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Car won't turn over
Hello, there are multiple possibilities for a no start condition. The first thing to check is that the base engine can be rotated by hand at the damper using ratchet and socket. Second is to check power at the starter...
Loud banging noise when I put car into gear.
I would take the car to a mechanic that specialises in transmissions. They can determine if it is in the differential or the transmission.
Overheating problem with car.
I believe you are referring to the serpentine belt radiator cap or the power steering cap fell off. I would have a mechanic such as one from YourMechanic come out and have the car inspected to determine what needs to...
Sunroof and driver's seat not working properly.
It sounds like the sunroof motor is working but maybe its sliding contacts and bearing have dried up a little and need some new grease, if not the motor might be on its way out. I would enlist the help...
Service Engine Soon light going on and off.
Sometimes a code will set under certain criteria and while your driving the criteria goes away and the computer recognizes it and it turns the light off, this is normal operation, but that the light comes on it should save...
Gas leak on vehicle.
If you suspect that there is a problem with the installation of a component I recommend that you return to where the part was installed. That way if the problem was with the installation of the part it will be...
Headlight not working properly
Your problem is most likely the ballast for the bulb. The headlight assembly has to be removed to replace it. There is always the possibility of a wiring issue. If you're not up to the task, a qualified mechanic from...
Convertible top not working
Convertible tops are usually driven by an electric motor or a series or electric motors. It is likely that the motor or one of them has gone bad. Some vehicles will also have a control module or computer for the convertible...
Rough idling when the MAF is plugged in
If the problem is present when the MAF sensor is plugged in, this is a classic sign something may be going on with the MAF sensor. Many other things can cause a vehicle to idle poorly as well though. The...
Key button locks the car but doesn’t arm the car
There are a few potential answers to this question. If the original key still arms the vehicle and unlocks the car, then the fault most likely lies with the second key. If both keys do not function, then the most...
Car won't start; jiggled fan sensor and it started
Hello there. Many different components can cause the vehicle not to start. The most likely causes of a no start are the battery, starter, wiring issue, battery cables or many different sensors. If the wire has wiggled, you may have...
Right headlight randomly goes off
Hello there. A few different parts can cause the bulb to intermittently work. The most likely is the bulb itself beginning to fail. Sometimes they do not fail immediately but will work at times until they fail fully. Other possible...
After shop replaced my starter on 330ci bmw, my car is in limp mode
Hi. More than likely there is a fuse blown causing the car to be in limp mode. This could have happened when they reconnected the battery or when things were removed to get to the starter. The shop will always...
Car stalling and smelling like gas
The air intake houses the mass air flow sensor. This sensor plays a major role in the fuel delivery system. If this component was damaged during the installation in the new air intake hose, this could be the issue. Also...
Fuel line has water
If the fuel is contaminated with water, the entire fuel system will need flushed to avoid damage to the injectors. I suggest having a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you home or office to drain your...
Codes P0171 and P0442 - is it a gas cap issue?
Hello. These "small leak" codes can be very frustrating! Both of these codes (P0171 - lean condition, P0442 - small evaporation system leak) are the result of an air leak in the engine's air intake system. Causes can be leaks...
Check engine light
The engine running lean could be due to using the wrong air filter and or the mass air sensor is defective. Check to see you are using the correct air filter and replace it if you are not using a...
Oil evap and low engine effiency
Hello and thank you for your question. First, oil does not evaporate, but rather oil burns if there are no signs of leakage. Oil consumption is a common thing to see in engines. There are 3 things that will cause...

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