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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Fiat 500
The 2012 Fiat 500 has reentered into the U.S. market after being absent for the past 27 years. The Fiat 500 is sportier than the Mini Cooper, yet a step above the Toyota...

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Car won't go over 35 mph
Computer controlled engines can put the car into a “limp” mode when certain codes are set. This is usually to prevent further damage. It’s hard to say what the problem is without knowing what code is set. If the engine...
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Engine light with gas smell.
A fuel smell should be investigated immediately. As a fuel leak develops, it may leak on hot components which could start a fire. The fuel system needs to be thoroughly inspected to insure there are no hazardous leaks and any...
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Car smells heavily of cigarette smoke
Hi, this comes up often. A good way to get rid of the smell is to place 2 white vinegar soaked towels in separate bowls. One should be placed by the ashtray and one in the back seat. If your...
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Fasteners for the hood came off
All of the fasteners for the hood are required as the mounting locations serve important roles in the event of a collision. While shifting gears, the weight transfer and flex of the vehicle may be causing this noise through a...
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Inaccurate warnings from the computer
I don't know what the mileage is on your car, but it may still be under warranty. First thing I would do is call the dealer and find out. I wouldn't recommend trying to figure this out yourself because this...
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hi! got new half-shafts aka drivetrain in the start of this year and now im getting vibrations when accelerating in second gear
Yes, start by checking for play in the shaft joints and check the motors mounts. If only one side is bad use chassis ears to isolate which side is causing the problem. If the half shafts were "bad" (as in...
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Why is there white smoke all around my car when i turn on the engine?
The engine may have a blown a leaking head gasket or coolant is getting in the engine cylinder somehow. The white smoke is from coolant being burned in the engine and coming out the exhaust. You should have the vehicle...
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Starter not kicking in
Hi there. When a starter does not engage there can be a few different issues. Firstly, your starter may not be receiving a signal to engage when your key is turned forward due to a faulty ignition switch. Secondly your...
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Hi, how can I dismantling the oil sump? do you have a picture or service manual of this car? Thanks!
Unfortunately, I will not be able to post a picture of this repair. The service manual recommends pulling the engine to perform the repair. YourMechanic does not do this kind of service on your vehicle. I suggest purchasing a service...
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Do you have to lift the engine to change to oil pan
Hi, thanks for writing in about your Ford 500. The short answer is no. You'll have to remove the catalyst, bracket, and then the transmission's lower inspection cover. Once that's done, remove the oil filter adaptor to the oil pan...
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Emblem on steering wheel comes off, exposing airbag
Hey there. I would recommend not trying to reconnect the emblem and wait until you get to the dealer to have them fix to replace it. Keep emblem in your glove box. The air bag should not be affected at...
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When replacing the brake switch, why would the 3rd brake light work and not all 3?
It is possible that both of the brake light bulbs are out. It is also possible that the other two brake lights are on a separate fuse from the third brake light which could cause the third brake light to...
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Slight jerk when changing gears, especially when starting from a complete rest.
This may be a sign of a failing mass air flow sensor or a throttle position sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior...
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Hydraulic clutch
The clutch system has multiple parts: flywheel clutch disc pressure plate release bearing hydraulic master cylinder slave cylinder All the forward gears in your transmission have blocking rings to prevent gear engagement unless the clutch is...
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Where is the mass air flow sensor located on a fiat 2013 500. 1.4 engine?
The mass air flow sensor is located just near the intake or throttle body and connected to the air filter. It should have a wire connector plugged into it that comes from the ECU.
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Engine blocked when turning it by hand
Hi there. On virtually all modern engines, compression tends to be the major reason why an engine won't rotate by hand. Especially if you've not removed the spark plugs. This is a common mistake, but the best thing to...
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car wont start
Hi there. The starting system needs to be checked to see if it is getting voltage. If there is no power getting to the starter then the clutch switch needs to be checked. If the clutch switch fails then the...
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Transmission or clutch slipping
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If you are hearing a slipping sound, then the clutch pressure plate is allowing the clutch disk to slip. There is probably a broken spring on the pressure plate that apply's pressure to the...
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Brake Fluid Level Insufficient Warning Sign Error
This may suggest that your brake pads are worn and due to be replaced or that you have a leak somewhere in your brake hydraulic system. The brake reservoir has a sensor inside that detects when the brake fluid reaches...
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There's a smell when I drive my car is it the clutch? My car has 23000 miles.
Hi there: When a clutch is wearing out or gives off a smell, it's usually similar to rotten eggs or burning rubber if it's actual clutch disks. There will be other indicators such as slipping of the clutch once the...

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