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Squeaking noise
Hi Sunny. A weak tensioner can definitely cause the belt to make noise. However, are there any leaks occurring that could potentially contaminate the belt? If there is a leak dripping onto the belt then it will make the noise...
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My car has a lot of mileage. Is it road worthy?
Every single part on a motor vehicle will eventually fail or "wear out", and often parts will fail multiple times over the vehicle's life (for example, tires, brakes, rotors, water pumps, oil seals, timing belts, bulbs, hoses, and so forth)....
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Noise when turning
Among the possibilities are the strut bearings, strut mounts, the strut itself, the outer cv axle joints, and/or any suspension component, such as a tie rod end, ball joint, sway bar mount, or suspension bushing that is loose or worn,...
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Help in pinpointing recent car issues/ performance.
The Mass Airflow Sensor will cause general misfire codes. As far as cylinder #4 is concerned, you should still give it a quick inspection. The Mass Air Flow sensor is used to calculate a few different equations for the computer....
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Check engine light with a code about insufficient temperature P0126 to the engine.
Hi there. The coolant temperature sensor (CTS) is not working correctly. The sensor is sending a signal that the engine is already warm and when the engine first starts up, it needs more fuel a rich mixture to produce more...
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Are the miles too high for me to buy this car?
I would recommend checking the Kelly Blue Book Value for your car which is relevant to your particular zip code. This should give you an indication of generally what the car is worth. You will of course want to discount...
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The turn indicators are not blinking, they just turn on. And the hazard lights are not working at all..
The body control module (BCM) is a possible cause but not the most likely. The flasher relay is the most common fault for signals and hazards lights not functioning properly. The relay is both electrical and mechanical. Power to the...
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Everything turns on, but when I turn my key, the car won't turn on
Hi there. There are a few things that instantly come to mind that could be causing your starting issues. If you can activate all of your accessories but nothing happens when you turn the key forward, the cause is most...
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My ac slowly stopped working after just two days.
The air conditioning system relies on a full system charge to function properly. A poorly operating air conditioning system is usually caused by a low charge from a leak. If the air conditioning compressor electronic clutch fails, the fuse blows...
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How many oxygen sensors are there on a vehicle?
Your vehicle and engine will have four O2 sensors. There is one O2 sensor in each exhaust manifold and one after each catalyst. This is a diagram of your exhaust system to see O2 sensor locations.
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Car makes a metal rattling sound when stepping on the gas. It has gotten worse over time?
Hi there: There could be multiple issues causing the rattling noise when you accelerate on your Mazda 6 ranging from a loose bracket, to an exhaust pipe that is cracked or even the serpentine or drive belt system that's causing...
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Oil level is low.
Your engine may use up about a liter of oil for every 2000 km you drive so you should add oil until you see that the oil comes up to the top full mark. Running the engine low on oil...
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Rear Brake Imbalance
The brakes front and rear would need to be inspected for any excessive wear on the pads and rotors. The rear calipers may be sticking due to the caliper slides may make only one side of the rotor work. Have...
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My car gets these p0340 code no start as well as no rpm when cranking
Hi there: When the signal to and from the camshaft position sensor and the PCM is broken, the ignition spark and fuel injector timing will fail and the PCM will store the P0340 OBD-II trouble code. This will trigger the...
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Car makes a screeching noise when foot is on brake and in drive.
Hi. This is a tricky problem to solve because it is intermittent problem. A lot of times with intermittent problems, they have to become a consistent problem so the problem can be fixed properly. There is a possibility that the...
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Car battery can't keep a charge.
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Knocking when driving
An engine can ping (or knock) due to an improper combustion process. An ignition knock is the result of combustion occurring too early. Early combustion can occur from carbon buildup inside the combustion chamber, a lean air/fuel mixture, and advanced...
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If I remove the crankshaft balancer gear box from the oil pan does it damage the engine? 2006 Mazda 6
Hi - YES, this will damage the engine if you remove this! This balance mechanism is there to counter an imbalance that is present the crankshaft and other rotating components. If you remove this, those components will be out of...
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What does the PCV valve and hose look like and where are they located?
Hi there. The PCV valve for this particular model is built into the hose assembly. The hose is a larger hose that connects to the intake plenum and runs to the rear valve cover, you can't miss it as it's...
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Clutch pedal stays on the floor.
Hi there. Assuming, you followed proper procedure bleeding the replacement clutch slave cylinder. This would lead me to believe, the clutch pedal staying on the floor may be the result of, a faulty clutch master cylinder. I recommend having your...

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