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Headlight assembly not working
On a vehicle such as a Porsche, it is likely that there is a control module for each of the headlight assemblies. A control module is like a computer that controls a particular system. If all of the lights on the driver side...
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Bad front headlight
Hello. Normally the headlight bulb could just be blown out and this problem can be easily fixed by replacing the bulb, but there are some other less likely possibilities to explain why your headlight doesn’t work. There are control unit...
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Oil temperature hotter and hotter
Hello there, the vehicle's oil temperature is critical for proper operation. An increase in oil temperatures can be due to a variety of different items. The most common would be due to low oil level, failing oil pump, improper oil...
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Car has chirping sound on rough roads
Hello there, A few different things can cause this type of noise. The most common would be interior pieces rubbing against each other, a wind noise, or one of the window seals. I'd suggest having the car looked at by...
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Undriven car's battery started, but ran rough
Hello there, When vehicles sit for long periods of time like this a few things can happen. The battery can drain, the fuel can lose its octane rating, and oil can pool in the cylinders. If the vehicle is misfiring...
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Had to manually unlock car & key stuck in ignition
A few different things can cause the vehicle to respond this way. The reason why the key is stuck in the ignition is probably due to the steering wheel being locked. When the steering wheel is locked it does not...
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Excessive oil consumption and sooty exhaust
Hello there, A few different items can cause oil consumption. The most common is oil leaks, valve stem seals, PCV faults, or engine mechanical issues. Porsche 911's are known to have some oil consumption that is considered normal due to...
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Oil temperature hotter and hotter
You could have your Porche 911's engine cleaned to make sure all the air passages for cooling the engine are cleaned out. Doing a fresh oil change with the proper weight oil in synthetic may help with the temperature. But...
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Had to manually unlock car & key stuck in ignition
Try to turn the key to the On position and then press and hold the remote button until the central locking light blinks rapidly. Then release the button and turn off the ignition. This should reconnect the remote to the...
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Excessive oil consumption and sooty exhaust
For your 2007 Porsche 911, the piston rings may be letting excessive oil past them causing the soot build up in the exhaust, and causing the oil consumption. There is an acceptable amount of oil consumption, and 1 liter for...
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Undriven car's battery started, but ran rough
For your 2007 Porsche 911, the first thing to do is make it to a gas station and refuel the tank with a high octane fuel and run the vehicle to see if it clears up. If the car continues...
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Car has chirping sound on rough roads
I would only recommend having a qualified mechanic drive and duplicate the problem and see if it is in the rear suspension or in the body mount under the rear seat area under the car. Depending on the noise, the...
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Broken Dipstick
This depends on where the tip ended up. If is is still in the dipstick tube, the tube may be removed to get the broken part out. If it made its way to the oil pan, You may need to...
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Car stalls when driving up steep inclines - 2015 Chevrolet Volt
I would escalate this issue throught the Chevrolet dealer support system. There should be a description of the process with addresses and phone numbers in your Owners Manual. This information can also be found here: http://www.chevrolet.com/contact/call-us.html
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rough idle
Hello. I would need to know which misfire codes you are getting to know for sure what is going on. Most of the time on this vehicle if it is a single cylinder misfire then it may be as simple...
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Backfire
Hi there; In most cases a backfire issue occurs because the air to fuel ratio is too rich, the timing is off (which you've checked) or the spark plug tips have excess carbon build-up (which you've also replaced). Typically when...
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I used 5w-20 engine oil of instead of 5w-40 as recommended in the manual
The most important thing is do not run the engine low on oil even using a lighter weight oil. Since you did put in the incorrect oil I would recommend not running the vehicle too hard until you get the...

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