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My car is jerking while accelerating and overheating
First check for troubles codes stored by the PCM. I would have the overheating issue diagnosed first as overheating can damage the engine and overheating might be related to the poor acceleration issue. Be sure not to drive the car...
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Service engine soon light came on after the traction control light came on and the slip light was constantly on
This light comes on when the computer has detected that something may be malfunctioning in the traction control system. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected....
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Hi there. it really depends on where you live. If you live in a state that requires CARB certified equipment, then it's likely that your set up would not pass emissions. I would check with your state DMV for clarification...
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I got a oil change and now my oil has a major leak coming from the top what can this be?
You may have got oil spilled on top of the motor by whoever did the oil change. Double check the oil filter is not leaking and check oil level. If you suspect the shop did something wrong during oil change...
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Car has a stiff steering with service engine soon on dashbard and makes noise when your driving it
Hi there. The service engine soon light is illuminated when recommended service is due. This could be related to your power steering issue, but it's likely due to another service that needs to be completed. The power steering issue is...
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I need an upstream O2 sensor replaced, I am going to purchase the part, I just need to make sure it is the right one
Most if not all O2 sensors look very similar and may work different internally. Unless you are getting an O2 sensor from the manufacturer dealer for your exact application we would not be able to know if you get the...
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2001 Altima had mechanical checked for $50.00 they said it was fine. Now they want $75.00 to check electrical. I have had a.c. Wor
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Acts like there is a surging of the engine when I accerate 02 6cyl Altima even in park and nutral.very slow to get up to speed
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I need to replace one of my headlight assembly since the cover of headlight is damaged but it seems I cant find the correct servic
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My car makes noise when accelerating and also takes long to accelerate then later it jumped and also make whistling noise
Hi there. What you are describing is commonly associated with an exhaust leak. This could be coming from the exhaust manifold (in the engine compartment) or underneath the vehicle. It is also possible that the noise is caused by a...
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I was told I'm having a cold soak and I need to replace my starter and then have a ecm reprogramming is this true.I was also tol
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Installed power steering belt like you tube says to do in & looks in tact but still not working
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I need to have my alternator replaced. I bought the part myself. Would you still replace, and only charge for 1.5 hours of labor?
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2003 altima will not start after replacing CPS, checking spark and replacing fuel pump
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My car has been making a noise and the air has not been running that well my neighbor adds freon and its blowing hot air now
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