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changed plugs and wires broke the tip off of the egr control sensor car won't run and gets hot
Hey there. The EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) sensor monitors the amount of exhaust gases in your car's engine and helps to keep this recirculating which helps to lower cylinder temperatures and pressure. When this sensor fails, it can cause a...
Harmonic balancer broke replaced now won't start
There are two main possibilities. Depending on how or why the balancer failed (e.g., did it fail suddenly accompanied by the car engine completely stopping), it is possible the timing belt has slipped or is even broken. It is also...
My car wont start, doesn't click and will not start with a jump either.
It sounds like your starter has failed. There is also a slight possibility that the alternator is bad but I would say starter first. I would start with a charging system test and figure out what is causing your vehicle...
Q: My key won't turn on to start car
Hi there. It sounds like you either have a worn key or worn key cylinder. Have a new key cut and see if the new key turns the cylinder to start the car. If that does not work, then the...
How to fix electrical lost
Trying to diagnose electrical issues remotely is one of the more difficult things to accurately accomplish. Due to the fact that multiple components might be faulty, you should have a professional mobile mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection at your...
I replaced the brake light switch and still I have the same problem in my car. Also, I checked the stop lamp fuse and it is good.
Hi there. Check the wires from the brake light switch to the brake lights. There could be an open in the circuit making the light short to ground. Also the ground circuit could be loose making the switch not function...
Sometimes when I shift my car's automatic transmission into Drive it stays in neutral. Reverse works and trans fluid is full.
It is very possible that you could have some internal transmission damage. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified transmission professional to inspect your transmission for internal faults. I must warn that this could be a pricy...
Do i have to remove whole control arm to get bushing off
Hi there. it's much easier to remove the control arm in order to install a new bushing set. If you have not completed this task before, I would highly recommend purchasing a repair and service manual for your 2004 Kia...
Cost for to replace the rear camshaft seal.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the camshaft seal on a 2005 Kia Amanti with a V6-3.5L engine.
Q: Oil leak
Oil leaks can be external or internal. Internal oil leaks often occur at the valve stem oil seals and/or the valve guides as well as at worn piston rings. External leaks not already included in your list include the spark...
Brake, ABS, ESP off and ESP idiot lights on
Hi there. Have you had the battery and alternator properly tested? These are the heart of your electrical system and, if faltering, can produce those lights. Once the hiccup or falter dissipates, the system returns to normal with no codes...
AC running all the time
Hi There, Depending on whether or not you have attempted to turn the AC off with the switch or not may indicate a couple of different possibilities. If you have tried to turn it off with the switch and it...
Out of the blue steering wheel started shaking and veering to the right upon acceleration
The first thing I would check is to be sure the wheel lugs are tight That includes checking that the bolts are not stripped so that they seem tight but are not. Then, as you said, give the tires a...
Why is my car overheating with coolant in the radiator, but not with water? It overheated today when i finally added coolant, why?
First of all the radiator cracks cannot be fixed with the sealer. It may work temporarily only until system pressure builds up and it will start leaking again. You are overheating now due to air pockets in the system and...
My car only drives in reverse it jerks as soon as i put it in reverse but when i put it in drive it doesnt move
You will either be real low on fluid from a leak or your transmission has major internal problems that will need to be diagnosed by a qualified transmission mechanic like one from YourMechanic.
Q: My car is accelerating by itself.
Hi Conor. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, the issue of 'self acceleration' is caused by one of the following; a damaged throttle body, vacuum leak, electronic throttle control, or idle control valve issue. This is a rather...
My car was ran fine, a friend came and installed ignition wire cables now car is rattling and sounds like a maraca
Hi David. Thanks for contacting us today. First off, don't let this friend work on your car again. While they likely had good intentions, the ability to correctly complete mechanical work is not only vital to ensure proper operation of...
My car wont shift in drive could it be a cable
Possibly...it depends on whether the manual lever on the transmission actually moves into the drive position or not when you shift the gear shifter into Drive. If the manual lever fully moves into the correct position or "detent" (the lever...
Failsafe mode
A scanner has to be applied to look at long and short term fuel trim, the waveform output of the oxygen sensors and other key engine operating parameters. Hesitation is definitely due to a fuel or ignition system fault and...
Kia amanti 04 Everytime I brake or just drive I see a yellow box with water in it appear but sometimes it goes away , what is it?
It sounds like you are referring to what is known as the window washer fluid light. This light indicates when the window washer fluid tank is getting low on fluid. During stop and go traffic or when braking, this light...

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