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Transmission slipping, jumping, noises
It is possible your transmission is causing all the issues you have been having. If the valve body in the transmission is not sealing properly you may have an issue with the transmission trying to be in two gears at...
Fuel pump will not kick on and all the fuaes and relays are fine and its hooked up right, what is the problem?
You have a circuit opening relay behind the glove box and the EFI relay in the main fuse box in the engine compartment. You will need to have the complete circuit checked to see if they are supplying power. These...
When trying to take camshaft sprocket off timing belt jumped 2 teeth what can I do is there engine damage?
You should not have engine damage if you did not try and start the engine with the camshaft out of position. Put the sprocket and belt back in alignment and try to run the engine.
Why is my oil filter crushing/squeezing after few minutes of driving?
I would suggest checking the oil passages and oil pump. This can happen when oil passages get clogged and the oil pump has to work harder to pump oil. The pressure from the overworking of the oil pump can cause...
transmission speed sensor
What you're describing seems more like a problem with the speedometer cable and housing. The cable that attaches to the sensor and then to the speedometer in the dash has multiple opportunities to become damaged. The first thing I'd do...
Is it my lifters? Or my oil control valve? or oil pump?
You should first get a oil pressure test done on your engine. From what you've described the engine making noise like that is a serious issue. I'd suggest that get your vehicle looked at by a certified mechanic who check...
While my mom was driving to work, my car shut off on the freeway.
A starter will not stall the car while driving. It may still need to be replaced or the battery could have just been weak from repeated attempts to start. In my experience with this engine, it is likely a crankshaft...
A piece of metal fell out of the bottom.
Hello. You should have the mechanic who put in the master cylinder check to see where the metal piece goes. I'm not exactly sure what the piece of metal is, but if it was not important, then it would not...
Gauges won't work and can't get out of park unless I can get the key in just the right position.
From what you've described, your friend is most likely correct in their diagnosis. The ignition switch is at fault for these symptoms. If you'd like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can diagnose your issue firsthand...
Crushed Oil Filter
Yes it could, the filter was designed for the thinner oil. Running the extra thick oil will starve your engine bearings of the necessary oil for lubrication. The thick oil will cause you to burn less oil due to the...
radiator and whole coolant system cost to fix
Hey there. The green liquid is engine coolant. You may have burst a hose or radiator. Do not try and drive it this way or engine damage will occur. The cost of this type of repair will vary greatly depending...
Check engine light on and VSC is also on
Hi, thank you for writing in. Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), the codes that can be downloaded and read when your Check Engine Light comes on, do not identify the exact parts that need replacement. DTC's are simply "good clues" that...
Changed battery. Interior lights, radio, alarmcame on but wouldn't let me push start button. Why not start?
First make sure the battery terminal connections are clean and tight. Over-tightening the connections on the battery may fatigue the terminal connector and cause a fracture or break. This is a very common cause for your car's symptoms. Hire one...
Oli consumption
As use of that, much oil between oil changes isn't too bad. Honestly it could be that the oil wasn't completely filled and it was left a little lower than needed. Generally speaking oil changes with conventional oil should be...
Failure to catch or switch gears, belts turning and car has power ect, but won't switch into any gears. Transmission/engine fluids are ok.
Hi there. I have seen this same concern while I was employed at a Toyota dealership. This sounds like the transmission has failed internally; most likely the internal brake band, solenoid, or valve body has failed. The transmission will ultimately...
What's the difference between fully synthetic and semi synthetic oils
The oils that go in your engine can be fully synthetic and synthetic blend or standard oils. The standard oil is the least expensive oil and the fully synthetic is the most expensive. You are better off running fully synthetic...
Speedometer is cutting off while driving then the car begins jerking
Hi there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like the vehicle transmission speed sensor may be going bad, or the connector is damaged. Have the sensor and connector checked, and replace the sensor if the connector is okay. If you...
Car has P0441 (emission code),mechanic states it could cost from $50-$700, it has multiple things wrong, where to begin?
This trouble code relates to a purge flow malfunction. The evaporative emissions purge valve takes fuel vapors in the tank and introduces them into the engine in an effort to reduce emissions. The problem can be as simple as the...
I jus recently gotten a new battery inserted in my car now my car is not starting without it cutting off.
This is your anti-theft system taking over as a result of the new battery being installed. This is unfortunately something that usually requires the dealer to reset due to safety precautions. Often times you will need to establish some kind...
My battery light keeps coming on and radio went off and on then off completely then car lost power toyota avalon 2000
Hello. If the engine will not stay running then the alternator is bad. The battery will also need to be load tested as a bad alternator can also cause the battery to fail. When I come across this problem I...

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