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High mileage and oil grade.
The oil that the manufacturer recommends is 5w30 and it is the only oil that you should use. If you try to use a thicker 10w30 or 10w40 then you may be not lubricating the engine good enough. The thicker...
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My heater makes a really loud noise when its on.
The level of refrigerant in the air conditioning system would not affect the noise level of the blower motor. If you replaced the motor with an aftermarket (non OEM) motor that could create an issue in terms of the quality...
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My car is pulling to the right so I need an alignment or do I need a new tire
Hello, The tire pressure can definitely make a difference in your vehicle pulling to one side or the other, but it sounds like you have checked this. Despite the alignment being done a year ago, this could have changed based...
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I smell gas in my car! What can that be?
You should have the complete fuel system to include the vapor system checked for any leaks. You may have a leaking seal on top of the fuel tank that is leaking vapor that is getting into the passenger compartment. ...
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Transmission help!
Hi there. It sounds like you definitely have some internal failures of that transmission. A proper inspection would definitely be worthwhile to assess the situation accurately. Replacing the transmission is a viable option as well as a newer car. I...
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Grinding noise front right brake. Sometimes can hear metal noise when wheel spins afterwards.
Hi there. The vehicle sitting only week, should not have caused a grinding noise from the right front wheel upon brake apply. I would assume, the right front brake pads are touching metal to metal. Continued driving will cause the...
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I don't know the problem
Hi there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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Just overtightened drain plug on an 01 acur cl type s, now i gotta replace the oil pan. After a bit of research, i found out i nee
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the oil pan is a pain to get to. Often you need to raise up the engine or remove the transmission. On your make and model you should be able to get by...
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Vsa light is on for no reason Accra cl 2003
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with one of the sensors related to the stability control system. It may be wise to have the vehicle scanned for codes to check and see what the...
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My car won't start even with a new battery the alternator is a year old
Be sure the battery is fully charged. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged at time of sale. Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated. With the key held in the "start" position, you...
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what parts r needed to fix front driver wheel placement
When the wheels come into contact with curbs, and the like, while driving, it is quite likely that you have either bent something on the steering or suspension systems, or at the very minimum, knocked the alignment out of specifications....
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No crank problem. turn key nothing happens. dash light fuse and door lock fuse blown. new battery, good connection.
Hello, thank you for writing in. LED headlights are supposed to run a lighter load on the electrical system, and they should not harm fuses or the vehicle when installed properly. Due to the age of the vehicle, you may...
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Car is in drive but when I hit the gas pedal it does not go forward
If the engine speeds up, but the car does not move, it is possible that the shift linkage is maladjusted and thus the car is not actually in drive gear. That can be checked. Other possibilities are that the transmission...
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VSA Light still coming on after replacing the brakes.
Check the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir and see if its low. If the fluid is low then top it off with Dot 3 brake fluid and see if the light goes out. If the brake fluid is...
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Clicking sound from brakes
Hi There, This can happen for a number of reasons, but is usually related to a brake pad being installed incorrectly or potentially a loose brake caliper. I would suggest taking a look at the springs, shims and clips that...
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Car was not showing correct speed on speedometer and now the car won't shift into any gear (manual)
This may likely be caused by a faulty transmission speed sensor. The speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the transmission. The speed sensor also controls the anti-lock braking system. Driving with a bad speed...
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Why would my car have a delay in acceleration in my 201 Acura CL
Hello. It sounds like you either have a failure in the throttle body or a problem with the throttle body position sensor. If the throttle body itself is failing then the throttle plate may be sticking so I would inspect...
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Car stops when put in drive or reverse
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Clicking when letting off the gas pedal.
The differential inside the transmission may be worn or have an issue with the bearings that is causing the clicking noise when loaded on the opposing side to the load applied when driving. Try to see if the noise occurs...
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I definitely have a power steering fluid leak. What kind of charge would I expect if the transmission does not need to be removed?
Before it's possible to give a proper estimate, it will be necessary to determine exactly which part of the system is leaking. The figure could vary widely depending on whether you simply have a bad return hose or a leak...

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