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Gas leaking

A gas leak I never something to put off. The most common gas leak on this vehicle is from the metal line under the vehicle. These tend to corroded and break over time. The leak will need to be located...

Car overheating

You might have an air pocket in the cooling system. Air pockets are common on some vehicles and can be a headache. When the cooling system is opened and coolant drained, air from the atmosphere gets in the engine. Once...

Ck. eng. lt. on Had it checked. replaced fuel filler cap. worked ok for a while. now lt. back on

Hi there. Typically when a check engine light is illuminated, and a repair is made, the code needs to be cleared by a professional mechanic. This could be the reason why the light periodically comes on. However, it's also possible...

When I put my car into drive it makes a loud grinding noise and doesnt move.

Hi there. The transmission may have broken the differential or a CV shaft (constant velocity shaft). If a CV shaft was to break, then all of the power will go to the broken shaft. When you said that you stopped...

What should I do with my car,junk or keep it?

The way I look at it if it was my car is, would the car be worth more than the cost to repair it completely after the repairs are done. If the cost of the repairs would exceed 80% of...

I hear a hissing nose when I press on my brakes car barely stops

This may be related to your brake booster which is mounted on the firewall, and has what is called a master cylinder attached to it. The purpose of the brake booster is to assist in the stopping power of your...

Car overheats badly. What's the problem?

Hi, thanks for writing in. This is usually a result of one or several things. Since you have replaced the water pump, we can reasonably assume that is not the problem. Also, since you are replacing the thermostat today, that...

My car died and won't start what could the problem be?

Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. If you believe that the engine may not be getting fuel then I would start with examining the vehicle's fuel system. It may be possible that one of the...

lost control of one wheel. on the left. seems broken

It sounds like you had a tie rod ball joint break or another ball joint break (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/ball-joint-front-replacement). You will have to have the vehicle towed to a shop for inspection, or to a safe area where a mobile mechanic can...

Loud, hot-rod type sound when driving

Hello. It sounds like the catalytic converter gaskets may be causing a leak in the exhaust system. It is also possible that there is a leak or bad baffle in the muffler (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-muffler). This may be causing the hot-rod sound....

Car stalled after overheating.

It sounds like the engine overheated lost oil pressure and the engine seized up. The cause may of been the thermostat to cause the overheating, but if you continued to drive it after it overheated then you may have been...

Steering wheel is locked and key won't turn. Gas pedal is stiff... What to do

Hi Ronelle. Thanks for writing in tonight. Usually when the key won't turn and the steering wheel is locked, the issue is with the ignition cylinder (where the key is inserted). There are a few things you can do to...

My speedometer, rpm gauge and fuel gauge are not working; possible gear slipping and high rpm.

Hi there. For the electrical issues on the dash that are not working properly, I recommend that you have your battery check and loaded. The battery could have 12.6 volts, but if a cell is burnt or damaged, the battery...

AC blows warm air, refrigerant was recharged.

Hi there. When the refrigerant was recharged, was the system evacuated and a vacuum test performed to ensure there are no leaks or moisture in the system? It sounds like the AC compressor may not be engaging. A blown fuse...

Brand new battery car won't start - 2000 Chrysler Concorde

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. It sounds like there is a ground to chassis problem that is draining your battery (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-diagnose-a-car-battery-drain_2). Check your negative battery cable for corrosion and make sure that the connection points are secure and...

Stalls out when I put in drive p1729

Given your mileage, it is likely the throttle body and idle air controller need cleaning. It is also possible the throttle position sensor (which communicates with the transmission) may also be failing. This would seem more likely since your replacement...

steady ticking sound from ac compressor

Hey there. The one in the video has a major problem with the pulley bearing getting ready to seize up. You can hear the noise when the A/C compressor turns off. These bearings will start to spin on the front...

During acceleration, the car behaves as if the brakes are being applied.

This is a known problem with this vehicle related to a faulty brake master cylinder (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-master-cylinder-replacement). The symptoms are very similar to what you are describing in that the brakes will feel as if they are being applied when the...

Power steering quit and RPMs to Zero

Hello. There are several possible issues that might be causing the problem you are experiencing. The most common possibility is that the power steering belt may have broken (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-power-steering-belt). The power steering belt pulleys may have seized up as well....

Car idles, surges, then lowers, and then dies

Hello. It sounds like there may be a loose or disconnected vacuum hose (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-vacuum-hose-s). The upper or lower intake gasket could be leaking as well. There is also a possibility that the mass airflow (MAF) sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-mass-airflow-sensor), idle air control...

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