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Brake pedal has no resistance
This is a very dangerous situation as the braking system is one of the most important safety features of a vehicle. Have a brake inspection carried out by a qualified technician such as the ones here at YourMechanic to look...
Engine clanking when starting
Hello. Most of the lights will flash or come on when the car is started. It is the manufacturers way of allowing the owner to easily determine if the bulbs are working properly. If the lights remain on after a...
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 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...
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...
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. The power steering belt pulleys may have seized up as well. This...
Where are fuel & primer reset buttons?
Hello. The fuel pump reset button is located under the instrument panel, to the right of the transmission hump. I do not believe that there is a primer button on your vehicle. The fuel pump reset button is also known...
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. This may be causing the hot-rod sound. It...
Car idles, surges, then lowers, and then dies
Hello. It sounds like there may be a loose or disconnected vacuum hose. The upper or lower intake gasket could be leaking as well. There is also a possibility that the mass airflow (MAF) sensor, idle air control valve, or...
Front brakes drag and bind up
Hello. It sounds like the vehicle's brake master cylinder may be faulty which could cause the front calipers to lock up. There could also be a problem with the proportioning valve in the brake system. This is known to cause...
Timing chain kit installed by shop and still light ticking
If they had any of the valve covers and intakes off they should of put in new gasket seals. I would ask them to lower or remove the labor since they should of replaced the gaskets when they removed them...
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...
My car starts then dies after 1-3 seconds. The AC blower runs on high even though the AC is shut off on the control panel.
For the electrical part to your vehicle, there seems to be an issue with the ground. Check all of the harnesses under the dash and check the battery cables for proper connection. For the AC blower coming on when the...
Gears slipping
Hello! The most common cause for transmission slippages is dirty or low transmission fluid. However, the code retrieved from the vehicle could indicate anything from a loose gas cap, to a bad exhaust system, so it would be best to...
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. You will have to have the vehicle towed to a shop for inspection, or to a safe area where a mobile mechanic can inspect...
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...
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. The symptoms are very similar to what you are describing in that the brakes will feel as if they are being applied when the car...
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...
My car is revving up but doesn't seem to be shifting. If my gas is low, could this be the cause
This may be caused by a number of reasons. The hesitation feeling you are experiencing is very commonly known to be related to what is called a mass air flow sensor which regulates the air intake as the the fuel...
AC blows warm air, Freon was recharged.
Hi there. When the freon 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,...

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