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Are Switches Inside a Car Waterproof?
The electrical switches inside your car control functions throughout your vehicle. You have switches that turn your headlights and radio on or off, adjust the volume of your sound system, open the power windows, and...
What Causes a Suspension to Collapse?
Every car, truck and SUV features a suspension, the system of parts that holds the vehicle up, absorbs bumps, and allows it to steer. For the most part these systems wear out slowly,...

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Anything to cut off or slow the corrosion will help but may also cover damage from existing damage. The cost of undercoating is up to you, but it may not be worth it depending on how much you are being...
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Car won't start.
The performance of the battery and charging system must be checked. There may be a problem with the alternator recharging the battery especially if the vehicle required a jump-start after a new battery. Hire one of our expert technicians to...
Will the under body parts get corroded? 2003 Ford F-150
Hello. It all depends on the part that is corroded. The frame can take some corrosion before it will cause a problem. Most other parts would need to be looked at on an individual basis. The brake lines are the...
Car has sulfated battery - 2006 Mercury Milan
Hello. The battery and battery cables need to be evaluated at this point. Check the two terminals. If corrosion has begun on one area, the other areas around there will likely follow. If the tips of the battery cables are...
White plugs due to lean conditions in cumbustion chamber
You should have your fuel injectors and combustion chamber cleaned. The valves may have carbon built up on them and will cause lean conditions. Also dirty clogged injectors can cause lean conditions as well. Lastly, I recommend checking the fuel...
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Hello there, a few different faults can cause the AC clutch not to engage on your 1998 Nissan 200SX. The most common would be the refrigerant is low, AC high pressure switch, AC clutch failure, or lack of voltage to...
MOT Query
You will need to have a body repair shop inspect the damaged suspension to see if it is repairable. I know in some countries you cannot do certain structural repairs, meaning the vehicle would have to be removed from the...
seems to be stuck in 2nd or 1st cant tell
Here are a few things to check next: With a fully charged battery, test the voltage on the ERLS fuse, Key On Engine Off (KOEO) and the transmission connector connected. If the voltage is low at the...
Air conditioner
When you wiggle the green wire, it allows power to get to the blower motor. You should disconnect the connector for the resistor and blower motor and check the connector for signs of overheating, rust, or corrosion. Repair or...
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Cruise control quit working on 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII. There is a recall for the cruise control malfunction of your vehicle. The Recall is number 69179. The recall seems to point to a faulty cruise control module. Give...
Starter? Battery connection? Something else?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Based on your situation, I would say your starter is fine, but your battery is bad. Cold Cranking Amps (CCAs) are what you use to start your car. They cannot be tested and they can't...
My vehicle won't start
Hello. I would recommend first disconnecting and cleaning the battery clamps and battery with baking soda and water. Once the terminals are clean then see if it will crank over. You may need to jump start the battery if it...
Leak caused by corrosion on throttle body terminal
Hello. There are some fairly sensitive electronics inside the throttle position sensor (TPS) housing. They are also not engineered to be easily disassembled for repair either. Unless you are quite experienced at unsoldering and soldering printed circuit board connections, I...
Loud buzzing before the engine cranks
This sounds like the starter solenoid - the part of the starter assembly which acts as a high-current power relay for the starter motor - has worn or burned contacts. This makes it tougher to get adequate power to the...
Fuse or bad battery?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The AC blower motor or relay may be bad and would need to be checked. The radio you may have a blown fuse or a problem with the radio itself. If you would like help,...
Dead battery
You need to check to see if the corrosion is causing a no connection from the battery to the main power supply. The corroded cable may need to be replaced.
My car won't start but does make noise
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Toyota Yaris to crank but not start. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, battery terminals, starter, battery cables, ignition switch, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such...

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