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Just bought this and was up-sold a maintenance plan by the BMW dealership. Can I do without?
Having a dealer maintenance plan is always a good thing if the price is fair. The dealer service program will make sure that you are reminded every time your vehicle needs any sort of preventative maintenance due to its mileage....
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Car dies after going 5 to 20 miles. If it sets for 2 to 24 hours it starts again and goes 5 to 20 miles.
Hi there. The issue is with the ignition switch. The switch has a faulty tumbler and disconnects the wiring in the steering column. The best thing to do is replace the ignition switch and check the wiring in the steering...
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Headlights
Hello. Your issue may be caused by one of several factors. The typical issues like this with the headlights pertain to a bad relay, connection, socket, or dimmer switch if equipped. If you have a voltmeter, you can track down...
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Steering wheel Problem
Your vehicle is equipped with electric power steering. Failure of the steering wheel to return, and re-center itself, can be caused by vehicle misalignment (in particular, caster is off), damage to the suspension, or faults in the electric power steering...
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My 4WD is not engaging. Is a 2007 Silverado have electronically controlled axle actuator or vacuum? Or is my problem in the hubs?
Hi there. The actuator on your 4WD system to your vehicle is electronic. Most of the Silverado 2500 model Chevrolet trucks have issues with the actuator failing in the front axle due to weather and road conditions. Check the harness...
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Stalling, issues with the vapor canister and with adding fuel
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by many things. If your vapor canister is having known issues then I would start there, as the vapor canister is tied into the vehicle's fuel system and can affect its performance....
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My trunk light does not come on
The tests you have done so far pretty much tell the tale. If you are not receiving full voltage at the trunk light, then that voltage is being cut off somewhere. Where did you test the voltage from? If it...
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The radio will not power on. 2001 VW Passat
Hi there - first task is to check the fuse which powers the radio. If the fuse is good, check the operation of other devices powered by the same fuse for operation. If the rest work, then the problem is...
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Plug broken. Safe for replacement? Pins are different
Although, I am not an electronics expert by any means, there are some basic electricity concepts that should apply in this case. First we need to identify what the ratings on the plug pertain to: Amp - an ampere is...
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How do you replace steering angle sensor on a 2013 Fiat 500e?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Often the Steering Angle Sensor can be re-calibrated when it has lost connection. A manufacture qualified technician can perform this programming for you, unless you have access to a quality OBD-II scan tool. If...
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Replaced fuel pump, filter and injector.. still no fuel. 89 s-10. With a 2.5
It is possible that the faulty issue is the fuel pump relay and not the fuel pump itself. I would check all ground connections first to verify that this isn't the source of your problem, then inspect the fuel pump...
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Wheel Bearings
What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface...
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What does it mean if my traction control light won't turn off and I have a creaking noise coming from the rear drivers side tires
Hi There, The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors at each of the four wheels that communicate...
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P0606 this the code a mechanic gave me to repair my car can you explain it to me layman's term and the cost 2015 Ford Focus
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The check engine light and diagnostic code that sets the warning light off pertain to the ECM. This is a computer in the vehicle that processes inputs from a variety of sensor to...

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