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The first thing to do is go where the damage is. If a wiring harness has been struck by the serpentine belt, then you will have to open the harness and look for physical damage. That may mean that one...
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My son's honda civic A/C comes on some of the time and does not at other times. It that a wiring issue?
Hello, thank you for writing in. We need to determine what is coming on and what is not. If the air blows but it is warm, you may have low refrigerant. If no air blows at all, and the climate...
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Both front turn signals went out within a day of each other. One is the original bulb for my 2013 Sequoia, the other is a replace
Hello, thank you for writing in. Two bulbs going out at in a short period of time is not unheard of. That is not to say that you do not have an electrical issue. It would not likely be a...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. The most likely cause of the issue is a bad MAP sensor. Before changing it out, you will want to check for any other obvious signs of problems. These would include frayed or damaged...
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My 2001 Ford f250 super duty 5.7L Triton V8 as I'm driving it acts like it ran out of gas
You may be right that there is a problem in the wiring, but I'm going to guess that you have an open ground wire. The wiring harness will have several locations where a wire comes out of the harness and...
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Car was struck by lightning and won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, there is not a cut and dry answer for your problem. Lightning strikes are not created equal, nor is the damage they cause. You most likely have electrical issues, rather than something mechanically...
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Car was in a flood. I checked the air filter and it was wet. I also checked the oil to the engine and it was brown.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, attempting to start the vehicle soon after it "dries out" can cause more problems. This happens for various reasons depending on what has been flooded. Typically the first step is to disconnect the...
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How much would it cost to repair a wiring harness of a 1992 Honda Accord LX after it's been sitting for 6 years
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Put new battery in my car
Hi Tiffany. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com today. Corrosion is caused by oxidation, and battery acid leaking - which occurs overtime. It can create a faulty ground or power connection and cause several of the symptoms you are describing....
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I have an 01 Lexus ls430 the trunk indicator is on as if the trunk is open but it's completely closed. Any ideas?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Something is wrong with the sensor on the latch for the trunk. Scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes to see if anything comes up. You can check the wiring directly to the sensor and...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. First, make sure the USB cord you are using is in good condition. Even if it is not psychically damaged on the outside, the connection inside the conduit could be disconnected or damaged. The...
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Need a price for a wiring harness replacement on an '89 dodge ram d250 Cummins turbo
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The light bulbs on the tail lights work and I changed the fuse but the lights won't dim at night
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