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Car window won't roll up or down

If the window can't be operated from either the master switch (on the driver side) or its own switch, chances are the motor has failed and needs replacement. I would suggest having the whole power window system tested (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/window-is-not-going-up-or-down-inspection) by...

Steering wheel wobbles when driving at slow speeds

The issue you are describing sounds like a bad tire. As weird as it sounds, sometimes problems with tires are more noticeable at low speeds. When you get the tires replaced, be sure to have them checked if the wheels...

Coolant is bubbling

Hi. Your concern sounds very similar to an event where the system cooling fan may not be working properly. If the air conditioning is cooler as the vehicle is moving, but warm when stopped, this tells me air flow is...

Car not charging

A starting charging test should definitely be carried out. This will reveal whether or not the battery has been drained and needs replacement. This also checks the starter for proper operation and cranking voltage. The alternator will be tested checking...

Car stuck in neutral

Hi there. There have been issues where the axle shaft breaks and the vehicle will be unmovable in any gear. The axle would have to be inspected to see if it is broken. Also, the problem could be internally in...

Engine dies when I take my foot off gas pedal.

Hello. If the engine runs fine when you are holding the accelerator pedal down and dies when you release it then you may have a couple of possible issues. I would first check the vacuum hoses going to the engine....

Burning smell from under the hood and I don't know what it is.

The smell of something burning could be many different problems from something stuck to the exhaust like a plastic bag to oil or coolant leaks on the engine. The smell comes into the passenger compartment through the air intake vents...

1995 Lexus ES 300 won't stay running

Based on the symptoms listed, I suspect an electronic or computer issue. Mainly because of the part about the brake pedal. I would recommend having an inspection performed on your vehicle to determine why your car is starting and then...

Check engine, traction off lights are showing

The Check Engine Light is likely still on due to the oxygen sensor faults. The unfortunate thing is that engine computers sometimes cannot detect another problem if they are dealing with one already. That may be why it didn't have...

Possible fuel injector leak

Hello. If you believe that a fuel injector is leaking, the vehicle should not be driven and repaired as soon as possible since fuel is flammable. You should get the aid of a mechanic to perform an inspection to determine...

Car starts, but car won't go into gear

If in fact the headlights and the shifting issue were a result of changing the battery, the only circumstance that I can think of would be a voltage spike. Was the ignition key on when you connected the battery? Did...

Car not starting due to possible battery issues.

Many different problems, including the battery, can prevent a vehicle from starting (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-not-starting-inspection). If the vehicle does not start and does not crank, suspect a problem with the charging/starting system. If you are uncertain as to the cause of your...

Passenger side seat belts getting stuck.

Hi, The seat belt system is designed to lock if pulled out too fast or if in a fast stop. Inside the mechanism for the belt there is a ratching mechanism that controls this locking and is not serviceable at...

Car shaking and trying to stall.

It sounds as though you have multiple problems. The shaking when braking (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-shaking-or-vibrating-inspection) is almost definitely warped brake rotors. Resurfacing, or replacing the brake rotors, as well as replacing the pads, should solve this. The jerking and lack of power...

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