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Car slowly lost power and wouldn't accelerate. Then when I pulled over and it started smoking and now it won't start.

Check the back of the engine by the firewall for any burned wires. It is possible that the harness to the engine has fallen down onto the exhaust manifold and is burning through. The wires may have shorted to the...

Can a 12V tire inflator burn my car electrical system

Yes, it can be dangerous to plug high-current loads into the cigarette lighter! And, yes, this circuit should be fuse protected so that wiring or other components on the power path are not damaged. Not all manufacturers fuse-protect the cigarette...

Hybrid vehicle has coolant leakage from the transaxle

Hello. If the system is leaking coolant then the leak needs to be found immediately. If it is leaking from around the transmission area then it is usually either the external pump or the inverter. These inverters are a common...

Headlights caught on fire

There have been many issues in the past with the TSX having headlights catch fire. This particular model does not have a recall. It is important only to use recommended lightbulbs for this car. The manufacturer recommends 60w halogen bulbs,...

My car was near a fire headlights melted parts of bumper grill 2005 Ford Crown Victoria

Hi there, it's quite likely that there was melting of wiring insulation (https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/truck-not-starting-after-electrical-fire), and perhaps even the wiring itself and the battery. If electrical power somehow remained, the first turn of the ignition switch would cause electrical shorts as well....

how much will a dealership charge me to replace a thermostat on a 2006 dodge charger 2.7l v6 engine

Hello there, How much a dealership will charge for your 2006 Dodge Charger varies greatly based on your area and the labor rate of the individual dealership. If the vehicle caught fire there is much more going on that just...

After being serviced, car ignited under passenger seat

The scenario of raw fuel being dumped into the catalytic converter causing extreme heat to possibly ignite a fire is a plausible scenario. It is generally not good business to perform a tune-up and send a customer out in a...

Small fire under hood

Even small fires can cause a lot of damage, but the engine bay is designed to deal with high temperatures. Have an experienced mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out for an inspection of all of the underhood components....

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