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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant
If you’re in the market for a midsize sedan and want the best price possible, you may be thinking about visiting a Honda or Toyota dealership. Before you do, check out the 2012...

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Check engine light
The problem with the code that the mechanic is getting is that it says the evaporative system has a small leak. This is why it takes a few days to come up. The leak can be from any of the...
Wheel stud replacement
Nothing is impossible to remove. It might be a pain in the neck and require specialized tools. If you fill out a repair inquiry specifying whether it is the lug nut that is stuck or whether you are actually trying...
Starts up and dies down after driving through rain
Hey there. There are several things that should be checked. You need to see if the air filter got soaked with water and replace it if it did. You may have burned out the mass air sensor if it got...
Stops when check engine light is on
Hello. If your Check Engine Light is coming on after you start the engine, then the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle's engine management or emissions system. Your particular model of vehicle uses an OBD-I computer, meaning that...
Transmission wont go into gear
Check to see if the transmission will engage in Low, 1, or 2. You can shift manually to those positions. If it does engage, that could signify a broken apply band (such would require rebuilding the transmission). If the transmission...
Air conditioner not working
It sounds like your blower fan is likely faulty. The internal contacts of the motor can get worn out, causing intermittent operation. A bad electrical connection elsewhere in the circuit can also cause intermittent operation. I'd suggest having a certified...
when i first put freon in my car the ac was really cold after 2 days its still cool but not as cold is this normal?
It is possible that since you had a leaking O-ring, not only did the freon leak out, but the outside atmosphere contaminated the receiver/dryer in your A/C system. The job of the receiver/dryer is to absorb any moisture and contamination...
Possible computer problem
Installing a new catalyst will not cause the no start. You will need to have the computer scanned and all the fuses checked. You may have damaged or shorted one of the O2 sensors wires when you did the job...
What can make loud whining/whistling noise and hesitation when accelerating to higher speeds?
I would recommend checking the timing belt tension. Also, check other pulleys, tensioners, etc. If everything seems to be tight as necessary, try some belt dressing on these belts. I'd suggest having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
brake light issues
Thanks for writing in about your 2006 Mitsubishi Galant. It is possible that there is a short in your electrical system or possibly a bad ground. I suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, perform electrical testing to...
Everytime I drive my car is "putting" like it's going to lose power what is switching gear perfectly
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this. Most of the time it is caused by a worn out timing belt or a clogged catalytic converter. It can also be caused by a failure int he transmission....
Cooling Fans
Most Vehicles now have 2 separate cooling fans. One cooling fan is intended to come on when the engine reaches a certain temperature. The other cooling fan is intended to come on when the air conditioning is turned on. When...
My engine won't idle after replacing the fuel injectors.
This sounds like potentially a idle air control problem. There is a component called an idle air control valve that regulates the amount of air flow at idle. When this is not operating correctly, the engine will not idle as...
Car won't crank. It just clicks once but all the lights come on.
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse or starter relay....
Lights, radio, windows not working, SRS light on, car runs very rough
This is likely either a dead battery or a battery connection problem. Try checking the battery ground (black cable opposite end of the battery connection) to be sure is properly connected to the chassis of the car. An intermittent ground...
A/C doesnt stop working.
It is possible there is a short in the heat - a/c controls themselves. It may be shorted to the ON position or possibly the relay. Locate the a/c relay and if any other relays are similar, try swapping them...
My car is bucking when I drive and then randomly stops shaking.
Hello. It does sound like there are a lot of issues going on with the vehicle. Before making such a hard decision I would really get a complete diagnostic of what is going on with the car. It may not...
Car shutting off
Hello, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you have a few different issues going on. It sounds like you know what is going on with the other issues but as for the new problem the fuses need to be...
Automatic transmission problems after engine swap
Hello there, thanks for writing in. If the issue occurred after the engine was swapped, then it may be possible that the issue is related to the swap. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a variety of issues...
Take key out car jeeps running sometimes. Then as oil and battery light want go off unless u take it slowly out
It seems as if your ignition switch is malfunctioning. Your ignition switch is the part that you stick your key into. This part is responsible for controlling different circuits based on the position of the key. It seems like the...

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