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Multiple new problems after collision repair
When there are problems that were not there before an accident that show up after repairs are done, then the problems may have been due to the last repairs. However, you know best if any of the problems are new....
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My Check Engine Light turns on and off, and the Service Traction Light is on
There are several components that can cause these types of symptoms. Issues that cause poor performance and shaking can be fuel, air, spark, electronic, or mechanical problems. The good news is that the Check Engine Light has come on. This...
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I just had my engine replaced. Car was not starting, could it be the computer module went out? Can I buy that?
Hi there. The likelihood the ECM is at fault is remote unless, you shorted out something in the course of engine replacement. The fact it wanted to crank leads me to believe you have a battery and/or starter issue. The...
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Is there a way to check my computer to see if it's faulty or not?
Your computer is located inside the car and would need to be tested by scanning the computer to see if it is storing fault codes for an internal problem or an indication to some engine sensors that may have been...
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Will the Oil pressure sensor make car shut off
Hello there. You have a few different issues going on with your 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The oil pressure sensor will not shut the vehicle off, it can prevent the vehicle from starting if low oil pressure is detected though. If...
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About how much will it cost to replace my shocks on the front and possibly the cv joints?
Hi there: In most cases the sound you're describing might be caused by damaged shock mounts, tie rod ends or CV joints that are damaged. Before you decide to have the struts alone replaced, you might want to have a...
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Car powers down & says service traction & ESC Light
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning LightThe Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system or the Traction Control System (TCS) indicator/warning light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If the system is working normally the indicator light goes...
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Lower control arm - 2010 Chevrolet HHR
The tolerance in toe setting (for example; there are other alignment angles) in a modern car, including yours, is around .040 inches. That (.040 inches) is the thickness of ten strands of hair piled on each other (I measured my...
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Brand new battery but my car won't start.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. If your 2010 HHR is having problems not cranking, but you just replaced the battery, then it's highly likely that you have a broken starter or damaged electrical relay somewhere. When the vehicle shuts...
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New battery goin dead over nite
Hi there. To check to see if something is still on with the key on, remove the ground cable to the battery and put a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) on the cable and onto the battery negative post. With...
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Humming noise coming from front end
If the tires are worn irregularly and/or have any internal damage (such as a belt separation) that will create a lot of noise of the type you are hearing. The other possibility is defective wheel bearings (quite common). I would...
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Car won't start with a new battery, but it starts when I hook it up with jumper cables.
This problem may be due to a faulty starter relay or a bad ground connection. As you may know, the starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter. When the starter relay does not function correctly, in...
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squealing noise when I turn the wheel slightly while driving
Hi there. It may be, play in the wheel bearing hub assembly causing the squeal while turning a little to the left. It could also be, the brake pad wear indicator/sensor touching the brake rotor while turning a little left....
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My car says check charging system. Whats wrong?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Check system light is on - 2006 Chevrolet HHR
This is a known issue on the Chevy HHRs. As you may know, the power steering in your HHR is electric, which draws a significant amount of electric power to operate it. This power steering motor failure was the subject...
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My car's engine is overheating, what could be the cause?
An overheating engine can be caused by several components. A new thermostat is a great place to start, and knowing that it is not the problem we can focus elsewhere. If the thermostat was suspected, then you may have another...
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My Check Engine Light is on - code P0010. The intake camshaft position actuator solenoid may be faulty.
Hello. The P0010 code indicates a bigger difference in the cam timing (relative to the crankshaft) than should be possible with variable valve timing, which this engine employs. This could be the variable valve timing actuator on the camshaft as...
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After installing 2 new tires on the rear, the ESC Active light routinely comes on.
This is common anytime the wheels and tires are removed. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system...
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Do I need brakes or rotors? I was told I needed rotors and a wheel alignment
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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I got a alternator replaced on my car and now the Check Engine Light is on with the Battery Light. My headlights are still blinking.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. This sounds like there is a loose ground or a wire was not hooked up to the alternator correctly. Check all of the wiring when that was removed when the alternator and battery was...

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