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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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How do you fix the ESC
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that can occur when it comes to faults with the electronic stability control. If the light has come on, then the first step should be to have the vehicle scanned...
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Well first before taking my trip, i hsd my csr running quite a while looking for my keys. My keys ending getting stuck then my bat
It sounds like you could be having an issue with your transmission. If the transmission is in gear and the gas pedal is pressed, the vehicle should move. If this is not happening, this is referred to as 'transmisison slipping'....
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Why turn signal lever won't return to neutral position after turn is completed?
Hi there. There is a lock ring on the turn signal lever with a return spring that makes the lever return to the rest position. The lock ring is cracked or broken. You will have to disconnect the battery, remove...
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Charging system failure.
Hello There! This is a sign of a bad voltage regulator as indicated by the test they ran with everything still installed on the vehicle. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the...
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I do not know where my brake booster vacuum line connects to my engine.
The HHR comes with two different motor options, so this complicates my answer a bit. Either way, the best method is to follow the hose at the brake vacuum booster to where it connects on the motor. Even better, simply...
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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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My Chevr HHR (2006) has milky oil, and white smoke puffs out of the dipstick tube. The car doesn't overheat,and the heater works.
Check for any change in coolant level in the overflow reservoir. If no change over, say, 500 miles, you simply have a high level of condensation because there is absolutely no other source of water to the engine. You can...
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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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oil light is on, oil tech suggested sensor to be replaced
If the Mechanic tested the oil pressure sensor and found it to be bad or, in lieu of that, used a pressure gauge to measure the oil pressure at varying RPM's and found the pressure to be with the limits...
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noises
Hi there. You could be absolutely correct on the shocks. However, there are other suspension and steering components that may need an inspection as well. What type of noise are you hearing? There could be other issues masking as a...
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2009 HHR left turn signal on constantly. I disconnected the battery and reconnected but it's still on.
Hi there. Check the turn signal switch on the steering column. If the blinker is staying on and not shutting off, then the blinker switch is stuck on. You could remove the switch from the steering column and take it...
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key is broken have both paces what to do
Hi there. If you have a replacement key, you can get a duplicate made at a Home Depot or dealership. However, if there is no other key available, you'll have to have the ignition lock cylinder replaced by a professional...
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Car won't start and battery seems fine
Hi there. In most cases, when you attempt to jump start the vehicle and it doesn't work, it's due to a damaged starter relay, the starter motor or the ignition relay itself. Before you complete any repairs however, it's a...
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Red blinking light under dash
Hello, thank you for writing in. If there are no warning lights illuminated on the dashboard, you should have nothing to worry about. With that being said, the flashing bulb under the dash is most likely the security system warning...
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Replaced sway bar links and bushings. Still making a clunking sound. Sway bar feels loose when pulled on and can hear the sound.
You should not be able to physically manipulate the sway bar. If you are able to do so, there is something wrong with the bar, the links, bushings, the attachment to the frame or other suspension components. Whatever the fault...
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serpentine belt change
Hi there. In order to provide you with an accurate estimate for this service we need you to request a quote for serpentine belt replacement; as we need a bit more info from you about your Chevrolet and location. ...

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