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Exiting interstate, the accelerator pedal made grinding noise
The grinding noise and the loss of reverse gear indicates a mechanical failure in the transaxle. It may be an issues with an internal component such as the brake band in the transmission which means that a repair or overhaul...
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During highway driving continuous loss of speed - 2010 BMW 335d
There are known issues with premature carbo buildup in the intake system causing driveability issues with this model. I would check with the dealer for service bulletins for the engine system and driveability issues.
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Engine puffs blue smoke; thumping noise at highway speeds
Hi there, thanks for asking about your 2004 Infiniti FX45. The blue smoke you notice on initial start-up is likely caused by worn exhaust valve stem seals. They allow a tiny amount of oil to get into the combustion chamber...
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Deafening sound from something blowing out through sunroof
Hi there, and thank you for asking about the event that happened with your 2013 Lexus RX450h. Although certainly frightening, this is likely a truly rare event. Most automotive glass has multiple layers of glass, joined by a plastic layer...
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When idling, car overheats and A/C blows hot air - 2001 Saturn L100
Hello. The most likely cause of the issue that your are having would be a faulty cooling fan. The cooling fans purpose is to keep the radiator and condenser for the air conditioning cool during the idling function of the...
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Regularly maintenanced car has progressive power loss - 1997 Toyota Supra
Check the basics - check compression and engine tune. Check for a dirty air filter, dirty fuel filter, proper fuel pressure, clogged exhaust or catalytic converter. A YourMechanic professional can help with the diagnosis of your vehicle's loss of power...
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Car stalls when driving up steep inclines - 2015 Chevrolet Volt
I would escalate this issue throught the Chevrolet dealer support system. There should be a description of the process with addresses and phone numbers in your Owners Manual. This information can also be found here: http://www.chevrolet.com/contact/call-us.html
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SUV slowed from 60 to 40 mph and lost acceleration
Diagnostic codes can be somewhat transient. If the engine management system observes the problem clearing after several drive cycles, it will turn off the Check Engine Light and clear the problem code. There is no "history file" kept. There are...
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When the car reaches 54km, 76km, or 101km. to 108 km - there is a steady drone noise. Above or below numbers given it goes away
Hello. This may be related to many different things. One of the most common droning noise sounds, however, is the sound of worn wheel bearings that need to be replaced. This sound will be produced at higher speeds as you...
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Car shaking
Hello. This vehicle uses a center driveshaft support bearing (carrier bearing) on the rear driveshaft. This is a commonly known issue that I have seen go bad and cause vibrations around that speed. To confirm this, I recommend having a...
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How to disable the 120 km/h speed warning chime
Hello. This is a speed limiter built into the programming of the computer. You may be able to find an aftermarket computer programmer to add performance to the vehicle and change the speed limit of the vehicle. Alternatively, you may...
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Car starts bucking/jerking when letting off gas on the highway
This is very likely a throttle issue. There is an idle control module (or similar setup depending on your make and model) that is located on the throttle body which helps the gas regulation during these moments. Otherwise, without a...
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Car won't exceed 100mph on the highway don't know why
Hello. The manufacturer limits the top speed of the vehicle as a safety. The only way to be able to increase this is to reprogram the computer. This would have to be done with a custom program. There are some...
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Car stalls while driving on high way.
Hi there. Check the oil pressure that the engine is producing. At highway speeds, if the engine is stalling out, then the oil pressure could drop to under 12 psi. The computer will sense this pressure drop and shut down...
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My 2010 Pilot shakes when travelling down the highway. Most noticeable when I push on the accelerator.
Hi there. The shaking is caused by a lateral movement in the vehicle. Have the tires checked for a good balance and make sure that they are in good shape. If the tires have a cupping or missing tread areas,...
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Slight humming nose coming from front end.
Hi there. Try stepping on the brakes and see if the noise goes away when driving. If the noise goes away, then the wheel bearings are worn and need replaced. If the noise is still present, then there is a...
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CV axle shaft issue on my Cadillac.
Hi there. When driving at highway speeds and encountering a shaking feeling in the car after having CV Shafts replaced, there could be an alignment issue with the wheels. What this means is that the lug nuts may not have...
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Knocking sound under car
Hi there. Either the tires are out of balance and causing the front end to shake and make the steering parts move around or there is a loose steering or suspension part that is moving around as the vehicle is...
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I got a 1999 Ford Windstar LX. It is jerking when I go over 45 or 50.
Hi there. Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle...
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03 Nissan Altima wouldn't accelerate over 50 mph.
Hi there. This sounds like the gas pedal position sensor or the throttle body position sensor is not working properly. You can try manually resetting the gas pedal position sensor. To do this, perform the following: Turn on the...

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