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When I speed up or slow down to between 30-40mph my Jeep vibrates like it's running over rumble strips.
Hey there. This could be due to a torque converter imbalance, or internal problem with converter, which will sometimes occur in a dynamic and limited range. Have a technician attach wireless "chassis ears" to logical areas on the drivetrain to...
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jerking when you get up past 45mph and is shutting off
Hello. If the engine is misfiring and shutting off at this speed, then that can be caused by a number of issues. Most of the time, this is caused by a failing distributor. These are a common problems on this...
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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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1999 Jeep Wrangler overheating at highway speeds
Hello. If this only occurs at highway speeds, then you may have pressure build up in the cooling system. This is typically caused by a leaking head gasket. If there is a slight leak, then combustion pressure will build up...
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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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i beleve i hear grinding from my drivers side front wheel. i can only drive 60mph before my vehicle starts to drive rough.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. This is most likely a bad wheel bearing. When a wheel bearing is bad or worn out, it will make this type of grinding sound. If you need to have this repair done, consider...
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Engine revved in drive - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500
This sounds like the transfer case isn't completely engaging selected gears (High/Low, 2/4wheel drive). There is a GM Service Bulletin on this issue - TSB Reference #3424. Check with your dealer on this one.
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Steering wheel resistance at 12 o'clock position
Hi there, thank you for writing about your 2013 Audi S5. Your vehicle has electrically-assisted steering, so your car's power steering module may be causing the steering problems. Audi has a software update for the power steering module - Ref:...
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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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