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Failed inspection
From what you've described, I believe your exhaust manifold may be leaking. If you have a leak in 1 then 2 will not have the proper flow in it. You may want to replace the exhaust manifold and gaskets to...
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A drunk guy Ploughed into our family car.
You may have frame damage that would total the car. You should have your vehicle completely inspected and checked by a professional. If you want to try to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can perform a...
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The car has an autocheck report of 90.
Hey there. Failing the emission test is less of a concern than failing a safety inspection. Emission testing failure could be as simple and innocuous as the car having a loose gas cap and setting a DTC. But...
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What maintainance services would you suggest for my vehicle?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. For this mileage, your car calls for a basic oil and filter change and a tire rotation. Then, inspect all the suspension, brakes, and drive train components (such as axles) for wear, leaks, and...
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do i have to chande my windshield to get an inspection tag?
Yes, you will have to replaced your windshield. The windshield gives structural integrity to the vehicle. Vision obstruction is an important part of this too because it is also a safety issue. This is not a ploy for more money....
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Transmission coolant line
Hi there! Unfortunately, there was not an attached picture here. The transmission cooler lines will come from the side of the transmission to the cooler. If you need help with an inspection, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to...
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Oil pan gasket leaking badly. Is it safe to drive it?
This is a question that could only be answered after an inspection is done to see if the leak is an active heavy leak that may leak out all the oil before getting to where you have to go. The...
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Car Inspection for Driving1500 Miles in 4 days
Hello, thank you for writing in. Taking a ten year old car on a that long of a trip should be fine as long as the vehicle is in good condition. There are absolutely a few steps you should take...
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Lexus 30k Service
Hi there. During a 30,000 mile or 36 month check up, there will be a check up on the following: Replace the engine oil and oil filter, rotate the tires and adjust tire pressures as required, replace the air conditioner...
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Question about inspection
This depends on what kind of inspection you are referring to and in what state this is being done. As you know, various states have different rules and requirements in term of the lighting required. Assuming you are referring to...
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I will be performing steering wheel and interior modifications.
Hi there. Replacing the seats will be fine as long as there is a lap and chest belt. A 4 point harness is great to have. For the airbag, the vehicle is required to have a driver airbag for street...
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Failed inspection due to e brake not working please help me identify parking brake and emergency brake?
What aspect of it do you need identified? To start, the parking brake and the emergency brake are the same part. Those are the two of the names given to the additional brake or hand brake as it is also...
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I want to buy a 1997 Subaru Outback Wagon that appears to have oil/fluid leaks.
Hi there. There are three categories for leaks, that I use. Seepage (by all factory standards considered normal) collects dirt, signs of a leak (wetter than seepage) may or may not see it on the ground (monitor level), and a...
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Throttle body needs to be fixed and I want a estimate Also want to know if the $70 is for inspection only?
Billing question is sent to CS for the cost to repair or replace the throttle body and the cost for an inspection.
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I have BMW Z3 with not knowledge of the service history for the past 9 years. Car has 130k miles. What needs to be checked and done on the car?
Hi there. Perform a 75 point safety inspection on the vehicle and make sure that all of the safety features to the vehicle are in good condition. Then check the condition of the coolant, belts, and tires. Then if the...
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How much will a state inspection cost with a steady check engine light
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of a state inspection with the check engine light on.
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Do you do Uber inspections ??
Yes, YourMechanic does perform Uber inspections. I would recommend having one of our qualified professionals come to your location to perform a thorough safety inspection and an oil change on your vehicle to get you on the road making money....
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Is the pricing below fair? And can I drive the van?
The pricing sounds a little high to me, but prices will vary among service stations as they advertise different labor rates and have different part price markup guidelines that they follow. Many service stations may mark parts up a fill...
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How does a smog test work?
How a smog test works depends on where you live. If you live in the United States different states have different requirements and some parts of states may have as well. Usually the more densely populated areas require more stringent...
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car stops while driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is determine what is really happening when you loose power. This could be a braking issue, a transmission issue, or an electrical issue. Does it feel like the brakes...

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