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Lifters and oil changed out, now notice a knocking sound.
A knocking sound is not a good sound to have. It could happen in a number of places. It could either be in the valve train or could be a piston rod or crank bearing worn out. Either one is...
Vehicle died, but it's not the battery
Hi, a few things can cause a car to die while in traffic. Battery connection is one thing. Check the terminal and make sure it has a clean connection. Inspect the drive belt to make sure its intact and not...
Trouble shifting into first gear
Hello. It is not normal for your clutch to have problems after being replaced a year ago. The cause of this is most likely due to a failure of the slave cylinder. There are other less common causes for the...
The car won't run for longer than 30 sec.
When the car will only run with the choke applied, this suggests there is a larger fuel delivery problem. Start by checking the fuel lines, filter, etc., to be sure they are all free of dirt or any kind...
Rear right tire is seizing up
Hello. If the tire is seizing up it is typically from the brakes. The drum brakes on this car will cause this if they are worn out, or if one of the return springs are broken. It can also occur...
Windsheld wiper arms not moving but wiper motor is still working
It sounds like you have internal damage to the wiper motor assembly. Sometimes the linkages break and prevent the motor from transferring motion to the wiper arms. To have this diagnose and repaired, a certified technician from YourMechanic, can come...
Car won't start, latching noise
If when turning the key you hear a loud click or latching noise, that may be the starter gear kicking out to contact the engine flywheel in an attempt to start. Test the battery while trying to start the vehicle....
Power loss, check engine light comes on and off
It seems you have a few things going on. As far as the steering issue goes, this may be fixed by having the vehicles suspension alignment adjusted. Next, have an experienced technician, like one from YourMechanic, scan the vehicle and...
Rough idling, check engine light on
First have an experienced technician, like one from YourMechanic, look the vehicle over and read the fault codes from the vehicle. The trouble code may unveil a problem causing the rough idle. Otherwise make sure the maintenance has been kept...
Low coolant light on, coolant level fine
The level sensor may be at fault giving off a false reading and having the car turn on the warning light. This is an electrical problem in the case that an electrical component has failed. I suggest hiring an automotive...
Failed a smog test
When the catalytic converter and the O2 sensor are not working properly, the car will fail a smog test every time. I would recommend changing the catalytic converter and the O2 sensor in order to get your car to pass...
Car ran out of fuel, put $10 in but still can not start it??
When running the fuel pump and fuel delivery system dry, several things can happen. One of which, is the fuel pump may pick up debris that collects in the bottom on your fuel tank over the years. This can clog...

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