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Car Jerking
This sounds like a frustrating experience. There are actually quite the variety of possibilities that could make your Opel jerk while driving. It is possible that your vehicle has developed one or more vacuum leaks and as these...
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hi! got new half-shafts aka drivetrain in the start of this year and now im getting vibrations when accelerating in second gear
Yes, start by checking for play in the shaft joints and check the motors mounts. If only one side is bad use chassis ears to isolate which side is causing the problem. If the half shafts were "bad" (as in...
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Why is there white smoke all around my car when i turn on the engine?
The engine may have a blown a leaking head gasket or coolant is getting in the engine cylinder somehow. The white smoke is from coolant being burned in the engine and coming out the exhaust. You should have the vehicle...
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Random difficulty starting
Hello. There could be several things going on with your 2005 Ford Fiest. First, there could be a bad spot in your starter causing the intermittent start. You could also have faulty glow plugs causing the car to have a...
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Hi, how can I dismantling the oil sump? do you have a picture or service manual of this car? Thanks!
Unfortunately, I will not be able to post a picture of this repair. The service manual recommends pulling the engine to perform the repair. YourMechanic does not do this kind of service on your vehicle. I suggest purchasing a service...
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Difficulty starting. Shuts off soon after starting - 1994 Mercury Capri
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. The fuel pressure needs to be tested first. Though there appears to be plenty of fuel it needs to reach a specific pressure. If the engine has spark and fuel...
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When replacing the brake switch, why would the 3rd brake light work and not all 3?
It is possible that both of the brake light bulbs are out. It is also possible that the other two brake lights are on a separate fuse from the third brake light which could cause the third brake light to...
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Flat towing / locate accessery position of key
In order to tow this vehicle behind an RV you will want to have the vehicle in neutral with the key in the off poition. When the vehicle's transmission is in neutral, the steering wheel is unlocked. This will enable...
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Woobing noise, change as the speed changes
This is almost certainly tire-related. The fact that the sound correlates to the speed is a dead giveaway. The only other sound that correlates to speed like you describe would be like a rubbing brake pad or something, but that...
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Acceleration issues, especially when the engine is cold - 2000 Toyota Echo
Hello. This is a used vehicle that I recently bought and I've noticed it has some accelerating issues. There seems to be a delay in increasing speed. The delay lasts for several seconds from the moment I put it in...
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Where is the mass air flow sensor located on a fiat 2013 500. 1.4 engine?
The mass air flow sensor is located just near the intake or throttle body and connected to the air filter. It should have a wire connector plugged into it that comes from the ECU.
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oil drain plug
You would use a bolt-out spiral fluted socket. A common example of this tool is the Craftsman 10 pc. Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set Low Profile Bolt-Out (Item # 00952166000P Model # 52166). However, Irwin makes a set as well and...
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grinding noise when driving and turning steering wheel
Hi there. What you are describing is commonly associated with damaged or faulty wheel bearings. One warning sign of a wearing out wheel bearing is a loud grinding or roaring sound that comes from the tire area of your car....
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Brake Fluid Level Insufficient Warning Sign Error
This may suggest that your brake pads are worn and due to be replaced or that you have a leak somewhere in your brake hydraulic system. The brake reservoir has a sensor inside that detects when the brake fluid reaches...
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My gas mileage dropped after an oil change.
If you were using one type of oil and then replaced with a different oil that does not meed specifications of the motor by being too thick then it would affect fuel mileage by maybe 1 mpg. If you are...
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My seat is sliding back and forward
You should not let anyone sit in seat until the dealer has fixed the latch of the seat. You may have a stuck lever or the seat track malfunctioned and needs replaced. You could have a mechanic like one from...
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Spark plugs
Hi There, There are a number of things to look for when checking your spark plugs. Fuel-fouled plugs may have a shiny coating on the tip and side electrode, which may indicate a too-rich fuel mixture, ignition problems or a...
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My headlights suddenly will not turn off
Hello. If the headlamps will not turn off then I check the obvious first just to make sure that the switch is not in the on position. If the switch is correct then most of the time this is caused...
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heavy truck impact to passenger side of small fiat. After second time at auto body shop when car was "shuddering" while driving,
Before any diagnostic work is performed, the unibody has to first be carefully and completely measured using a "tram" and all measurements confirmed against the specifications published the the factory service manual. An initial suspicion is the frame/unibody is not...
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Fiat dash lights are all on, says check power steering, esc not available, abs not available, etc. looks like all the warnings
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator as the symptoms you describe are common when battery voltage is low. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine...

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