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Check engine light is on; would like to know what I'm dealing with before I go to dealership
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I just got my thermostat housing replaced but the check engine light is still on
You should first check to see if the receipt for the oil chance shows the oil that was put into the engine when it was changed. If the oil put on receipt does not match the required oil for the...
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Ciutch needs to be repaired/replaced,
Hi there. It is probably a good idea to have one of our local mobile mechanics come to your daughter's location and complete a clutch is not working inspection first, so they can determine precisely what needs to be replaced...
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Intermittent Windshield Wipers move 1/4 of the way
Your windshield wiper motor controller is not able to control the motor to bring it to the park position. The problem is in the wiper motor most likely or the body control module since you have same issue with the...
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how many miles before i change the oil on my chevy trax using semi synthetic oil
Hi there. Most of today's modern cars have service light systems that will illuminate when routine service is due. However, this is not a good way to determine when you should have oil changed; as some vehicles only illuminate oil...
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car making womp womp noise and pop
A common cause of a noise like that is tire belt (internal) separation, flat spot(s) on tire or other tire defects. If the tires end up being excluded during a diagnostic, the CV axles, wheel bearings, and unfortunately the transmission...
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2012 chevy cruze lt 1.4 valve cover vacuum leak. waiting on parts in the mail.
It is possible to temporarily seal air (vacuum leaks). Any method that best creates a seal can be used. In particular, RTV sealant which is flowable can be used to seal a non moving crack so long as the surface...
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Check Engine light is on
Hi There, In some cases when there is a problem with the ABS system it may also cause the check engine light to come on. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which...
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Tire continues to deflate
Since you did not state the reason the dealer suggests a new tire, I can only speculate as to what they found. A 12 to 17 psi loss over a day is a good leak. If soapy water is not...
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Car diagnoses says bad thermostat and shop said they had to replace the whole housing system as it isn't separate
I have verified that the thermostat is only replaced with the housing since the housing and thermostat are built together and not sold or replaced separately.
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Is it safe to drive car with a problem with struts?
In all probability, the car is safe to drive but technically the answer depends on exactly what is rattling. Ordinarily, if there are rattling noises or noises from struts you can drive the car for a while while awaiting repair...
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My car coolant reservoir tank is leaking what can I do for now until I get another tank
The best thing to do is to not drive the vehicle until it can be fixed. If you overheat the engine it could cost thousands in repairs. If you must drive it then determine how fast it leaks and keep...
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I just replaced the throttle body and valve cover on my 15 Buick Encore. I left the dealer and my engine oil lamp came on. I looke
It would be difficult for me to say with certainty that something was left loose. However, being that they were just under the hood, I would contact them immediately and explain the situation. Request that they have the vehicle towed...
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Engine light came on for a purge flow problem. Was wondering if theres a common cause in my model for this. I know theres numerous
Hi there. A part of the Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system on modern vehicles, the canister purge solenoid, more commonly known as the purge valve, helps facilitate the flow of fuel vapor from the charcoal canister to the engine for...
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car wont start
Hello, thank you for writing in. The code you are receiving would likely not keep the car from starting. It may be a sign that the vehicle is not getting enough power, but after having the battery tested we can...
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Code P0171 at autozone took O2 to lean, was told fuel injector, drove a few more miles car overheated, took to pepboys they said 4
Hi there. I wish I could say that I'm not surprised; but this is par for the course for these two places. First off, the first warning code you received, the P0171 code means that, on the first bank of...
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I just had a diagnostic performed on my car and the following error code came up P0299 boost control sensor.
Hi there. Check to see what the oil pressure is in the engine. If the oil pressure is low, then the P0299 code can appear. Also, check for the EGR operation and see if its sticking. A faulty EGR will...
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My oil bolt came off and I fixed it and put new oil, now car is smoking by the engine
Hi there. Anytime you have a serious situation like this occur when your car's engine is running with no oil, serious engine damage can occur. In some cases, piston rings and valve guides in the cylinder head are the first...
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i need a new rear bumper on a 2016 chevy cruze
Hi...the parts and labor will depend on exactly which components are missing and/or damaged. Therefore, the only way to obtain an ironclad estimate is to have a certified mechanic come to your location, inspect the damage, determine why the bumper...

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