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Misfiring and jerking when accelerating.
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Put new battery in due to sewege smell, now car wont start at all. Starter is good, what can it be and what can i do?
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Engine power reduced, says service stabili trak.
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Check engine light is on; would like to know what I'm dealing with before I go to dealership
Hi there. It's possible that you have multiple mechanical problems going on with your 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. However, it's best for you to start by having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light...
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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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Jerking reaction when accelerating
What you are describing sounds like an ignition problem or a lean fuel issue. I would start with checking items like the mass air flow sensor, O2 sensor, etc. since these types of items can affect air/fuel mixture controlling the...
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Throttle body needs to be replaced
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is difficult to say if the vehicle is safe to drive. If the vehicle performs well enough that you can drive it short distances, then you can continue to work with it within...
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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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I smell oil burn smell in car. This started after my last oil change. What could it be?
Depending on how long ago your last oil change was, this may be the result of an oil leak or potentially oil that has dripped on the motor somewhere that has been heated up. This happens occasionally when changing oil...
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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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New car oil consumption before 1st oil change
Hi there. Either the positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV) or the turbo has excessive oil blow by. Check the PCV valve and see if its working. Check the air filter to the engine and make sure that its dry and...
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Transmission issues
This may mean many different things ranging from just a basic service interval notification to other more severe transmission component failures. Generally, if there is something seriously wrong, you may get a more severe warning indicating to shut the engine...
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The pvc valve went bad and ruin the turbo. What else can be effected? 2016 Buick Encore
Hi - I am wondering if you mean the turbocharger pressure control valve, sometimes called a "pop-off" valve, may have failed, over-pressuring the engine? this could cause serious damage to many parts of the engine. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation...
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engine light comes on after oil change service
Hi there: On modern vehicles, there are two different types of "warning lights"; routine service lights and trouble code warning lights. In most cases, when you have a routine service light that illuminates, it's set to do so at certain...
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Car died while stopped in traffic. Couldn't restart. Towed to dealer. Told need new transmission.
Hello. This is an issue that I have seen before. When this occurs the engine can no longer run which is why it stalled. The typical cost of repair for this is about $3000 at the dealer. You may be...
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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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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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