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2007 yaris sputters and stalls in park
Hi there. In most cases, when your engine runs fine, but will sputter and die when you put it into park, it's an indication of a vacuum leak, mass air flow sensor or EGR valve problem. It could also indicate...
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Getting a CEL with a Code 1 "O2 Sensor" on a 1988 Honda Civic
This is a tough one because the self-diagnostics on your car are not very sophisticated. The light is on because the ECU is not seeing what it expects at the O2 sensor. When the engine is fully warmed up, there...
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Can having your engine seize cause transmission problems too?
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the engine drives the transmission through a fluid coupling known as a "torque converter". As a consequence of this design, if the engine were to suddenly stop, the transmission (and differential) would continue...
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How much does it cost to get a power steering flush on a 2001 KIA Rio?
Hi There, Black and brown colored power steering fluid is not the end of the world, however it may also mean there are additional problems happening with the power steering system such as water in the system, contamination with aluminum,...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. Even without a check engine light, there may be codes present that will help with this. Scan the vehicle for codes first, and use any present to help guide you. The noises you are...
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Rattling noise from engine bay when acceleration pedal is pressed to keep RPM constant 2010 Honda Fit
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by the timing chain making noise in the engine. I will usually check the oil and replace it with the right oil and filter to see if it helps. A poor quality...
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i have a 98 toyota sienna xle 6 cylinder for years now the drivers side front power window goes up and down intemttenly. u press i
Hi there. Typically an intermittent power window issue like this is due to a faulty switch. If the relay was faulty, the issue would be more pronounced, meaning that pressing the switch anytime would not allow the window to roll...
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07 Honda Fit Code PO420. Car missing at idle when AC is on and has trouble accelerating, especially up hills, more so with AC on
Hi there.The catalytic converter has two oxygen sensors. One oxygen sensor is positioned in front (upstream) of the catalytic converter and the other oxygen sensor is positioned at the rear (downstream). If the upstream oxygen sensor is working properly, its...
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my car refuses to go into gear and the clutch paddle looks fine and the clutch wire is ok , but when the car is turned off it gear
This could be a problem with an internal transmission component, such as a gear synchronizer, but a defective clutch pressure plate could exist as well. The clutch system would have to be inspected and if no obvious issue exists (in...
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Lost my key and have to start car with ignition switch but my steering column is locked how do I unlock it
Hi there. Unfortunately, without seeing what repairs were made and how the ignition switch was installed, it's hard to give you advice on how to get the steering column unstuck. You might want to have one of our mobile mechanics...
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My 2010 Honda Fit Sport keeps showing a decrease in oil but no oil leak. Last week it was at 15 percent and now its at 10 percent.
The values that you are referring to, 10%, 15%, etc, do not represent the level or amount of oil in the engine. The oil level in your vehicle can only be checked using the engine oil dipstick under the hood....
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1997 Toyota Tercel brake lights , radio , clock, temp gauge all stopped working - head lights work and speedometer work - engine s
It is possible that your alternator could be failing. When an alternator fails, it can cause other electroncis on the vehicle to malfunction. I would recommend starting by checking the charge output of the alternator using a digital multimeter. If...
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I have a 2013 Honda fit with about 20k miles. Sometimes the check engine light turns on with code p2176 and it will turn back off
Modern vehicles no longer have a mechanical connection from the gas pedal to the engine (accelerator cable). It has been replaced with electronic motors and sensors. Potentiometers on the accelerator pedal send signals to the throttle body actuator. They tell...
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Just moved to 28078 and my ac compressor died on the trip. Any recommendations for this area?
Hi there. We should have a professional mobile mechanic that services the Huntersville area that can complete your AC compressor replacement for you. All you have to do is click that blue link and enter your information to receive a...
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I have a Honda Fit 2008 in terrible condition. I bought it a few months ago and USPS lost my title in the mail.
Unfortunately, you may need to contact the state of Indiana department of motor vehicles to get this taken care of. Since vehicle titles are issued on a state by state basis, this is not something that is universally handled at...
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Car running hot and stopped.
Hi there. Quite often after a cooling system component is replaced, an air bubble can develop inside the cooling system if it was not properly primed or bled. However, it's also possible that there were a few different cooling system...
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Some "grunting" or "creaking" when I turn the wheel or go over potholes. Took it in and they found nothing.
The problem sounds like the sway bar link arms are binding when turned and in motion. It is these or the struts are binding.
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My car makes a loud knocking noise when I accelerate put four quarts of oil knocking now comes and goes
If you had to add 4 quarts of oil when you noticed the knocking sound then the engine bearings may have already been damaged. The noise is most likely coming from crankshaft and rod bearings. You should have a mechanic...
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How much is a full drain
The best thing to do in this case is to have all of the diesel fuel drained out and fill the tank back up with gas. As long as the vehicle wasn't driven very far, there should be little to...
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Hi Josh! If I provide the fuel pump kit and filter, how much do you charge for labor?
The labor to replace the fuel pump in the tank would depend on the exact model and labor rates in your area. The labor will be less than 1.5 hours if you supply parts to replace the pump i you...

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