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I have a Toyota 2003 echo my car goes into gear it just dosent have the power to go sounds like it's grinding and forcing it self
Hi there. When a car has acceleration issues as you've described, more often than not, it's due to transmission problems. This can range from inner seals or gaskets being damaged to a torque converter that is worn out. It can...
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Electric Cooling Fan Remains On Even When Car is turned off
The radiator fan will be controlled by the engine ECU (electronic control unit) through a relay. The relay is most likely your problem. When the fan shuts off, it can cause a small arc on the relay points that will...
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Car randomly sways/jerks left or right while driving, like it loses traction for a split second.
Hi there. The biggest problem with bushing and bearings is that although they progressively wear out, when they fail, it can happen quickly and without notice. I would strongly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and...
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Hi Robert my cuestion is how much oil i put on a.c. compresor2006 scion xa
On your model, the total a/c system oil capacity is 3.50 ounces of PAG-46 oil. You would only add compressor oil to your a/c system if you install a new compressor that does NOT already have the oil pre-installed (it...
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1995 honda civic dx when starting in first the car jerks back and forth and sounds like its reving high then low then goes fine
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Mechanic told me that the P1125 cod meant that one of 2 transmission sensors had gone bad on my 2002 Toyota Echo. He does not know
After checking the manual for the code P1125 I have found that this code is not listed for this vehicle. Can you verify the code and the vehicle information so we can help you better. i would not recommend not...
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My car steering wheel shakes
What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to turn the...
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Car A/C Stops Working After Stressing Drive
It sounds like you may have a condenser fan that may not be cooling the AC condenser properly. As you may know, the job of the AC condenser fan is to cool down the AC condenser as it generates a...
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Engine makes fast ticking sound anytime I push in the gas. Is that a sign of low oil pressure? I also just learned my fuel pump we
If the engine is not starting you may have a bad fuel pump but since you had a noise in the motor before the problem started you should have the ignition checked to see if you have spark and compression....
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Loud squeaky noise when starting the car
Hi Matthew. Thanks for writing in today to YourMechanic.com. After reviewing your inquiry, I believe that the root source of your problem is the belt tensioner itself. As a serpentine or drive belt turns, it slowly begins to stretch. When...
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Hy Richard i am interested to replace on Honda Fit 2010 Hatchback basic front breaks pads and rotors i may have the parts how much
You are welcome to buy your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs on you car. To obtain an exact, instant quote based on your zip code, please use YourMechanic's...
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Battery light blinks on when driving through flooded intersections,can I do something to protect it during monsoon season?
It could be water was getting between the contact surface of the belt and the pulleys. If the belt slips this will cause the light to turn on since for that time that the belt is slipping the alternator is...
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I have a vitz 2003 FL 1.3 automatic it jerks at slow speeds and low revs around 10 - 50 kmh . Also sometimes the gear gets stuck
With a high mileage car like yours, the first thing I think about is whether the scheduled services have been performed. Spark plugs and filters last pretty long, but they should have been changed at least once in your car....
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gascap replaced but engine light still on. Dealer says charchol canister but only fails test 1/10 times.could it be faulty gascap?
Hi Melanie. If the EVAP canister or other component involved in the EVAP system is failing one out of 10 times, then that's likely the source of the gas cap warning light. When an error is detected by a sensor...
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stiff steering wheel after adjusting tire pressure.
The pressure would have to be very low for it to affect your steering effort. But maybe it is. Most auto stores have a basket of tire gauges that they sell on the counter for a few dollars. Most of...
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I have a mazda 1998 protege dx when i turn on the ac the car starts to shake alot but when i turn off the ac it runs normal .....
Hi Omar. Thanks for contacting us today. Shaking with the a/c on can be caused by a number of reasons. The a/c compressor puts a lot of strain on the engine because the compressor is similar to being a small...
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I drove through a large puddle and water went over the roof,now my car shakes tremendously,can i still save her?
It sounds like you may have potentially got some of the critical sensors wet, which can cause them to send erratic signals to the vehicle's computer system. For example, if a crankshaft position sensor gets wet or is otherwise unable...
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Can the fact that my long term fuel trim is -1.6 and short term is -2.3 be the cause of a P0422 on my 2000 Hyundai accent?
Hi Ashley. Thanks for contacting us today. The fuel trim numbers might be a symptom of the error code you are receiving, but not the source of the code. The P0422 OBD-II trouble code suggests that the catalyst efficiency is...
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Brake squeaking when releasing brake pedal
It could be that you have some debris from brake lining wear built up in the drums that is making the noise, if that's the case a simple brake shoe replacement will do the trick. It could also be that...
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Problems with fuel system
Of course, be sure the tank has adequate fuel. If, by chance, the new fuel pump (or any fuel pump) was run dry that can ruin the pump impeller and thus even if the pump "runs" it won't pump. If...

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