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Car continues to overheat after thermostat replaced
Hi Deborah. Thanks for contacting us today. An overheating issue is rarely caused by a single component failure. In fact, most of the time, if the thermostat is damaged, the water pump will shortly fail, and the heater core can...
shuddering of car from a complete stop
Hi Nicole. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes a vibration while accelerating is caused by worn out engine mounts, a vacuum leak or even fuel system/ignition system component failures. This is something that is best diagnosed by a professional mechanic...
My car is reving past 3krpm idk what's wrong or how to fix
Hi Nick. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several things that could cause a high RPM issue like you've described. The most common is a vacuum leak, typically caused by a vacuum line that was not reinstalled correctly, or...
Hi, I have a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick 2WD 1.6L 8V TBI SOHC 4cy It is completely out of time. I would appreciate information on: 1. Ho
Hi Leo. Thanks for the question tonight. The only way for us to help you with this would be to attach the instructions noted in the service and repair manual for the 1995 Suzuki Sidekick. Unfortunately, since we're unable to...
Crankshaft sensor replaced by dealership due to vehicle stalling. Now there is a screeching noise coming from right side of engine
The noise can be pinpointed if you request a vehicle noise diagnostic. There are many, many potential causes of the noise that you are describing, ranging from the suspension/chassis to belt driven accessory drives, and consequently it will be most...
steering wheel and ignition is locked, wheel and key wont turn either way
Hi Anna. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Sometimes when the ignition and steering wheel are stuck, it's simply a matter of "jiggling" it around to get the ignition and steering wheel to unlock. In other instances, the ignition cylinder will...
Trip odometer will not reset help
It is possible that the button that resets the trip odometer has failed. Many times small plastic gears and buttons are used to make up the odometer system. Many times these get brittle over time and can break. Unfortunately it...
mini cooper smells like burning rubber
It is possible that you have sprung an oil leak. With this oil leak is leaking onto the exhaust, this can opt and smell similar to burning rubber. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to...
Car died at red light and wont start after replacing timing belt and spark plugs in 2006 kia rio.
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm a bit confused by some of the statements in your question. I'm curious how the replacement spark plugs were worse than the old ones? Did you install used spark plugs? If so,...
Have replacement hood supports but don't know where they are placed , original ones are missing
Hi Rosie. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, we are unable to upload or attach images or files to this portal, so we can't show you where the hood supports should be installed. You should probably search online for a...
my ign fuze keeps burning out i put a new battery cable in and is still burning out the next day after i remove my ecu. im not sur
Hi Anthony. Thanks for contacting us today. A fuse will continually blow when there is an open circuit. Most of the time, this is due to an exposed wire that is grounding out somewhere. To correctly resolve this issue you'll...
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I have a2007 Hyundai Accent all of my dashboard lights came on what does that mean and then my car stopped running
I wish I could tell you exactly what happened, but there are just too many possibilities. If I had to guess I would say that you lost a belt, that will usually make about four warning lights come on at...
I have a 2014 Mini Cooper with 24,000 miles and the yellow engine light is on, the computer reader says P0304 - cylender 4 misfire
A faulty plug or coil are merely two of the causes of Diagnostic Trouble Code P0304. Other causes include a vacuum leak, leaking head gasket, malfunctioning fuel injector, or a burned valve. The secondary firing pattern of the cylinder (No....
G23 swap into an ej8.
It can be done but there are a lot of issues with the regulatory/legal issues being the main constraint, not the technical/engineering issues. We have to get into all that because we can't advise you to do anything that we...
What parts to install a/c into a car manufactured without it?
You would need to check with the dealer to get a complete a/c install kit if it is still available. It will have many different components and without having the kit list I cannot give you the complete list since...
Just had alternator replaced and now there is a rattling sound coming from under the hood when I accelerate
You would need to recheck the alternator belt and pulleys to see if something was left loose.
I need a new engine installed on 2005 Hyundai Accent timing belt popped off while driving
Replacing an engine is not for a novice mechanic and requires the motor cradle be lowered and engine comes out the bottom of car and requires specialized cradle holder to properly remove so engine can be changed. You may be...
Engine leak
Antifreeze and oil leaks are a possibility and would not be unusual given the age and mileage. If you desire, a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, can perform an oil/coolant leak diagnostic and then let you...

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