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Need to know if I should replace my turbo or not
Hi, thanks for writing in. The turbo system is comprised of several different components. Without knowing the exact trouble code, it would be hard to guess at what is going on. There could be a bad sensor, a leaking intake...
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High Pitched Squeal
From what you described, this problems sounds like it is likely due to a worn serpentine belt. You may need to have your belt replaced to get rid of the high pitched squeal. If you would like help replacing the...
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I have the p10ED what is it
Although P10E(x) codes relates to problems with the Valvetronic gear (cam timing sensors and actuators), I am unable to find a P01ED code specifically. The computer will store information that can be read with a professional-level scanner to help pinpoint...
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My transmission is stuck on reverse but my shifter is on park. Can't move shifter at all.
Hi, thanks for your question. I'd be happy to offer my insight. I suggest checking the transmission shift cable connection at the transmission to see if the cable came loose from a defective cable end bushing. If you would like...
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Idles rough after warm up.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. In most situations when the variable valve timing solenoid is damaged or causing an ignition problem, it will trigger an OBD-II code and thus illuminate the check engine light. If the warning light is...
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Windshield chips
Hello. If there are that many chips in the window then the previous owner obviously did a lot of highway driving. The Ford Escape sits low and tends to take a lot of debris into the windshield due to its...
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Hole in mufler making car sound louder. Is this immediate MOT fail?
Hi there. If the hole is just in the muffler then you only will need to replace that. The pipes will not need to be replaced unless they are showing signs of weakness. It is important that you get this...
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I'm told I need to replace the engine coils to the tune of $300 each at the dealership.
The engine coil is the same as the ignition coil; what it is called is simply personal preference. There is no risk in having a non-dealership technician perform this repair. However, the technician you choose should be certified, knowledgeable, courteous,...
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Car acts like it's attempting to stall when cranked and won't allow me to hit throttle.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be likely related to a fuel or spark issue. The first question is whether or not the engine fires at all. If it does, then we know we have a fuel supply issue...
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P0012 and P0299. Can't get power when I accelerate and rpms goes high when the gears kick in.
Hello and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The code P0012 means that the camshaft timing sensor is reading the camshaft is retarded. The code P0299 means that the turbo has excessive low output. Your turbo will not spool up correctly...
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Car will not shift into gear - 2007 Mini Cooper
Hi. There are a couple of reasons for this problem. One is that the clutch master cylinder has gone bad and will not engage the clutch when you are pressing on the clutch pedal. Another possible cause of this problem...
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Car won't exceed 100mph on the highway don't know why
Hello. The manufacturer limits the top speed of the vehicle as a safety. The only way to be able to increase this is to reprogram the computer. This would have to be done with a custom program. There are some...
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Loss of power and jerking when accelerating
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. This sounds like the turbo shift broke and the turbo quit working. To test the turbo, put the vehicle in an open area and set the parking brake. Step on the service brake...
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Half check engine on RPM speedometer.
I am not certain based on your description which warning light within the tachometer gauge may be illuminated, since the manual for your model only indicates Red and Yellow warning lights. If it is Red - low oil level for...
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My heat and air turns on without a problem but does not blow very hard (heat blows harder than air). Rattling noise.
The heater and the air conditioner both use the same blower motor. However, Nissan does have two separate fuses for the same unit. One of them can be blown. There are also resistors in the system that can fail. There...
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2010 Mini Cooper S - P0974 Trouble Code: Shift Solenoid A Control Circuit High
Hello - there are known issues with the valve body wearing out faster than should be normal on this transmission. I would check with a reputable transmission shop in your area for a rebuilt valve body. these are available with...
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The passenger door is stuck shut. It won't open from the inside or the outside.
You are probably correct that it is not fully unlatching. The Mini door lock actuators (part electric, part mechanical) have what is essentially a two-stage lock, and can become "double-locked". Sometimes, exercising the "unlock/lock/unlock" cycle multiple times will yield just...
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How do you remove the rear center fold down cup holder/armrest located in seat?
You will have to look around the seat for a small cover that will hide the fasteners or fold the seats down and try to gain access from the back underneath the upholstery. It can be done without tearing the...
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P2178 and P115D codes are showing up on a scanner. Could both be related to the MAF sensor?
Hi there. The code P115D is for the mass air flow sensor (MAF). It says that the sensor has an offset signal. The code P2178 says that bank 1 is too rich. This means that the engine is running too...
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Multiple problems with my Mini cooper 2008 automatic
Oil leaks at the valve cover gasket and camshaft and crankshaft seals are not uncommon. Oil can also leak from the turbocharger. All of these leaks can be resolved by YourMechanic. The transmission overheating indicator is serious because overheating the...

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