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car wont start
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can do in order to test and inspect the distributor. To start, remove the cap and look for any contamination or water. Make sure the rotor inside spins freely....
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Do I need to go for a transmission fluid change? The manual says 60,000 miles.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle should be fine with the existing transmission fluid for another 45,000 miles or so. This is assuming that the transmission functions normally and that there are no signs of excess transmission wear....
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Rapid clicking when trying to start engine
Hi there. It sounds like you have either a faulty battery or a failed starter. If the battery has failed, insufficient voltage and amps are supplied to the starter and it cannot turn the engine. If the starter motor has...
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Why and I hearing whistling or hissing sound when accelerating in my 2005 Pontiac Vibe
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. If the noise only occurs when accelerating then it may be a failure in the transmission. I would usually get the vehicle in the air and run it while listening...
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Tachometer has been stuck at maximum since winter started
Miniature stepper motors are often used in the tach application to position the pointer. If so equipped, the stepper motor is soldered onto the cluster PCB. It is not too difficult to remove them, and solder in a new one,...
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Car shakes at 60 mph
A number of components can cause vibrations. first thing to check is the tires and wheels. Improper wheel balance can cause vibrations at certain speeds. The tires and wheels should also be checked for run out - side to side...
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Tires flat?
Hello There, Unfortunately, this kind of thing can happen. As with many things in life, sometimes getting a second professional opinion on things is helpful to determine the scope of what is needed to be done as well as getting...
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Mid-tire change, my car broke down on the jack and is currently sitting outside my apartment with the rim/etc on the ground
Your fastest option will be to request spare tire installation or flat fix. In the course of that, the brake rotor and any other parts that might have contacted the ground will be inspected for damage. If you attempt to...
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Fuel shutoff switch
According to the owner's manual for your vehicle, your "vehicle has a feature that may automatically unlock the doors, turn on the interior lamps, turn on the hazard warning flashers, and shut off the fuel system after the airbags inflate."...
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Traction Control System
Hi There, It sounds like there may be something rubbing on the inner fender well causing the noise. In the process of this happening, this may also be causing the wheel speed sensor to detect the vibration as this happens...
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I have a 2014 chevy cruze how do i turn the digital speedometer on
Hi there. This video should help you navigate the digital dashboard. However, detailed instructions should also be documented in your owner manual.
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Speedometer/odometer quit working.
The speedometer is electronically controlled. Typically, there is a mini stepper (positioning) motor mounted on the instrument cluster PCB and it receives a signal from a speed sensor within the transmission. A wiring harness interconnects these components. The speed sensor...
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Car does not move when I step on the gas
Hello, There are a couple of things that can cause this to happen such as low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty throttle position sensor. If the car is low on transmission fluid, this can cause the car not to...
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Rpm stay at high level - 2000 - when I star the engine and still high around 10 minutes to go for normal at the time the lowest te
Hi there. Since your Toyota is a 2017, I would highly recommend contacting the dealership where you purchased the car; as this type of issue is typically electrical in nature or due to an ECU communication error with fuel system...
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Hyndai elantra P2196 P2096
Hi there. Typically these codes are caused by an exhaust leak, clogged injectors, or intake vacuum leak. If problems just happened to start after getting fuel, then you may have a purge valve leaking excessive fumes into the intake when...
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I've been trying to swap an older engine into my car but the mechanic I chose can't figure it out
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to help you with this without being there to inspect your car and the motor you're trying to install. In general however, anytime you swap motors, it's vital to choose a motor from the...
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Problem of acceleration 2005 Pontiac Vibe
Hi - you may have a problem with the throttle position sensor performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and...
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Transmission
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed...
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Transmission problem?
Hello, It sounds like you may have a problem with your transmission that could be related to many different things such as a bad shift linkage or a faulty transmission control module. The AC not turning on at all may...
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My car os about to hit 230000 miles its an acura integra gsr what parts should i replace so tjat my car keeps running for a long t
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's maintenance needed at this point is going to largely depend on that types of repairs you have main recently. Typically at this stage in the vehicle's life, any component is capable of...

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