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My car is making a knocking noise - 2003 Toyota Corolla
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the knocking noise in your engine is serious. The engine oil light coming on while driving down the highway, then quit running is equally concerning. Assuming you have had the engine's oil...
Honda Civic 2007 oil indicator lamp issue
Simply put, since the light did go off after you started the engine, you are fine. Let me explain a little bit about your warning lights. When you turn your key on, all of the lights illuminate during the computer's...
Car makes clicking sound when engaging gear and also while driving on low speeds
Hi there. The clicking sound when you change the gear from 'P' to 'R' sounds like it could be either a motor mount or a worn CV joint (axle). I'm inclined to lean more to the axle with the clicking...
The car keeps displaying a power steering light on the dashboard followed by hardened steering
Toyota Corollas from 2009 and newer have electronic power steering and no power steering pump. The problem lies within the steering column and the electric power steering electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU has failed and is no longer giving...
Sporadic ticking sound from the front of the car
Hi and thanks for your question. It sounds like there could be a problem with a loose fan shroud or a loose body part to the vehicle. If the noise only occurs when driving straight and sometimes with braking, then...
Does the dipstick tube just pull out of the block or are there retaining clips?
To answer your first question: yes, it does have a bracket on the oil dipstick tube but, if you remove the bracket, it will pull out. Your dipstick is going to have some curves in it; this is normal for...
Would it give me trouble in the future?
Hello. If the car is missing the timing chain, then it will not run. I would steer far far away from buying a vehicle that needs this kind of repair. YourMechanic is capable of replacing your timing chain. However, what...
Car will not rev or accelerate in Drive.
Hi there. Your vehicle does have the CVT transmission in it and color varies by brand of CVT fluid used. The maintenance interval for that transmission is 60,000 miles and should be kept regularly to prevent know CVT transmission failures....
Is it Shocks to Struts?
Your Corolla has struts in the front and rear. Creaking sounds can be because of any number of suspension links - sway bar links, control arm bushings, spring seats with worn out runner liners. Finding these sounds can be an...
My Car Isn't Getting Spark. I've Changed The Fuel Pump, Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap And Rotor
Hi there. I've encountered this situation multiple times. A no spark condition on this vehicle can be caused by a few different things, including the crank position sensor, the cam position sensor, the ECM, the coil, a fuse, and a...
Ny xar ia a 2003 kia spectra wuth 178,000 moles on it. The ch
Hi there. Since the Check Engine Light is coming on I would start by checking the computer for codes. Any codes can assist with diagnosing the vehicle. If there are not any codes then I will usually monitor the sensor...
Engine noise when accelerating
Hi. There could be a couple of things causing this noise. There could bring a bad bearing in one of the idler pulleys for the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt tensioner could be going bad causing the noise you hear....
How do I repair srs code b0108?
Hi there. When you get this code it is typically due to a failure of the passenger side air bag. Th air bag fails internally causing this light to come on. It can also be a circuit failure so I...
I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra with keyless entry/start. Lately when I push the ignition button to start my car the horn honks.
Hi there. Most of the time this occurs when the key fob battery gets low. If the battery is replaced then it should be fine. If the battery does not help then there may be a programming issue within the...
Just put on new throttle body now when start car idles fine but as warms up idle starts surging and bouncing up and down
First you need to check all the air hoses and vacuum lines. Any air that enters the engine without passing through the throttle body will make it behave badly. Then I suggest you disconnect the battery for a few minutes...
My car is running fine but, today i hear a squealing sound when my car is turned on. What could this be?
Hi there. A squealing noise as you've described sounds like a belt noise. A loose, weakened, or stretched belt may be the culprit. However, a weak belt tensioner could also be the root cause of the noise. Either of these...
My car starts with a boost but when it shuts off and I try to start it again, it will not start. Battery works.
According to what you've described, you may have a bad battery. Low cold cranking amps, low voltage, and/or a bad cell can create the symptom you have described. Your vehicle will continue to run after the boost due to the...
Car won't start - 2002 Nissan Sentra
Hi there. It sounds like the starter is engaging, but not extending the armature to turn the engine. However, it may be due to faulty relay, wiring or other electrical issues. The best way to determine exactly what’s causing this...
Car stalls when put in D or R. Starts fine in P and N, some say it might be bad spark plugs but I'm not too sure what it could be.
Hello. Some diagnostic testing will need to be performed to figure out if there is a vacuum leak, a fuel pressure issue, a failed sensor, or any number of other possible causes. There are just too many possible causes to...
Recall for Catalytic Converter on my 2003 Nissan Sentra
Hello. On most vehicles the catalytic converter can usually be covered for the first 10 years or 100,000 miles. Once you surpass either of these, the converter will not be covered whether it is under warranty or recall. If you...

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