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Toyota dealer says I need a new wheel hub & bearing assembly & wants to charge over $500.00! I won't use them but how serious?
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. A damaged wheel bearing is a rather serious safety concern. As the bearing loses lubricity, excessive heat is built up, which causes the squealing noise, but also can cause it to snap off...
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Front right end of car makes bobbing noise when going up hill
Hi Anthony. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing is similar to a front strut or strut mount that is damaged. However, if the noise is consistent and gets progressively worse as the vehicle accelerates or more strain...
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My daughters 2012 Hyndai Elantra's check engine light came on. I took it to auto zone to check the error code - P7011. Transmissio
This is not an answer I can answer since the code P7011 is not an accurate or listed code for this vehicle. If your code was P0711 then this is correct code for problem with the internal transmission temperature sensor....
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Car squeals loudly when turning on and also at times when accelerating with the A.C. on
If the belt is in good condition and is tightened properly, then suspicion falls on the accessories that it is driving. You could be right about the alternator bearings, but it's premature to replace the alternator. It could also be...
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How much to flush the ac system
Hi Short, Thank you for contacting YourMechanic! To set up the quote for the AC flush for your vehicle, we need some extra information in order to get you the most up-to-date prices on parts and labor. To verify...
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Won’t start
It sounds like what you are describing may be related to a faulty starter relay or some faulty wiring that may not be producing a proper connection to the starter. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the...
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Toyota 7afe. Replaced cyl head with VRS kit. Runs but pushes oil out cam cover/cam seal. Only 60psi in cyl 2, 3. 180psi in 1,4
I would first re-visit the valve adjustment. If any of the valves on the low cylinders are just a little bit too tight, it can give you low compression. Let's hope that is what it is because any other solution...
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Traction control
The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors at each of the four wheels that communicate with the...
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So my car turns on but then would stall after what could be the problem?
The first thing to check for in this case is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under the...
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Car jerks when shifting from 1st to 2nd
Hi Darren. Thanks for writing in today. Of the two codes you've listed, the one that likely is the source of your jerking issue is the P-0741 code. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) will set the P0741 diagnostic trouble code...
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I have removed crankshaft position sensor, but cannot find where to disconnect it from the harness?
Hi Mike. Thanks for writing in tonight. It would be best for you to download a service and repair manual for your Pontiac, to trace the electrical harness connections and to review the correct procedures for installing the new crankshaft...
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Problem with RPM
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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The light bulbs on the tail lights work and I changed the fuse but the lights won't dim at night
Hello, thank you for writing in. You have covered the basics. You know the brake lights work, but they are not getting the power they should have under all circumstances. The most direct way, at this point, to find the...
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Driver headlight out but turns on when I tap it
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Generally speaking, when an electrical component does not work and you "tap it" then it finally works, it's due to a poor electrical harness connection. On a headlight, this could be as simple...
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I unplugged my phone charger from my car and a spring and a few other pieces poped out with it from the port itself
It sounds like the cigarette lighter component may have come apart when pulling the charger from the port. This unfortunately happens at times and usually requires the cigarette port to be replaced as a whole. I would suggest having a...
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When I am driving the car will stopping accelerating as if I took my foot off the pedal but my foot hasn't even moved.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the throttle or throttle position sensor. These can be tested and replaced if needed. When this happens, you should also scan the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes....
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My car sit for long time, more than 1.5years, in addition to battery replacement, I want to check status. what service shall I ask
Hi Jung. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm not quite clear as to what you're referring to in regards to "Status". If you would like a general inspection to determine the overall condition of the vehicle, then yes - the...
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My check engine light is on it is saying catalytic system bank 1 is below threshold. What does that mean and do I have to change t
The check engine light comes on when the Electronic Control Unit detects a fault that will effect the cars exhaust emissions. Your car has an O2 sensor upstream and downstream of the catalytic converter to monitor its performance. When the...
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Car shaking, engine light and traction off. Codes P0300, P0301, P0304, and P0351
Hi Getze. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The OBD-II codes you've indicated show that you have a series of random misfires - specifically on cylinders #1 & #4. This may be caused by the new spark plugs or the plug...

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