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Car is having acceleration problems
Hi there. Acceleration issues can be caused by several different items. However, the ticking noise might present a possible issue. In some case, the ticking noise and acceleration issues indicate possibly a loose timing belt or cylinder head components like...
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How much is it a neumatic?
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are not clear as to what you are inquiring for your 2003 Audi L4. Please clarify how we can help and we'd be happy to let you know. Thanks.
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Hi, I have a 2005 Volkswagen passet that is overheating, I took somewhere and I was told that the motor is blocked up inside so th
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a possibility that the cooling passages can become clogged with old coolant, or a "stop-leak" type of product meant to seal leaks in the cooling system. The system completely depends on the...
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Car will not turn over after installing a new radiator.
The radiator replacement and the present no start problem are just coincidences. Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes an actual load test. Confirm that the...
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What size triple star do i use to remove alternator in a 200r audi quatro a4 1.8
Hello. The triple should be a 12mm for the bolt you are referring to.
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Soft brake pedal after replacing rear brakes and master cylinder 2003 Audi A4
Hello. If you have no pressure to the rear calipers at all and if the master cylinder is new then you may have forces some debris into the ABS unit when you compressed the pistons in the rear calipers. In...
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Overheating
Hi there. One of the most common causes of overheating issues like you've described are air bubbles trapped in the coolant system. There is a vehicle specific process for bleeding the cooling system anytime you add or remove coolant from...
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my car is overheating, after replacing the thermostat. Is it the head gasket or water pump?
Hi there. Based on what you've described, I would suspect that the root issue is the heater core; especially if you turn on the heater and you're getting cool air and not hot air. When there is an obstruction of...
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Brown Sludge in Radiator Reservoir and Very little coolant
Brown sludge could be a consequence of mixing incompatible coolants as well as not draining the coolant frequently enough. At this point, you just want to be sure that as much of the contaminants as possible have been removed and...
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Camshaft Sensor Replacement
Hello, thank you for writing in. When looking at the engine you will see the two different banks of the engine. These are the heads, and inside the heads you find the camshafts. To track the camshaft's location for timing...
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For some reason one of my headlights looks dirtier than the other. I've tried just about everything to get it to look new again an
Hi there. Over time, many different items can cause headlights to fade. In most cases, it's a caused by debris that naturally builds up on the lens that causes it to become cloudy. In other cases, the inner seal that...
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when in Driver shift control, how do you know when to shift up or down (at what speed or engine RPM)?
Shift points depend somewhat on the load on the engine and whether you are going uphill or downhill. Generally, though, you can shift at around 2,000 RPM. The recommended shift points are documented in the printed Owner's Manual for the...
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My 2004 Audi TT (automatic) has about 75K miles on it. For a while, I've been experiencing really harsh shifts between gears when
To begin with, you need to be sure the car has the correct fluid in the transmission and that the fluid level is correct. VW and Audi use their own unique fluid and any substitutions can cause problems. The level...
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Dave, are you near Huntington Beach? I am looking for a mechanic for my 2004 met 230K sport. It has 80,000mi on it. I have a cou
YourMechanic serves all of Huntington Beach. Repetitive fuse failures are caused by an underlying fault that exists in the circuit, such as overloading (perhaps due to binding parts causing motor overload) and short circuits. To resolve the seat control issue,...
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2016 Audi A3 1.8T loses accelerating power around 40mph, and upon acceleration, it jerks/sputters and slows down instead.
Hi there. With less than 20,000 miles, having acceleration issues on an Audi A3 is definitely not typical. It is likely that you have either an electrical glitch, caused by a fuel or ignition system sensor or electrical connection to...
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Is a 2003 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor a good idea to buy for 8k? The car only has 39k miles on it
Hi there. To be honest, $8,000 for a 2003 Kompressor with less than 40,000 miles is a steal of a deal. However, that also raises some serious questions as to whether the vehicle has been in an accident, or had...
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How much will it cost to replace the regulator on my 2005 Mercedes C230
Hi there. If you'd like to receive a price estimate for having one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a window motor regulator, please click this link, then click the Get a Quote button. Once...
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Under hard acceleration or braking, a rubbing sound occurs
There are quite a few possibilities and it will just require a careful examination. I would recommend that you have your vehicle's suspension inspected by a certified Mechanic to determine the location of the interference. The service to request is...
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Car doesn't accelerate
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...

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