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Turbo causing acceleration problem
Hi there. A turbocharger is is divided into two sections: the turbine and compressor. The turbine is attached to the exhaust manifold and is driven by exhaust gas pressure. The turbine is connected by a shaft to the compressor. The...
Lights work, but car won't start.
I would need more information to determine the problem. If you hear a clicking noise but the engine wont turn over, then your battery may not have enough charge or may have a bad connection. Test the battery, if the...
Master cylinder losing fluid and I can't find leak.
It is possible that your brake fluid could be leaking into the power brake booster. This is the big round container that the master cylinder is bolted to. The brake booster operates off of the vacuum created by the engine...
Dash lights and gauges going on and off
Hey there. A problem like this is usually caused by some sort of electrical fault, be it in a switch, perhaps a fuse, or even wiring. As electrical problems can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, I would recommend having the...
Brakes not working
There are many reasons why brakes stop working. Low fluid level, leaking master cylinder, air in the lines, bad brake booster, etc. Since brakes are a safety concern, I suggest seeking out a professional to help you properly diagnose your...
Car runs hot and antifreeze leaks
First we have to find out where the coolant is leaking. That could be the cause of the over-heating, or just another symptom. Engines that heat up and run hot very quickly is a common symptom of the head gasket...
Battery draining
Yes it is possible you need an alternator, depending on when and how the battery drains. If your battery drains while you are driving your vehicle, chances are good that you might need to replace the alternator. If the battery...
Oil leak near turbo
Hi there. Turbocharger seals are a common failure item as they do a tremendous amount of work and endure a lot of heat. The turbocharger also has oil lines running to and from the component that may have experienced the...
Car starts hard and occasionally stalls out. Smells like gas when running.
Hello. If you have poor connections at the ignition coils then that will cause cylinder misfires. These loose connections can also shorten the life of the ignition coils. The connectors need to be replaced in order to ensure that there...
Hazard lights don't work
Hi, thanks for writing in. The hazard warning lights and turn signal lights utilize the same flasher unit, but with different wiring connections. It appears the hazard warning portion of the flasher unit (internals) has failed. I would recommend a...
The car keeps cutting off, i brought idle air contol, mass air flow, and map sensor. What could be wrong
There are many faults that can cause a vehicle to stall. A faulty engine speed sensor or weak fuel pump just to start. If the Check Engine Light is on, the vehicle can be scanned for fault codes. The fault...
Check Engine light comes on and goes off
If the speedometer is not working but the rest of the instrument cluster is, the issue is probably the vehicle speed sensor. This sensor is the main input to the control module for speedometer control. The problem could also be...
Car not turning left or right
This is most likely a problem with the electronic steering lock. When you insert the key into the ignition slot the steering wheel should unlock, via an electric motor in the steering column. If this motor malfunctions, the wheel will...
Engine racing too high
The coolant reservoir will need to be checked to see if it is leaking or if the engine has an overheating problem. The high idle may be due to a vacuum leak at a hose or a faulty throttle body...
Car dies after fuel filter replacement
You will first need to check to see if the fuel filter is not defective and installed correctly and not backwards. If the filter checks out okay then you may be having another issue that is causing the engine to...
Smoke from exhaust still after new PCV and turbo
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I am sure that you have driven your car far enough (since repairs) to rule out residual oil in the exhaust system. The P0015 "cam retard" code may be a cam sensor, oil control...
I think my ignition switch is gone.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing more than one issue. If your key won't turn then it may be possible that the ignition lock cylinder or switch are bad and need to be...
02 Volvo s40 turbo. Engine was knocking then died. Now it spins really fast won't start
This sounds much like a potentially blown head gasket. I would recommend performing a compression leak down test if you have the proper tools. All cylinders should read at least 180-215 psi. The knocking may have been related to anything...
Struggles to start, interior blowers turn on by them selves and central locking issues
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing a few different issues. Intermittent hard starting can be caused by many things. If nothing is happening when you turn the key, then it is possible that...
time belt
Unfortunately it is impossible to even guess how far or long you can drive the vehicle for. If it is the timing belt itself making noise, then odds are it is because it has stretched and/or frayed considerably. If that's...

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