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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Battery Light
Hi there: In most cases when the battery light comes on, it's an indicator that the alternator is faulty or starting to show signs of wearing out. If this occurs only when the RPM is revved high, it might be...
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Car vibrates on release of clutch
You are probably experiencing what we call "clutch chatter" It commonly occurs because of oil on the clutch lining. But it can also be simply a result of wear and tear forming hot spots on the pressure plate and flywheel....
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How many miles more will my 2003 Volvo S40 sedan last for?
Hello there, how long your 2003 Volvo S40 lasts is determined by many different variables. If the vehicle is maintained properly it will last much longer than a vehicle that is not maintained. It is impossible to predict how many...
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How far can you drive your car if you need a catalytic converter
Hi there. It's very common for a bad or failing catalytic converter to cause multiple engine performance issues ranging from sluggish performance to potentially damaging seals and other internal engine components. It's very difficult to tell you exactly how...
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A scanner found the code P02B4, what does it mean?
That is an interesting code since your engine only has 4 cylinders. It is possible that the vehicle has the wrong information stored in the computer and is throwing a code for a V-8 engine. I recommend having your computer...
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Do I have a blown fuse that would cause the engine not the crank?
Hi there. If you removed a fuse and tried to crank the engine over without it, it's possible that it may have damaged an electrical relay to the starter or perhaps blown a fuse to the starter relay. It's also...
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When coming to a stop i get a jerk on the drivers side.
If the jerking reaction is something related to pressing the brake pedal, this may suggest a faulty brake caliper. If your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes it typically means that you have a braking imbalance...
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Engine idle fluctuates
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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My 2001 Volvo s40 males a loud thud every time I put it in drive. What could it mean?
The CV axle joints should be inspected for wear and/or damage. Putting the transmission into drive suddenly loads the joints and if there is looseness in those joints, as the play is suddenly taken up you can hear a thud....
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steering vibrates at above 100km/hr
Best case scenario: you just need your front tires re-balanced. Your tire store can do that job for you. If the tires are worn unevenly, then they may have to be replaced and the front-end re-aligned. If you do these...
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Temperature rise
Hi There, If you drive for a period of time without coolant in the vehicle, this could have potentially caused damage to the motor resulting in a damaged cylinder head gasket which may cause the car to overheat intermittently, however...
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My vehicle keeps overheating.
Hi there. The overheating condition could be caused by three different things on your vehicle. Plugged Radiator Water pump failure Burned head gasket The radiator could be plugged up causing the coolant to not flow when the engine...
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timing
Hi there. What you're asking for is not a free recommendation that we offer. Plus, since we do not offer repair services in the US Virgin Islands, we can't come to your location to help you complete the timing set-up...
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Why are my strut mounts failing
The shoulder on aftermarket struts at the top of the piston is sometimes designed such that you have to put a washer or washers underneath the strut retaining nut in order to properly tighten the piston to the mount. Also,...
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Car will not crank.
Inasmuch as your engine is an "interference engine" (i.e., no clearance for pistons and valves if the timing belt were to break), the first possibility that should be considered (before attempting to start the engine) is a break in the...
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Sway arm broken
Technically, as long as the sway bar doesn't come into contact with other moving parts, or rub on other critical components, you should still be able to operate the vehicle. You will need to understand that the handling will definitely...

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