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Coolant leak that appears to come from the side of the head where the hose is going into the head. Exhaust separated from manifol
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My wife was driving this morning and heard a bang and thought she blew a tire or got rear ended. There was fluid that was leaking.
Hi Joel. Thanks for contacting us today. This is actually a service that we offer, where one of our mobile mechanics can come to your location and determine what has been damaged, what fluids were leaking and what repairs are...
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I hear a grinding noise when driving I notice when I move the steering wheel to the left the sound is gone.
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Hi Andrew. Thanks for contacting us today. It's more than likely that the inner door latch mechanism has either broken or has come loose. To resolve this problem, you should probably have a professional mechanic complete a door will not...
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My 2002 Ford escort zx2 want move in drive but it Will in reverse, I checked the trans fluid and it was dirty and look like it was
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My car car won't start because my brakes are locked
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I've been having issue with smoke coming out my exhaust now it's smoking from my converter
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Brake lights don't work and the shift interlock if torn apart and damaged
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2009 Ford Focus manual Trans.drivetrain light comes on ? Why
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Hello, I own a 2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0s 4L the oil light comes on when I brake. I checked the oil and it seems to be full. Help!
Hi Aaron. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Anytime you hear a grinding noise while driving, that's an indication of a lack of lubrication. This could be coming from the wheel bearings, the differential or the engine. If you have an...
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My break lights won't turn off and now my signal lights not working
Hi K.Chalise H. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. There are a few things possibly causing this issue. I would start by inspecting the brake switch located under the brake pedal, as it might be damaged, followed by...
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I have a 2012 VW Jetta and I want to know the crankshaft tdc position so I can can properly set the timing
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I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra screeches really loud and there are these two dome shaped things and one of them is popping out
Hi Travon. Thanks for contacting us today. If the noise is happening when you first start the car, it's usually caused by a loose serpentine belt or other drive belts. It could also be a pulley that you're talking about...

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