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HORN BLOWING AND LIGHT STAY ON
If you only have the factory anti theft system on your vehicle then you need to remove the key from the ignition system before reconnecting the battery and lock the doors. Reconnect the battery and then unlock the doors with...
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Higher revs required to shift between gears
Hi There, This can happen for a few different reasons such as low transmission fluid or a faulty control solenoid. An automatic transmission requires hydraulic pressure generated by the transmission fluid that gets pushed through a series of chambers inside...
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Car surges at stop light
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle control valve reads the air intake into the throttle body and relays this information to the computer which then uses this information...
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My fuel door won't open with the latch inside the car. I have to pry it open with a key. Or have someone push on the door while I
To resolve this, please visit YourMechanic's fuel door repair service page and click on "Get a Quote". If you request that service, the responding certified mechanic will resolve this fuel door problem for you. If you want to fix it...
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is it possible to replace the a/c clutch and bearing on a mazda protege 5 without replacing the compressor
On almost all A/C compressors, it is possible to replace the clutch without replacing the entire unit. To replace the clutch requires a special tool kit for doing just that. The A/C compressor does have to be removed from the...
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I have 2015 dodge dart and it's makes a high pitch screeching sound on idle not consistently is it normal? Dealership said it is.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise you are hearing is not normal for most properly functioning engines, and although the damage may not be obvious right this moment, the component at fault may be on it's way out....
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Why would one cylinder not get spark on my 1998 Ford Escort
Hello. If you are getting good spark out of the other 3 wires and not that one in particular then that is typically a coil issue. Your ignition system uses the waste spark method meaning two plugs always fire together,...
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Man hours for 2011 dodge caliber transmission removal
Hi there. Unfortunately, that is a difficult question to answer as there are multiple variables to consider. The amount of time needed to complete any mechanical replacement or service depends on multiple variables including experience, access to tools, supplies and...
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Was driving manaul transmission 03 vw golf. When I went to shift from 4th to 5th the gear didn't engage and after wouldn't engage
Hello. If the vehicle is still moving when in gear and the clutch pedal released then you may have a broken shift fork or a much more serious internal transmission failure. Typically I will check the shift linkage first to...
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Was driving manaul transmission 03 vw golf. When I went to shift from 4th to 5th the gear didn't engage and after wouldn't engage
When a manual transmission will not engage gears, there a re a few reasons that are possible causes. I've owned a few VW's in my time. The shifter in your Golf is cable-operated. A cable connects the base of the...
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The car shakes when it reaches 55 miles as I slow down the shaking stops
Hi There, Shaking at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end or failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are...
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key unlocks doors and trunk but ignition is locked key will not turn ignition, i think maybe key is worn out?
There are several possibilities. The key could be worn (try a spare key), the lock cylinder could be worn or broken, in which case no matter what key you try it might not work and/or there could be an issue...
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I have a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. How often do you recommend the changing of the timimg belt?
The tensioner and the timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles. This is an "interference" engine application which means that if the timing belt were to break when the engine is operating, the valves could interfere with the pistons...
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I have a 2005 Kia Spectra after I feel it the gas is dropping kind of fast and my check engine lights is on what does that mean?
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. Malfunctions that cause the check engine warning light to illuminate are very varied as to "cause" (i.e., there are hundreds of possibilities) and...
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I have a 2007 Kia spectra and it's been sitting for 2 months and my husband just went to started it wouldn't start
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that...
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hi ihave been recomended to replace all the belts
Hi there. Belts and hoses are made out of materials that are designed to hold up to the extreme conditions underneath your vehicle. However, eventually, they all wear out. Replacing all belts, hoses and the pulley's that drive belts is...
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Front 2 wheels locked up
Hi there. Based on what you've described, it's possible that either your CV joint or CV axle shaft has broken or an internal component inside the front differential has broken. This is one of those repairs that might be better...
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I have a 2005 dodge neon sxt and it will not drive in reverse but will drive forward and makes a whining noise.
Hi...thank you for your question. The noises that you are describing, as well as the failure in reverse gear, make me suspect that a serious mechanical fault has occurred in the transmission and possibly including the CV axles. As you...
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Okay a mechanic came and changes my master cylinder and my pedal is still going to the floor can you help me?
Hi there. I have forwarded your request to our sales department to determine if the mechanic that came to your location is one of ours or not. If the brake pedal is going all the way to the floor, it's...
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Ignition coil
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...

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