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I'm getting new tires installed but I can't afford an alignment for a week. Is that OK?
You should be fine. If you aren't having a problem with you steering veering to the left or right excessively, or a wear and tear problem then you will be fine. Even if you are having problems with the front...
Car stalls out of nowhere
Hello - what a frustrating problem to solve! You may have provided a key clue to the solution, given that it requires another vehicle to jump start it to get it going again. This MAY mean that the increased starting...
Oil and suspension
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I am concerned about the diagnosis you have received, being your vehicle has only 52,000 miles. Another inspection is recommended. With oil leaks, sometimes, steam cleaning the engine first would help identify...
I installed a new crankshaft positioning sensor, now I'm getting misfires and code P0300. Is this supposed to happen?
Assuming you replaced your vehicle's crankshaft position sensor for a P0335 trouble code and that code has not returned, this leads me to believe that the new sensor is either faulty or misadjusted. The sensor replacement should not have caused...
I have a trouble code that states my fuel pressure rail sensor is inappropriately high.
Hello there, a few common faults will cause your 2010 Volkswagen CC to have a high fuel pressure code. There are two paths for this, either your car has high fuel pressure, or the car is reading the fuel pressure...
Misfire under acceleration
First I would revisit the plugs and coils. there is always the possibility that something didn't hook up properly. Pay close attention to the ground wires. They are the brown wires that emerge from the harness at seeming random places...
I need some help locating the horn on my car - 2008 Audi TT
Most vehicle horns are located either behind the grille or behind the front bumper. I would recommend driving the vehicle up on ramps to determine if access to the horns is possible from under the bumper. If not, it...
How necessary is it to repair the wastegate?
This can create problems with fuel economy and boost production when accelerating. This may also create excessive heat as well due to the turbo's inability to release excess pressure which may cause further engine or turbo damage. I would...
Creaking noise on turns
Hello, this could be a number of issues but it sounds like a worn bushing or worn part causing this noise you are hearing. The control arm bushings on these vehicles are known to fall apart at about 50k miles...
How do I know if my water pump has went out?
Hello, a coolant pump can fail three different ways: leaking, noise, or low to no flow of coolant. Leaking would be associated with a loss of coolant and needing to add coolant back into the system. This could also be...
When should I change the engine oil? What is the best oil type for winter and summer?
The engine oil used for summer is typically thicker. Thinner oil in the winter allows it to warm up quicker and lubricate sooner. Thicker oil will take longer to warm up and perform its duties. Your vehicle may only want...
Check engine light on , 2012 Hyundai Sonata
Hello, a common issue with Hyundai engines is the camshaft and crank shaft position sensors failing consistently. These sensors detect where the camshaft and crankshaft are in relation to each and when they fail, the vehicle usually goes into limp...
My anti theft system locked me out
It seems like your issue isn't going to be resolved without the dealership. However, there may be a couple of things we can do to resolve your issue. I will go through a couple of steps and hopefully it will...
Do I really need to use high octane fuel or can I use mid grade (occasionally)?
If your vehicle is required to use high octane fuel, then using anything else can cause damage to the pistons and valves in the engine. When you say you cannot hear any pinging when you are using mid grade fuels...
Possible issue with transmission
It sounds like your transmission may be having trouble building up enough oil pressure to engage the clutches while it is idling. The oil transmission oil pump runs off of the input shaft and runs at engine speed. When things...
My car has only misfired twice but idles perfectly. The Check Engine Light is also on - 2012 Buick Regal
Hi there. From the description you have provided, concerning your vehicle's Check Engine Light and two misfires, it is advisable that you get a second opinion. A timing chain problem would cause your vehicle to have a consistent drivability issue....
Turbo blow off valve
Hello. The "blow-off-valve" or BOV, is a pressure-release valve designed to prevent over-pressurization of the engine, not the turbocharger itself. While hearing some of the sounds a turbo-charged engine makes while running through the gears is a most pleasant experience,...
not central locking. why?
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. You can determine which doors are unlocked through the central locking system in the MMI. When operating the MMI, select the 'Car' function button then select 'Systems' the select 'Central Locking'. You can...
Camshaft failed two months after timing belt replacement
Although it is not extremely common for a camshaft to fail within the 100k mile range, it is not impossible. If indeed the camshaft has snapped or potentially has a bad bearing, this can in fact cause an enormous vibration....
Spike in costs around 120,000 miles?
Hi there. Your question of what to expect in service costs is difficult to answer. There are variables involved, whether the vehicle was driven hard by the previous owner(s), or whether the vehicle has had maintenance performed at the recommended...

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