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Immobilized feature
There a few things that can cause this to happen. To start with, try unhooking the negative battery cable for about 10-15 minutes and reconnect it. This sometimes can clear this. Other things like the steering column lock malfunctioning can...
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Car vibrates. Quoted $800 engine mounts replaced. Second opinion? 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hi there - there are 4 engine/transmission mounts in total for your vehicle. Engine vibration is a symptom of broken or failed motor/transmission mounts. Depending on how many of these are damaged, the estimate you received may be perfectly legitimate....
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What can you tell me about possible issues from these codes and issues
Hi there. Here are a few links to some articles that might answer your questions about the OBD-II trouble codes: P2188 P2432 P0101. Its probably best to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is slow to accelerate inspection,...
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Car Starts but Shuts off
Hi there. It is possible that your MAF sensor combined with a dirty EGR valve that is causing this issue. Although cleaning these components might clear things up for a while, if they have never been replaced, it is probably...
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replaced the battery in the key remote my car still says immobilized feature my 2004 Saab arc 9-3 convertible
To temporarily override the immobilizer system, please utilize these instructions. If the issue remains unresolved, please request a no start diagnostic and a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, will get this resolved for you. If you...
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Buying a new 2017 Mercedez-Benz GLC300. Should I purchase the extended warranty? Also, what about the purchase protection plan?
Hello. I say it's a great idea to go ahead and get the extended warranty as well as the purchase protection plan that covers the wheels tires and etc. Mercedes are great luxury vehicles. They perform well and they always...
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uncomfortable driver's seat
Hello, thank you for writing in. Even with the adjustments you can make, seats are designed to be one size fits most. With that being said, before you invest too much money into a seat cover, or new seat, you...
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Cooling system aux fans not working 2006 VW Jetta
Hello - in addition to the coolant temp sensor that triggers the cooling fan operation (so does the AC switch on most cars), the fans utilize one or more relays that route the power to the fan motor itself. Since...
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Faulty door locks
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea. Your vehicle has the option to open just the driver's door, or to open all of the doors. Typically you click the key fob...
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Smoke after warms up
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically when the vehicle has blue smoke from the exhaust after warming up, it means that the engine is burning oil. This happens when oil leaks into the combustion chambers from a head gasket,...
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loss of pressure on acceleration and internal oil leak via burning oil
Hi there. Typically when your car is consuming this amount of oil at an incredible rate, it's caused by an internal engine fault, such as damaged cylinder head valve guides or piston rings.Although our mobile mechanics can often complete routine...
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Battery Drain
If the battery is new and charging system output has been measured and is within specifications, the only reason a battery will discharge is if the car sits for a long period of time (batteries will self-discharge even if not...
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Jetta Volkswagen
A good way to protect yourself in a used car transaction is to request a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. That inspection, carried out by a certified Mechanic, dispatched to your location, will give you very specific data regarding any current problems...
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How to safely lift my vehicle
Hello. The jacking points on your vehicle should be marked by a triangle on the side of the pinch weld pointing down. You place the jack right underneath the pinch weld to lift up the vehicle. The lifting points should...
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Worries about maintaining a german car rather than Japanese
Hello. I would say care cost of a European built vehicle versus an Asian built vehicle is about 20 - 30%. The Asian manufactured parts can be cheaper because they are generally more mass-produced but the European Parts can be...
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Hi, i have a 09 VW GTI, 4 WD and engine 2.0L. VW dealer inspected the car and advised to replace the upper and lower timing cover,
Hello. A timing belt cover replacement on your particular vehicle is a moderately intrusive job, but it can be done at your home or a place of your choice. Replacing the cover takes about 3 hours because the crankshaft must...
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Intake camshaft needs replaced according to my Audi dealer.
If you vehicle is slipping a bit when accelerating, that is not the engine's intake counter balance shaft nor the engine's camshaft, but rather the transmission clutches are not pressurizing all the way or the clutches are worn. First check...
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Car Revving in Idle. Performance not affected.
If I understand you correctly, Your car is working properly now, but you wonder if you really needed to have the throttle body replaced. The short answer is, it's impossible for me to say. But here is what I think...
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Oil sensor in car is turning on and off 2014 Volkswagon Beetle
Hi - this is not normal, and is most likely a loose connector at the temperature sensor. This sensor will be screwed into the lower oil pan, which can by nature be a fairly oily area, making good electrical connectivity...
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I hit a diet on the underneath front end and there was a medium bang everything seemed fine and I drove 100 miles with no probs I
Hello. When you hit the divot you may have damaged a suspension component such as a control arm or sway bar linkage. There could also be broken a motor or transmission mount which is creating the clunking noise and causing...

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