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Car turns over but won't start an has poor compression. 2004 Chevy Cavalier
Hi there - just as an FYI, the cams turn at half crankshaft speed, so seeing them rotate slower than your eyes/brain expects them to is normal. First task is to check for problem codes - whether the Check Engine...
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Mixing incandescent bulbs with LED's in a car
Generally speaking, mixing incandescent lights with led's should not be a problem. However, it has been my experience that there are a some vehicles that will use a lighting control module to control accessory lighting, and led's have much less...
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Fan blower and DRL stopped working when my ABS light came on?
Hi there. The only thing that could cause the issue that you are having is a failed ignition switch. I recommend replacing the ignition switch and program new keys to the switch. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as...
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Car not starting
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery that is not turning the motor over sufficiently to start the motor. When the battery is weak, it is common for it to produce the rapid clicking sound as...
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Need the stater replaced. The bottom bolt head is stripped.
There are special sockets that are made specifically for this type of issue. It is possible that one of these sockets could be used to remove the stripped bolt. If the bolt is broken off inside the hole it threads...
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What's wrong with my car?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like your transmission may be low on transmission fluid which can cause it to shake while under a load or sitting at a stop light as you describe. This may be a result...
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Blower Motor
Hello, This could certainly be a loose wire or a faulty blower motor, however commonly the blower motor relay does tend to go out causing the motor not to work at all. The blower motor relay supplies power to this...
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Hi Alex, my car was wanting to turn over. But now even my electric windows don't work. What is the problem? 1997 Honda Odyssey
Hello - based on your symptoms, I believe your serpentine belt (that drives the alternator) has failed, probably due to a seized idler pulley or alternator. This caused the noises, and slipping belt (smoke and belt failure). Now, your battery...
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Car starts and will stall
Hi there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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My saturn will idle at about 300-450 rpm and then eventually shut off.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low...
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How much would it cost to have my engine pulled for me from a shop? 1997 Honda Prelude
Hi - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Check with a local Honda service center, or reputable garage for a quote. Thanks for thinking of us!
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Car won't accelerate
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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car wont start after freezing weather. have been putting water in radiator and now radiator wont hold anymore.
Hi there. Unfortunately, water is the enemy of a radiator and the coolant system; especially in freezing or below zero weather. Water will freeze inside the radiator, in coolant lines and inside the motor in most cases. As it does,...
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I need a quote for a oil pan replacement.
Hi there. Quotes cannot be generated via the ask a mechanic portal. However, your request is being forwarded to customer service. Please have your vehicle make, model, year, mileage, and VIN readily available. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that...
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Check engine light.
YourMechanic does diagnose and repair speedometer malfunctions. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, simply request a speedometer diagnostic and the responding mechanic will get this resolved for...
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Overfilled the engine with oil.
If you overfilled the engine with oil by two quarts it would be damaging to the engine to run it for any amount of time. The crankshaft will dip into the engine oil and make is get aerated. This can...
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Will not start
Hello, If the motor runs normal once it is started without any other issues, this should isolate the problem to the starter or starter relay. If there is power to the accessories (i,e, radio, lights, etc), but no sound when...
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Got oil in my coolant
What you are describing is due to a failure in the head gasket seal or there could be a crack in the block or head. Cylinder head gasket replacement requires strict adherence to Factory Service Manual specifications regarding block and...
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Oil Leakage (Gas Leakage)
Generally, of course, the first thing to accomplish is to identify the source of the leak(s). If you suspect a gas tank leak, that identification of the leak would occur if you request a gas tank leak diagnostic. In practice,...
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The heat in my car started blowing cold then car ran hot then cut off now it won't turn over
The heater may have started to go cold due to the engine getting low on coolant and from the overheating. The engine may now not turn over due to overheating until the engine stopped seized the motor and coolant may...

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