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There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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Honda Accord 1999 occasionally will not crank
I've seen this pattern on other Honda cars of that vintage and I'd say most likely you need a repair in your fuse panel. Like many electrical components, it's failing on a thermal curve. When it's warm under the hood,...
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DPF problem
The DPF light relates to the diesel particulate system in your vehicle which includes a filter in the exhaust system that is designed to capture excessive soot and carbon that is a bi-product of the diesel combustion process. Over time,...
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Is this car typically a great running car? And what is usually the main issue with this particular car make and model?
In evaluating the wisdom of buying a particular model of car (used or new), consult the database of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. The NHTSA database contains model specific consumer complaints, official recalls and factory service bulletins searchable...
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Won't start
Hi there. Typically when this problem occurs a professional mechanic will start by downloading any stored error codes with a professional digital scanner (not a standard code reader). This allows the to download any and all stored error codes in...
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My radio all of a sudden don't come on at all and power doors won't lock. My power windows works and the lights are still working.
Check all of the wiring in the dashboard and see if anything is loose or detached. If the wiring to the radio and to the doors are connected and tight, the the body controller has failed and needs replaced. If...
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Why would transmission fluid shoot out of trans into the bell housing? is there a gasket or seal there had trans looked at and 馃憣
Hi there. There are multiple seals and gaskets inside an automatic transmission and along the inner case where the torque converter is installed that can leak into the bell housing if they are damaged. Small cracks or misalignment of the...
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If your battery, break, door indicators and light are dim, what could it be?
Hi there. Usually when you have warning lights that come on, but they are dim, it is due to multiple problems. The dim lights are common with damaged or wearing out alternator or main relay switch. The warning lights themselves...
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Would a bad or faulty vvt solenoid cause the engine to knock and cause a misfire on the
Hello there. A bad or faulty connected VVT solenoid can and often does cause engine knocking, inconsistent idle and acceleration problems. The issue could be with the solenoid itself or the electrical harness connected to the VVT. The best way...
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My LF wheel feels/sounds like its going to rattle of, but only during med-high force braking. Slow speed, low force, it doesnt.
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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I have a 1998 Honda Accord 2.3 and when I first bought it , it had issues shifting gears and it would rev up 1998 Honda Accord
Hello - this is a challenge, since you have multiple serious problems. The P1259 problem is most likely what is putting your engine into "limp mode". P1259 in a Honda is a problem with the variable valve timing mechanism of...
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Motor & Transmission Mounts 2006 Mazda3 2.3 liter cost?
Hi there. It really depends on where you live and what mounts specifically need to be replaced that will determine the cost. In order to offer you a price quote to have one of our mobile mechanics complete the engine...
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Do a 2005 mercury mariner 2.3 water pump can be change without having to mess with the timing at all?
The water pump is mounted on the exterior of the engine and is turned by the serpentine belt. You do not have to remove the timing belt to remove the water pump. If you need further assistance with changing out...
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I have a 2006 Mazda 3 and the front bumper is damaged, how much would it cost to replace, paint, and install a new one? 2006 Mazda 3
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage, and...
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lights on dashboard come on while
Hello, thank you for writing in. The warning lights that are illuminating will stand for whatever system is failing or having issues. If all of the warning lights are coming on, then it is very unlikely all of those systems...
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Need a replacement transmission?
Hi there. In short, it is highly unlikely that you need a new transmission. The OBD-II trouble codes you listed tend to indicate that the transmission is experiencing difficulty shifting to those gears due to low transmission fluid or the...
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mazda 5 minivan crankshaft pulley removal ?
Hi there. If you've never completed this type of repair, I wouldn't recommend attempting it unless you have a few things. First, purchase a service and repair manual for your Mazda 5 as it will give you detailed steps that...
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Strange noise while idle and worst when decelerating
Hello, thank you for writing in. The knocking noise from the video may be related to the new distributor that was installed. The distributor and timing can cause pre-ignition of the air-fuel mixture. This causes the rough idle and the...
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Hard to go in shift
Hi There, Unfortunately, there was no indication given as to whether or not your vehicle is an automatic or a manual transmission. Assuming it is a manual transmission, this may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission...
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car stutters stalls out but starts back right away. Had radiator replaced few hours before issues happend. could that be the cause
It's possible that during the radiator replacement, something was left or knocked loose. For example the coolant temperature sensor. The engine control unit relies on the temperature sensor to determine engine temperature. The fuel is metered to the engine depending...

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