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Check Engine light is coming on
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Car hard to start.
Is the ignition key hard to turn and binds in the ignition or are you having a no start problem? The ignition lock cylinder would need to be looked at first to see if it is the cause of your...
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Automatic transmission does not shift.
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission, so your problem could be mechanical, or it could be electronic. In most cases a technician can read the stored codes in the transmission controller to make that determination. It may have a...
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Turned on heater car started shaking turn it off and on it stopped shaking never did it again. Was snowing why did it do thst?
Hi Tony. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. When you turn on a heater or AC unit, it causes additional drag on the engine. This can cause small issues like clogged fuel injectors or other components failures to...
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2010 mazda cx7. Key fob won't lock doors. Also can not lock doors using the door switch. Worked earlier today
Normally, power is always available at the power door lock switch so the doors can be locked and unlocked, from the inside, at any time. If the power door lock switch in the vehicle does not work, the cause of...
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will 2003 Saab 93 convertible ecu shut off engine if low oil pressre, some articles say yes some say no.,
Your vehicle will not shut down automatically if oil pressure or the level of oil is low. The owner's manual states that the vehicle must be turned off manually (and quickly) if either circumstance occurs. Please note, the instant the...
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Where is the purge valve located on a 2016 2.3 ecoboost mustang?
The purge valve is mounted on the top rear of the engine cylinder head.
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2002 Mercedes C230 Kompressor engine won't start
Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. If the warning light is on, to temporarily override the...
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Is there a known fix for the mazdaspeed3 pcv problem?
For vehicles produced prior to 2008, Mazda published a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) referring to a redesign to resolve the excess pressure issue. As far as the 2012 model though, I do not see a comparable published TSB dealing with...
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2005 9.5 turbo started blowing smoke out tail pipe and under front side of engine and leaking a lil oil it's a turbo not over heat
It sounds like you are having a crankcase ventilation problem. There is a series of baffles in the valve cover and a vent pipe that allow vapors and pressure to escape from the crankcase into the intake as they build...
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2005 saab 9-5 makes loud noise on the highway at 60-65 mph
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is identifying where the noises are coming from. We need to determine if it related to the tires and suspension, if it is an engine problem, or if it is transmission...
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Saab wont start, or crank, check engine light, "coolant sensor" is on
Starting with the coolant sensor. While the coolant sensor may be an issue, rarely if ever will a failed coolant sensor prevent the engine from cranking. It usually will just effect engine performance and economy. If the engine shut down...
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Does a turbocharger takes long to install
Hi there. The process of installing a new turbo can take quite some time - but only if your car has not had a turbo on it before. In many cases, when a car is taken to a 'mechanic shop',...
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rotors brake barley done a squally sound starts when I drive but when I brake it stops what could be wrong?
You should have the brakes rechecked to see if the brake sensor or the silencers are out of place and need to be adjusted.
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Hello, I have a 2006 mazdaspeed 6 with 100,000 miles and a "blown third piston" is it worth fixing?
It's too bad that it failed this early in the game, but I don't think there's any future in fixing it. Just remember that an engine is only one of many very expensive parts on a car and once you've...

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