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Hi, was wondering if you can help out. I have a 2016 Dodge Dart with 31000 miles on it. When accelerating the car shakes. It also
Hi...there is either a fault with the engine/transmission mounts or an engine management/tuning issue. Both of these issues can be readily diagnosed (the latter using a real time scanner, the former by physical inspection) and resolved. I suggest you request...
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MPG is low in outlander 2014 SE
Hi there. In most cases, when a vehicle is getting worse fuel economy than it should, it is caused by fuel or ignition system components that are worn out or simply dirty and need to be cleaned. Items like fuel...
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Air conditioning blowing mildly cold air on the coldest setting, turned off/on again, now blowing cold air, should it be checked?
If you are getting ready for a long trip and suspect the cooling fan may be not coming on for the radiator and a/c then you should have the a/c and cooling system performanced checked before trip. Nothing worse than...
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My 2004 dodge stratus keeps over heating . I noticed a crack in the radiator hose do i just replace the hose or new radiator?
Hi there. It really depends on the damage to the radiator hose and the location of the crack. If it's near the radiator housing, it's possible that there is damage to the radiator itself which is always a good idea...
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Questions about cooling system flush service.
Hi there. i have forwarded your request to our service and sales department, which should be contacting you shortly with specifics to the questions you've asked. In general however, a proper radiator flush would include removing coolant from the lower...
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I have a rattling sound coming from my car front passenger side. It only happens at low speeds or when I let off of the gas
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication of loose suspension or steering components, ranging from struts, stabilizer bar bushings or even brake system components. Since there are multiple possible components causing this type of noise, it's a...
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I have an Acura TSX (' 94 I believe) it has about 120,000 miles on it. The steering was tightening up and a few other issues wer
Hi there. One thing to remember is that each vehicle is unique, as are the locations that offer this service. Pricing will always vary based on location, competition and the type of mechanic or facility completing this repair. In general,...
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Timing belt recently replaced now it makes a loud when I drive fast or rev engine
Hi there. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. To be honest, this could be an existing issue that may have gone unnoticed while the big problem of the timing belt was completed. In some cases, a whining noise and acceleration...
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Stiff steering and clicking noise with loss of power
Hi there. The problem with inconsistent issues like this is that in most cases, it will require a mechanic to replicate the symptom to determine what might be causing the problem. In most cases, what you are describing is typically...
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on 2005 pt cruiser the ignition key wont release to shut off car, does the transmission haave any thing to do with that happening?
Hi there. In some cases, if the transmission is not set into park, it will disable the ignition from unlocking. This can also be caused by a bad brake switch, which also unlocks the transmission shifter so it can be...
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I have a 2008 Honda Element this morning my dad and I turn the car on with the AC off let it idle for a little bit then turn the A
The system will have to be inspected, using pressure gauges on the high and low side, and other tools, in order to determine the exact cause. The relevant service to request is YourMechanic's a/c system inspection/diagnostic. To give you an...
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09 Chevy Malibu ls 2.4L..I was driving with my Ac on & sudden the RPM went down to 0 but still Drives but shift funny
Hi there. It is common, especially when it's really hot outside, for an engine's RPM to decrease quickly when the AC is turned on for a moment. This problem gets worse due to dirty air or fuel filters, fuel injectors...
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Can I change my car oil from 5w-20 to 10w-20 because the oil is burning quicker?
The effect on oil consumption will be zero to negligible (these are both SAE 20 weight oils at operating temperature) and, in any event, any beneficial effect will be offset by the reduction in the efficiency of operation of the...
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Will a bad wheel bearing damage the CV joints, or will bad CV joints damage the wheel bearing? Honda Accord lax 2006
Any bad part in the drive train can put additional stress on other parts. I could probably draw a line from a bad wheel bearing to a bad CV joint. Not so much the other way. However, it might seem...
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does a manual trans take oil?
Hi there. Contrary to an automatic transmission, the fluid in a manual system is not directly involved in changing gears, because it is a mechanical system, whereas an automatic transmission is hydraulic. However, it still does require transmission fluid. It's...
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New battery. Car won't start until minutes later when attempted again.
A voltage test will not reveal whether the battery is defective or not. A different test, referred to as a "load test", is required. During these no start incidents, check to see if the engine immobilizer system (security system) is...
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Hey Alfredo, I want to ask, what does it mean if you start your car on cold start in the morning and it makes this tapping noise b
This can be caused by a few different issues. Firstly, I would ensure that when you are getting your oil changed that the correct viscosity of oil is being used. Secondly, I would check the oil level to ensure that...
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Throttle position sensor Honda CR-V 2006
Hi there. I would recommend watching this video to show you where it's located and how it's replaced.
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I put it into reverse then drive but won't go. in neutral it tried to back up, the gears lock even D in it just won't go forward
If the transmission was so low on fluid that it wouldn't operate in reverse, it could be that there is extensive internal damage. At 169 000 miles it's about time. But don't panic yet. There are a couple of things...
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98 Nissan Frontier, brake lights stay on when the car is off, replaced the switch and they're still on, all fuses good no relays
Hi there. When an electrical system or component stays open, it's due to the circuit not completing, which tends to be caused by either an open relay or a faulty ground wire. It's a good idea to have a professional...

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