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Fluid leak red and brown under the car, and once in a great while the engine will overheat.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The leaks will not cause any damage to the vehicle it self, however, the part that it's leaking from will eventually begin to loose lubrication and come apart. The transmission oil leak will...
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I have a 2011 kia optima I can crank it it will run for like 2 seconds and then it dies.
Hi there. First check the battery and make sure that there is a full charge of 12.6 volts. If the battery is low on a charge, then the battery should be placed on a charger or the battery is to...
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My catalytic converter was replaced and everything seems fine. However the engine seems incredibly loud and this occurred on the highway.
Hi there. There is an exhaust leak under the vehicle. Check the catalytic converter, muffler, and all the clamps under the vehicle on the exhaust pipe and see if anything came loose. Hook up any parts that are disconnected on...
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Tacometer source for aftermarker tacometer.
Hi there. Since we don't know the brand and type of tachometer you've purchased, its not possible to give you exact instructions. You might want to read this article we've written on how to install a tachometer. It might give...
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bold on top of tire broke, dislogging the tire but I could not even start the engine.. what is that?
Hi there. I'm not quite clear as to which bolt on the tire you're talking about. If it was a lug nut that broke while removing a tire, it would have no impact on the engine starting. However, if a...
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Dry grinding/starting noise when in gear
Hi there. Sounds as if the transmission is low on fluid or the transmission is worn and has roller bearings that are damaged. Check the transmission oil level and see if the fluid is low. The fluid should slightly run...
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Headlight electrical problem
Hello. If you keep having to replace your headlights then that may be an indicator of a potential issue with the headlight electrical circuit. If there is excessive voltage or current running through the circuit it may cause excessive power...
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High fuel consumption and the scanner cannot read the O2 sensor(Bank1 sensor1, on the neck of the exhaust line)
The problem sounds like you have a scanner that is not totally compatible with your vehicle. You may need to try a different scanner to see if the new scanner can access the computer data stream to monitor the fuel...
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There is a slight vibration in the steering wheel when I turn it slightly to the left. 2009 Chevrolet Mailbu
Hello - from your symptom description, I believe your driver side, outer CV joint is failing, and should be replaced. The driver side wheel/tire turns slightly more sharply than the right side, making the task of turning and transferring power...
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Do I need to change the timing belt or chain @ 100,000 miles ?
The timing belt recommended change intervals for extreme cold or hot conditions is recommended to be changed every 60,000 miles. There is no timing chain in this motor it has a timing belt.
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Anti theft system won't let me use my car
You will need to try a different key. If the second key works then you need to replace the key that did not work. If the theft system still will not allow the engine to start then you need to...
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Car is stalling
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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Brakes squeaking as I reverse out of garage
You are correct about the noise happening when the rotors get wet and then sit overnight they will get a light film of rust on the rotors and this will cause a squeak in the brakes until you stop a...
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Car dying when stopping
Hi There! It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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How many psi does the power steering hose withstand
Two types of hose are used in power steering applications, a low pressure hose for the return (to reservoir) fluid and a high pressure hose for pump discharge. Low pressure hose is generally rated at 400 PSI and operates at...
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Replacing engine mounts
There are at least 4 replaceable mounts on this vehicle covering the engine and transmission. The part numbers vary depending on whether you have a manual or automatic transmission. If you are replacing motor mounts the preferred parts source is...
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Car jerking when idle or acceleration
Hello, It sounds like you may have a problem with your Evaporative emissions control system. Your car has a small purge valve called a purge solenoid that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build...
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My dashboard lights are gone off
Hi There, This may be related to a short or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may...
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Car sputtering in park 2009 saturn vue
Hello There, Your oil level should not have any impact on the car's ability to idle correctly. The dimming of the interior lights may suggest a charging system problem such as a failing alternator or voltage regulator. As you may...
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Fix, trade, sell, or sell for parts?
Lisa: The sales tax alone on a brand new $25,000 car is about $2,000. Obviously, a repair bill of $2,700 (or less, if possible) looks attractive in a comparison like that. If you buy a "used" car from a dealer,...

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