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Steering wheels move to the right when applied the brake.
Causes of brake pull include worn or warped rotors, a stuck caliper, a collapsed brake hose, worn suspension parts and uneven tire inflation. Vibration on braking is typically due to excessive thickness variation in the brake rotor, pad defects, or...
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Reprogram key fob
Hi There, It sounds like you need to reprogram your key fobs after changing the battery. Start by inserting the car key into the ignition switch and turning the ignition to "On," being sure not to start the engine. If...
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There was snoke and sparks coming from my alternator
Hi there. It is possible that when you tried to jump start the car, the cables were reversed. This typically causes electrical faults within the cars electrical components like the alternator. It is also possible that there is an exposed...
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Engine swap and convert auto to manual
YourMechanic does not offer transmission/engine replacement or swap services. However, here is some advice. first of all, if it's possible to trade the automatic transmission-equipped vehicle for a similar vehicle with a manual transmission, you will save yourself a lot...
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Lightning bolt
Hi There, The lightning bolt symbol relates to the throttle body control system. Current too high / too low is usually what the readout will indicate upon scanning the system for the fault code. There could be carbon build-up in...
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My car is making a rattling noise.
Hi There, If the rattling sound is the idler pulley, it is probably loose. This is definitely something you need to have fixed as soon as possible as this could result in the idler pulley coming completely loose which will...
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Car pulls to the right after replacing the driver side rear tire.
Logically, if the car started pulling immediately AFTER you put a new tire on the rear, it would seem unlikely that the pulling is due to an alignment issue. Uneven tire inflation will cause pulling so do check to make...
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Quality of this car
Hi There, The Buick Verano is a great car and is in the same class as the Chevy Cruze, but offers a bit more luxury with the same economical value in terms of maintenance and operation. As you know, with...
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Keeps throwing main fuel pump circuit code.
Check the fuel pump relay and see if its getting hot. A faulty fuel pump relay will throw a fuel pump circuit code if the relay gets too hot. If there is a code for the camshaft actuator, then there...
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Car rattles and shakes when the foot is off the gas.
There could be an issue with one or both CV Shafts. The outer bearing assembly on the CV Shafts could be damaged or out of grease causing the joints to stick on deceleration making the vehicle shake and rattle. Jack...
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I change the fuel pump and I was driving it cut off I waited a few mins it started back up and I drove it hom
If, prior to this repair, you never encountered this problem of the engine shutting off abruptly, it is likely that there is a loose, intermittent contact in the fuel pump wiring harness, including the plug. Just inspect, clean and verify...
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How much it costs to replace yaw rate sensor on 2010 malibu
Hello. I will ask customer support to send you a quote regarding the yaw rate sensor replacement on your vehicle. Here is an article with some additional information on the yaw rate sensor https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-yaw-rate-sensor
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Weird electrical problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. The electrical circuits that relate to both of these systems are crossing at some point. This may be an issue with the body control module, the fuse box, the bulbs, or the electrical wiring....
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My alarm keeps going off and car won't start after changing battery, what can be wrong?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When dealing with alarm and starting issues, you are really dealing with a miscommunication with the alarm system. If you have a spare key, try using it to disarm the system and start...
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Low gas mileage
Hi there. Depending on where you live, the difference in summer and winter fuel mileage might be related to the type of fuel being used. In cold weather climates, it's common for fuel stations to switch to a "winter blend",...
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Water pump gasket leaking
Removing the water pump on your vehicle is a 6 hour job and consequently involves pages of procedures, torque specifications, and a lot of detail. Due to the amount of time involved, it is not worth it re-installing the old...
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Lost power steering and now my brake and battery light are on is the car safe to drive
Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. If the fluid level is normal and the brakes work normally, it might be safe to drive to a repair shop but beyond that, no, it is definitely not safe to...
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My check engine engine light is on and the computer (ECM) said it's a crank sensor problem.
Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if there is a loose wire or if the remote wiring is disabling the sensor. If the wiring is good and the sensor is hooked up properly, then I recommend replacing the crankshaft...
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Humming sound while accelerating and decelerating. 2012 Kia Optima
Hi there - noises which get louder with increased road speed can be come from tires, or from worn wheel bearings. If there is any vibration felt through the steering wheel, or noises which increase when turning left or right...
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Car won't crank but the lights and radio still work!
Hi there. If you are blowing fuses it is due to an electrical fault within the ignition system. It is very likely that the ignition relay is damaged or has an exposed wire that is creating a short when you...

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