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My engine is tapping first slow then fast. It also boggs out around 20mph.
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Toyota Camry. A motor that is very low on oil is a very bad thing. Many times, you can add oil and there won't be a problem, but once there is...
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Serpentine Belt Keeps Breaking and want to know if the Tensioner pulleys could be the cause.
Either the drive belt tensioner is binding or one of the pulleys are binding. Also, check the accessories for any binding. This is only the way the belt can break. If you still need help, I would have the problem...
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I BELIEVE MY AIR COMPRESSOR WENT OUT ON MY2012 BUICK LACROSSE CAUSE AIR WILL NOT COME ON, IF I CONTINUE TO DRIVE IT LIKE THAT WILL
I am going to assume the air compressor you are speaking of is your air conditioning compressor. If this is correct, the answer is your A/C (air conditioning) has nothing to do with your car overheating. There are components in...
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"check hybrid system"
Hi. Where is there no pink antifreeze? Is the "check hybrid system" light on? If the antifreeze is low, you can top it off with the proper type - Toyota SLLC for this model. However, if the "check hybrid system"...
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If out of gas, will car still drive in EV mode? 2013 Hyundai Sonata
Hello - yes, you will be able to travel a short distance in pure-EV mode. The distance will be completely dependent on the charge of the batteries, road conditions, and how quickly you try to travel. I would expect a...
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Transmission problems
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you are experiencing some sort of potentially serious transmission issues. The symptoms you describe can be caused by many things. The first thing I would do is check to make sure...
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Vcs was on and I thought if I disconnect the battery it will reset and the massage will clear but it didn't I got check hybrid sys
Hello. The VCS light comes on when the computer detects there is an issue with the vehicle's stabilty contorl system. This caa be set off for many reason. The most common reasons are for an issue with one of the...
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AC Thermostat
Hi there. Check the thermostat on the air conditioning system and see if its freezing up again by shutting off the vehicle and letting it sit for about 30 minutes. If you see frost on the evaporator, then the system...
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My battery went dead, replaced it with a new one and within 150 miles the Check Engine Warning Light came on.
There are a relatively large number of Technical Service Bulletins that GM has issued covering faults and difficulties with electrical components in your vehicle (ref: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on-line database which we searched for your year, make and...
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When the electric power steering system warning comes on, the car immediately loses gas and slows to a halt.... why does it do th
Hi there. Are there any other lights illuminated? When the EPS light does come on, the electric steering system has detected a fault and can cause the vehicle to proceed into what may seem like a limp mode; we wouldn't...
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Radiator replacement cost
Hi there. In order to provide you with an accurate quote and determine if you live in one of our expanding service areas, please request a radiator replacement quote for your 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.
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My battery saver active message came up on my car does this mean I need a battery or no?
Hi there. On a Hybrid vehicle, The Battery Saver Active message can appear on your driver information center (DIC) from time to time. In most cases, when the DIC displays this alert, that means that your battery has a low...
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My back up camera, navigation and radio not working in my 2010 Toyota Camry after disconnecting the battery
First thing I notice is you say the 120 amp fuse was blown. That requires a substantial electrical short to blow. If you disconnect the positive side battery cable and touched any metal part of the car - even for...
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my 2011 kia Optima jumps when I put it on gear, either reverse or drive. after about a half-hour of driving if I come to a stop it.
Hi there. There seems to be something wrong with the Hybrid transmission on your vehicle. The transmission may have an internal part that is malfunctioning. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you...
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What does the "Ready" blinking light on the dash mean on a sonata hybrid 2011?
Hi there. This warning light on a hybrid indicates an electrical glitch or error code has been triggered and stored in the ECU of your Hyundai Sonata. Sometimes it can occur after replacing a battery or battery cables. The solution...
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I have a Chevy Malibu 2013 with 75757iles on it jeering forward while idling and pushing on gas but not after I accelerate and eng
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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hybrid system error warning light
Hi There, This system warning light may come on for many different reasons, all of which are fairly serious in nature. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle. ...
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When should I sell my car
If you perform your own repairs, or can obtain repairs at a "reasonable" cost, the answer is never if your objective is to minimize your total cost of transportation services. The economically useful life of a motor vehicle only ends...
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Can yall replace/repair a transmission? Please advise. Thank you! 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Hi - your symptoms suggest a transmission that needs serious repair or a rebuild. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. I recommend you have a transmission repair shop perform an in-depth internal inspection of...
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When l start my car and put it in drive, l hear this horn noise coming from my back tires. Please help.
The noise is coming from your rear brakes. If your vehicle has rotors on the rear, then the noise you heard is your pads vibrating. You may need to replace the rear calipers and keep the shims that fill the...

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