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Passenger's side window not going down
The window regulator or motor is the most likely cause of the window not going down. If you hear the motor running but the window does not move then the regulator is broken. If you do not hear the motor...
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Can an open gas cap which causes the Check Engine Light to come on cause the car to not start and the ECM to appear bad?
Yes, there are a lot of things a bad gas cap or open gas cap can affect. If you don't have a gas cap then you may be experiencing issues with debris getting into your tank or fuel filter and...
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Whining from tensioner or AC compressor
Hi there, if the problem only occurs when the engine is cold then it is most likely the tensioner or something to do with the timing chain. The A/C compressor would create the noise when the A/C is turned on,...
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Car making a spark sound when starting
While the information provided is a bit limited, it does lead me to believe that your Nissan may be experiencing an electrical problem with the starting system. Since I am unable to give a proper diagnosis, I highly recommend enlisting...
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Parking Brake suddenly appears on the dashboard while driving
Check if your brake fluid level is full in the brake master cylinder. The light comes on when you fluid gets low enough to turn on the light and as you drive it, the fluid gets hot and expands and...
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My brakes squel even though I have recently replaced pads and rotors.
Sometimes inexpensive brake pads will squeal even when new. Something you can try is to use some anti-brake squeal spray or lube designed for the backing plates of the brake pads. These can help with the high frequency vibrations that...
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Fog lights
It is possible, but you will need to wire in a relay and another fuse. The headlight switch and circuit is not designed to carry all that current. By using a relay, a small amount of current will engage the...
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Car does not start sometimes. says brake system in the top left of the HUD.
Hello there, the brake warning is a safety feature on your 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid indicating there is something wrong. Though the fault goes away after a few key cycles when it keeps coming back this indicates that the car...
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The nissan starts, battery indicator goes down quickly then car shakes and shutdown with high voltage battery indicator on
When your hybrid is started, it is powered only by motor generator 2 (MG2) located in the transaxle. If the required drive torque increases when driving MG2 only, MG1 is activated to start the engine. MG1 is also used to...
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Steering lock issue - how easy to fix, does the key have to be reprogrammed? YouTube shows easy fix. Dealer to charge me $1,200
Hello. If it has been confirmed that the steering lock unit has malfunctioned then the proper repair would be to replace it, or have it replaced. If you only wish to disable the steering lock function then there are methods...
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Check brake system
Hi There, This may suggest that your brake pads are worn and due to be replaced or that you have a leak somewhere in your brake hydraulic system. The brake reservoir has a sensor inside that detects when the brake...
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My air conditioner is not working , but my heater is , what can be the problem
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The A/C system and the heating system have relatively little to do with each other. They share a blower motor, and climate control switches. With the heater working we can assume that these components...
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On occasions during quiet surrounding driving I hear a clack noise from the back of my car.
Hi there. If you are hearing a clacking sound around or near the battery in your vehicle, then this is the sign of a loose battery cable. As the cable is loose, the noise is sparks that are admitted as...
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When the EPS show when the car is parked,whats the meaning
Hi There, Your car uses an electric power steering system instead of the traditional hydraulic power system present on many earlier model cars. Generally, this light will come on when you start the car and then turn off once the...
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2010 Milan Hybrid Fuel tank Isolation Fuel Vapor Vent Valve Part of 9A228. Is this part of the Canister? or can you just replace t
Hi there. It depends on what's causing the issue with the vehicle. If the valve itself is damaged, you should be able to just replace the valve. However, in most cases, problems with hybrid fuel tanks are caused by the...
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Front end rattle when going over bumps in a 2010 Milan Hybrid. Also drifts left noticeably on flat road. Are the two related?
The rattle could be due to a loose or worn sway bar, strut, body panel, or other suspension component. As you are describing it, the noise sounds fairly obvious so a mechanic should have no trouble pinpointing the origin on...
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Noise
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue is most likely not alignment related. A poor alignment would put extra stress on the system, but would not cause a noise unless something what physically touching which shouldn't be. There are...
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2009 nissan altima hybrid has p0300 with a drastic loss of fuel mileage
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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How long are these door lock actuators suppose to last?
Hi there. In most cases, the door lock actuator tends to last more than 5 years, but can wear out sooner due to multiple reasons. If you would like, one of our professional mobile mechanics can come to your location...

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