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My vehicle is shaking when I drive past 50 mph
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Outside lights started to blink - 2005 Volvo S60
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Vacuum hose is off and oil is going fast
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. First you will need to fix the vacuum hose. all vacuum hoses need to be either hooked up or plugged off is not in use. For the oil consumption, check the tail pipe for...
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oil leaking and smoke coming from engine
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Problem issue at startup sometimes.
Hi there. Best thing to do first is put a scanner on the computer and scan for any codes that are pending or stored in the computer. This will give you a starting place to check of why your engine...
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Why is my key getting stuck in the ignition when turning off my car and being difficult to shift out of park?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The vehicle unable to shift out of park is the shifter lock solenoid. The solenoid has a short within in it or it has failed. Remove the shifter housing from the vehicle and turn...
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Unidentified oil leak
I'm afraid the previous owner is not going to be much help on this one. It sounds like they may have been confused and combined a few unrelated terms to describe a part that doesn't exist. The first step to...
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Vibration Under Acceleration
You may be dead on about the CV joint, the car certainly does have enough miles on it for the joint to be bad. CV's will respond to the torque load as well as changing direction, so your analysis is...
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Car will not move in any gear.
It sounds like your clutch has just given up. You may have had some breakage of the large diaphragm spring of the pressure plate or a larger piece of lining material might have separated from the disk. But something big...
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Convertible top won't go back up.
Hi there. Check the hinges on the convertible top and see if they are binding up when operating the up selection. Check the hydraulic system and see if there is any air in it. Air in the hydraulics system for...
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Stuck thermostatcausing pressure build up??
Hello, thank you for writing in. Something is causing the cooling system to overheat, and the pressure then builds up in the reservoir tank. A failing thermostat would absolutely cause the system to overheat and build pressure. If you are...
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Do you have a shop or you come to your customers?
YourMechanic is 100% mobile. The certified mechanic will come right to your location. If there is maintenance required on your vehicle, such as oil and filter changes, or repairs of any complexity, please avail yourself of YourMechanic's cost effective mobile...
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Timing and crankshaft pulley 2003 Volvo S60
Hi there - you have probably not bent valves yet, but damage is not far away. Replacing timing belts on these engines requires fixtures to hold the crankshaft and camshafts in certain positions while changing the belt for this reason....
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How can I get my crankshaft back into timing with my camshaft and exhaust pulley
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not quite clear as to what you're asking with this inquiry. If you are completing major engine service like replacing the crankshaft pulley or timing chain, it's probably a good idea for you to purchase a...
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Water leak
If the leak is water, it could be the windshield washer reservoir leaking. However, if the leak is coolant, that could be due to a leak in the radiator if the radiator was hit. Generally, engine coolant leaks occur due...
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power steering fluid is leaking
With a power steering fluid leak that big, you certainly should have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible to find the exact cause. Any of the components you listed can be the source of the leak. The power steering...
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What if oil is getting in my turbo on 2008 Audi 4
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Strong smell of gas in my 2002 volvo v70. 161,000 miles
Hello there. Anytime you smell gasoline inside the cabin of a car, truck or SUV; it's typically an indicator of a fuel leak. This is a situation that should not be avoided, as although it might seem to be a...

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