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Car shakes at highway speed.
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inconsistent ignition
If your engine is going up and down on the RPMs then you may have a leak in the intake air tube from the air cleaner to the throttle body. I would look for leaks in the plastic tubes between...
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Why would my ecm or tcm overheat
All the ECM's or PCM's will generate some normal heat from the transistors, processors, or chips. If you are having failure from a problem, then there should be codes stored inside the module that may indicate the problem. You may...
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Brand new timing belt broke what could be the impact on my engine
The engine in your vehicle is labeled as an interference engine. This label means that when the timing belt drive system experiences a failure, there is an almost 100% chance the valvetrain suffered a great deal of damage. This possibility...
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left the ignition key on ..no crank no start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2005 Volvo XC90. This is a common issue with many Volvo models and is often times easily fixed by tapping the key a few times with the end of a screwdriver handle....
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Looking to find a reliable Volvo (ideally an XC90 - maybe an S60) - did they get more reliable with the 2006 - or the 2008?
Hello. Anything after 2006 is much better. You will be getting a more reliable vehicle with less issues. Transmission problems are fairly normal, but if you are easy on the car and do not accelerate too hard consistently, and maintain...
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Electric Auto Problems
The best place to start is with a diagnosis of the electrical system. Water getting to electrical connections and electronics can lead to all sorts of malfunctions. Water will corrode connections and electronics and cause electrical shorts. Modern cars sometimes...
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Can't turn key - 2004 Volvo S60
Hey there. It sounds like your ignition cylinder might be jammed up. I would recommend having a qualified professional take a look at your ignition switch to determine if this diagnosis is correct. If it turns out that your ignition...
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AC blows hot in the front, cold in the rear
Hello. It sounds like the blend door actuator is failing. This door is responsible for blocking off air flow to the heater core when the air conditioning is on. I would recommend having the blend door actuator tested using the...
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Sudden Coolant Leak
The radiator tank is cracked and the radiator needs to be replaced. Replace the upper and lower radiator hose and the thermostat at the same time. They will save you more work in the near future. If you need to...
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Coolant Leak
Hi there. The coolant can disappear for a number of reasons. The most common being an external leak. If it is not obvious as to where it is coming from then the system needs to be pressure tested. The water...
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Loud screeching noise on left front tire when the car is in motion
Hi there. If there is a screeching noise when the vehicle is moving coming from the wheels, then the brakes need to be checked again. That type of noise is typically caused by a bad brake pad sensor. It is...
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Engine oil leak should I use Stop leak?
I would advise against putting stop-leak in your engine. If you have already done so, I recommend you change the oil right away. Many aftermarket manufacturers are selling products that look like a good answer to a complicated problem, but...
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Trying to find out what radiator I need
Hi there. If you have a radiator in your vehicle, look around the radiator to find a part number so the parts store can cross reference the radiator. If there is no part number, then remove the radiator and take...
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I've just had my car aligned and new tires put on, and my car when at highway speeds feels loose, and wanders from side to side.
Hi. It sounds like there may be some loose suspension and steering parts in the front end of your car. There is a possibility that the steering parts that were loosened to do the alignment were not tightened all the...
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Transmission is not responding when I put it in gear. All gears act like neutral.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It sounds like the pump pressure switch is overloading and causing a mass dump. Check the wiring harness to the transmission and see if there is power to the harness. If there is power,...
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Brake Booster potential leak.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If the brake pedal is easy to use when the engine is running and is stiff when the engine is off, then the brake booster is working fine. The oil is coming from the...
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Car won't start, says key error. This is the first time it ever happened
Hello. The key error message you are experiencing can be caused by a few different things. The most common causes are an issue with the immobilizer system, or with the steering column. The immobilizer system is the vehicle's security system....
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Will it damage my engine if I switch from synthetic blend to regular motor oil to do a oil change being I live in Florida?
It is not snow or ice that will damage an engine but heat and friction. This engine is turbo charged and the turbo bearings are lubricated by the engine oil. When you change the oil you should use only the...
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I had a trouble code P0090 and now I have P2177
This may not be very hard to solve. Code P2177 means your engine is running too lean. The most common cause of this is an air leak in the intake system. Since you've just been working under the hood, it's...

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