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Battery light comes on when I crank the car but then goes out. Is this normal?
The battery light and the other warning lights should come on when you turn the key to the on position before you start the car. This is a bulb check function and is normal. Some lights may remain on while...
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Is the air intake system part of the engine?
Hi there. The intake boots on cars can crack/tear at anytime given age and mileage. This is simply a fact of the part. Was there a proper inspection done prior to the engine repair? During the next diagnosis? There is...
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When an engine is replaced should it include a new intake boot or air intake system? Or is that separate?
The intake hose and any external component of the engine is not included in an engine swap replacement unless it is listed to be replaced as a separate item to be replaced.
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Fuel Pump Malfunction
In October 2016, BMW announced a recall covering fuel pumps for certain models produced during model years 2007-2012. Your vehicle appears to be outside the scope of this recall but nevertheless it would be a good due diligence to contact...
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This vehicles rpm is running at 2500 at 70 mph. The 4x4 & ABS light is on. Is it safe to drive it down the interstate ?
Vehicles are designed to operate with all their systems functioning in certain ways. When warning lights such as "4X4" or "ABS" are lit, there is a fault, or multiple faults in those systems preventing them from operating as they were...
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When I switch on the vents the cabin starts smelling
This is a common issue when the cabin filter needs to be replaced. Your vehicle has an air filter that filters the outside air as it is circulated into the vehicle when using the heater or air conditioning system. As...
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check engine light just came on
Hi there: My personal car is the exact same model, (but 2008) and I recently had the same P0133 OBD-II code which was accompanied by some small acceleration issues. P0133 indicates the ECM senses that the O2 Sensor is not...
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Since mechanic changed engine oil on dashboard flashes service engine soon
The variable valve timing VANOS system on your car can become sticky over time. Particularly if you are not changing the oil diligently. It is a hydraulically operated device that advances the camshaft using engine oil pressure under certain conditions....
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Sluggish acceleration
Hi there: Modern cars have a very complex system that delivers fuel to the engine and rids of the vehicle of exhaust gases. A failure in any part of this system can lead to a car that is slow to...
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What could be possibly causing this noise I hear when I turn my steering wheel?
The first thing to check is the condition and tightness of the power steering belt. They usually will make a screeching sound, but belts can produce any variety of noises. Next I think you do want to verify that the...
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Backfires on start up
Backfiring can be caused by a number of faults. If the ignition timing is incorrect either by the distributor being out of alignment or a jumped timing chain, backfires can occur. Also, if ignition wires are crossed / incorrect firing...
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What causes loud high pitched whistling sound ?
Of course it's difficult to diagnose a noise without listening to it, but it sounds like you're engine is trying to pull air through a passage that is not quite closing up. When the last mechanic replaced the valve cover,...
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BMW 2010 x3 fuel filter
Poor mileage has many very common causes other than dirty fuel injectors. However, if a diagnostic (that is, actual tests) suggests that fuel injectors are dirty the only way they can be cleaned is by removing them from the engine...
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Battery Replacement
Hi there: If you have a service light that needs to be reset, or a check engine or battery warning light that has come on, one of our mobile mechanics should first complete a battery light inspection; to determine if...
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car pulls to right after being hit hard on left tire and slight dent on wheel well.
There was probably at least some damage to your tie rods. These are the connections between the steering rack and the wheel. If one is bent or fatigued, it could even be dangerous to drive the car. There are some...
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The battery light is showing on the dashboard
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Damage after running into a hole.
You have probably damaged a tie rod. The tie rods are the link between the wheels and the steering rack. There is also a possibility that you have damaged a lower control arm or a strut depending on how hard...
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Where is the fuel pump relay located on the 2000 Lexus GS 300
The fuel pump on this vehicle has a relay in the engine compartment main fuse box labeled EFI fuse. The fuel pump is controlled by an fuel module in the left rear of trunk and this is powered by this...
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Brake Light are on
The brake light came on possibly due to low fluid in the brake reservoir. Check to see if the brake fluid is low. You may have brake pads that are worn down and should have the brakes inspected by a...
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Car damaged by garage
I can comment on the need for the ecu, without knowing if they in fact damaged it or not. I can say that it is possible to damage any vehicle electronics when working on or near any power source such...

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