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My key doesn't work and the line is broken. I need to replace a tail light how do I get into the trunk no remote. 1997 e320
On the trunk lid above the license plate should be a trunk lock cylinder. You can insert the metal key to unlock and open the trunk manually. If it has never been used, it may be difficult to turn due...
I have a 96 Mercedes recently it started rattling in park but as soon as i put it in gear it stops eat cud be wrng
Under hood rattling can be caused by loose exhaust components, faulty pulleys and accessories, motor mount faults, loose heat shields, or any loose component. The reason you are noticing the noise only under certain conditions ("park" versus "drive") is because...
TJ did an inspection on a 2008 Land Rover LR2 @Cars of Tampa Inc. How soon would some of the 'good' things need 2b worked on?
Hi Cassandra: I will try to help you. For safety reasons, the steering gear leak should be repaired first. After that the priority would be the replacement of the axles and then repair of the crankshaft seal leak. Technically, you...
I changed my battery but light still on also dash still says charging failure
Hi Brian. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes when a battery light is initially triggered, an error code is stored in the ECU and will require a professional mechanic to complete a warning light inspection to remove. However, it's also...
Transmission jerks like you have been rear ended when accelerating. Also right before coming to stop, clunks into gear.
Below is a process to follow after reprogramming transmission module or disconnecting battery so the TCM can relearn shift points. If after following the below service then seek a mechanic like one from Your Mechanic to continue further diagnosis of...
My 2008 Volvo xc 90 makes a whistle like sound
Hi J.M. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It really depends when the whistle noise occurs that might indicate the source and cause of the noise. If the noise is frequent when the vehicle is in motion, this could be coming...
Misfire on coils 4,5,6 after I replaced all coils and spark plugs
Hi there. When you have a misfire that happens after replacing ignition components, it's usually due to the spark plug wires or coil packs not being installed correctly or being the wrong parts. It might be a good idea to...
After a car wash my "steering failure" light came on.
If you have electric power steering, the cause is likely to be water infiltrating electrical components or terminals. If the power steering pump is belt driven, water (and worse, soapy water) may have gotten on the drive belt causing the...
Replacing multiple parts
Hello Enrico. Thanks for writing into YourMechanic.com. After reviewing your list of items you need completed on your BMW M3, I am not certain we are able to help you with these items. Our mobile mechanics complete several general and...
2008 Land Rover LR2 se. Over heating after cooling fluid was up in the day before. The car took almost 2galons when heated.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a coolant leak of some kind such as a failing water pump that may be leaking or potentially the beginning of a blown head gasket that may be causing the coolant to...
Synthetic oil brand
We would use Castrol 5w30 oil. The vehicle does recommend full synthetic but it is not required. You would have to request the full synthetic Castrol 5w30 or the standard Castrol 5w30 oil. If you special request a different oil...
Bad misfire
Hi there. An engine misfiring can be caused by multiple component failures, ranging from fuel injectors that are not firing correctly, clogged with carbon deposits or electrical connections to the injectors being damaged. It's also possible that ignition system components...
2008 BMW Z4 alarm won't beep when locking but lights flash and red light blinks under rearview mirror
Hello. If the horn is working normally then you have a programming issue. In most cases the control module for the alarm will need to be reprogrammed by the dealer in order to make it operational again. If the horn...
hearing high pitched loud whistling (NOT squealing) sound while driving up hilly neighborhood
Hi there. Generally speaking, the mechanic you contacted is correct; that's it is very hard to diagnose a sound or noise without being able to replicate the source of the noise. This is why we offer mobile mechanic services, so...
A mechanic is trying to tell me my rear brake pads are electronically controlled and will cost no less then $116 for 2 rear pads?
The rear brakes are not controlled by computer but the parking brake is and after the rear brakes are replaced the parking brakes need to be reset using a scanner to activate the parking brake reset function and has to...
So this shop just put some oil in my rear differential and now it's making a grinding noise? What could be causing that?
Hi Elishea. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, the rear differential has no impact on the steering of the vehicle, so it's quite possible that adding the fluid to the rear differential is not the source of this noise....
Mercdes benz accelerates by itself
It could just be a vacuum leak. Check under the hood for any hoses or rubber parts that are disconnected or in bad condition. If you don't find anything there, you may have a problem in the throttle body. Your...
I just did a pre-purchase diagnostic on a 2010 LR2 with 106.5k miles, which turned up no problems except "seepage" between the mot
Hi there. I haven't laughed this hard in a while....thanks for the "can this marriage be saved" line. But, your spouse does have a point. A Land Rover with any indication of seepage or a seal being damaged is a...
The a/c in my car turns on and then off and I can’t control it anymore sometimes it starts working but then it just stops.
The issue might be a faulty (intermittently operating) electrical component, such as a switch or a relay. Such components can be bypassed to check out the a/c system itself, the state of refrigerant charge and so forth. If the rest...
No coolant in the reservoir. Seen low coolant message. I added 2 quarts of 50/50 coolant. Still getting the message. How much coolant doe it need?
Hi there. For the coolant light to go out, you would need to have the coolant between the low line and the full line for the light to go out. If the coolant is low and keeps on being low,...

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