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Car doesn't start
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This suggests you have a vacuum leak or some kind of fuel supply issue. I recommend checking the injector voltage to be sure they are getting the correct amount...
My car won't shift out of first gear at all.
Thanks for writing in about the transmission problem with your 1999 Mercedes-Benz S320. Typically the issue you're speaking about is a result of overheating inside of the automatic transmission. The overheating can be caused by dirty transmission fluid, or low...
Swirl marks made from semi abrasive sponge.
Hello. I believe that all of the suggestions you provided are possible. You may be able to remove the scratches using a different brand of scratch out. You may also try to use a different application technique other than a...
The car wont start because the ignition lock is jammed, can i fix it without buying a new ignition lock or repair kit?
If the ignition key will not turn, try a different key if you have one to see if the original key is worn. If you do not have another key then I suggest getting another lock. You could also try...
Key cannot turn all the way, car cannot be started - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE
Hello. I would first check and see if the shifter is moving correctly. If it is not going fully into park then this will occur. If it is, then the ignition switch may be binding. I would move the shifter...
Car shuts off, battery light on after part replacement - 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE
Hello. You need an alternator in your car. The alternator does not appear to be charging correctly. Always check all of the connections first just to make sure that they are fine. if they are then the alternator needs to...
Engine choking, ABS and ASR lights illuminated - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE
Hello. If all of these occurred at the same time then the battery and alternator need to be checked. If the alternator is not charging or if the battery is bad then this will occur. If that is fine then...
Battery dies if the car sat for over 20 hours
Batteries that drain overnight are common. Usually when this occurs, there is a parasitic drain on one of the car's systems. When this occurs it drains the battery down over time. Batteries that are drained down repeatedly can cause them...
Whistling noise when braking and accelerating
Hello. If the noise occurs when applying the brakes and not moving then you may have a failure in the brake assist. If it only occurs when the vehicle is moving then you may have a failure in one of...
Steering wheel vibration at high speeds
Hi there. A high speed shake is either caused by an imbalance issue with the tires and wheels or it can be a problem with worn out front end parts or warped hubs. I usually start diagnosing this by road...
my car is misfiring
The DME is a possible failure for the misfire for your 2002 BMW M3. A complete pinpoint test for the codes would need to be done to rule out anything like coils or plugs. Your shop replaced the plugs and...
Squealing when decelerating
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2000 Porsche Boxster. Most of the time this is caused by the pilot bearing in the rear of the crankshaft. When it fails it will make this noise at these times. I usually...
Replace front struts
Hello. Your all wheel drive system should have active suspension on it. This means that the struts are electronic. You typically cannot find these online as they are a dealer item. Unfortunately, you cannot use the 2WD struts as that...
OBDII fault codes
It is very possible that the intake air temperature sensor or the barometric pressure sensor will require replacement. What is likely happening is that there is a corrolation between these two sensors either because one of them is malfunctioning, there...
How to replace oil cooler hose 08 Landrover lr2
It does appear as though you will need to remove the intake manifold. My information system doesn't give specific instruction for the oil cooler hoses, but it does give information about the oil cooler. This sort of situation isn't out...
knocking and loud engine sound and poor acceleration.
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 to have a knocking sound and smoke. The most common is low oil level, spark plugs, fuel pump, plug wires, low oil pressure, piston rings, or engine mechanical damage. This...
There is trouble locking the left rear passenger door - 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Open the left passenger rear door and check to see what setting the child lock is on. If the lock is not on and it is set to unlock, then move the lever...
Loud idling, clunking, vibrating when stopping, sluggish engine
It sounds like you may have a faulty engine or transmission mount. These mounts are what secures the engine or transmission to the frame of the vehicle. These mounts are made of metal frames with large solid pieces of rubber...
Is this a practical, long term vehicle for a family?
This vehicle can become a money pit if it is not maintained properly. The maintenance costs of this vehicle are slightly higher than comparible models due to the fact that it is a Volvo/Jaguar product. I would recommend considering the...
How to disconnect the factory alarm box
Hi, thanks for writing in. The factory alarm system is integrated into the modules of the vehicle and cannot be bypassed. If they could, then this would defeat the original purpose to stop theft of the vehicle. You will need...

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