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Car is having issues starting
Hi there: In most cases the hard starting issue is caused by a battery that has low cranking amps. Now that you've replaced the battery, the next item that should be considered is the alternator or another component that comprises...
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The code p0102 shows up after cleaning the mass air flow sensor.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The wiring harness to the mass air flow sensor (MAF) could have a break in the wires. Disconnect your battery and remove the harness to the MAF and your computer. Use a digital...
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Alternator is dead!
This may be related to a failing alternator or voltage regulator. It is not at all uncommon for an alternator to fail. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating...
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Why would Oil Pressure Light come on while braking?
Hello. I don't know how often you check your oil level, but I would certainly check it now. Turbo-charged engines consume a bit more oil during an oil change interval than non-turbo engines, and it's possible your oil level is...
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Front brakes seizing up and over heating
Hello. It sounds like you may have some contamination in the brake fluid or a brake master cylinder that is not releasing properly. I usually check the fluid first. I do a few tests on the fluid to see if...
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Car won't rev or go when pushing gas pedal. Only revs up in neutral or park unless you work with it to keep it revving
Hello. The first task in solving this problem is to extract problem codes that are set, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. There are several problems which could cause this behavior, such as a bad throttle position...
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I bought two new tires and rims to put on my car and I want to know if I can make them fit.
Hi there. Anytime you purchase new tires and wheels that are not OEM options (which this 225/45zr17 is not), you risk creating multiple issues that will impact the vehicles performance such as ABS operation, speedometer, cruise control, and braking. The...
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Car is not firing on the first two cylinders
This is generally related to spark problems when it is more consistent. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules not working properly. As you know,...
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I added regular oil to a car which already had a synthetic blend in it
A synthetic blend refers to a blend of regular oil and synthetic oil. Adding regular oil to this oil will not in any way hurt your car's engine. You won't even have to worry about getting an oil change until...
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Engine shimming problem
Hi. When the engine shims or shakes there could be multiple things causing this problem. The most common cause is the spark plugs and spark wires are bad and causing the car to misfire. A misfiring engine will cause the...
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Steering tightens up when turning left while moving and there is a rubbing sound from driver's tire at 10-15 MPH.
The noise you mention seems more likely to be a wheel bearing failing - they get quite noisy with higher road speed, and get even noisier while turning (the outer wheel catches more load). It is possible the tire is...
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Blown head gasket, how much it will cost to fix including parts and labor?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 1999 Subaru Legacy. As you may know, the labor and parts to replace a blown head gasket on your car may very well exceed the price you are asking for it. In my...
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I want to buy a 1997 Subaru Outback Wagon that appears to have oil/fluid leaks.
Hi there. There are three categories for leaks, that I use. Seepage (by all factory standards considered normal) collects dirt, signs of a leak (wetter than seepage) may or may not see it on the ground (monitor level), and a...
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Intake valve control solenoid
Hello - these 2 components mount on each cylinder head, and are partially visible at the "nose" (accessory belt end) of the engine. They use engine oil pressure to vary cam timing relative to the static cam/crankshaft timing relationship. Here...
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No parking light bulbs, the good fuses blew. Removed all of the parking bulbs and replaced the fuses. The fuse didn't blow till a bulb is plugged in.
Hello. You likely have a short somewhere in the circuit. This may be related to other light circuits, a terminal or connection, or by a damaged wire. You can start by performing a visual inspection. A rule of thumb is...
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Brake fluid is leaking
This suggests you have a leak somewhere in your braking system. This is common in the brake lines due to the amount of pressure that develops in the brake lines in order to make the calipers work correctly. I would...
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Steering wheel has a lot of "play" or movement.
Hi there. The first thing you would need to do is perform a dry park steering test. Have someone get in the car and set the parking brake. Then have them start the engine and turn the steering wheel left...
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I just had my tires changed and now my abs light is on
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Heater control system will not power up even though there is power to it
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. When the penny was in the cigarette lighter, the penny act as a conductor and shorted out the circuit. The cigarette lighter is either powered all the time or powered when the ignition...
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Blowing fusible links
Hello there: In most cases, when a fuse relay continues to break, it's an indication of an exposed wire that is causing a short circuit situation or a poor ground. As issue like this can be difficult to pinpoint, the...

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