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25 amp fuse blows after it's charged
When the battery was hooked up incorrectly, something must have been fried in the computer or other wires. You can find wiring diagrams in service manuals that are dedicated to your specific vehicle such as Chilton, Haynes, or factory specific...
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When hot outside, bad odor from vent when on
It is possible that your evaporator may have fungus growing on and it's so thick that the cleaners you are running are of no use. In extreme cases, the evaporator will actually need to be replaced in order to get...
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SUV jerks while driving, braking, and accelerating
You may have an issue with your catalytic converter not allowing the flow of exhaust that is necessary to maintain a good running engine. If you had a tune up done recently then your ignition system should be working properly....
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SUV getting only 15 mpg
It is possible that your tire pressures may be low and went unnoticed by the technician who last serviced your vehicle. I would recommend having your tire pressures checked because, if they are low, it could potentially cause both of...
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I have an oil leak and dealership is telling me can't be fixed
Hey there. I have never heard of an oil leak that cannot be fixed. Even if the engine had to be replaced. The oil leak can be fixed. I recommend having a different mechanic give a diagnosis of the leak...
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My car makes a subtle squeak and minor clunk when driving over bumps slowly.
If you just had a shock replaced and the noise did not start until the shock was installed, then I suggest having the shock mounts checked to make sure they are seated properly when they were put in. If the...
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Subtle clunk over left side in front
I'd suggest having your front shock and shock bushings checked to see if they need to be replaced. Also, have the complete front control arm bushings inspected. If any wear is noted then replace them as needed. You may just...
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My engine light and wrench illuminated, rough idling, when stopped and gas pedal depressed it snatches in gear.
Hello. If the Check Engine Light has come on I would always start with a code check. I would use my scan tool to see what codes are in the system as that would give me a good indication of...
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It feels like my car is about to break down, like I am very carefully carrying the engine home so it doesn't fall out.
Hi there. I would typically start by checking to see if the check engine light is on and then I would scan the computer for codes. This can give some insight as to what is going on. If there are...
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The battery light still shows after replacing with a new battery and the steering wheel is hard to turn. what is the issue?
Hi there. This sounds like a belt failure or belt driven component failure. First check to see if the belt is broken/missing, then check the driven component pulleys for resistance that may have contributed to the belt failure. If the...
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When the park is in park it idles fine but if it is in Drive sitting at a redlight it shakes bad
Hi, it sounds like you have worn engine mounts. What it sounds like is when the engine is engaged the mounts are creating that vibration or shake you are experiencing, but when the drive train is not engaged it is...
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dim message center
If the message center is dim and that is all, it is likely that the message center itself is failing. I would recommend having the message center inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it has power going to...
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My car drives great but the Check Engine Light has come on
Hi there, This light may come on for many different reasons. As you may know, when your check engine light comes on when there are usually fault or trouble codes that are registered in the car's computer that can be...
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itms reading STEERING WHEEL ASSIST FAULT
Hello. The steering wheel assist message comes up when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's electronic power steering system. Your particular model of vehicle is equipped with electronic steering that uses a series of sensors, motors, and switches....
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Why is my power steering fluid leaking?
The first thing to do is to make sure the fluid is full in the power steering reservoir. Since you recently replaced a lot of components in the system I would recommend cleaning the area that is wet with fluid...
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Some one stole my spare key out of my truck
You cannot reprogram the lock cylinders to not fit the stolen key and still work for your key. You will need to replace all the lock cylinders and get new keys. You will have to program the new keys and...
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Ignition coil and Check Engine Light issue - 2008 Mercury Mariner
Hello, thanks for writing in! There is no such thing as a B location for a coil. You have six coils, that is one per cylinder you have. Without knowing where the bad coil was relocated to it would be...
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Roaring from front passenger side tire
Hey there. The front wheel bearing on this vehicle is a pressed in type bearing. The hub will need to be pressed out of the old bearing in order to press out the hub wheel bearing and press in the...
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Transmission fluid comes up out of the transmission vent tube attached to the transmission dipstick tube
Hi there. Fluid seepage out of the vent tube can sometimes be normal, but can also be caused by overfilling. Has a service been performed recently? Perform a fluid level and condition inspection by having the engine at idle, on...
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Gauges going crazy
This may be related to a short, a faulty instrument cluster or a faulty instrument voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this...

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