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The steering wheel vibrates at 50 mph
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Transmission slips during acceleration
Hey there. If you have manual transmission, this is almost certainly the clutch slipping. It is wearing out and used gently, it will propel the car forward, but it cannot hold the torque when you accelerate harder. The clutch will...
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Heating blows cold - 2006 Porsche Cayenne
Hello. Based on what you have described, I am almost 100% certain you need to replace your blower motor control module / resistor. Not getting AC is much more common than not getting heat because heat comes from the hot...
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Gearbox Rattle Holden Cruze 2003
Hello. You are right that it can be any number of these things. To diagnose this, I usually get the vehicle in the air and drive it to see if I can pinpoint the noise. Most of the time it...
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What is that thing that looks like a wheel?
Hi, thanks for your question. I'm curious as to what part you are talking about. Where is this part located? Is it inside or outside of your car? Unfortunately, we will need further information and detail from you to properly...
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rough idle
Hello. I would need to know which misfire codes you are getting to know for sure what is going on. Most of the time on this vehicle if it is a single cylinder misfire then it may be as simple...
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Body throttle wont accelerate when pedal is pressed, car starts at very low idle
It is possible that the idle speed is out of adjustment. Many vehicles from the 1980s have adjustable idle speeds to improve power or fuel economy. I would recommend having the idle speed adjusted to the factory specifications by a...
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Replacing ceramic brake pads
Hello. It is not a recommended mileage to change the pads but to inspect them every time the tires are rotated or vehicle is serviced. The pads should be changed when they are worn down at the thinnest part at...
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Are water pump repairable, ie change the bearing and seal
Hello - no, the water pump cannot be repaired by a mechanic or technician. The rebuilders and remanufacturers (sometimes the original manufacturers of the part) have access to parts and tooling not available to pretty-much everyone else. Quite often, the...
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How can I access the rear trunk?
Hi and thanks for your question. The release levers for the trunks are manual and there is a "lock out" plate to prevent them from being released when the car is locked or the driver's door is closed. Use a...
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My issue. Message comes and go's " Transmission fault"
The transmission fault error may mean many different things ranging from simple things like low transmission fluid to faulty speed sensors to a faulty transmission control module. The quickest and easiest way to diagnose an error code like this is...
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Heavy exhaust smoke on the right side at cold start which disappears after some 15 minutes of motor running
Hi there. On the right side there seems to be a cylinder that has too much piston slap and the rings are not sealing all the way until the engine is heated up causing the gap for the piston skirt...
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Problems or issues with the porche panamera
As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times...
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I own a 2006 Cayman S. I brought it into the dealer for some concerns - please help me decide what to do
Hello - tire "speed range ratings" like "N" are for sustained speed at a specified load. If you participate in "track days" or other high-speed driving events, you would be wise to stick with an equivalent "N" rated tire, whether...
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I wanted to buy a used 2008 Porsche Cayenne s. Is it a good idea and would it cost me a fortune maintaining and repairing?
Hi there. All luxury vehicles have a higher cost in maintenance. I recommend making a list of maintenance that you think would need to be done on a 2008 Porsche and call around to get estimates on the repair cost....
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Why is my car failing CO levels at idle? It passes everything else with ease.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. You may have to replace the distributor cap and rotor for a good, strong spark. Then, get some sea foam and put it in the vacuum system of the engine. This will clean the...
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Considering purchasing, however, I am leery of possible high maintenance costs associated with this vehicle. Dependable? High maintenance?
Going from a BMW 135i to a 2014 Porsche Cayenne will obviously cost more in maintenance through the years. From special procedures during repairs, more expensive parts and higher labor costs, you can only expect the upkeep costs to go...
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Backfire
Hi there; In most cases a backfire issue occurs because the air to fuel ratio is too rich, the timing is off (which you've checked) or the spark plug tips have excess carbon build-up (which you've also replaced). Typically when...
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I used 5w-20 engine oil of instead of 5w-40 as recommended in the manual
The most important thing is do not run the engine low on oil even using a lighter weight oil. Since you did put in the incorrect oil I would recommend not running the vehicle too hard until you get the...
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Ticking and knocking sound and follows as the rpm's increase.
I would have to listen to the noise firsthand to know for certain. However, one guess is that the noise you're hearing is from the valvetrain. Valvetrain noise, such as worn lifters or misadjusted valve clearance, is generally characterized by...

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