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Something draining battery maybe radio
The diagnostic would begin with the battery. The battery should be fully charged and then load tested. If the battery passes a load test and charging system output has been measured, too, and is within specifications, the only reason a...
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Power stearing leaking/not working need steering seal too? 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hello - if you care planning to replace the power steering pump, and the steering pump, these components will come with new seals - no additional parts needed except for hose o-rings, which your mechanic will grab too. 43K miles...
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Car was working fine then randomly shut off and will not turn back on, check engine light came on after the car turned off.
Hi there. First you would need to check for any codes that could be stored or pending on the ECM (computer). The code will direct you to the location area that could be the cause of the noise that occurred...
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Temp Gauge marks higher than usual
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle tends to overheat when sitting at an idle more often than when driving at highway speeds. It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant fan relay. The coolant fan relay helps to...
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Overheating
If the radiator has to be replaced because it leaks, that replacement can be performed right at your location (without moving the car) by a mobile mechanic. If you desire that service, please request radiator replacement and the responding certified...
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Car overheating
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Overheating
Hi there. I would highly recommend completing a full coolant system flush first; as it's possible that you might have a few air bubbles stuck inside the cooling lines that can cause the type of overheating issue you're describing. It's...
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dash and rear running lights not working
Hello. There will likely be an issue with your multi-function switch causing your lighting issue. This switch is the primary control for the interior and exterior lighting systems. If the switch fails it may not fail completely and still leave...
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I have a 2002 pt cruiser today I had to jump started and on the road the radio would tyen on and off the mileage light would flick
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely experiencing an issue with the alternator or charging system. When the vehicle is running at a higher RPM, the alternator is working harder to produce more electricity. When you...
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Hesitates going into gear from start then ok
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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Car heater is not working!!! It has coolant and it is not overheating, it was wroking fine when I bought it then the next two days
If your cooling system is topped off and the heater is still not working, this can be due to a number of things. There could be a restriction in one of the heater hoses preventing the coolant from reaching the...
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Hesitated now will not start
There are several possible reasons for a vehicle to crank and not start. A bad fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, faulty injectors, bad ecu, failed ignition coil, or a malfunctioning sensor. It will first be necessary to figure out if...
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Engine shakes when heat is on
Hi There, This may potentially be a result of the change in heat in the coolant that results when turning on the heater while the car is still warming up. As you may know, when the car is first started...
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all belts broke when leaving repair shop from diagnosis of lous engine squeel
Hi there. There are typically three reasons why brand new belts will squeal loud then brake quickly. First, if the pulley's are damaged (which typically happens the same time as belts are damaged) but they are not replaced, they can...
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hi, the heat in my car doesn't work and the car is overheating. plus the fan is not running. what do you believe to be the problem
Hi there. This one is actually very simple to diagnose. There is one component on all cars, trucks and SUV's that warm up the heater and impact the coolant system - the heater core. The heater core is supplied with...
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2002 PT Cruiser overheating and rattling noise
Hi there. The best advice I can offer is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is overheating inspection. My fear however, is that the frequent overheating may have caused internal engine damage;...
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My car was driving just fine and all of a sudden it started bubbling and the temp was at the 'H'. Then it started smoking and leaking.
Hi there. There are 4 different areas on your engine to check for the cause of the engine to overheat. Areas To Check The thermostat sticking shut The radiator plugging up or something is in the radiator The water...
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Firestone said I need to replace the left-outer tie rod ends. But, I'm not noticing any of the signs mentioned for this problem.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the issues you are having, the only way to confirm the issues is with another inspection. When it comes to the shifting issue, you want to check the transmission fluid level. If it...
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how much is the labor price for a water pump and timing belt
Hi there. If the mechanic is going to replace your timing belt and the water pump, along with all the gaskets associated with those components; that's actually a very good price. Two things to ask this mechanic though. First, are...
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my car won't pick up speed and my ignition coil has no power can you please give me suggestions on what the problem maybe got tune
Hi there. I am a little confused by your question. If you're ignition coil is not receiving power, then it's not possible for the car's engine to start. If this is what you're referring to, then there are a few...

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