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I accidentally put diesel in my car and I want to know that it'll be salvageable
The fuel tank will have to be thoroughly drained and refilled with fresh gas. The Mechanic would possible try to purge the fuel rail once fresh gas is in the tank, however, it is possible that the remaining diesel fuel...
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Transmission bearing
Hello. In most cases you can replace a transmission bearing, however it will require removal of the transmission. In most instances it is more cost effective to replace a bearing then it is the entire transmission. The exact cost would...
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Not blowing out hot air no defrost
Hi There, The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then...
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Windows move on their own, key remote is not working, and the dash display multiple warning lights.
Hi there. There seems to be an issue with the battery or the alternator or both. Check the battery voltage and make sure its fully charged at 12.6 volts. Perform a voltage drop test on the battery and see if...
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Code p1391
Hi there: Although the O2 sensors can cause intermittent starting problems, one of the most overlooked components that can trigger this OBD-II error codes and cause the issues you're describing is a camshaft position sensor, or the electrical harness attached...
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I'm needing help in replacing the vent control cable on my car
Hi there. When replacing the vent control cable, you will have to remove the floor ducting in the dash and when all of the brackets are loose to the cable, you would be able to disconnect it from the blend...
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2009 or cruiser will not move in any gear including reverse.
The vehicle not moving in any gear can be caused by a few different components. If the brake system was locked up, either due to a failed master cylinder or abs pump, the vehicle will not move. However if the...
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my power steering fluid in the reservoir has bubbles and i just replaced the pump, does it need to be bleeded
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering pump should not need to be bled. When the last pump was changed air was introduced into the system. The air is likely not working itself out. If the bubbling becomes...
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Turbo VS. Non-Turbo Valve Cover Gasket
Hi there. Looks like the gaskets are the same for the turbo and non turbo engines. I recommend asking the local parts store for to see a valve cover gasket for the non turbo engine and a gasket for a...
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Oil sending unit life
It may be possible that the oil pressure sending unit is bad or the connection is bad. The oil pressure should be checked to make sure the oil pressure is within specifications. If the pressure stays in specified range then...
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The crankshaft sensor blows when car is put in reverse.
The problem is going to be caused by a short in the harness that goes down to the crankshaft sensor. Check to see if the motor and transmission mounts are broken allowing the engine to move too far and hitting...
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If you was hooking up a OEM cooling fan that has only 2 wires and one speed but my car has a high and low speed, what wires would you hook up?
Hi there. Check the high and low circuits with a digital meter for a voltage reading. The low should have a lower voltage reading than the high. I recommend putting the wires on the high selection to prevent the engine...
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Car shuts off and won't start 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hi there - first task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. This "stall, no start" behavior could be a failed fuel pump - check the fuse and relay - since the...
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Won't crank or start
Unfortunately it would be difficult to give you a direct cause from a distance. A number of things can be causing the battery drain. Any of various components like a radio, alternator, or even a power window switch can ave...
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Swapping engines.
If you are going to try and replace the engine with the turbo engine for this car you are going to have more than a few modifications to do. The main one is the wire harnesses will b different. The...
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Ect
The data being sent to the vehicles computer can be observed on a professional scan tool and may shed some light on the problems. The engine coolant temp sensor may cause issues if the sensor is sending false information telling...
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Will it damage my car to drive it with power steering pump out?
It's not advisable to drive a vehicle with a damaged power steering pump, as it could cause serious difficulty steering and create a safety issue. Beyond that, mechanically, if the power steering pump is unable to circulate hydraulic fluid to...
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Oil light goes off and on.
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Fluid leak red and brown under the car, and once in a great while the engine will overheat.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The leaks will not cause any damage to the vehicle it self, however, the part that it's leaking from will eventually begin to loose lubrication and come apart. The transmission oil leak will...
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Crank seal leak.
The problem you are referring to is clearly described and well documented by other consumers in the NHTSA database of consumer complaints about the vehicle, as well as in copious commentary on the Internet. I am not aware of any...

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