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A/C info
There are numerous reasons the a/c will not blow cold air. Checking a/c operation can go from easy to complex. If the a/c system is low on refrigerant, the system will not cool very well or at all. Since the...
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A/C problem
There are innumerable things that can go wrong with the A/C system and so the best thing to do is request an air conditioning system inspection and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. The possibilities that...
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When your power steering line that runs to the rack is stuck and will not turn with a wrench at all how do you remove ? 2004 Kia R
I would recommend first removing the power steering pump. Then pull the power steering pump away from the engine as far as the connected power steering line will allow. Then I would use a torch on the flare nut of...
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My 2009 Kia Rio needs new ignition/coils. There is a huge difference in internet pricing vs. buying locally. Any ideas why?
I cannot claim to know the quality of every coil on the online or local market. I can tell you that some of the online coils are subpar and will not last long and even have been known to short...
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I just replaced the battery in my car and as I was driving I stacted to lose power and the car died it cranks but won't start
The new battery that you bought should be fully re-charged. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Check for the characteristic, but momentary, whirring sound from the in-tank fuel pump...
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Check engine light is on car sluggish and shaky
Your check engine light is on due to the misfire and engine running issue and should not be due to the oil change overdue. You should have the check engine light scanned then the code can identify that cause of...
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Why won't my car drive and won't stay in park I have to use my e break
The transmission is shifted using the shifter and connected to a cable to the transmission selector shaft then controls the transmission gear selection. If you cannot select a gear or vehicle rolls when in park then you need to have...
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abs light and traction control light is on
It is possible - saying this sight unseen of course - that the abs sensor or exciter ring could have been damaged while cutting the lug nut off. Either return to them to scan the system for codes, or have...
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Help my car wont move but will start it makes a grinding metal noise when trying to go in gear
Sounds like the input shaft on your transmission has broke when the vehicle went into gear. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your transmission noise.
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Gas Hog
Hi there. There are several things that can cause excessive gas mileage including dirty fuel injectors, mass air flow sensors, or O2 sensors. Since you're getting ready to leave for college, I would recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come...
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Catalytic converter
Hi there. Although it is possible that doing this might "work", it's not recommended for any car, truck or SUV. The catalytic converter is engineered to be installed within the entire exhaust system, with smooth transitions throughout the exhaust pipe...
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Had a low idle issue
Hello, It sounds like you have a faulty O2 sensor. As you know, the oxygen sensor reads the exhaust gases and relays this information to the ECU which then makes adjustments to the fuel supply to find the correct air/fuel...
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Hood will not open
The most likely route to open the hood is from underneath. You may have to jack up the front of the vehicle (follow proper jacking instructions). Once elevated, the belly pan may have to be removed to gain access. A...
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Misfire and rough idle
Hi There, It sounds like the rough idle and misfire you are referring to may be a result of a fuel pump that may have been damaged as a result of running it out of fuel. As you may know,...
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My car won't start
Hello Sam, thanks for writing in. When the vehicle stalls out like this, or has trouble running and starting, you need to look into the fuel, air, and spark systems. Since you have attempted to address the fuel issue, turn...
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My car at times it will start and sometimes it won't .
Hello there. If your electrical accessories work fine, then the issue is not related to the battery or electrical charging component. It is likely that you may have a faulty ignition system or fuel component, such as a malfunctioning fuel...
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i have a 2001 kia rio i just recently got my brakline on my drivers side replaced along with my calipers and brake pads.
This does not sound brake related. It sounds like the car has a performance issue with the engine. No power and shaking can be caused by a number of issues. There may be a misfire with any of the 4...
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I start up the car seems normal my mom had hit a bump no leaks or anything next day car felt different the whole car started shak
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, there are a large number of components that can cause an issue like this. This can be anything from a fuel, air, or spark deficiency, to an issue with the transmission. The bump...
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Transmission not shifting
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. Since automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...
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I am Eric. my car's engine power goes off when i slow down and want to apply the accelerator again
Hi Eric. In many cases, when you apply pressure to the throttle and engine seems to cut off it is because one of two problems. Either the engine is getting too much fuel but not enough air (meaning the fuel...

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