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My battery is not fully charged and gradually decreasing with decrease in temperature in my 2012 Prius
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a programming issue. I have seen these cars need to be re-programmed for issues with the batteries not fully charging in cold weather. If the vehicles computer have not been updated...
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Brake rotor thickness before replacement
The standard thickness when new the front rotors are 28mm or 1.102 in. The minimum thickness before or after machining is 25.0mm or .983 in. This means you cannot take off more than about 3mm or .10 in if the...
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Can I use back door handle for the front door handle inside and out, if so how?
I would recommend against doing this. Most vehicle door handles are not compatable from front to back. If you have a junk yard near your location, you can usually get parts such as door handles very inexpensively. I would recommend...
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I added one litre of engine oil last week the light went off through out the week. It just started yesterday again completing a we
You need to make sure your oil is full to the fill line. If oil was low then this is cause of low pressure light. If light stays on then you need to have the oil pressure checked with a...
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Truck keeps heating up
Hi There, it may seem a bit obvious or redundant, however you will want to check the radiator cap to be sure it has the proper seal in place and is in good shape. Often times a faulty radiator cap...
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why engine revs up before final shift when cold
Hi there. I am a former Toyota/Lexus master technician. The transmission you have can be serviced and should have had a service at 100,000 miles: my and many other Toyota technician's recommendation. However, the concern you have can be attributed...
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Delay in shifting gear number one.
Hello, This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs...
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anyway someone can call me 5306468209
Unfortunately, there is no question here to answer. If you have a question you would like answered by a qualified professional please visit yourmechanic.com and click on the ask a mechanic link to ask your question.
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What are some signs of the Wheel bearing going bad?
Wheel bearings when they first start to go bad will make a growling noise when driving and increase as speed increases. Then you may start to get a wobble in the wheel and a grinding noise before major failure happens....
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Vibration when car shifts gear
There are a lot of possible causes and thus the vehicle has to be road tested as one part of a vibration diagnostic. If the cause is mundane (e.g., wheel imbalance, tire belt separation) the diagnostic and fix will be...
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I have a Lexus motor in my 2000 Toyota avalon, would I need a Lexus alternator? Mine seems to be dead and my battery is weak..
Hi...if you changed motors and you are in need of a replacement alternator, by far the best strategy is to read the part number right off of your existing alternator, either now or once you get it removed. There will...
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My. Tail lights dash lights don't work there seams to be a short in the headlight switch when you use turn SIG switch the head ou
The column mounted multi-function switch may be defective. If so, it will have to be removed and replaced. If you do happen to attempt any work around the steering column, please note that the vehicle's air bag must be disabled,...
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My car engine shuts off after the engine is warm.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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Clicking sound coming from driver side front wheel
Hi There, What you are describing is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to...
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My dashboard lights are gone off
Hi There, This may be related to a short or a faulty instrument cluster 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 may...
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My car over heats, what can I do?
It is possible you ran engine too hot and caused the engine to get damaged. The system being low on coolant is a leak that needs to be checked why the engine is leaking and then see if the engine...
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Why my car remote control is not working
The first thing to do is to replace the battery since you did not mention you replaced the battery. Once battery is replaced and making sure battery connections are clean and tight then check operation of the remote. Then if...
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Heater and transmission fluid
The cabin heating system and the automatic transmission have no connection. Faults in one do not affect the other. The transmission fluid leak is possibly in the tubing and/or rubber hoses through which transmission fluid flows to the radiator and...
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What does it mean if my reverse lights are not working?
Reverse lights are an important safety feature that alert pedestrians, and other drivers, that your vehicle is about to move or is moving. If there is power at the reverse light bulb terminals when the vehicle ignition switch is on,...

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