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I had a wheel bearing replaced, now it seems to be worse 5 days later

I can see two possibilities. Either the bearing was damaged during the replacement, or the diagnosis was wrong and the wheel bearing was not the original problem. If the wheel bearing was damaged during replacement, then he is obligated to...

If I am hooking up an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, do I need to keep the electronic oil pressure sending unit hooked up?

The aftermarket gauge that you are using would likely work either way. I would recommend trying to keep the factory sending unit in place if possible to prevent any potential issues that may occur. If the new gauge does not...

Will crank but will not start

I was looking up your year, make, and model of the vehicle and your engine does not have a distributor. Do you have the vehicle information correct? On a 2006 vehicle, it has a coil per cylinder and cam and...

Tire has slow leak

Hello. If your tire has a slow leak, this is likely due to a small hole being in it. It is very common for people to drive over a nail, screw, or road debris. When the object is stuck in...

Steam is coming out of coolant reservoir.

Hello. If your coolant overflow tank is steaming and overflowing, then that means the vehicle is running hotter than normal, and may even be overheating. The vehicle will need to be inspected for possible overheating issues (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-overheating-inspection) and any repairs...

Rough idle an shakes when stopped

This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...

My car wont start

There are four common causes of why an engine won't crank over including, not enough amps in the battery to engage the starter, a broken starter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/starter-replacement), a wiring issue, or a ground wire that was not properly reconnected. It's...

Misfire in cylinder one

Engine misfires (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/engine-is-misfiring-inspection) can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils,...

if a mechanic said he replaced your wheel bearings would it be worse 5 days later

It could be that the wheel bearing was damaged during installation. or it could be that the noise was mis-diagnosed and replacing the wheel bearing didn't solve the problem. There are many stories about mechanics charging for work that was...

I have the service engine light on

The computer should be scanned to see why the Check Engine Light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) is on by a mechanic. The Check Engine Light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) is an indication that the computer has a fault in the systems that it monitors and has...

My 2006 Lexus IS250 and the check engine light was blinking and it was kind of sluggish when I pulled off from the stop sign

A potential cause of this issue would be an oil leak onto the spark plugs causing misfires and therefore a shutdown of the traction control system. Many sensors on the engine work in conjunction with the traction control system to...

Won't start

You need to look on the dash to see if your theft light is active. The system will let you crank it a few times until it locks out the crank signal. You may need to try another key if...

Why does my car vibrate when idle?

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/idle-control-valve-replacement) is a small valve on the engine's intake system...

Sunroof stuck open

Hi there. A jammed sunroof is caused usually because of gathered dirt along the track obstructing the sliding of the sunroof. Another possible issue can be that your sunroof motor has weakened over usage. You can have a certified mechanic,...

Stalling

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/idle-control-valve-replacement) is a small valve on the engine's intake system...

my thermostat housing is leaking

Hi there: Most of the time when the thermostat housing is leaking it's caused by dirt or debris that may not have been fully cleaned out when it was replaced. This will cause the gasket to not seal correctly. Other...

My car is not starting.

It is possible there may be a loose connection somewhere that is not allowing the power to flow properly. Often this can be caused by a loose ground fastener or a broken battery cable connection. Consider hiring an experienced technician...

Loss of power under acceleration

Hello, thank you for writing in. The components you have checked thus far have been valid steps. You want to go through system by system, and make sure the engine is getting what it needs. Start with the fuel system,...

I need to replace water pump.

I would ask for help from a mechanic. Possibly from YourMechanic. They can come to you and diagnose why your car is overheating (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-overheating-inspection) and recommend what repairs are needed.

Headlights and dash lights flicker

It is possible that your voltage regulator is going bad. Normally, this is integrated into the alternator but some vehicles have it separate. If the voltage regulator has failed, the amount of power that all your vehicles accessories will receive...

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