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Front end pulls to the right when braking.
You can use an infrared thermometer to measure rotor temperature from side to side and that might give an indication that a caliper is perhaps not retracting. Calipers should be discarded based on mileage and/or years in service. A prudent...
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Could this be a grounding issue or a switch issue?
Hi there. It's possible that you have a ground issue that is causing this electrical fault. It could also be a damaged relay. If you can't trace the source of this issue personally, you might want to have a professional...
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Car trying to start but won't turn over
Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. With a fully charged battery, if the starter motor does not run that signifies an electrical problem in the starter circuit or a problem with the starter...
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Car has no spark
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues. Things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module...
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Car cut off 1996 Ford Contour
Hello - depending on how hard you "bumped the curb", you may have damaged a ground cable from the engine to the chassis, cutting off all electrical connections to the battery. I recommend an electrical system inspection performed by a...
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drive side (L.H) lower control arm does it have tenssion on it? If so what will i need to get the tension off?
Considerable disassembly is required on this model in order to remove and replace the left lower control arm. Among the many steps in the repair procedure, the steering shaft linkage must be disconnected and the sub frame of the vehicle...
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Engine sputtering after refueling
Hi There, This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the...
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I just put in a new ECM in my 1999 Dodge avenger now it rough idels and shifts hard or lags
It is very likely that an ECM reflash will be necessary to resolve this issue. When the ECM gets replaced, the vehicle essentially loses all of its memory. The reflash will program the ECM to your vehicle allowing it to...
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Putting transmission in reverse grinds gears but not when changing any of the forward gears.
Hi there. The issue could be either the shifter fork being bent or the reverse gear is burned up causing the transmission to grind when going in reverse. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...
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Cannot start car
Hi there. In most cases, when you turn the key and nothing happens; but you have electrical systems powered, the issue is caused by a faulty ignition relay or the ignition cylinder itself is faulty. It's best to have a...
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I hear a squeaking sound when I ride over bumps. Do I need to spray with wd40
Rubber bushings in the vehicle suspension will be damaged, and fail early, if exposed to petroleum solvents such as WD-40, engine oil and grease and so forth. All of these rubber bushings are designed to operate dry. If a bushing...
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Car stalls while driving. It will start up after about 10 minutes.
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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White smoke from engine bay
Hi Paul. Any smoke coming from the engine bay area is not a good sign. However, the positive is that you seem to have noticed it before it becomes a potential breakdown. White smoke is generally categorized as coolant being...
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Flat spots and stuter at low speed and smelling petrol
Hi there. White smoke is sometimes an indication of coolant finding it's way into the oil inside the motor. This can be caused by a blown head gasket or shortly after experiencing an overheating issue. It can also be caused...
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Oil change jaugar x type
Hi there. In order to determine if we service your Jaguar X-Type and if you live in a service area, we need you to submit a quote request for an oil change. Once we receive the data, we will provide...
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When my speed reduces to around 30 mph, I feel a semi heavy jerk.
Hi there. This is a normal condition to the vehicle. As the transmission wears and gets lots of miles on it, it will tend to make the downshift solenoid work harder and the return spring gets weak. Also, if the...
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Will the idler pulley keep my car from cranking . 1999 Mercury Mystique
Hi - a failing idler pulley can certainly keep your alternator from charging properly, resulting in a dead battery, which would prevent the engine from starting of course. The idler pulley bearing may have been failing, or possibly a bearing...
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Do I need to change my thermostat?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty thermostat. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out of the motor from the radiator by opening...
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One of my front tires is angled different now that I hit a rock. Could an alignment fix it? 2007 Mercedes C230
Hello - you are correct, an alignment is not going to properly repair this damage. There may be a bent or otherwise damaged suspension control arm (lower) or tie rod. I recommend a steering and suspension inspection performed by a...
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Car shakes violently when idle.
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...

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