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replaced pwr steering pump and rack, should the high pressure hose have been replaced too?
Hi there. Why didn't the dealership replace the high pressure line? It might not have been leaking? It may have been misdiagnosed as the pump leaking? They may have been unsure as to whether or not the hose was leaking...
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Car stalling
Hi there: In most cases, when you have difficulty putting gasoline into the tank or issues starting the vehicle right after a fill up, it's caused by a problem with one of the EVAP system components. This system is designed...
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My engine is having a hard time starting.
Hi there. Check the battery cables to see if they are tight and clean. Check the wire and make sure that there is no corrosion (looks green on the wires). Check the battery voltage after the vehicle has sat all...
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Drive belt is noisy.
Hi there. The loud squeaking noise and burning smell from the serpentine drive belt, may be an accessory component is at fault. Given the steering is difficult to turn it may be, the power steering pump. The serpentine belt may...
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Car overheating
Hello: Overheating is one of the more difficult items to diagnose remotely due to the fact that multiple parts can contribute to this issue ranging from the radiator being clogged, to the thermostat not opening or simple air bubbles inside...
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Can I drive my vehicle safely on the highway without the driver side stabilizer bar
Vehicles are designed to operate with all of it's components in the proper physical and mechanical order. Any component that is worn or damaged, can effect vehicle handling. The duty of the sway bar link is to connect the sway...
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Engine surging and speedometer dropping?
This is somewhat common when your mass air flow sensor is dirty or faulty. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Code 0132 and 0138
Hello. Codes like these can be tricky, because they give us a warning that the voltage readings are out of range, but they do not tell you why. The high voltage reading is showing that the air/fuel mixture being processed...
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Shift to drive but goes to manual mode not automatic.
Hi there. Check the shifter to the transmission. The shifter solenoid is not working properly and needs replaced. Remove the shifter housing from the vehicle and you will see a solenoid in it. This is the shift interlock solenoid for...
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Heater is not working when I turn heat up and on.
This may be due to a clogged heater core. As you know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this warm coolant to...
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My clutch is not working Entire clutch repair or clutch master cylinder repair? How do I check the cylinder?
Hi there. Check the slave cylinder to the clutch and see if the piston is all the way out. If the piston is all the way out or its not touching the clutch fork, then the release bearing has broken...
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engine shakes violently when car turned on
Hello. The vibration, bad gas mileage, and lack of power are all signs of a misfire. Your engine is essentially skipping a beat or two. This causes the combustion cycles to fall into an unusual rhythm. There are many reasons...
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Rear end feels unstable.
Loose or worn suspension components can make the car feel unstable. Worn shocks or struts can make the car feel "bouncy" or unstable over bumps. If the struts/shocks are worn badly, chances their upper mounts may also be bad, causing...
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My car won't start; the lights work, but the radio doesn't
Hi there. It appears as if you might have a battery that has lost it's cranking amps and thus can't start your car. Over time, the battery in your vehicle will wear out, causing it to lose amps but still...
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Stalling after fueling
Without having inspected the vehicle myself, I can say it is possible the code for a faulty O2 sensor may have been present,either due to the sensor being faulty itself, or registering incorrect readings due to the following. It is...
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The 12V electric outlet.
You are going to need to wire is a toggle or push button switch inline in the circuit. I recommend a toggle switch mounted on the dash. It is a simple circuit powered by the a fuse in the power...
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the red light indicating a throttle body problem is on and the car is running hot
Hi there: If the throttle body itself is damaged or clogged with excessive carbon build-up, it can cause the symptoms you're experiencing. This will also cause the engine to run lean, which typically causes a motor to build excess heat....
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Dash, Tail/brake, dome, trunk, glovebox, and door lights won't work, dash doing weird things.
Hi there. Sure would appear a lot is going on electrically all at once. This could be, a problem in the PDC (power distribution center). The PDC is typically located under the hood and contains numerous fuses and relays. I...
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Have replace rear brake pads 6 times in three months.
Hi there: It's very possible that you have either a warped rotor that is causing your brake pads to constantly rub or the caliper is damaged; causing the same problem. You should have a professional mechanic complete a rear brakes...
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My car is overheating.
Hi there. A low coolant level is a sure path to an overheating car and a leak anywhere in the cooling system can cause this. Yes, the radiator could be leaking and this may seem obvious, but is there a...

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