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Motor mounts. Which mechanic is right?
If a motor mount diagnostic was performed and the mounts were confirmed to be faulty, the only safe repair strategy would have been to install dealer OEM motor mounts. If you use aftermarket parts in this application in essence you...
rough idle, heavy missing, fault codes P0301 and P0456. lack of power, where do i start to diagnose this?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, for the P0301 rough idle and heavy misfire and P0456 evaporative small leak detected, the problems are unrelated. The P0301 is a #1 cylinder misfire code. It could be, a spark plug...
Bad battery cables or terminals?
Your car not starting may be a result of many possibilities, however you are on the right track. First try checking the terminals to be sure they are not corroded, dirty or have a poor connection. Also, check the cables...
How to fix the flickering cluster light issue
Hello. It sounds like he may have damaged some of the wiring connections behind the dash. If the harness is pulled on when installing the stereo then this will occur. It is important that these wires are not moved during...
My car is idling at 500 rpms is that normal? It's sounds like it's about to shut off but it doesn't
Hello. A low idle can be caused by a few different things. Before doing anything, I'd start by checking the computer for codes. This would tell me if the computer is seeing anything that is not correct. If there are...
if my motor mount is cracked can it affect my car badly ??
If your motor mount is just visibly cracked but shows no noticeable damages, it is very likely that the vehicle has no issue at all. It is very common for rubber to have small cracks in it that do not...
green security light doesn't come on all the time
As you know, your car is equipped with an anti-theft system that is operated by sensors typically on the doors that allow the anti theft system to be set when the doors are shut. When you shut your car door...
I replaced the lower ball joint, but when I try to tighten the nut, the ball joint stud just turns
A lot of times, when you're installing a ball joint into the lower control arm and trying to tighten the nut to lock in the ball joint shaft, the shaft will spin if you do not have enough pressure on...
lose in power
Hi there. From the description you have provided, concerning your vehicle's loss of power and check engine light on, there could be a number of things causing what you are feeling when you drive. The mechanic you took your vehicle...
Brake fuel lines are corroded and the car seems to be leaking gas
Brake lines are under very high pressure when your foot is on the pedal measured in the hundreds of pounds of pressure per square inch. Fuel supply lines are under pressure as well, around 40-65 PSI. The first concern is...
My DPFE sensor burned up. What do you think caused this and will it do a new one the same way?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The delta pressure feedback of EGR (DPFE) sensor was burned up for having too much back pressure on the engine. A plugged catalytic converter or a plugged exhaust muffler will cause the engine...
Burned up DPFE sensor. What caused this problem?
Hi there. The DPFE sensor is actually a common problem on Ford vehicles. Replacing the DPFE sensor should resolve the issue you are experiencing. If you are in doubt about this repair, I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a...
Transmission problem - 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXL
The Diagnostic Trouble Code P0989 can set due to the following causes: Defective transmission fluid pressure sensor; Malfunctioning electronic pressure control solenoid; Defective electrical components, such as wires, connectors, and fuses; Insufficient transmission fluid levels; Dirty transmission fluid; Blockages within...
Car moves in 1st gear and reverse but won't move in drive
Hello, first thing to check of course is fluid level. If the fluid level is low, any number of weird symptoms can occur. Your symptoms sound like the valve body may be sticking from a bit of grit or leaking...
I heard a clicking noise after pressing my right turn signal. The mini-fuse was blown for the blinker.
Hey there. The left and right turn signals are powered by the same fuse that keep blowing when you put the right turn signal on. When you are putting the right turn signal on, there is a short in the...
New CV axle caused what looks like positive camber
Hello. Your Daytona needs to be aligned. The bottom attachment of the front struts is often the adjustment point for camber on many front-wheel drive vehicles these days. When the strut is replaced, the alignment is "lost", and the suspension...
Knocking noise coming from the crankshaft
Hello. You most likely have worn connection rod or crankshaft bearings. No having the heads rebuilt is not the same as getting the engine rebuilt. You don't indicate why the heads were rebuilt, but if you had burned or leaking...
Vehicle is shaking when braking from above 35 mph
Hi there. From what you're describing, the squeaking noise is common with a brake pad on the front of the vehicle that is wearing down to the wear indicator mark that is making contact with the rotor. This could be...
Do I really need 4 new brake lines if no brake light is on and no visible brake problems while driving?
Hello. Depending on the area you live in, it is common for brake lines to corrode over time and need replacement. It is not too common, but in areas that have a lot of road salt this will occur. If...
What do I need to replace? My car was in an accident.
The first step is to remove the radiator and inspect it. It is very likely that it has been damaged. Once you have the radiator and the fan out of the way, you can inspect the other components involved. The...

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