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Possible short in electrical
Hi. It sounds to me like the oil that was sprayed into the engine bay has reached your fuse/relay box and shorted some things out. I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, check your electrical system...
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Alternator not charging battery
It sounds like one of your cables is corroded or shorted out. If the connection is not strong between the alternator and battery the car will die while driving and be unsafe. Until the repair is performed, caution is recommended....
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Bad spark plug
If the spark plug isn't firing, the spark plug gap could possibly be to wide from high mileage. This plug could also be physically damaged or the spark plugs porcelain could be cracked. If the spark plug wires are cut...
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Noise coming from the engine
The noise would need to be heard by a mechanic to determine if it is an engine noise, or ignition problem. The code P0455 is a generic code for a major emission vapor leak, and is most common to be...
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Rattling noise when idling
The clutch release bearing is the most likely cause of this noise. If so, then the transmission would need to be removed to service it. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you and run...
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Stuck in Valet mode. Cannot unlock trunk. Need to reset in order to use radio/nav/electronic systems
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Jaguar XF. You need to make sure you are not using the valet key for the vehicle or you will not be able to get into the trunk or operate components. Try another...
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Key not turning
The key itself needs to be checked to see if it's worn out by using an alternate key. If the different key works okay, then the key should be replaced. If both keys will not turn the ignition, the key...
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dealer replaced oxygen sensor now my mpg has dropped by 5 mpg why
After a part is replaced the computer has to be reset to factory settings. In this period of time you may get a fuel mileage change for a few weeks, until the computer relearns drive strategy again. If mileage does...
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knocking before wanting to start
It sounds to me like the timing belt is broken. If so, the engine is cranking over until the piston strikes the valves in the cylinder head and causes the engine to bind up until the starter gear skips across...
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it turns over but don't start
The engine needs three things to start. They are fuel, spark and compression. If you are missing any of these then the car will not start. You may have no fuel from a bad fuel pump, you may have no...
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Engine turns off when driving, cannot restart
Hello. It sounds like you have a voltage problem. It may be a bad connection at the battery or at one of the ground connections. Both will commonly occur. Any loss of voltage will cause some serious module communication issues....
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I need to replace my thermostat and crossover pipe on Audi q7 2011 with supercharger and the dealership wants to replace the water
Hey there. You are correct. There is no reason to replace the water pump when it is not bad yet. The water pump seal was overheated when it got hot it may have run dry though and may fail sooner...
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When does cam belt need changing? It's a V6 2.8L Quattro though
Hi. Your car is running a timing chain and the timing chain is not a part that has to be replaced according to Audi. This is a good thing because most of the time the timing chain last for the...
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My 1JZ doesn't fire, engine swap gone wrong?
Hi there. Any number of possibilities, could be the cause for the replacement engine no start. What needs to be determined is whether there is a loss of fuel, a loss of spark, or both. Assuming, the replacement engine is...
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Car has fuel compression and spark but it won't start.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, it would appear you have replaced everything related to the vehicle's engine running. Obviously, replacing components without a diagnoses is not working. It could be, a faulty ignition switch allowing the engine...
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My steering wheel vibrates
Steering wheel vibration can be caused by a few different issues or components. If the front tires are out of balance, the imbalance will cause a vibration typically felt and seen in the steering wheel. If a tire is out...
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Passenger seat heater not working properly.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The book says that you can use a 15, 20, 25, or 30 amp fuse. The power to the heaters are operated through the wiring to the main harness. There could have been...
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Brake pad replacement - Front & Rear
If your vehicle uses DOT 5 (silicone-based) fluid, the flush interval is much, much longer than 2 years or 32,000 miles. However, if your vehicle uses glycol based fluid, it should be thoroughly removed from the brake system roughly every...

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