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My car idles up but only drives a little
You could have the cause pinpointed in a loss of power diagnostic. The mechanic first has to determine if this is a transmission (mechanical or electrical control) issue or an engine related issue. If engine related, there are sensors that...
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I have a 1995 Isuzu rodeo .
The engine hesitation could be related to the causes of the high idle or could have a separate cause such as faulty oxygen sensors or a faulty throttle position sensor. I suggest you resolve the high idle first because it...
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Does a 2011 audi Q5 use tubeless tires? I have a nail lodged in but tire has not deflated
Your vehicle uses tubeless tires. The tire won't deflate if the nail is very tight. That is typical and in fact lots of tires have nails, screws, glass shards and other objects but because these foreign objects can be really...
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2006 Audi A6 mmi screen opens for 20 seconds then shuts down
Hi there. You may want to watch this video on troubleshooting MMI screen issues on a similar Audi to determine if this is something you can reset. In most cases, resetting the system by following the directions is a simple...
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Why does my 2006 Audi A6 navigation screen turn on for a second then shuts down
Hello. This is a common problem on this vehicle. Most of the time it is due to an internal hardware failure in the navigation unit. I will usually try reprogramming the unit first and if that does not help it...
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I have a Mercedes Benz clk320 convertible 2003 thats hot for the first time also clear steam coming from the radiator. I turn the
Hi there. In most cases, when the heater works, an overheating issue will be caused by the thermostat not opening when it should or the water pump not circulating the coolant through the motor and coolant tubes. However, in most...
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Does the transmission have to be taken out to replace thermostat
Hi There, The transmission and the thermostat housing are parts of two different systems in your vehicle. Neither of these requires the other to be removed in order to access the other.
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How can you tell if you need new front struts 82000 miles
An old trick to use to tell if a vehicle needs new shocks or struts is to jounce the vehicle on the front or rear quarter panel to see how many times it bouces after you let go. A vehicle...
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I have a 2002 Acura tl 3.2, what can cause the car to do this? Hesitates and then surges con't without my foot on gas pedal.
First check to see if any OBD-II codes have set. A real time scanner can be used to check the operation of the throttle position sensor - TPS. TPS faults are a common cause of the symptoms you are describing....
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Car battery dead but it turns on with cables but when I leave it off for 30 mins it dies
If you can restart the car after driving it but if vehicle sits for more than 30 minutes then will not crank the engine then you most likely have a bad battery due to dead cells inside the battery. Replace...
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I have a 2009 Audi Q9 and everytime I drive it it has a strong gas smell. The car does not hesitate to start and no check engine l
Hi there. On modern automobiles, fuel odors should not be detectable at anytime beyond refueling. A strong smell of gasoline can indicate a leaking fuel supply component (fuel filler hose, filter, or lines) or an evaporative emissions component (purge valve,...
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Difficult to put in park but when it does it jumps forward or reverses
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission so any failure is likely to result in codes being stored in the transmission controller. It's also likely from your description, that there might be a problem in the shifter itself. It's difficult...
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My car turns on and reverse but when i put in drive it does not move. What can that be?
Hi there. This could be multiple problems ranging from issues with shift linkage, to shift solenoids and internal transmission component failure. In most cases, a problem like this will trigger an error code that can be downloaded by a professional...
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Went out to start my 2001 E 320 turned the key and there was a loud snapping noise like a short circuit. Now the instruments stil
Hi there. It's actually a problem with vehicles over 10 to 15 years of age in general. What typically occurs is that the ignition relay will be come damaged after years of continual wear and tear. This is most likely...
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How do you detach and lower headliner to access sunroof drain hoses?
Hi there. This is actually a very good video on how this process is completed on a 2006 DTS, but it's very similar to your CTS. Hopefully this helps you.
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How to remove headliner in '03 Cadillac CTS
Hi Andy. I believe we attempted to answer your question yesterday. Most people that have this problem will take their vehicles to a Cadillac dealership to have this completed. The main reason why we don't complete this service or provide...
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Front passenger wheel is leaking brake fluid
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. One of our mobile mechanics would be more than happy to come to your location to complete a brake fluid is leaking inspection, so they can determine what is causing the leak and...
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power switch on my car is broken. how much will it cost for both parts and labor
Hi there. Before we can give you an accurate estimate for repairing this, we'd have to complete a power seat is not working inspection at your location to isolate the root source of this issue. On power seats it could...
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Replaced radiator fan with battery disconnected, when I hooked everything back up I had no electrical power at all.
Hi there. It's quite possible that you have a damaged main electrical relay. It is always advised to remove both the negative and positive battery terminals, as the negative is a ground connection. This may have caused the relay to...
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Hey Allen. I just rebuilt (?) the engine on my 06 Acura TL. Now the engine line went on. They told me the engine? can blow up if I
Hi there. I think it may be a good idea to find a new mechanic. Fortunately, our mobile mechanics are able to complete most diagnostic inspections and complete a lot of repairs services at your location, and on your schedule....

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