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Transmission
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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wont start
It sounds to me like you could have an issue with your ignition switch. I would recommend having your ignition switch tested by a qualfied professional to determine if it is working properly. The ignition switch is what causes your...
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lights dim , radio shuts,down all rear lights come on in flashing mode when accelerating.
Hello, thank you for writing in. On your vehicle, there will be a "voltage regulator" located on the inside of the alternator. It will be controlled by the PCM. When dealing with the charging system it is important to have...
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Lights on dashboard on,new battery leaking battery acid, car radio smoking. What could this be?
The first thing I would suggest would be to check the charging voltage. Most alternators are capable of way more than the 14 to 15 volts that they are regulated to. If for some reason your charging system has gone...
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Switched to 4WD - did fine for a little then started making grinding noise. Now car won't move and the 4WD light is blinking.
Hi there. If the 4WD light is blinking and you hear a grinding noise when the transmission is in drive or reverse only, then the transfer case has either broken the fork inside the case or the syncronizer jammed up...
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O2 SENSOR
The difference between these two sensors is simply the design because one is meant to be mounted in a smaller, tighter, location. If you were to replace all of the oxygen sensors, the angled one would have to go back...
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Diagnostic test reveals PO346 Camshaft position sensor
P0346 refers to the cam position sensor circuit-performance. That means the ECU is not seeing a sensor signal. This is most likely a bad sensor, or the electrical connection or wiring between the ECU and the sensor. The codes that...
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Leak
Hi there. The problem with stripping a coolant line is that although it might appear to be tight, as it heats, it will most likely expand and create a leak. If you are using the same coolant line inserted into...
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Does my 2001 Mercedes need Motor mounts? How many motor mounts are there?
Your car has two motor mounts in the front and one transmission mount at the rear. The Front motor mounts soak up most of the engine vibration and last for about 10 or 12 years before they start to get...
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My MMI system keeps shutting off; will only stay on for 20 seconds. when it shuts off all the buttons become red.
Hi there. The Multi Media Interface (MMI) to your vehicle could have an issue with a button internal that is pushed making the system not function properly. Even though the buttons are not pushed, if a button is locked down...
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Starter problems
Hi There, If the car starts up after disconnecting and then reconnecting the terminal, then your starter should be fine. It sounds like you may just need to clean the battery terminals thoroughly. This is actually a very common and...
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Transmission 2003 Acura TL
Hello - the most common failure for this transmission involves 2nd gear, and inadequate internal lubrication to this gearset. There is a Honda Recall (#04V176000) that addresses this issue. The first task is to be sure this Recall repair has...
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How can I be sure i am having a Throttle Position Sensor issue?
Typically a throttle position sensor (TPS) is tested using a multimeter. The specs to compare against are published in the Factory Service Manual. As long as the TPS tests within the range of published values, and does not display intermittent...
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I can't turn the key on my Mercedes E320
The simplest Answer is that the steering column is under torque. If the car was parked while the steering wheel was sharply turned, the column lock may be jammed. You can unjam it by turning the steering wheel slightly. In...
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Poor shifting the first few minutes every time
If the transmission is only acting up when you first start up and until the transmission warms up a little is going to be the seals and Teflon rings inside the transmission are leaking fluid pressure most likely. The leaking...
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When accelerating my steering wheel shimmers, like a slight wobble only while accelerating
Failure of the outer CV joints would more likely cause audible clicking or clunking on turns and not vibration. And, if the rubber boots are intact on the driveshafts (especially on the outer CV joints), it is not likely there...
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Headlight flickers, then goes completely out
If the vehicle has conventional halogen headlamps, then I'd look for a loose or broken ground to the headlights, either at each individual headlamp, or the headlamp circuit. If the vehicle is equipped with HID (high intensity discharge) headlights, then...
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1998 Benz ML320 - how to check transmission oil level
Mercedes stopped including dipsticks on their cars when they switched to electronically controlled transmissions. One of the reasons was to discourage the owners from doing just what you are trying to do. The transmission fluid is unique, and adding dexron...
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Need some help with my chrysler crossfire
Hi there. There is a possibility that running the car out of fuel may have damaged the fuel pump. The fuel pump relies on the fuel inside the tank to keep it cool and working properly. When the tank is...
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Turned a corner and must have accelerated too fast
It sounds like you broke a CV Joint. The CV joint is a ball and groove affair that allows the axles to transmit power to the front wheels. If it fails, it usually happens when you are in a sharp...

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