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I have a 2007 Infiniti G35 sedan, when pressing the pedal softly I get a slight delay in acceleration, and sometimes a small jerk
Hi there. Typically when an engine "bogs down", it is caused by a fuel or air restriction issue. Common components that can cause this are mass air flow sensors, MAP sensor, EGR valve, fuel injectors being dirty or clogged or...
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I have a power steering issue after doing a donut. The pump no longer assists at idle, only when the rpms are up. No leaks and fl
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering pump has likely failed. The pump gets its power from the drive belt, if it is tight, the power steering pump should be supplying plenty of hydraulic pressure at idle speeds....
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My car starter was fixed recently, when I got my car back I noticed a flapping or ticking noise like a card in a bike spoke. Now i
Hi there. Typically replacing a starter on a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica shouldn't require much 'fiddling around', however, it's possible that the mechanic was replacing a starter relay if the original replacement didn't solve the issue. That shouldn't cause a ticking...
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My mechanic said I needed an alternator. He fixed the starter now My car is making this loud knocking noise, what could it be?
Hi there. I believe we answered your question earlier, but if the mechanic is telling you that you need an alternator, it's possible the noise and the power issue is related. The alternator, like many other accessory systems is powered...
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2006 Infiniti M35X...intermittent multiple random misfire(p0300)
Hi there. Thanks for all this data; as it would be very important to have this during an actual onsite inspection. Without inspecting the vehicle onsite, to assume exactly what is causing your poor fuel mileage and acceleration issues would...
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I've Mercedes ml350 and I was driving g under heavy rain the next day my signal lights, wiper blades, power seat stop working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The passenger (right) side of the vehicle (on yours and a lot of other vehicles) holds a computer system behind the fender (just under the floorboard). This is the box that controls the power...
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Code P2135-Error codes read - Throttle position sensor circuit range/performance. Is this something a regular mechanic can report
Hi there. The P2135 is one of most misdiagnosed trouble codes for mechanics. This particular trouble code indicates that the Power Control Module (PCM) has detected an erroneous reading regarding the voltages transmitted by throttle position sensor A or B,...
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P1717 check engine light code on Acura TL type s 07
Hi there. This OBD-II code pertains to the transmission selector range switch. This switch tells the transmission what gear you are selecting. This code can be induced if the battery voltage got below 11 volts. The solution is to either...
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Motor knocking
If you ran the engine without oil and now have a rod knocking inside the motor, you may have spun bearings on the crankshaft and will need to do more than just replace bearings. You most likely have damaged the...
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I had my Honda Pilot state-inspected. It passed the inspection but the mechanic told me that the bearing of the right front wheel
Without knowing what the mechanic found then I would think the mechanic would of felt some looseness in the bearing or can hear noise from bearing. I suggest having an independent mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect and verify the...
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We have taken our Honda Pilot (2008) to the dealer 3 times for the air conditioning.
It may seem odd the costs are the same but the first visit was to fill up the system that leaked out all the freon. The second visit wat to see if the leak could be located and it was...
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Problem with Ac not blowing cold air
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a condenser fan that may not be cooling the AC condenser properly. As you may know, the job of the AC condenser fan is to cool down the AC condenser as it...
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2001 Chrysler 300m intermittent overheating
Hi there. If the issue is intermittent, it's possible that the next step would be to check the heater core for damage or the heater release valve. Quite often the heater core will become damaged with excessive sludge and can...
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I live in Oakland, CA and mechanic told me it would be 3300.00 to replace fuel pump which is inside tank why so much
Hi there. One of the drawbacks of modern technology and upscale vehicles is the cost of replacement parts and the cost of service replacement. May mechanic shops tend to elevate their profit margin for servicing Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and other...
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Van starts right up with first try on cold start, but cranks hard when warm.
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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how do I best get to the lower radiator hose on 2007 Charger?
Hi there. I'd recommend two things; first, review this article on how to replace a radiator hose and second, watch this video to see how a professional mechanic completes this process. There is a lower skirt that covers the motor...
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Hi there. At first glance, it appears that there is nothing wrong with your car. In general, it takes anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes for a vehicle to reach peak operating temperature - which on a temperature gauge is...
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When I brake I hear a clicking noise.
Sometimes when brakes are replaced, a piece of the sheet metal shims can be bent, leading to clicking or even screeching sounds. Or your noise may not be related to the brakes at all. If you hear the noise when...
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I have a 2008 lincoln mkz. I ran the codes and am getting a o2 bank 4 sensor 4. I can't even find anything online that says my car
Hi there. From what I am aware of, there isn't a bank 4 sensor 4 on this vehicle or other Ford products. There are four total O2 sensors, (two upstream and two downstream), so the code you are getting might...
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P200A error code kia sorento 2012
The intake manifolds of most modern vehicles - yours included - are equipped with some sort of "variable" intake runners or manifold. Typically, there is one or multiple flaps that are solenoid and sensor controlled inside the intake manifold to...

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