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I have a 2010 Honda Pilot and when I crank the engine in the cold it makes a whining noise. I did some research and I saw that one
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The damaged steering pump o-rings or low power steering fluid indeed is a cause of the type of symptom you are describing. Although it might not be time to flush the power steering...
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is the power steering rack and steering rack gear replacement the same part?
The varied nomenclature that you are listing refers to one component and one component only, namely the "rack and pinion unit". There is a separate "pump" in the power steering system but the pump only serves to create the hydraulic...
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My abs ,brake light on , temp gauge not working, blinker not working- car runs find
Hi James. If you have multiple lights on the dash that will not go out, then you may have to have a mechanic come and diagnose the lights that are on. You may have a dash cluster wiring issue or...
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coolant low in my van
The coolant level is checked by looking at the plastic reservoir (overflow) tank. You should see a min. (minimum) and max. (maximum) levels marked on the reservoir. When the vehicle is stone cold, the level of coolant in the tank...
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The steering wheel got hard to turn on the way home. I just had work done.the Hood senser came on this morning
If you just had recent work done and you believe that the work was related to the issues you are having I would recommend reaching out to the shop or mechanic who recently worked on your vehicle to determine if...
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Knocking noise/rattle underneath my car when I accelerate about 2000rpm-3000rpm and stops after the trans shifts
It sounds like you may possibly have a broken motor mount. As you may know, motor mounts are steel mounted brackets that secure the motor and transmission to the chassis of the vehicle. They have rubber internals in them to...
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When I use the windshield washer fluid the wipers are supposed to turn on a couple of times, but they don't.
Sometimes this function is built into the wiper motor itself and other times this function is accomplished with the use of a relay. I would recommend searching in your owner's manual to see if there is a washer relay. If...
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does cold weather affect what type of oil i use?
Hi Thomas. Thanks for contacting us today. Cold weather can impact the smooth flow of oil. However, today's modern synthetic oils are much better equipped to handle freezing and extreme temperatures than in years past. As long as you continue...
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I installed a new starter...after start up constant grinding noise occurs
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid or quite likely a misaligned starter. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has...
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Honda Odyssey My time Belt water-pump was replace including hydraulic tensioner, and afterward noticed a slight vibration
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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When I try to run the heater my thermostat gets stuck on C and my car reacts like it is overheating.Sometimes draining the coolant
You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that generates the...
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2010 impala Car shakes when I'm on a stop sign or red light on drive or reverse but not on park or neutral what's the problem?
Hi Alejandro. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes when you experience this type of vibration as you've described, it's caused by a damaged input shaft or other components inside the differential. This could also be a loose or damaged engine/transmission...
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My 131,000 mile vehicle is losing oil. First noticed this summer in NC. Brought car to Toyota dealer, was down about 2 qts. Check
This sounds like pretty serious consumption. To verify the consumption rate, make sure you check the oil level under the exact same conditions each time Be sure the car is on a level surface. If you check the oil with...
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2006 Chevy Impala....reduce engine power and service traction control are coming on now very often. At first it was like once a we
Hi Ericka. Thanks for contacting us today. Both of these warning lights typically indicate that a mechanical fault exists in the driveline (meaning transmission or differential). It's possible that they are being triggered by the same component failure, but it...
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Evap system leak
It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes...
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I got a 2012 ford explore it wont start it say no key detected
Many of the cars made in the last ten years have additional security built into the key. There is a tiny radio transmitter built into the fob end of the key and a ring around the keyhole acts as an...
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My steering wheel became exceptionally to turn when I was pulling in to my home. I looked under my car and there's a belt hanging
This may be related to a failing power steering pump or low power steering fluid levels. As you may know, the power steering system uses a pump, normally driven by a belt. The pump supplies pressure as it is turned...
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2003 Acura MDX. The dealership says the oil pump seal is leaking, only 3/4 qt. of oil in the engine w/no leaks under the car...
Hi Stan. Thanks for submitting the question. If an oil seal is damaged, the engine will lose a lot of oil over an extended period of time, but will not always leak on the ground. The ticking noise is commonly...
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Van won't start unless pushing on the gas pedal repeatedly
Hi Michelle. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It's quite possible that you have a few, independent issues going on with your Quest. First off, when you have to continually press the gas pedal in order for the engine to start,...
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08 altima shut off now wont turn over
Based on NHTSA data this model has a relatively large number of complaints, particularly in the electrical category. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine...

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