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Brake rotor thickness before replacement
The standard thickness when new the front rotors are 28mm or 1.102 in. The minimum thickness before or after machining is 25.0mm or .983 in. This means you cannot take off more than about 3mm or .10 in if the...
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How do I change my alternator
In order to change the alternator on a vehicle with a transverse mounted engine, you may first want to remove the passenger front wheel and the splash guard in order to gain access to the belt and belt tensioner. On...
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I just got all my sensors changed and the check engine light came back on , he said we have to drive it for 50 miles, is that true
If have had multiple sensors replaced it is true you may need to drive the vehicle for about 50 miles for the computer to relearn the new sensors. The check engine light should not come on though. The check engine...
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I have a heating question.
Hi There, You may have trapped air in the cooling system or the heater core may be partially plugged up. Engine coolant is delivered to the heater core through two heater hoses. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like...
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when to replace the timing belt? cost?
Typically, most manufacturer's recommend that the timing belt gets replaced around 100,000 miles. I would recommend checking in your owner's manual to verify the exact mileage. This replacement involves removing the timing cover which can be quite labor intensive. Expect...
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1. Vehicle is making a loud groaning sound when turning during very cold weather. 2. Will only allow fuel filling in short spurts.
Hi There, The groaning noise you are referring to may possibly be a failing wheel bearing. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the...
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why engine revs up before final shift when cold
Hi there. I am a former Toyota/Lexus master technician. The transmission you have can be serviced and should have had a service at 100,000 miles: my and many other Toyota technician's recommendation. However, the concern you have can be attributed...
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Heat not blowing as hot as it should be.
A clogged heater core is a possibility. The other possibilities that should be considered are a faulty heater control valve, malfunctioning blend door(s) in the in-dash ventilation network, collapsed hoses, inadequate coolant, and trapped air in the cooling system. If...
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How much is (Serice A) 2007 R350
This would depend on what the service A is scheduled for. I believe that this can be customized to whatever you would like it to be. For example, the vehicle does not come with a monitor for tire rotations however...
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I replace the thermostat and was told to drive it for engine light to go out but its still on after 5 days what can i do?
Anytime a vehicle repair is performed to remedy faults that arise from a check engine light (CEL) diagnostic, at the conclusion of the repair, a professional mechanic uses an appropriate scan tool to turn OFF the check engine light. The...
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I have a creaking/squeaking noise when turning the steering wheel
If an assistant, preferably a mechanic, listens at the relevant suspension and steering components under the vehicle as you turn the steering wheel the sound can undoubtedly be pinpointed. Be sure to check at the top of the spring tower...
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My van wont shift when I get to 30pmh.
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Should I have concerns on a check engine light flashing for 2 seconds just after startup and acceleration?
Hi there. What code/codes are stored in the ECM? Weak ignition coil/coils, oil saturated spark plug wires, worn spark plugs, weak/broken ignition coil electrical connectors (very common on the Toyota/Lexus straight 6 cylinder engines), cracked/split intake hose chamber (also common),...
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Check Engine Light
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a malfunctioning computer (ECM). If this indicates that all cylinders are misfiring, but the vehicle runs and idles fine this would be contradictory to what would normally happen when...
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Engine won't accelerate past 1000 RPM's
Your car is designed to limit the throttle opening when it detects a major failure in one of its systems. What has failed would not be known since the lights you have on could have been caused by hundreds of...
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Hi Pete, I've got my friend here w/a Nissan Maxima
It is not recommended to drive the vehicle if it does not have enough coolant or a major coolant leak or the engine may be damaged from overheating. It would be cheaper to rent a car now over having to...
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Doesn't pick up speed
Hi There, There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor...
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Heater and transmission fluid
The cabin heating system and the automatic transmission have no connection. Faults in one do not affect the other. The transmission fluid leak is possibly in the tubing and/or rubber hoses through which transmission fluid flows to the radiator and...
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My service engine soon light is on. I hear like a rattling noise when engine is running sometimes. The power doesn't feel the same
If you are referring to the check engine light on your vehicle occasionally the cause of it illuminating is the gas cap is loose. If the rubber seal on the gas cap is intact and the cap is tight, all...
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Car will not start after replacing battery and alternator
The support bracket is a structural element and therefore must be installed to maintain proper alignment of the alternator. However, as far as its temporary omission being a possible cause of the no start, it has nothing to do with...

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