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My car keeps shutting off
Hi there. From the description you have given, the charging system needs to be inspected. First, the battery needs to be charged and load-tested. Assuming the battery tests good. The battery terminals are clean and tight. From what you described,...
AC blows warm air, Freon was recharged.
Hi there. When the freon was recharged, was the system evacuated and a vacuum test performed to ensure there are no leaks or moisture in the system? It sounds like the AC compressor may not be engaging. A blown fuse,...
Noticed a small spot on my driveway, I think I may have a tiny oil leak. Is it still ok to drive?
Hi there. A couple of small spots is sure sign that something is leaking. What color are the spots? If they are dark they could be engine oil, if red they could be transmission fluid. A leak is something that...
Airbag light appears on dashboard
If the battery was disconnected by the shop replacing the water pump, the battery disconnect/reconnect would set the SRS light. I would call the shop and ask them about it ask them to check the light and reset the code...
Alignment - 2007 Lincoln MKX
For an alignment to be as precise as possible, the used tires on the car have to have reasonably uniform wear. The best alignment results will be obtained with new tires, but so long as the tires that you have...
I have an Acura RXD 2014 and the horn suddenly comes on when I am driving especially when i am on a bumpy road.
Hi there. Based on what you've described it sounds like a possible broken spiral cable (clock spring cable) in the steering column. This wire is responsible for maintaining the electrical connections to everything on the steering wheel, including the air...
Replacing front brake pad and reasonable dealership cost
Hi there. I understand your concern. I start suggesting brake pad replacement at 3mm. Most technicians have a brake pad thickness gauge that takes the guesswork out of determining when to suggest brake pads replacement; 1-3mm is red, 4-6mm is...
My car had a clicking noise on startup. I replaced the timing chain, guides and tensioners but the noise is still there.
Many engines will make a small ticking sound upon startup when cold due to the fact that the engine oil has dripped down to the oil pan or the bottom of the engine. When the engine starts up, oil pressure...
Traction Light coming on
Hello. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the...
Is there a smell which develops in a car when the catalytic converter starts to go bad?
Hi there. If there is a rotten egg or sulfur type of smell then most of the time this is caused by a failure in the catalytic converter. When these fail and become too hot they will smell like this....
Squeaking noise when braking. Pads still very good.
The majority of modern cars on the road have certain wear marks in the brake pads that will make a squeaking noise when they reach a specific material thickness. When the pads wear down to a specific mark, they will...
Steering wheel is hard to turn whenever I slow down turning a corner and when stopped.
In order to test the power steering pump you'll need to produce the correct amount of pressure. A mechanic would need to do a high pressure test to get the pressure of the pump. You may have a bad power...
Oil pressure switch was replaced but the Check Engine Light is still on.
Hello there, a few different things will cause your 2011 Honda Pilot to still have the Check Engine Light on after the oil pressure switch was replaced. The most common cause would be the code not being cleared after the...
The speedometer, odometer, & mileage gauges are not working.
This is likely related to what is called a speed input/output shaft sensor which is a sensor mounted down on the transmission that monitors the speed of the output shaft of the transmission. This is relayed to your ECU which...
Check Engine light on. Would the computer give all error codes in one shot? How do we know the engine's condition?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I'm am inclined to agree with your assessment of a used engine being installed in your vehicle. An inspection of the engine, by a qualified technician could determine whether the engine is...
Won't crank, battery is new all lights inside and out come on . will not jump start
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2006 Nissan Quest to not start or crank. You have done great in replacing the battery first, as this is the most likely fault in most cases. Other common is the starter, battery...
Codes say evap leak, can a car accident cause it?
Hey there. Depending on the impact of the hit to your van, this may have caused some damage to the EVAP system. If you have an air leak on the EVAP system, then the MAP sensor will not be able...
Good morning. My o2 sensor is out. I can't remember which one but when I schedule for someone to fix it, will they have the correc
Hi there. Did the gentleman at auto zone check for proper voltage going to the sensor? Proper return? Was a pin check performed at the engine computer to make sure that the computer was sending the signal? I would be...
Slight misfire
Hi there. From the description you have given, the slight misfire could be caused by worn or fouled spark plugs. The slight misfire is apparently not being recognized by the vehicle's computer (the check engine light would flash and then...
Thermostat location.
The thermostat is located behind the outlet pipe on the front of the engine just above the water pump and pulley. The hose that hooks to the outlet pipe goes to the surge tank. Looking from the front the outlet...

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