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My Transmission is acting up.
Check the transmission fluid and see if its full and red in color. Fill the transmission fluid up if its low on fluid and see if the issues go away. If the fluid is full and red in color, then...
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What would your advice be to a person who needs to get a smog check on their car to make sure it passes the smog check? 2005 Mitsubishi
Hi there - the most straightforward and least expensive approach to this problem is to simply take your vehicle in for testing 15-30 days prior to your "deadline" (birthday month?). Most states or metro areas allow a 30 day "repair...
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Reduced engine power 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hi - the loss of power on your Grand Prix may indeed be the throttle position sensor or throttle body - as you suspect. Getting the problem codes which usually turns on the Check Engine light as well as forcing...
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Car will not crank lights come on
The anti theft system uses the key to disable the theft system and if the key or the ignition switch sensor is not disabling the system so you can start the vehicle you will need to scan the theft system...
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Hi. How do you reset the limp home mode in a manual shift?
The check engine light means there is a problem in the computer system that need to have a scanner to retrieve the codes stored in memory. Once the codes are retrieved you can have the codes pinpoint test done to...
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had my fuel pump replaced and three days later my check engine light is on, why do I smell gas after driving?
If you were getting a fault code for Evap Leak or something similar, it may be due to the installation - saying this sight unseen of course. Noting that you smell gas, it's possible that the seal on top of...
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Car doesn't start.
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery installed that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If there is no...
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ABS issue??
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you make a hard stop, the majority of the stress gets put onto the brake pads and the rotors. While other components can absolutely be effected, these are what we have designed to...
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i need to find out how much to replace a subframe on my vehicle
Hi there. Unfortunately, our mobile mechanics only complete basic repairs and service on most cars, trucks and SUV's in the United States. A sub frame replacement is something best completed by a body shop or professional repair facility. Thanks for...
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Check gauges light stays on 2001 Chevrolet Camaro
Hi there - most often, this means you have "low fuel level" in the gas tank. This message comes on when an operating condition (coolant temperature, system voltage, fuel level, etc.) is out of the "normal" range. The fuel level...
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Engine stalling 2000 Buick LeSabre
Hello - the first task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. There are many possibilities for...
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Transmission not shifting properly
Hi There, This can happen for a few different reasons such as low transmission fluid or a faulty control solenoid. An automatic transmission requires hydraulic pressure generated by the transmission fluid that gets pushed through a series of chambers inside...
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Harmonic Balancer
Hello, The harmonic balancer is attached to the crankshaft and should have one large bolt going through the center of it. The crankshaft pulley should be bolted to the harmonic balancer. The Harmonic balancer can definitely cause the motor to...
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Catalytic converter issue?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
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My mustang start but when i give it gas it sluggish or it turns off
Hello there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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hi i repaired the power steering return hose now the steering is real hard to turn when you slow down or stop
Hi there. Depending on how you primed the power steering pump and lines with fluid, it is probable that you have an air bubble stuck in the hydraulic lines which is causing your hard to steer issue. I would recommend...
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When my high beams are turned on, not only do they not work but my low-beams also turn off.
Hello. You likely have an issue with your steering column multifunction switch. The steering column multifunction switch is in control of all the lights on the dashboard, the tail lights, as well as the headlights. It is likely your multifunction...
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Ordered 37×13.50R20 tires and 20X12 rim I have a 4 inch lift kit by ready lift. Want to upgrade gearing from 3.73 to maybe 4.88?
Hi There, I have heard good reviews about a couple of the following shops in your area: http://www.tricktrucks.com/ http://www.bowiepowertrain.com/Bowie-domestic-auto-repair.html http://nolimitbmore.com/services/
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Stall while idle or coming to a stop replaced IAC MAS and TPS due to codes still same issue
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With the codes you are pulling, and the replacements you have already made, you are likely dealing with an issue pertaining to the the throttle itself, or the idle air control valve gasket....
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Vehicle stalls when ignited and now it will not turn on
Hello, There are a number of reasons that may cause the catalytic converter to fail. They include: O2 sensor, fuel injectors, spark plugs, EGR valve system, exhausts manifolds, vacuum hoses, and MAF sensors. I would suggest having all of these...

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