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Steering failure after driving through deep puddle
This may not be a problem with the vehicle at all but a problem of running in deep water. The belt started to slip when the water got on the bottom pulley. The engine and belt is not designed to...
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Fuel gauge only reads half tank
This is a problem likely related to your fuel tank sending unit. The fuel tank sending unit is a small float type component (or sensor) inside your fuel tank that measures the level of the fuel inside the tank. As...
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Won't turn over
Hi there. Today's modern cars, trucks and SUV's have very complex electrical systems. It's possible that the installation of a non-factory OEM starter button may have caused an additional electrical problem. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic...
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Driverside headlight does not work. Put in a new bulb still not working.
If the vehicle is equipped with halogen headlights, check the wiring. There may be a ground issue to the left headlight. Check the connector for loose wiring or the tab in the headlight connector for looseness. If the vehicle is...
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Why is my van pulling to the right and steering wheel pointing left.
There are several possibilities, all of which would be evaluated in a suspension inspection conducted by a certified Mechanic. The simplest scenario is the wheel alignment is thrown off during the collision. From your description, of course the alignment is...
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I need to know pricing,what the problem could be.
Hello. A noise can be caused by many things. If it is a howling or humming noise that appears to change with speed, then it may be possible that the issue is due to a worn or damaged bearing. If...
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Check Engine Light
Typically if you have a warning light that comes on as you've indicated above, it could be related to an EVAP system component or sensor failure. The EVAP solenoid for example tends to trigger an error code when the fuel...
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Stalling at high speeds
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem that may be be causing a lack of sufficient fuel when driving at higher speeds. This can be caused by a faulty fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator,...
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Radiator fan scrapes against shroud, car won't idle.
Hi there. The cooling fan could be coming apart hitting the shroud or the shaft could be bent. The stalling of the engine could be caused by the computer shutting off the engine due to a vibration that the knock...
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Car won't start
Hi There, This may potentially be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly,...
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i am trying to locate the fuel shut off switch. is there an alternate location on my buick lucerne
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several ways you can cut the power to the fuel pump. On most vehicles equipped with a fuel shut-off switch, they can be found in one of two places. Check in the...
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Engine noise
Hi there. The harmonic balancer can make noise if it is failing. However, with misfires noted this could be a sign of an internal mechanical concern that may need to be addressed. Where is the location of the noise? What...
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I broke down yesterday and the engine will crank and back fires but will not run 1993 Dodge Dakota
Hello. I would typically start by doing a compression test of the engine. If the compression is low then there is a timing chain issue. If the compression is fine then you may have an issue with the ignition timing...
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My truck starts than stalls. I changed my vacuum hose that seemed to fix it but it's still a little rough
Hi there. Typically a loose vacuum line can cause an accelerated idle or a rough idle as you've described. However, if you've recently resolved that issue, it's more than likely that the cause of your engine difficulty are clogged or...
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will a bad battery keep vehicle from running once started?
If the charging system is not functioning, the vehicle will definitely not run if the battery voltage is too low. Even if the charging system is functioning, there are conditions under which a dead battery will cause the car to...
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There were 14 different axle, ratio and rear brake combinations for those two years. 1997 and 2001 do not interchange. However, a quick look at the published interchange data suggests that IF the axle, ratio, and brake set up "matches",...
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Need my 2004 Freestar camsfaft synchronizer replaced, cost?? 2004 Ford Freestar
Hi there - from your description, it is hard to tell whether you need the [camshaft position sensor](https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-long-does-a-camshaft-position-sensor-last, or the camshaft position actuator (sometimes called the variable valve timing actuator or solenoid). Please forward the problem codes (Pxxxx) for this...
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Transmission making noise that relates to engine rpm.
Hi there. Shut the engine off and check the fluid on the transmission dipstick. If the transmission fluid is low and not registering on the dipstick, then top it off until it reads full. Then start the vehicle and top...
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Stalling at low speeds and idle.
I would recommend checking the idle air control valve to see if it is dirty or working properly. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine...
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Overheating, white smoke from under the hood, leaking coolant, heater blowing cold air 2007 Saturn Relay
Hi there - from your symptoms, a failed water pump, or ruptured coolant hose is the likely cause of the failure you experienced. I recommend a cooling system inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...

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