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Where the driver's shaft thing that spins is slinging oil when I drive, but if doesn't leak when my car is parked
You don't mention which end of the driveshaft is leaking oil, but in either case, the problem would be worn bushings or bearings that allows the driveshaft to "wobble" enough that the oil seal is leaking (the oil seal is...
Where do I connect a pair of DRLs so that they work the way they should?
If your fuse box has a spare position that is powered in the ignition "Run" position, this would be a good place to tap into a power source, and can be fused appropriately based on the current (amps) your new...
Was driving this morning and car just stopped in the middle of the road.
Hello, it sounds like you are on the right track. When you lost power steering and probably air conditioning then you probably lost a belt. When this happened, the alternator also lost power because the belt broke. The vehicle is...
Water is leaking and hoses are swollen
This sounds like a radiator hose. There are two hoses that go to the front part of the engine bay, one that you can probably see if you lift the hood, the other is on the bottom the radiator. Running...
My car will not start when I turn the key, it just makes a clicking sound. What is wrong?
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse, relay, or starter...
When turning the temp. selector from cold all the way to hot, does it click?
The a/c system has temperature blend door actuators that control the temperature door of the a/c heat system. The clicking is caused when the internal gears of the temperature blend door actuator cannot move the door inside the evaporator case...
Performance issues when driving and idling, RPM dropping abruptly
The symptoms you are describing are almost always caused by a bad catalytic converter. When this fails it clogs the exhaust, which causes these problems to occur. Do a back pressure test on the exhaust first. If that is fine...
Car won't start - 2005 Ford Explorer
The first question to answer for yourself is, does the engine attempt to start, also known as cranking over? If not, then you need to be concerned with your starting system. The battery may be powerful enough to power accessories,...
It stalls while driving, fuel pump has been replaced, checked fuel module...still stalls in middle of road
There are a huge amount of possible causes for your stalling problem. They include other fuel related components, ignition (spark) components, electrical components, or air intake components. Do you know for a fact your technician scanned the computer for...
Check Engine Light is on - 2012 Nissan Xterra
Anytime a code is stored, it will stay stored and the Check Engine Light will stay on until the ECM memory is cleared. If the problem is fixed, then the light and code should not come back. Many times a...
Door remains ajar no matter how hard we slam it.
Hey there. You should look at the door latch and the striker to see if you see excessive wear on the striker or if the plastic covering on the latch has been worn off. If they are worn, then the...
My car has a coolant leak but the engine is not overheating.
Since you have had the water pump and intake gasket replaced in the last two years, I would recommend having the system pressure tested and inspected to see if the radiator is leaking or the water pump is leaking again....
Crank but no start. No spark or fuel - all quit at the same time
Hello. If the vehicle began to experience these issues after going through a puddle then it may very well be possible that one of the components may have shorted or malfunctioned due to moisture. First off, keep in mind that...
When letting off the accelerator, the vehicle will jerk (it feels like a slight back and forth movement)
Hello. I think what we are looking for here are possible problems caused by a "torque-reversal" in the drivetrain. That is, when accelerating or maintaining road speed, the engine/transmission and all the drive links (driveshafts, differentials, transfer case, etc.) have...
My car's reverse is acting as if it is in neutral.
Hi and thanks for your question. The issue is not the transmission but rather the transfer case. The low to high speed shift module on the transfer case is losing power. Check the harness to the shift module motor on...
Weird sound when I push the brakes. Replaced my brakes 5 months ago.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. After replacing the brakes on your vehicle, the left side could have the wheel loose on the lug nuts or the wheel hub bearings could be going out. Lift the vehicle up and check...
Speedometer, revolutions meter, and miles counter not working.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that there could be a ground wire that is loose under the dashboard. If the ground wires are all good and tight, then the instrument cluster panel needs to be repaired...
Performing an engine swap
This is probably a doable swap. To minimize possible conflicts, swap everything from the "donor" vehicle": engine (with wiring and ECM), transmission (and it's TCM and wiring) between vehicles. The possible snag is the transmission - the '01 came with...
Mileage for spark plug service
Hi there. Your 2013 Toyota Tacoma has a mileage interval change for the spark plugs at 60k. You're right at the interval change for your spark plugs. If you'd like to get this serviced, YourMechanic has several available technicians that...
Replace crank seal and harmonic balancer
What you must of seen is a mechanic using sealer on the outside of the seal so it will seal any leaks between the seal and the front cover. This is okay to do. Before the balancer is installed you...

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