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Is getting a 2010 BMW M3 with 70,000 miles used as a daily driver expensive annually?
Hello. Though this vehicle will be fun to drive, it will be much more expensive to maintain then the Infiniti is. The cost for every service is more expensive, and normal wear parts like brakes and tires will typically cost...
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Fluid leak.
Leaks of this sort are diagnosed in an oil leak inspection. Often there will be multiple leak points especially on older vehicles as rubber seals usually last 6-10 years at most. However, it is possible to fix the larger and...
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My car won't start no crank the lights and everything r good battery good changed the starter relay and a couple other fuses.
Hi there. It sounds like the starter may have failed. Many times when a starter fails, it gives no warning or signs leading up to the failure. Make sure the battery and alternator is healthy with proper testing, not a...
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Will not run splitters misfire
Your engine has a pack of 4 ignition coils in a row on the back of the intake manifold. Sometimes they can get dodgy when they warm up. Sometimes they fail because the hood seal is bad and they get...
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My Bmw will not crank or start.
Hi there: It is very possible that the battery might be fully charged, but be lacking cold cranking amps. As a battery ages, the cells inside will begin to wear out, causing a reduction in the amount of 'cold cranking...
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My 2001 Aurora won't start or turn over at all. All lights headlights come on so it can't be a dead battery. What is it?
The engine immobilizer (security) system is probably active, possibly due to a defective chip key. Once the immobilizer system is "on" you won't be able to start the car. A reported temporary fix is to insert the ignition key and...
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Overheating, blow cold air
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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What is the cost for full synthetic oil and filter change, lube vehicle, and top all fluids?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost for a full synthetic oil and filter change, lubricate the vehicle, and to top off all fluids
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Poor acceleration especially pulling load.
Hi there. Trying to diagnose an acceleration issue while pulling a load is very difficult due to the multiple variables that can impact acceleration ranging from load, road conditions, and even weather in some cases. However, I tend to agree...
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My check engine light came on and my car was diagnosed as needing a catalytic converter. Now, my car won't start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The catalytic converter can cause a vehicle not to start. This would be an extreme situation where part of the catalyst inside has broken off and is clogging the entire exhaust pipe. Tap on...
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What is the estimated time that a repair for leaking gaskets to last. Also, for replacement of gasket covers?
Hi there: In order to answer your question correctly, we need to know which gasket you're referring. If you're speaking about the valve cover gasket replacement, when done correctly, a valve cover gasket should last more than 100,000 miles without...
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How to take air out of cooling system Lexus ls400 1997?
Hi there. First check the cooling system for the right amount of coolant and top it off if its low. Then run the cooling system until the engine is hot at operating temperature. Shut off the engine and let it...
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I have a 01 Aurora that hasn't had heat for a year but it always ran at perfect temp until now, although it's not red lining.
There could be an issue with the thermostat in the car and that is the first place you will need to check when trying to repair this problem. Also, check for signs of a failing or worn water pump that...
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Electrical problems
Hello. The voltage regulator is the component that adjusts and maintains the electrical system's output, making sure that there is enough power generated to meet the system's requirements. When it fails or has an issue it can cause symptoms similar...
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Coolant seems to disappear
If this "just started", it may be that there was trapped air in the system, since you did the water pump replacement, and so all you are doing is providing make up coolant at the moment. But, if the coolant...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora window problems
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The systems that are being effected have one thing in common, which is they are all powered through the main drivers switch. These wires are all then sent through the elbow in the door...
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Traction Control System
As you know, the VSC light relates to the vehicle stability control system otherwise known as the traction control system. The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected....
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I have removed the alternator, and did not remove the fan clutch or radiator. The belt tensioner on my 1997 Lexus LS400 does not
Hi there. The belt tensioner that you want to replace requires removal of the alternator and timing covers. These components overlap onto the tensioner. Caution is needed as I'm sure this vehicle has brittle plastic pieces and wiring harnesses. If...
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Can a bad alternator drain a battery
Hi there. Generally, a bad alternator will not drain a battery, but will not maintain the battery charge. It sounds like you have a parasitic draw on the electrical system; something is continuing to power on after the vehicle is...
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Heating problem
The first thing to confirm is whether or not the engine operating temperature is in the normal range and whether there is sufficient coolant in the radiator. If, for example, the engine cooling system thermostat is stuck open, and thus...

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