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Transmission says its in gear and wont start or release the key.
Hi there. The transmission position sensor has failed or the cable to the transmission has broken when the transmission was selected into the low position. Check the shifter cable and see if its attached to the transmission and make sure...
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Car rattles slightly when wheel is turned all the way
Hello, thank you for writing in. When your wheels are turned all the way (also known as "clock to clock") there are rubber stops that will protect the wheels from running into body or frame. When the wheels hit this...
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How do you disconnect the air hoses from the intake on a 2005 Jaguar V8 ?
You must be talking about those awful squeeze-lock connectors. They are one of those devices that looks good in theory, but stink in practice. The idea is that you should be able to pinch the ring around the connectors with...
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I installed new front air shock last night now I am getting a "cat fault" reading on dash display
Hooking the battery positive cable up first is actually recommended. then there is no chance of arcing your wrench against a metal part of the car. I always disconnect the ground cable first and re-connect it last. It's possible your...
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Red Battery indicator comes on. Car cuts off on the highway.
Hello There, It sounds like you may have a failing alternator or voltage regulator. As you know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Audi doesn't start
Jump starting a car made after 1996 can be a very risky business. You can do a lot of expensive damage in the blink of an eye if you hook the cables up incorrectly.That being said, it's possible that the...
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Need opinion on 2012 Audi A8
Hello. Depending on the price and condition of the vehicle it may or may not be a good buy. If the ACC sensor needs to be replaced keep in mind that the cost of parts and service will be slightly...
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Will the check engine light cut off automatic
In some rare instances your check engine light may disappear by unhooking the battery, however this is not recommended since doing this may be avoiding a potentially more serious problem temporarily by clearing the code this way. If there is...
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Is buying a used Phaeton worth it?
I have owned 4 VW's in my lifetime. One was a 2003 Passat W8 with a 6 speed manual - one of 424 6 speeds ever imported to the US. When my dealership got their first Phaeton, I took one...
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2004 VW toureg
Hi there. If the Volkswagen you're considering buying is not a diesel, but sounds like a diesel, it's probably due to an exhaust leak. The problem with exhaust leaks is that it can be rather costly to replace exhaust system...
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My 2008 VW Touareg v8 4.2FSI is leaking oil on top of engine and running down the front of engine.
Hello. The most common leak on the front of this engine is the valve cover gaskets. They tend to leak and cause this to occur. Most of the time the engine will need to be cleaned in order to locate...
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Ignition takes longer and idle goes higher after ignition
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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Car dies no check engine light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Tire Issue
If the bubble is caused by air leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire, the tire could blow out without warning which is obviously risky. Bubbles are typically caused by manufacturing defects...
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Where do you hook up to charge AC on97e420benz and where is it located? 1997 Mercedes E420
Hello - the AC "charge port" - which is the low pressure port - is on the driver side of the engine compartment, in-between the ABS pump and the engine. The port has a black or dark blue plastic cap,...
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Rough start/idle plus loss of power
Hi There, This is an indication of a fuel pressure problem as indicated by the codes you have pulled. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine....
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gears wont engage
Hi there. This can be an issue with your shift linkage being loose or not correctly adjusted. It also can be something malfunctioning inside of your transmission or the clutch system that is damaged. I suggest having a certified mechanic...
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Rpm's fluctuate, idles too high
Your car has an electrically operated throttle body to control the idle speed. If the sides of the throttle body get dirty, as they inevitably do, the throttle will not be able to close completely and will not be able...
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Air conditioning and heater will turn on sometimes.
Check the wiring from the motor switch to the a/c and heating selection. Either the wiring is loose and is moving around causing the system to not operate properly or the switch has failed. If you need further assistance with...
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I was told by a mechanic that I have a oil coolant housing leak after a $550.00 labor fee on a water pump and timing belt replacem
Hello. I recommend that you have your vehicle inspected by technician such as one from YourMechanic. The technician will pressure test your cooling system to expose any leaks that may be present and also take pictures of the leaks to...

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