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Sway bar dosent fit correctly need a custom sway bar the oil pan touches sway bar
Hello and thanks for your question. If the oil pan is touching the sway bar on the vehicle, you can get an oil pan that is more for performance that has a wider bottom but not as deep. By doing...
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My key wil not turn what should i do?
Hi. This usually means that there is a problem with the parts inside the ignition key cylinder and it needs to be replaced to fix this problem. When this component needs to be replaced it will come with a new...
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Starting problems - 2004 Lexus LS430
Hi there. This sounds like a case of a failed alternator & battery duet. Many times these can fail within close time frames of each other and are usually recommended to be replaced together so that it has a new...
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My car's gear won't shift. Only neutral works. I just changed the transmission fluid.
Hello and thank you for your question. When you changed your transmission fluid, you need to ask yourself what the color of the fluid was when it drained out. If the fluid was very dark or black, then when putting...
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How can I fix my problem and start my car
Hello there, a few common faults will prevent your 2000 Mercedes ML430 from starting. Common failures are the key transponder, a worn key, key cylinder, a faulty security module, or a key fob battery. The first step a technician would...
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High temperature and issue turning over
Hi, thanks for writing in. Running hot can cause a hard start issue until the vehicle has cooled for a while. While it has been a while, in the past I worked on that generation of Caprice police vehicles. A...
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Hey i have a 2002 Mercedes Benz E430. I replace the radiator and refill the coolant level. The problem is my car runs hot and it s
If you recently replaced the radiator, there's a possibility that it could have air in it, which will require the system to be bled. However, there may also be other issues that cause it to run hot. When you mention...
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Ignition central locking disabled
Hi, thanks for writing in. You probably have a valet mode that is switchable in your security system. You want to first check that mode and be sure it is set up the way you want it (on or off)....
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if my alternator fuse is blown would it make sense for my car not to start?
Unfortunately, the mistake of hooking up the battery cables in reverse may have causes several sensors, relays, and electrical components to be damaged during the attempted jump start. There are most likely multiple electrical issues that need to be diagnosed...
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What does it mean when my headlights won't come on?
Headlights are relatively simple circuits. You will want to check all components from the switch to the bulb. To perform these tests, you will need to have a voltmeter and understand how to use it. You will test for available...
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"check for brake lining wear"what does it mean when display message says #
Your car is equipped with brake pad sensors to detect when the brake pads are getting low. The indicator on the dash is simply notifying you that the sensor has been tripped, and it's most likely due to worn brake...
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Engine turns but won't start - 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430
Hello and thank you for your question. Check for the three essentials that the engine needs to run. Check for air in the engine and make sure that the air filter is not plugged up. Check for spark to the...
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mesfire 5 cylender detected
If your vehicle's cylinder 5 is misfiring it is likely that the ignition coil or the spark plug is having an issue. I would recommend hiring a qualified professional to inspect the spark plug in the ignition coil as well...
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Vehicle wont shift out of first gear, only first and reverse gears work
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause your 1999 Mercedes ML430 to not shift out of first gear. The first step in any transmission or shifting issue is to check the transmission fluid level, condition, and color. After the...
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Is it expensive to change my crank sensor?
Hello. Most of the time when this occurs on this vehicle it is caused by a failing crankshaft position sensor. These will fail intermittently on this engine and cause these same symptoms. It can also be an issue with the...
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Why does my car lose power at 20 miles an hour and 60 miles an hour and my check engine light goes on and off
Hello. It sounds like you may have a sensor issue going on with your car. Most of the time when something like this occurs it is caused by a throttle position sensor that is not working properly. It can also...
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GRINDING NOISE WHILE BRAKING
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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Part fell in engine are
Typically, a magnet is used for retrieval. There are commercial retrieval tools, for example sold at Sears or Autozone. However, if you have a compact, powerful magnet at home, you can take a piece of long wire (12 or 14...
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How can I tell if the motor mount needs to be replaced?
Hello. This problem may or may not be detected visually—excessive engine movement may be seen while idling—or by feel—engine movement can cause contact with the chassis or something else on the car, which one can feel. The motor mounts on...
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Oil Change
Your Lexus GS430 takes one oil filter and requires 5.5 quarter including the oil filter. The manufacturer suggests using 5W-30 synthetic oil. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform an oil change service...

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