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Engine cranking but no spark (no trigger signal )
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Hard to shift transmission
Hello there, many different faults can cause your 2006 Land Rover Range Rover to have hard shifting. The most common would be low transmission fluid, faulty shift solenoid, valve body failure, a wiring harness fault, or a transmission control module...
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Catalytic converter replacement
Hello. It's quite possible that there is no one at fault here. It may just be unfortunate timing. I'm assuming that you have had the codes read and that is why you have decided you need to replace the catalytic...
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I'm wondering what would cause my car not to stay when it is warm , I'm changing all pre and post cat sensors today. No power also
Hello there, a variety of faults can cause your 1996 BMW 740iL to not start when cold and run rough. Without knowing the exact code I can only give general advice. A lean condition can be caused by many faults...
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Car won't shift into second and has transmission fluid leaking. Transmission is a 200R4.
Hello, this sounds like a problem with the governor, perhaps the governor spring to be specific. If the spring breaks, it will not allow the 1-2 shift. The fluid leak is likely not a big deal on its own -...
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Automatic transmission issues 2001 BMW X5
Hello - I would first check the wiring connector at the transmission for good contact and secure connection, and fuses for the transmission controller. It is possible that an internal speed sensor in the transmission has failed. I would recommend...
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I think the guide rails were bad and it just quit. Loss power while traveling.
Hello. To confirm your previously given advice, yes, your engine does have long-term timing chain guide maintenance requirements. The early noise you heard was the timing chain having worn through the plastic guides, and possibly the chain "slapping" due to...
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I replaced my battery now the starter motor makes a clunking sound and starts after a few tries
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2003 Land Rover Range Rover to take multiple tries to start. It is great you have already replaced the battery as this is a very likely cause in most cases. There are many...
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Camshaft position sensor error code P0343
Hello. The P0343 code indicates there is no signal from the passenger side cam position sensor (Bank 1 actually). Given you have changed the sensor, this would suggest a wiring or connector issue. Your mileage would also make me anxious...
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Engine out of time - 1997 BMW 740iL
Hello there, an improperly timed engine can result in serious damage to your 1997 BMW 740iL. When the timing is not set properly, the risk is if the timing is far enough out of the valves can come into contact...
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My BMW can't go over 5 mph
Your car has an electronic throttle motor, which opens the throttle when you step on the accelerator. It's possible that the throttle is not activating with the pedal. A problem like that should be accompanied by a check engine or...
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Is this a reliable car from what you've encountered? Common repairs?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, www.nhtsa.gov) maintains a database of consumer complaints, official recalls and factory service bulletins for all makes and models. I encourage you to go to that website and enter your vehicle's year, make and...
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There's a whining noise from the engine area and a notification that the engine was overheating
Your car has a failsafe mode that is designed to protect the car and the driver and will engage anytime the car's computer detects that a critical component or system in the car is not working properly. In this case,...
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How long is battery warranty and can I get an upgraded battery?
Your car's battery warranty is subject to the manufacturer of the specific battery in your car and relative to the time period in which you have had it. Many battery suppliers have various warranty periods. I would recommend taking the...
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Replaced ECU Integrated Transfer Case Board, how much will it cost to reprogram it?
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2006 Land Rover LR3. Unfortunately, this is a specialized service only available through Land Rover service centers, and not a cost estimate readily available to us here at YourMechanic. I recommend requesting...
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My BMW steering wheel shakes when driving 50 to 60 miles an hour
Hello there. Many faults will cause your 2002 BMW X5 steering wheel to shake when driving at speed. The most common faults are the wheel bearings, tires out of balance, bent wheel, driveshaft balance, or the struts. If the vibration...
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Hearing clicking sound in the front left side while driving
This is a sign of a failing or worn out CV joint. A CV joint is packed with a special grease and sealed tight with the rubber or plastic boot, that is held in place with two clamps. A CV...
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Engine fan non-stop running until you turn the ignition key off
A P2184 code indicates temp sensor circuit low. That means the voltage that the ECU reads on the temp sensor is low. The ECU interprets this as a hot engine and turns on the fan. A short circuit in the...
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I had to change output the speed sensor, but my car still drive in 5 high. What do I need to do?
Hi there. Since you have replaced the speed sensor and your vehicle is still giving you the engine light code P0720 for the speed sensor circuit malfunction, then you would need to check the circuits from the speed sensor to...
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Should I purchase.
Hi there: As the owner of a 2008 BMW 128i convertible with 100,000 miles, I understand some of the benefits of having that type of 'weekend cruiser' in the garage. In general, BMW's have a few common issues that tend...

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