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Front Tires getting hot & theres a burnt smell
Hello. Most of the time if you have a caliper or two that are hanging up it is because of a bad master cylinder. The seals in the master cylinder bind and keep the master cylinder from releasing. Most of...
cracked engine block
I do not think it is a cracked engine block, but a blown out freeze plug in the block or heads. Have a pressure test done on the cooling system to see where the leak is in the cooling system....
Battery drains overnight - 1990 Cadillac Allante
This problem can be diagnosed by connecting an ammeter to the positive (red) battery cable, observe the current drain (likely less than 1 amp). Then, one at a time, remove each fuse, check to see if the current drain has...
Anti-lock disabled message - 1989 Cadillac Allante
Most likely, this message is generated by a faulty wheel speed sensor, or fault in the brake fluid pressure pump assembly. These systems are tested each time you start your car, and a fault found in this process can disable...
Gas pedal hard to apply, can't go past 55 mph
Hello. It sounds like the transmission isn’t shifting gears properly. A problem with the first, second, and/or third gear can cause difficulty with acceleration. Another possibility is that the catalytic converters are clogged causing poor acceleration. When this happens it...
Tachometer malfunction
Hello. There are a few reasons why this is happening. The tachometer on the instrument cluster may be bad, and the instrument cluster may need to be replaced. There also could be a problem with the speedometer shaft and its...
Smoke from the dashboard, parking lights won't turn off
Hello. It sounds like there is a short in the wiring harness of the car. If the wiring comes into contact with other wiring, this may cause a short and smoke from the dashboard. This sometimes happens due to old...
Engine steam and antifreeze leak - 1976 Mercedes Benz 450SL
Hello. This sounds like the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses, or even one of the heater hoses, have started to leak. It is also possible that the gasket to the thermostat could have a leak as well. It doesn’t sound...
Power antenna not working
The problem is most likely the motor for the power antenna. Motors wear out over time (28 years) and will eventually stop working. I would first check the fuse to see if it is blown, if so the antenna motor...
Non start and changed cam crank and var time sensor
View the anti-theft security light to make sure it is not illuminated. If it is then you may have a problem with the vehicle battery voltage getting too low causing the system to become active when you try and crank...
Grinding sound in reverse or neutral from park
Return the vehicle to the service facility; something could have been left loose, or maybe a faulty starter assembly was installed. I have heard similar complaints with different outcomes. When the vehicle is cold, check the power steering fluid...
Suspension Problems
Since your issue is more noticeable when you hit bumps or potholes, your problem may reside with the spring/strut assembly. It could be a worn or broken strut, worn strut mount, or even a broken spring. If you raise the...
Rough idle when A/C on
Your engine throttle body and idle air control may be clogged with carbon and engine is idling too low with A/C on causing the rough idle. Have the idle control valve and throttle cleaned out. You may also have the...
Car dies
There could be quite a few things that can cause this. Reading out faults from the engine computer will be key to guiding the diagnosis in the right direction. Depending on when the stalling occurs -- at idle, part load,...
Not shifting from neutral
Hi, I would check and make sure your brake lights are working. Most cars won't let you shift gears if the computer doesn't see that your foot is on the brake. The computer knows if you are on the brakes...
Replaced alternator but still not sending power to the battery.
Hello. If your engine is able to crank all the time and will not just start, the issue is not in the battery or the alternator. A good battery charge is required in order to even get the starter to...
Serious air pressure is coming out of my oil stick and oil cap. The car squeaks until I pull out the oil stick and air comes out
Hello there, thanks for writing in. A few different faults can cause your 2006 Infiniti M45 To have a pressure buildup in the engine. The most common would be a PCV valve, high oil pressure, or a vacuum leak. A...
Getting to cylinder #3 to replace ignition coil?
I could go into a long drawn out direction to remove the coils on the engine but if you go on google and put in "2002 Infiniti q45 #3 coil removal" in the search bar you will see many good...
Is it possible to have my car recharged with R12 freon? And if it is, would it be expensive?
It is possible, but the price of R12 is very high, on the order of $15-$40 per pound. It will be expensive because of the price of R12. There is an initial extra cost to convert your system to R134a,...
How is P0340 and P0328 addressed and how can any of them be affected by overheating
Excessive heat from the vehicle overheating damaged multiple sensors on the vehicle. A Check Engine Light is the only way for your vehicle to communicate that there is a problem. It is great that you have taken initiative in purchasing...

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