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Does the mechanic fix the ABS Traction Control problem, or just inspect and diagnose?
Hi There, Our experts here at YourMechanic are certainly able to fix any issues found when diagnosing the ABS and traction control system. As you may know, the traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and...
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U joint or I have to replace one should I replace them all
Hi There, It is certainly much easier to replace them all while you are under the vehicle as you can take advantage of having it all apart at one time rather than having to pull the drive line out another...
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Caddie shaking an idling when I'm at a stop
Hi there. In most cases, when your engine will shake while idling after completing a replacement job, it's due to a vacuum leak. Quite often, you'll have to remove vacuum lines, air intakes or other components to access the alternator....
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Brake light warning comes on when depressing pedal.
Hi There, Although the brake fluid level may be sufficient, this may indicate worn brake pads. As thebrake pads wear down and the thickness decreases, this creates excess room in the lines for the brake fluid pressure to drop, which...
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Could Vibrations at all speeds up to 75 be caused by bad upper ball joints?
Shaking or vibrating at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end, failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are not...
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Oil in coolant or rusty coolant?
Hi there. Typically when you see a copper like color in the coolant, it's a sign of rust coming from the inner radiator. Having a professional mobile mechanic complete a good radiator flush should clean the system, however, if the...
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My car would not start. The ectricty is good. I put some chemical in the gas and the car start but the engine light still on.
Hi there. When you have an issue with start up that was "resolved" by adding a chemical in the fuel, that leads me to believe that either you have a fuel delivery problem (caused by a dirty fuel filter, clogged...
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Blinker bulb lights but doesn't blink
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a bad turn signal flasher. The flasher unit is an electrical unit that is usually located under the hood and is wired with the turn signal lights. This flasher sends short intermittent...
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Temperature gauge​ reads a little lower on highway
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty thermostat. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out of the motor from the radiator by opening...
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Starter location , 1998 Lincoln town Car
Hello. If you raise the vehicle up, or get under it, you should be able to locate the starter from the bottom. If you look towards the back of the engine, the starter will connect to the flywheel under and...
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If my car leaks oil and if i use synthetic will it leak more
The consensus in the industry does seem to be that existing leaks will leak more, to some degree, with the use of synthetic oil. This is ONLY the case if you have existing leaks and how much more of a...
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My oxy pst fuse keeps blowing out
Usually when a fuse blows, it is due to some kind of short in the electrical circuit that is related to the blown fuse. I would recommend having the wiring to the cooling fan inspected for damages. I would also...
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White smoke
Hi There, You may have a very small head gasket leak that may be allowing very small amounts of coolant to leak int the cylinders resulting in the coolant being burned with the fuel in the cylinders, which is what...
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brake lights do not work, but running lights, turn signals, and hazards do.
Hi there. One of the negative drawbacks to purchasing a retired military or police vehicle is that often the original owners or department will disable many of the electrical system components that power specialty systems (including their emergency lights). This...
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Rear passenger door modules, would it work for my front door if I flip it around to line up the wiring
Hi there. Each door sensor is unique for it's location and to work with other sensors near the seat to relay information to the ECU. As such, it's highly improbable that what you are requesting would work for your Cadillac...
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Won't start
This sounds like you may have an issue with the starter. When you turn the ignition to Start, battery power goes to the starter solenoid. From there, power is routed to the starter drive. The starter drive extends to make...
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What are the signs of a misfiring engine? I'm not sure if my car is misfiring or something else.
Misfire can be a very broad term that can describe a variety of symptoms, but as far as the Engine controller is concerned, a misfire occurs when combustion is not taking place when the controller is expecting it. The Controller...
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2001 LINCOLN AC WORKS BUT COMPRESSOR SLOW TO ENGAGE
The compressor will not engage until the computer turns on the relay for the clutch. Try to hold the gas pedal up just above idle to about 1000 rpms and see if compressor kicks on quicker? If it does then...
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My landrover discovery is extremely bouncy at random times. I was told I needed my abs sensor replaced so I did so. The bounce has
Some of the Disco's were equipped with an optional air suspension system. The system works well for the first few years, but once it starts giving problems, it quickly becomes an expensive nightmare. Converting it to a standard spring-shock absorber...
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Trying to alter the headlights off option to be longer than 20 seconds.
Unless you have the lighting control module accessed using the factory scan tester WDS or equal to set the exit light timer to your liking. Some modules did not give options and the 20 seconds is the only option. You...

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