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Timing issue with vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with a timing chain that is driven by the engine. There are known issues with the timing chain, as well as the supporting components having the problems you are describing with your vehicle. A diagnosis and...
After filling my car up with gas, it has a labored start
I would first retrieve the trouble codes, to see if that can shed some light on what the issue may be. If this problem occurred only after you filled up, then it may possibly be a problem with the type...
Temperature gauge goes up and down
Hello. If the coolant temperature gauge is constantly fluctuating then the most common cause of this is a bad thermostat. If the thermostat is sticking or not opening and closing right then this will occur. It can also be a...
My shifter is locked in park as a safety feature because my turn signals won't work.
The system requires the brake lights to turn on to unlock the shifter. If you check the brake lights and the lights do not come on then check the brake light fuse to see if it is good. If the...
Radiator fan asembly/motor
The cooling fans have three relays for the two fans and different fuses which are all controlled by the engine ECM. You will need to make sure all the fuses are not blown and that the relays are good or...
Clutch shifts hard
Hello! From your description, it sounds as if you have a hydraulic issue. I suggest that a technician drive the vehicle to perform a clutch performance test. The clutch performance test will help indicate whether the clutch itself is faulty, or...
Radiator keeps blowing coolant back into holding tank
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is a sign that you may need to have the radiator system burped. This is a process that is used to relieve the air in the system which can cause the coolant to overflow...
Brake lights not working
The stop lamp switch most likely failed and is not making contact internally. The switch may need to be adjusted or replaced. I recommend seeking a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to come and test your vehicle's brake lights...
My car is completely dead
If jump starting the car works, I would suspect the alternator is no longer charging and probably needs replacement. A mechanic should fully charge your battery before testing it and if the battery passes, get the alternator tested. I wouldn't...
Oil pan leaking and smoking
Oil leaks are common especially as vehicles get older. The smoke you see/smell is from the oil falling on hot metal from the engine running. As the oil burns off you see the smoke and get the odor. Once we...
Hi I have this dtc:P0698 description (failure of wiring and connection. failure of spark plug control module) engin no start
Hi there. Typically this is a failure in the ignition control circuit. Most of the time it is a wiring failure going to the ignition coils such as a bad ground connection. It can also be caused by a failure...
Where do I locate the Oil Pressure Switch?
Hey there. The oil pressure switch is located just to the left of the oil filter housing behind the alternator. If you would like a professional to take care of this for you, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can come...
weird engine noise
Hello. Though this can be caused by a transmission failure, most of the time it is either caused by a cracked flywheel or a failing timing chain. I usually try to narrow down the location of the noise as that...

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