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My pedal makes a grinding noise and gears get stuck
It could be that you haven't gotten all of the air out of the system. Bleeding the clutch carefully may solve the problem. Or it may be that the Clutch Master Cylinder is also worn out. Often I just recommend...
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95 nissan automatic truck wont shift out of first gear
If the car can shift manually, then you likely have a problem in the electronic controls. If you can get your hands on a scan tool to read the transmission controller, it will help get you moving in the right...
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My car still wont start and I just bought a new battery
There are a couple of problems that might be described as a "whining Noise" Have a friend look under the hood and watch the belts and stuff while you try to crank the car. If he sees that the engine...
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Vehicle will not shift out of park
Hi there. Although this could be a fuse issue, it is more likely that the brake switch is damaged. This component is located behind the brake pedal and when the brake pedal is pressed, it sends a signal to the...
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On my acura tl 2005 my engine light turned on what will cause my light to be on ?
Hi there. The engine or warning lights will be triggered anytime a sensor detects an error somewhere in the engine, transmission or driveline system; including brakes, axles and even tire pressure. If an auto parts store indicated that the code...
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What color is engine oil
Hi there. Typically, motor oil is a light syrup color before it is poured into an engine. As the engine runs, carbon deposits from burned fuel become infused inside the oil particles, which causes the oil to darken to a...
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my 2005 cadillac escalade wont shift out of first gear what can be the problem
Hi there. Thanks for your email to YourMechanic.com's Ask a Mechanic. In most cases, when a transmission will not shift out of first gear, it is due to one of two things. First, and most common; is due to dirty...
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We recently took our BMW 525i into the shop due to some electrical issues.
Hi there. I am really not sure exactly what you are asking. These issues should have all been diagnosed together but if there are further issues then those should also be diagnosed. As for the pipe, yes only part of...
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When replacing push rods on a Cummins 12v, they keep bending after installing new ones. Is a valve stuck or something worse?
Hello. You either have a sticking valve or the valve is hitting the piston due to the timing being off. Most of the time though the valve sticks from carbon build up in the engine. The cylinder head would need...
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Warning lights stay on and wipers and lights won't work 2009 GMC Canyon
Hello. From my experience with this vehicle most of the time this is caused by a failing ignition switch. When the switch fails internally this occurs. I usually do a voltage drop test of the switch to determine if it...
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How to install a turbocharger 1986 Dodge Colt
Hello. The turbo on this vehicle is not terribly hard to install, but finding a replacement is the hardest part. In most cases it is easier to fabricate a new unit to the vehicle. A specialist would be best to...
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Hi Jerel, My 2010 GMC Acadia has a radiator leak and I was advice I needed to replace the radiator. But I'm having trouble on find
Hi there. In regards to replacing components, it's always best to purchase the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) component as opposed to an upgrade or aftermarket replacement. You might find it easier to have one of our mobile mechanics come to...
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P0016 code for my vehicle vvt, cam solenoid, crank/cam sensor?
Hi there. In general, the P0016 is the OBD-II generic code indicates that the camshaft position sensor for bank 1 does not correlate to the signal from the crankshaft position sensor. In most cases, the causes include the camshaft timing...
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I have no brake lights and third brake light I have checked all fuses and brake pedal switch and the switch is fine and I'm still
Hi there. Well, you've listed most of the usual suspects including the brake switch, fuses and tail light assembly. However, one item you might want to also check is the accessory electrical relay. In some cases, the relay that supplies...
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Crank but no start
If you are having issues with no spark, this could be due to the ignition coil on the engine. I believe that this engine has only one ignition coil for the whole engine. If this is the case, a faulty...
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back right turn signal and brake light don't work
It is very possible that the connector for the bulb has failed. If the lense for the tail light has any cracks that will allow moisture to enter, this could have caused a failed tail light connector as well as...
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With the air on or off my car hesitates at take off and going up any size hill and will not go over 40 in my 2002 Pontiac Bonneville
It is possible that you could have an issue with your crankshaft or camshaft position sensor. Fuel issues may also be the cause of your symptom. It is very likely that trouble codes were stored in your vehicle's powertrain control...
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I received my diagnostic for my AC today. It says I need a blower motor and connector. What would that fall under on this website
Unfortunately, YourMechanic does not replace any wiring harnesses. If the blower motor needs a new connector due to melting, this would not be a service we could perform. However, although you are able to purchase a blower motor yourself and...
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Humming noise from little box located in lower left corner of engine closest to headlight.
Hello. From your explanation it sounds like you are taking about the ballast resistor for the headlamp. This is what powers the headlamp and when it begins to fail it will make a noise such as this. If you want...
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My 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser with a 150 horsepower engine is very noisy during acceleration
Hello. I would need a description of the noise in order to really know what it may be. Most of the time the issue is caused by an exhaust leak. When there is a leak in the exhaust system it...
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Blower motor switch...and the blow motor the same thing?
The blower motor and/or blower motor resistor (two different parts that work together) may have failed causing the symptoms you are experiencing. The blower motor switch is the actual switch or button on the dash that you use to increase...
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Engine light is on was given a code P0456 in my 2013 Ford Focus
Hello. This codes that you are getting is for a small leak in the vehicles evaporative emissions system. Most of the time it is caused by something as simple as a gas cap that was left loose or it can...
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My 2000 Jaguar XJR has a P0405 code. Will replacing the egr fix this problem? Is there a way to fix this without clearing the vehicle history.
Hi there. Replacing the EGR may or may not fix this code. The EGR valve itself would have to be checked for proper operation. If it is not moving correctly then it will need to be replaced. The issue can...
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Why would the push rod come out of my slave cylinder on my 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hello. If the push rod continues to come out of the slave cylinder then you either have an alignment issue with the cylinder, or more commonly it is because the clutch disc or pressure plate have failed. Too much clearance...
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Just had wheel speed sensor replaced, is the replacement of wheel bearings something I must do right away 2012 Chevrolet Impala
Hello. Unless the bearings are actually failing and making noise then they do not need to be replaced. I usually get the vehicle in the air and spin the bearings to listen for any noise or fell for any roughness....