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Brake grabbing
Non OEM pads and rotors can cause this as well as loose or distorted torque plates or improperly aligned parts. If the rotors were resurfaced they might have excessive thickness variation (if thickness variation on the rotor exceeds .001 inches,...
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2009 chevy cobalt check engine light an low fuel and power sterring
You have several issues but to prioritize, you should have the check engine light issue(s) investigated and resolved first. Following that, if there is a power steering malfunction, that would be addressed and finally if you have a faulty gauge...
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Ac is not blowing strong, there is no cabin filter for my vehicle so it is not that
If you are referring to lack of air flow, and not inadequate cooling, the problem is due to either a restriction in the vent network or a fault with the blower or blower circuit. Restrictions are usually due to blower...
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hi i replace my door lock actuator now the lock works with the remote but the door ajar light is still on .whats the problem
The door ajar light may be stuck on due to a fault with the switch contacts at one or more of the doors. Each door switch should be tested to isolate the problem. If the switches are in the expected...
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Daytime running lights aren't working they stopped working after I had my alarm taken out is it possible the dealership turned the
If the problem started immediately after the car was released to you, in all probability they did "something" but what the something is could have a lot of different causes, electrically speaking. The dealer should be able to resolve it,...
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How much does it cost to change out the starter?
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. Starter motor installation costs vary by year, make, model, and engine size. You can get the written quote that you desire, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by...
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Having a lot of issues with my 2007 GMC Yukon
All of these issues are repairable. The highest priority though would be any issue you are having with the throttle body (air induction system) and also the air leak in the suspension should be repaired for safety reasons. What I...
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How much is it for a oil change on a BMW X6 hybrid 2010
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. You can obtain the written quote that you desire, and schedule the oil/filter change to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s oil/filter change service page. Once on that page,...
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what needs to be removed to replace oil pan on a 2006 Kia Sedona?
If the defect is in the lower pan, you need only remove the lower engine cover. If the upper pan is damaged and has to be replaced, you'll need the Service Manual as removal of the upper pan is a...
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After changing leaky valve cover gaskets and oil, I'm getting a rattle under cover and oil light and buzzer is now on 2000 Chrysler Town and Country
Hello. If you are getting this light and noise then you have low oil pressure. I would drain the oil and change the filter as it is possible that you got a bad oil filter. If the problem persists then...
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Can you inspect the engine for unstable rpm, with the misfiring OBD code deleted 2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Hello. Yes, you can use a scan tool to see if there are misfires and where they may be in the engine. In a lot of cases the code history can also be found if that was not erased also....
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My hole is striped in plate behind rotor that caliper bolts both together 2002 Chrysler Town and Country
Hi there. If the hole is stripped then all you can do it either try putting a heli-coil in the hole, or replace the housing. Unfortunately there is not other easy fix for this that I would consider to be...
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Where is the power lock relay on a 2007 Mazda 5 for the front doors
Hello. The front and the rear locks all use the same relay located in the body control module. If only the front locks do not work then you either have a failure in the module or a circuit issue. The...
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I was charged $499 for a 90,000 mile tuneup service when I have a 106,000 miles on my 2009 Dodge Journey
Hello. If I knew what all was done then I could tell you if the price was fair. As for the stripped pan, you should take it back to the shop that did the work. If they stripped it then...
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There is a vibration when I accelerate and de-accelerate in my 2007 BMW X3
Hello. It sounds like you may have a failure in the drive shaft or possibly an engine misfire. If the engine is running rough then it needs to be checked fro any misfires or engine codes. If the engine is...
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My 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee is making this clocking sound that is coming from the rear passenger side
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a failing bearing, a bad drive shaft joint, or a loose brake pad. I usually get the vehicle in the air and run it to listen for the noise so that...
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Why does my 2006 Audi A6 navigation screen turn on for a second then shuts down
Hello. This is a common problem on this vehicle. Most of the time it is due to an internal hardware failure in the navigation unit. I will usually try reprogramming the unit first and if that does not help it...
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My 2003 Mazda Tribute stalls in gear, no power, rough idle, not the plugs, oil fouled black, clean maf and idle air valve
Hello. I would start by scanning the vehicle for codes and checking to see if all of the sensors are reading correctly. If everything looks good then chances are it needs a new computer. I have seen the computers fail...
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My car ran out of gas and now it will start but dies 1999 Ford Explorer
Hello. If this all started right after running out of gas then that usually means that your fuel pump is bad. Running a vehicle out of fuel will overheat the pump and cause an old or weak pump to fail....
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After an oil change, I was told that I needed an oil pan reseal. Is and oil pan replacement basically the same thing? 2007 Volkswagen Beetle
Hi there. An oil pan reseal means that the oil pan is removed and the gasket or seal is replaced and then it is reinstalled. An oil pan replacement means that the oil pan itself needs to be replaced. It...
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My 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was running fine i added oil and when i turned the car on later that day it started shaking what could it be?
Hello. This would usually only occur if you added to much oil or used the wrong weight oil. This engine needs the correct oil in order for the valve timing system to work right. It sounds like the vehicle should...
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What would cause a vibration at idle in my 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hello. Most of the time if the mounts are new and it still runs like this it is because you either have a vacuum leak or the idle is too low. A dirty throttle body or a failing idle control...
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I have a 2006 crown Vic my car won't go forward but it will go backward im not sure what the problem is but I was told it could be
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the transmission forward clutch pack. I usually check the transmission fluid and drop the pan to check for debris. If there is then the transmission needs to be...
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I hear a squeak (more like a constant chirp) is when the steering wheel is cranked all the way in either direction 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Hello. This is common because when the wheel is turned all of the way in one direction it puts the most pressure on the power steering pump. If the belt is good and tight then the pump is not bypassing...
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Why won't my 2004 Audi A6 Quattro charge brand new battery??
Hello. Most of the time the issue is in the wire coming from the battery to the alternator. This small wire has a tendency to fail and have high resistance. This needs to be checked first. If that is not...