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What could be causing car to overheat?
Hi there. It is more than likely that you have air bubbles inside the coolant system which can cause overheating issues; especially right after completing mechanical replacement or service on the radiator or thermostat. However, there are other issues including...
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Strong smell of gas engine knocking
Hi there. It's possible that either you have a fuel leak or a vacuum leak that is causing the shaking issue you're experiencing. Since you're smelling gasoline, I would highly recommend having a professional mechanic complete a smell of gas...
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Should I buy this BMW which 6 years old and mileage is over 52400 km?
Hi there. Anytime you consider purchasing a used car from a private owner or a dealership, there are a few things you should complete. First, you'll want to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a pre-purchase car inspection, where they...
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My truck wont start, no click, new battery.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty connection or potentially a faulty starter relay not allowing power to be sent to the starter solenoid. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which...
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Rough idle when cold
Hello, As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and will generally require more fuel in cold operating temperatures. When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor...
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drove it without the oil cap
Hi there. It looks as if you are experiencing some inconsistent problems related to ignition or fuel system components. Driving without the oil cap on can create vacuum issues, but I don't think that the oil issue is the source...
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How to change the automatic door lock feature?
I found an article on a Honda dealers website on how to program the different features for the automatic door lock features. There is no way for me to know whether your vehicle is equipped with the automatic locking features...
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There is a grinding noise when I start my car.
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty [starter solenoid](starter solenoid that could be hanging up on the flywheel which would produce a grinding noise as you start the car. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the...
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Fuel issue?
The inertia switch for your vehicle, regardless of which V6 it was equipped with, should be behind the kick panel cover on the passenger side. It will typically be a black box with a red button inside. You can tell...
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My front wipers main transmission linkage/bush broke when something hit them down the bonnet
Hi Josh. First, it's always best to replace the wiper motor, wiper arms and wiper blades in one rather easy swap, but if you plan on keeping the vehicle for a few more ears, i'd suggest buying new parts. To...
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Engine Swap
Hi there. Unfortunately, engine swaps and performance upgrades are not services we offer at YourMechanic.com. I think you'll find several online forums for Chevrolet truck owners and performance groups that would be more than happy to provide you with advice...
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How much for rear brakes, pads rotars and caliber?
Hi there. I always suggest having a brake inspection performed to give us a good picture of what needs attention. Quotes cannot be generated via the ask a mechanic portal. Your request is being forwarded to customer service for your...
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my car is hesitant to accelerate when changing down to second gear uphill and sometimes it just won't accelerate.
Hi there. What were the diagnostic results? What were the data readings from the ECM? What diagnostic process did you use to determine the other parts were in need of replacement? These are the questions that I ask anytime I...
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car wont start after freezing weather. have been putting water in radiator and now radiator wont hold anymore.
Hi there. Unfortunately, water is the enemy of a radiator and the coolant system; especially in freezing or below zero weather. Water will freeze inside the radiator, in coolant lines and inside the motor in most cases. As it does,...
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Hi, i parked my car at airport and when my freind tried to start after some days it wont start. The temparature went below -40 we
Hi there. Although extreme cold can cause fuel systems to freeze up, a hard to start problem can be caused by more than 30 individual components in the fuel and ignition system. In order to get an engine running, it...
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I need a quote for a oil pan replacement.
Hi there. Quotes cannot be generated via the ask a mechanic portal. However, your request is being forwarded to customer service. Please have your vehicle make, model, year, mileage, and VIN readily available. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that...
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Motor and transmission swap
Hi there. As much as we'd like to help you here, unfortunately, engine and transmission upgrades is not a service we offer. I would strongly recommend that you contact a professional Ford performance shop and have them outline what they'd...
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2012 jeep cherokee all 4 brakes
Hi there. A direct quote cannot be generated via the ask a mechanic section. I would also like to suggest a brake inspection by a qualified technician to determine the condition of all of the related components that may need...
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No power in console
The accessory ports on your 2012 Fusion have both an in-line fuse and primary fuse in the fuse box. However, in most cases like this, the problem is an electrical relay. There are two ways you can resolve this. First,...
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How can I tell if my tensioners are keeping pressure on my serpentine belt?
Hi there. Many serpentine belt tensioners have a built in gauge that can help you determine if it is in need of replacement. Here is a link to a picture of a similar style tensioner and what to look at...
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I hear a small noise every time I accelerate the gas
With the information you have provided, it sounds like you may be hearing the air as it is being drawn into the intake manifold. There are other possible causes, but this is the first thing that comes to mind when...
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I have a 2001 buick century it heater wasn't blowing hot, kept saying low coolant, would add half gal to gallon of antifreeze.
Hi there. When the heater doesn't work, it's commonly accompanied by an overheating problem. This could be caused by a broken heater core, a clogged heater core or perhaps as you've indicated, a broken head gasket. I would highly recommend...
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My car is a saturn vue 05. It starts will shift all gears. But it's not moving when I put into gear. Even in natural it won't move
Hi there. Let's begin with the "N" position for the gear selector. That is neutral, or no direction meaning that the car does not move on its own power in that gear; only if you and possibly help from friends...
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Does the engine in a 2011 sonata need to be removed by dropping it out the bottom or lifted out? Thank you
According to the service manual, the engine gets removed through the bottom of the vehicle, after removing the subframe. The manual recommends using an engine support fixture to support the engine in the engine compartment, removing the subframe, and then...
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I just had a new alternator belt put in now I here a very loud rattling nose , what could it be? It gets louder when I excelerat
Hi there. If this happened right after the belt was installed then it probably has something to do with that installation. However, there is the possibility of a simple coincidence; things can happen and parts do fail. I would have...