Recent questions

Question
Car is in limp mode and making strange sound when beginning to rev.
Hi there: When the oxygen sensors have a reading that is similar to each other, it is an indication that the catalytic converter is not working as efficiently as it is intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor...
Question
My truck is running rough
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Problems with the fuel, ignition, or engine management systems can all cause the symptoms you are experiencing. If the symptoms only appear when driving above...
Question
If I have 1 damage wheel bearings would it be smart to replace both in the front or not
Two schools of thought. 1 - If one is bad and one is good, replace the bad one and worry about the "good" one when it goes "bad". 2 - Considering the age and mileage, if one is bad, the...
Question
when placing gear shifter in reverse I hear a pop/knock.
Hello. A popping / clunking noise when moving in reverse can be caused by many things. Two of the most common causes for those symptoms are worn axles or motor mounts. The axles are the joints that transmit power from...
Question
Can I install a LPG implant?
Hello. You may be able to retrofit the vehicle for use with LPG fuel, however it will likely require a host of new parts for the fuel, and possibly engine management systems. If there are LPG retrofit kits available for...
Question
transmission problem
Without knowing what type of vehicle, I can only provide you with probable causes. These probable causes cover both vacuum and electronically controlled transmissions. The shift cable can be out of adjustment or broken. An improperly functioning vacuum modulator can...
Question
Check engine light
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of engine management issue. The check engine light comes on when the computer detects some sort of issue with the vehicle's fuel, ignition, emissions,...
Question
Second gear grinding noise what is causing this problem on how much to fix it?
It sounds like you have an internal issue with the transmission itself, possibly bearings or the main shaft.Unfortunately yourmechanic.com does not perform transmission repairs. Have a local transmission repair shop inspect/diagnose your transmission.
Question
No start, new key
Hello. In most cases the plastic cover that goes over the ignition switch should not prevent the engine from starting, it sounds more like your vehicle is being immobilized by the anti theft system. You may be able to deactivate...
Question
Cranks but does not start
If the fuel pump is getting power, then odds are the fuel pump relay is fine. However, if the vehicle was run out of gas, the fuel pump itself may be damaged. fuel actually keeps the fuel pump cool and...
Question
Start error on Mercedes
If you have another key, try to start it with that 2nd key. If it starts, then the DAS (Drive Authorization System) is good and only the 1st key has lost synchronization. Try this with the non-functioning key: Insert the...
Question
Fan assembly is not working
Hello. From what you describe it sounds like your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. If one of the fans is not coming on when the fan shroud is installed then that could mean that with the fan...
Question
Engine stalls when the brakes are applied
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing possible engine management or transmission issues. The symptoms you describe can commonly be caused by faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is...
Question
New engine at 88K for 3,500 including labor or remove the head and see if they can fix it?
Starting from the end, it it difficult to say how much a replacement engine would be. There are lots of variables . Who the supplier is, the type of warranty, region, etc. As far as should you replace the engine,...
Question
Heater doesn't get hot
If your heater is not producing the correct amount of heat or any heat at all, the first thing I would recommend checking would be the coolant level. The vehicles heater relies on the coolant getting hot to produce heat....
Question
Electrical problems
Hello. The voltage regulator is the component that adjusts and maintains the electrical system's output, making sure that there is enough power generated to meet the system's requirements. When it fails or has an issue it can cause symptoms similar...
Question
Honda dealership maintenance question: Recall on bushings: replace
It's not easy to say without knowing: Which bushings are being replaced and knowing exactly what they consider a "brake maintenance". The oil change, tire rotation, and alignment alone can take 2-3 hours easily if the alignment requires adjustment at...
Question
can i change the mirror on 2011 ford f 150 to a power and heated mirror
Unfortunately, I believe the wiring harness is different on the higher end trucks for the mirrors. It is because of this that I do not believe the power heated mirrors will be compatable. The only way to know for sure...
Question
Car remote fob
Hello. It would appear that the security system for this vehicle does not allow reprogramming for a new remote through any regular procedure. Some vehicles allow reprogramming of remotes and keys by pressing a series of buttons in the correct...
Question
electric ground locations
Hello. There should be three main electrical ground points for that engine. One from the battery to the frame or engine, one from the battery to the starter, and one from the firewall to the engine. Clearing the contact points...
Question
My battery light came on while drive and it became hard to steer. A liquid is leaking from my truck and my gauge says hot
You most likely broke a serpentine belt. If you open hood and look at belts to see if it is missing or broken. If it is then do not try and drive it since it will overheat and cause engine...
Question
Will a 2016 lancer auto lock the doors with the key still in the ignition?
Hi there. A new Lancer should not be locking the driver door with the key in the ignition, however that is only when the key is in the ON or ACCESSORY position. When you have the key out of the...
Question
Engine will not turn over with FOB, electrical is working, but no dinging and starter doesn't click.
Hi there. Possibly when the switch was installed in line with the fan, the circuit now has too much resistance and the computer has cut out the ignition circuit to keep the engine from starting to prevent it from overheating...
Question
Location of evap control solenoid
According to the manual it states the location of the purge control valve is connected between the intake manifold and the vapor line to the carbon canister under left side of vehicle behind drivers door. Follow the vapor pipe from...
Question
How do I know if it is the Water Pump or thermostat that needs replacing?
In your question, you have not stated the "fault" you are experiencing, consequently I will assume it is overheating. If not, please write back in with clarification so that we can best assist you. There are a myriad of causes...