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Why are my wipers, horn and radio not working. 2015 Nissan Altima
Hello. I would need to know if all of these went out at the same time. I also need to know if anything led up to this occurring. Most of the time when this many circuit fail at one time...
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Why is my engine making a knocking noise.1997 Saturn SL2
Hello. If you know that the timing chain is off then the engine should not run. If the timing is correct but the chain is loose due to other issues then that may be the knocking noise that you are...
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Brake system issue! Sometimes severe.
Hi there. From my experience with this vehicle most of the time this is caused by the wrong brake fluid being added to the system or the wrong brake pads being used. If it is the wrong fluid then the...
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Transmission problems
HI there. Unfortunately a failed transmission is a common problem on this vehicle. Most of the time when these issues occur it is because the transmission needs to be replaced or rebuilt. If your transmission was low enough and if...
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Why do my power windows not work? 2005 Buick Century
Hello. There are several things that can cause this. It can be caused by a bad ground connection or an issue with the circuit breaker that supplies power to this circuit. You would need to used a voltage meter to...
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Can you tell me if my transmission is running too hot. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hi there. The transmission temperature that you are referring to is normal. The transmission on this vehicle does run slightly higher than the cooling system temperature. Most of the time it should run about 210-220. If you want to get...
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What circuit should I tie my new gauges into.
Hi there. If you are adding a new set of stand alone gauges then you need to be particular as to where you are splicing the wiring into. The power supply should be on its own circuit and should not...
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My passenger seat is not able to move forward
Hi there. Typically when this seat stops moving it is because the seat motor has failed. It can also be a problem with the switch itself, but most of the time the issue is with the motor itself. I usually...
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engine to transmission bolts are not coming through the flex plate holes.
Hi there. The torque converter is at an angle and is not aligning up properly. Remove the starter if you have not done so and bar the flex plate over to turn the engine slowly. When you see the bolt...
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Want to be able to use stereo when car is off.
Hi there. Check the power outlet to the vehicle in the dash. Usually the outlet is set to power on only when the key is on. You could change the power wire from the fuse box from power with key...
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Leaking antifreeze
The leaking coolant sounds like it is coming from the water pump in the front of the motor. With this much coolant leaking I would recommend not driving the vehicle until it is fixed. This engine is very prone to...
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Smoke issue
Hello. In most cases oil from a leaky valve cover gasket should not result in smoke coming from the tailpipe. Smoke from the tailpipe is usually a sign that either oil or coolant is being burned inside of the engine,...
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Gauges on 2002 Jeep from Scotland do not work. It has a red kill switch. How do you remove the kill switch?
Hi there. When you wiggle the wires to the kill switch and the gauges start to work, then the contacts inside the switch could be broken. You could replace the kill switch with a toggle switch that will do the...
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Where is the horn relay located on my vehicle? If that isn't the problem what else could be wrong with the horn?
Hello. The horn relay should be located in the fuse panel located under the hood. If you do not have a owner's manual it may be possible that there is a diagram on the inside of the fuse panel cover....
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Hello I just replaced the distributor in my 98 blazer. I set it to 6 o-clock like its suppose to, but it is running really rough.
Hi there. It is possible that the distributor was off by one tooth. This is very common. I suggest removing the distributor, then removing the valve cover to the side that has number 1 cylinder (the valve cover that is...
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Excessive fuel consumption
Hello. An excessively high fuel trim and decrease in fuel efficiency can be caused by many things. If you have already replaced the aforementioned components then I would move on to examining the vehicle's engine management system. The fuel trim...
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When I put my car into drive it makes a loud grinding noise and doesnt move.
Hi there. The transmission may have broken the differential or a CV shaft (constant velocity shaft). If a CV shaft was to break, then all of the power will go to the broken shaft. When you said that you stopped...
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2004 Nissan Altima- Won't move when the code reads p0420 on the scanner. Did my transmission go? Is it my catalytic converter like code said?
Hi there. The code P0420 means that the catalytic converter is below threshold and cannot burn off any emissions in the exhaust stream. The O2 sensors have pickup this fault and put the engine into limp mode. As for the...
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On my town & country I was starting to getting a whining sound with the engine rpm. we pulled the cerpenteen belt and the alt
A growing trend in the auto industry is the use of alternator decoupler pulleys. These pulleys power the alternator during cruising and acceleration and disengage during deceleration. This helps improve fuel economy by reducing the load on the engine. These...
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Electrical issues with my vehicle that is unexplained.
Hi there. It sounds like the door switches are not working and probably have a short in one or more switch. The back hatch door on the jeep will lock and unlock all of the doors. Its possible that the...
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Vehicle does not move when put into gear
A vehicle that won't move in any gear indicates either the transmission is low on fluid, or there is an internal problem. The electronic transmission controls can essentially be ruled out. The 4F50N transmission found in your vehicle has some...
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My truck will turn over but wont start. Its making a clicking noise and then shuts off, what should i do to fix it?
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if the relay has failed. If the relay is working fine, then check the fuel pump and see if its coming on when you turn on the key. If you are...
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Front creaking noise appears when driving. The noise is on the right side.
Hi there. The issue that you are having is the lower control arm bushings are worn out and dried up. I recommend replacing the lower control arm bushings on both sides on the front of the vehicle. The rubber becomes...
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Air bags deployed after hitting a bump, and getting stuck on front bumper. Can a friend who's been a mechanic fix the problem? How much this is going to cost?
Sent billing question to CS about the cost of replacing airbags that were deployed from the bumper coming off. The bumper was already fixed.
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Sun roof won't close and I can hear a click from the roof but nothing happens.
Hi there. Check the sunroof track and see if anything is in its path. Old dirt can cause the sunroof to not open and make it stick. If the track is clean and clear, then most likely the motor to...