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Major coolant leak when aircon is turned on
Hi Mel. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, the operation of the AC system should not create a coolant leak to occur, as coolant does not flow through the AC unit in any capacity. However, an engine will "work...
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My vehicle vibrates when I hit about 50mph Also makes a wind noise when I accelerate really bad shaking
I would recommend having your tires inspected by a qualified professional to determine if any irregularities exist. It is possible that a slipped belt could be causing this issue in one or more of your tires. It is also possible...
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car does not start
If the door is not latching, there is a switch in the door pillar that may remain in the closed position thus keeping the interior lights on all the time. If that is the issue that is causing the battery...
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can the emergency break "seize up" and cause a screeching sound even when the hand break isn't engaged? this is a 2004 Toyota Cor
If you have not touched the emergency brake, it cannot activate or seize on its own. The emergency brake mechanism, if not regularly used, will tend to get corroded and sticky but if you have not used it prior to,...
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One click in car won’t start Volvo S60 2.4t
Considering that all those parts were just replaced I would recommend retracing your steps to determine if any loose connections exist anywhere. If the battery connections are loose this can cause the vehicle to make a click sound but not...
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2007 Infiniti fx35 starts runs fine in park or idle. Overheats when driving, cools in park/neutral. Oil/coolant fine, not milky
The best way to determine the exact cause of this issue would be to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional for cooling system faults. It is possible that the radiator fans are not working properly or other parts...
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My car was stopped for about 3 hours. When I came back out there was green fluid in the front center. What could be the issue? Thx
Based on the location of the leak on the color of the fluid, I would say you may have a radiator leak. The radiator is located on the very front of the vehicle. Antifreeze / coolant is green in color...
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About to buy a 2014 / 60K mini countryman s - What are average annual repair costs?
Unfortunately repair costs can vary significantly based on not just the vehicle but also the location that you live in. The parts can be quite expensive for these vehicles as many parts are manufactured by BMW. Also depending on how...
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how can you fix reduced power engine
Hi Yaremi. Thanks for contacting us today. In order to correctly repair this issue, it has to be determined what is actually causing the reduced power light to illuminate. When the vehicle’s computer detects a fault in the engine that...
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Rpm shoots high >2000 when starting in the cold then drops low almost to 0 like its about to stall out, rides around 2000 rpm
In the majority of vehicles, engine idle speed is controlled by an idle control valve (ICV). The ICV valve can fail or a faulty or blown fuse in other electronically controlled systems can cause the IAC motor to malfunction, leading...
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will 2003 Saab 93 convertible ecu shut off engine if low oil pressre, some articles say yes some say no.,
Your vehicle will not shut down automatically if oil pressure or the level of oil is low. The owner's manual states that the vehicle must be turned off manually (and quickly) if either circumstance occurs. Please note, the instant the...
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Looking for cam and crank sensor wire diagrams for 2009 6.2 liter gm Cadillac motor
Hi Ryan. Thanks for contacting us today. That sounds like a pretty awesome powerplant combo, but unfortunately, we don't have the ability to attach documents or files to this platform. Your best bet is to purchase one online or contact...
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2013 ford fusion automatic. I turned my car on and attempted to shift the gear. The gear shifter moved but seemed like it didnt ca
Hi Damian. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible reasons why you're having this problem. In most cases, debris stuck in the shift housing can cause shifting difficulty, while a damaged shift solenoid or even a damaged...
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My truck barley moves in gear
Hi Chad. Thanks for contacting us today. In lieu of a clutch, the torque converter acts as the 'slipping mechanism' for an automatic transmission. As the torque converter ages, or if transmission fluid gets old, dirty or contaminated, it can...
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Question about buying radiator for 1999 ford ranger v4 2.5l
Hi Javier. Thanks for the question today. In cases like this, you want to replace what you currently have active, as it's possible that the previous owner has removed the OEM transmission cooler, which may be the reason for the...
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When I start my car there’s always oil on the exhaust manifold on both sides ..when the car reaches normal temperature .
Hi Carlos. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually, the cold hose below and hot one above issue is caused by a failed water pump or thermostat, which can lead to overheating issues rather quickly. An obstruction of debris inside the...
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Weird starting behavior
Hi Jaime. Thanks for contacting us today. There are multiple items that can trigger a check engine light and lead to the symptoms you are describing. Instead of taking a stab at what repairs might be needed, it's probably best...
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08 dodge ram keeps going into limp mode. new comp, cleaned tb, new crank and cam sensors, new egr and new plugs. any ideas?
Hi Steven. Thanks for contacting us today. Limp mode is generally triggered due to a fault within the driveline, such as a differential or transmission issue. The best way to get an indication as to what is causing it is...
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Power Steering fluid change
Hi Patel. Thanks for the question today. I think this video is closer to what you should complete in regards to the correct procedure for flushing the power steering fluid. With the replacement of the fluid reservoir, the video actually...
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On a 2007 VW GTI, if the starter solenoid connection wiring plastic boot clip is broken what is needed to repair it?
If the plastic you are referring to is simply a covering over a metal terminal, then a field fabricated repair can be effected and that would be something such as heat activated shrink wrap or weather resistant electrical tape. In...
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Saturn vue 2005 fwd V6: wobbling when accelerating from a stop at low revs 1500 to 2000. Feels on the pedal, you can hear it too.
There are a variety of possibilities and so I would suggest a vehicle vibration diagnostic which will yield a conclusive diagnostic. The basic possibilities are motor mounts, possibly mispositioned (and thence damaged) drive axles as a consequence of the faulty...
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1987 300zx wouldn’t start but would fire up, changed the fuel pump now it won’t even fire up, the battery is charged
Failure to crank, that is no starter motor operation, does not implicate the fuel pump circuit in any way. First, the battery should be load tested to determine if it is usable. Batteries can "appear" charged but actually be useless...
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Yesterday the radio or display in my 2015 Chevy Cruze wouldn't come on, today both worked but car wouldn't start
The most common possibility is the battery is faulty. As the voltage decays, due to the battery being faulty, the vehicle enters the "saver" mode that you are seeing. The first thing to do is load test the battery. If...
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Water leaking from pillar sunroof drain into passenger footwell
Yes, diagnosing the leak and implementing the required repairs is no problem and is a fully covered service. To request that service, you can schedule via YourMechanic's leak diagnostic service page. If the drain tube is readily accessible, I can't...
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Seat Cover
Hi Patel. Thanks for contacting us today. In regards to using aftermarket seat covers, we really can't help you to accurately answer your question. Different aftermarket components have individual criteria for safety, but it's never proven that they conform to...