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Hello I have a question.I have went to 2 different car shops for this problem.it seems my car may be leaning sometimes when I driv
The factory service manual specifies a "ride height" for your vehicle and measurement instructions, from frame to ground, to determine if the vehicle meets the specification. "Ride height" could be off if, say, the springs are weak and thus the...
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2014 Nissan Alltima 53,000 miles, had brakes replacedo about 16 months ago, now I am told I need brakes again?? $720.00 This does
Brake pads are replaced when the amount of friction material on the pad falls below a certain minimum depth, generally around 1 to 2 millimeter depth of pad material. You should first confirm that the pads are actually worn to...
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I was connecting a light to the dashboard fuse and when I went to turn on the car, it tuned on for a couple seconds then turn off
Honda advises against altering the vehicles electrical system and/or tapping into existing circuits unless the tap and device are specifically allowed per the Factory Service Manual, a Honda Technical Service Bulletin, or an official Honda accessory wiring diagram. The reason...
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Why will my car crank but not start?
Hi There, If the engine is cranking or turning over, the battery is working as it should, however if the battery is low it may cause the vehicle not to turn over fast enough in order for the engine to...
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I own a 1991 Honda Accord LX and the radiator fan won't turn off even when I turn the car off. It will stay on until battery dies.
Hi there. It's possible that one or two different issues are causing the cooling fan to not function correctly. The first would be that the cooling fan motor is damaged and needs to be replaced, while the other would be...
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i have 88 cadillac just got it with brand new tranny i think they damaged seal putting it in what would be my estimated cost for
The cost depends on which seal is leaking. If, for example, the leak is at a transaxle output shaft seal, you can input your year, make and model at the service page for axle shaft seals to obtain a quote....
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Where is the AC Compressor Control Relay on a 2001 Chevy Malibu located?
The A/C control relay is in the "Fuse Relay Center" which looks like a black plastic box in the under hood area. The relay may be a micro relay and will be labeled "AC Clutch". If you have a non...
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Temperature fluctuation
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant fan relay. The coolant fan relay helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this relay is not working properly,...
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Check Engine code p0016
Hi There, As you know, code P0016 relates to the camshaft position sensor. It sounds like the sensor may not have been replaced or is still producing the same problems that one typically will produce when it is not working...
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Is it normal to hear the gears as you shift?
Hi There, This is somewhat normal to an extent to hear a slight whining of gears, especially in a vehicle with a manual transmission where the exchange of gears is dependent upon the driver. In some cases, however this may...
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AC blows cold only when driving
Hi There, Based upon what you are describing it sounds like the AC condenser cooling fan is not working properly. As you are driving down the road, there is generally enough cool air blowing through the condenser without the need...
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There's a lawn mower sound coming from my engine when I'm driving
The noise could be due to an exhaust leak although it is also possible that a failed wheel bearing could cause enough "rumbling" to sound really loud. If you request a vehicle noise diagnostic the origin of the noise will...
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I am looking for window regulator and switch for Acura TSX 2005 passenger size. How much it will cost me?
Hi...both of these repair services are available. To obtain an exact quote for the window regulator repair or replacement, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's window regulator repair service page. Similarly, to get an exact quote for the...
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After hour or so driving, engine starts to sputter as if not receiving fuel. Stop for 10 mins and it runs fine.
The stalling could be due to a heat induced failure of the ignition coil. Resistance of electrical components increases with temperature and if the coil is the issue that is why the stalling only occurs once the engine is hot....
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Front end rattle when going over bumps in a 2010 Milan Hybrid. Also drifts left noticeably on flat road. Are the two related?
The rattle could be due to a loose or worn sway bar, strut, body panel, or other suspension component. As you are describing it, the noise sounds fairly obvious so a mechanic should have no trouble pinpointing the origin on...
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Hey so I was turning on my car and didn't twist the ignition all the way and gave up then twisted it back before killing it all th
The noise may have been the starter motor pinion gear rubbing against the ring gear on the engine flywheel (manual transmission) or flex plate (automatic transmission). That problem can occur if you inadvertently turn the key and re-engage the starter...
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I've already purchased pads which are Full Ceramic, considering purchase of the Rotors also which would be upgraded to drilled.
The only replacement parts that have actually been tested and approved for use on your vehicle are the OEM (dealer supplied) parts. Aftermarket parts, in almost all cases, are not the preferred option. Regarding alternative brake parts or alternative designs...
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HI, I have a BMW X6 2012. Everything works fine except that my phone doesn't detect the bluetooth and the usb port in arm rest is
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your are dealing with two separate issues. The USB port may need to be replaced, as they are prone to failure, but make sure you check the fuse first. It should be located in...
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2003 hyundai accent it just passed smog like 4 days ago. yeaterday check egine light blinking and overheated but car not hot
Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating the engine is one of the worst things that can happen to the vehicle, and you want to do your best to stop the vehicle before it gets to that point. Running the...
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I am having an issue with my power windows I have checked all fuses and even changed the main switch driver door
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is test the new switch for power. If the driver's switch is not receiving enough electrical voltage, the other windows are not either. From there you will...
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The vehicle makes a humming/whining sound immediately after highway driving. After several minutes off highway, noise stops.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may cause these issues. You will want to start by making sure the brakes are not sticking. This can be done by raising the vehicle and checking for grinding...
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Overheating issue with my 2007 Chrysler Sebring
The first thing is a proper diagnosis will not only verify the complaint but will locate the cause of the problem for you so you can decide to fix it or not. When an engine overheats for no apparent reason...
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Why does my is350 2006 lexus start but then dies after 2 seconds. Then after I try to start it again all I get is just a clicking
You should have the theft system checked to see if it is activated first and then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic test the battery and starter circuit for you. The problem sounds like the battery is low on...
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When in 5th gear going uphill my truck looses acceleration replaced cool packs spark plug and wire and oil change confused?
Depending on how steep the hill is you may have to down shift to a lower gear on some hills to keep the rpms above about 2000 rpms. If the engine speed drops below this then it will start to...
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timing belt adjustment
If this engine has not ran for 5 years and you see it has a new timing belt but will not start you may have a problem where the engine has no compression. If the past timing belt broke then...