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GM 5.3L No Spark No Start scanner dont read any error code, MIL on continuos.
Hi there. Your Silverado problem could be multiple fuel delivery or ignition timing components that are either damaged, or you have faulty electrical connections powering or monitoring them. The best thing we can offer is to have a professional mobile...
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Is there anything I might can do for about a week until I get the funds to replace my idle control valve
Hi there. The idle control valve is one of those systems that either works or it doesn't. This means, that there really isn't anything you can do to reduce the symptoms. In fact, it's probably a good idea to park...
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The EPS warling light just lit on my 2010 hyundai elantra but the steering seems fine. What might be the problem?
Hi there. When the electronic power steering light illuminates on the dashboard, it indicates that the ECU has detected a trouble code relative to that system. It could be as simple as the connection being loose, or the sensor being...
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Could it be because one of the front tires is low on air pressure
Hi there. The low tire pressure light indicates that a tire is lower than recommended tire pressure. This is very common when the weather becomes very cold, as tire pressure will drop 3 to 5 lbs when there is a...
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Every time it rains It dies
Hi there. It sounds like moisture may be causing the camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor to give an improper reading of engine timing. The camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor read the timing of each respective shaft. If one or both...
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Hi, Can you give give me estimate cost of replacing all brakes on X3 2004? Thanks!
Hi there.Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with brake pads replacement, brake rotor replacement, brake fluid flush service with new brake fluid, and a brake system inspection. In order to give you an accurate estimate, we...
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Gas gauge stays at full was fine until I replaced the fuel pump/sending unit
Since you took the fuel pump and sender from another vehicle then it most likely needs a new fuel sending unit. The sending unit is most likely corroded from sitting in an empty tank for who knows how long. You...
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Check engine light.
YourMechanic does diagnose and repair speedometer malfunctions. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, simply request a speedometer diagnostic and the responding mechanic will get this resolved for...
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What can cause the abs stablelink and traction control to turn off at the same time
The ABS and traction control lights and stab-link may share inputs from different sensors like the wheel speed sensors. You would need to test all of the systems to see if they all have the same failure as an input...
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Right rear wheel speed sensor codes
Hi there. It's possible that the TPMS is the source of your error codes and trouble's you're experiencing. However, it's also quite possible that the electrical harness connected to your ABS light is faulty; which could also illuminate the trouble...
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The driver door is dropping when opened, because the frame structure that the door hinge is on is cracking.
This is a serious issue. If you are the original owner and thus can vouch for "no prior abuse", "no collision damage" and so forth, obviously that means one of two things: it is a manufacturer defect or a design...
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Noise Comes Out From My Engine
Hi there. Our mobile mechanics are really good at diagnosing the problem first, before any repairs are made. We actually recommend having one of our mechanics come to your location and complete a car is making a noise inspection first....
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My horn and cruise control stopped working
The horn and the cruise do not share the same power supply. The two systems are on the steering wheel and have to pass through the steering clock spring under the steering wheel. The clock spring is most likely broken...
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Turns over and is getting fire but won't start, dash lights up, the battery is good, it's getting fuel and the sylonoid is good
Hi there. In most cases, what you're describing is either caused by a fuel delivery problem or ignition timing problem. There are multiple individual components that could be damaged or faulty, so it's always best to have a professional mobile...
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Traction control light light/reduced power message. Engine light stays on when car turned off/on, but traction control will clear
Hi there. The P2135 OBD-II error code indicates that the Power Control Module (PCM) has detected an erroneous reading regarding the voltages transmitted by throttle position sensor A or B, the accelerator pedal position sensor and or the actual throttle...
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After replacing alternator I have the abs and traction lights on.never on before
The alternator going bad while driving caused the other systems in the vehicle to get low on supply voltage and they may set codes in memory for power loss. You may need to clear the codes in all the modules...
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how often do right control arms go bad and about what would the cost be to replace on this kind of vehicle and would the price go
Hi there. Under normal wear and tear, a control arm tends to last about 100,000 miles. Under hard driving or constant bumps, gravel and other poor conditions, the control arms and bushings will wear out much sooner; perhaps at 50,000...
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Purchasing Used Car
A pre-purchase vehicle inspection is a good idea and is available through YourMechanic. That inspection, performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched to your location, will give you very specific data regarding any current problems that the car has. You have...
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I was replacing the water pump and one of the bolts broke. Can a mechanic assist in drilling it out?
Hi there. Depending on where the stripped bolt is on the pump, you may be able to have this bolt hole re-tapped with a Heli coil, essentially recreating new threads in the pump for the bolt. In the event that...
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Good day, I'm having a bad feeling about my car I wish there is somebody who can give me a hand of a good advice, the situ
Hi there. It's possible that you may have either a vacuum leak (within the EGR system) or possibly a cracked exhaust manifold. It's also possible that the problem is related to ignition timing, so you might want to have a...
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Transmission problems
A diagnostic is only meaningful if there is a specific identification of a part or parts that have failed, are worn out, defective or the like. The bearings in the differential that you refer to are not visible for inspection,...
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Ford Explorer sport not shifting/running right.
Hi there. Thanks for writing into YourMechanic.com about your Ford Explorer. It's possible that you have a transmission speed sensor or other sensor that is sending inaccurate information to the ECU, or you have a mechanical issue inside the transmission....
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Volkswagon Transporter 2006 T5 Manual MY06
Hi there. Volkswagen's history of dependability on their larger four-cylinder diesel engines is rather impressive. In recent years, their reputation has taken a huge hit, however it was with their smaller, consumer car division. The Transporter is fairly smooth to...
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Leaking coolant
The leak source could be as trivial (and easy to fix) as an improperly tightened coolant drain plug on the block to the more serious, which could be a continued leak at the head gasket due to a faulty installation...
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Recently changed rear shocks, now one side sits lower than the other and bangs going over speed bumps
With a typical spring compressor, it would be difficult to over compress the spring to the point of damaging it so that seems unlikely. Nevertheless, if no other cause is found, you may have to measure the free height of...