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I believe you answered the question for me on a post i just read about my vehicle not starting. I bought a new battery, i turned t
Hi there. Typically when you buy a new battery and the car will not start, and you don't have power to accessories like the radio, lights and other, it's due to one of three possible issues; the battery cables are...
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I have a 2006 lexus gs 300. What is the repair time for replacing an alternator?
Hi there. Depending on whether the mechanic has the right tools, supplies and experience, replacing an alternator can take as little as two hours or as much as 4 to 5 hours. Generally speaking though, it's a three hour job....
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What do P shift mean on 2015 jeep Cherokee
The P indicates you are in paddle shift mode and need to shift down. You can disable paddle shift and put in drive mode by holding the + plus button until D or S is displayed.
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My car has a Maintenance alert with a "man icon" that just reads "Other." what does this mean? I have about 47k miles on it.
I went through all the possible icons in the owners manual and does not show an icon as you describe. I can only recommend you get the vehicle checked and scanned for problems and if you can send a picture...
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fault codes/ boost and vaccum leak
Hi there. Thanks for contacting our team. I have forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service department to see if they can calculate an estimate for having one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete these...
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Overheating, coolant loss and battery light
If coolant leaked out and got the belt or alternator wet it would cause loss of charging system. Check to see if belt or alternator got coolant on it? The loss of coolant should check the cooling system for external...
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2004 bmw 325i hvac blower not powering
In a circumstance like this where the fault is not obvious (e.g., fuse, blower motor resistor block, blower motor open windings), the standard procedure is to use the factory wiring diagram and simply trace the entire circuit from the power...
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What cause your transmission to not shift right?
Transmission shift problems can be caused by simple faults, such as a low fluid level, plugged filter in the pan, bad shift solenoid, faulty throttle position sensor or speed sensor, but shift problems can also be due to serious problems...
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getting new ignition housing put on 2008 camry. will I need new key or reprogram old one ?
It depends on what you mean by "housing". If you are referring to just simply the mechanical lock cylinder, no re-programming is required and all you have to do is be sure the key fits properly. However, if electrical components...
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What is the best replacement alternator for 2006 Jeep Liberty?
The best choice for this vehicle alternator will be new from the manufacturer dealer since the alternator is computer controlled and I have seen many different aftermarket and rebuilt alternators malfunction in short time or not even work the first...
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Car stopped while driving.
If the problem only occurred once, it is likely due to an electrical fault. A real time scanner might reveal engine controls operating out of range and that might provides clues as to the faulty system or component. Check for...
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I drive a 2006 Saab SUV 93 I was on freeway and notice my speed drop and when I tried to push down on gas pedal it would rev loud
If you have an automatic transmission, check the fluid level. If the fluid level is correct (there is a fairly narrow range by the way), the transmission will have to be diagnosed. The oil pump that maintains hydraulic pressure could...
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98 buick runs perfect when first starting then begins to thunk when it gets warm.
If you are experiencing slow acceleration when the engine is under load, there are a variety of causes that would be considered. Fuel injectors can become clogged over time as the tiny passages become clogged. When an injector is clogged...
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I asked yesterday with no response vfrom Your Mechanic. I too have the intermittent Airbag light on. I'd like a quote.
The warning light signifies a fault in the air bag control system. The recall that you are referring to addresses a circumstance where the Occupant Restraint Control (OCR) module on the recalled vehicles (your model year is included, but check...
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Which type of oil is best used for Chevy Malibu LS
Your recommended oil is 5w20 or 0w20 in winter. Your recommended oil type is Delco dexos 1 synthetic blend. I would recommend going to a full synthetic oil using the recommended weight oils 5w20 or 0w20. The full synthetic oil...
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Engine shut off while driving will not start
If the timing chain broke, there would be no (or little) compression and upon re-starting it might not seem as though the starter is engaging because the mechanical resistance to turning is so low. Of course it is also possible...
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Why do my car shut off after 4 minutes
If the fuel pump relay contacts are worn, the fuel pump could cut out but there are actually quite a few electrical components and connections, fuel and ignition related that could cause sudden shut down. First, check for diagnostic trouble...
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I'm replacing my gas cap with a regular black one though I drive an e85 flexfuel that's got a yellow cap, is that ok?
Gas caps are no longer mundane, low tech devices. The only replacement gas cap that a knowledgeable, professional mechanic will recommend is an OEM cap, supplied by the dealer, and matched to your vehicle VIN number. Any other cap, including...
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I have a po420 code and suspect my flex pipe between the two cats is leaking. Could that be a possibility of why that code is comi
The downstream oxygen sensor (post converter) monitors the efficiency of the catalytic converter. If there is no downstream sensor after the second converter then the P0420 code cannot arise from a fault there. Exhaust leaks have to repaired anyway, due...
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My 2006 Hyundai Tucson 2.7l 4wd is not selecting gear when in drive , it moves but won't change to d next gear for smooth run
Hi there. In most cases, when you have this type of shifting problem, it's due to old transmission fluid inside the hydraulic lines of the transmission. It could also be due to inner transmission seals being damaged or an inner...
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Is there a way to test alternater out off the car?
Hi there. You might want to watch this video to learn how to test an alternator when it's outside of the vehicle.
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just swapped my engine on my g35 but engine wont start i hear clicking sound when i turn the key on ignition?
Hi there. To be honest, the range of possibilities that could be causing your problems are significant - from misalignment issues of the flywheel and starter to electrical connections not secure or ignition and fuel system issues. The only advice...
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I got my wiring and cords done and my car still won't go over 20 miles per!! What other things could cause this?
Hi There, Depending on what you are referring to by wiring and cords (there is an enormous amount of wiring in today's vehicles), this could be related to any number of electrical problems. I would suggest having a professional from...