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So I recently left my 2010 Dodge Charger with out oil and it started a tapping noise inside the motor.
Hi there. When operating an engine without any oil in the oil sump (oil pan), then the bearings, rings, valves, and lifters will starve of lubrication and begin to tap and knock. The lifters were closed up causing the valves...
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Hello I have a 2001 Montero sport 3.0 that died and tries to start but won't acts like it's way out of time. Would a bad CPS cause this problem?
Hi there. A crankshaft position sensor will cause the engine to not start if the sensor has failed. The crankshaft position sensor is designed to tell the ECM (computer) when the cylinder number one is at top dead center and...
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How much to change front pads and rotors on disco II?
Billing question for the cost to replace the front brake pads on a 2002 Land Rover Discovery with a V8-4.0L engine.
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Battery runs down in two days if the engine is not running. The alternator has 14 volts.
Hi there. It seems that there is a parasitic load on your vehicle's battery when the vehicle is sitting and not running. Check the battery for a voltage and see if the charge is 12.6 volts. If the battery is...
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How do you disable the auto lock mechanism on a Ford Explorer 'LIMITED'?
Hi there. The following steps are how to disable the auto lock feature in your vehicle. Confirm that the vehicle alarm is disarmed. Close all the doors. Make sure that the ignition switch is in the 'OFF' position. Turn...
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I was driving in traffic and my car cut off in the middle of road my inside lights will come on and window whipster comes on.
Hi there. For your engine not starting and cutting off, check the battery and see if it has lost a charge. Then check the warning lights to see what is coming on that could cause the engine to stall. The...
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squeaky noise in dashboard while driving
Hi there. Noises can be very difficult to diagnose; especially since it typically needs to be replicated in order to diagnose. I would recommend that you contact one of our mobile mechanics to complete a car is making a noise...
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Hi. I have a problem with my 86 regal. My 307 will shake and smoke a little every morning after the car has sat over night.
Hi there. It sounds like the needle and seat in the carburetor is not sealing off correctly and making the fuel drip over when the engine is sitting. Try pumping the throttle 2 times after you shut the engine off...
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OK the other day I had a bad blow out and took out some working it's all there and some connected still but my car isn't starting
Question sent to CS for having someone view your vehicle's condition after a blow out and tearing out some wiring to the headlights.
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My car won't accelerate although I replaced the throttle body and the accelerator pedal.
Hi there. Check the Idle Air Control valve (IAC) and see if it's sticking or not working. The IAC valve controls the engine's idle and keeps the engine at an optimal operating speed when the throttle is pushed or not....
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The car has been sitting for 2 years we just got the car running but there is no flow coming from the radiator i put some in
It's possible that you have an obstruction in the coolant lines, especially if the car has been sitting for a while. It's also possible that the water pump is not working correctly. The best way to pinpoint the source of...
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how much is it going to cost me to actually get someone just to tell me what is wrong with it as I'm getting p0410 from the DMV.
Hi there. The P0410 OBD-II trouble code that the engine control module (ECM) detected the engine O2 sensor did not detect an increase in the O2 level in the exhaust when the air injection system was commanded on during an...
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My sport mode is turning off and on and the transmission is shifting in and out of sport mode when I drive.
Hi there. Behind the right hand corner of the dash on the passenger's side, just below the glove compartment, you will find 2 connectors taped to the wire harness with blue tape, unless someone previously removed the tape. One is...
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I got in a fender bender roughly how much for new bumpers and hood and the repair
Hi there. Unfortunately, our mobile mechanics are unable to complete body repair. It's best to contact a local body repair shop or to work with your insurance company to receive a quote that is accurate for these repairs.
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Car will not stay on.
Hi There, Code P0300 relates to a cylinder misfire. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems...
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What is the Estimated cost for parts and labor for an alternator for a 2008 Acura TL Type-S?
Hi there. When the battery light comes on, chances are there’s not actually a problem with your battery. Usually it’s a problem with the system that keeps your battery charged ranging from the alternator, voltage regulator, or perhaps worn out...
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Car is not registering gears and is losing power.
Hi there. It sounds like an issue with the throttle position sensor on the throttle body. When you cleaned the throttle body, the sensor was probably not functioning correctly and you made it somewhat work. I recommend replacing the throttle...
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Why isn't my rear defrost switch working.
Hi there. The most common issue with a rear defroster is physical damage to the heating grid running through the rear window. Damage can be caused by objects rubbing across the glass, which can break some of the grid wires....
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Truck won't move when in gear.
Hi there. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, check the transmission oil level and make sure that it's full. If your transmission is a manual, check the slave cylinder or clutch fork and see if it's working. If your...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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How much would it cost for a stabilizing link
Hi there. It's probably a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete an inspection of your Ford Explorer before having any parts replaced. Typically a stabilizer bar / link problem is accompanied by...
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My car won't start. It tries but quickly sputters and dies
If this is something that seems to happen regularly after filling the fuel tank, you may have a problem with your evaporative emissions control system. Your car has a small purge valve called a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions...
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Stalling
Depending on the conditions when the stalling occurs, this may be related to the various loads put on the motor which may indicate a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal...
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Stalling at low speeds and idle.
Hi There, Depending on the circumstances in which this happens (i.e. low speeds or at idle), this may be related to a dirty or faulty idle control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is...
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How much to fix a fan clutch
Hi there. The fan clutch controls how quickly the cooling fan spins against the radiator. The hotter the engine gets, the more the fan has to spin. If the fan clutch is not functioning correctly, the fan won’t spin at...