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2008 xc90 drive shaft repair cost?
Yes, that is repairable on a mobile basis. The vehicle will have to be inspected, though, to develop a parts list. Please contact customer service for full details. Without seeing first hand the actual extent of the damage, it is...
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My antifreeze in the resovoir looks milky and I open the radiator cap and the antifreeze began to rise a little and wasn’t as much
Your vehicle may be overheating. The best thing to do is seek an overheating diagnostic which will pinpoint the cause and then the necessary repairs can be implemented.
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The other day I was driving my 2003 Ford 500 limited and the whole car began to shake it didn’t feel like it was shifting right
It sounds like you might be having an electrical issue. I would recommend having your alternator inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it is functioning properly. Alternator failures can cause multiple electrical symptoms that are abnormal.
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While driving my car feels like I’m tapping the brakes. Like is tugging. I am not losing speed or power and my RPMs aren’t fluctua
It is possible that you could have warped brake rotors or FreePlay and your suspension. I would recommend having a brakes and suspension inspection performed by qualified professional to determine if any potential safety issues are present with your brakes...
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2007 Dodge Caliber jerking motion while driving new crank and cam shaft as well as tune up and oil change what could be the proble
It is possible that an issue such as this would be associated with a check engine light. I would recommend having any trouble codes that are stored in your system read by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause...
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i changed my 2012 dodge carvan battery and after that airbag light comes on
It is possible that this could be a fluke malfunction. It is also possible that there could be an actual issue with the airbag system. I would recommend having your airbag system inspected by a qualified professional to determine the...
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I added blue devil head gasket sealer and now my car is overheating
Many times when a head gasket fails it can cause the engine to overheat. Oftentimes head gasket sealer products do not work and therefore the same symptoms of a faulty head gasket will still exist. If you have a faulty...
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Good Day , I have a 01 chevy silverado 5.3 V8 with about 200,000 miles on it. over the past few years I have put out about $10,000
Unfortunately this decision can be very difficult to make. With the amount of money that you already have invested into the truck it would be hard to let the truck go. However continuing to invest more money into a truck...
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Changed starter on 95 Ford Thunderbird. When connecting neg cable to battery, starter engages.
It is possible that the signal wire for the starter was hooked up on the same ring as the positive lead from the battery. This would cause the issue you are experiencing. I would recheck your starter connections to ensure...
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Replaced right side shock absorber know tire rubs lateral arm 2006 Ford five hundred
To determine the exact fault, as well as why this has occurred, the vehicle will have to be inspected first hand. There are too many possibilities, and too many components to inspect, to speculate without seeing exactly what you have....
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After jumping battery windows don’t roll up or down with switches only when operating convertible
Be sure you have not activated any interlock (safety switch, often a push button on driver side typically) that will disable individual window activation. A fault such as this is usually due to an electrical failure. If none of the...
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I recently bought a 2017 Nissan Frontier without auto headlig
According to Section 2-32 of the 2017 Frontier Owner's Manual, "even though the battery saver feature automatically turns off the headlights after a period of time, you should turn the headlight switch to the OFF position when the engine is...
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When in high RPMs engine drops in power and feels like it’s misfiring
A real time scanner is necessary to look at actual engine operating data and that will usually reveal enough clues to pinpoint the fault. Although the throttle control system is a common trouble area with reduced power or loss of...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4l replaced the TPS now the car won’t shift out of 1st gear, also hard shifts from park to drive or reverse
The first issue to deal with is the part number. Are you sure the part is correct? To reduce diagnostic headaches, and post-installation problems, it is best to buy the OEM sensor from a Hyundai dealer. If you have the...
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Need the ECU replaced in my car
Anytime the CEL is allowed to be continuously on you will never be informed of any vehicle malfunctions if and as they arise and they will arise. That circumstance alone means any decision about re-programming is a moot issue (you...
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The trigger wire for ignition coil three has no signal.
The coil in your application has a power wire (red), a ground wire (black), and a PCM pulse command wire (5 volt pulse; Blue w/Red stripe for cylinder No. 3) that operates the coil’s internal switching transistor. Using an oscilloscope,...
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I installed a brand new alternator and now the belt won't spin when it did before why is this
If the engine is running, but the belt is not turning, the drive belt tension is inadequate, the belt routing is incorrect and/or other rotating elements (pulleys, etc.) in the serpentine belt circuit are seized. If you request serpentine belt...
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Head gasket or thermostatic car over heating 2013 Dodge Dart sxt 2.0
A faulty head gasket is not a common cause of overheating. The cooling system thermostat, or another issue, is much more likely. In any event, once a diagnostic is performed you will know the exact cause of the overheating. The...
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2004 Ford Explorer stuck in 4x4 high
Faults in the tires and wheel bearing are not related to the failure to shift out of high. Wheel bearing service can be scheduled at YourMechanic's wheel bearing repair service page. Some reported fixes for failure to switch between high...
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hello, i have a 2011 camry and the problem is when the alternator is putting out more juice it makes the belt tensioner bounce
If you are using an aftermarket tensioner, that is not a Toyota OEM part, that might cause some difference in the manner of operation. Also, be sure that the belt is the correct part number and measure the belt tension...
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I have a check engine light and it reads code p1727 on a bmw 2008 328i convertible
OBD-II diagnostic trouble codes do not and, indeed, cannot identify failed parts. Once you have a trouble code in hand, what you have to do is perform a diagnostic. In the course of that diagnostic individual parts are tested often...
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I have 2003 ford ranger 4wd, 150K miles. A month ago, i had the battery, fuel filter and fuel pump replaced. Yesterday it would no
Starters sometimes develop "bad spots" on the armature (of the starter motor). That causes intermittent, unreliable operation just like what you are experiencing. The problem is easily diagnosed and the solution can be implemented at the same time (install a...
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How many quartz of engine oil should be put in during a oil change?
If you have the 2.0L engine, and are changing both the filter and the oil, add 6.3 quarts of oil. All other engines on this model, that is the 2.4L and the 2.5L, require 5.0 quarts if you are changing...
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Starting a engine without transmission installed
If the starter bolts to the transmission bell housing, that component would have to be re-installed. If the starter bolts to the engine block, then you can use the starter as is to start the engine. However, it is likely...