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Vehicle running hot
Hi There, It sounds like you may possibly have a blown cylinder head gasket as indicated by the brown substance in the brown substance in the coolant tank and the coolant leaving the radiator. A blown head gasket may cause...
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My 2004 f250 6.0 dome lights don't come on when I open the door nor does the door opening kill the radio. I replaced the door ajar
Hi there. It appears you've checked all the usual suspects. What might be a probable source is the electrical harness or connection that attaches to the door sensors. In some cases, the harness itself will become damaged, causing the electrical...
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I replaced my ignition cylinder in my 98 Lexus GS300. How do I program the new one and key to get it to start?
Hi there. In most cases, when this service is completed, an error code is stored in the ECU. However, it's possible that something is not correctly connected, so it's best to have a professional mechanic come to your location and...
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The air conditioning works on my car however the blower is not working. How much does it cost to get that unit replaced?
Hi there. It really depends on what is causing the AC to blow warm air. The problem could be as simple as needing to recharge the refrigerant or a major component failure. To correctly determine the cost of repairs, it's...
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Why when I went to check my oil the stick was full of oil like the whole stick
Hi there. When you first remove the oil dipstick, it will typically be covered with oil. This is why the correct procedure is to wipe the excessive oil off the dipstick, reinsert and check the oil level after that. In...
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What causes severe vibration when braking at high speeds or downhill?
What you are describing is a sign of warped brake rotors. When you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the brake rotors...
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I got my front tires changed when I picked it up and started to drive it it was pulling a little to left and stability trak came o
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication of a front end suspension that has fallen out of alignment. However, if you only replaced one tire, it's possible that the new tire is causing the pull. Anytime you...
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I'm not sure if my problem is the thermostat. I had the coolant checked while having my oil changed and was told that it was full
Hi there. It is possible that the thermostat is malfunctioning, however it's also possible that you have an obstruction of coolant inside the cooling system. Another common source of the issues you're experiencing is a radiator fan that is not...
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2010 Ford F150 I keep getting a code for oxygen sensor about once every 10 days. Does that mean it is on the verge of going bad?
A code to one of the 4 O2 sensors does not always mean the sensor is bad or going bad. It could be another problem with the fuel system or intake system causing the code. You did not give us...
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06 fusion manual transmission. When going constant speed car sputters. If I go over 4K rpm usually doesn't.
Hi there. When you hear the engine sputter, it's typically caused by either a fuel system restriction or an engine misfire. In some cases this can be due to clogged fuel injectors, damaged throttle body or mass air flow sensor...
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2001 silverado LS 1500 4.8 vortech, Power loss Under load, gradual exeleration weak,have to let off & floor it to
Hello there. It's quite possible that the torque converter could be wearing out. Usually when it begins to wear, it will slip quite a bit, causing a lack of acceleration. If you smell burned transmission fluid occasionally, it's like the...
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My car is stuck in park can't get into drive had to leave car at work what can I do
Hi There, This may be caused by a bad shift interlock solenoid, a bad shift cable or possibly a failed brake light switch. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at...
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Hard to start, low on idle, no code found.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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High pitch squeal right side
There are a number of things that could make an engine noisy when starting up. Depending on the specific type of sound you are referring to, this will determine how to properly diagnose. If there is a bit of a...
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I was wondering how much it would be to replace vehicle speed sensor and serpentine belt. 2005 dodge stratus SXT 2.4L.
Your engine have more than one belt and the cause of the noise could be any one of them and also could be the tensioners for the belts not holding enough tension on the belts. The speedometer may be a...
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Cannot find coolant temp sensor
Directly under the oil pressure switch
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96 F150 cranks, but wont start. Lack of fuel has been confirmed, but i still need to diagnose the correct part. How do i do that?
If you have confirmed that no power is reaching the pump once the car is running, such a fault can only be diagnosed by tracing the supply circuit (might have to be done, too, while "independently" powering the pump to...
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I'd prefer using Crown Exhaust Manifold J8122442 & J8121274 parts, rather than Dorman but wanted to confirm those parts work ok?
The Crown part numbers that you are referring to are only cataloged for the Jeep CJ (1974-1981) with the 5.0L 304 engine and the Jeep SJ & J-Series (1972-1979) with the 5.0L 304 engine. Unless Crown technical support has told...
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How do I remove the front top timing belt cover on my 2000 dodge stratus 2.4L. There's not enough clearance to get the cover out.
TIMING BELT REMOVAL & INSTALLATION REMOVAL Raise vehicle on hoist and remove right front wheel. Remove right inner splash panel. Remove accessory drive belts. Remove crankshaft vibration damper. Remove generator drive belt idler pulley. Remove lower timing belt cover. Remove...
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Do a 2006 mercury milan premier 3.0 have a fuel filter?
Your vehicle's fuel supply system does have a fuel filter but that filter is built into the fuel pump which is installed in the gas tank. Should you desire service on the filter please use YourMechanic's fuel filter replacement service...
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My car makes a loud knocking noise when I accelerate put four quarts of oil knocking now comes and goes
If you had to add 4 quarts of oil when you noticed the knocking sound then the engine bearings may have already been damaged. The noise is most likely coming from crankshaft and rod bearings. You should have a mechanic...
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Some doors lock an some don't. 1 day frt pass may lock next day not. Like a whack a mole thing. Same whith unlocking. It's a 4 dr.
If you door lock motors get out of sync then just hit the unlock button several times to see if all doors unlock and then see if they will lock all together from door switch? If they do not straighten...
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When I start my car and put it in gear it moves on its on but when I press on the gas pedal it doesn't accelerate
It could be that you have a problem with the throttle motor. Gone are the days when the link between the pedal and the engine was a physical cable. The movement of the throttle valve is now done by a...
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Overheats when ac is off ac blowing warm air and stalls to start sometimes
It is possible that the electric radiator fan has failed. If the only fan that works is the A/C fan, this can be a contributing factor to the overheating issue. I would recommend having your electric radiator fan tested for...