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What is the law on underglow in wv
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, we need to disclaim that we are not legal experts, but can give you some general guidelines on the subject. Each state varies rather greatly on their vehicle lighting laws, so keep...
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The heat in my car started blowing cold then car ran hot then cut off now it won't turn over
The heater may have started to go cold due to the engine getting low on coolant and from the overheating. The engine may now not turn over due to overheating until the engine stopped seized the motor and coolant may...
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Camry 2000 Le does not start
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is experiencing an issue with the charging system. This means the battery has failed to hold a charge, or the alternator has failed to charge it. While driving the vehicle relies mostly...
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How to replace crank sensor on 95 lesabre
In order to replace the crankshaft sensor on the 3.8 L Buick LeSabre you will need to remove the crankshaft damper using a puller and the sensor is mounted behind the damper. Once the sensor is replaced the damper must...
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I have a ticking noise in the front axle in my 99 Jeep Cherokee 4x4.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The ticking noises you are hearing may be coming from the actual axle itself. The CV joints on both sides of the axle can click or tick as they wear down. You would hear...
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think heater relay is gone checked today lost heat yesterday but dont know what it looks like the plug is melted also this small p
Hello, thank you for writing in. The main component related to the heating system that is located near the dash board is the heater core. If this relay or part of the circuitry that you have found damaged is part...
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The check engine light and symbol comes on.
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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Car will start but stall when gas pedal is pushed down
This may be a sign of a faulty fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system is primed with fuel at a specific pressure in order...
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Why is my car idling on and off??
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the [oxygen sensors]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oxygen-sensor-replacement) which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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Engine idle is too high
Hi There, This may be a sign of a vacuum leak or potentially a dirty or faulty idle control valve. High idle speed, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present...
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Running lights don't work but brake light reverse and hazard work
You will need to first check the tail lamps fuse in the fuse box is not blown and is getting power all the time on both sides of the fuse and the connections are tight on the fuse. If you...
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I can shift gears but it will not engage..just started slipping recently
As you know, the clutch transmits engine power to the gearbox, and allows transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off from a stationary position, or when gears are changed while the car is moving. Most...
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Transmission problem?
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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Oil light is on
Hello There, The oil pressure light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing...
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My air conditioner blower won't always turn on until I hit this white box behind my glove compartment.
As the air conditioner blower motor ages the bearings get worn and can cause the motor to not start turning unless you tap on the motor or the motor housing. The fis is to replace the blower motor before it...
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Car won't accelerate
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Traction Control System
Hello, It sounds like you may have a problem with your traction control system either malfunctioning or it may need to be reprogrammed. The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction...
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Misfires in multiple cylinders, rough/poor idle, shaking
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 generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Gauge lights
If you check the inside and engine compartment fuse boxes you will find you will have more blown fuses. You will have test each fuse and then if you still cannot get the lights to work then try to disconnect...
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Overheating
Hi There, I would recommend also checking the cooling fans to be sure they are coming on. A common problem associated with cooling fans is the relay that fails resulting in them not coming on to help cool the radiator...
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Looks like an oil pan leak
Hello, What you are describing sounds like you may have caused some damage to the oil pan when running over the log. Since the oil pan is one of the most vulnerable parts of the motor at the very bottom...
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Speedometer and gas gauge not working
This may be related to a short or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may cause the...
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Battery good. No response when I turn key
This may potentially be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly, you may...
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Missing out and eratic stalling while shifting into 3rd gear
Hello, It sounds like you may have a fuel supply issue as the RPM's climb resulting in the motor starving for fuel. Fuel related misfires can be caused by many different things such as low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty...
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RPM does not change.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle control valve or potentially a bad MAP sensor that may not be correctly measuring intake manifold pressure. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as...