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Over heating
Hi There, Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the...
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Idles and stalls again.
Hi There, Depending on when exactly the engine dies, this could be related to a dirty or faulty idle control valve or possible a faulty neutral safety switch. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is...
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My car dies about every 5 days. The dash lights turn on, but the car won't start. The battery tested good.
Hi There, It sounds like you may in fact have a weak battery as a result of the charging system not properly charging the battery. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine...
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Rough idle when it is hot. When I start it when it is cold, I have no issues.
Hi Ghary, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil that is beginning to fail. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures...
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Think it is ecm, but not sure. Has rough idle,dies during idle,irregular performance while driving(sputter kinda coughing).
Hello, What you are describing sounds like possibly a dirty or faulty idle 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...
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Battery not charging
Hi There, This may be in fact a sign of a failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Car spluttering
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. Things like ignition coils,...
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ABS light is showing
This may be an issue of a faulty ABS control module or possibly faulty wheel sensors. The ABS control module controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module is not...
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How likely is it that a transmission could be blown after getting towed for a faulty shifter wire?
Hi there. If the transmission shift cable broke, but another mechanic is telling you that the transmission itself is broken, I would highly recommend a second opinion. In most cases, it's one or the other that cause the symptoms you've...
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Car will turn over. Will not start. Fuel pump good. Injectors SEEM to not be working
Hi there.There are several reasons that may cause the injector not to work properly such as a faulty connection, dirty injector nozzle, bad wiring or a bad injector relay. If all of the injectors are not working properly or spraying...
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gas to diesel engine swap
Hi there. You will need to check with The State of Delaware's DMV to determine if this type of engine swap is legal. On the mechanical side, I wouldn't recommend this, unless you've got a pretty large budget for changing...
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How much should it cost to replace front bumper
Hi there. Unfortunately, our mobile mechanics do not provide body work, which replacing a bumper falls into that category. It might be better for you to contact a local body shop to install your bumper, and check other front end...
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Car Doesn't Start
Hi there. Thanks for sending us this data. Unfortunately, without being their to complete a car is hard to start inspection, it's difficult to tell you whether or not the issue is fuel or ignition related. You might want to...
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Rattle under car or around engine? Drives fine just a rattle when I apply gas or go over bumps
Hi there. A rattling sound can be caused by simple problems like a loose bracket or a larger issue including a fan blade that is warped, internal engine components like valve lifters not receiving enough oil and drive belt pulley's...
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Lights
Hi there. It's likely that you've got an electrical relay or group of fuses that is damaged; which is causing your dashboard lights and gauges. The tail light issue could also be caused by a faulty relay behind the dashboard...
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Cost to do a tuneup?
Hi there. It's always best to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection first. This will allow them to determine what is causing this light to illuminate, then they will be...
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throttle body control
Hi there. Typically the throttle body itself does not need to be calibrated after replacement. It is vital however to have a professional mechanic complete a check engine light inspection so they can clear all stored error codes. It is...
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Side mirror and windows n door lock
Hi there. Most of the time when all of the power systems on a particular door are not working; as you've described above, it's caused by a faulty electrical relay or the power motor control module. I would suggest that...
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Can you replace my 2000 e 320 brakes today and at what price? Just got dash light 3 days ago
Hi there. We'll need to gather additional information from you in order to provide you with an accurate price quote. Please fill out this quote for a brake pad replacement so we can receive your data and contact you with...
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Ciutch needs to be repaired/replaced,
Hi there. It is probably a good idea to have one of our local mobile mechanics come to your daughter's location and complete a clutch is not working inspection first, so they can determine precisely what needs to be replaced...
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The oil temperature remains at 140F
Hi there. In most cases where the temperature gauge is not working, it's due to an electrical issue; either a blown fuse or an engine temperature sensor is not working correctly. It would be a good idea to have a...
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What could be causing car to overheat?
Hi there. It is more than likely that you have air bubbles inside the coolant system which can cause overheating issues; especially right after completing mechanical replacement or service on the radiator or thermostat. However, there are other issues including...
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Strong smell of gas engine knocking
Hi there. It's possible that either you have a fuel leak or a vacuum leak that is causing the shaking issue you're experiencing. Since you're smelling gasoline, I would highly recommend having a professional mechanic complete a smell of gas...
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Should I buy this BMW which 6 years old and mileage is over 52400 km?
Hi there. Anytime you consider purchasing a used car from a private owner or a dealership, there are a few things you should complete. First, you'll want to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a pre-purchase car inspection, where they...
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My truck wont start, no click, new battery.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty connection or potentially a faulty starter relay not allowing power to be sent to the starter solenoid. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which...