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Last night my car started to idle rough and when I got to a light it shut off twice? Today same thing idle rough then stalls
Hi there. What you are describing could be caused by a vacuum leak, but it's also possible that a fuel system component or mass air flow sensor is damaged or dirty. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic...
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New batt New alt batt voltage still drops?
It's possible that the charging circuit is not properly connected (wiring, fuse, or ground fault) or there is some large excess current draw in your car's electrical system. Basically, if the battery is new and fully charged and charging system...
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The oil looks like sludge would that stop the car from starting
Although dirty or contaminated oil can cause problems (with variable valve timing mechanisms for instance), dirty oil generally won't prevent a car from starting. "Bad" or old gasoline could prevent a car from starting though. If the engine cranks at...
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hearing high pitched loud whistling (NOT squealing) sound while driving up hilly neighborhood
Hi there. Generally speaking, the mechanic you contacted is correct; that's it is very hard to diagnose a sound or noise without being able to replicate the source of the noise. This is why we offer mobile mechanic services, so...
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Service power steering
The cost to repair will depend on exactly what is wrong. The only way to find out exactly what has malfunctioned is to have the power steering system diagnosed. The good news is, if you avail yourself of a mobile...
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I need to replace 4ZZ with 1ZR engine all manual transmistions what modifications are requires
Thank you for your question. If the proposed 1ZR engine is not specified for your VIN number, it will not work because you cannot flash re-program your existing computer to work with a "different" engine. "Different" engines use different computer...
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will they come out for free?
The mechanics will come out for a minimum labor charge to diagnose the problem since there time is how they make a living. As with any shop they charge a diagnosis fee. You should contact customer service to set up...
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the air conditioner take about 10-15 min with or with out turning on the AC to blow cold air , if i turned it on it blow hot air
Possible causes of the inadequate cooling that you are describing include faulty condenser fans, a low state of refrigerant charge, the compressor clutch may not be cycling as required, the condenser might be blocked or dirty, and possible faults in...
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Hello Gregorz, I use a 2008 suzuki reno that has been giving me so much problems.
Hi Kofi: There are typically about six (6) individual rubber hoses that interconnect the cooling system in a car. The hoses are replaced if they show signs of rot, deterioration, or mechanical damage such as cuts or abrasion. Often, even...
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Hi Peter....I have just been quoted over $1000 to get the timing belt replaced on my 2004 Chrysler concorde. That seems excessivel
Hi there. We'd be happy to provide you with an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a timing belt replacement. Simply click this link to the service page and then select the...
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I have a 1997 Mazda Miata with an automatic transmission. I recently had new timing belt, pully and timing belt covers installed.
Hi there. One of the most common problems that occurs when major repairs is that often a minor component is disconnected and not properly installed. The symptoms you are describing are common with a vacuum leak. An engine requires a...
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during acceleration...the truck revs fine from idle to about 2000. Then is seems to pause or hesitate unless i stand on it
Hi there. In most cases, problems like you've described are caused by fuel system restrictions (typically due to fuel filter or air filter being clogged with debris). It can also be an air/fuel mixture problem or perhaps an issue with...
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My car won't stop unless I floor the brake pedal. Brake Check replaced the booster, and the brakes locked up. 5000 rpms just to go
Hi there. The best advice I can offer is to let a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a brake system inspection as soon as possible. There are too many possible issues to list, especially possible ABS control,...
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could i replace my 08 lancer gts engine with the 2009 models engine
Hi there. Unfortunately, the questions you are asking are not services or advice we offer. We stick to OEM service repairs and maintenance tips. You might want to consult with a Mitsubishi specialist to receive the advice you are seeking....
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Some "grunting" or "creaking" when I turn the wheel or go over potholes. Took it in and they found nothing.
The problem sounds like the sway bar link arms are binding when turned and in motion. It is these or the struts are binding.
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1999 Ford Ranger 2.5L. #3 and #4 cylinders are not firing, #2 sometimes doesn't fire.
You should first check the fuel pressure is within specification. Then check plugs are getting fire and then do a compression test on all 4 cylinders. If all this is normal then remove injectors to look for clogged injector inlet...
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My 2006 F150 FX4 5.4 with 112,500 miles seems to like to hang up at 2000rpm. it accelerates fine up until that point
Hi there. Generally speaking, when an engine is idling high as you've indicated, it's caused by either a faulty idle control valve, damaged throttle body or vacuum leak. It's always best to have a professional mechanic complete an engine idle...
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I HAVE A HIGH IDLE AT RUNNING TEMP; IF CAR IS PUT IN PARK THE IDLE CLIMBS AS HIGH AS 1700 RPMS
Hi there. Generally speaking, a high idling engine is caused by a failure of the idle control valve or a vacuum leak. It's also possible that the throttle body is damaged. You might want to have a professional mechanic come...
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Car running below operating temp/ check engine light
Hi there. The code you've listed is commonly associated with a temperature control system failure - not necessarily a problem with the radiator thermostat. There are a few easy things you can do to begin the diagnostic process. Check the...
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2006 Volvo S40 - Engine cut out twice last week - This week check engine light w/ P0420 code reading.
Hi there. When the oxygen sensors have readings that are similar to each other, it is an indication that the catalytic converter is not working as intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor decreases, and begins to fluctuate...
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How much do you charge to replace the air compresdor on vw jetta?
Hi there. If you are looking to have the AC compressor replaced for your Volkswagen Jetta, please click this link to access the service page. Once you are on the service page, click the blue Get a Quote button and...
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I have to move my fuse box other sometimes bump it to get my car to start its the one under my dash in my Nissan sentra1996
Hi there. If you have to move the fuse box in order for components to work, it's likely that the fuse box harness is damaged and needs to be replaced. You might want to read this article to learn more...
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Price for replacing tow front upper control arms and front lower ball joints on a Chrysler 08
Hi there. You can request an estimate for these services by clicking this link to the control arm assembly replacement page. Once you click the Get a Quote blue button, you'll enter your vehicle information and location, and also add...
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abs light on and i have no brakes 2008 dodge avenger 2.4l
Hi there. Quite often when the ABS light comes on, it's a problem with an ABS sensor or the control module. However, when the light is accompanied by brakes that don't work as they should, it's an indication of a...
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High pitch squeal/ loss of power, louder squeal w/o muffler. Not the cat
Hi there. We typically focus only on OEM applications and repair tips on this website. You might want to consult with a GM performance specialist or contact the cam manufacturer to ensure you followed the correct installation and break in...