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Rear anti lock
An inspection could determine if the the anti-lock warning light and the grinding noise stem from the same cause(s). The grinding noise is likely to due to a brake pad/rotor/caliper issue but if there is debris in or around the...
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What could be causing the shaky steering in my Pontiac G6?
By silver spikes, I assume you mean wear bars. A new tire shouldn't be showing the wear bars, so if you see a silver spike protruding from your new tire, it's probably a nail or some other foreign object. A...
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Body shop replaced the radiator hose but not the clearly bent clamps. Is this standard or subpar?
Hello. Yes, if there were bent clamps then that should have been repaired also. If they did not and that caused damage to the engine then they will be responsible for it. I would get the insurance company involved over...
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My 2013 Mercedes benz c250 ac won't work, it blows hot air and the ac button light flashes red three times and then turns of
Hello. On this vehicle for it to be acting up like this it typically means that there is a programming issue with the HVAC unit. It is also possible that the system has a small leak if it has been...
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Why is my 2004 Honda Civic sputtering and dying after the oil was changed
Hello. This can be caused by a lot of different things. It can be from the oil issue. That could have resulted in an internal engine failure or an issue with the variable valve timing system. This system uses oil...
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My car stalls when driving battery light comes on before it stalls and then has a hard time starting ...seems like it has no power
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be an issue with the alternator or the battery. The first thing you can do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. The check engine light is on because a code has...
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My altema 2005 something shakes badly when I start the engine and the check engine light goes on and off few times then dissappear
Hi there. Typically when an engine shakes really bad, it's caused by a vacuum leak, a disconnected or malfunctioning fuel system component or an ignition system component failure. It is also possible that motor mounts are loose and may need...
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2004 5.3 Tahoe oil pressure drops when stopped, rises when accelerating, sounded like an exhaust leak to, blow whit smoke on crank
Hello, thank you for writing in. The smoke on start up is usually due to the valve stem guides and or seals. They may need to be replaced. As far as the oil pressure is concerned, you need to check...
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I have a 2002 Dodge Durango that keeps stalling while running. The car gives no warning sign and dies with no apparent patter
Hi there. Generally speaking, when a car will start but stalls randomly it will be due to either an electrical short in the ignition system or a fuel restriction problem, misfiring fuel injectors or other faulty components. Since there are...
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car will not start just get a click each time i try the key
Hi there. Typically when you hear a clicking sound when you turn the ignition key it’s due to faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter....
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Why is my 1998 Lincoln Town car losing sleep. It be driving good and all of a sudden it will start losing speed and while pressing
Hi there. In general, there are a few common reasons why a car will gradually lose speed as you're driving normally. First and most common is due to transmission problems, caused in mot cases by worn out inner seals, an...
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Overheating but doesn't go past 250 degrees
It is not uncommon for some vehicles to go into a reduced power mode as a result of the engine overheating. The car's computer does this in an effort to avoid further engine damage and to keep the driver safe....
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Can a fuel cap cause my Chevy Tahoe to reduce engine power
Hi There, The check engine light indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle and will usually come on in conjunction with the vehicle going into the reduced power mode. This happens when...
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Car stops when put in drive or reverse
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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I have an AWD 2008 Lincoln MKX and the power train/malfunction light comes on
Hi There, The check engine light indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle and will usually come on in conjunction with the vehicle going into the reduced power mode. This happens when...
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Truck moves 15 feet then rear brakes lock up
A few different things may cause the brakes to stick or lock up. The master cylinder may be causing this if it has not been properly bled. If you loosen the lines to the master cylinder and they free up,...
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My check engine lights come on
Hi There, 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...
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My 2002 BMW is making a loud high-pitched sound
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the sound comes when the vehicle is moving or not will determine what may be causing this. The following are some possibilities of what could be causing this: -It could be that...
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Kick back shift linkage
Hi there. I'm not quite sure how we can help you here, besides recommending to purchase a service and repair manual for your Dodge and follow the manufacturers instructions for replacing the transmission and supporting components.
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My 1988 Chevy G 20 van with a 350 small block overheated the other day I replace the distributor rotor spark plugs PCV valve thr
It sounds like you may have a the beginning of a blown cylinder head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a misfire and potentially...
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Bad fuel pump
It sounds like you may have a damaged AC compressor or compressor clutch. As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is...
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My service engine soon light is on what does it mean
Hi There, 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...
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Truck shifts from 2nd gear then neutral.
This may indicate a failing speed sensor. The transmission speed sensor is a magnetic sensor that provides information related to the speed of the input and output shafts in the transmission, allowing the transmission to shift smoothly. The sensor counts...
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1995 honda civic dx when starting in first the car jerks back and forth and sounds like its reving high then low then goes fine
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Dash does not work
This may be related to a short, a faulty gauge cluster 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,...