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breaks
The proportioning valve could be clogged or stuck. If pressure is low, or out of spec, on a brake line you can use external pressure gauges to identify the blocked line. Just start at the master cylinder, confirming pressure there,...
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Smell of burning rubber 2013 Kia Rio
Hi there - the burned rubber smell you are experiencing could be a misaligned accessory (serpentine belt), a slipping belt, or a rubber hose that is touching something really hot under the hood. I would recommend an engine smell by...
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Oil Leak
Because of the high temperature of the engine, it is common for the valve cover gasket to get brittle and break. If the gasket is worn out, it will leak engine oil and the top of the engine will be...
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I accidently over filled my oil 1qt will I be alright
If you overfilled the oil the crankshaft could contact the oil in the pan and cause the oil to foam up and cause engine to suck in the aerated oil into the oil pump and this could cause bearings to...
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Need to know what parts to get for it.
Hi there. Since high performance upgrades are not services our mobile mechanics offer, we're not able to provide you with the list you're looking for. I would highly recommend contacting a local Honda performance shop or search for Honda performance...
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my key stuck in the ignition. What should I do?
Hi there. It's very likely that the key is stuck possibly because the ignition is binding or the shift interlock has a problem. The vehicle will need diagnosed for ignition switch, linkage or the shift interlock problem. I recommend you...
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Hilux wont run properly.1995 Toyota Hilux
Hi there, congratulation on your high-miler! The first task is to review the problem codes stored in the on-board diagnostics. Although not OBD II, they should still be helpful in guiding your diagnosis. I would suspect fuel supply problems given...
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Siri where is my water pump going out
Engine overheating can be caused by low coolant level, trapped air in the coolant system, inadequate drive belt tension on the water pump, a broken water pump impeller, a faulty radiator cap, a partially plugged radiator, collapsed radiator hoses, a...
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how long does it take to fix the center bearing driveshaft when in the shop
Hi there. That's very difficult to answer due to the multiple variables involved in removing and replacing hard to access components such as the center driveshaft on a front wheel drive vehicle like your Edge. However, in general, this type...
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Diagnostic test
The diagnostic connector is located on the left lower side of the dash behind a small cover that can be opened and hinges down. Pull down cover to open.
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Reduce engine power / check engine light is on
Hi there. Most of the time, reduced engine power is caused by a restriction of fuel, or the throttle body's inability to efficiently mix air and fuel. This could be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor, EGR valve...
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Engine mount replace 2012 Audi A7
Hi there - in this case, you have nailed it - it's the passenger side engine mount. The engine mounts on this engine (L & R) are hydraulic, and leak fluid when they rupture. It is possible that both of...
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Dodge Ram 1500 won't go over 20 miles it's a 2007
Hi Lisa. Without knowing specifics about what may have occurred prior to your truck only going 20 mph, it's hard to give you accurate advice. It's possible that your truck may have a transmission issue, which typically triggers a limp...
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Broken down , ford have checked the car and advised new head gasket , 2 new pistons and new engine because something has leaked
Hi...you should obtain a second opinion. In particular, based on you account, please note that if a shop sells you a "new engine" that engine would already include "pistons" and the head gasket would already be installed if what they...
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How to fix evaporator case? 2000 GMC 2500
Hello - short is "no" - this is a hard one. This repair involve disassembly of the dash and associated components, removal and repair/replacement of the evaporator case, and re-assembly of the dash. There are step-by-step instructions on some of...
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INSTALLED NEW ENGINE WHEN BOLTED TO TRANNY I CANT TURN ENGINE BY HAND
Hello - your order of assembly suggests you bolted up the torque converter to the flexplate before the engine was completely snugged up to, and bolted to, the transmission bellhousing. I suspect this has caused the converter to come out...
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Windows just stopped working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to consider is the way the vehicle is wired. Often the power for the windows is routed through the driver's switch, and then sent to the other doors. Meaning that if...
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Radio cuts out then comes back on when shifting gears
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is apparent there is an electrical issue, you will want to consider that there may be a component which is failing, or there may be a tangled or damaged wire. When the...
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Where do I find the map sensor on my 2006 Cadillac SRX.
Hello, thank you for writing in. On your particular vehicle, the MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor is located on the firewall. This is why they refer to it as a "firewall mounted MAP sensor". The firewall is the wall between...
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How much to repair scratch on fender?
Hi there. Unfortunately, YourMechanic.com mobile mechanics do not offer paint / dent repair on vehicle's we service. You would be best served to contact a local paint and auto body shop to receive a bid. Most of the time small...
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Turn signal blowing fuse
Hello, thank you for writing in. When a fuse continues to blow, there is an extra power source coming from somewhere. Typically this means there is a short somewhere in the system. Tracing out this short can be difficult. If...
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Won't go over 35
The throttle is electronically controlled by the computer and can be limited when the computer is sensing a major failure in the powertrain of the vehicle. You must have noticed your check engine light is on and need to have...
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My fuel pump is internal. Must it be replaced in a shop. Cost estimate?
Hi there. Although your fuel pump might be in the fuel tank, this does not mean it must be completed in a shop with a lift. A mobile mechanic can complete this service, as long as they have the right...
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Heat not working in 2005 chrysler pacifica.
Hi there. It's possible that a failure in the thermostat (on the radiator) could cause a heater malfunction; but it would also impact the vehicle's overall cooling system and overheat your vehicle. It's more than likely that you're having an...
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why is there no power from my fuse for my reverse lights on my 2013 Toyota Tacoma? When i checked the other fuses they all are wo
Hello, thank you for writing in. The brake light switch is an electrical switch which triggered by the depression of the brake pedal. This is what connects the ground supply for the brake light circuit and allows the light to...