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How do i test the speed sensor for my car?
Hi there. I wouldn't doubt that the issues you are having are electrical. However, there isn't a general "test" for voltage on a dash cluster that is completed. Typically a professional mechanic would download stored error codes to determine if...
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My oil gage is reading 0 and i have alot of oil in it now my dad said its over filled
Hi there. Usually when the oil pressure gauge reads zero, it's not because you have too much oil in the engine. However, it is possible that overfilling has caused damage to the oil pressure sensor or oil pump or even...
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When bleeding coolant system do I re tighten the bleeder valve bolt tight?
Hi there. Yes, to correctly bleed the cooling system on the Dodge Dakota or any newer (post 1990) vehicle, you want to close the bleed valve tight before beginning the process. This video is a good one to follow on...
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Low compression cylinder 2 and 4
If the compression is below the minimum specified in the service manual, the mechanical (or head gasket) issue causing that will have to be resolved. Either the cylinders (2 and 4) are leaking through the head gasket, the valves or...
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Could I Be Having This Problem Because Of And Oil Change
Hi there. Typically an oil change would not impact the coolant levels or inconsistent operation of the thermostat. It is quite possible that the radiator temperature sensor or the electrical connection to the sensor might be loose or damaged. It's...
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Car is smoking under the hood.
Hi there. The best way to know for sure where the leak is coming from and what is causing the smoke under the hood is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete a smoke from...
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Hi, my 2010 Peugeot Boxer PV has started with the "jumping out of 5th gear" problem. It has a 6-speed box. The gear only jumps on
Hi there. We do not see many Peugeot Boxer's here in the United States as it's typically a UK vehicle. In general, when an automatic transmission slips, it's due to inner seal problems or hydraulic line pressure issues - due...
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Ac blowing got, brand new 2017 Chevrolet traxx
If your vehicle is covered by a manufacturer warranty, you should avail yourself of that in order to save money. Alternatively, if more convenient, you can request an air conditioning system inspection. The responding certified mechanic will come to your...
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Truck smokes after turned off even though its not hot
Hello. Typically when you have smoke coming from the vents it's due to an oil leak under the hood, excessive condensation from AC (usually in high humidity areas) or an electrical problem. I would recommend having a professional mechanic come...
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Sunroof won't close and it's not even making a noise when I press the buttons. Nothing is working what should I do?
It's possible there is an electrical problem with the switch, the motor, or the circuit wiring. However, the track and the guides would have to be inspected as well to exclude the possibility of a misalignment which could have overloaded...
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I currently own a 2017 Lexus Is 200t with 150 miles on it. A hear a slight click sound when car shifts from 1st to 2nd. What cou
If the sound occurs at the shift point, it is likely a transmission component or a drive train component such as an axle joint. Inasmuch as the car is new, to figure out if the sound is potentially "normal", you...
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I want to install remote engine starter in my 2015 honda accord, What are the best options
Hi there. We typically stick to answering OEM service, repair and maintenance questions here on YourMechanic.com. Your best bet for this, since it's an aftermarket upgrade, is to seek out suggestions from a Honda performance expert or online forum with...
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Ive pumped my brakes and I have brakes. If i dont pump them I dont have brakes. I have bled them ten times.
Hi there. It's possible that you have a damaged brake master cylinder, brake booster or perhaps it's an issue with the calipers themselves. I would recommend having a professional mechanic come to your location to complete a brake system inspection,...
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How much does it cost to reset throtlebody sensor on computer
Hi there. This generally needs to be completed by a professional mechanic that can complete a reset and clear the existing codes with a digital scanner. You can request an estimate to have one of our mechanics come to your...
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I have a 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 5.3 vortec, engine is running hot very quickly and heater is not blowing hot.
Hi there. Generally speaking, when the heater is blowing cool air and the engine overheats, it's caused by the same thing - a clogged or damaged heater core. The coolant from the motor once hot circulates through the heater core...
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Front wheel rumbling/rattling noise at consistent speed
Hi there. In all honestly, the symptoms you are describing can be multiple sources, from wheel bearings (as the initial mechanic thought) to warped brake rotor, excessive wear on CV joints, or transmission components. It's also possible that a drive...
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I have a 2006 Pontiac grand prix. The engine shut down on me, but everything still works inside the car. This is the second time
Depending on what fuse you are referring to, this may impact whether or not the car will start. There are a number of relays that will affect the ability of the car to start such as a starter relay, a...
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Poor fuel mileage
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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78 corvette been sitting for two years wont shift out of first what should i do
It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside and uses...
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I hit a curb and I have an oil leak, if I ignore it for a two days and drive around, would that be disastrous?
Depending on how bad the oil leak is, driving it any further may cause some serious engine damage. If the flow of the leak is constant, I would not recommend driving it to work as it may be possible for...
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Car won't start although it turns over. Actually the starter keeps going until I manually turn the key back off. Also a click wh
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...
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Voltage
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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Can I put a intercooler on a radiator with fans?
Hi there. We typically stick to OEM repairs and service recommendations. So, it's probably better for you to contact a Subaru performance specialist or aftermarket intercooler manufacturer to seek their advice. Thanks.
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The ABS & Brake light come on randomly. It is not because of low brake fluid or a bad sensor.
Hello. Typically diagnosing a random problem like this where the warning lights come on and off can confuse a lot of mechanics who firmly believe that a component or part must be damaged to cause a light. However, in most...
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What happens when the air condition stops and the check engine light comes on
Hello. There are multiple possible sources of this problem, ranging from a pulley or belt that has been damaged, to a sensor failure or electrical malfunction. The check engine light will be triggered by a trouble code that will probably...