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Car vibrates on release of clutch
You are probably experiencing what we call "clutch chatter" It commonly occurs because of oil on the clutch lining. But it can also be simply a result of wear and tear forming hot spots on the pressure plate and flywheel....
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Starter being replaced was advised hoses are bad and intake manifold is bad
That sounds like a lot of trouble for a car with 68 thousand miles. But nothing you mentioned is unusual for your car and the years take as much of a toll as the miles. The Intake manifold has to...
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My engine is misfiring.
Hi there. Check the injectors on the throttle body and see if they have a metered spray. If the injectors are spraying correctly, then there is a vacuum leak on the engine and is only effective when under a load...
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My left and right window is not aligned up. They are one inch over.
Hi there. On the track to the windows, there are two plastic bearings (like a roller wheel) that rotates on the rail as the window is moving up and down. They are on both sides of the window track. Sounds...
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How do I remove a control arm?
Hi there. You will need the following tools be for you start: Jack stands Wheel chocks Socket set (metric) Wrench set (metric) Hammer (may need it) Needle nose pliers Tire iron Place the vehicle on jack stands and...
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What is the cost to replace the car mirrors?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace both the driver and passenger door mirrors on a Saturn.
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Rattling by the front passenger side to the muffler area.
Hi there. Check the exhaust system for any heat shields that are loose. If the heat shields are loose, you can try to tighten them up. Some heat shields are welded in place. If there is no loose heat shields,...
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Speedometer stopped working and gauge lights stopped working after installing a subwoofer and a stereo.
Hi there. Check to see where the ground and positive wires to the subwoofer are attached to. Also check the remote wire, power wire, and the ground wire from the radio to where they are attached to. It is possible...
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Sputtering, loss of power, and check engine light came on.
Hi there. Check to see what type of fuel you got for your vehicle. The LS 460 is required to have a minimum of 91 octane. If the octane was less than 91 or really high of 95 to 99,...
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I put a fuel pump in and a fuel pump relay. The relay works but there is no power to the fuel pump.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the wiring to the fuel pump between the fuel pump relay and the fuel pump. Remove the wiring to the fuel pump and check the resistance from the wiring from the relay...
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I have an 02 Dodge Durango and the ctm just went bad. I got a new one and it was from USA. I live in Canada and need running lights working.
Hi there. For the daytime running lights to work properly, after installing the new CTM, you can try to remove the battery cables for about 10 minutes to reset the CTM. If you have already tried to reset the CTM...
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How many and what size jack stand
Hi there. This would depend on what type of jack stands are on the rear of the trailer. If you have two jack stands of 18k pound rating on the rear, then you can put two 18k pound rating jack...
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Car won't stay on for less than 5 seconds and makes a knocking sound.
Hi there. The symptoms that you have presented sounds as if the fuel pump has stopped working. When the fuel pump stops working, the engine will start up and run rough and stall out. While the engine is running, due...
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I took my car in for a full service today. They did the service and my car suddenly cannot be driven. What could the issue be?
Hi there. If the code came on for the camshaft position sensor, then the computer has seen that the sensor is not working properly. If the vehicle was working before and now has the code for the camshaft position sensor,...
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My advanced track warning light came on after I hit a curb the other day. Now my car pushes to the left and there's a loud noise.
Hi there. The car bent the suspension and the advanced track sensor sees that the angle of the wheel is not straight. Check the suspension and see if anything is bent or broken. A bent suspension component will make the...
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Temp Fluctuating, rough idle, and RPM's fluctuating.
Hi there. Check the coolant and make sure that it's full. The engine mounts are most likely worn causing the engine to shake the vehicle when stopped. If your engine is not overheating, then there is no danger with the...
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Replaced my battery and replaced ends to the battery cables - does not want to start until I turn it over a few times - I think it my main cable.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the positive (+) battery cable to a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, along with the customer wanting to know where to go to install new seat belts.
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Ck engine soon light is on
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be investigated and repaired. However, the seriousness of the malfunction is hard to judge unless and until a Code Scanner is used by the Mechanic to download...
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I turn the key and nothing happens
Be sure any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. The battery should be load tested by a professional. Load testing can only be reliably performed on a fully charged battery. If the...
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Can I stop rusting without sanding down and painting my car?
Rust on vehicle sheet metal, and the frame, is extremely difficult to stop once it gets a toehold. To "stop" rust already present on steel, every last minute trace of rust must be removed and then the metal has to...
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engine wont crank over after car died while driving. tested starter,battery,cables,and fuses all good can any1 help?1998 lexus
You have an involved circumstance, with lots of possibilities, and so the most efficient thing to do, by far, will be to request a no start diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get the cause identified and then let...
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My throttle position sensor can not be fixed
Hi there. This article on the P0122 OBD-II error code is a very good one for you to read. It outlines what causes this code, common mistakes made (which it appears your mechanic falls into a few of these), and...
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oil leak
Hi there. First off, I'd recommend not driving the vehicle further before it's inspected and repaired. It's likely that you've damaged your oil pan or a primary oil supply line. The knocking is caused by low oil, essentially metal to...
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Won't turn over every turn of the key
If the ignition switch itself is defective that could implicate Code P0310, as suggested by the below list of causes (which list includes the ignition circuit) of that code setting. You seem to be describing a circumstance where electrical contact...
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I wanna buy this bmw 325i but the airbag and seat belt lights are on on the dash. Do you think i should get?? Its accident free
Hi there. You might find it very helpful and cost effective to have one of our mobile mechanics complete a pre car purchase inspection; so they can inspect the vehicle and determine the condition of the vehicle and whether it's...