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No hot air inside the cabinet ? Unbalanced air temperature comes from outlets 2010 Toyota Prius
Hi - your symptoms suggest the air blend doors in the heater air control box are not selecting the right proportion of heated air. This may possibly be aggravated by an engine that is not completely up to running temperature...
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After car is warmed up cuts off at red lights and stops signs no errors codes come up did a turn up it didn't help gas mileage Nissan
Hello - first task is to check for problem codes, even though the Check Engine light is not lit. Check next for spark immediately the next time it shuts off - it's possible an ignition module or crankshaft position sensor...
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Lost power while driving. Wont crank. Check engine light is on.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several systems that may be malfunctioning. You should narrow in on the charging system first. Have your battery and your alternator checked. This can be done at home or at your local...
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Car will not move when in gear but will shift in gear and turn the tires when jacked off the ground. 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hi - I am afraid you have a broken gear or shaft in the drivetrain - specifically in the transmission assembly. The jerky motion, but without real rotation of the wheels, indicates something in either the transmission (gear set, shaft)...
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Engine clicking and shaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to the timing being relatable to the oil change, you will want to start by double checking the repair. Make sure your oil filter was installed correctly and is allowing the oil to...
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how to fix no keys issue if i dont have the car's keys
The 2010 Maxima uses the 'Nissan Intelligent Key" system. The only way to start the car is to have the key fob in the vehicle while using the start button. There is no way to defeat this requirement as this...
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Hi my car wont start I read it could be the starter or a wiring loose or could be the battery
Without further starter circuit tests to see if the complete circuit is operational and the theft system is not activated. The theft system will not let the starter relay operate if the key is not disabling the PATS system. Have...
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Won't start
There are a number of things that can cause your vehicle not to start including but not limited to the battery, starter, or fuel pump. I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a quaified professional to determine the exact...
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replaced fuel fulter on a 2001 jeep grand Cherokee laredo 6 cylinder engine
If the original diagnostic trouble code implicated a "fuel supply" issue (such as a clogged fuel filter) you may additionally have a problem with the fuel pump. The direction that a diagnostic would take will just depend on the specific...
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There is a loud squeal coming from the front of my car when it is in motion.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is going to need a full inspection of the suspension and wheel components. Part of which will need to be done with the vehicle raised up off the ground. The goal is...
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Can/should passenger side airbags ever deploy without having driver airbags deploy?
I believe that if the passenger air bag deploys the driver side air bag should also deploy. If the air bag that deployed was a passenger 'side' air bag (meaning an airbag located in the seat as opposed to the...
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Are there lines that run from the spark plugs with o rings in them to keep oil out ?
There are no 'lines' that connect the spark plugs to any source of oil. However, there are o-rings placed inside the valve cover along with the valve cover gaskets that are intended to prevent oil from reaching the spark plugs....
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check light engine is on, VSA light is on
The VSA system is partially controlled by the engine. If the engine is having troubles, the VSA system will be disabled automatically. That is the reason for this particular light. As for the check engine light, I would recommend having...
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my clutch went all the way to the ground and would not come back off the floor, when I took it in do have the work bone they told
It sounds like the technician that performed the transmission work on your vehicle may have made a mistake somewhere along the line. I would recommend taking your vehicle back to the place that last serviced it and explain that your...
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Clicking sound from driver side dashboard
I would recommend having an electical components are not working inspection to determine the cause of this issue as inspecting the vehicle is the best way to determine what is wrong. Consider YourMechanic for this inspection as it can be...
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My engine light is flashing please help me I had an engine swap done recently
There may be a problem in the engine wiring harness or the powertrain control unit. Sometimes we get lucky when we replace the part that the code says is the issue. But that can also indicate that the problem is...
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Loud knocking/tapping from driver side of engine.
It would be difficult to determine the exact cause of this issue without physically inspecting the vehicle. However, I can recommend that if it is possible for you, I would replace the engine with another new or rebuilt engine and...
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2013 Honda Pilot - USB connection say "Connection Error" I tried several different USB sizes and types. Please Help
From what I can find, you can only use a flash drive with the FAT 32 format. I haven't been able to find any information as to whether Honda has offered a firmware or software update to allow more of...
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my alarm went off when I opened door w/ key. Now it won't start. What can I do? Is there a time period it will start up again?
If you have a key fob, I would recommend locking and unlocking the doors with that to see if this resolves the issue. If you do not have a key fob, you can try to lock and unlock the doors...
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Half of my sparks aren't working.
Hi there. If the engine is running rough and it is not firing on the three cylinders, then either the spark plug wire has too much resistance or the spark plug is fouled out. Put a spark plug tester on...
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My engine won't crank.
Hi there. It sounds like the head gasket is burned between the combustion chamber and a water jacket. It may be a small leak to not get any in the oil. To check this condition, get a block test with...
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EPS light turns on then off & it is hesitating like if car won't turn on.
If the vehicle is not starting easily, it can be caused by a number of issues or components. Any of a dozen sensors like the coolant temperature, throttle position, or crankshaft sensors can be the cause. Low fuel pressure due...
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Is a clunking noise at 20 mph a sign that a mount is broken?
Hello. Thank you for writing it. A clunking noise can absolutely be a transmission mount that has failed. Typically you can examine these visually to see what kind of damage has occurred. You will want to look for cracks, bends,...
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I lost reverse. What could that be?
Hi there. The noise of grinding sounds like a gear that is broken or damaged like a pinion gear in the differential or a drive gear in the transmission. Get a stethoscope for an automotive vehicle and put the probe...
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Air is stuck In the defrost position
It is unfortunate that this has happened on such a new car. On the outside chance, it may just be a stuck button. If dirt or sticky liquids like soda or coffee ever got behind it, that could be making...