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New engine at 88K for 3,500 including labor or remove the head and see if they can fix it?
Starting from the end, it it difficult to say how much a replacement engine would be. There are lots of variables . Who the supplier is, the type of warranty, region, etc. As far as should you replace the engine,...
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Heater doesn't get hot
If your heater is not producing the correct amount of heat or any heat at all, the first thing I would recommend checking would be the coolant level. The vehicles heater relies on the coolant getting hot to produce heat....
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Electrical problems
Hello. The voltage regulator is the component that adjusts and maintains the electrical system's output, making sure that there is enough power generated to meet the system's requirements. When it fails or has an issue it can cause symptoms similar...
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Honda dealership maintenance question: Recall on bushings: replace
It's not easy to say without knowing: Which bushings are being replaced and knowing exactly what they consider a "brake maintenance". The oil change, tire rotation, and alignment alone can take 2-3 hours easily if the alignment requires adjustment at...
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can i change the mirror on 2011 ford f 150 to a power and heated mirror
Unfortunately, I believe the wiring harness is different on the higher end trucks for the mirrors. It is because of this that I do not believe the power heated mirrors will be compatable. The only way to know for sure...
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Car remote fob
Hello. It would appear that the security system for this vehicle does not allow reprogramming for a new remote through any regular procedure. Some vehicles allow reprogramming of remotes and keys by pressing a series of buttons in the correct...
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electric ground locations
Hello. There should be three main electrical ground points for that engine. One from the battery to the frame or engine, one from the battery to the starter, and one from the firewall to the engine. Clearing the contact points...
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My battery light came on while drive and it became hard to steer. A liquid is leaking from my truck and my gauge says hot
You most likely broke a serpentine belt. If you open hood and look at belts to see if it is missing or broken. If it is then do not try and drive it since it will overheat and cause engine...
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Will a 2016 lancer auto lock the doors with the key still in the ignition?
Hi there. A new Lancer should not be locking the driver door with the key in the ignition, however that is only when the key is in the ON or ACCESSORY position. When you have the key out of the...
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Engine will not turn over with FOB, electrical is working, but no dinging and starter doesn't click.
Hi there. Possibly when the switch was installed in line with the fan, the circuit now has too much resistance and the computer has cut out the ignition circuit to keep the engine from starting to prevent it from overheating...
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Location of evap control solenoid
According to the manual it states the location of the purge control valve is connected between the intake manifold and the vapor line to the carbon canister under left side of vehicle behind drivers door. Follow the vapor pipe from...
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How do I know if it is the Water Pump or thermostat that needs replacing?
In your question, you have not stated the "fault" you are experiencing, consequently I will assume it is overheating. If not, please write back in with clarification so that we can best assist you. There are a myriad of causes...
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The front left tire tilted inward after I replaced the Sway Bar
As is the case with most vehicles, the preferred camber setting on the front wheels of the 2007 Prius is slightly negative, that is the top of the tire is tilted inward as you are observing and describing. However, the...
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I just had the clutch replaced on the car as well as some other work while driving back from the mechanic coolant was leaking
Your best bet is to promptly return to the shop while the repair is fresh in their minds and they will resolve it. If, though, you desire a second opinion, simply request a cooling system leak diagnostic through YourMechanic. To...
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Car battery issue
It is possible the systems that charge the battery and the battery itself may be damaged from the shorting of the wires. I would recommend charging the battery and the recheck the battery holds a load or needs replaced. Then...
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Safe to drive with one theromstat bolt
It would not be a good idea to try and drive it with only one bolt holding the thermostat housing cover on. You should should drill the bolt out and re-tap the hole for a new bolt. If you do...
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So my bfs tranny busted , what would i have to do to fix it up ? We have another transmission at home
Replacing a transmission should not be done by a novice person and only be done with complete instructions and proper tools. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and direct you in person or replace the...
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Car starts good then shuts off
An engine stalling diagnostic, which you can schedule through YourMechanic, would pinpoint the cause of the stalling. Among the possibilities are a plugged fuel filter, fuel pump malfunction or blocked pump strainer, significant vacuum leak including stuck open EGR valve,...
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Second Opinion
You should get a complete cost break down in writing. The price may not be just for the water pump and have additional repairs like thermostat and hoses or flushing of the system. make sure you get all work in...
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My car hesitates and I have to press on gas hard for it to kind of smooth on out.
Typically, what you are describing is due to an engine management fault(s) and such faults occur in ignition system components, the fuel system, and/or the air induction system. A possible first approach is to just simply make sure that the...
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Starting problem
To determine whether you need a new starter, the Mechanic would use a voltmeter to measure the voltage supplied to the starter solenoid with the ignition key in the "start" position, as well as measure the voltage drop on the...
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I don't have a fuel cap, its say check fuel fill inlet
The problem is in the fuel filler neck not sealing and should be tested using smoke test. You should have the neck replaced and the system checked again for leaks using smoke through the test port in the engine compartment....
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car running very rough, making oil 1990 Nissan/Datsun 300ZX
Hello - I suspect your cold start system has gone "full on" or you have leaking injectors. Without question your fuel system is pumping way too much fuel into the intake, leaking past the piston rings, and entering the crankcase....
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Do I have to remove the upper intake manifold to replace my fuel pressure regulator ?
The fuel pressure regulator on a sequential fuel injection system is inside the intake manifold on this engine and the upper intake needs to be removed for access. Make sure to replace all gaskets and seals when manifold is removed....
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Does the rear wheel bearing replacement needs pressing or not? 2004 Acura RL
Hello - if you replace the wheel bearing/hub assembly, no, it does not require pressing. This is the recommended replacement approach. Pressing the bearing off/onto the hub requires specialized equipment, with high risk for damage. I would recommend a wheel...