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No power steering with full fluid
Hi there: Most power steering pumps have a "shelf life" of about 10 to 15 years. If yours has not been replaced, then it's more than likely that this is the reason why your power steering is not functioning correctly....
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I have a friend who recently bottomed out on a small rock in their friends driveway and the shop now tells him the transmission is bad Chevy Cobalt
Hi - yes, it is certainly possible to ruin a transmission by running over a rock or other "unmoving object". If the fluid leaked out, the transmission could be damaged in minutes. If the transmission case itself struck the rock...
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My key is stuck in ignition
Hi there: Before you begin to worry that something may be faulty or broken, here are some simple checks you can perform: Check the key position: On the ignition switch, check to make sure that they key is in the...
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I just bought my previous 17 hours ago and now suddenly it just will not crank do you think there maybe a GPS tracking device on i
It's highly unlikely that there is a GPS tracker installed on your vehicle, preventing it from starting. A no crank condition indicates a problem with the starting system. Unlike a traditional vehicle that uses a starter motor to crank the...
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my 2003 saturn ion won't start. it cranks but won't start.
Hi there: If you checked the oil and determined that there was no oil in the car, it's quite possible that some internal engine components have seized up; which means there might be serious engine damage internally. Before you attempt...
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wont start
Hi there: It's very common after a starter is replaced for an electrical issue to occur due to a faulty electrical connection being sent to the starter relay. This can be caused by a poorly connected ground to the starter,...
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whats the difference between an upstream front and a upstream rear?
Hi there - your understanding and terminology oxygen sensors - "upstream" and "downstream" are correct - upstream is between the engine and (before) the catalytic converter. Downstream is after the catalytic converter. I would be suspicious enough of a parts...
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U-joint slips out of rear end 1995 chevy C1500
Hello - either an wrong u-joint was installed, and was installed incorrectly - not engaging the tabs which should hold it in place. Also possible, the nuts on the "u-bolts" that hold the u-joint into the driveshaft and differential yoke...
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No heat
Hi there: In most cases, when the heater is not working, it's accompanied by overheating issues on the vehicle. However, if you're engine is not overheating, but you just replaced the heater core, it's possible that you might have blown...
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Hot air only blows out on passenger side and cold air on driver side. What can it be?
The problem may lie behind or under the dash. Causes can range from the heater control cable or motors, not properly moving blend doors, or even a broken or detached blend door. The blend doors vary their position depending on...
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My AC stop blowing cold air
Hi there: In most cases, the hissing sound and restriction of cold air being circulated through the cabin is due to a faulty AC compressor or a refrigerant leak of some sort. Before you attempt to add refrigerant to your...
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Circulation
Hi there: If you're having issues with the coolant not circulating correctly and overheating, then it's most likely caused by either an obstruction in the coolant system or a water pump that is damaged. You might want to have a...
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I pulled over and under the hood a lot of white smoke coming from under the hood. Got it towed and saw the oil dipstick was dry
It would be fairly easy for me to say you do need engine repair or replacement simply by your description and 30+ years of experience. However, you can try refilling the oil to correct level to see if it does...
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A/C won't turn off. 2006 Ford F150
Hello - there are 2 possibilities here: (1) an electrical switch - HVAC control in the dash or the low pressure switch in the refrigerant line) is keeping voltage on the compressor clutch, keeping it engaged, or (2) the compressor...
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93 Jeep Wrangler with almost completely crushed exhaust. Will any further damage be caused if it is driven in this condition?
Hi there: Unfortunately, we'd have to look at the vehicle onsite to give you an honest answer. However, one thing to consider is that anytime there is a restriction in the efficient flow of exhaust, it can cause serious damage...
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I am looking for a sunroof
Hi there: Unfortunately, the replacement sunroof business for vehicle's 20 years old is not as open as most auto part replacement items. Your best bet is to search locally on Ebay.com if you're in the United States, or through local...
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My 1999 Toyota Camry keeps misfiring
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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My 2008 Mercedes-Benz heater blows warm then cool air
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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My 2001 Honda Accord keeps overheating
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Windshield Wiper Keep Stopping
The wiring in the wiper circuit should be inspected. If the wiring has a short somewhere, or even the relay or wiper switch, are allowing the wiper motor to draw too much voltage, the life span of the wiper motor...
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Coolant warning
All things considered - coolant level is now correct, no over heating, no coolant leaks, etc, the coolant level sensor itself may be stuck or shorted. The level sensor is located in the bottom of the coolant reservoir. You can...
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Battery dies while driving.
The battery is going dead most likely due to the charging system is malfunctioning. You will need a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and test to see if the alternator needs replaced. The turn signals may flash too fast...
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No start problem on my 99 Dodge Ram diesel
Diesel engines rely heavily on glow plugs in cold weather. Diesel fuel tends to thicken in cold weather, so the glow plugs heat the combustion chambers as well as the fuel as it enters the combustion chambers. The Cummins engine...
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My car shakes and shakes even more when i turn on my AC
Shaking with the a/c on can be caused by a number of reasons. The a/c compressor puts a lot of strain on the engine because the compressor is similar to being a small engine itself. When the a/c is switched...
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Brakes lose pressure sometimes
Your brake issues can be singular or possible twofold. When the brake pedal goes too low, or to the floor, but firms up if pumped, that indicates that the primary seal in the master cylinder has failed. Pumping the brakes...