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Timing Chain Cover Leaking
You're correct, it really does depend on the severity of the leak. However, if you keep an eye on your engine oil level, you can continue driving your car with a leaking timing cover. When you do decide to have...
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Factory key replacment
If you do not have any key then you will need to have an automotive locksmith come and try and make a key and program it. Or you will need to tow vehicle to a dealer so they can get...
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Should the fuel shutoff switch move when pressed?
The fuel shut off is an inertia type switch that will pop up the trip button and disconnect power to the fuel pump. It is normally pushed down and will not move when in the operating position. The button will...
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BMW 2010 x3 fuel filter
Poor mileage has many very common causes other than dirty fuel injectors. However, if a diagnostic (that is, actual tests) suggests that fuel injectors are dirty the only way they can be cleaned is by removing them from the engine...
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A/c controls go in and out and now when i turn the car off and take the keys out, the lights are still on. Honda accord 2000.
Hi there: Most of the time, this issue is caused by an electrical relay that has been damaged. It's possible that during your radio swap, this may have caused an electrical issue with your AC system. However, it's also possible...
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ticking noise from engine. lfters?
Hi there: It's traditional that loose or damaged cylinder head hardware like lifters can cause the ticking noise during idle. However, with less than 40,000 miles on your BMW, i'd doubt this is what is causing the issue. It's possible...
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AC turned off due to high engine
It is a normal function of most automobiles to have the air conditioning shut off temporarily during high engine rpms. This is because the air conditioning system has a compressor that is ran off of the engine belt. This takes...
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My toyota camry sounds wont fire but its turning
Hi there: If your Toyota Camry will crank over when you turn the ignition, then the problem of not starting is going to be related to an ignition system component or a fuel system related component. In most cases, the...
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Left turn signal malfunction.
Check the bulb contacts, front and rear, and just make sure there is no obvious corrosion. Check the headlight harness connection to the headlight bulbs as well. From what you are describing, there is some sort of short or voltage...
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Overheating problem
If you have had your vehicle repaired recently by a mechanic shop and have had problems afterwards that are related to the previous repair, it is very likely that the future repair should be covered under warranty by the facility...
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The back right whell got pushed in to the car how much would it cost to fix on a Lexus gx470 2008
Hi there: Unfortunately, providing a price quote would not be accurate without physically inspecting your vehicle first. If you were in an accident, it might be best to have an insurance claims adjuster look into this first. However, if you're...
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trunk stays locked when opening up doors and trunk 1989 Mercedes 260E
Hi there - you have either a fault with the trunk lock actuator, or the vacuum line going to that actuator. MB uses vacuum actuators for door locks and other functions with your model year, and the vacuum line are...
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Does this vehicle use vacuum for controls inside the dash from the motor ? 2001 Toyota Tacoma
Hi there - your HVAC blend doors will be either cable-control or electrical - no vacuum operation. It is certainly possible to still have an air leak in the intake. If you hear an air hiss under the hood, there...
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I went in for an oil change at about 48k miles; now maintenance light keeps coming on.
Your vehicle has sub menus for oil, brakes, emissions, and other categories of maintenance. If you are referring to the oil maintenance reminder symbol, that reminder is based on elapsed time as well as vehicle operating conditions. So, even though...
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Stabilizer link loose light coming on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The stabilizer link and traction control lights can illuminate for several reasons. The simple fix would be if a sensor has failed somehow. The more complex issues would include mechanical damage or failure of...
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i recently changed the starter to this car and now i have VSA engine light on that doesnt go away. how do I fix this?
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The VSA light relates to the steering system. The tire pressure monitoring system also ties into it. Considering the variety of systems in your vehicle that seem to be effected, it sounds like a power...
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The radio will not power on. 2001 VW Passat
Hi there - first task is to check the fuse which powers the radio. If the fuse is good, check the operation of other devices powered by the same fuse for operation. If the rest work, then the problem is...
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Van keeps blowing fuses, no lights in back work, can't shift unless key is in certain position
There is a short somewhere, causing the fuse to blown continuously. In your vehicle, power flows from the ignition switch to the transmission range sensor. This sensor needs to be operation in order for the transmission to be moved out...
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Driving car, changed gear and clutch wouldn't lift or wouldn't allow me to change gear , Vauxhall Corsa SXI
Hello - I believe your clutch hydraulics have failed, most likely with a low fluid level (check), or a fluid puddle under the car (or both). As a result, the clutch does not disengage, or allow gear changes. I would...
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Need to swap engine from 2002 eclipse into 2006 eclipse
The 2002 engine used Head Cast # G6 and Block Cast # 4G64. The 2006 used Head Cast # G69M and Block Cast # 4G69. There are other differences between the two years as well. The principal problem is your...
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2014 jeep patriot ETC light comes on 1st and flashes then few secs later vehicle stablility comes on....what could it be? Thank y
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The warning lights may be related via computer and it's input sensors. However it is hard to tell without having the vehicle scanned. You will want to start there. Make sure the lights have illuminated,...
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Does the CV boot need to be replaced or do i need to replace the whole axle? 2008 Chevrolet Uplander
Hello - the CV joint or axle boot is available separately from a variety of sources. What your mechanic may be saying however, is that given your mileage, it would be best to replace the whole axle assembly for reliability...
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I have a oil leak and i have noticed that there is oil at the top of my hood and on the right side by the tire. What is causing th
Hi there: Usually when oil is splattered all over your engine compartment, it's due to oil leaking from the front or side timing cover or oil seal. When the oil leaks out, it hits the serpentine or drive belt and...
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Will not go into gear
Your vehicle doesn't have a conventional transmission oil dipstick. The transmission fluid level and condition has to be checked using a rather lengthy procedure - too lengthy to describe here - but it is documented in the Factory Service Manual....
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Not able to start - 2006 VW Mark 5
Hi there: The P1095 ODB-II trouble code indicates that the O2 sensor signal circuit is slow switching from lean to rich (Bank 1 Sensor 1). When this occurs, it can cause your vehicle to stall rather quickly. However, before you...