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Exhaust manifold is leaking what can be done 2005 VW Jetta 2.5 engine
It sounds like you may have a failing intake manifold gasket that may be causing the leak, which is most common. The intake manifold will need to be removed in order to replace the gasket. I would suggest having a...
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Dropped piece of foil in my reservoir for my windshield washer fluid. How can I get it out or do I not need to worry about it
Depending on the size of the piece of foil, it may not be a concern, however it could cause some blockage in the lines if small enough. It may be best to try using a small magnetic tool to remove...
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car hesitates when starting, sluggish when driving and put 15 gallons of gas in gauge still says low fuel
It sounds like you may have a couple of different issues going on. There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow...
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My 2001 Mitsubishi Space wagon is leaking oil and over heating
This suggests that you may have a leaking transmission oil pan gasket. This can happen for a number of reasons, but is usually common due to excessive heat which causes the gasket to shrink creating a leak in the gasket....
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My trunk won't open , I tried the remote and the inside latch, it still won't open
YourMechanic offers a specific service to resolve the issue that you are writing in about. Please see YourMechanic's trunk latch malfunction service page for full details as to the possible causes of the issue that you are having. If you...
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2001 Ford Taurus starting issues
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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My 2002 mazda protege 5 is flashing the o/d light
Hi There, If your overdrive light is blinking (like a turn signal or hazard light), it is indicating that there is a problem with your car’s transmission. It could be the shift solenoid or possibly the speed or range sensors....
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Gears engage after 05 Expedition sits for a day but gears stop engaging after short drive.
Hi There, Code P0506 relates to the idle air control valve, specifically that the idle speed is less than the target idle speed by 100 RPM or more. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is...
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My toyota sienna 2008 went to a puddle of water and now it wont star the starter heat up a lot when i try to turn the car on
It's possible that water infiltrated ignition system components. Of course it is also possible that the no start and the incident with the puddle are just a coincidence. If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate...
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Service engine light came on
There are quite a few reasons why the service engine light illuminates, with an EVAP system malfunction such as a loose or defective gas cap, a possibility so the gas cap should always be checked first to save you money...
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Why my ford f150 2006 has p0303 code i allready change spark plug
Hi There, Code P0303 relates to the misfiring of cylinder #3. 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...
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Humming sound
There are a few other things that may also cause the humming sound you describe. What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or...
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A/C stuck on feet and defrost
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty blend door actuator. Inside your vehicle's vent system, there are small doors that open and close to change the flow of air running through the system. These doors are operated...
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Strong gas smell but nothing leaking under hood
Hi There, A few things may cause the vehicle to produce a strong fuel smell. A clogged or dirty EGR valve may cause the car to emit a strong fuel smell due to the excess hydrocarbons as a result of...
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Put a new battery in. No clicking or any noise when I turn the key. What could be the problem
Be sure the battery is fully charged. If equipped, be sure the engine immobilizer system is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the no start issue did not exist prior to the battery replacement, I would check...
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I have a 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited that put an used engine control module in it can you reprogram the key after doing that?
Hi There, Yes, you should be able to have the key reprogrammed to the new ECM. I would suggest taking the vehicle to the dealership that replaced the engine control module and they should be able to re-flash this for...
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Blower motor works on low speed only. only replace blower motor resistor.
It sounds like this may be a sign of a faulty blower motor or bad wiring between the motor and the resistor. As you might know, these have electric motors in them that wear out over time and will begin...
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I have a 1996 Infinity I30 with 264,000 miles. I have changed the transmission fluid every 60,000 miles. I wanted to replace the s
If the aftermarket parts do not fit, there is no question that you should use the OEM, dealer supplied parts, if they are available. However, inasmuch as your car is 21 years old, some parts may have been discontinued. It...
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Have a Chrysler 200 2014 with a 2.4l engine, have the etc light and engine light on, there is a clicking coming from throttle body
Hi There, The red lightning bolt indicates that there is a problem wit the electronic throttle control unit. This may be for a specific reason or may be due to a slight glitch. Try resetting the throttle control unit by...
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Engine shaking and taking longer than normal to start
Hi There, I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between...
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Charging system warning light.
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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Transmission control module
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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One article I read said it could be a fuse which fuses would it be
Hi There, This should be a 10 amp fuse that operates the radio and clock. The other possibility that may cause this could be your ignition key tumbler that may be causing the key to get stuck as the tumblers...
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I have a 2009 Ford Focus it won't go into gear when I start it but it'll go into gear when the car is shut off what can it be
Hi There, It sounds like the clutch may not be disengaging properly where the pressure plate may not be pushed in completely by the hydraulic clutch system. You can try checking this by starting the vehicle with the clutch in...
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my infinity needs a front tie rod end replacement. Apparently it also would need an alignment and front brakes pad replacement and
All of the work that you are referring to, except for the wheel alignment, can be performed on a mobile basis right at your location. To request the desired services, please use YourMechanic's tie rod end replacement service page and...