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My car overheats in about a mile of driving
If you are coming up low on coolant every time, it has to be going somewhere. It could be leaking out of a hose or radiator, but to lose it that quickly, I expect you would be able to see...
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Poor idle, shuts off sometimes.
Anytime you have a performance or idle problem, a good place to start is to check for air leaks. The engine must have carefully monitored amounts of air to run correctly and any air that gets in without being measured...
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Key does not turn in the ignition
Hello. If the key is not turning in the ignition then it may be possible that there is an issue with the lock cylinder or ignition switch. The ignition lock cylinder physically switches the electrical ignition switch. Ignition lock cylinders...
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Wiper motor and stalling issues.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing two separate issues. If your wiper motor is not functioning despite it being replaced then it may be possible that there is some sort of wiring...
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Acceleration issues.
Hello. Slow acceleration can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are issues with the vehicle's fuel, ignition, or engine management systems. If any of the components to these systems, such as the fuel pump,...
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Wiper working partially during winter
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing are often caused by a faulty wiper motor. The wiper are operated by an electric motor that actuates back and forth to move the wipers across the windshield. It may be possible that the...
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Misfire on cylinder #1
Hello. A flashing check engine light is an indicator that the computer has detected conditions that are harmful to the vehicle's emission system components. Continuing to drive with a flashing check engine light can result in damage to emissions system,...
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Cylinder 4 Misfire
Hello. Engine misfires can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If you have already replaced the coil and plug for that cylinder then the next thing I would look at is the injector. If the cylinder 4 injector...
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No start.
Hello. If your vehicle is not starting then it may be possible that the battery is the issue. Even if it passes a load test it may still be possible that the battery is not providing enough amperage to start...
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I have a clicking noise coming from my serpentine belt.
Hi there. To see if the idler pulley is making the noise or the crankshaft pulley is making the noise, simply remove the serpentine belt from the engine and start the engine. If the nose goes away, then a pulley...
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in the base or value trim level, is onstar wired into the stereo?
Hello. If your vehicle is indeed equipped with OnStar then it is likely that it is wired directly into the stock radio unit, as that is how most OnStar systems are installed. It appears that replacing the original radio with...
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My car gas pedal stop working. The engine power reduced turn on.
Hi there. The reduced power light is on for the computer putting the engine into limp mode for something went wrong. If your gas pedal is not functioning correctly, then the pedal has lost communication to the computer and to...
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Engine overheating.
Hello. Engine overheating can be caused by a wide variety of issues. I would start by checking the vehicle's coolant level to make sure that it has not run low as this is one of the most common causes of...
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I can not shift unless my car is off.
Hi there. If the transmission will not shift with the engine running but it will shift with the engine off, then there is a problem with the clutch. Either the clutch is worn and will not disengage, or the clutch...
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How much should a service cost for replacing interior door latches on a 2013 Nissan Altima?
Hi there. When it comes to finding out how much to charge a customer, the best thing to do is call the dealership and ask for the labor prices, call a local shop and ask for the labor prices, and...
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Car is struggling to go past 40 MPH.
Hi there. If your vehicle is having trouble going past 40 mph, then check the mass air flow sensor (MAF) and the fuel pressure regular. Both of these items could be restricting the engine and causing it to have a...
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I have a smell coming from under the hood when I turn the heater on.
Hi there. The smell would be the cabin air filter causing the odor to fumigate the area. Find the cabin air filter and replace the filter with a new one. Usually the filter is found in a trap door behind...
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How long does it take to change a 2000 grand caravans windshield wiper motor
Hi there. It would take about 20. to 30 minutes to remove the wiper motor and replace it. This depends on the parts and making sure that they come off normally. If the bolts are rusty, then it could take...
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Transmission won't shift into lockup.
Hi there. Check the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) fuse and see if its blown. If the fuse is working fine, then either the torque converter clutch is burned or the seal on the input shaft to the transmission has split....
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Noise when turning the steering wheel.
Hello. Noises when you turn the wheel can be caused by many things. A few common causes are worn steering or suspension components, or as you stated a problem with the power steering pump or system. The steering and suspension...
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brake lights stay on when driving
Hello. If your brake lights are staying on, even after a new stop light switch has been installed then it may be possible that there is an issue elsewhere. It does not appear that this model of vehicle requires any...
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I hear a squeaking or chirping sound after the gear changes. What could be causing this?
Hello. A squealing noise during shifting can be caused by many different things. If it appears that the noise is happening after every shift then it is likely that the issues may be transmission related. A few common causes for...
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Replaced front brake pads on bad rotors, also replaced calipers from junkyard.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your rear brakes may have seized up. This can be caused by a few different reasons. If your brakes were grinding and you reused the same rotor it may be possible...
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Cam sensor going bad
Hello. It does not appear that a camshaft position sensor replacement requires any sort of programming for your model of Jetta. The new sensor should function as soon as it the engine is reassembled and the sensor is plugged in....
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Loud squeal when clutch is depressed.
Hello. A squealing clutch can be caused by a few different things, depending on where the noise appears to be coming from. If the clutch is squealing when you depress the pedal then it may be possible that the clutch...