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i bought a 2016 yukon  that was flooded by hurricane harvey as a projet.think i got more than i had figured on.can you tell me where the computers are located. i know one is under the hood on the frame. someone told me there are 3. i had it at a mechanic but he could not get computers to link to each other.was thinks maybe replacing other computers.some electrical works lights blinkers , dah lights radio a/c , windows.it has keyless start and will not turn over. ...
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Coolant circulation issue. My vehicle overheats rapidly after turning it on and operating the gas pedals. I have noticed that there seems to be no coolant circulation, I went uphill with my vehicle, and apparently some coolant was able to flow through bringing the huge heat spike down to almost the coolest level. Amazing it happened within seconds, but after reaching level ground again my engine only continued to rise in heat. So circulation issue, I checked thermostat, it is working well, after that ...
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I have a 2002 Ford Taurus it’s leaking coolant water out of the engine right beside the oil pan bad it looks like a blown seal.what can this be?
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vbjr
Hello, I have a BMW X3 (04) – the key I was using for it was working fine for both unlocking/locking and starting the car. Suddenly that key has stopped working for starting the car, so I am now using my spare key. The problem though is that the spare key doesnt unlock the car (remote). So now I have to use 1 key to unlock the car and the other key to start it. Any ideas what I can do?
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Ran in hole. Cut wire harness that connects to fuel/pump. Replaced harness.now car runs fine,then loses power intermittently. HELP!!!
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How to fix an Overheating car engine

How to fix an Overheating car engine   Do you have an overheating issue on your car engine? Are you afraid that the head gasket is blown? It’s a very common thing that people thinks their head gasket is gone and they are selling the car for really cheap. To be honest I have bought some of these cars myself. A blown head gasket is not a very common problem at all. Read through this article and I’ll explain to you step by step of how ...

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How to fix engine misfires at home P0300

How to fix engine misfires at home P0300   Is your car suffering from the trouble codes P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303 or P0304? This DTC trouble code is coming from a misfire on one or several cylinders. Why should you pay a mechanic to fix this simple DTC code when you can fix them yourself at home after you have checked out this article.   In this guide: Introduction What is a misfire? How does the engine control module know when a misfire occurs? How to ...

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Car Tire Pressure: What’s the right pressure?

Car Tire Pressure: What’s the right pressure?   Do you have to fill the air in your tire, but you have no idea how much pressure you should have? In this guide, I will talk about all the aspects and you will be an expert in car tire pressure! I am Magnus and I have been working as an automotive technician for a long time. I get this question a lot of times and that is why I decided to write this article. The easiest way ...

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The Most Common Timing Belt Questions

The Most Common Timing Belt Questions   We are getting a lot of questions about the timing belt. That’s why I decided to write this article to answer all your questions about a timing belt. My name is Magnus and I’ve been working as a car technician for several years, seen a lot of timing belts that broke down and destroyed the engines. In this article, I will tell you my experience in this subject for free. I will answer your most common questions, what you need to ...

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Best DTC Car Diagnostic Tool For Workshops in 2018

Best DTC Car Diagnostic Tool For Workshops in 2018   Do you have a small workshop or on your way to open your own workshop and looking for a good diagnostic tool? I am Magnus, working as a diagnostic technician, doing troubleshooting of cars all days long. I have tested a lot of diagnostic tools and have seen what’s working best. As I have tested DTC tools all between 20 to 50.000 dollars I have seen what’s working best for the price.   I have found one tool ...

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How To Change Brake Pads With An Electric Parking Brake

How To Change Brake Pads With An Electric Parking Brake     Did you take the rear brake pads apart because you were “only” going to change the brake pads and now you can’t push in the piston? Don’t worry. This is a very common question I get and the customers are often getting very scared when they hear how to do it.   Because the piston inside the caliper got a threaded rod inside, you have to twist it back and that you have to do with ...

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What is Limp Mode And How To Fix It?

What is Limp Mode and how to fix it?   In this article, I will discuss a very common problem that I get a lot of questions about. I’m talking about the famous problem “Limp Mode”. Some common questions I get from my customers is: My car lost all power and engine light is flashing My car is slow and dont shift out of 3rd gear With this subject, there could be a lot of different scenarios depending on the car brand model and engine.   A possible scenario: You ...

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Transmission Problems – Automatic Transmission Repair

Transmission Problems – Automatic Transmission Repair, How To Fix It   Are you feeling that your transmission is not changing the gears as it should? Maybe it is changing the gears too hard or not at all. If you are experiencing something strange with your transmission. You could check out this guide and I’ll teach you how to repair the most of all small transmission problems.   As many of us know, automatic transmission problems can be very expensive to repair. In most of the cases, the cheapest ...

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Best Portable Battery Jump Starter to buy in 2018

Best Portable Battery Jump Starter To Buy in 2018       We all know how it feels when you are on your way to your work or the aeroplane, and you realise that your car battery is dead. The only thing you can do now is to find a stranger or call a friend that can jump-start your car. BUT, with these new portable battery jump starter, you never have to do that again. You can have one inside your house or inside your car to ...

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P0420 Code Fix DTC: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold(Bank 1)

P0420 Code Fix DTC: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)     Is your car suffering from the trouble code p0420 – Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) or P0430 (bank2) over and over again?     My name is Magnus and I’m working as a diagnostic technician. I’m searching faults on vehicles all days long and got some good experience of how to find the faults fast and with a good result. I am sharing this article to you to help you to solve this ...

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Welcome to Ask A Mechanic and welcome to our new website! We are working on the new website and we would like to see you post your feedback here. Could be if you find any bugs or just want to give us tips on what you want us to change!  
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So this is what’s happening:  1.  Belt (not sure which) has been whining when first start driving and at random times while driving.  The belts were all replaced less than 3 years ago. 2. When trying to turn at slow speeds, especially when engine isn’t fully warmed up, the battery light flickers on and I lose power steering.  Car does not die though. 3. Couple of days ago while driving home after dark I noticed the dash lights getting dim.  Then the battery light started to flicker on.  I pulled ...
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My timing chain broke in my 2001 Saturn 2.2l engine,,I was told I should inspect the head and valves for damage,,My question is if I remove the coolant will it affect other parts not having coolant in it?It gets cold here at nights and I cant afford to replace the gaskets at this time,,But would like to know what Im gonna need when the time comes to repair,,Thank you.
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Camoman1
ford expedition 2007 was running fine.  stopped for about 20 min and went to leave and it felt like battery was dead.  it struggled to turn over and ran bad bad.  I ran it home about 6 miles no power.  once I killed it, it never started again.    
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03 cts module. Ecm was replaced and the car wouldn’t shift out of park. So I replaced the ecm that was under warranty. But I’m getting the same problems with new ecm. Abs/brake/traction lights all onThis is the code I getP0856 How can I find out if it’s a wiring harness open or a faulty ebcm? 
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Ilaria17
Caddillac cts 2003. I just replaced the ecm and brake light switch. 118k miles. It will mot shift out of park. Abs,brake,and t/c lights are on. I\’m a little desperate for help and advice. F1 F6 DIAGNOSE shows codes P0856 P0318 U1000 U1040
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Hello I have a toyota corolla 2004 with the engine light flashing. I took the car to the dealership to read the fault codes. It says P0420 catalytic efficency low. they deleted the fault codes and I run around 50 km and the light is on again do you have any tips how to fix this problem?
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wezeeanis
Dear askmastermechanic ,i have chinese car ,one day i tried to start it ,it start but it turned off quicly ,i taked to Repair Shop ,they changed every thing ,the battery and spark plug ,but it wont start, they said the probleme is electrical when i taked to Scanner they didnt find the probleme is electircal or mechanical ,So please if you have aly idea you help with it to tell it to the repair shop to fix my car thank ...
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My car is fogging up really bad so much that i have to wipe the windshield to be able to see. Bought a used 2007 BEETLE Volkswagen
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Hello I have a toyota corolla 2004 with the engine light flashing. I took the car to the dealership to read the fault codes. It says P0420 catalytic efficency low. they deleted the fault codes and I run around 50 km and the light is on again do you have any tips how to fix this problem?
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wezeeanis
Dear askmastermechanic ,i have chinese car ,one day i tried to start it ,it start but it turned off quicly ,i taked to Repair Shop ,they changed every thing ,the battery and spark plug ,but it wont start, they said the probleme is electrical when i taked to Scanner they didnt find the probleme is electircal or mechanical ,So please if you have aly idea you help with it to tell it to the repair shop to fix my car thank ...
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