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I recently did not pass the emissions portion of my smog check (CA). Specifically the "HC (PPM)"section failed at 15mph. It measured 101 with a max allowed being 61. To remedy this, I had my mechanic replace the oxygen sensor (which was a previous problem months before) as well as a major tune-up and fuel injector cleaning. I went back to retake the smog ...
My VSC and Engine Light started going on every time I filled up the gas tank of my Lexus IS300. Since my battery is bad I thought it may be due to that. I was on the highway and car stopped accelerating. I drove it home slowly when I put in park to open the gate to the driveway the car wouldn't drive or reverse. My husband changed the battery thinking ...
so i have a 86 toyota pickup and it runs like it has a constant motor slip somewhere, ive checked timing, plugs and plug wires, it is feul injected and ive changed injectors and ran injector cleaner through it. it has been to two different mechanics and they have given up on trying to find the problem, its wierd though because it still gets 18 mpg but if ...
The front brakes on my car went bad, My mechanic says I need brake pads and rotors. He also said the left caliper caused the problem. He is reccomending that I replace both front calipers and both front brakes hoses. My question is, Do I need the reccomended items? or is he just trying to sell me something I don't need.
My used Nissan Maxima worked fine when I lived in Seattle. After moving to GA, the car has been giving problems and I have to take it to the mechanic almost every month for the past 7 months to change brakes, starter, belts..... My worry now is that when I drive, the normal noise of the car suddenly gets bigger ( Like flapping noise) for about a minute and ...
I'm looking at this make and model vehicle to buy used for $12,000. Has there been any problems listed with this car that I should have a mechanic check out first?
I had a Smog test in California on my Dodge Dakota Truck 3.9L Engine. Because of high NOX, it was at 15 on the MPG test portion. The mechanic said it needs to have the injectors cleaned. What is your take on this? All other parameters of smog test passed.

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