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My Jaguar S-Type engine light was lit on the dashboard of. the car is overdue for NYS inspection. my mechanic analyzed it and found the oxygen sensor need to be replaced. he replaced it, engine light went off. NOW THE PROBLEM: replacing the sensor seemed to create a need to boot up the computer; mechanic asked me to drive around town and on highway for ...
Hi Patty and expertsÔÇ"I have a 2001 Toyota Celica GTS with 201,000 miles. I've done all of the standard maintenance over the years and have never had the "Check Engine" light come on until this week. I hooked up a OBDII and came up with P0420 01/01. I see this is "Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)". In this hot, rainy summer in the ...
Heat gauge shows My Volkswagen Beetle is running hot. The mechanic said both fans need to be replaced. I'm not so sure. Could it be a sensor or relay. How can I tell?
My battery light is on and I've changed the battery and the alternator twice.. I brought my Dodge Durango to a mechanic and he says the alternator is bad but I have changed the alternator TWICE in a week of time and my truck is still doing the same thing...I could only go so far before the truck kills on me and when its about to kill everything on the dash ...
The air bag warning light on the dash comes on intermittently on my Honda CRV. It seems to come on and stay on in the afternoons when it's hot outside. In the mornings it is never on. The Honda dealer stated its $115 to diagnose the problem. I plan on taking it to my local mechanic. Is the car still safe to drive? Thank you!
I had a pretty rough curb check (passenger side) a few days ago in my Mazda 3, and now when I'm backing out of a spot with the rear of my car going to the left my car wobbles. Big lumping wobbles that I do not feel driving my car any other way. I just want an idea of what the problem might be so a mechanic doesn't blindside me.
My battery light came on in my Dodge Durango and I took it to a "mechanic" and he said I needed a new belt and new alternator. I replaced both. Two days later the battery light came on again. I went to auto zone and got a new battery and installed it. The next day the battery light came on again. What is the problem? I'm so sick of spending money and the ...

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