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Mr_Shiftright
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Vehicle(s) I currently own
Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars

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  • casey042254
    I want to store it for the winter
    November 17
  • stevet99
    2001 Toyota Sequoia LTD, 115,000 miles, replaced cal & discs last year. Lately after 20 to 30 minutes of hgwy at 70mph touching the brakes to shave off 10 to 15mph causes heavy vibrations from the front brakes like the wheels aren't round. No lights, ABS or VSC, no noise from the ABS unit. Same in 2WD, 4WD, VSC on or off. Touch the brakes and it feels like slowing/stopping on washboard???

    Thanks
    November 12
  • unicorn747
    unicorn747- I found out that I need to replace lower ball joints
    November 9
  • agr3
    THANKS BUDDIE............U HAV BEEN VERY HELPFUL.....UDAMAN!
    November 7
  • MRG_Calsonsin
    MRG_Calsonsin: Hello I have a saturn aura XR 07 and I am having a problem on daily basis for the last couple of weeks.
    Car wont start after 3 attempts finally got started. Checked, battery terminal cable connectors got cleaned, and then the car started without problems. Drove the car to AutoZone in Pico Rivera and Fernando a customer service, tested both my alternator and battery, both tested good. Few hours later received couple messages on the driver cluster on for "Air bags" and the other one was for a "traction is off" On the past already experienced several electrical problems and took my
    car to the Cerritos, California GMC-Penske, paid $119.00 to ran diags. The service advisor informed that my radio was coded and that's way the radio does not turn on. Prior to take the car to the dealer replaced the battery and when the dealer ran the diags and declined to replace my radio, the service writer gave me the car keys, but the car wont start it, so they have to jump start my car. I, called the GMC in Chicago, Ill. and talked to a customer service and mentioned of lal the problems that I was experiecing with my 2007 Saturn-Aura, but I was told that there is no "Recalls" for any Electronic-Computer issues.
    It's very frustrating, I am dealing with car electronics issues for the last two years! I, can't trust this car for long distance
    trips car is unreliable and get nothing but troubles. A mechanich in my neighborhood, advise to follow-up with GMC and check if they have any new software to download to my 2007 Saturn Aura to clear any possible Computer Software Bug on the car. Really appreciate for any advice or help. Thank you.
    November 5
  • chriskukan
    Great advice you give, Thanks. I do have a question I have a 2007 Chev. Impala the transmission was slipping real bad so i did a fluid filter change, the fluid was black, but no metal pieces, or shavings so I then put a can of seafoam in then the fluid,the car was 100% better,but there is a slip every once in a while, should i change the filter and fluid again? Or is that the best its going to be?
    November 4
  • pjw400

    Can you provide your expertise for OTD for a 2015 Toyota Camry XLE, 2.5L 4CYL, 6-Speed Automatic, in the State of Illinois, listed below is what was e-mailed to me from Continental Toyota , Hodgkins, IL.? Is this a good deal or not?

    package: CF carpet/Trunk Mat set
    Accessories: BD Blind Spot Monitor, CP Convenience Package; EE Entune Premium Audio with Navigation, FE 50 State Emissions, SR Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof, WX Wireless Charging, BM Body Side Molding, EF Rear Bumper Applique

    MSRP: $30,498
    Internet Pricing $28,587

    Wheel Lock $77
    Door Guard $147
    Remote Start $699 - Automate 5304A

    Doc Fee's $166.27
    Filing Fee $25
    Plates $196
    Cook County Fee $15
    Taxes 9.5% $2,821.62

    Grand Total $32,733.89

    The quote is from Continental Toyota (Amanda Woosley), Hodgkins, IL The dealer mentioned another dealership have this 2015 Toyota Camry which have majority of what I wanted but items I did not request like CF carpet/trunk mat set, EF rear bumper applique.


    Thanks,
    Pam (pjw400)
    November 2
  • Mr_Shiftright earned the 50 Answers badge.
    Why use Google when we could just ask you?
    October 31
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    October 23
  • brian125
    How do you bring another website blue highlighted onto this board to show a reference like you did with the salvage post?
    October 4
  • alternator
    Is there still a way to get Email notification of new answers to one's questions?

    Ken Massey
    September 21
  • Mr_Shiftright earned the 25 Answers badge.
    Looks like you’re starting to make a name for yourself as someone who knows the score!
    July 29
  • rgn26301

    Good day sir. Do u know where i may find the high pressure switch for ac on a 2004 ford expedition?

    June 30
  • roadburner

    I saw that our favorite "Professional Automotive Technician" took you to the woodshed for discussing catalyst cleaning/regeneration.. Why do we ever doubt him? He is NEVER wrong. I noticed that he quit replying to me a week or so before he quit posting in the Tales From Under the Hood - perhaps I was increasing his blood pressure to a dangerous degree...

    May 8
  • stumped59

    stumped59Posts: 3

    April 7 edited April 7

    1990 Buick Century W/3.3 won't run/start after reaching operating temp., no fuel pressure at rail

    Answers MrShift@EdmundsPosts: 43,584

    April 5 I think if I remember correctly that your fuel pump circuit is tied into your oil pressure sensor--so I'd look at that sensor as a possible culprit.

    stumped59Posts: 3

    April 7 edited April 7

    MrShift you are right and Thank you for your response. By research I have done the Fuel Pump Relay and the Oil Pressure Sensor operate parallel to each other and have been told by others that might be a possible culprit, but have also read that the Oil Pressure Sensor or and asking for as many opinions as I can get. The Oil Pressure Sensor works when oil pressure hits approx. 5 - 10 lbs. If I understand correctly, at cranking of engine it is in Open loop and goes to Closed loop (Computer Control) at engine operating temp. is reached. Does that mean that basically that in Open Loop that Fuel Pump Relay is in control of Fuel Pump and when the engine reaches temps. Computer goes to Closed Loop then the Oil Pressure Sensor takes control (and drops fuel pump relay) and that if it is bad that is why it shuts off the fuel pump because the Computer is not reading any signal from the sensor because it was not intended to shut engine down just for low oil pressure? I ask because I saw a video that if relay or sensor did not work the other one would to supply power to fuel pump. Or is that just during the cranking of the engine?

    April 10
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    April 7
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    April 7
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    March 24
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    March 3
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    February 14
  • phil2000

    I did some additional testing. After reaching 65 mph I accelerated to 80 mph (won't say where for legal reasons :)) The problem did not get progressively worst. Matter of fact it stayed constant and even subsided some. Steering was fine, it seemed to track left slightly. I will try going into neutral. I have an automatic with CVT wiill I damage anything doing that?

    February 4
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    January 14
  • yukon03xl

    I replaced the wheel speed sensors and the truck runs fine now thanks to all who helped.

    January 9
  • doe511

    can you help me with info on how to replace the front bumper cover on a 99 honda accord lx?

    January 8
  • jswig

    My outlook just does nothing in drive and reverse. Acts like its in neutral all the time. The check engine is on also. Any ideas to what the problem could be?

    January 7
  • ron52

    Sorry. I posted to the wrong page. My apologies

    December 2013
  • ron52

    Hi, I have a 1997 Toyota Avalon. A couple of months ago I noticed the starter occasionally not doing anything when turning the ignition key the first time. Nothing no noise at all. Warning lights, radio and such all would come on but nothing from the starter. I would try a second time and the car would start right up. This got progressively more frequent and the car wouldn't start on the second try. I took it in to a mechanic who said the battery was okay so it must be the starter. He put in a new factory starter and all was fine for about a month and then the same thing happened. I was stranded after driving the car for ten minutes, turning off, and then ten minutes later trying to start and would get nothing. No click, nothing. Again warning lights and radio would work. This time after trying for an hour and even trying to jump start, I got nothing and had it towed. The next morning the mechanic said the car started right up and they couldn't repeat my problem.

    December 2013
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    December 2013