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I own a 2000 dodge durango with a V8 engine and 160,000 miles on it. I've been having problems starting my car for the last 4 months. Most of the time, I can eventually get my car to start after a few tries and long cranks (7-10 sec.). But when it is wet out, I seem to have a problem (like right now). The car cranks, but will not start.
When I have gotten it to start, I have to press the gas pedal all the way to floor to get the car to move out of a parked position. Once I've done this, the car drives normal on the road.
I have also have noticed the car has a rough idle that seems to be getting worse.
I'm not sure if any of these symptoms or problems are related. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
The rough idle and hard start may be related if it is a fuel delivery issue. It is also possible that there is a problem with the battery, starting or charging system. The long crank issue can be caused by a bad battery, poor charging from the alternator or a fuel pump that is weak or not holding reserve pressure. The rough idle can be related to the fuel pump being weak, or be more of an ignition issue. Thats just a few ideas of what could be the source of your concern. To really get to the bottom of it we would need to diagnose your vehicle which would be $46.00. Feel free to call us to set up an appointment or set one up online. Thanks for thinking of us!
I have a 2003 Subaru Legacy GT, which is a family car (so no driving sheanigans that we're aware of), that's had some issues with coming un-aligned. Is this something we should attribute to "bad streets & potholes", or could there be an under-lying issue? (after 2 sets of tires and 2 alignments in just under 2 years - all 4 tires have been worn bald to where the fibres are showing)
It is possible that there are worn or loose suspension or steering parts attributing to the tire wear. Some steering parts have to be replaced before a proper alignment can be performed but things like shocks and struts being extremely worn out can definately cause some issues. We would be happy to check all those items for wear for you for $44.50 so that you can get to the bottom of your issue. Please feel free to call us at 970-484-4040 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Thanks for thinking of us!
I have a Mitusbishi eclips 2006. after all these rains, i found lots of water at the back passenger seat carpet!! I wonder how water came in. And also i relaized the alarm" Service engine soon" just apeared.
You may have a leak in the door seal to the passenger rear door that is allowing water to seep in. We can check that for you as well as the reason for the service engine soon light coming on for $89.00. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have questions feel free to call us at (970)484-4040
I have a 1995 Mercury Sable. When I try to turn on my vehicle it is sluggish to turn over and sometimes makes a strange griding/wherring noise. HELP?!?!
It sounds like your starter may need to be replaced, the cost for that would be $359.03 before tax. To be sure that is your problem we can do a battery, starting and charging test for $44.50. Thanks for thinking of us and if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment feel free to call us at (970)484-4040.
Bought a 2001 Dodge Intrepid that has sitting for a year, smells like Gas when running.
Its possible there is a leak in a fuel line or in the evaporative system. We can find the source of the leak for you for $44.50. Feel free to make an appointment online or call us at (970)484-4040
I have '92 Plymouth Acclaim. The speedometer on the car does not start when the car starts. After it has been driven around for a while (maybe 10 minutes) it will start recording the speed properly, but when it is just started up it doesn't work. How much would it cost to get this repaired?
First we would have to find out what is causing the speedometer to work/ not work intermittently. Then we can give you an estimate on the repairs to fix it. To diagnose the problem it would cost $44.50 and then if we would need more parts or to even send out the instrument cluster to be rebuilt we would contact you with prices from there. Please call to set up an appointment 970-484-4040 or you can schedule one online. Thanks for thinking of us!
I have a 1991 Toyota Corolla and I think I have a problem with my starter. It clicks when I turn the key but the car won't turn over. Also a friend said that the wires were frayed. I was wondering what you think it could be and how much it would be to get fixed. Thank you!
A starter replacement for your Corolla would be $225.39, that is a base price we estimated without knowing what options its has (manual or automatic, FWD or AWD, etc.) Of course we would like to test the battery and starter if you brought it in so that we could make sure we are replacing the right parts. From what you describe it does sound like either the starter or battery are going out (or the wiring to either part). We can test all of those things for you for $44.50. Please feel free to call to set up an appointment 970-484-4040 or make one online! Thanks for thinking of us!
Hello, 2006 impala 3.9, p 0010 dtc, Camshaft Position Actuator ABank-1 Circuit Malfuntion, replaced camshaft position sensor, code still appears, and ideas? Mike
The code P0010 is a code set when the Camshaft Position Actuator is open or shorted to ground. In order to test to see if the Camshaft Actuator is working or if the wiring is to blame for the short you have to use a scan tool to communicate with the vehicles computer to do a self test. If you don't have the tools to do this we would be happy to diagnose the issue for you for $89.00. Feel free to call us to set an appointment 970-484-4040 or set one up online.
I have a 2001 VW cabrio, and my windshield wipers are not working. I turn them on and I can hear the motor but the wipers dont move. Ive replaced the fuse in the fuse box, and tighten the bolts on the wipers themselves and still nothing. Should I have a mechanic look at this or is this something else I can still do?
More than likely there is an issue with the wiper motor action not reaching the transmission rods. These parts are underneath the cowling under the hood. If you do not feel comfortable taking it any further than you already have we would be happy to look at it for you. Feel free to call us and schedule an appointment at 970-484-4040 or schedule an appointment online!
I have a 2006 pt cruser that just started to make a ticking sound in the motor,it speeds up and down with the motor. The motor has 60k miles and has always had synthetic oil in it,changed every 3k miles.The motor runs smooth.I checked for for leaks in hoses and gaskets by pouring water over motor as it ran. It is a 2.4L non-tubo.Should I get a compression check,to see if it's a bad valve spring or keeper?The motor is not smokeing or over heating.But I hear a gurgling sound comeing out of the valve cover with the oil cap off while running. What do you think I should do next? thank you
We recommend that you bring your vehicle in to have us take a look at it. This way we can tell you if the sounds your vehicle is making is normal or not and what recourse to take. If you would like to make an apointment feel free to call at 970-484-4040 or make one online!