Category: Car Repair and Maintenance

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Engine Tapping Noise After Warm Up Fixed

If you experience an engine tapping noise after warm up, this guide has been contributed by a mechanic to help you solve the problem. Usually, you will not hear the tapping noise when the car is cold—it comes up after about 5-10 minutes of driving. It sometimes sounds like a major exhaust leak, and the tapping frequency increases with RPM …

F250: Why Dome Light Won’t Turn on When Door is Open

This maintenance publication explains why the dome light won’t turn on when door is open in your F250. It may seem like a problem you want to overlook but there are fixes for it, even without contacting the mechanic. Usually, you notice that when opening your F250 doors and the lights won’t come on but may sometimes come on when …

Engine Cranks but Won’t Start and Backfires: Causes and Fix

What could be the cause when your engine cranks but won’t start and backfires? Well, the causes are usually common problems you can fix but could require a mechanic if too technical to fix. Normally, when you start your car, you get a repetitive chirping sound from the engine for a couple of seconds from the starter, which gets the …

Tail Light Not Working on One Side Fixed for All Cars

Is your tail light not working on one side? Perhaps, this occurred recently when either your left or right tail light stopped working—brake light, signal, and reverse light. Or sometimes, either the brake light, signal or reverse light of that tail is still working. It could be or not be a bulb problem, but this maintenance publication covers every possible …

Major Reasons for Car Blowing White Smoke but Not Overheating

Suppose you encounter a problem like a car blowing white smoke but not overheating. A typical mechanic will say, “don’t panic.” Well, you should not panic—use this guide to figure out the problem and fix it. Perhaps, you just arrived home from work and noticed the white smoke blowing out of my car. Upon checking the temperature gauge, it does …

5 Reasons for Brake Light Not Working But Bulb is Good [Resolved]

Here is another of our maintenance publications, this time about the reasons for the brake light not working but bulb is good. This is a safety concern that needs to be fixed before you get the car safely on the road again. In a situation like this, even if you replace the bulb, the brake light will not work, but …

7 Reasons Car Won’t Reverse but Will Go Forward – How to Fix

This maintenance publication explains why your car won’t reverse but will go forward. This is not an unusual occurrence, and, of course, it can be fixed. Typically, something is wrong with the transmission system when your car will not go in reverse but goes forward. You would have to get the gearbox to normal, which is as easy as a …

6 Reasons Car Starts but Engine Won’t Rev

This maintenance publication explains why your car starts but engine won’t rev. This is typically a result of issues, including clogged fuel pump, dirty intake hose, throttle body issues, etc. Although you can resolve some of the issues yourself, others need attention from an experienced mechanic. When this issue occurs, you notice that your vehicle will idle. However, once you …

My Car Won’t Accelerate When I Push Gas Pedal [Problem Fixed]

My car won’t accelerate when I push gas, what could be wrong? There are explanations for your car not accelerating when you push the gas, including low transmission fluid, valet mode, driving in high altitude area, obstructed brake pedal, failing throttle position sensor, engaged parking brake, worn clutch, and more. These possible causes are highlighted and addressed in this publication. …

Reasons for Car Losing Oil but No Leak or Smoke [Fixed]

This maintenance publication explains the reasons for a car losing oil but no leak or smoke. Normally, your car losing oil should be accompanied by leaks or smoke but in the absence of these factors, other factors come in. You would get the oil light come on but with no puddle underneath the vehicle. The first thing that comes to …