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Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by Mech2111: 11:10am On Oct 24, 2015
What does BLUE smoke from my exhaust mean?

If your car is blowing blue smoke, it’s a clear sign that the engine is burning oil. What happens is that the valve guide seals or piston rings are worn out, and oil is leaking past from where it should be lubricating the moving parts, to the combustion chamber where it’s being burned up with the fuel.

If you’re seeing this kind of smoke, check your oil regularly and watch for consumption issues. While an issue that normally should require immediate attention and expensive repairs, including some internal replacement parts, if your vehicle is old and the leak is minimal, it can be carefully managed by topping up the oil on a regular basis.

Along with environmental damage, burning oil can cause rough starts, as the process can ruin the car’s spark plugs.

There is another reason for blue smoke, and that’s if the car is turbocharged; the smoke being a sign that the blower is in need of rebuilding or replacement...Mechatronist Adams

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Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by San2ski(m): 1:32pm On Oct 26, 2015
I changed my engine. A 98 Elantra (Avante) last month end. Now the Rev pic is erratic. Sometimes it goes up like it is revving itself, sometimes it stays normal. This causes some lurching movements at times.
Please what could be the cause
Nb: when I finished with the change and complained to the mechanic about the gear taking some time to enter reverse directly (unless I put it to drive first) he said it should not bother me. That I should take it to the express and the wahala will stop over time. the gear wahala stopped. And the uneven movement evened out too until last week when my alternator stopped working, and when I changed it, the engine will be going high at will, and there was this movement like the thing is changing gears on its own will while driving sometimes
Please your advice will be very welcome.

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Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by generalstingz(m): 10:04am On Oct 28, 2015
Check engine light keeps blinking...what could be the cause ? It wasn't like this before
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kingreign(m): 10:14am On Oct 28, 2015
generalstingz:
Check engine light keeps blinking...what could be the cause ? It wasn't like this before
You have a misfire
Your location pls?
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kollysnut(m): 4:43pm On Oct 28, 2015
Car vibrates a little ever since I used a frnd batt3 to power by car and a double sound when I raise the engine. So confused...toyota corolla 05.. thanks
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kingreign(m): 5:32pm On Oct 28, 2015
kollysnut:
Car vibrates a little ever since I used a frnd batt3 to power by car and a double sound when I raise the engine. So confused...toyota corolla 05.. thanks

Very simple fix... Your location?
If you're in Abuja, call Mike 07034581213
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kollysnut(m): 10:50pm On Oct 28, 2015
kingreign:


Very simple fix... Your location?
If you're in Abuja, call Mike 07034581213

Lagos(Agege). Thanks
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kingreign(m): 11:03pm On Oct 28, 2015
kollysnut:


Lagos(Agege). Thanks

Call gazzuzz 08023251039
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by IamChiboi(m): 5:28am On Oct 29, 2015
I drive a Nissan Sentra GXE 2001 model. My car suddenly started stopping whenever am in traffic or when am slowing down, but re-starts again when I turn the ignition. The rev needle goes up and down even when am not reving the car,although it stops when the gear is in neutral or park. What do u think is wrong. Epp me
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by mayor2013: 6:23am On Oct 29, 2015
IamChiboi:
I drive a Nissan Sentra GXE 2001 model. My car suddenly started stopping whenever am in traffic or when am slowing down, but re-starts again when I turn the ignition. The rev needle goes up and down even when am not reving the car,although it stops when the gear is in neutral or park. What do u think is wrong. Epp me

You need to run a scan on your power train. A lot of factors can cause that. Ranging from weak fuel pump, bad cam sensors, bad speed reference sensors and many more. A scan is a step in the right direction. If you are in lagos and you need solution. Call 08156087872 or 08165520837
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by IamChiboi(m): 11:03pm On Oct 29, 2015
Good evening, I did an OBD scan today, and got 5 codes, P1320, P0171, P0174, P0455 and P1448. Please what could dey mean?
mayor2013:


You need to run a scan on your power train. A lot of factors can cause that. Ranging from weak fuel pump, bad cam sensors, bad speed reference sensors and many more. A scan is a step in the right direction. If you are in lagos and you need solution. Call 08156087872 or 08165520837
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by generalstingz(m): 1:37am On Oct 30, 2015
kingreign:

You have a misfire
Your location pls?
Akure
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by honmusa(m): 11:35am On Oct 30, 2015
IamChiboi:
I drive a Nissan Sentra GXE 2001 model. My car suddenly started stopping whenever am in traffic or when am slowing down, but re-starts again when I turn the ignition. The rev needle goes up and down even when am not reving the car,although it stops when the gear is in neutral or park. What do u think is wrong. Epp me
Typical Nissan issue,Faulty crank or cam sensor .
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by akinloluwao: 1:16am On Nov 01, 2015
I drive 2010 matrix and I just discovered that the steering is too hard. The car does not use power steering pump, its electronics. What can I do?
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by chemvic: 4:38am On Nov 01, 2015
akinloluwao:
I drive 2010 matrix and I just discovered that the steering is too hard. The car does not use power steering pump, its electronics. What can I do?
hmmm, tech world, electronics? I never knew there isn't power steering pump in that car, I have its twin sister Pontiac Vibe 2010. Thanks for enlightening me, pros in the house help out ooo, how do one fix this kind of issue?
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kingreign(m): 7:49am On Nov 01, 2015
akinloluwao:
I drive 2010 matrix and I just discovered that the steering is too hard. The car does not use power steering pump, its electronics. What can I do?
Don't drive that car until its fixed.... Its a known defect in EPS for corolla and matrix.

You'll need to drop your tyre pressures a bit and see the reaction, of it still gives hard feel, a new EPS steering and ECU is what you need.
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by mayor2013: 5:19pm On Nov 01, 2015
akinloluwao:
I drive 2010 matrix and I just discovered that the steering is too hard. The car does not use power steering pump, its electronics. What can I do?

Run a scan first. You should get a fault error. Also check your power source (battery voltage) if your battery voltage is low you would experience this. Also your Eps and steering control unit needs to be looked upon. But in the interim checking your battery voltage is a step in the right direction

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Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by mayor2013: 5:20pm On Nov 01, 2015
akinloluwao:
I drive 2010 matrix and I just discovered that the steering is too hard. The car does not use power steering pump, its electronics. What can I do?

Run a scan first. You should get a fault error. Also check your power source (battery voltage) if your battery voltage is low you would experience this. Also your Eps and steering control unit needs to be looked upon. But in the interim checking your battery voltage is a step in the right direction. If you are in lagos and you need a fix. Call 08156087872 or 08165520837
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by olaolulazio(m): 8:08pm On Nov 01, 2015
Op, please my D4 is not moving my car. Am only moving it with D2 and D1. Any help?
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kingreign(m): 10:38pm On Nov 01, 2015
olaolulazio:
Op, please my D4 is not moving my car. Am only moving it with D2 and D1. Any help?
Is the check engine light in your car illuminated?
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by pavlovt: 10:15pm On Dec 28, 2015
I have a baby boy Honda but the D4 just blinking what must I do,?
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by igiepj: 10:33pm On Dec 28, 2015
Hi i own a kia enterprise ceo 98 model a derivative of the mazda sentia,made for domestic s.korean market. Great car, reliable, and luxurious until traveled for about two years and upon returning i lost the keys and since it been a disaster getting the car to start. I have had d key guy come n made a new key but nothing and thenhe said the doesn't use immobilizer or transponder so he cut a normal key n the engine doesn't cranck it rolls but doesn't start i have change the fuel pump n other components but still nothing. Please i need ur advice or help thanks, 052bypjbiz@gmail.com, 07069494864
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by erico2k2(m): 10:54pm On Dec 28, 2015
igiepj:
Hi i own a kia enterprise ceo 98 model a derivative of the mazda sentia,made for domestic s.korean market. Great car, reliable, and luxurious until traveled for about two years and upon returning i lost the keys and since it been a disaster getting the car to start. I have had d key guy come n made a new key but nothing and thenhe said the doesn't use immobilizer or transponder so he cut a normal key n the engine doesn't cranck it rolls but doesn't start i have change the fuel pump n other components but still nothing. Please i need ur advice or help thanks, 052bypjbiz@gmail.com, 07069494864
You might need a new key package

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Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by Emekasmart(m): 2:01am On Dec 29, 2015
Pls why does my car vibrate wen ever i want to move it on gear one? And it only happens on gear one. Its a 1998 camry manual tranny..
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by chidyke77(m): 8:57am On Dec 29, 2015
My Golf mk3 auto TCU has fried three times withing 2 weeks of usage and whenever that happens it will show fault code solenoid valve.
I only drive it with gear 1 and 2 as manual.
what is frying my TCU coz I believe my gear box is still OK.
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by kollysnut(m): 9:24pm On Dec 29, 2015
A frnd car hesitate a little when the gear is on reverse. Toyota camry 03 but moves well on other gear.

No check side on the dash.

Any advice with what is wrong.

I told him it could be plugs, plugs wire.

We brought out the plugs but is not soaked..

Thanks.
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by mayor2013: 9:31pm On Dec 29, 2015
chidyke77:
My Golf mk3 auto TCU has fried three times withing 2 weeks of usage and whenever that happens it will show fault code solenoid valve.
I only drive it with gear 1 and 2 as manual.
what is frying my TCU coz I believe my gear box is still OK.

A bad ground could cause that
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by mayor2013: 9:33pm On Dec 29, 2015
kollysnut:
A frnd car hesitate a little when the gear is on reverse. Toyota camry 03 but moves well on other gear.

No check side on the dash.

Any advice with what is wrong.

I told him it could be plugs, plugs wire.

We brought out the plugs but is not soaked..

Thanks.




A physical inspection needs to be carried out so as to know the failed part, I would not rule out the idea of running a scan on your power train. Call 08156087872 or 08165520837 if you need to solve the problem. Bbpin is 7BE1C522
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by mayor2013: 9:37pm On Dec 29, 2015
pavlovt:
I have a baby boy Honda but the D4 just blinking what must I do,?

If your D4 light is blinking, your car is passing an information over to you that there is a danger on your transmission. You can run a scan. Sometimes this can be attributed to using the wrong transmission fluid
Note: Abro transmission fluid ia a destroyer
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by chidyke77(m): 7:24am On Dec 30, 2015
mayor2013:


A bad ground could cause that
Tnks Mayor,can I be able to locate the fault myself and which areas to check.
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by pavlovt: 11:47am On Dec 30, 2015
[color=#770077][/color]I use Honda baby boy but when I enter potholes the D4 will start blinking and the speed will reduce until I put it off and on again before it will stop. I use oando atf. Please advise.
Re: Let's Talk About Car Problems And Instant Solutions by mayor2013: 2:10pm On Dec 30, 2015
chidyke77:
Tnks Mayor,can I be able to locate the fault myself and which areas to check.

If you can but might require a professional hands. Just check where you TCU os located and check for a loosed ground

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