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My Honda's air conditioning is noisy!

The air conditioning in my Honda Civic 1.5 Sport makes an infuriating whistling noise. Have there been any similar complaints? Is there a cure?

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Dave King (Folkestone)

Sep 2017 Filed under: fault

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What's wrong with our Peugeot 207?


Our Peugeot 207 has a problem that the mechanics can't get right. When engage (D) Drive, it loses power even when you step on the accelerator. However, when you engage (R) Reverse, it has all the power.

What could be the problem?

Henry Buwembo (Kampala)

Jul 2017 Filed under: fault

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How do I get into my Merc SL's boot?!

I am unable to open the boot-lid on my 1992 Mercedes Benz 300 SL roadster. I have been opening manually on key but lock appears to be broken as key does not catch and runs almost freely from side to side. Any other way to open boot-lid?

Gearoid O'Driscoll (Bandon)

Jul 2013 Filed under: fault

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My Astra's timing belt has snapped...

The timing belt has snapped on my 1999 Opel Astra 1.4: just put on a new belt or put the car in the bin? Interference or non-interference?

Eamon Mcgowran (Limerick)

Jul 2017 Filed under: fault

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My Hyundai ix35 is squealing!

There is a squealing sound near the pullies of my 2011 Hyundai ix35; is it my timing chain?

Sylvester Taylor (Oudtshoorn)

Apr 2017 Filed under: fault

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I drove through a flood in my car. Help!

Yesterday there was a lot of rain near my area and I drove through water at about 20km/h up to my headlights. The car stopped as water entered the exhaust. I towed it to my place and it's more than six hours since and my car hasn't started yet. What should I do?

Dhiren Kinkhabwala (Surat)

Jun 2017 Filed under: fault

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Should Volkswagen replace my Golf's sensor?

My 2007 Volkswagen Golf has its ESP light display on. My Volkswagen dealer told me that it was the pressure sensor on the ABS would need replacing and could not be fixed. He told me it would cost €1,500, which I think is outrageous! After some research I saw in the UK that Volkswagen is replacing these free or labour only as there is a known fault.

Any advice/help would be appreciated.

Patrick Martin (Dublin)

Jan 2014 Filed under: fault

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Loads of problems with my Opel Astra...


I have a 2006 Opel Astra 1.4 petrol. The management light is on and a mechanic said he thinks it's just an oxygen sensor, but recently my car has not been able to blow out hot air. The coolant seems to be gone, but it was only topped up recently and the engine is very hot after I drove it today and it sounded really loud when I turned on my air conditioning. Also, it is slightly vibrating and there is a whistling noise coming from the car.

Any help is welcome

Amy Taylor (Dublin)

Jan 2014 Filed under: fault

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Toyota Avensis parking brake problems?

Has there been any trouble with electronic parking brakes in the Toyota Avensis?

Michael Nolan (Clonmel)

Mar 2017 Filed under: fault

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Will my SsangYong's engine ever be right?


I sent my SsangYong Acton into the garage on Dec 20th as the fuel injectors needed to come out. I have rang every week since then and there's always an excuse... So last week I had it out with the manager and he admitted that one of the injectors disintegrated into the engine! Now the engine has been taken apart. I am not being charged any extra, but it's just the length of time (now eight weeks) I'm waiting> Will they get it back working again?

Fiona Blackburn (Gorey)

Feb 2017 Filed under: fault

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