I have a 2005 Mazda MPV and it started to shake at traffic lights and while on the move. The engine light came on and it showed a fault code.
My car has a direct fuel injection engine. Lately, the engine has been exhibiting erratic idling at startup and some loss of power.
I am using a 1989 Nissan Bluebird 2.0i automatic. For the past six months, the engine dies off whenever I slow down due to traffic jam or approaching traffic lights.
I was driving to the east coast one day at over 110kph. As I tried to go faster in fifth gear, the car gave a slight jerk, and it would not go any faster when I pressed the accelerator.
The dashboard indicator of my 2009 Ford Focus 2.0 petrol car signalled a transmission failure. A diagnosis showed a 'P7034 problem'.
Exhaust fumes are entering the cabin of my 2004 Proton Iswara Aeroback despite my best efforts to seal the interior.
My 1.5-year-old Ford Fiesta once gave out a loud bumpy sound on level road while I was driving it at 15kph. The noise disappeared after a week. It may come back again. What could have caused it?
MY Perodua Myvi SE year 2009 model, which is still under warranty, will emit rattling noises from the front wheels whenever I drive on rough roads.
My Proton Arena would stall whenever I slow down to change gears. The steering also jams up. I suspect something is wrong with the power steering or the clutch.
I have a 1997 Citroen Evasion. Of late, the car tends to jerk after the engine has cooled down substantially. I really have to rev it up to pull away smoothly.
My Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT has been plagued by an annoying rear left suspension sound. It sounds as if I'm driving an old bus
My Hyundai Sonata 2.4 steering feels heavy despite changing a noisy pump to a new one and repairing a leaking rack. What else can be done?
My 1999 Honda Accord S84 has two airbags and is accident-free. How do I know if the airbags are still working given the car's age?
My Iswara Aeroback's engine is rough during idling and makes a rattling noise whenever the car is accelerating. Do the valves need to be adjusted?
Why is my Proton Iswara rear axle still emitting noise although I have replaced all the bushes?
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