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Do my Qashqai's CV joints need replacing?

I have a 2012 Nissan Qashqai and I noticed that when I go around corners, left or right, there is a noise, not squeaky, more of a knocking noise as I turn the corner - could this be the CV joint?

Filed under fault - Asked by Eoin McCormack (Dublin 7) - Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51

Any starter motor problems with Dacia?

Have there been any problems with the new Dacia range in regards to the starter motor?

Filed under fault - Asked by G Kelly - Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:50

What's wrong with my nearly new Golf TDI?


I have a Volkswagen Golf Mk7 TDI diesel, just 10 weeks old, 6,600km on the clock. Engine management light flashing and loses ability to accelerate. Light goes off and acceleration restored once ignition turned off and on again. Gets a 90km spin almost daily. Second time it's happened in past four weeks.

Any ideas what could be wrong?

Filed under fault - Asked by Olive Piercy (Meath) - Mon, 08 Jun 2015 23:13

How much to change an Altea's head gasket?

How much should it cost to get the head gasket supplied and fitted on a 2006 SEAT Altea 1.6 petrol?

Filed under fault - Asked by Tristan Jacobs (Galway ) - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:46

My Opel Corsa is losing power...

My 2008 Opel Corsa is losing power while driving. I had everything checked two weeks ago and have NCT this Thursday and I need help.

Robert McMahon

Filed under fault - Asked by Robert McMahon (Kingscourt) - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:36

Why is my Volkswagen Bora over-heating?

I have a a problem with my Volkswagen Bora 1.6 Comfortline. it seems to be whenever I accelerate it over heats and in the low gears it seems to lose power for a few moments and then get it back again. It could be a sensor but I am not quite sure and I could do with some advice please.

Filed under fault - Asked by Robert Shinnick (Moylough ) - Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:56

What's wrong with my Almera's steering?

I have a 2003 Nissan Almera and it has a new timing chain. It now drives fine for 15 minutes, then loses power and the power steering stops working. What could be the problem?

Filed under fault - Asked by CIARA SCULLY - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:04

I have a few issues with my Mondeo.

I've been advised my automobile has a belt and chain system but Ford says only belt; can you confirm? It's a 2012 Mondeo 1.6 TDCi.

Also had issues with engine rattle after a dealer changed injectors. He says they need time to relearn. I have symptoms two weeks later still. Just wondering is this accurate because the dealer didn't mention chain or fuel pump. How long should the ECU take to relearn injectors?

Also, the steering wheel is shaking under braking. Should a dealer replace worn discs six weeks after purchase?

Filed under fault - Asked by Niall Reynlds (Ennis) - Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:15

What's wrong with my Suzuki Liana?

My Suzuki Liana is chugging; what's wrong?

Filed under fault - Asked by Suzanne Daniels (Waterford) - Mon, 07 Sep 2015 18:38

Why does my Peugeot 308's radio cut out?

Why does the radio in my 2012 Peugeot 308 cut out? Is it a fault in the radio or aerial or what?

Filed under fault - Asked by Padraig Devaney (Galway ) - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:38

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