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Asking a good question.

The experts on Fixya are here to help. To do that we need you to ask good questions. This is an online forum. We do not have your vehicle in front of us. We need as much info as you can provide. The more detailed information you can give us the better answers we can give you.
To often I see questions like "Engine wont start."
What Engine?!? What kind of vehicle? From that it could be a Airplane, a Ship, a Spacecraft!!!
We need AT THE MINIMUM. Make, Model and Year of your vehicle. Engine size and transmission type is next. Many models have a variety of possible drivetrain options.
Next we need details. What is your vehicle doing that it should not. What should it be doing that it is not. Is it making a unusual noise? The more you can tell us the better.
Finally we need to know any steps you have taken to try and diagnose and/or fix the issue, and what the results were.

So to recap. Good detailed questions in equals good helpful answers out.

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Hi it is good to be on this but what is it for


Well, Fixya is a site that helps people that are having problems with items by having experts with items give answers to problems. This particular section is for problems with "Cars & Trucks" If you are having issues with a vehicle, this is the place to ask your question. If you happen to be a mechanic or technician and see a question that you know the answer to, feel free to help someone out.

Nov 02, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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how much does it cost to join and does it cost to ask your mechanics questions thankyou


just sign in no cost, ask or give your info, just try to be the best you can and word things in plain english and give honest advice to the best of your knowledge. welcome, this is a helpful forum platform.

Jan 10, 2011 | 1986 Toyota Celica

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2000 Dodge Minivan left sitting 6 months due to illness. Battery was charged at two points and kept on trickle charge. Now it will not start, celinoid clicks but engine won't turn over. Is your service free?


fixya is a site that you can ask any question you want. most questions are free. the more technical the question the further up the ladder of experts ready to assist. fixya offers phone support,not always free.you can chat live online with an expert if you choose to do so. fixya does not come to your home to repair your problems but fixya does offer a top line of experts in many feilds of technical assistance for the do it your self mechanics. your problem sounds to me like a simple bad or overcharged battery. they do go bad. the best way to keep a battery charges is to run the vehicle at least once a week. trickle charge may have shorted your battery out. i suggest you try to do traditional boost from another vehicle or take battery to autozone,advance auto parts,they offer frre testing and charging of batterys. thank you for choosing fixya.com

Dec 28, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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