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Have rapid clicking noise around the transfer case.
Sounds like the shifter solenoid is stuck in a position and will not disengage. Try removing the harness to the shifter solenoid on the transfer case and see if the noise goes away. If it does, then the shifter solenoid...
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My ac/heater won’t turn on in my 1987 cutlass it was working yesterday but now nothing
Hi Johnnie. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If your AC/Heater will not turn on (meaning the blower motor), then it's likely that you have a blown fuse or damaged electrical relay that powers the blower motor is likely the cause....
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Transmission issues
Hello. If the shifter itself is not moving then the linkage may be binding so that needs to be checked out first. Most of the time the joints in the linkage will cause this when they fail. If the transmission...
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Steering wheel stiff
Hello. If the wheel takes a lot of effort to turn, the power steering system is likely the problem. The power steering system includes the pump, rack and pinion, pressure and return lines. Your issue is likely due to a...
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Power steering fluid leak
There are a few more parts to check for leaks: There are two lines leaving the pump. There are other hoses to check, and the steering gear can leak from several places. If you would like to have your power...
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No gas getting to the engine
The easiest thing to check is to listen to the fuel tank when the engine is cranked to see if you hear the fuel pump run. If you hear it run, then check the fuel filter for it being clogged....
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No brake lights
Failed brake lights can be caused by many things. The problem can be as simple as the need for new bulbs, to more complex wiring problems, or a need for a new stoplight switch. I would recommend having a professional...
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neutral safety switch
In your application, the switch is in the passenger compartment. Of course, prior to replacing it, be sure it is really faulty. There is a test protocol in the Factory Service Manual and you can request that those steps be...
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My injectors are not pulsing.
Have the power and control circuits for the injectors been tested? If the injectors do have power, but no ground control from the computer to turn them on there may be a fault in the circuit or the electronic control...
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Have rapid clicking
If your transfer case does not have a shift solenoid, then the Throttle Valve cable could be installed incorrectly making a clicking sound. This will only occur when the engine is running and the vehicle is in motion. Most likely,...
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Fuel tank leak
Fuel tanks can not be repaired. If one is found to be leaking or damaged it should be replaced before continuing to drive the vehicle. A proper gas tank inspection should be performed to ensure no other damage has come...
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Drive belt squealing
Hello, if there is a noisy belt, belt condition should be checked to see if the belt are stretched out or dry. While the engine is running the idler and tensioner pulley should be checked for noisy bearings. This engine...
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Car starts but then stalls
Since this issue did not present itself until after the replacement of the ignition switch, it most likely was created during the installation or reassembly process. In order to replace the ignition switch, the steering column needs to be lowered....
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Car squeals
Hi. The automatic tensioner in your vehicle is a one piece design. It comes mounted onto a bracket, if it is replaced completely. It is possible to only replace the pulley and bearing, but if the issue is with the...
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Car shutting off.
I would recommend that you ask for help from a mechanic to properly repair your wiring. Once the wiring is repaired he can check to make sure that there are no more problems with your vehicle and that the wiring...
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Car overheating and shutting off
Hi. An engine that is not able to keep itself cool is at serious risk of significant damage. There is a good chance that the head gasket has been damaged as a result of overheating and should be replaced along...
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Car going forward in reverse
I am assuming this is an automatic transmission in your Celica. There are a couple of possibilities. There is a park/Neutral Position switch on the side of the transaxle that if faulty can cause the incorrect solenoids in the transmission...
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Cranks but does not start.
You will need to first see if the fuel pump is working and the engine has ignition spark to the spark plugs. You may have a bad fuel pump in the fuel tank or ignition problem with ignition module. ...
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1987 Pontiac Grand Am Se 3.0 v6 three speed, does the bottom trans line go to the bottom or top of the radiator.
The outlet from the transmission is plumbed to the top radiator connection. The bottom port on the radiator goes to the inlet (return) on the transmission. The return port in the transmission will have an internal check valve for identification....
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no the steering rack/tie rods, can I leave the car on tires and not jacks
With all weight of the vehicle on the suspension, leaving the tie rod ends disconnected from the steering knuckles has no deleterious effect. Note though, if you have loosened the axle nut (it doesn't sound like you did in this...

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