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Sputtering and popping with a loss of power. Most recently died and after driving cat converter was cherry red hot.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the spark plugs not firing causing excessive amounts of hydro carbons (raw fuel) to go into the exhaust system. When excessive fuel goes into the exhaust system, the catalytic converter will glow...
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Why won't my 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier start?
Hello. It sounds like you have an ignition problem. If you are not getting spark then this will occur. I usually check fro spark first. If you have spark then it may not be timed correctly. You may have a...
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Is this My Brakes or The Steering
Of course, check to be sure that you have adequate power steering fluid and that the power steering belt is on and appropriately adjusted. If the belt is missing you can request belt replacement. If the power steering fluid level...
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Heater only blows cold
Hi There, It sounds like your coolant temp sensor may not be transmitting the proper signal to the computer. The coolant temp sensor helps to control the temperature of the coolant by relaying this to the computer which then causes...
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Lock ignition cylinder
You will need to inspect the damage that was done and if the key cylinder is all that is damaged or the housing that the ignition lock cylinder goes in to. You will also need to have the theft sensor...
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When gas leval reaches half a tank my car acts as if it has no gas when i get to a quarter it wont run
The fuel pump in the fuel tank is most likely leaking fuel where it hooks to the fuel pump housing. I recommend replacing the fuel pump in the fuel tank.
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Where can I install a fuse for my new power windows and locks on my 1996 GMC
Hello. I am not exactly clear what you are asking, but it sounds like you are having an issue trying to decide where to get power from for your new doors. The best thing to do would be to add...
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Poor performance
With the information that you provided, I would look at either the catalytic converter being clogged, or the actual fuel pressure getting to the fuel rail. As the converter ages, it is possible that the substrate in the converter can...
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Starting and idling problems
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the [oxygen sensors]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oxygen-sensor-replacement) which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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Is a Oil Filter Housing Repairable?
The oil filter housing is mounted to the engine with a special shape oring. If the housing is damaged then it should be replaced however it does not go bad unless it got damaged.
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Low coolant light came on.
Hi there. Check the coolant level sensor on the radiator and make sure that it's plugged in. If the radiator was replaced, there is a good possibility that the coolant level sensor could have been slightly plugged in and then...
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Car will not start
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1996 Buick Park Avenue to not start. You have done great in replacing the battery and starter as these are the usual suspects when the vehicle won't start. There are a few...
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Radiator steaming and green liquid on hood
The engine is overheating. You may have a leak and the coolant was low and caused the engine to overheat. If you have a known leak then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic repair the leak and replace the...
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Vehicle does not start
Hello. Before attempting to rewire the starting circuit, I would first try to repair or replace the broken harness or connector. A replacement harness or connector should not be that difficult to source from a dealership or parts place. If...
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Runs rough and misfires
Hello. The trigger system that your codes may be referring to could be the crankshaft or camshaft position sensors. Many engine management systems use these signals as a trigger point for their ignition systems. It could be possible that there...
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Engine knock is loud
Engine knocking noise can be due to low oil pressure and bearings inside the engine are worn or not getting the proper lubrication. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic listen to the noise and check oil...
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Nissan primera not running fast
Hi there. Unfortunately, we don't see many Nissan Primera's here in the US, as the vehicle was made primarily for Europe and Japan consumers. However, one item you might want to have your mechanic look into is a vacuum leak....
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Car keeps idling down and shutting off when I drive it.
Hello there and thanks for writing in. Generally belts will squeak when they are loose or not aligned correctly. Occasionally, they may need to have a bit of belt dressing put on them to lubricate them. Your idle issue may...
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Hard starting after replacing fuel pump
The fuel pump replacement and the subsequent hard starting might be mere coincidence. A way to find out is to request a hard starting diagnostic during which the responding mechanic will inspect not only the fuel supply system, but also...
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I had the mechanic to replace my vehicle speed senor and now my speedometer do not work. what must do to get my speedmeter working
You will need to first determine if the speed sensor is faulty or not. If the sensor is working correctly and was connected up then you will need to determine if the speedometer is broken inside. If the miles move...

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