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Transmission will not go into gear when warmed up
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of potentially serious transmission issue. If the transmission was having issues prior to mixing in the additive it may be possible that doing so...
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If i upgrade my car's thermostat to a better brand/higher quality will that make my heater blower hotter air?
Hi there. You can change your thermostat to the cold weather thermostat if your vehicle is equipped with the stock or warm weather thermostat. For your vehicle, there is a thermostat for the temperature rating of 180 degrees fahrenheit for...
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Tail lights are all not working. Car doesn't have a relay switch. All fuses are working.
Hi there. Without being there to physically inspect your Buick, it's hard to give you an accurate diagnosis of why the tail lights are not working. There is an electrical relay within the headlight switch that sends a signal to...
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Ignition
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you may have damaged broken either the ignition switch or ignition lock cylinder. If the tab that was broken came directly off of the steering column, then you may have to...
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Im having a really hard time shifting into any gear other than 5th in my truck. I have to use alot of force to shift into gear.
You need to have the hydraulic clutch checked to see if it is disengaging the clutch as it should. The clutch is not disengaging and is the cause of the gears not being able to be shifted. You may have...
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Car wont remain running when you take your foot off the gas.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve or potentially a bad throttle position sensor. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with...
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Timing chain gears.
There are several parts that will need to be changed when doing a timing chain replacement. Typically, you will need to replace the chain, the timing gears, and any guides or tensioners that are associated with the timing chain. Also,...
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How much to fix the alternator
Hi there. In order to provide you with an accurate quote, please fill out a request for an alternator replacement. Once we receive your data, we'll be able to send you an estimate.
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What would be the common or uncommon causes for gas mileage to drop by almost 50%?
Hi Wayne, There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and...
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Calipers seem to stick
The brake caliper slides may be in need of being cleaned and lubed. This should be done at every brake pad change. It is not always done when the brakes are replaced. This would be the first thing I would...
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What is the line going to the slave cylinder called?
The hydraulic lines that are coming from the slave cylinder are the same as regular brake lines. If you have a leak in one of these lines, unfortunately the line will need to be flared and bent to fit. Typically...
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wont start
It sounds to me like you could have an issue with your ignition switch. I would recommend having your ignition switch tested by a qualfied professional to determine if it is working properly. The ignition switch is what causes your...
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What's the thing call that connects your wheel to the putter tie ride and to the upper and lower ball joints
The part you are referring to is called the spindle. It connects the upper and lower control arms and connecting to the steering tie rod end. The brake caliper attaches to it also.
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High mileage and oil grade.
The oil that the manufacturer recommends is 5w30 and it is the only oil that you should use. If you try to use a thicker 10w30 or 10w40 then you may be not lubricating the engine good enough. The thicker...
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How do I differentiate when I need to change the starter vs replacing the starter relay?
Hi There, The starter relay is a separate component from the starter and will generally not make any clicking sounds when it is failing. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the...
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Low heat
Hi There, You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that...
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Backup light comes on when brake i depress
First, make sure the reverse lights are not just simply always on, which might signify a fault with the neutral safety switch. If indeed, illumination is only occurring with brake light illumination, check to be sure that you have the...
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Feels like rideing on a ridged motorcycle
You could have seized shocks or binding suspension components. You may need to disconnect the shocks and check to see if the suspension moves freely or the shocks are binding the suspension. If after disconnecting the shocks the suspension does...
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I have a 1999 chevy Tahoe that only blow air from the defrost vents. How can I get the air to blow in your face of feet?
The control actuator that moves the door to control this may have a wiring connector issue due to connections at control head and actuator wiring was miss routed and it pulls the harness connector wires too taught. You should disconnect...
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The power locks and windows will not work when a door is open.
The wiring to the switches that control the locks and windows travels through the door and enters the car body through a flexible, usually rubber, conduit. Over time, repeated opening and closing of the door(s) causes stress (mechanical flexing) of...

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