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My car is running hot
I would recommend checking for smoke coming from your exhaust. Since you are not able to find a leak and you are positive that the coolant is not mixing with the oil, it is very likely that your engine is...
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CD player won't accept CDs after I removed the one in it
Hello. If this issue occurred after you removed a CD that was previously stuck, then it is likely that the CD player or drive has failed or jammed. Usually the only way to remedy this issue is to replace...
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I put a new water pump and new thermostat and its still running hot. now the serpentine belt had broken off. what's wrong with car
Hi there. What you're describing sounds like you may have a serpentine belt, pulley, or another belt driven component that has failed. The water pump is driven by the serpentine belt and cannot circulate the engine coolant if the belt...
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After fixing my radiator, radiator hose, thermostat, and idle control valve my car continues to idle very high and run hot. Help??
Hello, high idle can be represented by many conditions. A heater core would not cause this unless you have a coolant leak and the core was leaking. There are tests that can be performed to test a water pump (coolant...
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My car shuts down when I'm driving down road, like it ran out of gas. It also overheats and blows cold air when the heat it on.
The very first step you need to take is getting a scan run on the computer. Take your car to a technician or a local parts store and have them scan the car. They will give you a list of...
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Work Involved to replace fuel line and cost required.
When a fuel line has become rusted, the fuel line must be cut off and replaced with a new flared line. This process can be very dangerous as sparks from the cutting tool can cause a fire or explosion. Due...
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Knocking from front right tire after getting a flat and putting a new tire and rim on. 2003 Olds Alero
Hi there. Chances are the noise heard from the right front wheel is the result of the replacement rim and tire. This may not be safe to drive and should be corrected, before continued driving. If the rim is correct...
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My car isn't accelerating right, and has trouble getting to 60 mph
If the oxygen sensor is bad, then the computer could be putting the mass airflow sensor into limp mode, making the engine accelerate at a slower rate. This is to prevent any further damage to the engine. I suggest replacing...
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Rough idle and loss of power during acceleration. What could it be?
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. This is a unit that reads the air intake into the motor as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. The...
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Loud knocking from motor that randomly started while driving down the road at 45 mph.
If the oil is not being consumed, it will turn black due to heat and carbon buildup. If the oil passages were dirty with carbon and other buildup, then the new oil acts as a detergent and will pick up...
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Car keeps stalling - 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
It looks as if you might have some sort of electrical gremlin inside your Oldsmobile Alero. I had a similar problem with my 2001, and we determined that it was a bad ignition relay that was shorting out the ignition...
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Just had a fuel pump replaced and spark plugs replaced 4 days ago. And now it is not starting again. What could this problem be.
Hi there: There are several things that could be faulty with your Oldsmobile Alero that are causing the non-starting issue. It's possible that other fuel system or ignition system components may also be faulty; including a crankshaft position sensor, mass...
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Heater fan work's. After about. A half hour heat gets less. Fan still works. But no heat.
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a faulty heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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Car is struggling to turn over
Hello. Thanks for writing in. To start, lets determine what you mean by "struggling to turn over". Does it sound like the starter is working at its prime, and the problem is with the engine? Or does the starter lag...
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Misfire and P0420
Hello - the P0420 and the inconsistent waveform for the post-cat O2 sensor might be related to your failing intake manifold gasket issue. If tiny droplets of coolant are being sucked into the engine - one failure mode for this...
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My car runs hot immediately after starting, I just noticed it yesterday.
A small coolant leak will in time become a bigger issue. It is not good for the engine to be overheated because it can damage the engine internally. Water is okay to use for a temporary fix. Any condition with...
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The other day I had just parked and turned off my car then about 10 minutes later I went to start it and it shook and stalled
Every engine needs three things to start and run. Spark, air, and fuel. Unless the air intake is restricted, air is almost always present. If spark and/or fuel are missing, the vehicle will not run. Lack of spark can be...
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Car is skipping while idling and while driving. Added new spark plugs and wires and it's still doing the same thing
Hey there. The coil pack is one of a few different components that can contribute to a misfire. The ignition module which sits beneath the coil pack can be at fault. Other components can be a faulty fuel injector or...
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Brakes
In normal operation, brake fluid will be drawn down in the master cylinder, over time, as the brake pads wear. As the pads wear, the caliper piston has to move further out in its cylinder and the resulting void fills...
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My car wouldn't start until I sprayed some starter spray
Hello. Typically when one has the results you have with starter spray, you are facing a fuel issue. Did the vehicle continue to run after it started, or did the vehicle start for a moment and then stall? When you...

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