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top of radiator cracked, can I fill with water and drive four miles to a mechanic?
It is not advisable to drive the vehicle as the engine may overheat and cause engine damage. You could tow it or have a mobile mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you and replace it where you are....
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My A/C only blows cold on recirculate
Hello. You will always get colder air when on recirculate. When taking in the outside air the A/C system will be able to drop the temperature coming in by about 20 to 30 degrees. This means if the outside air...
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my drivers side low beam is not working
The connector for the head light bulbs should be checked to see if it has any brown heat damage. If it does, then it will need to be replaced with a new connector from the GM dealer. Make sure you...
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I have problem ( Engine power Reduced ), Code 1682 ignition 1 switch circuit 2
The P1682 code means that there is a difference in voltage between the ignition switch circuit 1 and circuit 2. There are a few things that can cause this - including a fault with the ignition switch itself or a...
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Service Traction ESC light came on, What is this?
The ESC light indicates that there is a problem with the Electronic Stability Control. Many times this is caused by a failing wheel speed sensor. Have the vehicle scanned and diagnostic trouble codes read to help indicate if a sensor...
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No crank when hot
The PCM supplies power to the purple/white wire which activates the starter relay. I would disconnect that wire from the PCM, mostly likely it would need to be cut somewhere it can be easily repaired or you will need to...
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Car feels like it is going to cut off
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. You engine may have carbon build up on the valves and clogged injectors. I recommend having the combustion chambers and injectors cleaned. Once this is done then I...
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Antifreeze started leaking out of my car after I parked close to a curb. Some piece came off.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This suggests that the bottom of the radiator or radiator hose may be damaged, since there is antifreeze leaking. A physical inspection would be needed to confirm this. If...
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My car got rammed in the front, car is overheating
Hi, thanks for writing in. Usually during a front end collision, the first component damaged (besides the fenders or bumpers) is the radiator or supporting components attached to the radiator. The orange fluid is most likely coolant leaking from the...
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My new front brake pads and rotors are making noise
Hello. Organic brake pads have a reputation for being quiet most of the time. Most of the complaints come from squeaks when the pads are wet. You describe your symptoms as more of a grinding, metal on metal, type of...
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Got into a fender bender, now my car is leaking a lot of red-ish fluid from under my passenger headlight.
The car is not safe to drive with the fluid leaking. It is most likely the transmission line leaking and driving it will damage the transmission. Have the vehicle towed to body shop.
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My seat will no longer recline in my 2007 Saturn Aura
Hello. If this started right after jumping another vehicle it is possible that a fuse was blown. If the battery cables were installed backwards or if the cables were installed directly to the battery then this can occur. I would...
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I had my coolant temperature senor change about to weeks ago. It has be working great up intill yesterday after I got off of work. 2007 Saturn Aura
Hello - from your symptoms, it sounds like either the coolant temperature sensor is malfunctioning (or disconnected), or the thermostat is stuck open, not allowing the engine to warm up properly. Check coolant level to make sure you haven't lost...
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Replaced TPS but now car doesn't decelerate unless I press the brake and slow it down that way.
Hi there. Sounds like the cruise control switch is malfunctioning and keeping the computer engaged with the throttle position sensor (TPS). Check the cruise control switch and see if it sets, increases speed, decreases speed, and disables. When disabling the...
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Automatic lights no longer come on after replacing headlight
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, make sure you check for a burnt fuse in the fuse box. This would disable the system if the burned out light caused an electrical surge of some kind. Do the headlights...
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I have a 2008 Saturn aura... it won't start my dash board keeps saying engine power reduced
Engine power reduced is a fail safe mode that many cars use today to protect the engine or transmission from further damage and to keep the driver safe when the engine or transmission is experiencing a critical failure. In your...
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Cars leaking antifreeze
Hi there: In most cases a coolant leak is caused by a coolant hose that is damaged, a radiator seal that has broken or another component of the cooling system that is damaged. The best way to diagnose this issue...
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Gear selector cable/linkage loose, car will not start
Hi there - based on your description, I believe part of the gear selector cable/linkage is no longer anchored or connected. Besides the "free movement" of the shifter as you describe, it is also not registering properly with the neutral...
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What do I have to do to change a thermostat
Drain the coolant a little to lower coolant level below thermostat housing. Remove throttle inlet tube for access to thermostat housing under throttle body. Remove upper hose and heater hoses from housing. Remove housing bolts and replace thermostat. Reinstall components...
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Charging system failure.
Hi There, You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to....

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