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Code p0140 we replaced 02 sensor and catalatyic converter
The vehicle should have an original equipment HO2S not aftermarket generic. For a P0140 code, the wiring harness should be closely inspected for damage: chafing, pinches, melting, or water intrusion into connector. Exhaust leaks upstream of the HO2S must be...
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Car hissing and overheating
This could be an indication of either a cooling system issue, or possibly a head gasket. Never check the cooling system on a hot engine, or when the system is pressurized, or serious injury may result. The cooling system will...
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Groaning noise in SUV front end
Hello. There are several components that could be causing this problem. The power steering pump, serpentine belt tensioner, serpentine belt pulley, or water pump could be going bad. It is also possible that the compressor clutch is faulty. I would...
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Key won't turn after inserting into ignition
Hello. It sounds like the ignition has locked up and this is preventing your key from working properly. This sometimes happens if the components inside the ignition gets worn out and gets stuck, preventing the key from turning the ignition....
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Bad catalytic converter and white smoke from tire
Hello. This does sound like a problem related to the catalytic converter being faulty. The smoke from the driver’s side front wheel could be caused by the front driver side caliper locking up. This may make the wheel difficult to...
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What can cause your car to stall out and what can cause the rpms to go up?
It sounds like you are getting a bad reading from the crankshaft or camshaft sensor. Have the computer scanned and the data stream monitored for problems with the two sensors to see which one is causing the stall and erratic...
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Brakes vibrating when pressing brake pedal
Hello, typically when brakes are vibrating, there is usually something mechanically wrong like warped rotors, loose wheel bearings or worn tie rod ends. Checking the tie rod and wheel bearings is easy. The vehicle must be jacked in the air...
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My car jerks when it reaches 2000 rpms, what could the cause of this be?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There are a lot of potential causes of this problem, all of which are hard to diagnose without being in front of the car. It could have a failing mass air flow sensor, a...
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Does a transmission rebuild kit fix transmission slipping and seal leaking?
A transmission rebuild kit will normally include all seals and gaskets as well as other major components that contribute to the overall performance of the transmission. If the part is a wear item or a potential leak source, the rebuilt...
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Q: Power steering Leak
The leak sound like it is coming from the rack and pinion seals. A sealer will not work for power steering pressure leaks in most cases. You will need to have the system pressure tested and then the rack and...
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Q: My car key won't turn in the ignition
A number of things can make the ignition difficult or impossible to turn. A faulty ignition switch or ignition tumbler may not signal the shifter interlock properly, preventing the ignition from turning. Also, a damaged,loose, or misadjusted shifter mechanism can...
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Q: Why is my car not moving?
Hi There, This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates...
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Hit a gutter and busted my tire, but it started leaking on the driver's side. What's the problem?
Hello. It may have possible that you ran over something and it punctured the drivers side tire at or near the same time you hit the gutter on the passenger side. In order to find a leak in a tire,...
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Stripped water pump bolt/screw
Unfortunately, the stripped bolt in your water pump housing may very well have backed out causing the seal on the water pump gasket to be compromised resulting in the pump leaking coolant which may cause the motor to overheat. Depending...
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Overheating only after driving on highway for while and the driver side heater won't work.
Hi. It sounds like there could be serval things causing the problem you are having. There is a possibility that the radiator is partical clogged up causing the suv to overheat when the pressure in the radiator is high because...
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Q: ABS sensor
The ABS wheel sensors are a commonly known part to fail. As you know, these are located at each wheel and help the ABS system detect abnormalities in driving conditions which causes the ABS system to engage. Occasionally, these sensors...
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I need an oil pan gasket, I've had a slow leak jiffy lube tells me 2003 Pontiac Aztek
Hi there - yes, it's probably safe to drive with a slow leak; however, increasing the frequency of checking your oil level becomes crucial with a known leak. Checking every day is not unreasonable if the leak is severe. I...
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IAC or Fuel Pump?
Hi There, Based on what you are describing this could be related to either the idle air control valve or the fuel pump as they both impact the flow of the air/fuel charge into the motor. I would be inclined...
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P0302 2003 Pontiac Aztek
Hi there - if I'm reading your notes correctly, you "checked" the plugs and wires, but did not replace them. For your mileage, you need to replace the spark plugs at least, and possibly the plug wires as well. Misfiring...
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In the middle of driving my car stops moving but is still running.
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...

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