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Intermittent problems with electrical system
Hello. It sounds like the problem you are having is an electrical one. It is also possible that you have an intermittent problem with the brake switch. If the instrument cluster is malfunctioning, this may cause the gas level gauge...
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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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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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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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New vehicle purchase.
The motor and transmission in the Aztec are solid. Of course, it there are a few things that can kill these motors. The intake manifolds, both the upper plenum and lower intake can develop coolant leaks. If these coolant leaks...
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When driving my car and i am going about 35 or higher in speed my car sways back and forth in the back end.
This is a common concern caused by a broken sway bar or trailing arms in the rear of the vehicle. This is most definitely a safety issue as you may lose control of the vehicle in bad weather or at...
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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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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 there. The radiator is plugged up on your vehicle. A plugged radiator will allow the engine to operate normally in town and on surface streets, but when driving at highway speeds with the engine running at a higher speed...
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i had a new water pump put on this past summer but then the power steering went out.
Driving with no power steering will not cause the engine to overheat alone. However, if the power steering pump has failed and is restricted from free wheeling, it is possible that this can break the serpentine belt. If the serpentine...
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need transmission 2003 Pontiac Aztek
Hello - unfortunately, transmission replacement is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Check with a local reputable transmission repair shop for this repair. Thanks for thinking of YourMechanic!
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Heater won't work
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged 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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Problem starting
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the vehicle may have stalled. Typically it is because it is not getting fuel, spark, or air. All of these systems are subject to the cold weather. To start, check...
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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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