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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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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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I have a 2005 Aztek Pontiac and while driving the vehicle automatically goes into neutral also my transmission does not have an in
Hi there. Although it may not be low transmission fluid, it might be an obstructed transmission fluid line that is causing this problem. It is also possible that a shift solenoid is damaged or the linkage itself is stuck or...
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My 2005 Aztek, streei g wheel shakes a little and make a slight rough sound when sitting at lights, stop signs. What may it be?
There are two initial possibilities: 1) worn or faulty motor mounts; and 2) an engine management problem such as a fuel or ignition system fault. If you do end up replacing motor mounts, genuine OEM mounts are recommended in order...
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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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Oxygen sensor is seized along with spark plug number 6. Can a mobile mechanic fix problem or do I need to take the car to a shop?
I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and check to see if they have the ability to remove the O2 sensor and the stuck spark plug on your vehicle on the road or the vehicle needs...
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My car overheated for the first time and now it cuts off while I'm driving what could that be?
There are a number of things that could be wrong if the vehicle overheated. Depending on how long it was overheated for and how severe the damage was, this may have caused a blown cylinder head gasket. A blown head...
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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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how can i program my new ignition to my ponitac aztek 2001 car? its still not turning on after putting a new ignition
Sometimes a special scan tool is required to program an ignition or a key to the vehicle. I would recommend calling your local dealership to determine if this is the case for your vehicle. You could also check in your...

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