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Fuel pump blue line
If the tubing is a hard plastic nipple, or is part of a GM quick connect system, generally the part has to be replaced because in the field "work-around" repairs are not safe and reliable. This is particularly the case...
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It makes a thumping sound when driving straight and it gets worse when you go faster
Noises can be difficult to give a direct answer without hearing them live, but I can give you some directions to take. Tires can give off a thumping sound due to irregular wear or a shifted belt. If you can...
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Will my car make it?
Hi there. If your vehicle is operating fine, then the vehicle should make the trip just fine. For the vehicle vibrating at very high speeds, then there could be an unbalanced tire or the CV Shafts could be worn and...
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Car runs hot replaced the thermostat still running hot whats the problem
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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I can't figure out how to get the front speakers out because they are on top of the dashboard
Hi there. Your best bet here is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier. This will give you instructions on how to remove the firewall from the engine bay or the dashboard, as this is...
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Where is the transmission mount on a 2002 Chevrolet cavalier 2.2?
The transmission mount is located on the back side of the transmission attached to the sub-frame. You will need a jack to support the transmission to remove the mount. If you need further assistance with your transmission mounts, then seek...
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My wife's oil cap blew off and oil got all over the engine. Car has no power. When I hook up jumper cables it will rev up but wo
Hi there. This symptom can be cause by a plugged PCV system, or more likely severe blow-by, where combustion gasses blow the oil out of the crankcase and up to the valve covers. This could be cause by broken rings...
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My car will not start
It sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch. As you may know, your ignition has several circuits: Always On - Connected directly to the battery and is not affected by the ignition switch. This includes: alarm, interior lights,...
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After I changed the clutch in my 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier I do not have power to everything
Hi there. If everything was working prior to the replacement of the clutch then you need to first check the ground connections on the transmission and the block. If all of the electrical connections were checked then I would suspect...
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Is there a dogbone mount on the driver's side? There's one on the passenger side, but it seems fine 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hi - no, there is only the one dogbone link up top. There are 2 motor/transmission mounts where the engine/transmission are supported by the chassis, and these should be inspected for failure. They become soft, and fail with time, exposure...
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When I brake my my steering wheel turns to the right and car pulls to the left and make a clunk noise when I let go off the brakes
Hi there. A car that pulls to one side when braking is an indication of a potentially dangerous situation, and should be inspected and repaired as soon as possible. Some common issues that cause this include a collapsed brake caliper...
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How hard is it to change your muffler
If you see a hole in the muffler then you should have an exhaust shop check the entire exhaust system to see if other leaks are found and what needs to be done to repair the exhaust leaks. The check...
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Brake Booster
Hi Laura, It sounds like you may have a bad brake booster. The reason the brakes work when the car is not running is that the vacuum The brake booster is a mechanism that uses vacuum pressure to take...
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Sluggish acceleration, excessive gas usage, transmission not shifting properly and real heavy exhaust smoking??? Repair costs???
If the exhaust has been smoking heavily for some time, a plugged catalytic converter would possibly account for at least some of the difficulty you are describing. But, that diagnosis is speculative. You could do a quick check on intake...
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The engine is running hot.
The seal or gasket is not sealed properly on the thermostat housing. A loose bolt, torn gasket, or wet silicone will cause the thermostat housing to leak. If you need further assistance with a coolant leak, then seek out a...
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Car trys to start without the key
Hello There, it sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. A failed starter solenoid may allow the starter run but would not energize the ignition switch, so the engine would turn over, but not run on its own....
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overheating 120 minutes (or more) into vehicle operation signs of cyliner head crack?
The cooling system can be pressurized, using test equipment, and if no external leaks appear, yet pressure drops, that is an indication of an internal leak of the sort you are referring to. Such a leak could be from a...
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Could this cause ur car to stall in warmer weather? My car never stalls during winter months. But from spring on its a neverendin
You should have the check engine light and engine scanned to see if the engine may be running lean due to low fuel pressures or clogged injectors. You should also have the mass airflow sensor cleaned and checked for proper...
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BRAKE FLUID LEAK; REAR DRIVER SIDE 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hi - the brake fluid leak you discovered could be a damaged brake line, or leaking brake caliper or wheel cylinder. I recommend a brake system inspection ASAP, performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who...
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clutch pedal droppedto floor
There are a limited number of issues that can cause the clutch pedal to drop to the floor, and stay there. A failed clutch pressure plate, failed clutch master/slave cylinder, malfunctioning clutch pedal assembly, or having air in the clutch...

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