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Overheating
There are only a few places the coolant is able to go in your cooling system. If your water pump is pumping the coolant and the thermostat is opening and closing properly, this only leaves the radiator itself that may...
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Car feels sluggish
Hi there: Once your vehicle starts, the job of the battery is pretty much complete. The alternator is what powers vehicle systems while the engine is running; which is possibly what's causing the battery to drain, and the engine to...
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Turn signal isnt working but hazards do
Hello. Your hazards are sent a constant source of power from the battery for emergency situations, while the turn signals are designed to be sent through the ignition switch. They will only turn on if the vehicle is on, and...
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Car overheated while driving and I repaired the crack in the radiator, now car will crank but not start why?
Hi there. The radiator should be properly repaired or replaced, the sealant is a temporary fix at best. The engine overheating, could have affected any number of components. It may be, the CKP (crankshaft position) sensor, and/or CMP (camshaft position)...
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My car started making a rattling noise?
Hi there. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find a repair facility you can trust. The knocking/rattle noise could be any number of components creating the noise. At this point the engine not cranking needs to be diagnosed, whether it...
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Changed head gasket car won't start.
Hi there: In most cases when a cylinder head gasket has been pushed due to overheating, it can cause additional damage to valve train hardware; most of the time problems with valve guides. However, if you've double checked all hardware;...
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Car won't blow any hot or cold air
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. The blower motor is a unit inside your vent system that blows warm air from the heater core to the vents when the heater is on or...
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I replaced the water pump but all the coolant leaked out - 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
If there was no leak prior to the water pump replacement, it is possible that the gasket sealing area between the water pump and the engine block has a leak. This is easy to find if you refill the system...
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Check Engine Light came on gave me a O2 sensor code. A week later the car broke down and won't start. It now has catalytic converter code.
It is helpful if you include the codes numbers. There are numerous O2 sensor and catalytic converter codes. There are two O2 sensors on your car. One is monitors the fuel ratio and the PCM (powertrain control module) uses it...
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What is causing a loud sound every time I step on the gas?
There are many different things that may cause an engine to struggle such as low fuel pressure, dirty or leaking fuel injectors, a failing or dirty mass air flow sensor and many other possibilities. Low fuel pressure will cause the...
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Trac Off, ABS, and service lights
Hello, when you have a light on for a system it indicates a fault with that system. The ABS and traction control system are link together using the same input information for the computer’s operation. ABS (anti-lock brake system) prevent...
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I have a '95 cavalier I recently unplugged the TCC sensor and I was driving then the car just stopped but engine was still running.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid is located in the transmission control module (valve body). The solenoid should be easy to remove without taking off the valve body. Remove the side oil pan to...
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I've got a P0507 code, what can I do?
Hi there. It sounds like the idle air control valve is stuck at the high idle position. The idle air control valve is located on the throttle body assembly and allows air to bypass the throttle plate to control the...
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Does using heat burn extra fuel?
Hey there. The heater in the car only requires the use of the heater blower to blow hot air out of the heater case. The heat is generated by blowing hot air across the heater core inside the A/C blower...
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Oil change intervals
I checked your vehicle maintenance schedule and it has a normal and a severe schedule. The normal schedule says to change the oil and filter every 7500 miles and the severe schedule says to change the oil and filter every...
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Want start,put ne fuel pump on.turns over but want start.
Hey there: The hard starting issue you're experiencing with your 2000 Chevy Cavalier may be caused by a bad air fuel sensor, O2 sensor or a simple mechanical problem like a clogged fuel injector, idle control valve or the...
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My car won't shift out of 1st gear. I replaced the engine with one from a Saturn, now it won't shift up.
The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) has failed or lost power to the transmission and computer system. The computer needs to recognize the road speed to perform an up shift. Check the VSS to make sure the harness is plugged in...
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I have a flat tire and the jack point is rusted.
Hi. If you look about six inches to a foot behind the jack point, the body of the car is there and is safe enough to use as a jack point for the car. The car jack may not fit...
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I just changed out my 2.0 to a 2.2 from a 1990 cavalier.
Hi there. Unfortunately, this is what is called a built in problem. The engine and wiring harness exchange from a 1986 2.0L to a 1990 2.2L is going to require circuit testing and wiring diagrams from both vehicles to correct...
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Can anyone help me verifying the safety and durability of a z4 Chevy cavalier before I buy the car.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Any vehicle that is in the market to purchase has a rating for crashes and demolition. The thing you would want to look at is not the crash report on the cars, but...

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