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Engine revs when I turn it on and doesn't go back down.
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speed, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes an excessive imbalance in the air/fuel...
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Ck engine soon light is on
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be investigated and repaired. However, the seriousness of the malfunction is hard to judge unless and until a Code Scanner is used by the Mechanic to download...
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Radiator
Hi there. Sludge can form inside the coolant lines due to multiple causes, but a head gasket being damaged is typically not one of them (unless you're car is overheating). Black or cloudy coolant can be caused by excessive rust...
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electrical ( headlights )
It is possible both bulbs are burned out. The low beam filament in each bulb should be tested with an ohmmeter. The bulbs can also be powered off the car to see if both filaments work but be wary of...
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Shaking while idling
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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Fuel pump
Immediately upon turning the key to the "on" position (NOT start position), you should clearly hear the fuel pump in the fuel tank momentarily "whirrr" as the pump pressurizes the fuel system. If you don't hear the pump "whirrr" momentarily,...
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I have a 2001 buick century it heater wasn't blowing hot, kept saying low coolant, would add half gal to gallon of antifreeze.
Hi there. When the heater doesn't work, it's commonly accompanied by an overheating problem. This could be caused by a broken heater core, a clogged heater core or perhaps as you've indicated, a broken head gasket. I would highly recommend...
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About the starter
This would depend on what the replacement procedure for the starter calls for. If the manufacturer recommends that the engine be lifted in order to remove the starter, it is very likely that this is required in order to remove...
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Hello, I had a 02 sensor downstream placed in my car so I had another diagnosis done and it's saying 02 sensor.. so should I have
Sensor 1 would be the upstream sensor and Sensor 2 would be the downstream sensor. Replace the upstream sensor and you should be fine. NOTE: I have seen many vehicles throw a Sensor 2 fault soon after replacing Sensor 1,...
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My engine was move and it just cut off when started it want turn over
If your engine will not turn over it is likely that you have a dead battery or a faulty starter. I would recommend a no start inspection be performed on your vehicle to determine the exact cause of this issue....
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the ac only works on defrost
Air is directed between the different vents by vacuum. When the a/c controls are moved to the different positions, this signals the blend door, or doors, behind the dash to redirect the airflow. A few things can keep that from...
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What will happen to my car if the rpm is high when idling?
If the "idle" speed is over 1,200 RPM, it's not wise to drive the car both for safety reasons and due to the possibility of repeated harsh transmission engagements and driveline wear. The vehicle's drivetrain was not designed to accommodate...
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Rear of car almost fishtails above 35
Hi there. It's quite possible that during your ditch experience that are rear suspension component may have been damaged, such as a shock mount or strut. It's also common for the rear stabilizer bar to become damaged during a rear...
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Knocked cig ash tray off track now cigarette lighter doesn't work or charge
The issue is most likely that your electrical harness is damaged to the accessory outlet. It could also be a fuse was popped when the ash tray was removed. Unfortunately, replacing this component is not something our mobile mechanics offer....
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It says service engine soon usually in the morning while warming up and goes out but does not come back on.
The check engine light should come on when you turn the key to the "on" position, but without starting or running the car. That function allows you to do a bulb check but also indicates that the PCM (computer) is...
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Car starts sometimes for a few seconds. Car ran completely out of gas. I changed the fuel filter, and change battery in the remote.
Hi there. The fuel pressure needs to be checked on the fuel rail. There should be at least 30 psi on the fuel rail. If the fuel pressure is good, then there could be air in the fuel rail causing...
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Car won't maintain an idle.
Hi there. Try turning on the ignition to the ’ON’ position 3 times with 30 seconds each time to see if the fuel system had air in the rail. This will help with the air in the system. When starting,...
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I believe a vacuum leak, maybe head gasket.
Hi there. If your vehicle tends to stall out when all of the vacuum lines are hooked up, then there is an issue either with the air coming into the engine or the combustion is not good enough to keep...
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'00 Buick Century Custom. V6 3100. I am at a loss...
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system...
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My car cranks but won't start. Had codes read and it's say left front wheel speed sensor. Can you help?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty traction control module. The wheel speeds senors are located at each of the four wheels and process wheel speed ad relay this information to the traction control module which uses...

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