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Will my car having shifting problems if my purge valve solenoid is bad
A leaking purge valve can cause a hard start and rough running after getting fuel due to vapors flooding the engine out. The shifting problem is most likely not related to the purge valve. This sounds like a shift solenoid...
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Won't Shift into drive, 2008 Pontiac G8
Unfortunately, it sounds like you have an internal transmission problem that will require the transmission be rebuilt or replaced. A transmission that won't go into any forward gear almost always indicates an internal mechanical problem as opposed to an electrical...
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Key won't turn over, 2009 Pontiac G8
An engine that cranks but doesn't start is lacking one or more of the following: compression, fuel, or spark. You need to check for each of the following to determine the cause. You can check fuel pressure using a dedicated...
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Installing a new BCM, 2009 Pontiac G8
According to the factory repair information, a replacement BCM must be programmed using OEM equipment. It states the vehicle will not start and many other functions will not operate properly until programming has taken place. My advice is to have...
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Broken belts oil leak
This vehicle uses only one belt and an automatic tensioner. You didn't say what engine you have, but the V8 engines are known for having problems with the harmonic balancer coming loose or falling apart. This could be one reason...
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Engine shakes when I turn on the car for the first time in the day
This is somewhat normal for this car upon start up unless it is excessive. As to the check engine light, I would suggest not clearing the codes, but rather having the computer scanned by a qualified mechanic from Your Mechanic...
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Does the engine need to be lifted forward in order to replace the oil pan gasket?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The oil pan is clear to be removed without lifting the motor. The original pan gasket is riveted to the pan. The new gasket does not need to be riveted on to pan for...
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would skipping an oil change cause a P0008 code
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0008 sets when the engine control module (ECM) detects an out of range variation in the mechanical timing of the crankshaft and the camshaft. The crankshaft and camshaft(s) are normally moving in a fixed position, relative to...
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Engine rattles when I I turn on my engine for the first time in the morning. It seems like it only does it when it's cold
Hello. Most likely, the noise you describe is coming from one or both of the camshaft phasers on your engine. These devices which are operated by engine oil pressure, vary camshaft timing (relative to the crankshaft), enhancing engine performance and...
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Hello. On 08 pontiac g8 do I have to replace the whole thermostat housing if is leaking or could just get seals and change thermo
Hi there: Today's OEM parts are made to be cost-effective as opposed to help mechanics fabricate repairs to be honest with you. So, it's probably a good idea to replace the entire housing for a few reasons. First, the thermostat...

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