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Key won't turn in the ignition switch.
Hi there. If the key can go into the ignition switch and turn then the key is the right one. If the switch is not turning all the way, then the switch is damaged and needs replaced with the key...
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Why is my car leaking antifreeze?
Based on your description it sounds like your engine is overheating and the overheating is accompanied by a coolant leak. Coolant leaks can be both a cause and a consequence of overheating. Consequently, once the leak is repaired, your vehicle...
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oil light, security light, and battery light stay on after key is off and removed from ignition, whipers also quit working.
Hello. You likely have issue with your ignition switch or fuse box. More than likely it is a problem with your ignition switch. When an ignition switch goes bad internally it may cause other components to be stay on and...
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New TCC solenoids
Hello. The TCC solenoid should be checked with a scan tool tell if it is working properly. A technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to check the TCC solenoid with a scan tool. It could be that...
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Transmission drives forward in reverse.
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motor mounts cracked on a car i just purchased. Did I get a good deal?
Hi. If you have that amount of problems with the vehicle the seller should be willing to compensate you in some form or fashion, though $700 does seem like a decent deal. Motor mounts cracking are a common maintenance need...
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Warning lights still on 2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi there - the next level of diagnostics are going to be required - specifically the ABS system. (Top level OBD II codes aren't enough here) I suspect you have a wheel speed sensor that is dirty or malfunctioning. These...
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Will a Oxygen senor keep your car from cranking
You could completely remove the oxygen sensor(s) from the vehicle and that would not prevent the engine from starting. However, if you have a bad coolant temperature sensor which prevents the ECM/PCM from adjusting the air fuel ratio at start-up,...
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The shift stick button is stuck can't get it out of park? 2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi there - this problem sounds like the shifter interlock mechanism is malfunctioning. There can be, however a number of pieces to this simple-sounding mechanism. The electrical relay that physically releases the interlock may not be working (fuse, or failure...
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Car cranks won't turn over, fuel pump not turning on but was remove and tested it has power and is working. Fuses good relay good.
There can be a sensor or electronic control unit (ecu) issue. If for example, the crankshaft sensor is faulty, the ecu may not see engine revolution when you're cranking. If either due to a faulty crank sensor, or ecu, the...
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Sounds like bottom is falling out when driving car.
Hi there. A noise under the vehicle is very difficult to diagnose without completing a test drive. It is very possible that you have an exhaust leak, a loose exhaust bracket or a perhaps a loose stabilizer bar bushing. In...
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Car will not start when the engine is hot.
Hi there. If there is fuel and the engine will not start up when it is at operating temperature, then either the crankshaft position sensor is getting hot and not making a connection or the coolant temperature sensor is malfunctioning...
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Overheating condition of my engine.
Either there is still air in the system causing steam which will make the sending unit spike to the high levels or the coolant temperature sensor - sending unit is not working. If a coolant temperature sensor - sending unit...
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Just replaced catalytic converter. Ran great that day, today it's again struggling to get up hills. What else should I do? 2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi there - you don't mention a "Check Engine light on" situation, but I would check for problem codes that may provide some hints as to the power loss. A malfunctioning oxygen sensor, or fuel pressure regulator, may result in...
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What could be bent after being towed backwards?
If a vehicle hits something, or is damaged in recovery (towing), almost any part of the suspension can be bent or broken. In your circumstance, inasmuch as the tire wear is so extreme a mere visual inspection of the suspension...
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My car keeps cutting off everytime I turn my steering wheel. Cranks up just fine but once I turn the wheel it turns off.
Hi There, Your car has a power steering pressure switch that sends a signal to the engine computer when the steering wheel is turned. In response, the engine computer commands the fuel injectors to introduce a little more fuel into...
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How much a bumper a trunk in a frame cost for 2004 Pontiac Grand am
Hi there. Unfortunately, there are services that our mobile mechanics do not offer. You would be better served to contact a local body repair shop. Thanks.
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Car lost power steering at 6pm on way home. Filled reservoir before I went to bed, next morning it was all drained out on ground.
This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The power steering system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much as 300...
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P0507 code...Please help
Hi There, Replacing the idle control valve is a great start. I would also suggest checking the throttle blade adjustment to be sure that it is adjusted properly. When this is out of adjustment, this may allow excess air into...
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I have a 2001 Pontiac grand am. A week ago I got an oil change as usual. Yesterday the change oil light came on. Is this bad?
Hello there. Usually when the oil change warning light is illuminated on the dash after an oil change, it's just a simple glitch in the ECU and not an indication of a major problem. However, there are some instances where...

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