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Car cranks over but wont start. Looking for some answers maybe...
There are several possible causes for a vehicle to crank and not start. There could be a bad fuel pump, faulty plugs, bad timing belt/chain, faulty ignition, failed camshaft/crankshaft sensor, or any number of other possible causes. It would first...
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Overheating, blowing cold air, and engine block shakes when in neutral or park.
Hello, you are probably right, with little to no flow of the coolant being the issue. This would have to be inspected for head gasket failure. The coolant fans are on because the computer reacts to overheating inputs. Over time...
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My brakes quit working.
The brake fluid should be checked to see if the fluid is real low indicating a leak in the system. If fluid is not leaking out then your master cylinder may be leaking internally and need to be replaced to...
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For several months my card temp gauge fluctuate while driving, sometimes normal around 190, sometimes it goes higher or lower
This sounds like the thermostat was working very erratic up until it stopped working all together causing the overheating. You should first replace the thermostat and make sure it does not overheat anymore. Run with heater on to get all...
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Car will not start
Hi there: It's possible that the stalling problem was caused by an ignition system failure; such as a crankshaft position sensor or electrical harness connection to the sensor that is causing your problems. It's also possible that the alternator or...
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my mechanic says have take apart timing chain to make sure buy right parts ( is that true)
Hi there: It really depends on what parts need to be replaced. If you have an internal engine component that is damaged; it's necessary to remove a few parts to gain access to inspect the engine for damage. In most...
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car will not start when its below 35vdegrees out i bought a high cranking amp battery had fuel pump and filter changed when it sta
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle does struggle when the temperature is low. If the starter is not cranking over in this situation, then the issue may be fuse or wiring related. There is a starter relay located...
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Loss of engine power
The check engine light on with the O2 sensor codes reading suggests that you may have other fueling issues that may have contributed to your prior catalytic converter problem. The fact that both O2 sensors are setting a code also...
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Turn signals and hazards don't work 2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Hello - the problem you are experiencing is a failure of the turn signal/hazard warning flasher unit. The flasher unit performs the flash function for both your turn signals, and the emergency hazard flasher function. I recommend a turn signal/hazard...
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Turn Signals/Hazards Not Working 2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Hello - the problem you are experiencing is a failure of the turn signal/hazard warning flasher unit. The flasher unit performs the flash function for both your turn signals, and the emergency hazard flasher function. I recommend a turn signal/hazard...
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Trouble programming key fob
Unfortunately, this vehicle is similar to many other GM vehicles in the fact that a special scan tool is required to program the key fob. This means that the dealership will need to be the one to program the key...
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Cooling fans is not working. Replaced the temperature sensor and the fan is still not working. Disconnect the sensor harness and the fans works.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the electrical wiring to the fans from that connect to the coolant temperature sensor. Check the wiring for any loose connections or any corrosion that could keep the sensor from making a...
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added power steering fluid then noticed it was for Honda/acura
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Honda's power steering fluid should not be used in your GM vehicle. While they keep the major details of the chemical make up relatively hard to find, they make it clear the fluid is...
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can't turn steering wheel
Hi there: If your power steering pump is functioning and the steering wheel does not turn, it's likely that an internal component inside the steering column is damaged. It's a good idea to have a professional mechanic complete a steering...
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My Car Won't Turn Over. What Is The Problem?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. To start, have you tried jump starting the vehicle? The clicking you are hearing is the starter trying to engage, but not being able to. This is either because the starter has failed, is...
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Low coolant?
Hi Shelley, It sounds like you may have been low on coolant prior to filling it up and that maybe that could have cured your problem. If that did not cure the problem, there may be other things such as...
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My car runs and shifts gears but will not move what can be problem 1995 Pontiac Grand Am
Hello - check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for free on a "time-available" basis. It is possible a component of the shift linkage in the steering...
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Why does my car loose RPM when I'm driving?
Hi there. First check all of the fluids and make sure that they are full and top off all low fluids. Then check the battery and make sure that it has a full charge of 12.6 volts. If the voltage...
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After putting new gaskets all the way around the grand am, it is squealing and smoking somewhere from the block
Hi there. Without being there to physically inspect what you're describing, it's difficult to pinpoint what might be causing the smoke. It could be residual oil or solvents that were used during the repair that are simply burning off; or...
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Overheating
You may have a stuck thermostat if it is overheating. If the system was low on coolant from a leak then the water pump or head leaks are common. If system runs normal after cooled and topped off with coolant...

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