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2000 grand am gt is shifting at 3500 4000 Rpms not really normal takes about 4 seconds to shift into second gear and even second g
Hi there. Typically when the transmission shifts at a higher RPM than usual, it's caused by transmission fluid that is old or obstructed in the hydraulic lines of the transmission. The best way to resolve this issue is to have...
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Why is my car over heating and leaking orange fluid?
It sounds like you may have a coolant leak of some kind resulting from the engine overheating. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing...
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Check engine on knocking engine milky cap but not in oil change loud knocking noise while driving and cold start up
Coolant leaks can be external or internal. If the coolant is leaking internally into the cylinders or crankcase, that will require a fairly significant repair. If the coolant is leaking externally, unless the leak is at the head gasket or...
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Did intake gasket. Car now bogs and stalls when started. Maf and misfire codes
Hello, thank you for writing in. Simply pulling the mass airflow sensor is not a good enough test. You will want to test it with a multimeter to get an accurate reading on how it is working. The symptoms you...
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Grand Am headlights flashing even when car is off. 2004
Hello there. Most of the time, this type of problem is caused by a loose headlight lamp connection, a faulty electrical relay or a problem with the headlight switch itself. If the switch is damaged, it can cause the headlights...
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While driving my Pontiac grand am the SECURITY light came on and stayed on. What could be wrong ?
Your car does have a factory security system and you may need to make sure your keys are programmed to the car or it may leave you unable to start the car. Have the system scanned with a dealer or...
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I have p0128, p0304, and p0420 engine will not run.
I believe it was the P0128 code that did it. This code indicates a faulty thermostat or a faulty coolant temperature sensor. If the P0420 code has been around for a while, this would not only not have caused the...
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Car died while exiting the free way. Went to restart and couldn't even get it to rev. What could it be?
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both....
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT security light on constantly and the car will only start after battery is run down and jumped.
Hello, thank you for writing in. You should start by scanning the vehicle for diagnostic codes to see what the security light is trying to tell you. Do this after you can get it to start and can take it...
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Turning left I get a rhythmic chirp, sounds like brake pad indicator; chirping increases w/ speed; stops when brake applied
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noises you are hearing are most likely the brakes. What is causing them to chirp is what needs to be the main focus, at least until you can rule out the braking system....
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My car feels like the brakes are engaging on their own when I am driving
This is normally due to brake calipers sticking. I would recommend having a brake inspection performed to determine the exact cause of this issue. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done at your home or office.
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1987 Pontiac Grand Am Se 3.0 v6 three speed, does the bottom trans line go to the bottom or top of the radiator.
The outlet from the transmission is plumbed to the top radiator connection. The bottom port on the radiator goes to the inlet (return) on the transmission. The return port in the transmission will have an internal check valve for identification....
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Check engine light came on, stayed 2-3 days, then went off.
If the check engine light is off, the engine operating temperature is fully within the normal range (not too cold and not too hot) and there are no outward signs of engine malfunction, you need do nothing at this time....
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my car leaks coolant but is fine with water. it also recently had a new water pump and thermostat put in why would this happen?
You are probably just seeing "randomness" in the leak rate when you add water versus coolant; both will leak at the same rate. What you want to do, of course, is just simply get the leak pinpointed and repaired. If...
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Q: Cylinder 3 misfire
The "suspect" coil should have been tested prior to replacement; there might not have been anything wrong with it or the terminals might simply have needed to be cleaned (sometimes the terminals will get rusty or corroded). The other coils...
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How to unthaw my radiator/antifreeze hoses I can't get it to a garage can't afford towing can I use a salt or salt water to help
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. You should not use salt anywhere near your car, as this will create corrosion issues. The only way to expedite this process without having the vehicle inside would be to use a hair...
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When reversing after car sits overnight, there is a loud clunking sound coming from left rear. Seems to stop once car warms up. Ca
Hi Corinne. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes, this type of problem is an indication of a wheel bearing that is starting to wear. As the wheel spins, it will build-up heat and the noise can go away. However, over...
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I own a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. My alternator went out, had it replaced. Now my car has a hard shift and the trac off light is on??
You will need to have the computer scanned for additional stored codes for the traction control and may need to have the throttle control relearned to have the vehicle shift correct.
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The code came up crank shaft sensor and replaced it and now won't start
You may have got a bad sensor if the engine was running before the sensor was replaced. Also check connection and installation of sensor for problems. If it still does not start then you will need to have further testing...

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