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car won't start, stuck in park,won't read with OBD and Anti Theft active
It sounds like the anti-theft system is disabling the vehicle entirely as it is designed to do. As you may know, when this happens, the anti-theft system disables the entire vehicle completely to prevent the vehicle being stolen. Often times,...
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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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Car wouldn't go over 50 mph I went over and next thing you know I hear loud knocking from the engine
The knocking is suggestive of a mechanical failure of some sort. I would first measure cylinder compression to get a basic idea of the condition of the engine. If it doesn't test well (too low and/or too much variance) you...
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Hi Steven, I have a 1995 pontiac grand am, quad4 16 valve. Today the upper radiator hose broke and I replaced it. The problem I am
There could be trapped air in the cooling system. The sensor could be dirty or defective or there could be a fault in the warning circuit. In some applications, there is a potential delay (documented in the Factory Service Manual)...
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Car was overheating almost to the red. I turned heater on, first it blew cold air then warm air for just a minute, then cold air.
Hi There, The heater not working may be related to the overheating problem you are also having due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater core is a small...
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Car overheated then died now won't start
Hi There, Depending on how long the engine overheated for, this may suggest you have a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire or oil...
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My car ran hot yesterday and I let if cool and put water in it it cranks but it goes dead if I put water in it it stays on
Hi there. In general, when a car overheats it tends to cause excessive steam or hot coolant to spill in the engine compartment. This can cause electrical components to have problems with connections and have difficulty starting. The solution to...
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Have a 1996 pontiac grand am. Need help understanding fault codes. P0102, P0113, P0122, P0135, P0141, P0440
Considering that you have multiple trouble codes present, I would recommend having a check engine light is on inspection performed by a qualified professional. Once this has been done, you will have a much better understanding of what is causing...
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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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I have an 05 Grand am and I just replaced the booster master cylinder calipers and lines and still have no brakes why?
Hi there. What you are describing could possibly be caused by a leak somewhere in the master cylinder. When the master cylinder is leaking, the pressure in your braking system will dissipate rapidly. As the pressure in the system goes,...
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I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The faster I go the faster the knocking the slower I go the louder. What can this be? Car does bur
The noise you describe can be coming from any number of components or systems. An easy way to eliminate the engine is to rev it a little with the transmission in Park. If it is the engine, then you would...
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If we have a diagnostic done and then decide to have you do the repairs, do you then subtract that amount from the repair amount?
Some customers have obtained a diagnostic of their vehicle's problem already and thus will just request a specific repair directly. Of course, no vehicle can be repaired without performing a diagnostic, a service that sometimes involves relatively complex test equipment...
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Son has a dumbbell-shape oil leak on the pavement. Is this possibly the gaskets needing replaced?
Hi there. An oil leak like this can be caused by valve cover gaskets that are leaking, but in most cases, it's the front timing cover gasket or crankshaft seal that is the source of the problem. In cases like...
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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 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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