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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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Turn signals and hazards not working
The hazard switch is the most common failed component to cause the turn signals and hazards to not work. The hazard switch has the flasher in it, which may be your problem. I recommend that you have a mechanic, like...
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Steering wheel locked.
The loud noise may be due to the fluid has leaked out of the power steering pump. This would make the steering very hard to turn without any power assist. The system has a major leak if it lost all...
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Shaking while braking
Hello. I’ve had experience with new rotors being warped right out of the box. There is a limited warranty on the rotors from the store. If you can return them and get new front rotors or get them turned, that...
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Random misfires
Hello. There are several possibilities that could explain why you are having this problem. One possibility is that you could have one or more faulty fuel injectors, or the fuel injector wiring is damaged. Another possibility is...
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Power steering leak.
It is highly likely that your power steering hoses are leaking which has caused a low fluid condition. Low fluid in the power steering system will cause loss of power steering. It can also damage the power steering pump. I...
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Oil leaking from my car.
I would suggest you get some help from a mechanic to inspect your motor oil.
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No crank and no start
Hi and thanks for your question. Remove a spark plug wire from one of the spark plugs, and put a screwdriver in the wire and put it to ground. Now, try starting the vehicle. If there is no spark, then...
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My car will turn over but will not start.
If the car is "flooding" (getting too much fuel), there can be a number of causes. The fuel pressure regulator may have failed, or is not getting the proper vacuum signal. A failed coolant temperature sensor can cause a rich...
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My car cranks but won't start.
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Pontiac Grand AM. There are several possible causes for a vehicle to not start. There could be a fuel supply problem, an ignition problem, or even a failed sensor. For an issue...
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Leaking power steering fluid
If your vehicle is hard to turn and you are positive you are leaking power steering fluid, the leak is the cause of this issue. The power steering system is a hydraulic system that relies on a specific amount of...
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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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Interior lights
Hello. Pulling the fuse will cause all of the interior lights to stop working and will affect some of the other electrical systems also. If you are not getting the vehicle fixed any time soon then the only way to...
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Ignition cylinder locked.
Hello, it sounds like you have a broken ignition key tumbler. A new tumbler will have to installed since the old one will get destroyed while being removed. Have a qualified mechanic replace your ignition lock assembly to fix the...
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how do i fix it
Any number of components can cause a stalling issue. It can be as simple as a vacuum leak, to as severe as an engine control unit or more. If there is a vacuum leak caused by a broken intake hose,...
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Fuel line issue
Hello. If there is something wrong with your fuel line it is necessary to have it check as soon as possible. A diagnosis needs to be made as to whether there is a fuel leak or if fuel is not...
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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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Coolant keeps leaking
Hello. The motor that is in your car is known to leak antifreeze from its lower intake gasket. You will usually never see any antifreeze on the ground when/if this happens. Replacing the lower intake gasket should solve this...
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Car won't shift into park
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check your fuse first, under hood fuse box. Check down by your brake pedal to see if the brake/transmission shift interlock (BTSI) or brake light switch is plugged in and making contact with the...
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Car not starting up.
If your car is cranking but doesn't start, that points toward a spark or fuel delivery problem because there is only three basic requirements to run spark, fuel and compression. Have a certified mechanic inspect for fuel pressure spark and...

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