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My car won't start.
Hi there. It seems that someone had by-passed the fuse box to start the engine. Check the wire and see where it goes on the vehicle. If the wire goes from the battery to the fuse box, then there is...
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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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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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2003 Pontiac grand am wont crank
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's starting system is not terribly complicated. You also need to consider the charging system as well. Regarding the starting system, with a new battery and starter, you are left with the ignition...
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Windshield wipers don't work after a previous repair
Check for power and ground to the wiper motor when they are switched on. If no power is there, go to the combination switch and check for the same. Combination switch (signal stalk) is a common failure point. There can...
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Turned car off and wasn't firing the plugs when I went to start back 1989 Pontiac Grand Am
Hello - this sudden failure is likely the crankshaft position sensor having failed. It provides a timing trigger for both ignition and the fuel injection system. Check first for blown fuses (ignition and fuel injection), then for problem codes, whether...
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Blower motor not air
You did not mention if you have power from the HVAC blower fuse in right hand interior fuse box. Check this fuse to see if you have power to the blower switch and to blower circuit. If the fuse is...
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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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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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How much would it cost for battery cables under the hood?
Sorry to hear about your battery being stolen. One of our mobile mechanics can come to your location and replace your battery cables and install a new battery if you'd like. In order to provide you with a quote, we'll...
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Popping sound when accelerating
Hello, It sounds what you are describing may be a failing CV joint. When the CV joint becomes damaged or worn, you may hear a clicking, clunking or popping sound coming from this area as the weight of the vehicle...
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Car overheating, battery light on, and can't steer my wheel properly. 2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi there - your symptoms could indicate a failure of the serpentine belt - aka accessory belt - which drives the alternator, power steering and water pump. If the power steering pump seized or caused excessive drag on the belt,...
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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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Dome lights will not turn on when door opened, radio will not turn off when car is off and door is opened.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with the door switch which activates/shuts down both circuits. This is going to look like a peg in the door frame next to the hinge. The peg that...
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Stalling issue
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Evaporating coolant
There are two things you might want to ask yourself. First, are you using a 50/50 percent ratio of coolant to distilled water? If not, this could cause the coolant to evaporate when it gets above 170 degrees. This is...
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Shut off while driving and won't turn on.
Hello, There are a few things that may cause this to happen. Any time a major system in the vehicle has an error detected by the engine management system, this can cause it to shut down or reduce power by...

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