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Something dragging under car
Hi. There are quite a few parts that can become loose and drug under the vehicle. Most of the time it is the skid plate under the front of the car. This plastic part will become loose and then drag...
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Gas line out of position
If the line is out of position and causing a leak I would agree that it is unsafe to drive. If it is leaking the fuel line will require replacement. Ensure that this service is performed by a qualified professional as...
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Passenger floor flooded with water from leak
There are a few different probable reasons why your Oldsmobile has a puddle of water on the passenger-side floor. Unless your cooling system is filled with only water, it is unlikely the heater core is the problem as there is...
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Coolant/Transmission and leak issues related?
The kicking in the back end that you are describing would be likely related to the transmission problems you have had, not the cooling system. Without additional information regarding the recent transmission problems, it would be tough for me to...
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my car stalls at stop signs an red light often even when it in idle.
A failing torque converter clutch solenoid is a common item to cause this sort of concern, but there are other parameters that must be looked into as well. A large vacuum leak can cause the engine to stall once the...
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Car starts, idles low, and dies
Your fuel pump may be failing and the engine intake may have incurred some vacuum leaks. The system would need a thorough diagnostic check. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come and test your vehicle's...
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Overheating problems.
The radiator may have partial blockage that will cause the overheating after you put a load on the engine from driving. Have the radiator checked with a temperature probe to see if parts of the radiator has blocked passages. If...
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Car started smoking and oil leaked out
If you heard a noise, and all of your oil has leaked out, I suspect that you may have possibly suffered serious engine damage. I would stop driving the vehicle, and immediately have it inspected by a professional technician, such...
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I smell gas under my hood and around my engine.
You could have fuel leaks on the fuel rail or any of the fuel injectors. You could also have a fuel tank vapor line to the intake manifold leaking vapor. Any fuel leak should be thoroughly investigated to isolate the...
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My signal lights don't work in the front
Hi, thanks for writing in. Try and turn on the 4 way flashers to see if the front lights flash. If they do not light but the rear ones do, then check the bulbs to see if they are blown...
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After parts replaced, bubbles in reservoir
Hello. If all of the air is out of the system then the issue is internal. It is typically caused by a blown head gasket. This can occur when the leak is really small. When it is small enough the...
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After heating core replacement, oil gone and engine ruined
Hello. The heater core would not have anything to do with the oil. If anything they may not have properly installed one of the heater hoses which may have causes the coolant to leak which would have caused the engine...
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Fluid in the boot looks like power steering fluid
Hello. The fluid in the boot is a separate issue. If there is fluid in the boot it is because the rack and pinion is failing. These boots are not there to contain fluid but to keep dirt out. If...
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Rear sensor replacement did not fix speedometer needle
Hello. If the sensor is fine then the instrument panel is the problem. It is common for the motor that runs the speedometer needle to fail and cause this. It would require that the instrument panel be replaced. If you...
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A/C button lights flash on/off randomly
Hello. It sounds like the system may be low on refrigerant. Once it is low enough the system will act like this as the pressure will be low causing the system to turn off and on. If you have a...
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one motor mount on my 98 intrigue was installed upside down, is this ok
Hello. If the engine mount was put on upside down then it should be replaced. Most of these mounts will only be installed one way, but if he got it in upside down then it should be replaced as these...
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My car shut off while driving and won't start again
It's possible that your timing chain set is so worn out that the engine either "jumped time" or the timing chain broke. The starter may be turning the crankshaft over, but the camshaft and valve gear is no longer connected...
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Gas smell when gas needle is on empty - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
There are many reasons that the smell of fuel may be present; however, this may suggest that you have a problem with your evaporative emissions system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the...

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