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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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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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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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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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how much is it going to cost me to actually get someone just to tell me what is wrong with it as I'm getting p0410 from the DMV.
Hi there. The P0410 OBD-II trouble code that the engine control module (ECM) detected the engine O2 sensor did not detect an increase in the O2 level in the exhaust when the air injection system was commanded on during an...
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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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Wont start
Hello There, It sounds like you may have a couple of separate issues here. The stalling and erratic idle may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake...
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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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My car has been stalling then my gas pedal goes to the floor and wont go. I try to start it again, it's smoking and car is shaking 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Hello - your symptoms suggest that the head gasket(s) are blown on your engine, and coolant is leaking into the cylinders - hence the white smoke from the exhaust. Blown head gaskets can also cause misfire rough running, and low...
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Car accelarating on its own, then engine temp goes almost to the top
Hello. There are few things that I recommended technician check to discover why your vehicle is accelerating on its own. Please keep in mind that the mobile technicians we provide here at your mechanic specialize in these types of diagnostics....
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Stall while idle or coming to a stop replaced IAC MAS and TPS due to codes still same issue
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With the codes you are pulling, and the replacements you have already made, you are likely dealing with an issue pertaining to the the throttle itself, or the idle air control valve gasket....
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I need to diagram to 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue the diagram for a serpentine belt replacement
Here is a great diagram for your serpentine belt routing.
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Serpentine belt came off so I need the diagram so I can put it back on
Here is a good diagram of your serpentine belt. If your belt came off on its own then you most likely have a bad belt tensioner and need to replace it.
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Thermostat
Hi There, Your particular vehicle has a thermostat that is separate from the housing itself, however many places will sell the thermostat with the housing together. Sometimes it is packaged together as well making it appear as if it were...
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Car overheating. Around town it's fine. At highway speeds, heater stops blowing cold, and car overheats
When the heater starts to blow cold, it could be that the coolant level is low, or it could be that the coolant is boiling and the heater core is full of steam. If there is a leak in the...

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