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I have a bolt stuck in transmission mount in my 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hello. This can be a very difficult repair due to the fact that the transmission is aluminum and the bolt is steel. This causes these to almost fuse together. It will usually take a lot of heat to get them...
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my 2002 cavalier is overheating and when I turn the heater on it cools instantly do you think it could be the water pump? Approx
Hi there. When you turn on the heater, a heater control valve is opened and coolant is circulated through the heater core to create heat through the vents. If the engine cools down when the heater core is opened, but...
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I have a good battery but my fuel pump is bad. if I get a boost off will the car crank?
Hi there. You could try to jump start your car, but if the fuel pump is broken, the added electricity will not help. A car will not start for multiple reasons, ranging from a damaged fuel pump, bad battery or...
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Shift linkage
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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What's the average cost to repair or replace the alternator for a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero?
Hi there. The average price to have an alternator replaced at most dealerships or private shops can range from $350 to $500. However, you can request to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete this...
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How do I fill the cooling system in my 1994 C220 Mercedes
To properly fill your cooling system, you need to start with the engine cold. With the engine off, fill the radiator slowly until the level is about 1"below the neck. Leave the cap off and with the car in park...
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I have a 93 honda accord se i woke up this morning to crank up it wouldnt start so i tapped the starter it cranked up i
Hi there. This is typically an indicator of two possible issues. Either the starter motor is wearing out and needs to be replaced or the starter relay or electrical connections to the starter are faulty. It's probably a good idea...
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What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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95 honda accord long crank to get started than runs like a champ what causes that
Hi there. In most cases when an engine sits for a while and is hard to start, it is caused by fuel injectors that are clogged with excessive debris or a dirty throttle body. It is also possible that the...
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My Honda Accord 1996 alarm went off this morning randomly and now I can't get my car to start. Also the alarm goes off every time
The engine immobilizer system (security system) may be preventing the car from starting. To temporarily override the immobilizer system, use these instructions. It may be that the car alarm settings, for example for glass break, are too sensitive. If...
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broken ignition switch after thieves tried to steal my car
You will probably have to replace the ignition switch. And since you can't put the key in the switch, getting it out will be a big deal. Car ignition locks are deliberately made to be hard to remove in order...
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I have a 1998 Camry with 150,000 miles the car runs great until the check engine light comes on with P0302 code...I cannot find th
Hi there. The P-0302 OBD-II trouble code illuminates the check engine light it is an indication that cylinder 2 is misfiring and is not getting the necessary spark to its spark plug. This could be due to multiple component failures...
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heater ac blower has no power bad ground wire
On your vehicle, the ground may be switched through a controller. If you bypass the controller and directly ground the blower it will run at only one speed, namely high. If you do not have the vehicle wiring diagram, or...
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Car is puttering after driving in too high a gear. Stick Shift
Hi there. A situation like you've described could be caused by a sensor that has become loose or the electrical harness connected to it has fallen off. It's also common for an ignition coil pack to become loose when the...
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My 4-cylinder S10 1999 failed on Cadillac converter slightly too warm not red.. it passed everything else.. no check engine light
"Bad" is a relative term when it comes to oxygen sensors. It is possible for the oxygen sensor to slowly degrade and lose effectiveness over time but not so much so that the check engine light comes on. However, oxygen...
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My truck is back firing
Installing a radio should not cause any issues unless you knocked something loose in the engine compartment. Double check any areas you worked on to make sure nothing got dislodged. Scan the computer for codes and double check the air...
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my throttle is sticking and i it keeps flexuating I would like to know how much and if some one can come out today to fix it
To attempt to schedule a service visit immediately, please call 1-844-249-6752. If you want to schedule the inspection and repair on-line, please use YourMechanic's high idle speed diagnostic service link and once on that page click on "Get a Quote"....
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When I am in park the shakes like a sputter but once in drive there is no issue this problem just happened after I put a car audio
You may have lost your learned fuel control when the battery was disconnected. You may need to have the throttle body and injectors cleaned and then the idles relearned.

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