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How to manually trigger limp mode on my 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Hello. On your vehicle there is no limp mode trigger that is used for diagnostics. On some newer vehicles this is something that is part of the diagnostic process but not on a 2002. The only way to fully read...
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My cars sounds like a lawn mower when driving and when I checked the oil it had white stuff in it. What could it be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Judging by the sound of the engine, you likely have a fuel or air leak that is modifying how the engine is running. This may be on the intake side, or the exhaust. A...
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I'm having a problem with my 2001 cavalier ever since my idler pulley went my car won't start at all.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you did not properly route the belt on your pulleys then you may have these and similar issues. If there were issues getting the belt on, or if it was too easy, the...
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Should exhaust valve be fully closed when #1 piston is at the top of the exhaust stroke on a 1992 honda accord ex 4 cylinder?
Be sure you are using the mark on the gear that is actually splined onto the crankshaft and NOT any mark on the harmonic balancer which mark can easily be off if the harmonic balancer has shifted due, for example,...
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My steering wheel in my 2004 chevy cavalier is tight and stiff
Make sure that your tires are not under inflated in the front. If there is adequate power steering fluid and the belt driving the pump pulley is properly tensioned, the output pressure of the pump should be measured. If the...
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Sudden play & random tugging in steering wheel. Hear clicking from steering wheel & front left tire both while driving straight.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Checking the brakes was a great place to start. At this point the first thing we need to find out is if symptoms happen always, or only when driving over bumpy roads. If you...
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Backup lights don't work. Replaced a bad backup switch. When put in reverse the fuse blows.
When the reverse light switch was replaced and the fuse burns instantly when the reverse lights come on, then there is a direct short with the reverse light circuit. Check all of the wiring from the reverse light switch to...
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Car has leak and water in engine
Hello and thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, what you are describing sounds like a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a misfire...
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Yesterday I hit a mailbox and put my car in park.When I went to go start it it doesn't cranknor click tried to jump no luck
Hello there. Sorry to hear about your accident. When situations like this occur, it is common for on board sensors to disable the ignition and fuel system when an impact occurs. This is designed to protect the vehicle occupants in...
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Hi, I have a 2003 pontiac sunfire that is getting water in my engine. It looks like water is leaking from somewhere between my eng
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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My Camry is starting at 2000 rpm's.
Sounds like there is a vacuum leak that is causing the engine to rev up high. If there is no vacuum leak, then the Idle Air Control Valve could be stuck causing the engine idle to fluctuate on startup. I...
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2005 Saturn Ion has a hard time starting, indles roughly and then dies.
Hi there. The ticking noise in this case most likely was coming from the cylinder heads (or the top of the engine) and the components inside that were not receiving enough lubricant (oil) as the engine runs. Most of the...
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My car is making a ticking sound and the check engine light is coming on then i'll put it in park and it feel like is about to stall out.
Hi there. The ticking noise could be a lifter tapping on the top of the engine or a connecting rod bearing in your engine loosing oil pressure. Check the engine oil level and see if its low. If the oil...
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We are not getting any spark from the coil pack and it still wont crank what could be the problem?
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are not quite clear as to what your engine is NOT doing. If the engine will not crank over, this is a starter issue and has nothing to do with ignition timing or spark. If the...
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Rattling noise at front tire when accelerating shaking steering wheel
Hi there. What you are describing is a classic example of damaged wheel bearings. Wheel bearings allow the wheels to spin freely and at the desired speed. They’re also responsible for keeping the wheels attached to the vehicle. As the...
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How quickly should I take my car to the shop? It says service ecm. How much does this usually cost?
Hello, thank you for writing in. While there is typically not a designated warning light for the ECM (electronic control module), there may be a check engine light pertaining to it. If you pulled a code for the ECM, further...
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Will the working motor from my 2004 Saturn Ion 2 L fit the transmission in my 2003 Saturn Ion 2 L
Hi there. We get this type of question quite a bit. In most cases, the engines themselves will fit just fine and will be compatible with the transmission. However, the issues that always occur is linking with the ECU, fuel...
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Rattling noise from front driver tire after wheel bearing replacement
Hi there. On a front wheel drive vehicle, the only two items that could possible cause this, besides a wheel bearing that was not properly lubricated and installed during the replacement, would be a brake caliper that is dragging on...
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No oil which caused timing belt to break and camshaft
What is of concern to me, is that the mechanic did not mention that the engine in your vehicle is an interference engine. This means that the pistons and intake and/or exhaust valves occupy the same space. As the name...
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Hi Matthew, I need my alternator replaced. I purchased it already. Is there any guarantee since I did not purchase the part from y
Hi there. Thanks for submitting your question to YourMechanic.com. In regards to the battery light still being lit, it is possible that the issue is due to battery cables or other components in the charging system are damaged, which means...

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