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Electrical issue
Hello. The alternator failing may have strained the battery as it was going out. You may want to start by having the battery tested. The connection between the starting and charging system also need to be checked. All connections need...
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My water pump is bad.
There are 2 different 2.2L engines available for this vehicle and one of the requires a special tool to remove the timing chain driven water pump. The moisture with the green tint is likely to be engine coolant. Consider hiring...
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Car overheated while driving and I repaired the crack in the radiator, now car will crank but not start why?
Hi there. The radiator should be properly repaired or replaced, the sealant is a temporary fix at best. The engine overheating, could have affected any number of components. It may be, the CKP (crankshaft position) sensor, and/or CMP (camshaft position)...
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Car stalls and stops while driving
If the same fault code returned after the mass air flow sensor replacement, then the fault lies elsewhere. There can be a wiring problem between the electronic control module and the air flow sensor. If a wire is broken or...
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the front tires are wearing unevenly on the inside...
When the tires on your vehicle are wearing unevenly, this is due to an alignment issue. Alignment issues can be caused by loose or broken suspension parts as well as normal wear and tear of the suspension. Some of the...
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My car shuts off when I step on the gas pedal
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal....
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Tail light out and rear blinker
Hello. You may be facing more than one issue at the same time, due to all of these being related to a different system. One of the only components that can effect all of these systems is the ground connections....
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My car started making a rattling noise?
Hi there. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find a repair facility you can trust. The knocking/rattle noise could be any number of components creating the noise. At this point the engine not cranking needs to be diagnosed, whether it...
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Changed head gasket car won't start.
Hi there: In most cases when a cylinder head gasket has been pushed due to overheating, it can cause additional damage to valve train hardware; most of the time problems with valve guides. However, if you've double checked all hardware;...
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Noises from the ac 2004 Saturn Vue
Hi there - if the compressor is making rattling or clanking noises this indicates an upcoming failure of the compressor. Yes, it will eventually seize or otherwise fail, possibly breaking the belt when it does. When the compressor fails, bits...
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Starting after replacing head gasket 1996 Toyota Camry
Hi there - I suspect you still have coolant in the engine fuel lines and possibly the injectors. The fuel system needs to be flushed to ensure no coolant remains, and only fresh fuel is present. It may be necessary...
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Windshield wiper assembly question.
Hi there: If you got the replacement parts from an auto parts store, you might want to verify that the replacement parts were for the right model and year of Pontiac Sunfire (as this is a common problem with auto...
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How much to change timing belt and water pump plus valve cover gasket clean replace also other belts spark plugs oil change
Sent to CS for billing question on replacement parts and for a comparison of another shop.
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Just had a fuel pump replaced and spark plugs replaced 4 days ago. And now it is not starting again. What could this problem be.
Hi there: There are several things that could be faulty with your Oldsmobile Alero that are causing the non-starting issue. It's possible that other fuel system or ignition system components may also be faulty; including a crankshaft position sensor, mass...
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My car says check charging system. Whats wrong?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Car misfires or Chugs at 4-5 gear
Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules...
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The heater wont turn on, on any setting.
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the bruch contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor relay supplies...
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the car is stuck in first gear and wont shift
A certified mechanic from YourMechanic could perform a mobile no shift diagnostic right at your location in order to identify the cause. If, as you mention, the shift linkage feels loose there is a possibility of an easy to address...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
it sounds like your starter solenoid may be failing. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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I've gone through 3 batteries in the last year
There is a lot of poor quality batteries on the market now that have only 12 or 24 month warranties on them. These batteries may last a year or two if you are lucky. If you continue having problems with...

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