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Rough idle
There are a number of things that may cause a rough idle. A rough idle may be caused by things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen...
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Multiple issues
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a couple of different issues going on. The water sound you are hearing is most likely air trapped inside the heater core. This can be fixed by having the cooling system flushed....
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My 97 Chevy lumina has a loud ticking in the engine and won't go above 35mph I'm wondering if it could be the intake manifold or w
Loud ticking noises are typically in the valve train or valve lifters although you want to make sure that the noise is not coming from one of the belt driven accessories. Restricted power could be due to anything from exhaust...
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Motor Locked up
Check to see if the starter motor pinion gear is jammed in the ring gear on the flex plate. On the off chance that somehow the transmission is the issue, you can also try disconnecting the torque converter from the...
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Engine is locked... My car is an automatic 1999 Chevy Lumina with 80,000 miles it’s clicking when turning the key. Didn't over hea
The engine could be locked due to mechanical breakage. To rule that in or out, first check to see if the starter motor pinion gear is jammed in the ring gear on the flex plate. If it is not, disconnect...
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1997 chevrolet lumina that has a p0401 code that is persistant
P0401 will often set if the passageway from the EGR valve to the intake is blocked with carbon. If you did not clear that passageway when replacing the EGR valve that is the most likely cause for the code. To...
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Evap Monitor not ready
Hi There, It sounds like you have replaced and checked all the normal suspects in the evap system. You may also want to check the lines in the evap system. A leak in the system may also cause the code...
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95 chevy lumina drives but often has bad acceleration dies then restart no check engine light on
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Even without a check engine light on, there may be diagnostic codes present that will help you diagnose the problem. Have the vehicle scanned first. Secondly, take a look at the fuel pressure...
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Hi i might need a smoke machine to diagnose a EVAP problem, do all drivers carry one?
Hi there. Anytime a service is booked, we make sure to send a mobile mechanic that is experienced with that type of inspection or repair; meaning they have the right tools and have been trained on the correctly procedures for...
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My car can't seem to switch gears it want go more than 25mph
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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On a 1996 Lumina with a 3.1, in which A/C line is the orifice located?
The orifice will be in the line where it comes from condenser to evaporator.
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How to fix a fan in a 98 Chevrolet Lumina
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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My car is stuck in reverse its a 1997 Chevy Lumina
You should check the shift cable to see if it is moving the shift linkage at the transmission. The cable ends go bad and will cause the transmission not to shift through the gears. If cable ends are bad you...
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My Lumina 2001 turns off while driving 2001 Chevrolet Lumina
When the engine is not starting you will need to check and see if you hear the fuel pump run when you turn on the key on and off? If you do not hear the pump then you most likely...
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car overheated now want start
Hi there. Yes, unfortunately, white smoke out of the tailpipe along with oil mixed with coolant is typically a sure fire indication of a blown head gasket. With more than 200,000 miles, the cost of repairing this issue is probably...
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Why does my temperature gauge go into the red when using the heater in my 1992 Chevrolet Lumina
Hello. There area lot of things that can cause this. The first thing I would check is the thermostat. If the thermostat is not opening right then this will occur. If the thermostat is fine then it may have a...
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Car wont start after driving
Hi There, Based upon what you are describing, it sounds like you may have an ignition coil that may be starting to fail. Ignition coils are exceptionally susceptible to problems with large temperature fluctuations when they are beginning to fail...
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My car wont start after driving it for an hour, it will just crank and then start after 30 mins
The engine is very common to have an intermittent cam or crankshaft sensor. You can have the computer scanned for codes to one of the sensors and replace them as codes are stored. If you have codes for both then...
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Fuel pressure
Hello, You may want to try checking the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your ECU actually connects one...

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