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New battery, will not turn over.
Hello, thank you for writing in. First we want to check the condition of the charging and starting systems. Check the battery cables and make sure they are not corroded. Also make sure that the battery's ground connection is tight....
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Why does my brake warning light go on (for long period of time) and off (also for long period of time) while driving?
Hi there. The brake system Warning Light can illuminate for two reasons: First, the parking brake is currently engaged. Second, a component within the the brake system is malfunctioning. If the brake system Warning Light is illuminated, and the parking...
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My fuel pump is internal. Must it be replaced in a shop. Cost estimate?
Hi there. Although your fuel pump might be in the fuel tank, this does not mean it must be completed in a shop with a lift. A mobile mechanic can complete this service, as long as they have the right...
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Should I replace my radiator?
Hi there. Other than the coolant leak, how did it run? If it ran fine with the exception of the coolant leak, then a proper test on the engine mechanical could determine if there is any damage. I suggest a...
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RPM's get high then car dies
Hi There, What you are describing is a common sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as it...
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The car struggles to accelerate, and it stalled out last night before I shut the car off.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Power windows and blinkers don't work.
Hi there. The relay to the windows could have stopped working. Also, the flasher or relay could have stopped working as well. Since these are two different electrical circuits, it could be possible that both relays quit, but more an...
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Spark plug wire
Hello, thank you for writing in. Spark plug wires are typically not universal, and you want to be careful using a separate set of plugs off of another vehicle. Not only are they designed to work with certain plugs, they...
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Car started overheating two days ago. Changed the thermostat and the water pump, still overheating 1998 Chevy Lumina
Hi there - you may still have a problem with a clogged radiator, or the auxiliary cooling fans are not coming on properly. I recommend a engine overheating inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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check engine light
Be sure the bulb for the check engine light has not simply burned out. To determine this, turn the key to the "on" position. If the check engine light briefly illuminates and then goes out (the light will normally illuminate...
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Will a radiator from a 09 impala fit
The radiator from the 2009 Impala does not cross reference to the 2000 Lumina, probably partly because the 2009 Impala engine is larger and so requires more cooling capacity. Depending on your VIN number, it looks like all model year...
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The engine coolant reservoir is bubbling over but will go down but the engine is not over heating wht could this be
Hi there. In many cases, when the coolant boils, it's due to the coolant being too thin in the mixture; meaning there is more water than coolant in the system. The mixture is supposed to be 50 % coolant to...
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97 chevy lumina low coolant light is blinking on and off and the coolant reservoir is bubbling over but car is not overheating wha
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The cooling system overflows into the reservoir when the pressure rises and the coolant is forced to go somewhere. This can mean a few different issues are occurring, but you should start with...
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Having shifting issues
Hi there. The removing the battery test for a TCM really does not accomplish anything, as if there are stored error codes in the TCM, they need to be removed by a professional digital scanner. In some cases, the dealership...
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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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