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Won't start
A number of faults can keep the vehicle from starting. Most commonly can be a lack of spark or lack of fuel. Lack of spark can be caused by anything from the crankshaft sensor not sending a signal to the...
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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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Car keeps stalling when I press on the brakes
Your car has a unit in the fuel injection system called an idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. This valve...
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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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I'm looking for a part for the suspension system.
The part you are looking for is called a dust cover. You will probably not find it in the local parts store or online because the car is so old and it is not a commonly used part. The best...
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I don't have a key for the trunk and I would like to put in a new lock.
Hello. Replacing the trunk lock cylinder and key requires removing the trim on the inside of the trunk lid to access the cylinder. Once the trim or carpet on the trunk lid is removed, you can access the trunk lock...
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Fuel gauge keeps jumping back past the E on the gas reader
Hey, thanks for writing in. There may be two different issues at play here. Your fuel gauge sending unit may be faulty which is what causes the fuel gauge to fluctuate erratically not reading correctly. This is a small...
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Knock sensor 2000 Chevrolet Lumina
Hi - first task is to recheck what codes are still present that represent a "knock sensor failure". There may be an additional problem that has changed engine timing (worn timing chain for example) that is causing an engine knock...
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No power to the MAP sensor and getting a code P0107.
Hi there. Trace the wires to the bulk wiring harness and check continuity from the wire to the end of the plug. If there is resistance, then disconnect the battery and remove the wiring harness from the computer and check...
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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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