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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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