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Mixing red coolant with green coolant
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. It's not recommended to mix red and green coolant, as the two different coolant mixtures have different maximum heat 'boiling points'. As coolant heats up, it expands. If it's not properly mixed with...
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I have a 3.4 l V6 GM Motor 2002 monti carlo
Hi there. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. One thing I noticed was not on your list of repairs or inspection was checking the heater core. In most cases, when you have an obstruction of coolant inside the heater core,...
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How to seal an oil leak on a chevy 350?
This hole is specifically designed to be in that location and is for the oil pan dipstick. This is used to check the oil. I would suggest going to your local parts store and purchasing the correct dipstick for your...
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I just did a oil change and spark plug replacement. Now the car shakes and then turns off when your in gear. 1988 monte Carlo ss
Hi Rafael. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when symptoms pop up after completing service, you can trace the root issue to a component that was removed or replaced. In the case of spark plugs and oil changes, the first...
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Allen are you in the Orange County Area?
YourMechanic serves Orange County. All of the services listed at YourMechanic's services page are available to you as you rebuild the vehicle. You can request specific repair cost data, for any service of interest, by simply clicking on "Get a...
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After an Auto shop repaired my 2002 monte carlo ls 3.4L exaust manifold gasket and a tune up, ever since car hasnt been running?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately your situation is going to require a second mechanic to inspect the vehicle. The biggest issue concerns the "tune up", as we do not know exactly what they did during that process. Tune...
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What is the average cost for a valve and piston rod replacement job. I thought it was the lifter but now they say its valve.
The cost depends on the amount of damage and is quite literally impossible to even guess at without physically removing the parts and determing exactly what parts have to be replaced. It is not just a simple matter of taking...
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A tow truck driver told me a had a hole in my oil pan & my engine was no good, what we be the best way to know my engine is gone.?
Hi there. If a rock or something hit your oil pan to damage it, and the engine was running while this occurred, it's possible that additional internal damage may have occurred. It's also possible that the damage has been done...
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Ac compressor won't engage with good relay fuse but engages when using a jumper in it's place
Check all ground connections in the circuit. Inspect the fuseholder itself. Although the fuse may be good, if there is too much resistance in the connection, you'll get a voltage drop. Same holds true for the relay. In fact, relay...
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Check engine light
Hi There, It sounds like unplugging the MAF sensor may be related to the issue with the purge solenoid that has not been replaced. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system...
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I enterchanged my trany in a 2001 monte carlo have dash lights bit it wont start
You have not specified whether the starter motor works or not versus a circumstance where the engine does crank but won't catch and run. However, inasmuch as you just replaced the transmission, let me say at the outset that if...
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Alternator wire burnt
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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I have an 86 Monte Carlo the engine is swapped with a 350 that has electric fuel pump I've changed the battery 5 times this year t
You will need to verify if you are losing ignition spark or fuel pressure. If loss of spark then you may have a bad ignition module inside distributor. If losing furl pressure then you may have a bad fuel pump...
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Car cranking but won't start also battery keeps dying
If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Download any OBD-II trouble codes that have been stored and examine those codes for diagnostic clues....
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I have a 1999 Monte Carlo. Service engine light on. It always lights up low coolant even with it filled Up.
It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant level sensor that could be providing false readings, resulting in the check engine light coming on. The purpose of this sensor is to notify the driver of potentially dangerously low coolant...
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how do i fix my back defrost
Hi there. It depends on what is damaged and causing the rear defrost is not working. On most GM's, the rear defrost includes the wiring inside the rear window, a power module on the side of the window, electrical wires...
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My car is pouring transmission fluid out by the starter. Is that the front transmission seal? 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hi there - the leak you describe could certainly be caused by the transmission input shaft seal. It's also possible that one of the transmission fluid lines to the radiator has failed, or one of the fluid couplings is leaking...
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Temperature sensor
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant temperature sensor which may be providing a false reading to the temperature gauge. When the car is cold, it relies heavily on the engine coolant temperature sensor. If the...
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What is the correct procedure for tightening the belt tensioner on a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo? We put the new belt on.
The belt tensioner on your vehicle should have an automatic tensioner, however, some models have the manual tensioner. Tighten the tensioner to where the belt is tight but loose in the middle length area as about the width of the...
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I was driving my 75 monte hit a bump an a lil later car didnt want to move when i came to a stop i tryed in rev n it goes fine jus
Hi there. This is very difficult to pinpoint the source of your problem without completing an onsite inspection. In general however, it is possible that when you hit the bump that the transmission linkage may have been twisted or slightly...

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