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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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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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1997 chevy monte carlo after new battery car wont start
A no start condition after a battery replacement can be caused by the theft system or the computer or ignition module may have been damaged during the process of the battery going bad or jump starting. I recommend having the...
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When I try to run the heater my thermostat gets stuck on C and my car reacts like it is overheating.Sometimes draining the coolant
You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that generates the...
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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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Are Monte Carlo 2004 - 2007 parts hard to find?
You should not have many problems finding replacement parts for this car. It will depend on the parts needed and supply and demand as with any car part. If you are more specific on the part you are looking for...
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My driver door doesn't open.
This is often related to a malfunctioning door lock actuator, a blown fuse or a faulty power door lock switch. When you use the door lock switch in the car it sends a signal to a relay which then activates...
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Died while driving.Crank no start got fire got fuel rpm registering air coming out of exhaust when cranking what else can I check
You may have a bad camshaft or crankshaft sensor and not getting injector pulse. Have the computer scanned for codes to one of these sensors and also check fuel pressure with a test gauge to make sure you have proper...
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Car overheating, heater/AC won't work there is smoke coming somewhere from the engine when it overheats & exhaust is leaking.
You will need to have the engine cooling system pressure tested to see where the leak is coming from. Also check the engine oil for contaminated oil from coolant getting into it. Once you isolate the leak and why it...

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