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I have an 98 Monte Carlo an I was told my exhaust pipes or ripped out of the engine..I'm not sure exactly what that means or what
Hi there. When somebody tells you that the "exhaust pipes are ripped out"; it's a lazy or slang way of saying that there is an exhaust leak. The exhaust manifold is attached to the cylinder head exhaust ports. If the...
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I replaced all gaskets and now it pops really loud from intake, self revs really high, then stalls.
Hi There, It sounds like following your gasket replacement you may have a gasket that may not be sealing completely resulting in a vacuum leak or intake leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing...
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Replace lower intake manifold gasket belive pushrods are backwards
Hi there. What led you to believe that the pushrods are incorrectly installed? Did this condition of backfiring occur immediately after the repair? If this has happened after such a repair, then it sounds like you may have bent valves....
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Edelbrock 305 Monte Carlo sometimes it will go in gear. What's wrong?
Automatic Transmission If you have an automatic transmission, check the fluid level and make sure that its full. If the fluid is full, then check the shifter cable and make sure that it is connected properly and that it is...
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Major electrical issue
Hi there. Unfortunately, there could be dozens of possible sources as to why this is happening to your Monte Carlo. I would recommend having a professional mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection at your location; to help pinpoint the source...
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After a tune up I got a misfire in cylinder 3.
The hissing sound may be an indication of a vacuum leak, which may be causing the hesitation and misfire. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When...
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Gas meter always says full won't allow me to put full up on gas what can I do??
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two separate issues going on here. Your fuel tank sending unit is a unit that monitors the fuel level in your tank. When this is not working properly, you may notice erratic...
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2001 Monte Carlo 3.4L overheating. Does not blow warm air.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. After the radiator was replaced the coolant system should have been pressure tested to make sure there are no more leaks present. If there are no more leaks present the coolant system...
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My engine rattles and klinks loudly and when I drive it won't go over 20 mph , i don't know what to do, some one help me
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is identify the cause of the noise. Rattling is usually related to a broken timing chain, a drive belt or pulley issue, or more serious issue...
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My 2001 Monte Carlo makes a sqeaky noise,need to get new breaks,worried they may be down to the rotors,how can one tell if they ar
Generally brake rotors have to either be re-surfaced (turned on a brake lathe) or replaced (if too worn to turn on a lathe). If you apply new brake pads to used rotors that are not smooth or that have ANY...
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I want to buy a car they said I need a top motor mount is that good or bad
This is a common problem with many front wheel drive GM vehicle's. These mounts are actually very easy to replace and are not a very big deal. It is a good idea to go ahead and have them replaced but...
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A piece of grommet fell into the intake manifold.
This grommet is on the valve cover if I remember correctly and typically a small piece of material falling in would not be a big deal. It is best not to start the engine and attempt to have the piece...
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What does it mean for your car to not start when it's warm out?
Hello and thanks for writing in. Generally, things like ignition coils, fuel injectors and various sensors such as crank position sensors and cam positon sensors are sensitive to drastic changes in temperature. Although, engine parts are designed to withstand large...
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Q: P0341 Error Code - Engine revs louder when accelerating
Hi there. P0341 is an OBD-II generic code that says the engine control module (ECM) detected the engine camshaft position sensor circuit is not within specifications. The sensor pulses do not correlate to the pulses of the crankshaft sensor. Before...
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Egr valve insufficient flow
Insufficient EGR flow is probably not the cause of the rough or low idle and thus is just a coincidental fault. You should repair it and perhaps first, just to be absolutely sure, but rough idle is more likely due...
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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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