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Engine running hot with heater issues
Hello. There is obviously an issue with the cooling system causing the overheating. A number of cooling components can cause these issues, and it is a process of elimination to find the culprit. The first thing to check is the...
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What is the prcedure of replacing an accelerator pump on a 73 monte carlo with a 2 BBl
For a carburetor and car of this age I would not recommend just trying to install another accelerator pump in the carburetor. The fuel system in this car was not designed to work with the new fuels in use today...
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It pops when you start going and when stopping.
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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when I stop at a red light, while car is still in drivebut not park and idling, rpms surge and sometimes car dies completely.
Hi there. This unstable idle can be caused by a few things. If it is constant then I would check the throttle body first. If the throttle body is really dirty then this can happen. I will usually clean the...
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Clicking noise when turning wheels. Is this type of job going to cost thousands or should I get a new car?
Hey there. As you may know, the CV joints are the connection that transfers power from the transmission to the wheels by the use of the CV joints and drive shafts. They have a rubber boot that covers them to...
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Stereo turns on but there's no sound.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a fault with either the radio head unit or the amplifier. Check all the fuses and replace as necessary. The stereo amplifier may have developed an internal fault...
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How do I replace a 2002 Monte Carlo power steering line?
Hello. There are two lines associated with the power steering pump. One of which is a high pressure line, while the other is a low pressure line. On your particular make and model, it is the high pressure line that...
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Temperature fluctuates up and down
The coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this switch is not working properly, this can cause the fans to come on intermittently, all the time or...
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how do I get water stains off sunroof and headliner
The best way to get these stains off of your headliner would be to purchase some upholstry shampoo from your local auto parts store. Then, spray some of the cleaner on to a soft cloth. Use the soft cloth in...
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The kick down on my transmission is not working
The transmission control module (TCM) helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control...
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My car won't move while it's in drive, 2nd or 3rd gear
Hello, this transmission is controlled by a computer. There are sensors for input information and solenoids are used to control outputs. What you describe sounds like an internal issue. If you'd like, a certified YourMechanic Technician can come to your...
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My car won't start - 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hello there, many different faults will cause the camshaft position sensor code to be seen on your 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Without knowing exactly what code is stored I can only offer general advice. If you have replaced the camshaft...
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Starter replaced. Battery at 12V. Still clicking
Hi there. Check all of the connections from the battery to the starter and to the ground. Make sure that all of the connections are tight and free of corrosion. Then check the relay to the starter relay that is...
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Parasitic draw 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hello - if the meter reading you included is .55-.56 amps (continuously), YES, that is a large parasitic load, and confirms why your battery is going flat quickly. This problem can be diagnosed by connecting an ammeter to the positive...
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Having problem starting
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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My shifter is broken and will not move out of park.
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo shifter to be stuck in park. The most common fault is the brake switch, the brake switch locks the shifter until the car detects the brake pedal is pressed....
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My car runs hot, then cools down, and then heats up again
Hello. Your attention should be turned toward the fact you are going through a lot of coolant. If you can not visibly see a leak spraying or any evidence of a leak on the ground, then your engine is consuming...
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Car will not start
Hi there: It's possible that you have a damaged fuel pump, fuel pump relay or obstruction in the fuel delivery system that is causing the no starting issue for your 1999 Monte Carlo. However, it could also be an issue...
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Car will not crank when warm.
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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Car will not start after belt came off
Hello. We need to gather some more information before we can diagnose the starting issue. Was the vehicle running fine before the belt popped off? Did the belt go back on as tight as it was before? When you turn...

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