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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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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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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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