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Bcm replacement
If you are certain that the BCM has failed and you intend to get one from the junkyard anyway, I would recommend simply giving it a try. If it works, problem solved. If it does not work, it is very...
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trying to start on it's own
Hello, thank you for writing in. One of the main things to be concerned with is that there was a fire started with the spilled oil. There has to be an ignition source of some kind, and if it came...
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Check Engine Light
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. If the check engine light is flashing, that means there is a serious fault, such as cylinder misfiring, that requires immediate repair. Misfiring,...
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When I turn my signal lights on. Why does my brake light goes out? I move it up and down they come back on. What can cause that?
Hi there. You may have something broken or worn inside the turn signal switch. I recommend replacing the turn signal switch. There also could be a loose ground near the brake lights that could be causing the lights to shut...
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Oil pressure light is on
It sounds like you may have a faulty oil pump. The oil pump helps to circulate the oil throughout the motor getting it to the proper places in the engine at the correct amount of pressure to maintain the proper...
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Hello, have 2001 Monte Carlo. Turn signals don't work. Replaced the turn signal switch and the hazard warning turn signal flasher. Still nothing.
Hi there. Check the lights fuses in the fuse box. If the fuses are good, then turn on the ignition key and check for power to the ignition switch on the fuse box. If there is power to the ignition...
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car wont start .
Hi there. If you're able to start the engine, but it quickly dies; it's either related to a fuel delivery or ignition timing problem with your Monte Carlo. Some common component failures include mass air flow sensor, a faulty fuel...
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I have a 2002 Monte Carlo SS. Experiencing acceleration issues, won't go past 30mph, shudders when turning corners.
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are definitely heading in the right direction. A misfire code can be caused by a number of sensors, air issues, spark issues, or fuel issues. Doing a general tune up will not harm...
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When temperature is below freezing have a hard time starting vehicle (No crank no start).
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several electrical issues that occur in extreme cold weather. Everything is harder to do below freezing temperatures. If the components are all fine, the game you are playing is more preventative. Make...
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Looking to purchase a car with 200,000 miles on it. The dealer said they had it serviced and can show receipts 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hello - while it is always good to know (and verify) continuous, appropriate service on any used vehicle you might purchase, it is still a good idea to have an experienced technician look the vehicle over for items that may...
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Car won't crank over then thud noise coming from engine, car has set for about 5-6 Months.
What could have happened is the intake manifold could have leaked coolant into the cylinder or something got into the cylinder like a nut or a bolt and caused the engine to lock up. Try removing the spark plugs (all...
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security light on and gauges don't work
Hello, thank you for writing in. One of the first steps you can take is to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. Typically changing out the radiator would have very little to do with any of the electrical components on...
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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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