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We have a 2002 olds bravada that clunks when we turn left. What would cause this?
Hi there. Although most of the time a damaged or worn out CV joint can cause this symptom, it's also possible that a faulty or worn out steering stabilizer bar bushing or upper/lower control arm bushings may also be the...
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Transmission issues
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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How do I know if it's my blower motor resistor or the resistor switch that's not working?
The referenced parts are tested with an ohmmeter. The resistor block must have a specified resistance across each element on the block. However, if any resistors are open (infinite resistance), the block is just condemned and replaced automatically. Occasionally, you...
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how much should an ignition coil or ignition cost w parts and labor for a 1988 olsmobile 98 regency engine is a 3.8
Hi there: If the quote you were given includes replacing both the ignition coil and module, then a price between $200 and $300 is a pretty fair estimate. If it's one or the other, then a quote closer to $200...
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High idle problem.
It sounds like you may have a vacuum or an intake leak somewhere. It may be that when you touch the gas pedal, as the throttle plate opens and lets in the additional air, that the air leak is accentuated...
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Car is leaning on driver side of a 79 oldsmobile is it the shocks
In most cases when the vehicle is leaning to one side it is due to faulty shocks, damaged shock mounts or body mounts. If you're noticing extreme bumping as you're driving down the road, especially on the side that appears...
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Engine won't start and it's a fuel related problem because I can spray starting fluid in the throttle body and it starts.
It sounds like you may have an air leak present in your EVAP system. When an air leak is present in the EVAP system, the MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor will not be able to determine the air density, and...
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Heater blows cold when temp gauge is halfway. both heater core hoses are hot.
If both heater hoses are hot then the core is getting hot coolant flowing through it. You should check the temperature blend door actuator behind the glove box on heater case to see if it is operating the temperature blend...
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My high speed on my blower not working new resistor motor is good what could it be the relay
Hi There, The resistor is what controls the speed of the blower motor, not the relay. The blower motor relay supplies power to this motor when you turn the switch to "on" that can sometimes fail. When this happens, you...
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93 Oldsmobile Cutlass supreme won't start.
Hi there. Check the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and make sure that they are plugged in. If the engine is cranking but not starting then the crankshaft position sensor could have failed. Also, check the mass air flow sensor...
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My 2001 Aurora won't start or turn over at all. All lights headlights come on so it can't be a dead battery. What is it?
The engine immobilizer (security) system is probably active, possibly due to a defective chip key. Once the immobilizer system is "on" you won't be able to start the car. A reported temporary fix is to insert the ignition key and...
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Car is making a popping sound when I turn the wheel. Most noticeable when I turn right
What you are describing sounds like 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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My car won't start
Check to be sure that there is enough fuel in the tank. If the car is parked on a real steep hill and there was not much fuel in the tank, the fuel pump pick up could be dry. Depending...
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Axle won't snap all the way back in after replacing motor
If you are referring to the transmission end of the CV axle shaft, you should orient the snap ring (on the splined shaft) such that the opening of the snap ring is completely downward (toward the floor). If the opening...
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My car won't start half the time but if u wait 45 mins it will?
Hi There, What you are describing is a common sign of a failing 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...
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Wont start
Hello There, It sounds like you may have a couple of separate issues here. The stalling and erratic idle may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake...
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My car motor starts on but then shuts off.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have some kind of a fuel delivery problem. This may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air control valve (this relays information about...
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Car won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. With no response from the fuel system, it is safe to say that there is at least an issue with the level sending system. Considering the fuel level sensor, pump, and filter are all...
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Hi Richard.My Mom has an 80s Oldsmobile.The brake light switch was replaced 6 months ago.Today,I noticed the only the center small
It is possible that the wiring harness that controls the rear lights may be having an issue. It is also possible that the third brake light and the regular brake lights are on a separate fuse and that one of...
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I have a 93 Cutlass Ciera with a th125c transmission that wont shift out of first, a solenoid inside causing the vehicle not to change.
Hi there. The issue with the transmission is either the downshift cable is out of adjustment or the governor is leaking. Check the downshift cable and see if its too tight. If its too tight, the cable will need to...

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