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Won't start but all lights and radio work
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would start with testing your battery with a multi meter. Even though your lights and radio are working, your battery may still not have enough voltage to start the car. Good batteries hold a...
Clunk in front end.
Hey there. There are several possible causes for a clunk in the front end. It could be a ball joint, stabilizer bar, steering linkage, or any number of other possible causes. Differential fluid being low is also a possible cause,...
I need the diagram instructions to replace the ignition switch
Hi, thanks for writing in. The best way to get a wiring diagram for your vehicle is to use a Chilton book, a factory service manual for the particular wiring diagram that you are looking for. As far as instructions...
Check engine light, ABS light on
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the check engine light is coming on and going off then usually it is not too serious. Most of the time this is caused by a sensor that is not reading quite right. The...
My car turns over but it has no spark and won't start
I would recommend starting with checking the ignition coils for spark as well as the spark plug wires. Oftentimes ignition coils are a problem when it comes to producing a spark, especially on a vehicle of this age. Also, try...
It threw a code 21 , throttle position sensor bad code. i replaced it and the code went away but i still have no spark.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The problems that you are encountering with your vehicle, could be caused by the harness to the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) or the computer itself. Check the harness to the TPS for any...
Fuel Tank Gauge
The fuel range that every vehicle is capable of at a given fuel level is largely dependent on the driving habits of the driver, driving conditions, how well the car's engine is running, and many other factors. Unfortunately, there is...
I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, and I was wandering how hard is it to replace a exhaust manifold gasket ?
Hi. The exhaust manifold gasket can be a tricky job to do because the exhaust manifold bolts and studs break. If you do not have the right tools it is very hard to get the broken studs out of the...
I put a new water pump and new thermostat and its still running hot. now the serpentine belt had broken off. what's wrong with car
Hi there. What you're describing sounds like you may have a serpentine belt, pulley, or another belt driven component that has failed. The water pump is driven by the serpentine belt and cannot circulate the engine coolant if the belt...
I smell gas under my hood and around my engine.
You could have fuel leaks on the fuel rail or any of the fuel injectors. You could also have a fuel tank vapor line to the intake manifold leaking vapor. Any fuel leak should be thoroughly investigated to isolate the...
Heat Won't Blow at Floor
There is an actuator that controls the vent doors inside the system that open and close to direct air flow. When this is not working properly, this can improperly engage different vents intermittently or sometimes not at all. I would...
My signal lights don't work in the front
Hi, thanks for writing in. Try and turn on the 4 way flashers to see if the front lights flash. If they do not light but the rear ones do, then check the bulbs to see if they are blown...
rear wiper motor
Hello. The best way to cut power to the rear wiper motor is to remove the trim from the rear liftgate. Once the trim from the rear liftgate has been removed, the rear wiper motor should be accessible. Once the...
I have a switch toggle i believe inside the vehicle is it for the glow plug box? It makes a loud click when i hit the switch but
Hello. If the engine is not turning over and you are hearing a loud click, then it may be possible that the starter relay is faulty. The starter relay is located in the engine bay fuse box and controls power...
Not getting fuel, engine turns, but wont start, why?
The fuel cut off switch is a safety device used to cut off the power supply to the fuel pump when the vehicle is in an accident. It's related to the oil pressure, and that is not something typically messed...
Car temperature gets hot and makes a thumping noise.
Hello. If the engine is using coolant like this then there is a serious issue. I usually do a pressure test of the cooling system first to make sure that there are no leaks. If there are no external leaks...
My blower switch only works on #2 speed & high speed could this be the blower resistor?
Hello there, a few common faults can cause your 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass to only work on the #2 speed air flow. You are correct, the blower motor resistor could cause this fault. Other likely causes would be the fan control...
Hard starting and clicking noise
The clicking noise is an indication of either a bad or discharged battery or a bad connection in the starting circuit. There are two circuits in every starting system: the primary circuit that is energized by the key, and the...
After fixing my radiator, radiator hose, thermostat, and idle control valve my car continues to idle very high and run hot. Help??
Hello, high idle can be represented by many conditions. A heater core would not cause this unless you have a coolant leak and the core was leaking. There are tests that can be performed to test a water pump (coolant...
Car won't start after I changed the fuel pump. It was dying and back firing before I changed it. Could it just be low on gas now?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend listening to hear if the fuel pump is running during cranking, and checking fuel pressure. Should be at least 10 psi. If the pump is not running, check the fuel pump fuse(s) and...

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