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intake leak and sputters and dies
This could be a variety of issues causing the rough idling. The oil leak at the intake suggests you may have a blown head gasket. Has the car gotten abnormally hot? If so, this could explain the leak and would...
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Motor swap
The two base engines are similar but not the same. The sensors used will be different. The ignition system is different. The intake system is different. You should check both engines firsthand and compare them to see what I mean....
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ELC runs constantly
For the system to run constantly, there is more than likely a leak in the system. There could be a leak in an air supply line, a crack in a suspension air bag, a failed sensor, or even a stuck...
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Left side opera lights do not work - 1985 Buick Electra Park Avenue
Hello. The trim would need to be removed in order to access the lights. If all of them are not working then it may just be a connection issue. Most of the time the connector fails and causing the wires...
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Leak under the back door on passenger side - 1986 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8 L V6
Hello. The fuel and the fluids need to be changed first before you can start the engine. Once it can be started, you would be able to see if there are any other issues with the car. Being that it...
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How do I disconnect the line from the fuel rail?
Your fuel lines are connected using quick spring lock connectors and require special spring lock tools to release the lock. You can get them at most auto parts store. Be sure to release fuel pressure before disconnecting line. If you...
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Car stalling
This may very well be a fuel related issue. As you know you have replaced many of the components that control spark. Since the car continues to run (even if badly), you know there is not a spark problem at...
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My car cranks but don't start. What could be the issue?
Any number of components can cause a crank but no start condition. Lack of spark - caused by a bad ignition coil or control module, as well as a crank shaft sensor could be at fault; lack of fuel due...
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It won't start unless the door locks work
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This a common issue with the anti-theft feature in your car, which is reset when changing the battery. In the fuse box, there should be a fuse marked "MALL...
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I think my cars transmission is going out
Hello. Grinding noises at high speeds could be related to wheel bearing or transmission issues. This type of problem may be difficult to diagnose without test driving the vehicle to determine whether or not it is worth fixing. A certified...
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What can I do to get my car running? It tries to crank and start but it struggles.
If the car is cranking strong with the new starter, and just won't fire up, it's time to re-check the basics. Check for a good spark at the plugs. If spark is good, try spraying a bit of starter fluid...
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My water pump pulley won't spin, making the serpentine belt squeak & start smoking. Do I replace the water pump or just the pulley?
Hi. Usually there is nothing wrong with the actual pulley when this happens. In most cases, the water pump is binding up, causing the pulley to stop spinning. Replacement of the water pump will fix your problem. The pulley will...
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Do I have a damaged head gasket?
Hi there. This can be a bad head gasket or it may be something much smaller. If the coolant temperature gauge is staying in the normal range then it may just have a leak in the system. If there is...
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My car starts but only runs for 3 seconds before it shuts down
Hello - Is your Check Engine Light on? If so, you can check the trouble codes yourself to diagnose the problem, or you can have a mobile technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come by at your convenience and diagnose...
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My car will not start already put in a new battery so the battery isnt the issue
Hi there - your GM car uses a "raised chip" key security system which can have problems with age. The ignition tumbler has a "reader" for the raised contact area of the key. The reader or the 2 wires going...
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Why is my car is real slow to accelerate?
This may be related to a few different things, such as low fuel pressure, dirty or faulty fuel injectors or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. Low fuel pressure can cause the injectors to not receive...
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Randomly shuts off
On some of the older GM models, the vehicle with a lock up automatic transmission converter will not release the locked up converter due to a solenoid inside the transmission is sticking on. You will need to have the transmission...
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Ignition coil pack is not firing (1 out of 3)
It is not uncommon for an ignition coil to fail. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeated as the copper beneath them expands and contracts much quicker than...
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My headlights come on but my dash and tail lights only come one sometimes. I have a '01 Park Ave. Any suggestions?
Hi there. The most likely cause for the intermittent tail lights and dash lights is a faulty headlight switch. There is the possibility, of a poor electrical connection at the switch or in the circuit. Replacing components without proper diagnoses,...
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Locked my keys in the lining of the trunk door. Is there away to get into the trunk the spare key I have doesn't unlock my trunk
Hello. Without the rear seats folding down, you will have to access the trunk through the back seat. This will require starting by removing the entire back seat. Once you have removed it, you will need to find the access...

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