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Car stalling.
You have definitely covered some of the obvious possibilities. Most of the time the ICM would fix this problem. There are a few other things that can do this. Bad connections at connectors and the PCM to start. But I...
car will crank but won't turn over
Listen for the fuel pump to come on for 2 seconds when you turn the key on. You may have to listen back by the fuel tank. Check for coolant level to be low. You may have a cracked upper...
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...
Can a loose map sensor make your car sluggish and no power
As long the MAP sensor is sealing vacuum on the intake manifold. If it is not, then it may be causing low power. You may have an incorrect part if it does not fit like the old one. Take in...
when I start my car it starts up but won't stay on what is the problem
The problem sounds like you either have a massive vacuum leak or a problem with the idle air control valve. These engines had issues with vacuum leaks at the throttle body and intake gaskets. Have someone check for vacuum leaks...
When I apply the Apply the brake to shift gears the car will die
The brake booster is supplied vacuum from the engine and if it is leaking vacuum when you push the brakes, then the booster may need replacement. I recommend having a mechanic diagnose the vacuum booster for the brakes and also...
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....
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...
Driver side window goes down but not up
When you operate the driver's window switch, if you hear the motor run in both directions, then the window regulator is most likely broken. The window regulator may require the motor and regulator together depending on part availability. If you...
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...
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...
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...
Car won't start. Battery, starter & fuses ok. Suspect relay behind dash is there an easy way to access this relay?
The starter relay is located under the driver side speaker in the dash, mounted to the firewall. It may be possible to remove the speaker and reach the relay. If you are not comfortable with the repair or would like...
No start
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1999 Buick Park Avenue. You may have a bad ignition module and coils if you find that you are getting a crank and cam sensor, and no fire from coils. You should...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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