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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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My car won't start 0 1996 Buick Park Avenue
Before you go digging for the starter motor theft deterrent relay, I suggest making sure it is indeed a problem. Check for power at the purple starter solenoid wire while the key is in the crank position. If you have...
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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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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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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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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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Can I turn off the SES Light ?
The purpose of the SES light is to alert you that there is a malfunction in the engine or powertrain. When the SES light turns on, you can attach a code scanner to the vehicle's OBD-II port under the steering...
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Car crawls when first put in drive. When I stop at a stop sign the engine cuts off. 2001 Buick Park Avenue
This is a transmission internal problem most likely by solenoids sticking or the clutches are worn out. Have the transmission pressures tested to diagnose the transmission problem to see if solenoids work properly and if pressures are good. if they...
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Engine oil leak only when temperature goes below 12 degrees F.
Hello, Unfortunately, in extreme cold weather the fluids in your car are not thin enough in their cold state to be forced through internal seals, which can cause them to tear the seals. When this happens, various fluid leaks develop...
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My 1998 Buick Park Avenue only runs hot when in traffic or just idling. What's the cause of it running hot?
Either the cooling fans on the radiator are not working properly or the radiator is plugged up to where there is a restriction when the engine's water pump is running at a slow speed. If you suspect that the radiator...
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My key is stuck in ignition starts but won't turn back into lock position to remove the key.
The problem is most likely caused by a bad shift cable end not getting it all the way to the park position to allow key to turn all the way off. Have this cable checked at the transmission shift lever...
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Q: car does not start
If the door is not latching, there is a switch in the door pillar that may remain in the closed position thus keeping the interior lights on all the time. If that is the issue that is causing the battery...

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