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Why and I hearing whistling or hissing sound when accelerating in my 2005 Pontiac Vibe
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. If the noise only occurs when accelerating then it may be a failure in the transmission. I would usually get the vehicle in the air and run it while listening...
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Brake line broke
In theory, you could run the brake line up and over rather than under and around the motor, however depending on the tightness of the line you may run into pressurizing problems with the fluid. You will need to be...
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AC not getting cold
In many cases with new cars, a low refrigerant charge can cause your symptoms. You must visit a repair facility or hire a technician certified for working with the substances found in the air conditioning system. The trained professional will...
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Throttle Position Sensor
Hi There, It sounds like what you are describing is an intermittent throttle response when pressing the gas pedal. If this is correct, this may be related to the throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position...
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electrical
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several components that can cause the headlights to stay on and drain the battery. The include the headlight switch, dimmer switch, sunlight sensor, or the combination switch. With that being said, the...
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Evaporating coolant
There are two things you might want to ask yourself. First, are you using a 50/50 percent ratio of coolant to distilled water? If not, this could cause the coolant to evaporate when it gets above 170 degrees. This is...
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Reduced engine power 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hi - the loss of power on your Grand Prix may indeed be the throttle position sensor or throttle body - as you suspect. Getting the problem codes which usually turns on the Check Engine light as well as forcing...
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Shut off while driving and won't turn on.
Hello, There are a few things that may cause this to happen. Any time a major system in the vehicle has an error detected by the engine management system, this can cause it to shut down or reduce power by...
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ABS issue??
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you make a hard stop, the majority of the stress gets put onto the brake pads and the rotors. While other components can absolutely be effected, these are what we have designed to...
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Problem of acceleration 2005 Pontiac Vibe
Hi - you may have a problem with the throttle position sensor performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and...
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Transmission
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed...
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The car bogs down and stalls; and has a rough idle until the i tap the upper plenum.
If the problems started after you replaced the PCM, and the first PCM did not have any known issues, you might want to begin your diagnostic by re-installing the original PCM. Seems like you did a lot of work on...
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My car shift is stuck in natural and I cant turn it on
Hello, If the car is stuck in neutral, you may have a broken shift linkage or potentially a malfunctioning transmission control module that may be preventing it to be put back into park. This will also explain why it will...
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hi i repaired the power steering return hose now the steering is real hard to turn when you slow down or stop
Hi there. Depending on how you primed the power steering pump and lines with fluid, it is probable that you have an air bubble stuck in the hydraulic lines which is causing your hard to steer issue. I would recommend...
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My front flashers turn signals and brake lights dont work. I have replaced the bulbs and checked the fuses. What could cause these
The different lights all go through the turn signal light turn switch. If the brake light switch is not working at all then the third brake light would not work. You will need to replace turn signal switch and check...
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My car dont start
Without knowing what the symptoms are, it would be tough to guess at what is going on. There are a lot of possible causes for a vehicle to not start, knowing where to start looking really depends on what the...
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Catalytic converter issue?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
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Car turns on then off
Hi there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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Key won't turn in the ignition switch.
Hi there. If the key can go into the ignition switch and turn then the key is the right one. If the switch is not turning all the way, then the switch is damaged and needs replaced with the key...
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The ignition fuse keeps on blowing.
Hi there. If the fuse is blowing immediately when you turn the ignition key, then it is a sign of a short in the ignition system. The short could have been caused a loose or frayed wire that is going...

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