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Infornt of radiator brace there is a metal tag that has this 00_941 what is it
This tag is likely a part number or a replacement number tag for a particular part on the front of your vehicle. If nothing is damaged, I would disregard the tag. If your curiousity gets the best of you, I...
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Heater blowing cold
If the vehicle is neither overheating or running too cool / taking too long to reach operating temperature, the thermostat is most likely opening and closing properly. Be certain the coolant is at the proper level and both hoses to...
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Car jerks when putting in drive.
The jerking reaction when putting the vehicle into drive suggests that your transmission may be low on fluid. Automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Possible problem with alternator
Hello. You are correct, the next step is to remove and test, or just go ahead and replace the alternator. Replacement aftermarket alternators for the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am cover years 2000-2003. So reasonably you can conclude that the alternator...
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Smashed Car Door
I would recommend to call around to your local body shops to ask for quotes on the repair that is necessary. Based on the sound of the damage, the repair will likely involve replacing the door in order to get...
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If I want to do most maintenance / fix most problems myself, what tools should I buy?
When it comes to servicing vehicles there are going to be many types of tools that will be needed. If you want to start servicing your own vehicle there is not any one mechanics tool set out there that will...
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The belt
Hello. Start by locating a diagram of the belt and make sure you know which pulley is the tensioner. Also take a serious note of how the belt was routed on the different pulleys, because it must be put back...
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Car shakes when I press accelerator
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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My car key won't turn in the ignition
A number of things can make the ignition difficult or impossible to turn. A faulty ignition switch or ignition tumbler may not signal the shifter interlock properly, preventing the ignition from turning. Also, a damaged,loose, or misadjusted shifter mechanism can...
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Fuel gauge and temperature gauge not working.
The fuel gauge not reading properly may be likely related to your fuel sending unit or the gauge in the dash itself. The sending unit is a small float type component inside your fuel tank that measures the level of...
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My car revs uo and down when below when below 2000 rpm above that it works fine
Hi there. As you already know, replacing components without diagnoses can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. Performing a fuel pressure test may identify whether the fuel pressure regulator is causing the surging rpm (revolutions per minute) below 2,000rpm....
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Power steering failure 2005 Pontiac G6
Hello - this steering behavior does resemble the symptoms from that Recall (14V153000). The specific component that failed for your model was the "steering torque sensor" and should have been replaced as part of the Recall (Bulletin 14116 ). I...
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Windshield wiper assembly question.
Hi there: If you got the replacement parts from an auto parts store, you might want to verify that the replacement parts were for the right model and year of Pontiac Sunfire (as this is a common problem with auto...
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Are rear struts from a 2003 Buick LeSabre capable to go on my 1998 Grand Prix?
Hello - according to the interchange manuals, yes, the rear struts are interchangeable for these 2 GM vehicles. I would certainly compare them visually before disassembling your Grand Prix, just to be sure. If you need assistance, I recommend strut...
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Scanner reads solenoid stuck in on position and check engine light is on
I'm guessing you're talking about a shift solenoid stuck on trouble code. The shift solenoids are located in the transmission valve body and are used to direct hydraulic pressure inside the transmission, thereby controlling upshifts and downshifts. Some likely causes...
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I cannot turn my key in my ignition. The key is not stuck, just unable to turn.
Hi there. Sometimes, the steering wheel lock places undo tension on the ignition lock cylinder and moving the steering wheel, side to side, will allow the lock cylinder to turn. The key may be excessively worn and another key may...
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Multiple cylinder misfire
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related...
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My ABS and brake light are on, but brakes are working.
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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In mornings when cold and mostly after a rain car will miss very bad and then clear up
Anytime you are getting a misfire when it is damp and cold the ignition system is going to be the cause most likely. The most common cause will be the ignition spark plug wires arching to ground until the moisture...
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Gear shifting problems
Your description of the situation makes it sound like there could be a combination of problems. With only having 2 inches of clutch pedal, this is an issue that might have bearing on the shifting issue, but I doubt it....

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