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My Check Engine Light is on and my car barely wants to go.
When the code P0700 is set in the Powertrain Computer, it means that the Powertrain Computer or PCM is seeing greater than a specified RPM difference between the rotational speed of the Input RPM Sensor and the Transmission Output RPM...
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AC light blinking Cooling fan running nonstop
This may be very likely related to the coolant fan relay switch that controls when the fans come on and off. If you'd like, a YourMechanic certified technician can come to your home or place of business in order to...
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My traction off light is on. The lights, heat and radio turn on but it won't start.
Hello. It sounds like you have a dead battery. When the battery is low enough some of these electrical systems will work but the vehicle will not start. The traction light will also come on when the voltage is low...
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Fan runs when car is off. Overheats when idling for a 3-minute period
Hey there. This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature...
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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 think that my car has thrown a rod - 2006 Pontiac Torrent
Hi there. If you noticed a large hole on the side of the engine's block and it's leaking a lot of oil, it is highly likely that a connecting rod snapped and "windowed" the block. Unfortunately, there is no repair...
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my car heater gets warm but not hot.the car temp.is fine but i need more heat for the winter.does it sound like i need a new therm
It is possible that the thermostat is stuck open. When this happens, the engine can run much cooler than it is intended to. Running "too cool" can effect fuel mileage, emissions, and heater output. Most modern engines operate around or...
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Stabilizer link loose light coming on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The stabilizer link and traction control lights can illuminate for several reasons. The simple fix would be if a sensor has failed somehow. The more complex issues would include mechanical damage or failure of...
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My car is over heating and the coolant is running out fast.
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Why will my car not go over 20 mph and it has a lot of warning lights on. 2009 Pontiac Torrent
Hello. This can occur for a number of reasons. Since all of these lights are coming on most of the time this is caused by a problem with the power train. I would usually start by checking the computer with...
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Code p0301
Hello. If the powertrain control module detects that there is an increase or decrease of the crankshaft revolutions per minute that is more than 2 percent, it will store the P0301 trouble code. A percentage increase or decrease in revolutions...
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Grinding noise coming off the back wheel
It sounds like you may have a failing or worn out wheel bearing. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the...
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I had a wire switch connected to my 06 torrent to make my air work now my key wont cut the car off my engine not getting gas
The check engine light with an arrow pointing downward warns of a "reduced power" engine operating condition. That issue is common enough that a specific diagnostic, namely a Reduced Engine Power Warning Light Diagnostic is performed by technicians dispatched by...
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Heat isn't working.
Common causes of no cabin heat include malfunctioning blend door(s) (part of the in-dash ventilation network), a faulty or stuck heater control valve, a plugged heater core, a stuck open engine cooling thermostat, collapsed hoses, and low coolant level. In...
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Is changing a starter 2008 Pontiac Torrent the same location as most other vehicles
The starter on your vehicle should be located on the transmission bellhousing, between the engine and radiator, on the lower side. From past experience, I can tell you that the starter arrangement on this vehicle can be difficult to get...
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How can I fix a ticking noise coming from the engine to my Pontiac torrent 2009?
Hi there. The noise you are hearing is the lifters in the engine are not pressurizing up or stuck in the down position. Check the oil level on the engine and see if the level is low. If the fluid...
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If AWD is off do I now have FWD or RWD?
Hi there. Your Pontiac Torrent is a primary front wheel drive SUV; so it should be safe to drive during bad weather. However, I would recommend having the AWD repaired ASAP.
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AC Condenser
Hi There, Based on what you are describing, it sounds like your AC condenser cooling fan is not coming on as it should. As you drive down the road, there is typically enough air blowing through the AC condenser and...
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What name is given to the bearing after the wheel bearing on a 2006 Pontiac Torrent
In your application, the passenger side CV axle does not use a carrier (center support) bearing. The noise you are describing could be due to failure of the same wheel bearing (not a rare occurrence, please read below), or the...
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I keep having acceleration problems, the mechanic keeps saying catalytic converter 2006 Pontiac Torrent
Hi there - I would look for a trusted 2nd opinion. Having multiple failures of the same type is both expensive, and an indication that the real source problem is not being discovered. Get the problem codes that are setting...

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