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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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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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My truck makes a noise when truck starts and smokes
You will need to give a better description of where the metal noise and smoke is coming from to help you better. You should have the belts, oil and coolant checked to see if you see any problems there. If...
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my 2006 Pontiac torrent wont start
You need to check to see if the theft light is on with key in the on position? If it is then you may need to have the theft system checked and may need to reprogram the system using the...
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I hit my rear wheel with a metal pole now seeing my wheel might be a little crooked what it means?
Hi Veronica. Yes - if the wheel appears crooked, it's quite possible that a rear suspension component or a few of them have been damaged. I would strongly recommend not driving the vehicle and have a professional mechanic complete an...
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Replaced crankshaft sensor and now car won't start. Even tried putting old one back and still won't start. No problem starting bef
I would recommend retracing your steps. If you disconnected the battery before replacing the sensor, this could be one cause of the vehicle not to start. A new crankshaft sensor should not have prevented the vehicle from starting. The cause...
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I put a new engine, new fuses and a new battery why wont my car still not start
Hi there. Anytime you install a new engine, there could be multiple reasons why the vehicle will not start, ranging from an ignition timing problem, to a simple ground wire that was not properly attached. Instead of guessing and chasing...
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Thank you. Do I need to replace the caliper
Depending on the condition of the rotor and caliper it may or may not need to be replaced. If you are referring to them catching fire when you mention "burning" this would suggest that they may have heated up due...
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Overheating
Overheating 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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Replaced front calipers and pads, rotor on right front, but passenger side rotor is still burning and smoking?
You will need to check the caliper slides are not binding and are lubed properly. If okay then with wheel off see if rotor is binding and then open the bleeder on the caliper to see if it releases the...

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