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Ticking noise in engine
Hello. The sound of ticking is not normal in most cases. A technician will have to listen to the ticking sound in person to determine if the noise is normal or not. Oftentimes a ticking sound can occur from low-grade...
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Door not opening from inside
If the door will still open normally from the outside, I would normally suspect that one of the plastic clips that hold the linkage for the door handle has broken. Have a certified mechanic come and take a look at...
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Car overheating and not starting
You certainly don't see many Pontiac Torrents around. The 3.4L is a common engine, however, and I know it well. Since it doesn't use a timing belt, I assume you must mean you replaced the serpentine belt. The only way...
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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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Tire leaning in
This is an obvious damage to the spindle in the rear or the upper control arm. Also alignment is out causing the steering wheel to be off center. You should have a 4 wheel alignment check to isolate the bent...
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I have a 2006 pontiac torrent all wheel drive my traction control is on it won't turn off what mite be the issue i
Hi Frefdie. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If this warning light came on after a rainy day, then it's likely that you have an ABS or traction control sensor that is damaged or an electrical harness connected to the sensor...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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