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Good morning Patrick, I have a 2007 Pontiac torrent. It refuses to accelerate and when u try to give full acceleration, it starts
Your computer is trying to protest the motor by going into failure mode and limiting the throttle opening. The overheating is the cause of the problem. You need to have the cooling system checked to see if there are any...
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Thermostat not working
Greetings! I'm inclined to think that the problem will be with the coolant temperature sensor. Have a technician test the coolant temperature sensor and inspect its electrical circuit. I'd recommend getting some help from a certified technician. They will have...
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Broken power window left
Hello! The problem is more than likely a faulty window regulator. The only way to get a window back up when the window regulator is locked up is to disconnect the window from the regulator. You must do this by...
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Leak spare tire hatch
Hello! It is likely that the leak is from the sunroof drain holes being clogged or hampered causing the water to leak inside the vehicle. Sunroof torrents are known to develop a leaks in places like the weather stripping on...
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Replaced battery lights and radio on but car won't start
Recheck your work and make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight. Do not wrench all the way down on the fastener, just tighten and wiggle the clamp until it won't move on the terminal anymore. Sometimes a failed...
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There is a hole directly below the heater core hoses on the firewall of the engine compartment that is dripping coolant
This is the A/C heater evaporator case drain. If you see coolant leaking from it then you have a blown out heater core inside the evaporator case. If you do not get it fixed soon the engine will run out...
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Having some serious coolant problems
Hello. If the car is overheating severely, the heads and/or block will warp and the engine will have to be rebuilt. Best not to drive it if you know it is overheating. If you are continually replacing coolant but it...
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Left wheel vibrate - 2006 Pontiac Torrent
Hello. It can sometimes to be difficult to determine which wheel position (left, right, front versus back) is the source of vibration and thus you could simply have "more" vibration on one side than the other side but still have...
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Just noticed a huge oil leak trailing my car. It seems to be coming from below the engine. I recently had my oil changed a month
You might have a problem with the oil filter leaking when you rev the engine and increase the oil pressure. This can be from a collapsed oil filter media or excessive oil pressure from the engine. I recommend having the...
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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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