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My transmission wont register any gears at all no reverse even. And it has at code p0785
Hi there. The transmission control module, or TCM, uses data from the shift/timing solenoids to manage hydraulic fluid transfers between circuits, and to perform changes in transmission gear ratios in order to accelerate, decelerate, optimize fuel efficiency, and maximize engine...
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When turning right the truck dies, but will usually turn right back on after, possible problems?
Hi there. This could be a problem with the fuel delivery system. Turning right could have placed something in a bind or, if it was loose, cause it to loose connection until it finally became disconnected. This could be in...
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The cable for my hood release broke on the end that's connected under the hood.
There are small bolts on the deck where the hood bumpers are located at. Remove those bolts and bolts that are on the inside of the grill and the front grill will come off. The hole grill and lights assembly...
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Buying a 2007 CTS
A pre-purchase vehicle inspection is a good idea. That inspection, carried out by a certified Mechanic, dispatched to your location, will give you very specific data regarding any current problems that the car has. You have additional opportunities, too, in...
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I have injector circuit open on 2, 4, and 6 error codes (codes P0202, 204, and 206)
Hi James. I would suggest purchasing a service and repair manual for your 2006 Cadillac CTS, as it will provide you with a wiring diagram for the fuel injector wiring. It is very common on these Cadillac's for the wiring...
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Oil leaks constantly from the pan and over the transmission car stalled after 20 miles
If the oil light is flashing, you should not drive the car until the problem is solved. The oil light is not a level warning, it is a pressure warning and if you drive the car when the pressure is...
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S10 2.8 to 3.4 engine swap. Crank but no start.
Hi there. Check the spark plugs and make sure that they are creating enough spark to allow the fuel to burn. If there is great spark and the engine acts like it does not want to start, then there could...
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Loss of acceleration power
Hello there. When major sensors like the O2 sensors are replaced, and are followed by acceleration and performance issues, it is typically caused by poor electrical connections to the sensors or the ECU needing to be cleared of previous stored...
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When I stop suddenly or slow down the car cuts off
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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I have 1988 oldsmobile cutlass ciera 2.8liter. I have had five mechanics check the car for a popping sound but they could not figure it out.
The popping sound from the engine sounds like the engine's timing is off or the fuel system is not delivering enough fuel to the engine. There could be a fuel injector that maybe sticking and not spraying properly. The popping...
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My car's shaking and losing oil fast, what's going on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The shaking is likely caused by a misfire and engine error. You may also be dealing with multiple issues at once, or the oil leak may be causing the running issues. If the spark...
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My truck spits, chugs and dies when accelerating
It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure problem or a problem getting enough fuel through to the carburetor (judging by the year, assuming it is a carburetor motor). You may also want to check the distributor advance as...
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Is there anyway to bypass the ac compressor they make bypass pulleys but can't find any for an 88 Grand Prix
As long as the a/c clutch bearing is not seized, it doesn't matter if the a/c compressor is locked up. As long as you do not turn the a/c on, this causing the clutch to engage and attempt to run...
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88 Grand Prix 2.8L. Idles fine in park but won't go over 2k rpms. Idles fine in drive but won't go over 30mph or 2k rpms
Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done so far will only improve the performance once this issue is resolved, so do not loose hope yet. The only system it would appear you have not looked into would...
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Idles fine in park But won't rev above 2,000 rpm and won't go over 30 mph. 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by doing a compression test on the engine first. If the compression is low then the engine may be worn or it may need a timing chain....
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95 audi engine light comes for awhile then goes off,reduced power while o
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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When I start my car, the fan jumps on very loud for about a minute to a minute and a half. What would be the reason?
There could be an electrical wiring issue with the cooling fan from the cooling fan to the cooling switch / sensor or the thermostat could be sticking on causing the fans to blow harder as the engine may overheat until...
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How long can I drive with bad 02 sensor? 1996 Audi A4
HI there - possibly. If it is one of the pre-catalytic converter oxygen sensors, yes, it is possible to damage the catalytic converters. From the problem codes, this would be a "Bank 1/2, Sensor 1" - the operative information that...
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My injectors are not pulsing.
Have the power and control circuits for the injectors been tested? If the injectors do have power, but no ground control from the computer to turn them on there may be a fault in the circuit or the electronic control...
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Why would I need a new hall sensor, is that and a cam sensor vital to fix before driving a long distance?
Hi There, A hall sensor is in many cases the same as a camshaft position sensor. Many camshaft position sensors work on what is called the "hall effect" meaning they provide a square wave output voltage (either 5 V or...

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