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I have a 2006 cadillac cts 2.8L. Swapped the motor only after rocker arms a d other issues. I now have the motor in and it won't s
Hey Chris. Thanks for sending the question tonight. Unfortunately, anytime the OEM engine is replaced, it pretty much falls outside of our areas of expertise. We stick to providing advice on common repairs, maintenance and service recommendations for original OEM...
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My 1989 pontiac firebird has not been staying turned on once i crank it up, i changed my battery, fuel filter, and fuel pump
Hi there. When a car will start but shortly die afterwards, it is typically due to a a fuel system component; ranging from a mass air flow sensor, fuel pump relay or simply fuel injectors or the throttle body that...
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Plate and dash lights wont turn off
I don't believe the 1996 car was using a lighting module yet, so you're in luck, all you are likely to need is a headlight switch replacement. Later cars used a lighting control module that made things way more complicated....
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Should I straight pipe because my cat is broken
I'm sorry to say, you're just going to have to bite the bullet and get new catalysts. The same thing happened to my own car just a few months back. That's usually what happens at about the mileage you have...
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I researched about this problem on the internet and some says that it is cause by a bad gear interlock solenoid.
Hi Glamy. Thanks for the question. The shift interlock solenoid is located under the center console and the shifter itself. You should purchase a service and repair manual to learn how to correctly remove the components if you're going to...
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My cadillac cts is stucked on park. I cant move the gear shifter.
The most common reason for the shift interlock to not release is going to be a defective brake light switch. Check to see if your brake lights come on when you press the brakes? If no lights come on then...
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The break lights are working. Still stuck on park.
The shift interlock is controlled by the rear control module and besides brake switch there is also other inputs needed for the module to release the shifter. You will need to have the system computer scanned for codes and to...
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My 06 Cadillac CTS display on the boad says 'Service anti-theft system'. Is this something I need to take to a mechanic to check
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you want to do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. These will tell you what about the anti-theft system is causing issues. From there you will have to decide if...
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1984 ranger revving high before shifting into gear. Automatic Transmission
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Car Stalls when warm.
If you have not replaced the fuel pump module then this will be the most common cause of the vehicle stalling when hot.
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I went to get gas and when I opened my gas cap there was a red puddle of liquid at the entrance to the gas tank.
I can't think of another explanation. That kind of vandalism is not uncommon. You need to have a sample taken from the fuel and checked for contaminants. It might be necessary to drain the fuel tank and clean it out....
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Car stalls when warm
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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After changing many parts for maintenance recommended by my mechanic, car has a bad vibration when accelerating
Hi Paul. Thanks for sending the question tonight. To be honest, when wholesale replacement jobs like you've described are completed, multiple issues can be missed, incorrectly installed or even have compatibility issues that can lead to a vibration. If you...
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Stalling issues 02 passat. Fuel pump and fuel pump relay
Causes of stalling include a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors, faulty fuel pump or pump circuit), contaminated or...
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How to disable a key fob?
Hi Glamy. You really need to have the dealership reprogram the locks and your existing FOB key in order to disable the missing key. That's really the only way to correctly do this.
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I have a 2002 passat 2.8. I had the fuel pump replaced this morning and refueled and the car wouldn't start. Waited 2 hours and it
If you just replaced the fuel pump and still have stalling or no start issues then replace the fuel pump relay in left side of dash in aux relay box.
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Q: Car stalls Randomly
You will need to have computer tested to see if it has codes for a sensor issue like a crank or cam sensor. If there is no sensor codes then the most common failures are the fuel pump module and...
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Q: Car Stalling randomly
This engine does not have a fuel pump module so the most common cause is the fuel pump in the fuel tank is going bad. When it heats up it is seizing and stalling the engine. Replace pump and filter....
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My car ran out of gas, and now it will not crank
Sounds like a series of unfortunate events. Cars made in this century have the fuel pumps in the tank. The fuel passes through the inside of the pump motor and serves to cool and lubricate the pump while it is...

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