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Replace lower intake manifold gasket belive pushrods are backwards
Hi there. What led you to believe that the pushrods are incorrectly installed? Did this condition of backfiring occur immediately after the repair? If this has happened after such a repair, then it sounds like you may have bent valves....
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Burning plastic-like smell when braked for more than 10-20 seconds
If the odor is coming from your car (as opposed to perhaps surrounding cars which can happen) and you are only detecting the odor on application of the brakes, a possibility is the brake caliper is failing to retract and...
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Rear of car almost fishtails above 35
Hi there. It's quite possible that during your ditch experience that are rear suspension component may have been damaged, such as a shock mount or strut. It's also common for the rear stabilizer bar to become damaged during a rear...
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Car started overheating two days ago. Changed the thermostat and the water pump, still overheating 1998 Chevy Lumina
Hi there - you may still have a problem with a clogged radiator, or the auxiliary cooling fans are not coming on properly. I recommend a engine overheating inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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Knocked cig ash tray off track now cigarette lighter doesn't work or charge
The issue is most likely that your electrical harness is damaged to the accessory outlet. It could also be a fuse was popped when the ash tray was removed. Unfortunately, replacing this component is not something our mobile mechanics offer....
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Revving noise in engine.
There are over 20 potential causes of surging but a mechanic would initially evaluate the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system, vacuum or air induction leaks, fuel supply and fuel pump control circuit, spark plug(s) and the ignition system, and fuel...
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It says service engine soon usually in the morning while warming up and goes out but does not come back on.
The check engine light should come on when you turn the key to the "on" position, but without starting or running the car. That function allows you to do a bulb check but also indicates that the PCM (computer) is...
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The car is cranking but wont turn over
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Car starts sometimes for a few seconds. Car ran completely out of gas. I changed the fuel filter, and change battery in the remote.
Hi there. The fuel pressure needs to be checked on the fuel rail. There should be at least 30 psi on the fuel rail. If the fuel pressure is good, then there could be air in the fuel rail causing...
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When I release the brake pedal, there is a clunk sound.
What you may be hearing is the brake pads shifting inside the brake pad caliper bracket. You should have the brakes inspected to make sure the brake pads anti rattle clips are in place and the pads are in good...
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Car won't maintain an idle.
Hi there. Try turning on the ignition to the ’ON’ position 3 times with 30 seconds each time to see if the fuel system had air in the rail. This will help with the air in the system. When starting,...
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My front flashers turn signals and brake lights dont work. I have replaced the bulbs and checked the fuses. What could cause these
The different lights all go through the turn signal light turn switch. If the brake light switch is not working at all then the third brake light would not work. You will need to replace turn signal switch and check...
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The ignition fuse keeps on blowing.
Hi there. If the fuse is blowing immediately when you turn the ignition key, then it is a sign of a short in the ignition system. The short could have been caused a loose or frayed wire that is going...
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'00 Buick Century Custom. V6 3100. I am at a loss...
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system...
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Will a radiator from a 09 impala fit
The radiator from the 2009 Impala does not cross reference to the 2000 Lumina, probably partly because the 2009 Impala engine is larger and so requires more cooling capacity. Depending on your VIN number, it looks like all model year...
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My car cranks but won't start. Had codes read and it's say left front wheel speed sensor. Can you help?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty traction control module. The wheel speeds senors are located at each of the four wheels and process wheel speed ad relay this information to the traction control module which uses...
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The serpentine belt is not lining up.
The pulleys may not be lined up in the same plane. Look at the harmonic balancer and crank pulley in particular. The rubber bond in the balancer may have failed thus causing misalignment of the pulleys relative to the other...
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1996 Buick skylark makes whirring noise when I accelerate seem to come from somewhere under the dashboard?
There are a few things this might be, however the one item that can be suspect under the dashboard may be the fan blower motor. Although, it's power is not directly correlated with engine RPM or acceleration, it can tend...
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The engine coolant reservoir is bubbling over but will go down but the engine is not over heating wht could this be
Hi there. In many cases, when the coolant boils, it's due to the coolant being too thin in the mixture; meaning there is more water than coolant in the system. The mixture is supposed to be 50 % coolant to...
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97 chevy lumina low coolant light is blinking on and off and the coolant reservoir is bubbling over but car is not overheating wha
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The cooling system overflows into the reservoir when the pressure rises and the coolant is forced to go somewhere. This can mean a few different issues are occurring, but you should start with...

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