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MAP Sensor location
Hi There, The MAP sensor on your vehicle should be located on the back of the intake manifold next to the coil pack. It is held on by two 7mm screws that attach it to a holding bracket. If you...
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Loud bang from front wheel and the wheel locks up in reverse. It didn't show signs of a bad cv shaft. binding or hub bearing?
Hitting a pothole can damage wheel bearings. Basically, the force of the impact causes the ball bearings to get driven into the bearing race and cause indentations in the race. Then the bearing eventually becomes noisy. You could have damaged...
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Why does my car theft system keep getting triggered ?
Hi there. In most cases, when a theft system keeps activating it is due to a sensor failure within the security system or an electrical malfunction. The factory security systems can be very difficult to pinpoint as some of them...
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I have a 2004 Buick Century with 3.1 v6. The ac compressor will occasionally build high pressures and blow freon out. Also, the f
If the condenser fans are not working, that will cause the abnormally high pressure you are seeing. So, I would first check that possibility and if indeed there is a fault, resolve that first. Once the condensers fans are confirmed...
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Knocking noise from radiator and coolant coming out of overflow hose
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to sudden large...
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Cost to repair leak at the intake?
Hi There, Unfortunately, this is something that will get much worse very quickly and could potentially cause severe engine damage depending on where the leak is located and how quickly it progresses causing a rapid loss of coolant. In order...
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Have a 1996 pontiac grand am. Need help understanding fault codes. P0102, P0113, P0122, P0135, P0141, P0440
Considering that you have multiple trouble codes present, I would recommend having a check engine light is on inspection performed by a qualified professional. Once this has been done, you will have a much better understanding of what is causing...
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Overheating and leaking water
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may have overheated potentially causing damage to the cylinder head gaskets. When this happens, this can cause problems with starting due to insufficient compression. Overheating can be caused by a number of things...
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1997 chevrolet lumina that has a p0401 code that is persistant
P0401 will often set if the passageway from the EGR valve to the intake is blocked with carbon. If you did not clear that passageway when replacing the EGR valve that is the most likely cause for the code. To...
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Rough idle
Hi There, It sounds like your car may have a bit of a rough idle problem. There are a number of things that may cause a rough idle. A rough idle may be caused by things such as low fuel...
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Evap Monitor not ready
Hi There, It sounds like you have replaced and checked all the normal suspects in the evap system. You may also want to check the lines in the evap system. A leak in the system may also cause the code...
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Gas isn't getting to engine after changing filter and tank
Hi there. One of the more common issues that leads to this type of problem after this repair is not having a good ground wire connection to the fuel pump. This causes restricted flow of fuel and can even disable...
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Starting issues
Hi There, It sounds like you may be having some kind of an electrical problem that may be resulting in an ignition relay not allowing the car to start properly or potentially a faulty ignition coil pack that may also...
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Overheating
Overheating 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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What is leaking the coolant in my car?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a water pump shaft seal that may be going bad. Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump leaking....
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Hi i might need a smoke machine to diagnose a EVAP problem, do all drivers carry one?
Hi there. Anytime a service is booked, we make sure to send a mobile mechanic that is experienced with that type of inspection or repair; meaning they have the right tools and have been trained on the correctly procedures for...
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My car wont start after driving it for an hour, it will just crank and then start after 30 mins
The engine is very common to have an intermittent cam or crankshaft sensor. You can have the computer scanned for codes to one of the sensors and replace them as codes are stored. If you have codes for both then...
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Fuel pressure
Hello, You may want to try checking the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your ECU actually connects one...
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I'm buying my first car and I have a choice of a 2001 Chevy Malibu no issues clean title with 150k miles for $1450 or I Have a 200
The two cars you are referring to are so mechanically similar that there is no meaningful distinction, going forward, as to cost of repair or expected remaining service life. Rather, the costs you may experience will depend on the as...

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