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when i hold the brakes the car stalls out but no check engine light is on
Disconnect and plug the brake booster vacuum line and then see if vehicle still stalls when you hit the brakes. You most likely have a bad brake booster leaking vacuum and stalling engine.
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How much does it cost to replace a brake booster
One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy to detect due to the fact that there is usually brake fluid leaking on the ground...
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Rough idle
There are a number of things that may cause a rough idle. A rough idle may be caused by things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen...
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My car crank for about two seconds than it stops lights in the dash are good and I jus gt a tune up
The problem sounds like the anti-theft system is active. Turn on the key and look at the theft light to see if it stays on or flashes. If it does then try another set of keys or close and lock...
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Motor seized up
Hi There, If the motor is seized up, it will not turn over due to the fact that the pistons will not be able to move up and down inside the cylinders. If this is the case, the engine will...
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Car does not start
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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Rear brakes..is it necessary to loosen cable at equalizer first then remove cable bracket from behind caliper?
Hi there. The piston is compressed prior to removal and yes - it's a good idea to remove the cable as it makes it easier to remove the brake system. I would highly recommend purchasing a repair and service manual...
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2003 buick century hard to start varible idle conditions smooth power
It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes...
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Call stalls when brakes applied
Disconnect the vacuum source to the booster and plug it right at the intake (i.e., to eliminate all hoses). The problem should, of course, go away during this test but the purpose of this is to rule out the possibility...
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2003. BUick. CEntury. When engine i can hearvent solanoid pulsating. Like a playing card in a bicycle wheel. Is that normal
Hi there. A consistent ticking noise that is accompanied by a random misfire is often an indication of either loose valve lifters or fuel injectors that are not firing correctly. If the check engine light is illuminated, then there will...
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My 2003 buick century will not shift out of 1st gear and speedometer doesnt work. Can you send a machanic
Hi there. You can request to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a car is hard to shift inspection to determine what is causing this problem by clicking this link. It is possible that...
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My 97 Chevy lumina has a loud ticking in the engine and won't go above 35mph I'm wondering if it could be the intake manifold or w
Loud ticking noises are typically in the valve train or valve lifters although you want to make sure that the noise is not coming from one of the belt driven accessories. Restricted power could be due to anything from exhaust...
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drivers side power window will not go down on 1999 buick Century
Hello, thank you for writing in. The window motor may have failed, and replacing it is a good idea. If you have a voltmeter, you can test that the motor is receiving power when the switch is pressed to go...
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Need price for oil pan gasket replacement on 2003 Buick Century
Hi there. If you'd like to receive a price quote for a new oil pan gasket being installed on your Buick Century, simply click this link to the oil pan gasket service page. Once on that page, you'll click the...
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Antilock warning stay on after I start the ignition on 2004 Buick Century, also the Traction control light stays on
This may be an issue of a faulty ABS control module or possibly faulty wheel sensors. The ABS control module controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module is not...
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Temperature gauge keeps fluctuating.
Hi there. If you recently had radiator or cooling system service, it is quite possible that you have air bubbles inside the coolant lines that can create excessive heat to build up. There is a procedure for properly priming and...
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2001 Pontiac grand Prix 3.1l engine tapping
Hi there. Typically an engine tapping noise is caused by either cylinder head lifters that are loose or worn out, rockers and valves not properly adjusted, a timing belt or timing chain that is loose or crankshaft / cam out...
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Oxygen sensors
Hi There, You may want to have the car hooked up to a diagnostic computer to determine which O2 sensor may be causing the problem. There are also a number of other things that can also cause poor fuel mileage....
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03 buick century p1810 code and wont shift into 3rd gear, transmission has been replaced
Hi there. The major problem with ECU's is that they don't forget stored codes unless instructed to do so. This means that if you were getting this error code; which might be something wrong with the transmission control valve for...
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95 chevy lumina drives but often has bad acceleration dies then restart no check engine light on
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Even without a check engine light on, there may be diagnostic codes present that will help you diagnose the problem. Have the vehicle scanned first. Secondly, take a look at the fuel pressure...

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