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Why wont my car start?
You should try testing the battery first. Verify it's good and at least 75% charged. Because your car has a PassKey theft deterrent system, a faulty ignition lock cylinder can cause this on your '95 Monte Carlo. There should be...
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Turn signals not working
Hello! Your turn signal light malfunction is a common issue that many owners of your particular vehicle face. It's commonly caused by a faulty column switch, or a short in the wiring harness of the turn signal circuit. The harness...
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transmission Swap
Unfortunately, no. The only other cars that will interchange with yours are the following: 2000 Chevy Lumina 3.1, 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1, and only year 2000 for other Buick Centurys. Other transmissions may look the same and bolt up...
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the car will turn over but it wont crank
Hello...we can help you with that. If you have a good battery and your starter motor is turning over the engine rapidly enough, that means you have a problem in the area of ignition or fuel. That would includes things...
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The car starts by itself!!!!
Hi there. In order for an engine to start, the ignition relay needs to send an electric signal to activate the fuel system, ignition system and eventually the starter to crank the motor. This happens in three possible ways. First,...
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Steering wheel making noise
The power steering fluid on these vehicles gets too thick in cold temperatures and may blow any of the components or hoses in the system. The fix is to fix any broken component and flush and fill with new lower...
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Starter problem
This may be a question of a weak battery or potentially a failing starter relay. If there is a fast ticking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your problem may be a battery that is simply too...
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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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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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Overheating
This 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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oil pressure switch
The "apparent" oil pressure switch malfunction is not a cause of the stalling or misfiring. That malfunction with the switch has to be diagnosed and confirmed because sometimes there is nothing wrong with the switch itself but rather there is...
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Noise after oil change
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. It seems that the oil pump lost its prime when it drained for 8 hours with the oil filter off. I recommend removing the oil filter and filling...
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No power to the radio
Hi there. If you are looking to install an aftermarket radio or complete any work on your 1998 Malibu, it would be a good idea to buy a car repair and service manual for your vehicle. This will give you...
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Misfiring cylinder
When the on-board diagnostic system picks out specific cylinders for misfires, the ignition and fuel delivery systems must be inspected. A misfire on a single cylinder may involve the spark plug or fuel injector related to that cylinder. In the...
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Leaking power steering fluid
If your vehicle is hard to turn and you are positive you are leaking power steering fluid, the leak is the cause of this issue. The power steering system is a hydraulic system that relies on a specific amount of...
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Leaking brake fluid
Hi there. A brake fluid leak can cause some serious problems. If it is leaking and getting the wheel wet, then most of the time the problem is the caliper. It can also be the rubber hose going to the...
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Idle rough
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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I have a brake fluid leak.
The leaking brake fluid may be coming from the rear wheel cylinder leaking fluid. Replacing the rear brake shoes, drums, and both rear wheel brake cylinders with springs and hardware should be done. This is the most common repair needed...
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I have a 2003 Chevy Malibu I'm trying to add transmission fluid to it since I don't have a dipstick to check it how many quarts
If the dipstick is missing for your transmission, it would be somewhat difficult to determine if the fluid is at the correct level or not. I would strongly recommend having a replacement dipstick inserted before adding any fluid to the...
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I have a 2003 Chevy Malibu I'm trying to add transmission fluid to it since I don't have a dipstick to check it how many quarts
If the dipstick is missing for your transmission, it would be somewhat difficult to determine if the fluid is at the correct level or not. I would strongly recommend having a replacement dipstick inserted before adding any fluid to the...

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