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Why is my car overheating
Hi there. Many GM vehicles have a pretty detailed process for correctly filling coolant and priming the coolant system. If this is not followed correctly, it can cause overheating since air bubbles will form in the lines or coolant system....
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Having shifting issues
Hi there. The removing the battery test for a TCM really does not accomplish anything, as if there are stored error codes in the TCM, they need to be removed by a professional digital scanner. In some cases, the dealership...
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Car won't start.
Hello. Your issue is likely due to a bad alternator, starter or open circuit. The open circuit condition could be something like the battery terminal not being tight enough causing the vehicle to have a gap in its power supply...
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Hi I bought a car yesterday evening and the owner I got it from told me it overheats - 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello - finding and fixing the coolant leak is the first step, and it may be obvious what is leaking based on where the leak is. If the fluid is coming from the passenger side of the car, in line...
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My car is leaking oil i got an oil change for it last month but it is still leaking oil what will cause my car to leak oil ?
Most older cars have oil leaks. Sealing technology has just not kept up with mechanical improvements to engines so much so that leaks often kill engines rather than mechanical problems. So, it is not unexpected at all to have an,...
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Does a bad torque converter cause the transmission to not engage into any gear at all?
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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I need a guesstimate price for a 1999 chevy malibu....the motor needs 2 out of the 4 cylinders. What would be the price for that
Hi there. Unfortunately, this is not a service that our mobile mechanics offer. If your pistons or cylinders themselves are damaged, depending on the severity, you might be able to have them honed and cleaned without removing the motor. A...
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Exhaust resonator
It is certainly ok to use regular bolts when replacing exhaust parts. The most important thing to remember is to always use new hardware if possible when replacing exhaust system components. Due to the heating and cooling of the exhaust...
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error codes p0440 and p0404
Hi there. The codes you provided are commonly related to the EGR or Exhaust Gas Recirculation system; specifically the EGR valve or solenoid. You may want to read this article on what typically triggers these codes and possible solutions. ...
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My front end shakes when I accelerate at low and high speeds 2003 Pontiac Grand Prixh
Hello - from your symptom description, you have a worn out or damaged Constant Velocity joints on one or both front axles. These worn joints allows excess "wobble" of the axle, especially when under power, creating the vibration you notice....
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Hi I am changing the top Radiator Hose to my mothers 94 Oldsmobile.. I see 2 clamps and the shorter hose.. That's what I bought an
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Bleeding the cooling system is a process of removing the air from the system by allowing the thermostat to open and flush any air out. There is a bleeder screw located next to...
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Serial communication with device 10
Hi there. The codes you listed are generic GM error codes. For example, the P1626 GM code indicates the theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal Not Received. Unfortunately, when aftermarket upgrades are made, the possibilities of having electrical issues like this...
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1998 Malibu dies while driving, started back up and made a horrible noise, dies, and will no longer run
The noise could be either the valves are burned up or the camshaft could have broke causing the engine to make a horrible noise. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose...
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My Lumina 2001 turns off while driving 2001 Chevrolet Lumina
When the engine is not starting you will need to check and see if you hear the fuel pump run when you turn on the key on and off? If you do not hear the pump then you most likely...
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I have replace serpentine belt , water pump , spark plugs n wires n it still makes a whining screeching noise when push on gas n k
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a tensioner pulley that may have a bad bearing in it that is causing it to screech or squeal which is correlated to the engine RPM's. The tensioner pulley has a bearing...
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car overheated now want start
Hi there. Yes, unfortunately, white smoke out of the tailpipe along with oil mixed with coolant is typically a sure fire indication of a blown head gasket. With more than 200,000 miles, the cost of repairing this issue is probably...
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Why does my temperature gauge go into the red when using the heater in my 1992 Chevrolet Lumina
Hello. There area lot of things that can cause this. The first thing I would check is the thermostat. If the thermostat is not opening right then this will occur. If the thermostat is fine then it may have a...
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Car wont start after driving
Hi There, Based upon what you are describing, it sounds like you may have an ignition coil that may be starting to fail. Ignition coils are exceptionally susceptible to problems with large temperature fluctuations when they are beginning to fail...
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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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