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i can't get one bolt to go in my 1998 olds achieve water pump
Possible causes of this issue include use of a non-OEM pump where the bolt holes don't line up, use of the wrong bolt, a bolt that has damaged threads, or the internal threads (in the head or block) are damaged....
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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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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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I blew a head gasket and then I got a bottle of blue devil it seems it sealed but when I start my 2003buick century it grinds
Hi there. The biggest problem with 'engine seal' liquids is that they typically create more problems than create solutions. Unfortunately, when these products are used, it's incredibly difficult to diagnose what's causing your issues without completing a physical inspection. It's...
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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 HEAR A KNOCKING WHEN DRIVING CAR AND TURNING
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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2001 chevy malibu what they mean with a hose overheating...
The mechanic may have misspoke to you and meant that a hose is leaking causing the overheating.
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The car I'm working on was in and accident a month ago. I changed the bakes and now it's making a grinding and thumping sound
Depending on how hard the vehicle was hit, it may have damaged the axle joint. This may have resulted in the axle being bent or the axle flange may have partially snapped. Unfortunately, without inspecting the damage from the accident,...
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Car overheating
Hi there. It's quite possible that the water pump may have been damaged, but another cooling system issue exists to create the overheating problem. Some of the most common issues is that engine sludge and debris inside the coolant hoses...
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Is there a way to check the ignition timing on my 1999 Chevy Malibu without disassembly?
There is no distributor on your Malibu, instead there are individual coil packs. Ignition timing is adjusted by the power train control module (PCM). You can check timing with a timing light or scan tool, but you will not be...
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My car can't seem to switch gears it want go more than 25mph
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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On a 1996 Lumina with a 3.1, in which A/C line is the orifice located?
The orifice will be in the line where it comes from condenser to evaporator.

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