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My Car Wont Start After Being In An Accident
Anytime a car is in an accident you may have damages to the engine harness, fuel pump or even components that can be damaged when the accident happened. I would recommend having the computer scanned and systems checked by a...
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Engine revs when I turn it on and doesn't go back down.
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speed, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes an excessive imbalance in the air/fuel...
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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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Should I replace my radiator?
Hi there. Other than the coolant leak, how did it run? If it ran fine with the exception of the coolant leak, then a proper test on the engine mechanical could determine if there is any damage. I suggest a...
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How do I replace a passenger side window?
Hello, thank you for writing in. It can be done at home, but may take up half your day. To start you will need to remove all of the weather stripping, regulator, and arm. Install the new window into its...
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Shaking while idling
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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Fuel in EVAP canister
The vehicle may have open recalls for fuel tank possible leaks. You will need to verify all recalls for the vehicle are first done and then the evaporative emission and fuel tank vent checked. The fuel tank should not be...
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Steeering wheel is hard to turn like theres no power steering.
Hello. The symptoms you are describing can be caused by a few different things. If your vehicle was recently stuck in the mud then it may be possible that one of the suspension or steering linkage components was damaged and...
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My car motor starts on but then shuts off.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have some kind of a fuel delivery problem. This may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air control valve (this relays information about...
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It starts but won't stay running.
Hi There, If the motor will start this means you generally do not have any issues with spark or ignition problems. Typically when a motor struggles to stay running, it is often related to a fuel supply problem. This may...
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What would a around about figure cost me in labor?
Hi there. You might to look at our schedule maintenance tool to see exactly what services should be completed based on the miles of the Malibu. This will help you get a better estimate for the services your vehicle needs....
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Fuel pump
Immediately upon turning the key to the "on" position (NOT start position), you should clearly hear the fuel pump in the fuel tank momentarily "whirrr" as the pump pressurizes the fuel system. If you don't hear the pump "whirrr" momentarily,...
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RPM's get high then car dies
Hi There, What you are describing is a common sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as it...
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My car runs and shifts gears but will not move what can be problem 1995 Pontiac Grand Am
Hello - check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for free on a "time-available" basis. It is possible a component of the shift linkage in the steering...
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My car started running hot it's 25degrees here so ididnt put water or coolant in it before I left.it started running hot then stop
Any of several components in the cooling system can be at fault. If the thermostat is stuck closed, coolant will not circulate to the radiator to be cooled. Even in 25 degree outside temperatures, the engine can overheat due to...
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how do i fix my ignition switch that someone broke its the bar that turn the car on is not connected so i have to push the bar
You most likely will have to replace the ignition lock cylinder, which is the entire housing where the key is inserted and the ignition assembly is turned. You can have one of our mobile mechanics complete this job for you;...
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Engine knock is loud
Engine knocking noise can be due to low oil pressure and bearings inside the engine are worn or not getting the proper lubrication. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic listen to the noise and check oil...
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o2 senors
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2003 Chevrolet Malibu to shut off. In some occasions an oxygen sensor fault will cause the engine to stall as the oxygen sensors are used to help determine air and fuel ratios. When...
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O2 sensor 2003 Chevrolet Malibu
Hi there - yes, it is possible that a malfunctioning or dead O2 sensor could cause stalling. It will, over time, clog your catalytic converter - an expensive repair - and spew increased toxic exhaust into the atmosphere. In most...
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Car will not hold antifreeze smoke coming from the hood and tail pipe
You may have two different issues now that the engine is leaking coolant in the engine compartment from hitting the curb and also blowing smoke out of tail pipe that most likely is a head gasket from overheating the engine....

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