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Engine overheating, coolant is not circulating.
Hello. If coolant is not flowing through your cooling system I would try to determine if there is some sort of blockage, and where it may be. Draining the cooling system and removing the suspect radiator hose could determine if...
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Getting a P0430 code on my Buick Century 3100.
Hi there. The code p0403 is for the EGR circuit that shows it has malfunctioned. The code p0430 is for the catalytic converter showing that its below threshold. Check the harness to the EGR and make sure that all of...
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need ignition module for 3.1 v6
I believe all you will need to do is remove the ignition coil assembly(s), and then remove the module from the mounting plate. I don't believe that you should need to remove the starter to get to it. It's been...
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Would you put new engine & other possible new parts? OR get a new used car?
If the rest of the vehicle is clean and in good condition then you may want to spend the money and have the vehicle repaired. 100K miles isn't the worst for mileage and after these repairs, you've fixed the couple...
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Will leaking fuel from fuel pressure regulator wet spark plugs and have car not starting?
Hello, yes, a leaking fuel pressure regulator will cause no and hard start, and fuel flooding condition (wet spark plugs). The regulator uses intake manifold to sense the load of the engine, if the regulator leaks internally it adds...
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Car will not crank
This may be a faulty starter that is going bad or potentially a failing starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may...
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Safe to drive with one theromstat bolt
It would not be a good idea to try and drive it with only one bolt holding the thermostat housing cover on. You should should drill the bolt out and re-tap the hole for a new bolt. If you do...
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Why do my power windows not work? 2005 Buick Century
Hello. There are several things that can cause this. It can be caused by a bad ground connection or an issue with the circuit breaker that supplies power to this circuit. You would need to used a voltage meter to...
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What is the problem when I'm driving in a parking lot and my 98 Buick Century limited is stopping on breaks if on the gas ?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. When the vehicle struggles to accelerate or keep at a steady pace in a parking lot, are you turning at the time? If this is the case, the vehicle is struggling to assist you...
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car hesitates when trying to start the car ,but when started then i shut car off and start again it will start right up
Hi there: Sometimes when you have problems starting an engine initially it is caused by a restriction in fuel flow; caused either by clogged fuel injectors or the throttle body that needs to be cleaned. Once the fuel starts to...
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Hello , one of windshield wiper works and the other don't , do you have an idea of what the issue may be?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The wipers are independently motored, and powered through the same switch. The power supply to the motor is either not making to that side, or the motor has failed. You should be able to...
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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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Rear right wheel locks after driving 3-4 feet.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, leads me to believe the emergency/parking brake may be partially applied. This would account for being able to move in reverse and only a few feet forward. It could be, the parking...
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my 1991 camaro v6 is getting spark and fuel but wont start
If the EGR valve is stuck open or there is a large vacuum leak(s), that could cause the problem you are having. A severe restriction in the exhaust system could cause this issue. You'll also want to check to be...
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Car was broken into and had to replace ignition switch by a lock smith. The car turns over but will not start. Why
Hi there: There are several issues that could be happening with your 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. First and most obvious is if the locksmith did not remove the battery cables prior to completing this work, it's more than likely that an...
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If there is no noise coming from front end but it fails inspection, any idea on what could be wrong?
The person doing the inspection may have found a part that is very badly worn like a wheel bearing or very loose steering tie rod. The problem should have been described a lot better so you could get an estimate...
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How can tires inflated right and feel firm look like they're low on air?
Your vehicle uses 60 series tires which are relatively low profile. That, combined with the fact that all modern passenger vehicle tires are radial tires, can make it appear as if the tire is low on air and the wheel...
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My steering wheel stays to the right when I drive straight.
The power steering gear is held to the frame using two large bolts going through the rack and pinion mount bushings. The bushings will get worn or oil soaked and will allow the entire rack and pinion to shift to...
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Changed ignition switch now car will not start
Hi there: It really depends on why you changed the ignition switch as to why you're vehicle is not starting now. If the vehicle was not starting before, it's possible that the ignition switch was not the damaged component. If...
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Knock sensor 2000 Chevrolet Lumina
Hi - first task is to recheck what codes are still present that represent a "knock sensor failure". There may be an additional problem that has changed engine timing (worn timing chain for example) that is causing an engine knock...

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