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My car burns coolant in a 2002 Malibu
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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Catalytic converter
I would first check with another exhaust shop to get a second opinion. Sometimes the metal used or the flex pipe location will not allow a new pipe to be welded in.
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Flex pipe
As I said before it can be replaced without replacing the entire converter assembly. If you google search the exhaust on your car you will see the flex pipe can be purchased separately. All you need to do is get...
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Flex pipe leak
The flex pipe broke due to the motor mounts are bad and mounts should be repaired first and then an exhaust shop should be able to just replace the flex pipe for you.
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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva leaking brake fluid from brake hose
It sounds like brake fluid is leaking from one of the brake line crimp fittings. This is a dangerous scenario, as it can lead to lack of braking ability. I recommend having a professional replace the brake line and bleed...
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Trans is making a loud clunk when I put it in drive
If there are faulty motor mounts those should be repaired. Once that repair is made, if the noise persists, a noise of that "type" is often due to faulty axle joints. In your circumstance, though, inasmuch as work was performed...
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Please help me fix my car.
It is very possible that you could be having an issue with your transmission. I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it is functioning properly. Typically when a vehicle cannot accelerate past a...
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New tires yesterday and later my brake light came on. Pedal pressure lost, then came back, light still on! 99 Buick Century
Hi Adam. Thanks for submitting the question. Unfortunately, there really is no way to prove what caused the brake line damage without fully understanding and seeing every step of service. When replacing tires, the brake lines are not touched in...
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Overheating and battery draining.
Go look again under the hood and be sure that the serpentine belt is intact. It could be as simple as that since the belt drives the water pump and the alternator. As for the water, using water in the...
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I have a 2002 Buick Century and my "service vehicle soon" light is on along with the "anti lock" light and the "Trac off" light.
Hi Eric. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, it's not possible to correctly diagnose the root source of your warning lights remotely. The lights you've indicated - the ABS and Trac Off light are monitored and triggered by multiple vehicle...
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My car over heated and wont turn on
Hi Christal. Thanks for contacting us today. If your car is losing coolant, then that is likely the source of your overheating problem. The leak could be coming from the thermostat housing, water pump, a damaged coolant hose or faulty...
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My 2001 Buick century when it goes over 30 it shift out and jump
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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When it's cold outside I start my car and it comes on and go right back off I do it about 2 times then it stays on
Hi Shawn. Thanks for sending in your question today. If you turn the key and the starter engages (meaning the engine cranks over) then your problem is likely a fuel system or ignition system component. Most of the time, when...
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Overheating issues, cant find a part
Hi Michael. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In situations like this where you appear to be chasing overheating issues, it's often best to get a second set of eyes to complete an onsite inspection to minimize the guesswork. We always...
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Car has loss of power when accelerating.
Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by a faulty EGR system, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or...
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Car is overheating.
The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to leaks), a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator, a faulty radiator pressure cap, collapsed hoses, non functioning cooling fans, and a faulty water pump or drive belt....
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My driver door doesn't open.
This is often related to a malfunctioning door lock actuator, a blown fuse or a faulty power door lock switch. When you use the door lock switch in the car it sends a signal to a relay which then activates...
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abs light stays on in my 2001 Buick century limited edition
If you altered the rear brakes then this may be the cause of the ABS light coming on? I suggest you have the ABS system tested and if it is due to the modifications you did then there may not...
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2000 Buick century stop accelerating while driving,it did not shut off over heat did not smoke, I check trans fluid it was ok
The computer may limit engine power if it detects a system problem. You will need to have the computer scanned for codes stored in memory to see what has caused the loss of power and acceleration. You may have a...
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CAR AFTER I FILLED THE TANK WITH GAS MY OLDMOBIE CUTTLAS STARTED STALLING AND SHUTTING OFF
Poor operation immediately after buying fuel raises the possibility of contaminated gasoline. You might want to check with the gas station and see if they got any complaints as if they did that would be an important clue for you....

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