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My engine was overheating and then it started making noise and not running right. 2005 Buick Rendevous
Hi there. If the engine was overheating to the point that it was making noise then you may have some serious internal engine issues. Since it is running poorly now the engine needs to be checked for any internal damage....
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Have no heat, I've took the thermostat out still no heat. Flushed the radiator couple times. Doesn't seem to be flowing n radiator
The complete cooling system should be drained and fresh clean water put in with a good quality radiator flush put in. Run the engine for at least 30 minutes at 1000 rpms with the heater in the on position but...
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My brakes quit working.
The brake fluid should be checked to see if the fluid is real low indicating a leak in the system. If fluid is not leaking out then your master cylinder may be leaking internally and need to be replaced to...
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Why is my car not moving?
Hi There, This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates...
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Car overheating and no heat
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a leaking or clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that...
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replacing outside door handle drvr side 2000 toyota tacoma ex cab can i do it my self or not recomended
Hi there. The job or replacing the door handle is pretty simple, once you remove the internal panel. If you don't feel comfortable removing the interior door panel, please contact one of our mobile mechanics to complete the door handle...
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Just had my radiator replaced and the temperature gauge went straight to hot and i have no heat
Hello. If you recently had major cooling system service, the first thing I'd do is ensure that proper parts have been installed and that installed correctly, such as the right temperature thermostat. Also that the correct coolant had been used...
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Service engine light only in warm weather
Hello. Typically the service light is a vague warning and can indicate something as simple as too many miles between oil changes to potentially serious faults in the engine. The problem could be totally benign or very serious, and a...
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"All wheel drive is off"
Hello. The "all wheel drive is off" message is displayed when the all wheel drive mechanism is turned off, possibly due to a fault detected in the all wheel drive system. Some vehicles allow you to manually switch the all...
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I can't get the cv axle out of my 2006 Chevrolet Equinox
The axle shaft is held in the transmission by a clip at the end of the shaft. With a quick blow the axle should come right out. There is a special adapter that is used with a slide hammer that...
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I replaced my battery yesterday in my 08 Equinox. this morning when i started it, it read my battery charging system is failed, r
Based on your description, I am almost positive that your alternator has failed. The alternators job is to charge the battery while the engine is running so that it has enough charge to restart the vehicle later. The message battery...
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Noise in the frontal area off the engine near the fan
Hello, thank you for writing in. There must be more diagnostic work and testing done to determine what the issue is. Without a drive or timing belt, the engine would either not run at all, or perform very poorly. This...
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Car won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. With no response from the fuel system, it is safe to say that there is at least an issue with the level sending system. Considering the fuel level sensor, pump, and filter are all...
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Engine rebuild 1995 Chevrolet Camaro
Hi - unfortunately, engine rebuilding is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. For a rebuilt engine, check with some of the national rebuilders like Jasper or NAPA for prices - or your local automotive machine shop. Also, consider...
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Problem starting
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the vehicle may have stalled. Typically it is because it is not getting fuel, spark, or air. All of these systems are subject to the cold weather. To start, check...
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Overheating and cold air form vent
Overheating at idle is sometimes a consequence of inoperative electric radiator cooling fans so the operation of those fans should be checked first. Other causes of overheating are a partially plugged radiator, inadequate coolant in the system, a faulty radiator...
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After putting new gaskets all the way around the grand am, it is squealing and smoking somewhere from the block
Hi there. Without being there to physically inspect what you're describing, it's difficult to pinpoint what might be causing the smoke. It could be residual oil or solvents that were used during the repair that are simply burning off; or...
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Where would the radiator drain plug be located on my vehicle? 2003 Chevrolet Impala
Hello, the radiator drain plug will be a the bottom edge of the radiator, facing the engine (passenger side). If you drain the coolant, be sure to catch it with a pan of some sort, and properly dispose of it....
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Transaxle makes a loud grinding noise when you accelerate
Of course, first check the fluid level to be sure it is not low but if you are already hearing significant noise, there is probably mechanical damage that will have to be repaired. The problem has to be evaluated during...
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Code p0301
Hello. If the powertrain control module detects that there is an increase or decrease of the crankshaft revolutions per minute that is more than 2 percent, it will store the P0301 trouble code. A percentage increase or decrease in revolutions...

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