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No heat and the temperature gauge goes down.
Hi there. Check the heater control valve on the heater hoses under the hood. The valve is controlled by vacuum. Check the vacuum lines and see if they have came off or split. With the engine at operating temperature, check...
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My fan started running on my car oddly enough and usually when that happens I need antifreeze I put some this morning before headi
The fan will run excessively if the engine is too hot. If you are frequently adding antifreeze (more than 3-4 times per year on your model) there is a leak but leaks can be either a cause or a consequence...
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Overheating issue brought into dealer want to take apart engine to check head gasket
If the dealer is stating to you that the engine is no longer overheating, and that there are no combustion gases in the coolant, it is not clear what the problem is that they are trying to resolve by taking...
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My car will accelerate but won't drive or go in reverse. I also have an antifreeze leak as well. Does this automatically mean I ne
You should have it checked at least since it can be a bad shift cable or a bad transmission or low on fluid can all cause it not to go into gear.
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I'm putting in a police interceptor motor from a Impala to a 2005 Monte Carlo but it has fly by wire
Prior to doing this work, you should confirm that the "new" vehicle configuration is certifiable insofar as Federal emissions law, that is if you intend to register the vehicle. Please see the relevant Federal EPA Engine Swap Guidance Document. California,...
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Window not working
Hello! That is an extremely common issue that owners of your particular vehicle face. The window malfunction is usually caused by corrosion on the window switch. I suggest that the switch be opened and the circuit board inside of it...
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Why wont my car start?
The click noise you hear is the starter relay working but it may not be sending power to the starter solenoid. You would need to try and replace the starter relay that is clicking and see if it cranks. If...
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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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Why is my car leaking antifreeze?
Based on your description it sounds like your engine is overheating and the overheating is accompanied by a coolant leak. Coolant leaks can be both a cause and a consequence of overheating. Consequently, once the leak is repaired, your vehicle...
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What do you think could be wrong?
Hello. If the vehicle overheated to the point where steam started to escape, you are better off replacing the engine altogether. Once the cooling system is filled with water, it can be pressure tested to see if there are still...
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Truck overheats
Hello. You did not specify the mileage of your vehicle but if the thermostat is not changed around every 60,000 miles it may cause overheating. Thermostat replacement is considered routined maintenance just like brakes or oil changes. I would recommend...
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Transmission issue after a long drive
Do not change the fluid or have it flushed. This could cause the transmission to go out even sooner. There are a load of different additives out there that may or may not work, but when the transmission is going...
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Transmission issue after a long drive
A few different faults can cause rough shifting after the vehicle warms up like this. The most likely would be the transmission fluid level, transmission filter, shift solenoids, torque converter, or the transmission linkage. Any of these, once warmed up,...
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Ticking noise in engine
Hello. The sound of ticking is not normal in most cases. A technician will have to listen to the ticking sound in person to determine if the noise is normal or not. Oftentimes a ticking sound can occur from low-grade...
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Ticking noise
Hello. A ticking sound from the engine can be caused by a few different things. Two of the most common causes, as you already figured, are from faulty injectors or an issue with the valve train. If the clicking is...
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Thermostat not working
Hello. If a thermostat is completely stuck closed, then it does need to be replaced without driving the vehicle. If it is not opening then it will be very easy to overheat the engine. If you need to have this...
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The car runs hot
I would suggest checking to make sure the coolant temp sensor is working correctly. This tells the coolant fans when to come on. I would also check to see if there is any white smoke coming from under the hood....
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Temp gauge goes up and down
Hi there. The temperature sensor is the device used to determine the estimated engine coolant temperature reading. The sensor itself is not always perfect. This device sends a signal to the computer and in some cases, the instrument cluster as...
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Taillights not working
The taillights are controlled with a relay in the left kick panel through a couple of different fuses; the taillight fuse could have been blown from a trailer hook up. Check the fuses first to see if one got blown....
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Starting issue, fuel smell
A few things can cause rough starting like you have described. The usual culprits are issues with the battery, starter, fuel pump, fuel filter, or the ignition switch. I'd recommend enlisting a qualified technician to help you check these components....

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