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code p0446
Hi there. A P0446 (evaporative emissions system gross leak detected-Toyota defined meaning) sets when there is a fault detected in the evaporative system. The evaporative system is an emissions system responsible for preventing the leakage of fuel vapor into the...
I have a crack on my windshield
Every state will vary as well as the person performing the inspection. However, in most states, a crack larger than 4 inches will not pass this kind of safety inspection. There are also different types of cracks that have different...
Removing heater core
Hello. If I understand the situation correctly, you are talking about the metal tubes that run from the inside of the vehicle, through the firewall, which are the supply and return lines for the coolant to the heater core. ...
The fuel fitting underneath the car near the driver's seat is leaking
This is most likely a fuel fitting connecting to or in line with your fuel filter. These types of leaks can be caused by many things, such as old or rusty fuel lines, or even due to a bad seal....
I have a 2002 Buick rendezvous my radiator has a leak when I open hood there was water spitting out from under the water pump is t
If your radiator and water pump are both leaking, my best recommendation would be to enlist the assistance of a qualfied professional to have them replaced. Allowing these parts to leak for an extended period of time can cause the...
Car is leaking coolant, and overheating, is it the intake manifold gasket?
This may be related to a few different things such as a bad thermostat, a failing coolant fan relay, or a blown head gasket. As you may know the thermostat regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the...
Car gets hot sometimes. I unplugged the temperature sensor, turned on my air, and switched relays, and my radiator fans still don't work
Hey there. You should have the cooling fans checked to see if the cooling fans are getting power from the control system. The overheating diagnosis may show the system fan relays are not being turned on by the computer. Only...
Car is overheating - 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi. A bad water pump is a common cause for this car to overheat. This is what I would start with in order to repair the overheating problem. Keep in mind that a clogged radiator or heater core could also...
Car caught on fire.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I'm unsure as to exactly what your question is. Numerous things can cause an under hood fire. Fluids (engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gasoline) leaking onto the exhaust....
I had the catalyst converter replaced last year. Now the Check Engine Light is on again for O2 sensor. What do I do?
You may want to have a professional inspect the catalytic converter. When the Check Engine Light comes on for this, it does not necessarily mean that the catalytic converter has failed. This may be related to many other things as...
Replacing a power window motor - 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
If you have already removed the motor and regulator assembly but are unable to separate the two, I would recommend using a pry bar of some sort to try to separate the gears. If this does not work, it is...
No crank and no start
Hi and thanks for your question. Remove a spark plug wire from one of the spark plugs, and put a screwdriver in the wire and put it to ground. Now, try starting the vehicle. If there is no spark, then...
Car won't start with a loud clicking sound coming from starter
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failure sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse or starter relay. ...
Fuel burning rich, black smoke
As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in the exhaust. Based upon this reading, this information is relayed...
I have a whining squealing noise coming from somewhere in my pulley system and serpentine belt.
If the noise changed when the battery was replaced, I would first suspect the alternator. Sometimes, when a bearing/bushing starts to go bad it will only make noise with the belt installed, as the tension can cause pressure to be...
water pump pulley
Hello, The water pump bearing is the most likely cause of the grinding noise. You should inspect the pulley, but it should be okay. If you are replacing the water pump then also replace the thermostat at the same time...
Check Engine Light is on - code P0405
This code could be caused by the EGR valve, the EGR valve position sensor, a wiring or connector issue, or even a problem with the PCM. P0405 is set when the PCM sees a voltage reading below .35 volts. So,...
Does a blocked heater core make the engine over heat
Hi there, If you suspect the heater core has blockage then you may also have a radiator that is partly clogged up. You should have the cooling system diagnosed to see if the system is plugged up and needs components...
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...
Over heating/heat no lt working
Hello, overheating can be created by several things. When coolant system is low and you fill it, you can also introduce air into the system. The air must be bled out; it will not allow the coolant to circulate. The...

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