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What would cause a rattling/grinding sound from the front side of the motor in my 2005 Chevrolet Impala
Hello, Most of the time this is caused by an issue with one of the accessory pulleys. Most of the time it is the water pump due to an internal bearing failure. I usually pull the belt off and turn...
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Hi I need to find an Acc switched wire in an Chevy Equinox 2006. Thank for helping
Hi there. Unfortunately, we do not offer aftermarket component installation or repairs services, so we can't really help you here. The best way to determine which ACC switch is best to use is to contact a Chevrolet dealership to ask...
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My stop and it won't move when I give it gas in reverse or drive
The first thing to check is to see if the transmission is low on fluid or there is a major leak on the transmission. If the fluid is full and no leaks are found then the transmission has an internal...
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ABS light is on
Hi There, This may be a result of possibly warped brake rotors that may be causing the brake pads to rub against an uneven rotor surface. When this happens, this may be causing the ABS sensors to read an abnormal...
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Oldsmobile silhouette. Was driving today hit gas way too hard and the transmission quit pulling
If the problem occurred suddenly, it is more likely to be a mechanical failure than, say, due to low fluid level or a clogged filter. Depending on exactly what you mean by "quit pulling" (e.g., is there no movement in...
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2000 Toyota 4runner-both oxygen sensor replacement
If you input your year, make and model, as well as location (zip code) at YourMechanic's oxygen sensor replacement service page, the exact written quote you desire will be provided. Generally, after about 100,000 miles of use, it's not a...
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Gasket needs replaced. On top of engine of 06 Chevy Equinox. Is this very much to replace?
Hi Jordan, Depending on which gasket you are referring to, this could be an expensive repair or it may not be quite as expensive. Certain gasket repairs such as replacing a cylinder head gasket can be a bit more expensive...
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High idle on oldsmobile silhouette 2001
This is a common problem, so common that you can simply go to YourMechanic's engine idle speed diagnostic and repair service page to request a resolution through an on-site diagnostic. In the majority of vehicles, engine idle speed is controlled...
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installed ignition lock cylinder on a 2000 Toyota 4runner. tried to crank it and it would start, immediately turns off. problem?
Hello. If the key is not just turning and not catching then it may not be aligned with the ignition switch. If it is not aligned or if the ignition switch has failed then this will occur. Most of the...
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Brake rotors
Hi There, It sounds like you may have some warped brake rotors that may be causing the vibration and excessive heat to be generated by the calipers when you use the brakes. When you press on your brake pedal, this...
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After an Auto shop repaired my 2002 monte carlo ls 3.4L exaust manifold gasket and a tune up, ever since car hasnt been running?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately your situation is going to require a second mechanic to inspect the vehicle. The biggest issue concerns the "tune up", as we do not know exactly what they did during that process. Tune...
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Car wouldn't go over 50 mph I went over and next thing you know I hear loud knocking from the engine
The knocking is suggestive of a mechanical failure of some sort. I would first measure cylinder compression to get a basic idea of the condition of the engine. If it doesn't test well (too low and/or too much variance) you...
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2000 chevy venture rear brake
Hi there. Since this is a service we provide, the best advice we can offer is for you to purchase a service and repair manual and follow the directions on completing this task. I would also recommend watching this video...
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Clunking noise
Hi There, Control arms will certainly make a clunking noise when they are beginning to wear out. You may also feel the steering wheel a bit loose and vibrating as well when they need to be replaced. CV joints are...
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My check engine light just started turning on when I accelerate. When the car is at a stand still or parked the light is off. I ha
A vehicle's check engine light illuminates whenever there is a malfunction. The first thing you should do is use a code scanner to download, from the OBD-II system, any trouble codes that have stored along with freeze frame data. Without...
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Need to locate the oil filter on a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Hi there. Although this video is for an Alero, the motor on your Silhouette is identical. You can watch the video to see where the filter is located and how to remove.
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I have a 2001 Pontiac grand am. A week ago I got an oil change as usual. Yesterday the change oil light came on. Is this bad?
Hello there. Usually when the oil change warning light is illuminated on the dash after an oil change, it's just a simple glitch in the ECU and not an indication of a major problem. However, there are some instances where...
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I have a. 2006 chevy equinox. I have bleed the coolant systems but i stil hear water coming from the dashboard
Hi there. One item that is often overlooked is the heater core. The coolant flows from the engine, through the heater core to supply heat for the heating system. It is possible that the heater core is blocked with debris;...
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2003 Oldsmobile silhouette is stalling while driving
Hi There, This may be a number of different possible issues such as a faulty fuel pump, a faulty fuel injector(s) or a bad fuel pressure regulator. Any of these situations could cause the motor to starve for fuel intermittently...
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I had my motor put in a different Buick rendezvous now it has a high idle?
Unless the vehicle you placed it in was an exact interchange for the specific engine, the vehicle's PCM might not be compatible which will cause all sorts of anomalies. PCM's vary from year to year and are matched to the...

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