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Car keeps dying
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. To find the cause of your drain a parasitic draw test must be performed. A parasitic draw test is performed by disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery and hooking a multimeter...
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My a/c was going from cold to warm and back to cold. Then went hot permanantely. The dealer looked at it and said the compressor i
Hello. I suggest to ask the dealer staff to inform you why the compressor needs to be replaced. Ask them if the compressor is seized up, if it's leaking oil around the main bearing shaft seal or just the compressor...
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The car bogs down and stalls; and has a rough idle until the i tap the upper plenum.
If the problems started after you replaced the PCM, and the first PCM did not have any known issues, you might want to begin your diagnostic by re-installing the original PCM. Seems like you did a lot of work on...
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Serpentine adjustment pulley
The first thing to check is whether all replaced parts (belt, idler, tensioner, etc.) are actually the correct parts for your vehicle. It is not unusual to be given the wrong parts, for there to be cataloging errors and so...
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Wont start unless it sits for a while
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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What name is given to the bearing after the wheel bearing on a 2006 Pontiac Torrent
In your application, the passenger side CV axle does not use a carrier (center support) bearing. The noise you are describing could be due to failure of the same wheel bearing (not a rare occurrence, please read below), or the...
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I keep having acceleration problems, the mechanic keeps saying catalytic converter 2006 Pontiac Torrent
Hi there - I would look for a trusted 2nd opinion. Having multiple failures of the same type is both expensive, and an indication that the real source problem is not being discovered. Get the problem codes that are setting...
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wiggle steering wheel to start engine ?
Hi there. It is quite possible that the issue you're experiencing is due to an exposed electrical wire that is creating a short inside the steering column, within the ignition switch or possibly the ignition relay. Diagnosing this issue is...
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2001 Monte Carlo 3.4L overheating. Does not blow warm air.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. After the radiator was replaced the coolant system should have been pressure tested to make sure there are no more leaks present. If there are no more leaks present the coolant system...
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My car constantly overheats within a couple of minutes and I've had all of the cooling system replaced already.
Hi there. If the engine takes a little time to overheat, then it is possible that the radiator could be plugged up. If the engine overheats fast, then either there is air in the cooling system or one or both...
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Hard Start
Illustrative causes of hard starting include a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs and/or defective secondary wires and coils, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (e.g., clogged fuel filter), dirty fuel injectors (fuel injectors cannot be completely cleaned...
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Gas gauge & pumping gas
There may be a single issue or a combination of problems causing these issues. First off, it's possible that the fuel gauge sending unit (part of the fuel pump in the fuel tank) may be bad. If the readings are...
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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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Two wires and a hose have come and gone underneath the drivers to new the center I don't know what they are and my cars not running.
Looks like the wiring to the PCM have came off to the fuse box and is dangling. The pink wire goes to the PCM fuse. The white wire may go to the fuel pump relay or the ground to the...
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Gas gauge & pumping gas
Hello, It sounds like you may have two separate issues going on here. Your car has a float type device inside he fuel tank which measures the level of the fuel and sends a signal to the computer which then...
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oil light, security light, and battery light stay on after key is off and removed from ignition, whipers also quit working.
Hello. You likely have issue with your ignition switch or fuse box. More than likely it is a problem with your ignition switch. When an ignition switch goes bad internally it may cause other components to be stay on and...
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New TCC solenoids
Hello. The TCC solenoid should be checked with a scan tool tell if it is working properly. A technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to check the TCC solenoid with a scan tool. It could be that...
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Transmission drives forward in reverse.
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Warning lights still on 2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi there - the next level of diagnostics are going to be required - specifically the ABS system. (Top level OBD II codes aren't enough here) I suspect you have a wheel speed sensor that is dirty or malfunctioning. These...
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Reduced speed and hesitation
Hello, There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or...

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