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Hi there. From the description you have provided. The delayed shift sounds more like a programming issue. I would think with only 34,000 miles, this is something that, should be covered under manufacturer's warranty. I would recommend contacting the dealership...
The 3.6L engine is pretty powerful, but not ideal for smoking the tires. Doing burnouts puts a tremendous amount of stress on the vehicle and may result in breaking something so there are many systems that actually work together to...
Grinding noise when making a hard turn left or right
Hi there. If the noise is occurring when turning, then it may be rubbing. If it has the factory wheels and tires, it may be due to part of the wheel well coming loose. I usually get the vehicle in...
Good morning Allen, I need to have my 2009 Buick Enclave's catalytic converter replaced. The dealer quoted me $977. Is that a good
Hi. The price they quoted you at the dealership is not that bad but you could probably get a better price at midas or a local exhaust shop. By federal law your catalytic convertor has a 10 year warranty on...
dealer tells me that the ECM damaged the throttle body. For $1,100 they are replacing both. Does that make sense?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the ECM (electronic control module) may have been the problem from the start. When the TPS (throttle position sensor) codes were stored in the computer. This would of been the time to...
Check Engine Light code P2544
The short answer is yes, the tire size can cause the P2544 code. This code sets when the computer sees that the vehicle speed and the requested torque tables in the transmission control module don't coincide. So, a different tire...
Why are there only two blocks in my 2" leveling kit?
Hello. If your kit only came with 2 blocks, then it may be possible that only the rear uses blocks. In most cases, blocks are only used for leaf springs, which most vehicles only use for the rear. Some kits...
Rhythmic clicking in dash after blown HVAC fuse replaced
Hello. Most of the time this clicking noise is coming from one of the air door actuators in the dash. When the actuator fails, it cannot find the right position and will continually move causing this noise until it finds...
Car tries to pull forward after coming to a stop.
Hi and thanks for your question. Check the brakes to ensure that they are adjusted and are in good condition. The brakes should be 3 times more powerful than the engine. For the engine not having any acceleration, there could...
AC is not blowing cold air - 2010 Buick Enclave
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The noise you are hearing is the serpentine belt burning on the A/C clutch pulley from the A/C compressor being locked up. Open the hood and with a flashlight look at the A/C...
Car is pulling like it wants to keep moving when at a stop
Hello and thank you for your question. This is a symptom of the brakes not being applied correctly. Check the condition of the brakes for proper adjustment. Also, look at the rpm's of the vehicle and make sure that the...
Hi! Check Engine Light appeared after upgrading the timing on my Cadillac SRX 3.6 engine from year 2004 to 2007.
Hello. I would not recommend changing the timing between model years. There are certainly software differences in the engine management system (this is what is causing your Check Engine Light), and there may be physical differences in timing reference points...
Service stabilitrak and three traction lights are on
There is a possibility that the lights may be related to the code, but the system will have to be scanned and the trouble codes pulled to be sure. You may have a couple different things going on with the...
My Check Engine Light is on and will not turn off
It is possible that the recirculation of the oil back into the intake could be causing an issue, if the amount is excessive. However, without reading any troubleshooting codes, there would be no way to confirm why the Check Engine...
Something is draining my battery, both battery and alternator have been checked and are working fine.
Hi. Your diagnosis is spot on! If the alternator and battery are good, something is causing a pretty significant drain on the battery, and this needs to be identified. This problem can be diagnosed by connecting an ammeter to the...
Why does it do this??
All modern cars are equipped with an Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the charcoal...
Popping noise at low speed turns
Hi. This is a tricky one. In my experience, I have seen lower control arms cause this problem. The lower control arms have rubber bushings in them and sometimes those rubber bushings crack or become dry rotten and causing a...
Preferred oil for a 2016 Chrysler 200
The type of oil that should be used for a specific application depends largely on the driver's driving habits, the environment in which the car is driven, the mileage on the car's engine, and the limits that the engine may...
Is my alternator bad or my cables?
Hello. If the vehicle is only working when the charger is installed then there is high resistance in the vehicles electrical system. Most of the time it is caused by a bad positive battery cable. I usually do a voltage...
Noise coming from rear wheel area
This kind of hum sound generally comes from tires that may be out of balance or which need to be rotated; however, if you have just rotated them recently, this should not be an issue unless you have an odd...

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