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after replacing oil pan gasket,low oil level light stays on, but oil level and pressure are normal?
Bob: Thanks for your inquiry. Oil level and oil pressure are measured using separate sensing systems. If the level sensing feature stopped working at the time the pan gasket was replaced, either the level sensor was damaged, not reconnected, or...
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When my van sits overnight it won't start until I jump it.
Check the battery for any parasitic load applying to it. To do this, make sure that the battery is fully charged and remove the negative battery cable from the battery. Then put a digital meter cables on the negative battery...
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Crankshaft position sensor
Hi There, The crankshaft position sensor can definitely causer the engine to die and not start as it provides critical information to the computer. The computer then uses this information to direct ignition timing. It is normal for the voltage...
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P1743 engine wants to stall when put in gear 2003 Ford Windstar
Hello - your car is stalling because the torque converter clutch is locked up and not releasing. It is acting just as a manual clutch would act if you kept your foot on the brake, and let the clutch out...
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Overheating
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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Where I could find the clips that hold the back seat cushion down on a 1999 Grand Prix GT?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Start by going to an vehicle upholstery shop to get an idea of what that exact piece is called, and what you can do about obtaining one. There are many types of clips, and...
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Batt will not hold full charge.
Have a battery test run on the battery to determine the state of health of the battery. If the battery tests fine on a full charge, you may have something in the car causing a parasitic drain. The battery may...
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How do I unlock my RDS radio? 2005 Pontiac radio?
Hi there - since your radio is an RDS model, you will to have a GM service center unlock your RDS radio. RDS radio models cannot be unlocked with the procedure you mention.
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whooshing sound after hitting curb driver side front
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the tires, suspension, wheel hub, or the brakes. The noise is likely coming from something that has been damaged, and is now making contact with other components...
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Trying to swap a 3800 series 2 motor from an 03 impala to an 04 Bonneville will it work
Hi there. You might want to consult with a local engine swap mechanic on this one. Since we don't offer this service to our customers, we try to stay away from giving definitive answers on whether or not engine swaps...
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My car cuts off without any warning signs and it was hard for me to turn the steering wheel. It was smoking a little under the hood.
Hi there. The issue may be that when the vehicle was filled up, there may have been trash in the gas tank and it may have been stirred up into the fuel system which may have clogged up the fuel...
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Putting in a new battery but the horn, lights, and wipers come on and won't stop.
Check the light switch, the horn switch, and wiper switch. If the switches are not working, then they will need to be replaced. If the switches are good, then there is a loose or broken ground wire on the steering...
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Repair leaking oil pan
Hi there. It really depends on what is being done for that $560.00 quote. If they are replacing an old oil pan with a new one, installing new oil pan gasket, and replacing oil filter, that price seems a bit...
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When I rev my engine, it sputters.
Hi there. It seems that your issue is the fuel pressure regulator has failed. The fuel pressure regulator is designed to adjust the fuel pressure to the injectors after the fuel pump pushes the fuel to the rail under max...
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I have a 2004 Pontiac bonneville, and air blows cold on the passengers side of the car, but not on the drivers side. Any ideas?
Hi there. There is a blend door that keeps the air blowing on the cold and hot sections separate. The blend door maybe stuck between the evaporator and the heater core causing the temperature difference. Also, the air duct on...
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On the 04 supercharged impala does it need to be recalibrated after fuel pump replacement?
If the fuel pump was replaced because it was faulty, there should be no need for any sort of re calibration to any part of the engine management system. It should function as it did before the fuel pump replacement....
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I need to replace the harmonic balancer on my 94 buick. Is it ok to drive to go pick up the parts?
If the harmonic balancer is known to be defective, the only prudent course is to not operate the engine until the balancer is replaced. There are at least two risks: 1) the balancer could completely separate causing further damage; and...
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Well my valve cover gasket blew off as I was trying to start my van it broke into 2 parts I was just wondering why it did that it 2000 Ford Windstart
Hello - your Windstar has composite plastic valve covers, as do many engines these days. While being lighter and less expensive to manufacturer, they tend to get brittle with age and heat cycles. A momentary surge in crankcase pressure, or...
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what tools do i need to take off a 1999 buick lasbre starter
Hi there. Here are two bits of advice. First, if you are going to be completing more repairs than just replacing the starter on this Buick, purchase a service and repair manual for the vehicle as it will list all...
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Hello when i pump gas there is a strong gas smell and my car also shakes when i crank it upmy car smokes from the bottom when I t
If you are detecting a fuel odor, there is either a vapor leak (EVAP system), or a liquid fuel leak in your fuel system. To resolve that, the recommended service is a fuel leak diagnostic/repair. The smoke is from hot...

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