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Car doesn't run right - 2005 Chevrolet Impala
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. You will need the check the idle air control valve (IAC). It is located just under the throttle body where the throttle plate is. Unplug the harness and check the plug for any...
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Misfire at hard thottle, rpms either dont go up when accelerating, or slowly drop as i accelerate
Hi - check your vehicle's fuel pressure when running, and under load. Your comment regarding "fuel trims ...erratic" gets my attention. If the pressure is not correct, check the fuel pump relay (possible burned contacts) and fuel pressure regulator. If...
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Loses power when reaches a certain speed limit sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't when it works cruise control works
Hey there. This may likely be related to a bad O2 sensor. As you may know, the O2 sensor monitors the oxygen content of the exhaust gases as they leave the catalytic converter to determine how much additional fuel to...
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Heater blower
If the blower motor does not respond to on and off commands at the switch, generally the switch is faulty. The turn signal issue is probably not related to the problem with the blower. If you hear the flashing unit...
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No power to the car after replacing the ignition switch.
Hi there. Check the electrical wiring in the steering column and make sure that the wires are not crossed. This will cause the system to bypass the switch and go back to the battery. Back track all of the wires...
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Car wont start after battery swap.
Hi there. Typically the anti-theft security feature will trigger an OBD-II trouble code when the battery is removed for an extended period of time, like when the battery is replaced. The only way to reset the system to my knowledge...
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I got a window that doesn't go up or down.
Hi there. If the wiring is hooked up to the window motor correctly, the window switch works, and there is power to the window motor, then check to see if there is power coming out of motor. If there is...
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My car dies while driving and now it won't even crank. The lights still come on though.
There seems to be a combination of problems going on with your vehicle. First thing to address is whether you want to keep the aftermarket remote start. If not, the ignition switch system needs to be restored. Bypassing the remote...
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Insert the key go to start everything. Goes blank releas back on battery is good starter also possible neutral safety switch or ig
Hello, thank you for writing in. Looking into and testing your ignition switch is the next step of your diagnostic process. If you have a voltmeter, you can test for voltage on particular terminals and see if the ignition switch...
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Car makes one click and won't start
Generally, this type of clicking sound will be heard when the starter solenoid is bad or the battery is simply just too weak to turn the motor over to start. Since you just replaced the starter, it is likely that...
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Small engine fire, Put out w antifreeze.
I would recommend letting the vehicle cool completely and then wash off oil with soapy water and a soft brush and rinse real good with low pressure water. Let vehicle dry and then you should be able to start and...
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Car wont start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Won't turn over. No crank.
If the alternator quite working, this will mean the battery is likely discharged, which would be a normal condition when an alternator fails. The starting system uses ten times the current of every other electrical system on the car. It...
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Bad Ignition switch Symptoms
If upon actuating the ignition switch you hear "crackling" noise in the dash, that could be due to arcing or a faulty component such as a relay that happens to be in the circuit that you are powering with the...
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I need some idea of why my car won't start?
A no start diagnostic performed by a certified mechanic will give you a definitive diagnostic based on your specific circumstance but broadly what you should look for is the following. First, make sure the gas is fresh. If old, it...
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Front Right Tire 1997 Buick Regal
Hello - you may have several problems at work based on your symptoms. The "wobble you describe" could be a loose or bent wheel, a or tire which has separated (tread from the belts). The squeak could be the brake...
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Brake line broke
In theory, you could run the brake line up and over rather than under and around the motor, however depending on the tightness of the line you may run into pressurizing problems with the fluid. You will need to be...
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Going into fail safe mode
The powertrain control module is programmed to go into a fail safe mode whenever there is a major failure in the transmission or engine. You will need to have the vehicle scanned to get the failure codes so it can...
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When driving all the time I hear a fluttering sound. Seems to be coming from my right front area and gets worst the faster I drive.
The noise that your are hearing could be the lug nuts being loose or the wheel bearing hub assembly could be failing. Check the lug nuts and tighten them if they are loose. If the lug nuts are tight, then...
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Only have reverse
Hello, This kind of reaction is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's...

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