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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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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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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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2005 Buick park ave ultra with sluggish accelerations aftera catalytic converter swap full tune up fuel pump filter plugs both o
Hi there. Although it is possible your ECU is the culprit of these issues, it's rather unlikely. In most cases, when you complete changes to O2 sensors, catalytic converter and other downstream systems, the front end fuel system components that...
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How do I know if I have a bad coil or a bad fuel injector?
The easiest way to test for spark is to pull the spark plug boot off of the number 3 cylinder spark plug and install a spark tester. Most auto parts stores have them for a few bucks. The spark plug...
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I just just the battery in my car and when I go to start it, it misfires/runs like crap.
Hi there. Typically, replacing the battery does not cause ignition or fuel system problems; which commonly is the source of engine misfiring problems. It is very likely that the two are not related. The best way to determine what is...
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heater does not work
If the blower motor is new, you'll want to first determine whether power is getting to the motor, and if there are any voltage drops (high resistances) in the circuit when the blower switch is in the on position. If...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala SS Security Light
Either the key fob remote's battery is going out causing the immobilizer system to trip the security or the immobilizer system control is not responding. I recommend replacing the battery in the key fob remote and programming the remote to...

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