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when I DRIVE can a clooged cadilac converter send exhaust back to the engine in send smoke though the vent

as you know my car was smoking so now the mechinic tell me I need a new coil in my cadilac converter is clog in that the smoke I SEE IS COMING FROM the engine so he fix the coil Now I'm wondering if I CAN DRIVE HOME I live 12 mins away, I just don't want my car to overheat should I DRIVE SLOW would that make difference can I DRIVE IT HOME OR NOT

why my car was smoking the mechinic said I NEED A NEW COIL IN my cadilac converter was clogged so he fixed the coil now I would like to drive the car home in deal with the other promblem next week but I'm wonderning how far can I DRIVE to get my car home I dont live real close by it will take me about 12 min to get home will that overheat my car should I DRIVE SLOW?

should I replace the thermostat or is it a sensor ?

Go to crank the car, it cranks, the engine revs and the tach shows about 3800 rpm then bounces back down to 800. It shoots back up to 3800 when you barely press it. Put the car in gear and it surges repeatedly. Shutting the car off and restarting it seems to work, but sometimes it takes several tries for it to reset. This has happened 4 times in the past 7 months.

after driving my car then coming to a complete stop and shuting car off, my car will not start back up until it cools off. my sensors were replaced and so was fuel filter. could it be the module sensors?

This problem started about 2 years ago. In hot weather I
cannot make more than 1 or 2 short stops otherwise I cannot restatr the car until it rests for @ an hour.
The car has about 55,000 miles on it. The battery was replaced. The temperature gauge reads normal. It's been through diagnostics at a Buick dealer 2 times and they can't find anything. My husband brought it to a repair ship and they say it's a fuel pump and want $700 to replace it. I have my doubts because of the low mileage and I cannot see why the temperature would play a role in the problem.

I would appreciate your help as I am afraid to drive it.

I also had the problem with the windows that one of your readers described.

Must start car, press brake pedal and only then will gear release from Park. If brake pedal not pressed, gear will not release from Park.,

Followed manual instructions--assembly will not come free.

The fuel pump in back runs a lot and is louder than normal.
Do we go to a regular mechanic or take back to transmission shop?

MY CAR LEAKING OIL ON THE MANIFOLD IN THE LEFT IN RIGHT NOW I KNOW ITS THE VALVE COVER BUT DEALER IS TRYING TO TELL ME ITS THE INTAKE MAINFOLD GASKET, OIL DOES LEAK OUT OF THERE ON TO THE MANIFOLD DOES IT ? , I DO NOT HAVE WHITE SMOKE IN I DO NOT HAVE A MIXER OF OIL AND COOLANT HE LIEING TO ISN'T HE.

DOES OIL LEAK FROM THE MAILFOLD GASKET

Yellow check engine light is on. All gauges read normal. Can restart car and continue travel for short period of time before losing acceleration again.

All the time now. and its getting worse.

just started car after 1 year in white smoke is blowing out the exhaut is this normal

my car is ruuning fine but it idles up and down until the oil pressure gauge goes down to 0 and the oil light comes on

When my wipers are set in the intermitent mode they either don't work or run on constantly. When I turn the wipers off they stop in the middle of windshield versus finishing cycle and retreating to the bottom. This only happens when it rains. I test the wipers when it is not raining and they work fine.

where is starter located

Sensor replaced in 2008. Mostly city miles since 2007. Ran out of gas a year ago - fuel gage was acting weird. No pattern to when it stalls. Usually starts right up again. Til last weekend. Had to sit abt 5 min till it started on 4th try. Then last night drove abt 6 miles on freeway. Car turned off while I picked up friend from work. 5 minutes later car would not start. Was parked on slight incline (parking lot at McDs) so coasted back. Started after 5-6 tries and 10 minutes of cursing & praying. Help!! No diagnostic codes showed when tested w handheld code reader.

Started This year

the problem is always

I was told this could be a good thing or bad thing the car has 81,000 miles on it and not sure if she has had this done before what does it mean that this could be a good thing or bad thing. and her check tire persure light keeps comimg on but the tires are fine

The dealer wants over $450.00 dollars. I was told because they would have to remove and replace certain parts in order to accomplish this task. I Didn't think replacing spark plugs could be so expensive. I am trying to save money.

car hestistates sputters will not run well
repairs not resolving problem

My Buick Enclave service manual shows I should get a 30,000 service check. The dealership tells me this is $500. Is this necessary? It's due for an oil change and I was going to rotate the tires but not sure if I should just get the 30,000 mile service package.

1990 Buick LeSabre. I've got a trouble code in the computer of a 41, which could be a variety of things. All of these possible "issues" I have taken care of: Camshaft position sensor, ignition module, ignition coil pack, and mass air flow sensor. The oly thing that I have not yet replaced is the PROM chip in the computer. Seeing as how the car is 21 years old now, trying to find a PROM will be a pain in the you-know-where.

The car will start and run just fine for about 20-30 minutes, then it acts like the mass air flow sensor is going out (it'll spit and sputter then eventually die.) As I stated earlier, I havew replaced basically the whole ignition system including the mass air flow sensor. I even went back with standard OEM copper AC Delco spark plugs. This car does have 210,000 miles on it and runs like a chanp, when it runs that is.

I can't think of anything else that might be screwing up the ignition, minus the PROM. Any help from viewers of these blogs would be helpful.

Thanks

I tried to change the water pump but first the bolt broke off in it and then I cracked it.Now I just need to change the whole thing but I want to see if its something I can do and how to do it.Thanks.

what cheaper,repair engine or replace?

starter keeps going for a minute after it starts

i repl;aced cv joint axle shaft and i need totque for the axle nut