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76 Ford custom, 84 Cutlass Supreme, 01 Crown Vic, 05 Chevy Aveo


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Its possible that there are two problems, the rotors are possibly warped and potentially glazed over. Also your master cylinder could be on its way out if not done. when stopped, if u let up on the petal a little and then press again, let up a little and press again for a few times and the petal travels to the floor the master is done. Goodluck!


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make sure lug nuts are tight, could be a bearing or a ball joint. jack up the front of your car and check for any movement by pushing and pulling on the top and bottom of your tire.


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when it feels like it floats or is to bouncy change them. they can last 2 weeks or 3 years. but i usually change them around 120 000 if they last that long. i should have added it depends on how you drive, what you hit and how you hit it, flying over speed bumps is a good way to mess things up fast!


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Use a test light (princess auto) to check for power to the fan, if non check the fuse. If there is power fan could be stuck.


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Do you mean you are getting allot of smoke? if so, white? blue? Now your bank one oxygen sensor is on the manifold (between your radiator and your motor) it has wires that run to a 4 prong plug a little to the right. Now your bank 2 sensor on the exhaust pipe is your hydrogen sensor if I'm not mistaken, that will be right after the 90 degree bend going under the motor. Also it has wires to a 4 prong plug. If these are faulty or on there way out your engine light should be on. If not scan the car anyways and see if you have any codes pending. Goodluck!


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use a test light (cheep at princess auto) use it to confirm on those circuits affected. Ensure when active (turn signals or what have you) check that the fuse has power, then out from that fuse, check connections for switch wiring (you can find wiring diagrams online) and finally check the wires at the lights to see at what point power has been lost. Along the way check for bad grounds and any broken or shorted wires. The goal with the test light is just to help find the area you should be looking for your problem. Also the wire diagram will show + and - wires as well as if its a pulse,hi or low signal wire. So you better understand what should have power when these functions are operational.


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Agree with ziptie. Also to be stuck in park and have to use the key to unlock the shifter, you must apply your brake to shift, so check above your brake pedal. I believe its electronic, perhaps a soloniod, faulty connection/switch. Now, I read what you said again, did you in fact mean you can shift into any gear but the car stays in park? Then its gotta be a physical connection, not electronic. correct me if im wrong but aren't these cars cable shift?


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No brake lights on some vehicles will cause the dash lights to not work, not sure if the Aveo is the same. I agree with the thought you have more then one problem. Goodluck.


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Disconnect negative battery terminal for 10 minutes then re connect and hope it works. The computer will take some time to re learn, initial start up and idle will most likely be rough but it will level out on its own. what kind of work needed to be done? I had a motor swap and the computer remembers all codes from the old motor, so now im working to figure out if its old codes or the same problems with the new motor.


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Possibly a dirty or faulty mass airflow sensor. Check engine light may not come on while codes are pending, only when one is present so scan it to be sure.


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