Question Answered: What causes gas to leak from the tailpipe? How can it be repaired?
June 28, 2014, 12:57 PM
ok I cant say for sure what your problem is but it looks like some diagnostic procedures need to be performed.a fuel injector balance test needs done for sure along with a fuel pressure drop test.white smoke usually indicates a bad head gasket or cracked head but it could also indicate unburnt fuel in the exhaust.dont rule out the fuel pressure regulator as this could be the problem.a scan tool with live data showing fuel trims would really help you out on this issue.let us know how it goes,good luck.
Question Answered: How do I fix a code P0171 (too lean)?
December 01, 2013, 06:17 AM
some kind of vacuum leak is happening.a smoke test is probably whats needed to find the leak now n a scanner that shows live data to verify the repair.when the o2 sensor reports low voltage to the pcm the pcm will see this info as lean,so the pre programmed stragegy is to raise the short term fuel trim which adds fuel which is why your mpg is way down.
Question Answered: my 99 2.4 cyl grand am keeps dying what should i do
November 07, 2013, 12:25 PM
I believe that could be a collapsed vacuum line going to the map sensor.hard to say for sure but its so common on the gm 2.4 l engines.have someone look at it as the vehicle is started to see if it swells n collapses.it out front of the engine about the middle right under a electrical connection.the vacuum hose is about 6 inches long.
Question Answered: Catalytic converter racket or collusion ?
September 14, 2013, 05:49 AM
thats the wonderfull california air resources board(carb) at its best.i bet not one member of carb knows what a catalytic converter even does.
Problem Reported: Squeak Type Noise from One of Both Front Seats
December 15, 2010, 10:49 AM
A squeak type noise may be noted from one or both front seats. Squeaks can be caused by contact between the seat track locating pins and the vehicle floor pan. Our technicians tell us the repair involves removing some of the seat locating pins.
Problem Reported: Trunk Will Not Latch Closed
December 14, 2010, 02:56 PM
The electric trunk latch solenoid can get stuck in the open position making it so the trunk will not latch closed. The diagnosing technician should verify correct electrical connection at the solenoid and check for correct cable routing. The trunk latch most commonly will need to be replaced.
Problem Reported: Warped rotors due to uneven lug nut torque
December 06, 2010, 01:05 PM
The brake pedal may pulsate on apply due to warped brake rotors. This condition is commonly caused by uneven lug nut torque. Proper lug nut torque is recommended to try and avoid this concern.
Problem Reported: The hood may not latch properly
December 06, 2010, 12:57 PM
The spot welds on the hood striker may be misaligned causing the hood not to latch properly. The correction is to install oversize washers under striker mounting bolts to secure the striker.
Problem Reported: Dome light may say on
December 06, 2010, 12:46 PM
The dome light may stay on due to a faulty door jamb switch which will require replacement.
Problem Reported: Engine Oil Leaks from Cylinder Head Area
November 30, 2010, 05:40 PM
Engine oil may leak externally from the cylinder head gasket. The gaskets were contaminated with metal debris from the factory – between the block and gasket and/or the head and gasket. To correct, the head gasket must be replaced and the mating surfaces on the cylinder head and block need to be inspected for chips or damage. In some cases the cylinder head will not be repairable and will need replacement.
Car Review: 2000 Ford F-150
October 17, 2012, 05:03 PM
my truck is mostly under warranty by auto zone as ive replaced more on this vehicle then all other vehicles ive owned combined.170,000 miles and i can barely keep up with the repairs.im going back to chevy or maybe even toyota.
Car Review: 2008 Toyota Camry
December 18, 2010, 07:26 PM
so far the best car i've ever cleaned or worked on.this is my next car hands down.
Car Review: 2000 Honda Accord
December 18, 2010, 07:23 PM
great car,i've only changed oil and brakes on this vehicle.looking underneath it its very clean.
Car Review: 2004 Kia Optima
December 15, 2010, 06:09 PM
not a bad car just real hard on rotors and pads.
Car Review: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
December 15, 2010, 06:04 PM
owned this car for seven years.bought it with 28,000 miles .now has 115,000 miles roughly. one fuel pump and a new battery replaced is all ive done to it other then routine maitenance.best car i've ever had.
Car Review: 2001 Chevrolet Blazer
December 15, 2010, 06:01 PM
i would buy another blazer just dissapointed in the abs and how hard this suv is on ball joints.