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You may have a problem with the idle speed control. When the engine load increase the idle speed should be maintained at idle (often when turning many models have a pressure switch in the steering system and when pump is working harder it will let the engine know to maintain speed) If this is too much for you to diagnose while you are still learning, you can call 757-456-0722 and ask for Roy or James and request a FREE loaner car while you have us diagnose yours.
You may be right, could be a security problem. Recommend before you get stranded to have diagnosed and repaired. We have GM TECH 2 as well as MDI diagnostic tools/programmers same as the Cadillac dealers and some great aftermarket tools they do not have. You can also request a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is being diagnosed and repaired ask for Roy or James 757-456-0722
Please call 757-456-0722 and ask for Roy or James, have your VIN ready and production date from the label at the drivers door opening. They will search recalls and TSB and let you know. If there are no defect recalls they can also look up the cost to replace and email you and estimate. When you chose to get the work done here you can also request a FREE loaner car 757-456-0722
I have seen a lot oil oil pressure senders/switches leak. Recommend put on a lift and use spray parts cleaner then run while on lift and watch for the source of leak so you fix/replace it right the first time, call Roy or James at 757-456-0722 if you would like leak checked/repaired and get a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is in our shop
You may have Idle control, air or vacuum leaks. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 to reserve a free loaner car while yours is diagnosed and repaired.
How did it run before? If timing belt is a tooth off, any inlet sensors like air temp were left unplugged or you have inlet air tube or vacuum leaks that can happen. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 to reserve a free loaner car while yours is diagnosed and repaired.
That is a filter capacitor used to keep noise off the audio. You should be able to get from most radio shops and some parts stores. If you are not using a radio you dont need it. Even with a radio you might maybe get static but that is it. If you need any repairs and would like a free loaner vehicle please call Roy at 757-456-0722
Its best to use a DVOM otherwise called a multi-meter to check polarity of the wiring at the high mount stop light. You can also use the same meter on different setting to check for short to ground and current draw for just that one light. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
Oil is a petroleum product and if also hitting the exhaust you would smell it. You may also have a fuel leak, best to get it checked out. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
With brakes not working 100% no one should ever tell you that it is safe to drive. You could have air in the system. Does vehicle have ABS brakes? I have seen when both front calipers changed at the same time left and right get mixed up and the bleeder is then on the bottom and will never properly bleed. Also I have seen when old calipers are taken off the pistons compressed without opening the bleeder and the reverse flow of old dirty brake fluid damage ABS or master cylinders. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.