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I was driving on the highway, going about 70mph on cruise, when I heard a loud whining noise coming from my engine. The noise was similiar to when your brakes are worn out, and it quickly gerew in volume. After about 3 seconds, which gave me time to hear it and start to pull off, there was a loud PANG and the engine died. I was able to freewheel on to the side of the road. When I opened the hood, a VERY small amount of smoke puffed out from the rear of the engine. All the fluids were fine and there was nothing leaking, nor was there any visual damage to the engine. I've asked around and the two most probable causes are either my timing belt(chain) or a slipped bearing. Any ideas before I start tearing my engine apart blindly?

turned on the heater but nothing happens. Does not blow or make any noise. Does not seem to turn on at all

Idle surges on start up when cold. Idle does not come down after warming up for a couple of minutes. Shut off and restart and everything works perfect. Have switched out the following parts with identical engine and acts the same.

Idle Air Control Valve
Throttle Position Sensor
Mass Air Flow Sensor

how do you get troubleshooting codes from the check engine light?

vehicle starts for just a few seconds ...where is fuel pump relay and how do you check and replace it? Need diagnostic codes as well

how do I check fuel pump relay ...need location...there are 4 of them. car will start for only a few seconds. how do I get codes using the check engine light? I put jumper wire from A to B on ALDL then turned key on - - no codes email to dhargrove3@yahoo.com please

my headlights, interior lights, Abs light came on, hazards, radio, etc... blew out just by me trying to turn my headlights on. i've tried replacing the headlight switch and nothing. the car still runs but thats about it. what could be wrong?

I started the car and it came right on, then it just died. I started the car again, this time pushing on the gas pedal and received no response, and it died again. I checked the alternator, that was fine. It has plenty of oil too. I was told that the problem might be something to do with the fuel.

i put a new fuelpump`relay how much amp is going to fuelpump

Is the thermostat the only part that would control or have anything to do with an engine not warming up enough? (150)

I have changed the thermostat (twice) and the heater core. There is a 50 degree difference between the temp at the engine (by thermostat and the top hose. The bottom hose is also hot but when heater is on cools down. I had the water pump replaced about a year and a half ago. Could the impeller be wrong or the polarity reversed to cause this? What is the problem?

A mechanic recently told me there is an obstruction in the dashboard that is causing the A/C not to blow very strong. The A/C itself is fine: it cools, no leaks, the blower is working fine - but it blows very weak. I had the same problem in my 2006 Ram 1500 and simply removed a flap under the dash. Took all of 3 minutes. Could it be a similar situation?

I need to replace the signal flasher, was blinking eratic for days then stoped. I don't know where under the dash, and if it's easy to get to.

i need to find and replace the fuel injector relay

where does the fiber piece go a print out would be very helpful

where are they located on car

Could anyone send a brake line diagram or an explanation of which brake lines on the brake cylinder control which brakes on a 1990 olds cutlas ciera?

The original transmission was replaceed in 2007 that cost me $1600!!!! Just started, shifts first time (15-20mph), second time 38-40mph transmission makes roaring sound won't shift. I let off gas, then press pedal sometimes shifts.

My engine is revving up really high and my check engine light keeps coming on. I tried to take it to Schucks to use OBD but I can't find where to plug it in at. So can someone tell me where i plug it in?

I need to know how to get the heater core out of the dash. What is the best way to accomplish this?

My '89 olds cutlass ciera is leaking power steering fluid. It seems that most all say that it is the pump leaking; what are other likely, if there are likely, causes of leaking?

How do you replace the heater core on a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass?

Runs good untill it warms up then the idler pulley knocks. & then it idles low with a little up & down sound . No check engine is on.

Lately I been having problem in turning the steering wheel been having problem fighting with the steering wheel sometimes it will not turn and at times when I do seem to turn the steering wheel it seems to automaticlly turn right back into place, what could it be?

I have checked all the fuses and they are fine. I do not have any interior lights, radio, power locks for doors and believe that my accessory relay is defaulty. I am not quite sure where this item can be found on my car. Can you help locate it for me?

I had a new thermostat put it but now the engine temp is only about 150 or so. At 50 degrees outside with fan and temp on high, it will not roast me out. Does it need a new thermostat?

1996 Olds Ciera 3.1, intermittantly stops running at any speed. I replaced the crank shaft sensor, and the fuel filter and the fuel pressure seems to be o.k. It seems to stop after it warms up.

It seems like when I have the heater on high the air flow is not as it should be. Also when AC is on, the max position is no different than the normal position

temp light comes on soon, after check engine light comes on. Then engine speed increases to 3000 RPM without throttle movement. Engine has both temp light and gauge and seem to be running at normal temp. Code reads 43, 14 knock sensor and coolant sensor replaced ,Shut off car return's to normal.

car idles rough. wants to stall in stop and go traffic. exhaust pipe is black. runs fine at high speeds. also has a gas smell when you shut the car off.