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Question Answered: Car starts and runs; no electrical
October 30, 2009, 03:54 PM
Checking all the fuses in your 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera would be a good place to start. Make sure all fuses have power when they are supposed to and are not blown. If any don't have power you will need to backtrack the circuit to its source to try and find the problem. If all the fuses are good and powered correctly then you will need to begin checking for proper power and ground at the components that are not working.
Question Answered: drive belt
October 30, 2009, 03:36 PM
For the a/c compressor and Power Steering Pump perform the following: 1.Using a 17mm wrench, rotate belt tensioner clockwise until belt can be removed from power steering pump pulley. Gently, release spring tension on tensioner. 2. Remove the drive belt. With the a/c - p/s belt off you can replace the Alternator belt as follows: 1. Loosen alternator locking nut. 2. Raise vehicle on hoist. 3. Remove accessory drive belt splash shield. 4. Loosen alternator pivot bolt. 5. Loosen alternator adjusting bolt until alternator belt can be removed. 6.Remove alternator belt. To reinstall - reverse the above procedures.
Question Answered: problem
October 30, 2009, 03:28 PM
If you are still looking for answers regarding the delayed shift problem with your 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport van there are two items you can easily inspect. One is the vacuum modulator which you previously said has been replaced and the vacuum source completely inspected and functioning correctly. And the other would be the TV cable if equipped. Generally speaking the TV cable is for kick-down and the vacuum modulator controls the upshifts. Incorrect engine data to the powertrain control module (PCM) may also cause incorrect transmission shifts. You will need a scan tool to monitor the PCM date to see if any sensors are out of range. If you do not have access to a scan tool perhaps it is time to take your van to a qualified transmission shop for diagnostic inspection.
Question Answered: Reattach rear view mirror
September 10, 2009, 04:44 PM
Are you referring to the "button" for the inside rear view mirror which is glued to the windshield of your 1996 Chevrolet Blazer? If so, the best way to remove it is using a heat gun and a putty knife. You will need to apply some heat (not to much) to the windshield and then pop the "button" off with a putty knife.
Question Answered: Coolant Overflow Tank
September 10, 2009, 04:39 PM
It is not vary likely that a loose coolant cap on an unpressurized coolant overflow tank will cause the engine to overheat as long as the coolant level is where is should be. Yes, a radiator leak can cause coolant to collect at the bottom of the radiator. I would recommend you have the cooling system on your 1997 Honda Civic pressure tested to be sure where the coolant leak is coming from before replacing any parts.
Question Answered: Possible Transmission Issues
September 10, 2009, 04:33 PM
Is your "check engine" light on? It sounds like you may have a problem with the gear select switch on your 2001 Honda CR-V. If indeed there is a fault with the gear select switch the check engine light should come on and a fault codes will be set in the transmission control module. I would suggest you have the computer system on your CR-V scanned for fault codes by a qualified technician.
Question Answered: 2002 New Beetle engine light stay on
September 10, 2009, 04:29 PM
If sounds like you may have a theft system issue with your 2002 Beetle. You stalling problem is probably not related to the EVAP fault. Why were the coolant temp sensor and oil sending unit replaced?
Question Answered: vacuum modulator
September 10, 2009, 04:27 PM
There should be NO motor oil in the transmission vacuum modulator. Unless there is motor oil in the transmission I know of no other way motor oil can get into the transmission modulator. Perhaps somehow motor oil is entering the vacuum line some were else and traveling down to the modulator. Try running the engine with the vacuum off of the modulator and try and see if the oil is coming out of the vacuum hose or the modulator. Oil in the vacuum lines should also show up as smoke out of the tail pipe - are you seeing excess smoke from the exhaust?
Question Answered: security power locks
September 10, 2009, 04:20 PM
It sounds like you may have replace the door parts on your 1996 Buick LeSabre with parts from a car that did not have a theft system. Please double check your work and make sure the parts you replaced are the same as the old ones and all the electrical connections that were connected before are connected now.
Question Answered: Engine hesitation?
September 10, 2009, 04:15 PM
It sounds like your 2003 Ford Expedition is suffering from an engine misfire under certain load conditions or a faulty transmission torque converter clutch. There may be engine misfire codes stored in the powertrain computer, has the "check engine" light be on or flashing? A good road test with a qualified technician would go a long way to help isolate the cause of your hesitation issue.
Problem Reported: Engine Starts and Stalls Due to Secutiry System Fault
January 14, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Problem Reported: Engine Starts and Stalls Due to Secutiry System Fault
January 14, 2011, 10:09 AM
<p>The engine may start and stall with the security light flashing. This is commonly caused by a failed <a rel="nofollow" href="/gm-passlock-anti-theft-systems">passlock</a> sensor which is part of the <a id="ce_9561" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-lock-cylinder">ignition lock cylinder</a>. A secondary cause could be the <a id="ce_9151" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-switch">ignition switch</a> itself. Worn contacts inside the ignition switch can cause voltage drop issues which can affect the passlock system. Proper diagnoses should be performed before replacing any parts.</p>
Problem Reported: Engine Starts and Stalls Due to Secutiry System Fault
January 14, 2011, 10:07 AM
<p>The engine may start and stall with the security light flashing. This is commonly caused by a failed <a rel="nofollow" href="/gm-passlock-anti-theft-systems">passlock</a> sensor which is part of the <a id="ce_9561" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-lock-cylinder">ignition lock cylinder</a>. A secondary cause could be the <a id="ce_9151" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-switch">ignition switch</a> itself. Worn contacts inside the ignition switch can cause voltage drop issues which can affect the passlock system. Proper diagnoses should be performed before replacing any parts.</p>
Problem Reported: Engine Starts and Stalls Due to Secutiry System Fault
January 14, 2011, 10:05 AM
<p>The engine may start and stall with the security light flashing. This is commonly caused by a failed passlock sensor which is part of the <a id="ce_9561" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-lock-cylinder">ignition lock cylinder</a>. A secondary cause could be the <a id="ce_9151" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-switch">ignition switch</a> itself. Worn contacts inside the ignition switch can cause voltage drop issues which can affect the passlock system. Proper diagnoses should be performed before replacing any parts.</p>
Car Review: 2005 GMC Envoy
November 03, 2008, 02:48 PM
The smooth running V6 makes this SUV, and Lots of power. The ride is also good. Only a few minor problems. This truck just runs and runs.
Car Review: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
November 03, 2008, 02:32 PM
My Grand Prix is not a bad driving car. Power is good and it handles well. I had a problem with the intake manifold leaking coolant and don't spill coffee or soda on the shifter. It will become sticky and hard to shift out of park. The shifter will need to be removed and cleaned to correct the problem.
Car Review: 2002 Pontiac Firebird
November 03, 2008, 02:21 PM
I think we need a bit more information from "natural energy"! Top fuel mileage from my V8 Bird has been in the mid 20'S. Lot's of squeeks and rattels. The drivers side window motor had to be replaced. Over all, not a bad car - better for a smaller person!
Car Review: 2003 Cadillac Escalade
November 03, 2008, 02:12 PM
My Escalade has held up fairly well. The speedometer has faled and needed to be repaired. The fuel pump has failed and needed to be replaced. The oversize tires tend to look nice but ride hard, I am glad gas has come down a bit - the Excalade will burn some fuel to get from here tho there!
Car Review: 1996 Pontiac Grand Am
October 10, 2008, 03:47 PM
Good basic car. May have problems with coolant leaks from the engine. Interior trim and seats will show signs of wear sooner than expected. The front brakes may pulsate when stoping caused by worn rotors. Just keep up with the minor repairs and you may be able to avoid some of the major ones.
Car Review: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
October 10, 2008, 03:34 PM
The Bonneville has held together quite well. The intake may leak causing the engine not to run but after that is taken care of the engine performs quite well. If you like the looks, this may be the car for you.
Car Review: 1994 GMC Sonoma
October 10, 2008, 03:19 PM
My 4wd Sonoma has been an excelent truck. The engine has a bit of a rough idle (from new) but runs strong and gets OK gas mileage. Front brakes wear out on the early side and now I have developed a noise in the front end, maybe worn control arm bushings. The only major repair has been a fuel pump replacement at 70k.
Car Review: 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
October 10, 2008, 03:13 PM
The inline 6 cylinder engine in this Trailblazer is one of the best engines from GM in years. Combine this fine engine with a smooth shifting automatic transmission and you end up with a fine running midsize SUV. Seating is confortable for 4 adults and is capable of handling most hauling needs. GM seems to have worked out the minor electrical issues that showed up on some of the early models.
Car Review: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
October 03, 2008, 02:12 PM
Don't drive with the parking brake on by mistake, even for a short time or the parking brake shoes will need to be replaced. one other major proplem area is the fuel pump - it may leave you stranded! Very nice vechile otherwise. You can carry or tow just about anything.
Car Review: 2000 Cadillac DeVille
October 03, 2008, 01:50 PM
The Deville is a great car when it runs! Problem areas center around overheating, oil leaks, and ignition system faults. Overheating can be a real issue leading to blown headgaskets. Many of my friends have traded their Devilles in whe the problems get out of hand.
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