Car Repair Questions And Answers

SES Codes P0128, P0440, P1440
Check engine light on my 2001 Monte Carlo
What do these codes mean and how to repair these problems on my car..

Check Engine Light on my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt.
Is it safe to drive my car this way. Do i need to get my car repaired as soon as possible, or can i wait for when the maintenance schedule tells me to go to the shop.

Pontiac Grand Am has a misfire when driving
Changed spark plugs but SES and engine miss comes back. The car intermittently misses under normal driving conditions every once in a while. Changing the spark plugs makes it go away but a day or so later it comes back.

2002 Buick Regal 3.8l Has No Power
MAF Fuel Pressure Repair. Help with a possible TSB. Engine won't run over 4000 rpm with out missing. Runs good on flats and hills as long as you keep the rpms down

Chevy Cavalier won't Start
Re[placed Leaking Fuel injector. Checked all fuses, the battery, the connector I disconnected to see if i bent anything. I replaced the starter. The cars fuel pump is working I can smell gas...

I have No dash, brake, turn signal or taillights
Auto repair help for my 005 Chevrolet Impala. What the photo cell on the dash
has gone bad. I can't find a way to turn off the DLR or parade dimming. Any suggestions

My 2001 Buick Stalls Out
Need auto repair help. The dash blinks on and off. If it does start the anti-lock and service engine comes on about 5 seconds after the car starts,but not all the time...

2004 Chevy Truck Silverado stalls
Scan Tool Wont Read Codes 5.3 v8 starts and immediately stalls. When given gas doesn't even turn over. Radio wont work but all dash lights work. Diagnostic tool wont read anything. But truck reads unknown driver. Tried disconnecting battery...

ABS Codes
C1223 C1225 on My 2004 Pontiac Montana It is my understanding that these codes are related to the ABS system. My question is, should would these problems have caused the ABS light on the dashboard...

Blower Motor only High Speed
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix I've read that if the resistor goes bad, the fan will operate only at the highest speed, however mine doesn't operate at all.

1997 Buick Lesabre SES flashing and smokes
This is different from a solid light. The fact that there was smoke, and now it wont start leads me to believe that your car problem is with what is called...

GMC Jimmy Rear Glass Won't Open
The tailgate glass is stuck closed on my truck. The mechanism can be heard firing inside the door when the electronic buttons that open the glass are pressed but...

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Vent Valve
Where is the vent valve solenoid for the emissions on my truck. I have check engine light code...

Chevrolet Equinox Vents Only Blow Cold
I cannot change the heater A/C vents from warm to cold on my Equinox. Will change from vent to floor and defrost. Is it temperature door motor that i can repair myself...

2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer SES Light
Codes P0128, P0172, P0455, P0410, P0606
The garage checked out a few of the codes and said that all values and sensors were fine. Garage did not specify which codes they checked. Said they only checked out a few of the codes. SES will not reset, comes right back on with the same codes...

SES Code P0420 Catalyst
Also P1811 Long Shifting Adapts 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT with a 3.8L Series II engine. I am having 2 different issues with this vehicle. First, the transmission has started jerking hard into gears. It seems that it only does it once the car gets up to a normal operating temperature. I will be stopped at a stop sign or stop light and...

Scan Code P0128 How To Repair
My service engine light is on. The dealer said the code is P0128 "Coolant Thermostat Coolant temperature below thermostat regulating sensor. My temperature gauge reads okay and the vehicle runs good. Is it difficult to change this myself

My 2009 Chevy Has a Warning Light on
There is a light problem with my 2009 Malibu. Looks like a box with a squiggly line going through it. What does it mean.

Growling Noise in the Front End
My Buick Lesabre. How can i determine which wheel bearing hub is bad on my car and making the noise. Also can I do the repair myself.

Headlight Problems and Smoke in Steering
Low beams are possessed - sometimes they work - sometimes not. This morning smoke coming from steering wheel and...

Cost To Replace CV joints
How much should it cost to have the axle CV joints replaced on my 2004 Chevrolet Malibu? Had Brakes fixed, but that was not the problem.

GMC Safari Stalls at Idle
Replaced many sensors, distributor, and engine. Still have misfire code P0300 and P1345, P0341.

My Car is Overheating
Chevy Camaro with the 3.4L V6 is overheating with bubbles in the coolant. Water pump thermostat have been replaced. Stop leak has been added.

Starter Just Clicks
Reset the passlock security system and replaced the fuel pump, but the car won't crank to start. What could be the problem.

Drivers Vents Blow Warm
Had the A/C compressor and orifice tube replaced last year, now the passenger side vents are cool, but drivers side blows warm.

Car Hard To Start
I have to turn the key in the ignition several times before it will start. Battery is good. Think maybe a switch or security / theft problem.

MAF Sensor Code
Replaced intake and cylinder head gaskets, and sensor on my Oldsmobile Intrique 3800 V6. Check engine light is on car with airflow code. Has rough idle and bogs worn when hitting the gas.

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
My truck overheats and is leaking coolant. Could this be a water pump or a head gasket. What do i do to fix this problem

Air Blows Warm at Idle
My Chevrolet A/C vents blow warm air when the truck is idling. Nice and cold when driving down the road. Replaced the fan but still same problem.

Transmission Looses 4th Gear
Had the shift kit removed during a rebuild to correct shifting problems. Now trans looses forth gear when warms up. What can cause this. It has been rebuilt 3 times.

Shifter Won't Move
When i start my 2007 Chevy Impala and press the button it will not go into drive gear or reverse. Is there a TSB bulletin or recall for this problem.

Cadillac P0741, P1258
I have these check engine light codes in my Cadillac. What do I need to do to repair these car problems. Do i need a new trans or engine. Auto repair help please.

Code P014
Should I replace the cam actuator solenoid valve for this code on my Trailblazer. Does the power steering pump have to be removed.

2008 Pontiac G6
The power door lock on my car does not work on the left rear. I took it out and did some test on it. Can you help me.

Code P1374
Where is the crank shaft sensor on my car? This code came up with a computer scan at the mechanic and said i need to replace it.

Ford Escort Dies Out
Engine starts fine, but when it is wormed up and coming to a stop with my foot off the gas, sounds like it is going to stall. The check engine light is on. Need auto repair help.

Chevy Silverado Code P1516
Check engine light and "Reduced Engine Power" message. Had the codes scanned and got P1516 Throttle Actuator Control ( TAC ) problem. Is this an easy repair and how expensive.

2010 GMC Terrain
Changed the tires and wheels on my truck. Do i need to reset the tire pressure monitor system. What if i replace them again. How much will this cost to repair.

Cadillac Deville ABS Light
The ABS and Traction warning lights came on my car. Scan of the computer codes showed nothing. Replaced the front brakes pads.

Tires Thumping on my Silverado
Got for new ones and the front is making a noise. They look good but still sound like there is a flat.

2008 Chevy Malibu Steering Noise
There is a pop noise when I am turning the steering wheel. Shop lubricated bushings and replaced the shocks and struts.

Service Traction Light on
My Chevy Impala has the traction light and there is a noise like a motor that is cycling when i am driving my car.

Chevy Malibu Overheating
Have replaced the thermostat, flushed the coolant and radiator cap. What is the labor time to repair the water pump. Need to get it fixed before trade in for a new car.

Reduced Engine Power Light
Check engine light and the truck will not accelerate. Had the codes scanned and got several for EGR and Electronic Throttle. Numbers were P1516, P1221, P0404.

GMC Envoy Idle Code P2119 and P0014
Had the camshaft actuator replaced and the throttle cleaned, but still get that TAC code coming back. What needs to be repaired.

Truck Wont Start after Fuel Lines Replaced
Changed leaking gas lines on the top of fuel tank in my Chevy Tahoe. Now truck cranks over but wont start. Service engine light is on the dash.

My Car Caught on Fire
After repairs were made at the Dealer, car started smoking and then burst into flames. Are there any recalls or service bulletins to explain this major problem.

2007 Saturn Aura Brake Lights
The brakes lights on my 2007 Saturn Aura are on all the time whenever the car is running or the key is on when not pressing the pedal. Is it a switch or sensor problem.

2004 Venture Van Battery Goes Dead
We replaced the battery and it went dead again. Checked the alternator and all fuses are good. What else can cause this problem.

Truck Starts then Dies
I replaced the fuel pump and fuel pump relay on my 1998 Chevy Silverado. But the truck still stall out and no fuel pressure.

Chevy Silverado Misfire on Several Cylinders
A few misfires on my 2000 Silverado Vortec 5.3L V8. Fuel pressure is a little low but dont know if that would cause my problem. Replaced filter anyway.

Pontiac Vibe Transmission Service

Should i service the trans on my 2006 Pontiac Vibe with 140k miles is it has never been done before. It shifts fine but want to do maintenance.

GMC Yukon Steering Position Sensor

The service traction control warning light is coming on the dash. Tech2 DTC is for the steering wheel position sensor code C0455.

C1500 Chevy Squealing

My truck is squealing in the engine compartment. Also the rear brake drum locks up when driving a few feet. Replaced many parts to fix this problem. Ned help.

Electric Power sliding Doors Don't Open

The drivers side and passenger side power doors do not open on my Oldsmobile Van. What can cause this problem and how to fix it.

Chevy Express Van

My 2001 Chevy truck won't start when i turn the key. The battery is fully charged. The lights go dim and there is not even a click from the starter.

2000 Chevy Silverado Hard Starting

My truck is hard to start when the weather is wet or damp outside. Changed the PCV, air filter, 02 sensors and TPS switch. Nothing helped the problem.

2000 Chevrolet Blazer P1345

Replaced the spark plugs, plug wires, distributor cap and rot and the whole distributor. Still have small misfire and now code P1345 cam and crank sensor correlation.

1999 Grand Prix Flywheel Breaking
The flywheel keep breaking on my Pontiac. Have replaced it twice. Made sure to use new bolts and correct torque.

Hard to Start

After putting gas in my car, it is hard to start. I only use the plus gasoline. Can you tell me what this problem is.

Saturn Engine Code P0341

I have code P0341 cam position sensor code on my 2005 SL1. The car also has a high idle. What causes this problem.

S-10 Truck Soft Brake Pedal
After replacing the master cylinder, brakes lines, calipers and wheel cylinders, the pedal goes to the floor.

Chevy Silverado P0171 P0174
I have a check engine light and these lean codes on my truck. I have replaced the fuel pressure regulator, cleaned the Mas airflow sensor and replaced the oxygen sensors. What else can cause this problem.

Cadillac Deville Grinding Noise

My 1998 Cadillac Deville has a noise in the front when accelerating. The traction warning light is on. A mechanic said I need an ABS sensor.

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