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  • 2004 Chevrolet Impala Passlock Issues I have a 2004 Chevrolet Impala equipped with ”Passlock” factory Theft Deterrent System. Anyway​ for the past couple weeks SOMETIMES I can try to start my car and it won’t do anything. No crack or click or anything. Battery is good, changed the starter and checked fuses….etc. After researching via Google I’ve learned that year of ...
  • Chevrolet Camaro Engine Light And Lean Codes So, today I had an older model Camaro, 2001, high mileage, and not very well maintained.  It came in with the check engine light on, and had codes stored for the fuel trim being lean. Specifically, a P0174 Fuel Trim Lean Bank 2 code. This was surprising as while watching the info on the Tech ...
  • After New Timing Belt My Honda Prelude Won’t Start I bought a 1995 Honda Prelude SE from a friend of mine that had let it sit for 8 months because the timing belt snapped. The house it sat at people took vacuum hoses off and clamps and stole the air intake. I replaced everything needed under the hood. I replaced timing belt and some ...
  • Olds Aurora EVAP smoke test I have a 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora Final 500. Replaced the manifold gasket and Catalytic Converter over the past 4 weeks, and was planning to replace a bad coil pack this week. I do not drive more than 80 – 100 miles a week, usually less. The car ran good except for a misfire that could ...
  • 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Overheats and Blown Engine Hello. Wow it’s free? Most of these charge money. Yes we are. Well just a few questions…car is a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L 3100. I have a pro GM mechanic of 20 years working on this thing. I bought car 56000 on it last year with really bad coolant in it, oil was great. Had it flushed ...
  • 2000 3.8 L Camaro trouble starting and runs rough Hi I have a 2000 Chevy Camaro V6 3.8 L that will start at times but then dies after a few minutes. Got it started once and ran fine but when I was almost to where I was going it died with no warning just shut off still had power though. Replaced the fuel filter and ...
  • Nissan 240 SX Rear Brakes Smoking I have a Nissan 240 sx 1990. Last week i changed the rear brakes on it and i found out that the calibers was locking up so i bought new one then i couldn’t get fluids to the lines and found out it was the master cylinder. Changed got a new one well i bleed the ...
  • 1998 Buick Regal Blowing Smoke And Knocking I have a 1998 Buick Regal and it has a knock coming from the engine and dies when driving. Also it starts up very rough and won’t go past 4000 RPM’s. Possible timing issue? It blows out black smoke too. Mechanic JK: OK. An engine knock is not usually a timing issue. And black smoke is not either. Is the ...
  • Car Repairs For a Bad Customer I had to write this article due to the recent repair I had on a customer vehicle…..that almost wasn’t! This all started last Saturday, when a Monte Carlo got towed into the shop. It was a no-start with a dead battery. I jumped the battery and it fired right up, and I drove it into ...
  • How To Replace Pontiac Grand Prix Ignition Cylinder My 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix se ignition went out of it. The key has the chip in it. I cant lock my car anyhow. So wondered if i could replace that ignition with a regular ignition with a key with no chip in it? I don’t want the chip in the key it means nothing to ...

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