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  • Lexus won’t go past 20mph Lexus es300 won’t go pass 20mph and we’ve changed everything. Answer: The most common cause for a vehicle to not be able to accelerate past 20 MPH is a plugged catalytic converter. When they get plugged, this causes a restriction in the exhaust system and will not allow the engine to breathe. The catalytic converter can ...
  • My 2002 Buick Regal Has ABS And Traction Lights I have a 2002 Buick Regal and the service vehicle soon, anti-lock and TRAC lights are all lit up. Will a bad throttle position sensor cause this problem? ProTech: A bad throttle position sensor can cause the service vehicle soon light to come on, but it will NOT set the anti-lock light or traction light on. More ...
  • Ford Explorer Noise In Front Goes Away Turning Right My 2003 Ford Explorer is making a loud noise when driving. It gets louder as I accelerate but stops when turning right. I already changed wheel bearing on the front left side but still making noise. Sounds like coming from the front. If the noise you are having is a grinding type or a growling noise, then ...
  • Chevy Trailblazer Surges 40 to 60 MPH My 2005 Chevy Trailblazer that surges while maintaining a speed between 40 – 60 mph. I notice mostly while driving on the freeway. But also trying to maintain constant speeds. The surging stops if I let up off the gas pedal right away while driving. I have been told that I may need to change ...
  • 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Transmission And Catalytic Converter Codes I have a 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 ...
  • How To Buy A Good Used Car Or Truck Now, I’ve often heard the phrase “No one trades in a good car”, or “No one gets rid of a good car”. That may be partially true, but there are definitely things you can look for when you’re in the market for a used vehicle to save yourself money, and get a good quality vehicle. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Saturn Ion Timing Chain- Car Won’t Start I replaced the timing chain on my 2005 Saturn Ion why is it still turning over really fast? ProTech: Are you sure the timing was set correctly? Yes, but It’s like it don’t have compression. Can I ask why you replaced the timing chain? Was it for that problem? The crankshaft gear broke so I bought the whole kit and ...
  • 2005 Chevy Impala Drivers Door Won’t Open I have a 2005 Impala four door. I have to pull down on the drivers door to open it. Can you tell me how to adjust it? I have loosen the hinge bolts and tried to pull it down but it did not work. Protech: Hello Alan. Has the car been in any kind of accident ? No, ...
  • 1993 Lexus At A Good Price- Is It Worth The Money? Hi, i’m looking buying a 1993 lexus ls400. It’s going to be my first car and it’s at a good price right now. Only problem is, it has 273,000 miles on it. Is this too much of a gamble considering the transmission might need to be replaced? I know Lexus are supposed to be reliable ...