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Dead battery? Car won’t start? Learn some common causes for this. Many times it is not a bad battery, but something else causing your problems

Will my car make the trip?

We are planning a trip to Phoenix Arizona which from where we live is a 5 hour and 51 minute trip, 406 miles away. Will my ’99 Chevrolet Cavalier (273027 mileage) make it there and back or is a rental better? It is automatic, with a 2.2 trim. We got a new battery in 2014…

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Chevy Impala Lights Clicking And Flashing After Battery Replaced

2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA -BATTERY WENT DEAD, REPLACED IT. NEXT DAY DOOR LOCKS LOCKING AND UNLOCKING ON THEIR OWN AND FUSE BOX CLICKING. I TESTED THE BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR AND BOTH ARE GOOD. DISCONNECTED BOTH CABLES FROM BATTERY, CLEANED REAL WELL HELD THEM TOGETHER 10/15 SECONDS. I WAS TOLD BY A LOCAL SHOP DOING THIS WOULD…

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1990 Cadillac Battery Goes Dead Overnight and Won’t Start

1990 Cadillac Fleetwood. The car won’t start due to dead battery after about 12 hours. I have had the battery and alternator tested, and they tested OK. There must be a power draw somewhere. Do you have any ideas? The battery and alternator tested OK. Mechanic JK: By what you are describing, it sounds like…

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How To Change Belt – Interior Light Stay On

What do I need to take loose to change a serpentine belt on a 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva. ProTech: Which engine do you have? 2.4L four cylinder. The 2.4 engines are relatively easy to change the belt. You just need to release the tensioner to get the belt off, and install a new one. Nothing else…

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Battery Has No Power and Won’t Start

I have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Yesterday it wouldn’t start, no power to anything. Charged the battery and it started and ran. This morning it started once but the second time same problem. Tried charging the battery and no luck. Checked battery it is good. I’ve been checking fuses and such, a couple times the…

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My 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Won’t Start

I’m having a problem with the charging system on my 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. New alternator. Fuses good fusible link good just won’t charge. ProTech: Have you done a charging system test? Yes did a load test on the battery that’s good alternator tested good off the car while car is running only at about 12…

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1996 Cadillac Passkey Problem

My 1996 Cadillac says theft system problem and car will not start. ProTech: You probably have a bad ignition cylinder in your Cadillac. Can I take care of that on my own? Are you capable of disassembling the steering column? Yes. It also requires quite a few special tools. But if you are capable, go…

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2006 Chevy Malibu Will Crank But Not Start

My 2006 Chevy Malibu will crank up, but it will not engage/or turnover until i press the accelerator…once that happens it works out fine…until the next time i crank it up. ProTech: Can you give a bit more info? Crank up, engage, and turnover all mean the same thing so I’m a bit confused. Will…

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2004 Toyota Tundra Loosing Battery Power and Gauges

Yes, hi I was driving and radio went off, dashboard dimmed, gauges all fell, speedometer when up and down then stopped at 0, lights dimmed, truck kept almost stopping. turned off lights and windshield wipers, then truck surged on, then after 1 mile or so it finally quit. turned it back on and lights on but…

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Passlock Theft System Problems On GM Cars

Ok, today at work I had the unfortunate pleasure of a customer that was a complete moron and complainer! She had a Passlock Problem on her car. This happens all too often in the auto repair field, and I’m getting extremely tired of people that have no idea what they are talking about trying to…

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Battery Failure Causes In Cars and Trucks

Here’s an interesting article on something that just happened to me and my family this past weekend. I get customers all the time wondering how an electronic component on their vehicle can just go out like a snap of the fingers. Well, this is exactly what happened to the battery in my wife’s car a…

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