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Car computer trouble code questions and answers from expert auto mechanics. Get help fixing your vehicle to save time and money.


Ford Trucks Throttle Body Bad- Won’t Start

Hello I have a 2006 Ford Explorer XLT. It has about a hundred and fifteen thousand miles on it. The Saturday before Christmas I pulled out of my driveway and drove maybe half a mile and then the wrench light came on so I pulled over and as soon as I came to a complete…

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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…

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1998 z24 Cavalier, Stalling Issues

Question: I have a 1998 z24 Cavalier 2.4 Twin Cam, when im driving the road after about 20 mins it will stall out an die randomly. No back fire, no fuel smell, nothing. The gauges going crazy an it shuts off. Itll start back up after about an hour, but before it does it just…

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Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Codes And Slipping Problems

I have code dtc p1887 how do I fix it thanks. 2003 Chevy Malibu 3.1L. That code is for an problem inside the trans. The P1811 code is normally caused by a bad transmission pressure control solenoid. GM has released a technical service bulletin that outlines the cause of this problem and the fix. Or…

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Quad Driver And Oxygen Sensor Codes

If I put my 1997 Pontiac grand Am shifts into gear too soon after starting it, it sets a check engine light and i get the trouble code 26 -Quad Driver. I had the PCM replaced because of other problems that I still having. Car will not accelerate in reverse, gets bad gas mileage, has DTC 13,  goes slow climbing hills, and poor…

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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…

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Location Of 2000 Buick Century Emission Control Valve

I cant find the  emission control, the picture is too blurry to see it. Can you help? I have a 2000 Buick century 2000. And p0440 and p0442 says i have a leak also. ProTech What emission control component are you looking for? There are many on each vehicle.The codes you have are both for…

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1996 Toyota Corolla Has A Low Idle

I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla 1600 cc which started to rev very low on start up to the point that it would cut out. A code reader showed a coolant temperature sensor code so i replaced it . Now when I start the car is does rev higher but not as high as i…

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1999 Oldsmobile Alero Whistling Noise

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero and it’s making a whistling noise. Sounds like it’s coming from the vacuum pack at the rear end. It will be fine when I first start it but then after about 2 miles of driving it starts making the noise. It will do it no matter if I’m driving…

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Won’t Go When Hitting The Gas

I changed the mass airflow sensor and o2 sensor in my 2000 Oldsmobile Alero but when I crank it up it runs till I push the gas. What is the problem? Would you know? Mechanic JK: Hi Jerry. Can you clarify your problem. What do you mean when you say it runs till you push…

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1995 Buick Lesabre Is Loosing Engine Power

I have a 1995 Buick Lesabre and its cutting all power sometimes when turning and at a little incline. Protech: Cutting power how? Electrical power? Or engine power? Engine power it just dies the only engine light on is the abs light. And this only happens when turning the wheels on a slight incline? No…

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1999 Chevy Silverado Hard Time Starting

I have a 1999 Chevy Silverado with 5.3 It is hard starting and has a miss at low RPM around 1500 and then it clears up when you accelerate. Any ideas what may be the cause. ProTech Does the problem go away when the truck warms up? No it doesn’t it still does it when…

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