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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Security Light and Won’t Start

Hey, I have a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo. My security has locked the car up. do i have to take the car to GM to get a Passlock reset or can i do it myself? Mechanic JK Is it physically locked and wont turn, or does it turn and the car won’t start? It turns…

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Security Light Flashing

1998 Pontiac Bonneville just started not starting(no starter action) one time and then starting later. My security light flashing for 2-3 seconds and then goes out–so i don’t think it is the cause. ProTech: You probably have an intermittent starter problem. It flashes for 2-4 seconds and then goes out even though it will not…

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1994 Buick Century P0341 Cam Sensor Code

I have a 1994 Buick Century v6 3.1 and im having 2 main problems. My first problem is I replaced the crank and cam sensors awhile ago and while everything went fine with the crank im having some problems with the cam sensor. When I got the new one in it gave me a P0341…

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Ford F-150 Check Engine Light Codes- Dead Battery

Question: I have a 1999 Ford F150 V6 it give a check engine code saying a misfire on cylinder 6 but it doesn’t do it all the time. When the computer code is cleared it runs great for weeks but then starts to run rough and says it is running lean again. Answer: I’d try…

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Code P0171 and EGR

HI,I have a 1996 Pontiac Grand am that has two codes P0401 and P0171 can the two be relayed I know one is EGR flow insufficient and the other is fuel system lean. do you think the EGR Valve is staying open causing the lean. ProTech: They can be related yes. The p0171 is a lean code, and…

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1999 Olds Alero Blower Motor and Security Light

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. The blower motor does not work. I have replaced the blower motor with a delphi motor and the blower motor resistor 3 times. The blower worked one time and has quit again. ProTech: Are you sure you don’t have a wiring problem somewhere? Where do i start to look…

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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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1994 Pontiac Transport Van Starts Then Stalls

I have a 1994 Pontiac Transport van it cranks up then dies right away there is a little light that comes on when it dies bottom right corner of the dash it is round with an arrow pointing down what is that symbol mean and could this be my problem please help. ProTech: That could…

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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Has No Spark at Plugs

I have a 1995 Camaro 3.4 litre, will not start and has no spark….ran 2minutes this morning and just shut off. Still would not start after 2 hours. Getting gas. Coil packs and camshaft positioning sensor has been replaced and still no fire. ProTech: So it is getting fuel, but still does not have any…

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Gauges Problem

I have a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, the car starts then dies. There is no power to the gauge cluster and the radio wont come on. I replaced ignition switch but did not help. Battery is fully charged. Lights and turn signals work. Help please. ProTech: Just to be clear, did you replace the ignition…

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1995 Pontiac Bonneville Won’t Idle

I have a 1995 Pontiac Bonneville that has a 3.8L (3800)v6 engine, It starts rough and wont idle it also wont accelerate or climb hills. I have changed all 3 ignition coils and cleaned the fuel injectors what should I do next I really need this car to work. Ok, is the check engine light…

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1997 Chevy S-10 Keeps Blowing Ignition Fuse

Have a 1997 Chevy s10 p/u that keeps blowing #10 fuse. Key in on position its OK, but as soon as turn key to start it blows fuse ProTech: Do you know what circuits are on the fuse? Says its the fuse for the ignition #10 fuse Do you have any aftermarket equipment on the…

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