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Chevy Aveo Won’t Start- Oil Overfull- Engine Won’t Crank

I am assuming I messed up my lady’s Aveo when I way overfilled it with two gallons of 5w 30 oil. I know, I am a complete moron. I Started the car after over filling it and saw that oil was spitting out and engine was shaking so turned it off. Tried to start the car and only clicked. I drained the oil and put…

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Acura Integra Low Oil Pressure Warning Light On

Live Chat: I HAVE A 1992 ACURA INTEGRA AND MY OIL LIGHT SEEMS TO BE FLASHING. I HAVE CHECKED MY PRESSURE, I HAVE REPLACED OIL SENDING UNIT, I HAVE LOOKED OVER EVERYTHING AND STILL UNSURE OF WHAT THE CAUSE COULD BE? You say you checked the pressure? What was it? It starts up at 80 then goes down to about 10-15 at idle. The light…

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Engine Has No Oil Pressure To Lifters Or Rocker Arms

I am having problems with a 2009 Chevy GMC 8.1 engine. The rocker system is not oiling. What causes this and how can I fix it? Do you have an oil pressure gauge on the dash? Yes we hooked 1 up 50 pound of pressure idling. 50 PSI at idle is quite high on this motor hot. Are you hearing top engine ticking? Have you…

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Power Steering Fluid Contaminated With Engine Oil

Ok ..so not all my buddies are all that hip on actual GUY stuff!! I check my fluids, pressure, heater hoses, tires…blah blah. ”Everyday” (well morning). So I’m in a hurry and ask a buddy….. Please go check my oil. Add if needed! So out the door I go. And yes I have to check behind all! Boy am I glad I did! I look…

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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 think it should and remembering it doing. After a period…

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Where Is The Oil Pressure Switch On Pontiac Grand AM

1997 Pontiac Grand Am V6 – where is the oil pressure switch and do we need to drain the oil first to replace it? ProTech: The oil pressure switch is located in the engine block, above and little to the right of the oil filter. Basically right above the starter motor. You do not need to drain the oil to replace it, although you may…

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am ABS And Check Engine Light

My husband has a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am and the oil, ABS and check engine light came on, there is oil in the car and we just had maintenance work done on it a few months ago, spark plugs, fuel injector, fuel filter changes the whole works. It sounds rough now. what could it be. He put injector fluid in and the ABS and check…

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Trac Off and Engine Light

Well my car is dead and it won’t start. The Trac off light came on and the check engine light and the battery light and the oil light came on and when I went to step on the gas pedal it wouldn’t increase speed. It is a 2001 Chevy Cavalier. Does the engine crank over when you turn the key? The engine tries to turn…

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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 problem you are having more of…

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Dodge Van Engine Goes To Hot Mark On Gauge

Engine gets hot. Gauge goes to the hot line. Radiator and top hose not getting hot, but top hose feels under pressure and no thermostat. Answer: What make model and year vehicle is this? There is no thermostat in the engine? 1995 dodge van 360 engine Was the thermostat taken out to try to fix this problem? Yes. OK. With no thermostat and the engine…

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No Oil Pressure To Rocker Arms On Chevy Monte Carlo

2003 Chevy Monte Carlo V6 3400. I replaced the cylinder heads. Everything is ok and the engine runs fine but oil doesn’t seem to travel up threw the the push rods to the rocker arms. Oil level is full, filter is new and pressure is good as checked with a gauge. Answer: Are you checking this with the Monte Carlo engine running and the valve…

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3.8L Buick Burns Oil Between Changes

I have a 2004 Buick 3.8 motor I’m burning a quart and half of oil between changes. I’m not leaking any oil on ground thanks kraig. ProTech: You might want to check the PCV system. If the valve is bad, or one of the o-rings is cut, improperly installed, or missing, the engine will start to burn oil. Thanks I did not know if there…

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1998 Dodge Ram Burning Oil

I have a 1998 Dodge Ram Sport 1500 4×4 only 141000KM, it’s burning to much oi. I went 275km and had to add 2litres. Can anyone tell me what the problem might be? That is quite a bit of oil that the engine is burning! You could have a severe internal engine problem like a broken piston ring, or seized oil control ring on one…

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Check Engine and Battery Light on My 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu with a lot of problems, first off last year in November it jumped time and i made the repairs to get the car back running but now my engine light is on, oil light is on and the battery. Light is on, went to crank it the other day and now it won’t start and I can’t get in…

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