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2006 Buick Rainier Won’t Shift And Speedometer Not Working

I have a 2006 Buick Rainier. Last night everything was fine. This morning when we were on our way to the store it would not shift and the speedometer stopped working working. What can i check to repair this problem. These 2 items would be related to one thing- the vehicle speed sensor(VSS). The VSS sends speed signal to the powertrain computer for speedometer operation,…

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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 stop sign or stop light and once I start going…

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2000 Dodge Stratus Jolting At Low Speeds

Hello! I own a 2000 Dodge Stratus. Last week I noticed that when I accelerated and decelerated at low speeds my car would ”jolt”. The feeling reminds me of when my old car would stall and my boyfriend describes the feeling as if it is slipping a gear. It only ”jolts” at low speeds (normally around 20 mph) for the first few minutes of the…

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Transmission Or Catalytic Converter

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. Over the last few weeks i have had trouble with the can being jerky while accelerating also i tends to do this more the warmer the car gets ie: runs good in the am but by lunch time it’s acting up. Also i noticed this morning that the trans didn’t seem to be shifting from 3rd to drive…

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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 or if I’m in park. I don’t know what it…

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Toyota Camry Overheats And Dies Out

Question: I have a Toyota Camry 3.0, 5 speed, that has been having issues pretty much since I got the damn thing. It shocks me all the time (like a static electricity shock). The battery used to die a lot but I replaced the alternator and battery and so it’s fine now. I wish I had a voltage meter on my dash but there is…

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How To Replace Broken 2000 Chevy Astro Van Shifter

My shifter broke on my steering wheel when i was about to change gear into park in my 2000 Chevy Astro van. It is an automatic transmission. Can I repair it myself and how. Or what is your suggestion? thanks for your time. This happens quite a bit with normal wear and tear, since you use the shifter every time you drive the Astro. Parts…

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Dodge 1500 Moves Forward When In Park

I got a Ram 2001 Dodge 1500 and changed the filter and fluid in the transmission now it acts like it stays in forward gears in all shifts with the shifter even park. ANSWER: Did it have any problems shifting before? How did the fluid look when it came out? Yea, shifted hard in 1st and rev, fluid was burn a little. OK, Just so…

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Maintenance Schedules For Car And Trucks

One thing quite a few people are confused about is regular maintenance intervals for their vehicle. Thing like oil changes, tire rotations, other fluid flushes, air filters, fuel filters, spark plugs, and many more. Just about everything that makes your car or truck run is in need of, and has, a regular schedule for maintenance. The absolute best place to find this information is in…

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How To Remove Chevy Venture Transmission and Spark Plugs

I have a 2002 Chevy Venture AWD and I’m trying to separate the bell housing from the engine while the engine is in the vehicle. It has moved about 1/2″ and will not budge any farther no mater what I do ie. rase/lower the engine. Any help would be appreciated. Have you taken off the three torque converter bolts that attach to the flywheel? Yes, I’ve…

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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 than likely you have an ABS problem that…

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1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass Engine Light and Transmission Problems

Hey I have 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1 liter vin J motor. When I go to accelerate up a hill the car kicks in out of overdrive(rpms surge between 2500-3000.) Any idea what it could be? ProTech: It sounds like the beginning of a transmission problem if it’s hunting for gears on an incline. I just had transmission replaced. The one in it now has 25000 miles…

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2004 Chevy Malibu Thermostat – Transmission Problems

I changed my transmission fluids out on a 2004 Chevy Malibu and the pan keeps on leaking and I put sealer on the rubber tabs but it would not stop. ProTech: Do NOT use any sealer on the trans pan or gasket area, that will just make matters worse. You need to get a good GM trans pan gasket and reinstall. Make sure not to…

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2003 Olds Alero Transmission or Catalytic Converter Problem

I have a Oldsmobile 2003 Alero with 67000 miles on it. Yesterday the speedometer started going up and down by itself and wont register. Also the car jerks if you go past 30 MPH and it feels like the speed of the car has to catch up with how hard I’m pressing down on the gas.  Any ideas of what could be wrong. ProTech: Sounds like…

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