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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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1992 Toyota Camry Overheats And Dies Out

I have a 1992 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…

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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…

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2001 Dodge 1500 Moves Forward When In Park

I got a 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. Mechanic JK: Did it have any problems shifting before? How did the fluid look when it came out? Yea shifted hard in 1st…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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2006 Chevy Silverado Transmission and Heater Problems

Hi I just had a rebuild transmission put in my 06 Chevy Silverado truck. It ran fine for a couple of day now it doesn’t get any gears. ProTech: Well I would say you’ve got a problem again in the transmission. Was it rebuilt by someone that knew what they were doing? Yes it was by a…

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2003 Chevy Silverado Check Engine Light and Transmission Slipping

What is the cause of reduced engine power? ProTech: What year, make and model of vehicle? 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500hd 6.0 engine. Is the check engine light on as well? Most times there has been a failure on a computer controlled component that has set the check engine light on, and that will usually cause…

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