I have a 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon The engine is an LT1 motor and was replaced by a 1994 LT1 motor and the computer was not changed to a 1994 computer Will this effect the car in any way?
Car Engine Overheating - Causes and Symptoms of Over Heating Car Engine
you shouldn't have any problems as long as all the sensors and wiring are the same or switched to new motor.
96 Impala Air Pump Delete
The engine needs fuel, spark and compression. You are missing one of those.
While changing spark plugs one did not back out and was very hard to turn to begin with just got this truck 93 t100 and was wondering if there is any way around replacing the head?
Sounds like it may have been cross threaded on the last tune up.There are fixes for cross threaded plugs at the parts store, you can heli-coil the hole, or even retap to a larger size and use an adapter.Also, know this. Aluminun heads do not like steel threads at all. Always use "anti sieze" comp...
While changing your spark plugs one did not back out and was very hard to turn to begin with just got this truck 93 t100 and was wondering if there is any way around replacing the head?
Go to the parts store and get a spark plug thread insert kit. Be sure to match up the right threads to your spark plugs.
Cooling sensor malfunction on lt1 GM
The colors are your choise.
What type of window motor is on a 2001 Pontiac grand prix could you take the motor out of the grand prix and put it in a 1994 Buick roadmaster?
Most likely you can not interchange those two window motors, one is made by buick and the other by pontiac, but if the wiring harnesses match up to each vehicle for the window motor then all you need is to figure out if they will match up on the mounting brackets or bolts for the window also keep...
1995 Ford Taurus 3.8l switching out oem gas cap to a aftermarket gas cap with lock features Does this have an effect on engine performance?
As long as you make certain to purchase the same type of cap you are replacing, it will have no effect. Either "vented" or "non vented". should be marked on the cap.
Have a 96 s10 getting gas all the way to motor will not start unless you prime has good pressure could this be injectors?
it could be the fuel pressure regulator on the back of your fuel rail or your injectorsIf it runs fine once you have primed it, I would suspect the ECT (engine coolant temp) sensor is faulty.It should also have 60 t0 66 psi fuel pressure to operated properly.
You have a 93 ford probe and was wondering if you could jack the car up and drop the engine down and change it that way?
Sure, I currently have the tranny out of my 95 GT and all that is keeping the engine from falling to the ground is the right side engine mount and a support brace I installed across the strut towers. Understand however that you would need to lift the bottom of the "bumper" up about 3.5 to 4ft giv...
Mike's Garage: E18 - 1996 Caprice LT1 Thermostat and Coolant Flush
The motor on a 1998 hyundia elauntra will not start and the fuel pump will not work.What can cause this problem?
if the engine turns over and it is not getting fuel, more than likely fuel filter or fuel pump problems if the car is not getting fuel.
Car purchased used -- previous owner could have made an additional key. Vehicle is NOT secure from access by previous owner and I need to change the cars compute code. HOW?
If this can be done to your car only the dealer can do it.The cost will vary from dealer to dealer and manufacturer to manufacturer.You will have to call the dealer and ask.
What now got an answer to my blower motor quit working was told to check the resistor i did and it was bad replaced it and still doesnt blow..checked the motor by hard wiring it and it works?
all plugs look fine I think its not getting power to the blower motor guess ill have to chase down why with the mutimeter thank youInspect the backside of the blower speed switch. Look for an overheated, melted plastic connector. Loose connections causes resistance, resistance causes heat, heat c...
I have a 2001 S10 blazer have replaced O2sensors and E vap blower and hose kit but computer will not clear but the light is out Fails inspection E vap and catalyst codes?
for the evap try changing your gas cap. most likely a vacuum leak. as for the catalyst code if its reading catalyst below threshold you need to change the catalytic converter. that's most likely your problem if you have changed the down stream o2 sensor.
GM LT1/LT4 5.7 liter engine (1992-1996) Optical Spark Distributor system (tune-up) Pt 2/2
Have 91 Plymouth laser rs have changed starter starter relay and still will not start just a clicking noise from under dash any ideas?
Have you tested the starter itself? Remove it, take to Auto Zone/Advanced/etc. and they'll do a free bench test for you.
Trailblazer LT 2004 Recently a rattling noise is coming from the engine- it sounds more like an old tractor than a car you replaced belt and tentioner but this has not helped- any ideas?
sounds like your valves are rattling check your oil
You started your 1997 f-150 and everything was running fine until you shut it off and now the starter is not working you have heard this is not a problem with the starter Any specific ideas?
You should check the soleniod by the battery mounted on the fender if that is not the problem the it is probably the soleniod on the starter. Had the same problem on mine until i tap the soleniod on the starter.
Was there a law passed that states that servicing of autos not involving warranty items can be performed by any licensed auto repair facility and not have to be performed by the dealer?
No for basic maintanence your can can be serviced by any certified automotive repair facility ie. Les schwab, firestone, midas, jiffy-lube, ect it will not void warranty
1000 watt wiring kit suitable for a 1200 watt amp and 1200 watt sub not sure whether this would have a effect on the cables?
yea man it will be alright. just dont turn the amp all the way up or u will catch the wires on fire and u really dont wanna do that.
Have a 1993 Buick after warm up the automatic transmission will like disengage and the engine will rev up stop car and turn off ignition and wait a min and restart car will drive ok then repeats?
YOU COULD BE LOOKING AT A BAD TORQUE CONVERTER.(99% OF THE TIME THE TRANSMISION NEEDS TO BE CHANGE WITH IT.)NOT CHEAP.
The blower motor on your 1995 aurora will not run in the manual or automatic position the hvac fuse in the dash control unit test goodanyone having this problem?
You are looking at the wrong fuse. The fuse you wish to check is the blower fuse. If the fuse is ok, these cars have a problem with the wire going to the resistor block burning up. The main power going into the resistor is probably burned off of the connector. The resistor sits inside the vent s...
2002 kia Rio and the timing belt broke while i was driving so you replaced the belt and before i tried to start the car i turned it over by hand and it will only turn half way then stops?
There is a bent or dropped valve that is hampering it, The Rio 1.5 is a zero tolerance engine if the belt breaks than its pooched
Oil was changed today in 1999 silverado 2500 and oil is full yet the check engine oil level light will not go off how do you reset?
There is not a reset procedure for the Low level light. There is one for the oil change service due. On the side of the oil pan there should be a sensor with 2 wires coming out of it. Be sure you didn't knock the connector loose. If it is hooked up, unplug it and plug it back in. If the light rem...
Is there any way to add a in dash nav system to a 2006 rx400h if it did not have one installled by Lexus when I purchased the car?
Yes there is!The size of the head unit / radio unit is called 'double din'there should be two (2) holes about an inch above/below each other on both sides of the unit which are used to remove this unit.It is a very easy process to change taking around 10 minutes if experienced or 20 if not. DO NO...
Can you insure a car titled to your son Or will it have to be in the parents name He will be listed as principle driver of the car on the parents policy Would this effect an accident claim?
The vehicle must be insured by the person whose name appears on the title. Only the person who holds the title/deed to property has insurable interest in said property, thus they are the only ones who can take out an insurance policy to protect it. If the parents wish to insure the vehicle on the...
Are all Pontiac Fiero computers similar I have a 1984 SE 2point5 4-cylinder automatic Not getting pulse at the injector Someone suggested another computer I found one on an 86 Can it be used?
on my 84 se I wasn't getting a pulse on the injector and it was a fuseable link wire that feed power to the computer that was bad. i bought an other computer from a junk yard be fore i found the bad wire. the computer needs to have the same numbers on it and as the old one does in order to work r...
I have a 76 Chevy 3 quarter ton and today after a bit of 4x4ing my engine started knocking on the way down any ideas on whats wrong?
If the knock is coming from down deep in the engine you may have some worn out connecting rod bearings and or main bearings. This could be from high mileage, abuse, lack of oil changes or possible oil starvation from steep angles during a bit of 4+4ing. The engine may continue to run okay for man...
Have a 1947 Mercury with a 460 engine It runs hot no obstruction to the radiator The temperature runs to 210 to 215 it has electric fan radiator and fan was designed for this engine. not bowled over?
Have your cooling system pressure tested, this can be done at most automotive stores. Also, pressure check the rad. cap. It's rad. cap's job to pressurize the cooling system. No pressure=lower boiling point=overheating.-Ben_ right( I done that) and put a new 13lb. cap on it i have ch. pulleys tha...
How can you get a title for this car that was given to you by a friend who went back to China and you could not find him any more?
1) Without a written document, there is no way to transfer the legal ownership of the car.2) Presumeably, the car is notbeen markedas stolen. If you have both keys, that is to support the indication, that you are to have the vehicle. A answer is to continue driving, but keep very good care of ins...
97Chevy blazer will not move when put into gear changed fuild and filter already I had to replace the motor and when I tried to put in gear it wouldn't go why?
check gear shift linkage if transmission is bad
My 1999 tracker will not shift out of park if you have your foot on the brake keep your foot off shifts fine previous owner states has been this way since new he thought it was normal how to fix?
Without knowing the Tracker specifically generally it's the other way around, sounds like a simple wire cross either on a repair or at the factory.It could be specifically for the sense switch or the brake switch, which if you have ABS would be something you want to fix.
Can a bad harmonic balancer make an intermittent squealing noise you have replaced all tensioner and idler pulleys but it still makes this noise with the belt removed?
not always usally makes an noise close to a rattle or knocking hence harmonic.use a broom stick or hose to use as a listening device to locate the exact place of your noise could be starter sticking in(ect...)
Why did my spare tire explode all by itself Force was so great it popped off cover and knobs and shattered interior plastic trim. I have a 240 wagon 1992?
My guess would be that someone put way too much air pressure in the tire. The maximum pressure allowed is listed on the tire sidewall.
I have a 2003 Pontiac sunfire my headlights stoped working i replaced the bulbs and still nothing what could be making them not work?
Bad switch? Bad relay/ Breaker tripped?
Can you replace a Chevy truck 1993 L05 350 with a 1992 Z28 L98 350 block and heads using 93 intake tbi etc and the starters have a different bolt pattern is this of any concern?
yes you can but you would need to mod. the block.
Why doesnt your 92 dodge dynasty start the engine cranks but will not start battery was replaced no success it will start with a spray of starter fluid down the carb but will die shortly after?
You may have a fuel problem, check the fuel filter and fuel pump.
The brake lights on the truck will not light up and the following parts have been changed bulbspedal switchfuses Have a brake rely switch but do not know the component location?
Year make model, engine size, symptoms always help. Otherwise generic answers are all that can be given.I'm guessing you have power at the pedal switch & front area of truck.Start at the brake lights and work your way forward through the wiring harness with a test light. If you have a trailer...
Do you have to have insurance if you do not own a car and This is in the state of OHIO and if so will your license be validated without the insurance?
if you do not own a car you do not have to have insurance the insurance is tied to the registration when you register plates for a car and that is how the state keep track of you for insurance purposes I live in Ohio
Had the oil changed and the battery replaced today a couple of hours later the rpm went really high and then down to 0 and wont crank will turn over but not crank?
We do not understand "crank" and "turn over" are the same thing.
Hi can any body help i have a 1998 Ford Fiesta 1.8 diesel van used jump leads to start a mitsi shogun started shogun fine when removing leads from fiesta the engine stopped and now will not start?
Did you maybe spoil a connection on your battery e.g. one of the small wires that feed your ignition. == A lot of newer cars can have their ECU fried when giving a jump start. But, hopefully the battery has cooked as this will only cost you around £40 to fix rather than £££'s for the ECU.
Mitsubishi 3000gt-5speed-Everytime you let go of the gas the car turns off or once in a while it will idle to highive replaced the 02sensor and thinking about egrvalve nowis this correct or any sugg?
My suggestion is to replace the IAC (Idle Air Control) or at least take it apart and clean it. MAny people have had problems with this part including myself. Idle acts irradicly high ,low ,wont idle . check it out and go to team3s.com for more advice and detailed answers
You just purchased a 2002 mercury mountaineer and you have 2000 miles or 2 months until you need an oil change The change oil message came on and you don't know why any ideas?
Follow prcedure in manual to re-set--probably was not reset last time oil was changed maintain proper oil level and when it is changed be sure to reset light so it will be in "cycle"
Have a Saab automatic car will not turn off completely engine is off but the radio is still on the key needs to be jiggled according to owner but this is not working?
The whole mechanism needs lubricated, it is getting stuck
Hi - have a 1995 ford wind star - door open signal has now broken - and signals that door is open any time the car travels under 15 mph - which can be very aggravating - how can you disconnect this?
Yes. If you can locate the little bell or buzzer, you can disconnect the wires. But it's probably also the same bell that tells you about Low Fuel, etc.
You have a 1989 Nissan sentra XE hatchback with a 16 l engine Intermitantly the car's engine will start to stutter and shake at idle and spit while making black exhaust smoke if you rev it any ideas?
I as well have a 1989 Sentra that would do the same and the problem was that when the engine got warm, the oil started to leak into the distributor. The oil would mess up the ignition timing, hence the poor idle and non burn issues. Take apart your distributor and see if there is any oil in it. I...
Your Mazda B2500 overheated you replaced the radiator but the coolant will not enter the block and the engine just heads for the red when you have to shut it off It seems as if it could be air-locked?
It is possible that it is air locked. Try squeezing the upper and lower hoses to release any air and make sure the radiator is full, sometimes jacking up the front helps. It could also be a bad thermostat so replace that if you have not done so already.
I have replaced everything involved in my ignition system but still lose spark after driving for a short period of time if you le tit sit for an hour it will restart again any suggestions?
did you have your ignition coil replaced? the signs are that the ignition coil is overheating thus you are able to restart after an hour, when the coil cools.also check if your ignition coil has a resistor. if it has, have it checked for continuity. did you have your ignition coil replaced? the s...
Why does the central locking on my2001 transit now not work since you replaced 1 backdoor the new door doesnt have a black cap where the lock goesbut the loom was the sameis this why?
HI IF THERE IS A HOLE FOR THE BARREL ITS A MANUALLY LOCKIN DOOR IF THERES NO HOLE ITS A CENTRAL LOCKING OPERATED DOOR SO YOU WOULD PROB HAVE TO PUT ALL YOUR WIRING/LOCK MECHANISM IN IT..................
When you drive a car and try to stop or reduce speed by braking sometimes the car stops and switches off your idling goes so low. I had recently changed timing belt. can it affect this?
If you car stalls when you remove your foot from the accelerator, when you brake for a stop, you will find that you have a vaccum leak, in one of the hoses from around the engine. A vaccum leak causes an engine to run rough, stall and give poor acceleration. Any hose that you can see with crackin...
How do you get the bolt out to remove roll pin from spider gears in and 2001 ford 10 bolt rear end have used a 6 point impact socket yet bolt will not give. any suggestions any special tools?
I have had this problem before on a GM 10 bolt. What I had to do was drive out the spider gear pin using a brass drift and a large hammer, thus shearing off the retaining bolt into 3 pieces. Once this pin is out, what's left of the retaining bolt will come out much easier. I can't imagine why the...
Bought an RV and told when check clears you would get title you have contacted the lady 5 times in one month and she will not return calls you have a receipt and copy of check?
send a certified letter ,reference the info. phone calls, agreement, receipt, & check# if cashed.request title within 10 days or you will be pursuing court action.if necessary this will provide creditable evidence supporting you in small claims court.take all documents to court if this is the...
Why Does a 2005 impalla keep overheating and have no heat i changed stat flushed and blead system it was fine for one 2 hr trp then it sat over night and was the same scenareo next day?
you could have a water pump or radiator leak, they may be debris in either the radiator or water pump, you might want to check and see if your belts still have grip to turn ur pump assemblies
You have a 1994 dodge Stealth if you take sharp left or right turn the car will stall you place it in Neutral and it starts up What is this?
your throttle body need to be reajusted. there is a screw on the it take a screw driver and raise the level of rpm 'It's your fuel filter. trust me. it's happened to me before. As you make a sharp turn the clogged sides of the filter won't allow fuel through , then after you straighten out your f...
Do not have a manual for this vehicle and you have a red warning light on the dash which looks like a tank of fluid with a drip above it and a pipe to the left and right Does anyone have any ideas?
Sounds like the low oil indicator. If you look under the hood you should find a handle (probably yellow) that when you pull it a long metal stick comes out, somewhere near the bottom of that stick will be a scale with E and F on. If its near E it needs more oil. The oil does not go in the hole yo...
The fan clutch on 2003 trailblazer sounds like a jet engine the dealer tells me even if i replace it they will have to reprogram it is this true or can i do it myself?
You can absolutely replace the fan clutch on your 2003 Trailblazer yourself. The clutch does not have to be reprogrammed but you do have to wait until the vehicle is completely cool before you begin work. Just remember to re-torque the fan bolts as specified in your manual.
My car was running fine i got on it pretty good and it shut down no loud noise no oil or smoke the car turns over but will not fire does anyone know what could cause this it's a 1994 transam gt 5.7?
that could be a great deal of things man. Check your fuel injectors, check your fuel pump to see if its even getting fuel, check your intake and vaccum lines to your intake, check your rotor and cap plugs and wires, fuel filter, if it all checks out... maybe you should check the brain cause if it...
Why would the radiator cooling fan not turn on when the engine gets hot in a 1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6 the sensor and main relay have been replaced and the fan is good?
Check thermostat, if stat not working it wont be circulating the water past the sensor to bring fan on. Is one of the coolant hoses cold even when it overheats? Hope this helps
I just had my upper intake replaced and now my car makes a noise when I go from Park to Drive. The Mechanic said it was loose engine mounts. Did they cause this when they repaired the upper intake?
they shouldn't have touched them replacing an intake. this sometimes happens over time and also sometimes they break. if they are loose, all it takes is 5 minute to tighten them back down. easy fix.
I have ridden bike finally got the power band had a race ride for 500m and then it died and wouldn't start again have changed cdi but still no fire has an overspray of fuel out exhaust please help?
you have either flodded it severely or the fuel regulation is way off. If carberator i would suspect float stuck.
Why would a 1989 LeSabre not go into reverse sometimes have to put the car in neutral push the accelerator then put it in reverse and it will work how can this be fixed?
add atf. take to local oil change place have them drain and replace filter and fluid.
Re7car pileup does it matter that the car was illegally changing a tire in the far left lane and did not have enough room a truck had to swirve around it crashed would it be the parked cars fault?
Yes, in Canada it would be the person's fault who was changing the tire. It's up to the driver to use flares or at least lights to put behind and in front of the vehicle to warn other drivers. Also, with a flat tire you can still go a few feet without damaging the rim of the wheel and could have ...
While driving car it lost all gears Pulled over it idled fine but will not shift into any gears got it back from having a new water pump main belt broke and damaged the crank position sensor on the WA?
Check Crank Position Sensor. Is it still connected? Was it improperly installed, came loose and is now damaged (again)? Could be cam sensor. Dumping ECM codes will tell you. Engine could be running in Emergency Run Mode which is about 400 RPM ONLY (so you have the ability to move vehicle if it is...
If your trying to get insurance for the first time and you were involved in an accident with a company car under there insurance and it was not your fault do you still have to tell the insurance polic?
I had a minor at fault accident with a company vehicle. I provided my current car ins co with a letter from my old car ins co stating that they did not pay a claim on this accident. My new ins company accepted it and ignored the accident. You can do as above although it is best to tell insurance ...
You replaced the heads on an 85 Chevy pickup The truck won't start Makes a lot of noise does not fire Need help with the timing and firing you have tried everything What am you doing wrong?
The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributor rotates clockwise. Are you sure you have the valves adjusted correctly. Here is an excellent site that explains this procedure in detail. http://www.centuryperformance.com/valveadjustment.asp
Will a 1.6-6 Honda motor work in place of a 1.6-8 motor in a 2000 Honda Civic The Civic I am buying has a 1.6-8 engine and the one I am buying if it works is a 1.6-6 out of a 1997.?
The simple answer to this question is a "Yes." It can be done with a few extra parts from the donor car. The ECU (Engine Control Unit) must be replaced with one from the donor car, and a wire must be run from the ECU to the VTEC solenoid on the new (replacement) motor.There are many resources on ...
I signed for a new care in Georgia and now ther are saying the bank will not finance us. Can they take the car back sinced we already have had the car for over a month?
Never worked in GA but typically you sign a contract with the DEALERSHIP then the dealer checks a box and signs over the contract to the bank. So in most states... technically, you own the car. You just need a good lawyer that knows what they are doing.
I have a 1977 Fiat Spider and when I was driving it it just up and quit. When I turned the key ther was nothing. I have a dome light horn hazard lights but all ignition lights will not come on.?
I would have a good look the electrical system. On North American vehicles this usually indicates that the main fuseable link has blown. If you have the manual for the car, check for where the main power is fused as a starting point. Could also be a problem in the fuse box itself. I don't see the...
How do you troubleshoot the wiring for an ignition coil I have a 1988 jeep comanchee with a 6 cyl. engine Cranked and ran fine one day wouldn't start the next Am getting no spark from ignition coil?
test for power before the coil, if you have power change the coil, if not trace the wires back and check for broken parts or bad connections.
If you think your neighbor hit and put a dent in your car when it was parked out by the road but you can not see any visible damage done to their vehicle can you still prove that they did it?
Measure the height of the damage on your car and check the neighbors car for damage at that height. If you cant find any, you dot have any evidence on which to ake a claim.
How do you program a 2005 Lexus LS430 Remote smart key and have the master key found how to delete existing keys with master key and reprogram but that was for a 2004 not sure if it will work on 2005?
See the dealer or you'll have him see you as you are locked out with the antitheft going off.Question why do I have to see a dealer? I have the master key, found instructions on the Internet for a 2004 to delete existing keys except master, than how to reprogram smart keys and valet key. Not sure...
You have a1993 grand caravan 3.3 eatx that all of a sudden will not shift past 2nd it shifts smoothly from 1st to 2nd but when its time for 3rd the engine races and it drops back to 1st and stays ther?
I am experiencing the exact same issue with my 1995 Chevy G-20 (110,000 miles on the 5.7L V8 & 4 speed transmission). It all started when the van sat for a very long time and one of the tranny cooler lines began leaking. I was stuck driving it a bit more than I should have due to my primary v...
Can you sue someone that sold you a salvage car but he told me the car was good to drive then when I take it to get serviced they tell me the car is not drivable and it should have been junked.?
It has been done successfully, but it is difficult and expensive.