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ok, sounds like you may be low on refrigerant. It's pretty easy to have that checked. So you have been without ac for a few years then... they may have emptied the ac system back when they did the motor.

In Forum: Pontiac Grand Prix

bad wheel bearing or ball joints can let the wheel wobble up and down when you shake it. to check where the wobble is coming from you would need one person to shake the wheel while the other person looks to see where the movement is coming from. whatever you do, do it safely. If you jack the vehicle up make sure that you have jack stands under the vehicle in case the jack fails. It does happ

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ok, do you have spark? do you have good fuel pressure? (different engines use different fuel pressure specs) and have you checked for fuel injector pulse? Do you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn the key to run? (not the start position just when the lights come on on the dash) You should have a 2 second prime when the key goes into the run position. There should be a relay that clicks

In Forum: Saturn

I'm not sure what happened there but I think I wrote a response and posted it at the same time you wrote another post. so, on your second part about the key, Why did you replace the key and lock cylinder? to reprogram the passlock to your new key- first you should hook your battery up to a battery charger because it may take a half an hour with the key on to program. 1. turn the key to on wi

In Forum: Oldsmobile

bad gas? what kind of knocking noise? Like a rod knock?

In Forum: All Other Car Questions

I don't understand about the steering column being locked in place... sounds like you either have a bad connection to the battery of the battery went dead. Have you checked for voltage?

In Forum: Chevy Suburban

without being there to see what's happening I can only go by what you tell me. If the starter engages the teeth of the flexplate and starts to turn the over but then lets go and just spins with no grinding it sounds like the starter gear comes out to engage the flexplate teeth but then retracts back away from the flexplate or the bendix releases and then continues to spin . It sounds like a bad


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