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car hesitates – malibu

Malibu hesitates on acceleration If you own a 2004-05 Chevrolet Malibu with the 2.2L (VIN F) engine and your malibu car hesitates on acceleration, read this. Other symptoms may include a drop in engine RPM while doing parking lot maneuvers or during deceleration. And you may also experience an engine stalling condition. All these conditions point to a bad crankshaft position sensor. Unfortunately, replacing that won’t help. The real cause is a voltage spike caused by the radiator fans kicking in or out. GM has developed a spike suppression filter … Read More

Check engine light on ABS light on GM vehicles

Fix Check engine light on ABS light on GM vehicles, no start, stalls GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #06-06-04-049B for check engine light, ABS light on, no start, stalls, and various other electrical problems on the vehicles listed below. 1997-03 Buick Century, Regal 2000-03 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo 1999-01 Pontiac Grand Prix The list the following problems: Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light illuminated Intermittent MIL/Service Engine Soon indicator illuminated Engine will not start Engine stalls after start up Various electrical system failures Various driveability concerns The cause … Read More

Honda Civic stalls and dies

Fix Honda Civic that stalls and dies If you own a Honda Civic and it stalls or dies while driving, or the radio quits, head right for the electrical connections at the back of the ignition switch. Look for evidence of melted or burned wires. Honda has been having problems with the switch and many are covered by the recall. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat


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