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Fuel, Air, Spark... those three things in the right amount are what makes the engine go. The good news is your car's fuel system is controlled by a computer which gives feedback on possible issues in the fuel system. You are going to want to read the stored codes. Not sure where you are located, but in my location Autozone offers a free service to read ...


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No, it doesn't have to be a Bosch. In fact, it looks like the OEM alternator is made by Delphi. The website linked also lists the models that share this alternator (model 130D763): Make Model Engine Model Years CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.8L V6 1996-1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 2.2L L4 BI-FUEL 1999 2002 ...


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possible vent hose issue As you are filling your tank the displaced gasses in the tank need to go somewhere. If you have a pinched vent hose it could fill slower or be difficult to fill. Check the neck to the tank as well as the ventilation system to ensure there are no obstructions preventing the movement of gasses or liquids entering or exiting the ...


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I agree with Gary's assessment about the Manifold gaskets. The Olds 3800 is a "workhorse" engine as is the 3.3, only you don't see much of the 3.3's on the shelf or in the shop. As this is an older piece of iron it stands to reason that the gaskets may need replacing. If you have a tuned ear you can hear a leak or at least hear the approximate location of ...


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I was driving this car around yesterday quite a bit with no problems, when I stopped to go into a store for a few minutes. If you really wanted to try to reproduce it, you could try doing that again. but I would suggest doing it in a safe place, like driving around a parking lot for a whiiilee.... I drove around the corner to where I was going with ...


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What stands out the most is that the coolant is brown. I have never heard of a coolant that is supposed to be brown. They are generally a yellowish green. It sounds like you need to replace the coolant, and then see where your gauge goes. For a specific car, without a specific temperature label, it's hard to know if that reading is too high or not. Perhaps ...


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The circuit is fairly complex. But you can probably narrow down your problem to the ambient light sensor on the dash. Or wiring from the body control module to the headlight switch. I'd assume that the BCM provides 5v to the AL sensor and when it detects light it sends ground to the BCM or vice versa. So when it's cold the contacts in the sensor mistakenly ...


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The culprit is probably a sticky or malfunctioning Idle Air Control (IAC) valve. Lucky for you it is located right on top and connected to the throttle body. You can try taking it off and cleaning it, making sure not to play with the pintle (plunger) itself, as the gears inside which actuate it can easily be broken/stripped. Use some carburetor cleaner both ...


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Fix the coolant leak and see if that solves the other problems. If the coolant level is low, it won't circulate through the heater coil and the radiator fans won't go on. If it boils, the steam will roll through the system, heating the heater coil and activating the fans (cooling it back down) and . That's my theory at least. It can't be good for ...



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