Jun 122011


i am trying to replace the alternator on my wifes sunfire.  it is a 1997 with the 2.2 engine.i can not find the belt tensioner to save my life.  there is only one idler pully in the engine and it is a thru bolt not a spring loaded tensioner.  the othe pulleys all do something, water, ac, crank steering, alt.  when i remove the idler pulley, it has an allen bolt that appears to attach to the block, is this the tensioner, and if so how do you get a tool in there, because when installed, the pulley is almost flush with the block.  thanks in advance. a cupla pics

Apr 142011

What might cause my 1998 pontiac trans sport to suddenly be going through more fuel under the same driving conditions and gas quality?  The oil was just changed recently and this has not helped.

Mar 302011

I am experiencing high RPM’s when I accelerate to 65-70 MPH and the RPM’s remain high unitl I let up off the gas some and then it goes down, but once a accelerate again they go right back up. There is a leak in my exhaust, would this be causing the high RPM’s?

Mar 302011

My car started running hot about three weeks ago. Heater would work on and off. Checked water and had oil in it. Replaced intake and head gaskets. Flushed Radiator. Ran fine for day or two. Started running hot again. Heat did not work at all. Changed thermostat. It was stuck. Flushed again. no change, still running hot. Replaced water pump. No change. No oil in water, heat still not working even after new thermostat. Can idle for a while but when accelerated or tr to drive it instantly begins to run hot. Not sure what else to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Mar 272011

I have a 06 Pontiac Grand Prix it has 128,000miles i just had a rebuilt transmission put in it. But now when driving the car for about a hour when the car gets really good and hot. Its like the transmission is slipping. I took it back to the shop that put in the transmission and they said it`s` the C.Converter i took it to a muffler shop they did a back test on it and said it`s fine.(the converter that is) It makes my Traction Control light comes on. and it`s like the car does really wanna go. To me it really feels like the transmission is slipping cause it jumps alittle. but sometimes when you push the gas paddle it`s like the car wants to take off.The rpm hand jumps up a little every now and then when the car is messing up. But if i park it overnight or for a few hours and let it cool off. and go back and drive again it`s fine.. until it gets really hot again. The check engine light isn`t on. So what is wrong with it?’.

Mar 262011

After driving my 06 grand prix for about a hour or so it starts losing power and like the transmission is slipping. But i just had the transmission rebuilt not even a month ago. But after driving for about a hour its like its losing power and don’t wanna go.. And it makes my traction control light comes on and won’t go off.. When i park the car and let it sit over night or for a few hours it’s fine and the traction control light is off.. And the car drives fine for about nothing hour or so. Why is is doing this?