Apr 232015

electrical problem blower motor runs car on or off and wondering where to start if there is a hot line in the control or if a short the fuses all removed and the motor still runs where do I go next please Jeff

Apr 202015

I had a mechanic tell me that I needed my lower and upper ball joints fixed however all other mechanics told me there was no such thing as an upper ball joint for my vehicle. So my question is what is located directly above my lower ball joint in the front end of my vehicle? Whatever it is, that is what’s needing to be fixed as well but I can’t get it fixed until I know what it is!

Apr 192015

was wondering what engine i had. it has the v0207hv stamp on it but im not sure about the nnn nnn-nnnn. none of the numbers i found match up to 10 numbers long

i have a 98 firebird with the 3800 v6 in it
i got a v8 (described above) that i’d like to drop in it. possible? it came with a tranny or i have another tranny off of a ls1

Mar 312015

I have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 6-cylinder. A few weeks ago as I was driving it began to lose power and sputter. It quickly fixed itself and I went on. When it did it again I thought that Water may have gotten into the fuel so I fueled up at a different gas station and it seemed to fix the problem for a few days. Then it went back to doing the sputtering. It has gotten worse but it seems totally random (This morning drove fine, but when I was driving home it sputtered and lost power)
It has begun to sputter and die more frequently, and even backfires now. Here are the talking points.
1. It starts up fine and will idle fine.
2. Goes in Reverse fine.
3. Will begin to sputter and lose power randomly and will begin to backfire if you press on the gas.
4. Had Catalytic converter checked and OK.
5. Disconnected the TPS (throttle position sensor) and it still lost power and sputtered like about to run out of gas.
6. Here today it had a bad spell and I almost didn’t make it home. Let the car sit for about 10 minutes and started it back up and it ran fine.

Opinions and Suggestions?
Thank you,

Mar 232015

Steering wheel shakes above 40mph, also clunking noise in front end when stopping or turning at slow speeds. Recently had control arms/ball joints replaced as well as sway bar links. Mechanic says it’s my front struts, but wouldn’t think that would make steering wheel shake. Can anyone help, car is costing a fortune, and the problem persists.

Mar 172015

When I put my car into reverse, it does not go anywhere. When I put it in neutral, it goes forward. And it is not shifting properly. I was told that it could be the transmission cable, either that or just the transmission. If it is the cable, would that be something hard to change? I know a little about working on vehicles, but I have never changed a transmission cable.