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I have a 2000 Monte carlo ss 3.8 ?6 in it with 187,xxx miles on it. Todah mh buddy drove my car to work an said it wont let him go faster then 65 mph says their was somekind of a grinding noise when he tried. The heat sgoped working to. Then he said the car was smoking smelled like electrical buring smell. Anh idea what coukd be cause this an whats making the gdjnding noise?

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You probably got a plugged catalytic converter and the trannys going bad attempting to drive faster. If there's a knock in the lower end it's bearings. Grinding could also be coming from brakes. You may have a piston seized up in the calipers.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013

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SOURCE: engine light on; slow acceleration; rotten egg smell 2000 vw passat 132,XXX miles

Hey there riddick,

That rotten egg smell is a problem with your catalytic converter. Too much back pressure is not allowing your engine to run normally.

I'll bet its been getting hot too.

Warning: For your own safety, until this is resolved, do not look under or stick your head under the car with the engine running. I've been in a vehicle when a converter with these same symptoms blew apart at the seam. Made my head hit the roof. If it happened a few minutes earlier I would've gotten a faceful of freshly flattened converter. So be careful.

To tell for sure about the problem, try to get it to an auto parts store that does free code readings from your On Board Diagnostics. There should be errors referencing the engine, O2 sensors and emissions. The exact diagnostic codes with determine your next course of action.

Be safe,

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SOURCE: 2002 monte carlo front end vibration

Does the left front go click, click, click on tight slow turns.

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SOURCE: 2005 chevy monte carlo ss, heated seat, driver

If the switch lights up when you turn it on but the seat doesnt get hot, it is most likely the heating element in the seat. If the switch doesnt light up, you have a power or ground issue.

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