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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would look for a fault in the ignition system such as a cracked spark plug. Might need a scope check to put your finger on the problem
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Hi, these are two separate issue here.
The abnormal shift is isolated within three ares. i would suggest checking the transmission fluid level first to make sure of the proper level. if its low, you will experience Miss shifts of this nature. if the fluid level is sufficient, i recommend moving your inspection to the TCM(transmission control module). this is the control module that initiates the correct shifting intervals and it relays the actual shift signal to the shift solenoids located inside the transmission pan. if the module is malfunctioning, it will affect the shift patterns dramatically. If the module is in good condition, i would then move on to the actual shift solenoids themselves.
These devices preform the engaging of the gears within the transmission as stated above. if this device is not working or is malfunctioning, it will affect the way the transmission shifts. If you have not preformed a proper transmission flush and have not changed the filter for a while, it would help if this maintenance was initiated soon if possible.
Now, concerning the overheating issue. if the fans are running in a correct manner, this will most likely point to a faulty water pump or an faulty thermostat that may be froze(stuck in position not allowing proper water flow). the most common fix will be to preform a radiator flush. during this flush, if you notice a rusty water flow and tiny metal fragments running out the radiator, this will confirm extreme radiator damage to the inner coils and it will have to be replaced or rebuilt. I would recommend flushing the radiator and testing both the water pump and thermostat for there operational value.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2009
The radio in my 1996 Buick century had a clock light that did not go off when the car was shut off, so the battery would go dead after 2 days. Disconnected the radio and all was well. Getting ready for a new radio now.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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