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Just took to mechanic to get power steering fixed and tune up he did power steering and replaced spark plugs cleaned throttle body took for test drive when i went to pick it up he asked me how much water it used and said it was possibly a head gasket is he going along the right lines or what or do i get second opinoion
Lynda(?): the mechanic should've noticed if 2 adjacent spark plugs looked like "steam cleaned"(sign of water leakage into the cylinder)as he was replacing with new (also should've checked compression per cylinder). Oh well,go to auto parts store and ask if they,at the store,could check for radiator/cooling system pressure check;that would show leakage ,but remember that your car would possibly have a hard time trying to start on ALL cylinders. Is there water in the oil??(you could tell if the oil,since you say it's new,would look chocolaty(kinda brownish like hot chocolat...ha,ha. really though),you could see steam out of the tail pipe. Was your work done at a licensed shop????,if so,I would let the mgr.there know of this and if he doesn't do anything to help you,I'd report him to the Bureau of Automotive Repairs(before you'd do anything to your car yourself or someone else). Hope this helps. Alberto
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try fuel injectors....run a bottle or two with full tank through it and see if that dont solve the problemo.....
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
SOURCE: 96 firebird is having problems,
Have you ran a diagnotic check to see what codes are coming up?
Throwing parts at the problem will get expensive. It will also ruin other parts (Like your catalytic converter), when your engine is misfiring and not running properly. Your vehicle is an OBDII system, fix the problems in the order they appear (then clear, run and recheck)...meaning, one problem can cause another and so on. Fixing one problem may correct the other ones too.
You may get lucky with the shotgun approach, but usually not.
Run a diagnostic test, at least you'll know where to start looking for the problem.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
As you've stated driving around town it's fine, and everything is working well. For the symptoms, there are 2 possible causes:
1. Your cooling fans are not working.
2. Your radiator needs to be replaced.
I'm sure you can determine which it is, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Most likely your throttle position sensor is faulty. You could have a vacuum leak as well. Most probable cause is a bad sensor. Is your check engine light on? Have you checked your engine codes? You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Testimonial: "the check engine light had been on but we unplugged the battery yesterday for a couple of hours and put it back in and the light isn't on anymore. "
Not a solution but i am going through the exact same nightmare and same symptoms with my 1991 mazda b2200. I've apwnt over two grand to have my rebuilt TWICE and my alternator replaced and still does the same thing just starts only to die 2 seconds or so later unless i let it warm up to its max but will still die when taking turns and stopping at lights.
Posted on Mar 29, 2011
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