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Car won't turn over and brake and gear shifter won't move
The most likely cause is in the shifter. Possibly a broken shifter bushing or shifter cable. Possible causes are the ignition switch or shifter interlock. Your vehicle is a Chevy Trailblazer badged as an Isuzu. For these vehicles the shifter...
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Over bumps, chime sounds and warning lights come on
There have been 2 recalls for a failed driver door window power switch which also disables the driver door locking mechanism. These recalls are 14309 (current recall) and 13V-248 (the original recall). Contact your dealer for service under these recalls....
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Gas tank continually cuts off at the gas pump
The fuel level sensor problem (prematurely worn contacts) is, unfortunately, a known and chronic problem with this model. Running out of gas in traffic is definitely a safety issue. I believe this repair is essential. A professional mechanic, like YourMechanic,...
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fuel meter drops to "E" after reaching 80 miles
This is a somewhat common problem for this model caused by fuel level sensor contacts that wear out prematurely. There is no alternative to replacing the fuel level sensor. If the dealer is unwilling to cover some or all of...
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SUV slowed from 60 to 40 mph and lost acceleration
Diagnostic codes can be somewhat transient. If the engine management system observes the problem clearing after several drive cycles, it will turn off the Check Engine Light and clear the problem code. There is no "history file" kept. There are...
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Steering wheel squeaks in reverse and when turning
Since the noise appears to occur while turning, I would have your mechanic check for a loose or failing accessory drive belt (often called a 'serpentine" belt). Turning puts more load on this belt, and it may be slipping. A...
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Car overheating and heater blowing hot air.
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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My vehicle is mixing water and oil
Because you have a manual transmission, the mix of oil and coolant can be caused by a leaking intake manifold gasket, a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head. The intake manifold would need to be removed and inspected...

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