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Brake light won't go off
Hello! The brake light staying on can stem from something as simple as low brake fluid. However, on your particular vehicle the brake light will commonly come on due to a fault in the ABS system controller module. The module...
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ABS light illuminated
Hi there. If the shop replaced a bad sensor then they should have cleared the code. Disconnecting the battery may do it, but the proper way to do it is with a scan tool. I would typically scan the computer...
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How to fix a locked brake
To fix something like this, the caliper (particularly the piston in the caliper bore) and sliding pins that connect to the brake torque plate should be carefully inspected. Those parts may be sticking. Also, the brake pads could be sticking...
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93 chevy Astro won't start
If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not older than 3 months. Download any OBD-I trouble codes that have been stored and examine those codes...
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My car wont go above 40 mph,has a burning smell,and has a noise?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
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How much to replace intake manifold gasket on 1999 chevy astro van 4.3 engine?
On your model, it probably takes around 4 hours to replace both the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets but if you have rear A/C it is somewhat longer. A gasket kit is necessary because other gasketed parts are removed...
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I have a 93 chevy astro and im not getting spark to from my ignition coil
There is a problem on the primary side of the ignition circuit. If your distributor was not replaced and contains a Hall effect pick-up assembly that can be tested using a self powered “indicator light” that is made for this...
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Where are the fuses for a 2005 Astro van
Hi there. The fuse box on a 2005 Chevrolet Astro van is located under the hood, near the back of the engine, on the driver side. It's contained inside a "black box" that has a few clips on the box...
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Why Doesn't My Brake lights Work And I Changed The Brake light Switch
Hi there. It sounds like you may have either a blown fuse or a broken wire. Check and replace the fuses/relays as necessary. It may be necessary to check for battery voltage with a digital volt/ohm meter at the brake...
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Missing on cyl 1,3,5.
Hello. No spark for an entire bank, or side of the engine, can be caused by a few different things. If cylinders 1, 3, and 5 are all experiencing the same issue I would consider the possibility of a faulty...
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Pickup coil shield missing on new distributor.
There is more than one manufacturer of distributors or its internal components and will operate the same way but have some small different changes that do not affect the performance of the part. You should not have any problems without...
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Where is the fuel pressure regulator located at
The regulator is below the upper intake manifold assembly. There are quite a few steps involved and exceptional care has to be taken during replacement to ensure that there are no leaks on re-assembly. If the car has over 150,000...
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Can bad ball joints cause the wheels to have a lot of play from side to side?
You may be feeling the steering moving back and forth since you have both tires off the ground. Try to only have one tire off the ground at a time and see if you still feel the movement. If you...
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I have a starter/solenoid/starter system failure
Hello, the whirring sound is a mechanical failure possibly created from an electrical fault. The starter solenoid controls power to and starter and moves a starter drive assembly into a ring gear (flex Plate). It is two gears that mesh...
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I had a leak in my lower radiator hose so I changed it. Now the car won't start now and the Check Engine Light is on.
Hello, lets start with the basics: since the Check Engine Light is on, what problem codes are set? The codes are your friend - will make diagnosis much easier. Do you have spark at the spark plugs while cranking? If...
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Unable to start after it rains or misfires until the engine heats up in high moisture conditions
Hey there. This misfire no-start in wet or damp weather is going to be caused by the ignition system of the engine. In order to isolate the cause you can remove the inside engine cover and then start the van....
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I' trying to start my vehicle and it made a loud clacking noise and the battery is drained
Hello. If the vehicle produced a clicking clacking sound when the key was turned then it may be possible that the battery or starter are the issue. A faulty, or low battery will cause the starter to click if it...
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Can a bad muffler cause a smog test to fail?
Hello. You need to see why the last smog failure was for. If the failure was excessive O2 in the exhaust test, then it could be the muffler. If it is for high HC or CO then it may be...
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Just put new alternater on but battery not charging
The alternator in your car charges your battery with the assistance from the voltage regulator which is something that regulates the amount of voltage being sent to the battery via the charging from the alternator. It's function is to not...
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Not starting, battery drains
The alternator may test good but may be cause of draw on battery. You will need to have the battery draw isolated by checking the circuits until the draw is found. This can only be done by isolating circuits. I...

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