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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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My van ran out of radiator antifreeze fluid and it just kind of froze and the battery they killed off the battery and I'm wonderin
Hi there, thanks for writing in. If you lost coolant and the van overheated, then adding water is better than nothing being added. It sounds like you seized the motor and may have blown head gaskets and may have cracked...
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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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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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On a 81 through 82 model mx2 lock out converter Th350 on the 4 pin connector the two wires I would use would be A+ - B-- terminal
Hello. For one, your van came with a 4L60E. This is a four-speed, electronically controlled transmission. The TH350 is a 3-speed hydraulically controlled transmission. This swap is just not doable in my opinion. Even if you could complete the swap,...
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Why would I lose my brakes and power steering after changing my ball joint?
This should not have any effect on your power steering or power brakes as these are separately controlled systems and may be a part of a larger problem. I would suggest having a professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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power steering no retrun
If you are having issues with your power steering system, I would recommend having your power steering pump, hoses, and gearbox inspected for proper function. If your power steering system has a leak, this can cause the systems performance to...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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how many bolts is there on the A/C compressor on a 95 astro van?
You will have a hidden bolt on the very back of the compressor. The bolt is a small L bracket bolted to engine and back of compressor.
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The serpentine belt
You will need to replace the tensioner and pulley. The tensioner can cause the misalignment and over tight belt damaging it.
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Wont start
Hello, thank you for writing in. At this point you may be facing more than one issue. Due to the multiple attempts at starting, the battery has likely been drained, which is why you are not experiencing any form of...
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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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After numerous no-starts on rainy days I've decided to replace the distributor cap, rotor, sparkplugs & wires.
Hi there. What made you determine that the parts you stated were the cause of the no start? If these parts fail, an engine drivability concern quickly follows. I do not feel confident that replacing these parts will alleviate the...
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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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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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