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Fuel pump fuse and relay problem.
Located inside of the fuel tank is a fuel pump that requires amperage to operate. This pump can have an electrical failure that causes it to use more amps than the system is set up for. The fuel pump over...
Need advice for removing passenger side motor mount.
Hello. You may have to use a medium depth 15mm socket and a breaker bar to get them loose. In some cases you have to jack up the motor to get the angles you need since the old motor mount...
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...
Power steering and power brake stop working
Both the power steering and power brake assist are powered by your power steering pump. I would start by inspecting the level and condition of your power steering fluid. It is located about mid-way down the driver side front of...
Van suddenly dies as if there was not gas but there is gas.
The only way to diagnose if it is the fuel pump, fuel pressure issue or an ignition issue you would need to isolate the problem to see if there is a loss of spark or fuel to the engine. This...
van has alot of play in steering and it seems to drift to the right
If you have excessive play in the steering then you should have the complete front end checked. You may have worn steering components like tie rod joints and steering joints and mounts. The drift can be from these worn parts...
Hello. P0101 is the code for an issue with the MAF sensor signal or circuit. P0101 indicates that the computer has detected the MAF signal has fallen out of the acceptable range. This is usually caused by a faulty MAF...
Trouble code P0101
Hello. P0101 is the trouble code for a problem with the mass airflow sensor and or circuit. This code is thrown when the computer detects an issue with the signal of the MAF sensor. The MAF sensor is one of...
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...
Rear end has a roaring noise i check the bearing and the spidet gear and they were good.
A common GM rear end noise culprit is the carrier bearings, located on either side of the ring and pinion. They usually make more noise under load (throttle) and less when off the throttle and coasting.
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...
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...
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...
Engine starts but won't idle
The problem is most likely the fuel injection spider and fuel pump that needs to be replaced. The spider is inside the intake upper manifold and would cost over $1000 to get replaced. The fuel pump would be around $300...
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,...
Occasional stalling and startup issues
Hello. This engine can stall for a number of reasons. If it happens only at idle, then it may have an intake manifold vacuum leak or a throttle body issue. If the throttle body is dirty, then this will occur....
Jerking at stopping and accelerating
Hi there. It sounds like you may have an engine misfire or possibly a sensor problem. Since the Check Engine Light came on, I always start by scanning the computer for codes. That gives me a place to start. From...
The car cut off and couldn't be started
Hello. It sounds like something may have seized in the engine. Before anything, I would check the battery and see if it died and make sure that the engine belt is intact. If the battery and belt are fine, I...
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...
Engine sluggish, hesitates during accleration
Hello. A flashing Check Engine Light on your vehicle typically indicates that there is an engine misfire. This can occur from a failing spark plug or more commonly a clogged or failing fuel injection unit. I typically check the spark...

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