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I accidentally hit the panic button on the key fob of my 2005 chevy avalanche and now it won't start. I put a new battery in the key fob.
Hi there. Remove the battery cables (+ and -) and then put them back on after 12 minutes. This will clear the computer out and reset the security. Then put the key in the door and as you unlock the...
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ABS and brake light is on
If the ABS warning light is on, that means that there are downloadable ABS diagnostic trouble codes, much like the codes you would download if you have a Check Engine Light diagnostic. The ABS trouble codes will give a general...
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It will not start and the headlights and hazard lights are blinking
GM vehicles equipped with the PASS-KEY or VATS anti-theft system usually require the system be reset whenever the battery is drained or replaced. Follow this procedure. Step 1 – Attempt to start the vehicle. It will crank, but not run....
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Oil pressure loss - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hello - no, most likely this is the oil pressure relief valve sticking in the "open" position when the pressure comes up. It may then release after sitting a bit, or when you next hit the starter. The early 4.8/5.3...
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Ran out of gas, now my car won't stay running.
We can start by assuming the issue is related to spark, fuel, or air. If attributed to fuel, it will be a clogged or weak fuel pump. If the vehicle ran out of gas when this started, you may have...
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Diagnose torque converter selenoid or transmission
Hi there. The computer could be putting the vehicle into limp mode due to an issue that may be happening and reduces the engine performance. Check the battery, alternator, and all of the sensors on the engine and make sure...
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Shaking when braking and clanking/banging noise coming from what seems to be the exhaust.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely facing two different issues. While it is possible you are feeling a rough idle in the steering wheel, you may be facing a worn or dirty brake. The extra strain...
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possible transmission problem.
Hi there. Since the transmission fluid is a little dirty, I recommend replacing the fluid with the transmission filter. The torque converter will be working normally at all times and it will not cause the vehicle to slow down when...
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When power steering pump cap is removed should there be a slight presure release
You should have the power steering reservoir cap checked to make sure the vent on cap is not blocked. Also make sure the system is bled of excessive air in the system. Once these two things are checked then you...
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Low oil pressure - 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hi there. If you are having a low oil pressure on the gauge, put a mechanical gauge on the engine and check for oil pressure. If the oil pressure is 40 psi or higher, then the engine is fine and...
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Check Engine Light is on
Your check engine light may come on for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter, bad spark plugs or wires and many other reasons. Unfortunately due to the...
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I'm getting high oil pressure readings when Accelerating
This may be happening for a a few different reasons such as a faulty oil pressure gauge in your dash, too much oil in the motor or clogged oil passages. I would start by checking the oil in the motor...
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Truck won't start in morning. 2nd day now. Battery seems good.
Since the symptoms changed when you touched the battery terminal, it leads me to believe you may have a poor connection and the main battery terminals. If they are badly corroded or have any small cracks, the terminal may be...
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Starts and idles fine but then stalls. What causes this?
This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeated as the copper beneath them expands and contracts at a higher...
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I changed knock sensors on 2002 avalanche which also has after market Whipple charger .now it idles at 2000 rpm could it be the IA
Hey there: Anytime you install an aftermarket power adder (like the Whipple), it's common for tuning issues to occur. If your increased RPM happened right after replacing knock sensors, it's very possible that a vacuum line may have been removed...
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Ran out of gas wont start with gas
It sounds like you may have a fuel pump that is not working properly or maintaining enough fuel pressure to keep the motor running. If the engine was run completely out of fuel, there is a chance this could have...
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Transmission problem?
Hello, There are a number of things that can cause this to happen, most of which may be related to the transmission control module. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed sensors, throttle...
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When backing up, my car makes a rocking noise.
The noise is the parking brakes are out of adjustment and the brakes are dragging. Check the rear brakes and see if they are releasing when going in reverse. If you need further assistance with your brake system, then seek...
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I have an 04 avalanche. I'm changing the oil pan gasket and now to the step where I remove the front crossmember. Do I need jacks
If you are attempting to complete this task on your own, I would highly recommend using the jack stands for support; as the cross-member can fall rather quickly and be difficult to hold up before both sides are removed. ...
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oil pressure low light came on one time for a few mins, went out hasnt came back on. what does that mean
When a low oil pressure warning is displayed, it can normally be narrowed down to one of three basic causes. An oil pressure sensor that is reading a faulty pressure, oil pressure that is actually low due to worn bearings...

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