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I have a 1998 Chevyc1500 once I crank it will randomly rev/accelerate and then it stops reving.
Hi Zoe. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, this type of problem is caused by a dirty throttle body, as carbon build-up and debris becomes trapped between the throttle blades. It can also be due to a damaged...
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My 1996 2wd v6 chevy 1500 silverado is backfirng, has little black chunks spit from exhaust pipe and shakes pretty bad when driven
Hi Dawn. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually the symptoms you are describing are caused by a clogged or damaged catalytic converter, a vacuum leak or an exhaust leak. It's also possible that your fuel system is clogged with excessive...
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Truck does not start after sitting for a couple hours it's acting like it's out of gas but with a full tank i have to choke it off
I believe these vehicles actually have throttle body injection. These systems on many GM vehicles are commonly failed items on the engine. I would recommend having a technician who is proficient in diagnosing throttle body injection issues inspect your throttle...
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1997 chev silverado auto door lock stopped functioning
Hi there. The system that automatically locks the power doors when you place the vehicle is drive is controlled by a solenoid. It's likely that either the solenoid is damaged, or the electrical relay / fuse that powers the system...
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I've changed my a/c control panel,fuses, and relay switch.... blower mother is blowing but compressor isn't coming on...
It sounds like you may have a damaged AC compressor clutch. As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is a Suction...
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Yes I change transmission on 94 5.7 chevy truck 1500 after one day it started doing exactly like old transmission will not shift
Assuming the second transmission actually works, what you are describing points to a fault in engine controls that affect transmission shift points. This would include things like a throttle position sensor, speeds sensors or any vacuum operated controls. However, it...
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If an engine requires a full battery charge or a battery charger connected to start, does this have any thing to do with the spide
Hi there. The spider injector is typically not impacted by the battery charge, as it delivers fuel as supplied by the fuel pump. In most cases, if you have issues as you've described, it's due to the battery having low...
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Wont run
If you have narrowed the no start to fuel as the cause, that means that anything between the tank and the intake is a possibility, starting with bad or old (greater than 3 months) gasoline. Both fuel pressure and volume...
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I have a 1995 gmc sierra it starts then stalls out I'll start it again and put my foot on the gas to keep it running then it dies
It sounds like you may be having an issue with the fuel system. If this truck has throttle body injection, there may be an issue with the throttle body. Otherwise, a clogged fuel filter or faulty fuel pressure regulator could...
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I have a 1995 gmc sierra it starts then stalls out I'll start it again and put my foot on the gas to keep it running then it dies
Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...
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Truck starts but only runs for a minute
The actual fuel pressure and volume should be measured. Be sure the gas is not older than three months. You do have an OBD-II diagnostic system, so check for diagnostic trouble codes and a real time scanner would help pinpoint...
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The vacuum line on a 4L60 transmission runs to what
Hello, the 4L60 does not have a vacuum hose, it uses a throttle cable that connects to the throttle body .The 4L60 also needs a torque convertor clutch electrical signal. A turbo 350 uses a vacuum hose.
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Gas Mileage
Hi Tyler. When you're at higher altitude, you're going to get worse fuel economy across the board due to the increased altitude. However, the thing that makes it even worse, is playing with aftermarket tuners and what I refer to...
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Do i have to take dash apart to check the wiring to the temp gauge
Hey Joshua. On C1500's, there are two ways - removing the dash or accessing the wiring to the gauge from the firewall. If you're going to attempt this, I strongly recommend buying a service and repair manual for your C1500....
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Temp gauge not working changed sensor and switch..truck isnt overheating
Hi Joshua. Thanks for writing in today. In most cases, when a gauge is not working, and the collection systems are working well, it's either a damaged or exposed wire that connects to the gauge that is the source. The...
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Transmission not shifting properly
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Starting in humid morning
On a marginal ignition system, condensation on ignition system wires and components could cause voltage to bleed away just enough to make starting difficult during the humid conditions you describe. If the problem persists, the recommended service is a no...
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Hi! What can cause the engine to shut off occasionally when shifting from reverse to drive in an automatic transmission? This has
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can check, luckily if you are mechanically inclined at all you can check quite a few at home. To begin, make sure your idle air control valve and throttle...

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