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Back hatch won't open all the way and then closes
Hi. I suggest you try to open the door manually by switching the liftgate to manual mode. There is an on/off switch that allows you to do this located on the overhead console. This system is quite complex and it...
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Car not shifting out of drive
Hi there. You can be experiencing 1 of 2 things. Your vehicle's brake switch which indicates that the brake is pressed allowing you to shift gears may be malfunctions. These typically deteriorate overtime causing the shifter to be "stuck." Secondly...
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Door handle not working from outside
A common failure for your vehicle is that the outside door handle will break. When this happens, the door will not open from the outside, as you are describing. I would ask for assistance from one of the mechanics at...
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Back end bounces jolts
Hello, I will be happy to assist you. I don't think it's a problem with the Magnetic Ride Control because an issue with one of those systems would likely cause a Check Engine Light or service light. However, the rear...
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Pinging sound a
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2012 Cadillac Escalade. A pinging noise is typically used to refer to spark knock or a damaged engine running condition. Did the Check Engine Light return with the same codes after doing...
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Hard to start in morning, turn key and it won't start
Hello. You may be experiencing a problem with your starter or ignition switch. If there is a power signal to the starter every time the key is turned, and the vehicle only starts sometimes, the starter may be at fault....
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My traction control is off and half of the engine doesn't work, I hooked up a computer to it and the P0800 code is on
Hello, thanks for writing in. P0800 is the trouble code for an issue with the vehicle's Transfer Case Control system. When the transfer case control module, a computer that is separate from the engine computer, detects an issue with the...
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Can I change the oil from regular to synthetic safely?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Decades ago when synthetic oils were introduced, some older vehicles experienced oil leaks that were believed to be due to synthetic oils having smaller and more consistently sized molecules compared to conventional oil. It was...

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