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have a 2006 Express 1500 stall randomly with no code will turn over for about 2 seconds if you go straight into start but if you t

If the starter motor is not functioning consistently, that is if it works but then cuts out early, that suggests an electrical problem in the starter or starter circuit. If the car is starting though with no issue but the...

Frank, Id like to install cruise control into a chevy express 1500 AWD that currently does not have it. Is that possible? 2012 Chevrolet Express 1500

Hi there - yes, that would be possible, although the cost effectiveness of adding this feature to your current vehicle may not make sense. Adding cruise control could be done by either finding another Express van in a recycling yard,...

Over heating, white smoke coming out the exhaust, and no heat just cold air blowing

Hi there. In most cases, a bad or malfunctioning heater (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is accompanied by an overheating problem. However, if you're temperature gauge is HOT and you've got white smoke blowing from the exhaust, this can be an indication of coolant...

What does this code mean P0420 ? 1997 Chevy Express 1500

Hello - the P0420 code (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0420-obd-ii-trouble-code-catalyst-system-efficiency-below-threshold-bank-1-by-jamahl-walker) means the catalytic converter has lost it's ability to burn residual fuel. This could be due to an engine condition that has clogged the catalyst, or a failing oxygen sensor that is not adequately...

Vibration when applying brakes and when steering.

This may be a sign of warped brake rotors and/or potentially failing wheel bearings. When your brake rotors get hot due to the heat caused by friction, they can develop hot spots in them which causes an uneven surface area....

Loses power 60 mph

Hi! I believe your problems are unrelated and not caused by one another. I think it's more so awkward timing that both present problems than anything else. You may be in need of a tune-up (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/tune-up). I suggest that you...

Engine Power Reduced TPS

Hi! Yes the throttle position sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-throttle-position-sensor) could very well be the cause. I highly doubt that it is the oxygen sensor though. When the throttle position sensor goes bad the engine will put itself into reduced power mode. I...

Oil level drops during idling

Paying close attention to your gauges while driving is a great way to monitor your vehicle and ensure that it is running efficiently. I have actually come across this concern during other experiences with Chevy Express vans. When the van...

Truck idling higher than normal.

I would recommend taking the vehicle back to the facility that replaced your TPS and ensure that the throttle body gasket was replaced as well. If the gasket was not replaced a vacuum leak may exist near your throttle body...

Check Engine Light is on. Codes are Bank 1 Sensor 1 Low-voltage, and Bank 2 Sensor 1 Low-voltage. . .

Hi there. What seems to be the issue is the fuel pump is not plugged in. The Oxygen Sensors are working and telling you that the system is too lean with having a low voltage reading. If it was just...

First the service traction control message came up and after it was the service stabilitrak. Two days later the reduced engine power light came on.

Hi there. There is an issue with the traction control system and it may be active with the loss of power happens. Check the brake system for any loose or damaged wheel speed sensors. The traction control system works when...

No start and has codes P1626 and P0463. 2000 Chevrolet Express 1500

Hi there. Check the fuel pump and see if its working. The code P0463 (https://www.obd-codes.com/p0463) means that the fuel level sensor is not picking up what is in the vehicle. Make sure that there is fuel in the fuel tank...

No reverse in transmission 1997 Chevrolet Express Van 1500

Hello - I believe you have a failure in the reverse input clutch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/does-an-automatic-transmission-have-a-clutch) in the transmission. This could be caused by several components in this clutch, all of which will require removal and disassembly of the transmission to repair....

Where is the speed sensor located and how to replace it

Hello, the speed sensor for the speedometer is located on the transmission at the rear extension housing. The housing is the part that the driveshaft slip yoke (front part of driveshaft) would be position at. The sensor is attached with...

What type of rotors

Hello! They added metallic brakes on the front to give the front more stopping power than the rear, which is great for stopping during sudden braking. It will be beneficial to put slotted rotors and performance pads on the van,...

Gear shifter loose

That’s a tough one to figure out without actually looking at it. There’s a roll pin and a spring to attach the lever to the column. The position of the shifter P,R,D etc, is held in place by a mechanism...

Car outlets not working.

If none of your car's power outlets are working, the first thing I would check would be the fuses. A blown fuse is the most common reason as to why interior electronics fail, so a simple replacement of an inexpensive...

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