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Heater blows cold
In very cold weather a vehicle may need more time to heat up before hand to help start the car efficiently. In some cases old or low coolant levels can affect the ability your vehicle has to produce sufficient heat....
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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...
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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...
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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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Headlights stay on permanently
It sounds like you may have an electrical short somewhere in your lighting system. The short is most likely a short-to-power rather than a short-to-ground. The two circuits may have collided at some point within your wiring system. If the...
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car not starting
Hello! It is likely that you did drain your battery quite significantly when listening to the radio. There are some batteries that are unable to receive a charge again once they become very low. I suggest removing the battery and...
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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. I suggest that you have...
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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,...
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Engine Power Reduced TPS
Hi! Yes the 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 was...
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Condesation in car problem
Hi! I assume that the problem you're having is with the drains under the windshield wipers being clogged and unable to release the water. It would make sense because, if the drains are clogged by the windshield wipers, the water...
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driveshaft has dents -vibrates above 50 mph
Try searching inventory at www.car-part.com which will also give you the interchange info you have requested. You will probably find a used driveshaft via that website and there is no reason it can't be shipped via UPS to your locale....
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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...
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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...
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Opinion on GM's 4.3-liter Vortec engines
With the overall vehicle, it is a coincidence for your father. A lot of times, the vehicles fall apart. The engine themselves are actually decent engines. They are strong engines, those 4.3-liters. But the Vortec fuel injection system on them...
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sticky speedometer
The instrument cluster is the cause of this problem. The cluster would need to be replaced or removed and sent out for repairs if it's salvageable. I recommend having the cluster replaced, you'll be able to get a new one...
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I change the spark plug, cord and 02 sense but still running bad. No get up p Power light stay on.
What problem codes are set that are causing the Check Engine light? The engine may be running in "limp mode". There are many sources of poor performance, including a clogged catalytic converter, given the advanced mileage on this vehicle. But...
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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....
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No reverse in transmission 1997 Chevrolet Express Van 1500
Hello - I believe you have a failure in the reverse input 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. To...
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How can i check a bad fuel pump before replacing one.
Hello. The best way to test the fuel pump is to test the fuel pressure. You can do this by hooking up a gauge to the vehicles fuel test port. This is an in-line gauge that will tell you what...

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