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Understanding the GMC Oil Life System and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The GMC Oil Life System indicates when and what service your car needs.
Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
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GMC Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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How to Get GMC Dealership Certified
GMC car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through one of the many programs they have available.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 GMC Sierra Hybrid
When you buy a truck – even a half-ton truck like a GMC Sierra 1500 – you expect to make a trade-off between hauling capacity and fuel efficiency, right? Well, the designers...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 GMC Sierra
The 2012 GMC Sierra may not have sold quite as well as the Ford F-150, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss this rugged and reliable model. For one thing, the Sierra is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 GMC Terrain
When you look at smaller SUVs like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, do you wish for just a little bit more space? But then when you look at the larger SUVs...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 GMC Acadia
When it comes to finding the right SUV for your family, it seems like there are always a lot of compromises to be made. One vehicle is so performance and off-road oriented that...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid
The GMC Yukon is about as big and powerful as any SUV can ever get. However, in the past, that also meant paying a large sum every time you hit the pump....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 GMC Yukon
When you want a big SUV that can hold its own, come what may, you’ll be happiest with a GMC Yukon. Although the inside of one of these vehicles can sometimes resemble an...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 GMC Yukon XL
When you want a huge vehicle with plenty of luxury inside, you’re probably going to be happiest with the 2012 GMC Yukon XL. Key Features The 5.3-liter V8 engine on this full-size...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 GMC Canyon
In today’s world where it seems as if carmakers are determined to deliver only the largest vehicles possible, the 2012 GMC Canyon offers a compact pickup that holds its own. From a 4-cylinder...
2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2012 GMC Terrain: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size crossover SUV category offers the comfort and size of an SUV, but on the platform of a car, giving it the look and feel of a large hatchback. The unibody construction typical of passenger vehicles is...
2012 GMC Acadia vs. 2012 Dodge Journey: Which One Should I Buy?
The GMC Acadia is classed as a midsize SUV, which is able to seat between six and seven passengers comfortably. The 2012 Acadia offers three rows of seating, so passengers will feel the roominess that is typical in...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Over Six Feet Tall
While shorter than average drivers can have a tough time finding the right car, it’s equally hard for taller drivers, perhaps more so. If you’re feeling squished, or have to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy For a Graduation Gift
Your little bundle of joy has grown up and on the cusp of entering adulthood. Graduating is a milestone, and you want to reward their hard work and show how proud...

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Turn signals don't work right when I have headlights on but when there off everything works right
If the turn signals and headlights are both activated by the same column-mounted "combination switch" a possibility is there an internal fault with that switch. If the two circuits are not working off the same "combination switch", there is some...
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Dies sometimes while idling and belt broke started smoking and died
The serpentine belt can break simply because it has reached the end of its service life. Another cause of breakage is if one of the driven rotating elements seizes. That would cause the belt to suddenly stop on that element...
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sierra hybrid car starts then stops, all service notifications show
To resolve this, the trouble codes will have to be downloaded, interpreted and followed up on in terms of performing specific diagnostic tests. To obtain the stored codes, I would recommend requesting a check engine light diagnostic and the mechanic...
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the gas, oil, and volt meters do not work on my 2004 GMC Envoy XL
These instrument clusters have been problematic for years. Among other developments, back in 2008 there was a GM Instrument Cluster Class Action Settlement which was applicable to your make and model year, as well as applicable to many other GM...
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2007 GMC Yukon XL 2500. Intermittent problem with very rough engine and check engine light flashes. After a few minutes when engin
Defective ECMs are so rare that half of all warranty returns (industry-wide), once tested in a lab, turn out to be perfectly good. ECM updates (software) are another matter though. In the course of diagnosing something like this, it is...
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The rpm in my truck is high while I'm in first gear then drops to normal once i accelerate
Hi Michael. Thanks for contacting us today. A high idle speed while not in gear is often caused by a faulty idle control valve or vacuum leak. It would probably be best to have a mechanic diagnose this issue correctly...
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Oil is a light brown don't know if it's water or coolant
If it is water alone, that would just simply be due to too many short trips perhaps combined with a stuck open thermostat. The solution is to change the oil more frequently. Engine coolant would be a problem though. Do...
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1992 GMC somoma 4.3 keeps burning fuel pumps as soon as they are put in
Fuel pumps rely on fuel for cooling and lubrication so be sure the tank is always kept at least one-quarter full of fuel. If there is a voltage drop on the supply circuit to the pump, that will cause high...
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My key is stuck in the ignition // GMC Envoy
The ignition key release is electronically actuated in your car, via a switch. If the battery is missing or discharged, the switch will stay in the closed position which is interpreted as "not in Park". Consequently, you cannot remove the...
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Fuel pump fuse blowing
One of the most common causes for fuses to blow consistently as a shorted wire. There is either a short to positive which means that one wire that has power is shorting with another wire that has power. You could...
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When i slow down my GMC Envoy shuts off and makes a humming noise like a toy car, told to replace the engine, noise is still there
If the humming noise occurs when the car is stationary with the engine on at any RPM, then it is engine or transmission related but the noise could originate from an accessory drive on the engine. However, if the noise...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Need fluid recomendations
Here is the (recommended fluid chart)[ https://www.dropbox.com/s/aj2pl3u0rybj7pp/2000%20gmc%20sierra%20fluid%20chart.pdf?dl=0]
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Car turns off but turns back on when pulling key out of ignition.
This is an electrical problem and is caused by either a short circuit, a fault in the key sense feature (module) or, if equipped, could be caused by faults in the remote starter circuit which operates wirelessly. If you have...
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What damage could uninstalling my ABS system do to my 2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 RWD 5.3L flex fuel
Modifications to vehicle brakes is not something we can help you with due to safety reasons. I can tell you that if the ABS is not active or does not work then the brakes will revert to normal brakes as...
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My 2004 fox yukon denali has a blinking check engine and it slalls what is it most likely?
When the check engine light comes on, it means the controller has detected a fault in the engine management system. At this time, trouble codes are stored that can help lead you to the malfunction. These codes can be read...
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Rough idle, dip in idle, no acceleration power, replaced cam postion senor, cleaned pistons, spark plugs, and vvt what else?
You should have the computer scanned for misfire codes to see if one or more cylinders are misfiring and may have a bad coil or plug wire boot. Also check for vacuum leaks in the intake gaskets since any of...
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Truck will not start or crank with the key bit all lights are on, 2008 6.6L gmc 2500
It sounds like what you are describing may be related to a faulty starter relay or some faulty wiring that may not be producing a proper connection to the starter. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the...
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My Yukon 04 has been reading engine reduced power for about a month now. I put a brand new throttle body and throttle pedal positi
Hi Jay. Thanks for contacting us today. The problem with reduced engine power indication lights is that diagnosing the root issue can take a tremendous amount of trial and error or more importantly, detailed inspections to determine the source. The...
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Can the positive cable be split with a dual post battery on a 1996 Sierra
Yes you can split them and put them on different posts as long as they both get battery power they will work.
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Cranks but does not start.
You will need to first see if the fuel pump is working and the engine has ignition spark to the spark plugs. You may have a bad fuel pump in the fuel tank or ignition problem with ignition module. ...

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