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Flooded engine 1998 Chevrolet K1500
Hi - ouch, these problems make you crazy! Great effort on resolving the "sugar in the tank" recovery. I believe the fuel injectors in the throttle body have either failed (stuck open or leaking) due to residual sludge in the...
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Won't fire but will crank.
Hello, I would recommend checking the ignition coil to be sure it is producing spark. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that...
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Starts fine then dies
Hi there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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No power and stuttering
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure problem related to a faulty fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel...
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Want to put dual exhaust on, but not sure if that's going to mess with my computer.
Hi there. Although we typically don't offer mechanical tips on aftermarket upgrades, in this case, you are correct to be concerned about how the OEM computer is going to 'react' to the exhaust upgrade. In most cases, the system that...
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Either the oil pump or oil sending unit is going bad. I don't know which one.
Hello, If you are able to ear noticeable lifter noise or other valve train noise, it is quite likely your oil pressure gauge may be correct and that your oil pump may be failing or you are just low on...
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Driver side back of truck is seemingly bouncing too much.
Hi there. Check the suspension and the shock absorber and look for anything broken, leaking, or damaged. Replace the shock absorber is there is any dents or it is leaking oil out of it. A loose suspension component or a...
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alternator wires
If your vehicle's wiring harness does not exactly match the electrical connections on the Carquest supplied part, that means that Carquest gave you the wrong part. There are no modifications required to install a new alternator and everything should line...
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Misses under load
Hello, I would recommend checking the MAP sensor as it sounds like the truck responds poorly to a load being placed on the motor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional...
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I have a 1993 Chevrolet 1500 5.3 4x4. I was towing a camping trailer in overdrive and all of the sudden my truck neutrals out.
Hi there. The issue is the transmission 3 / 4 clutch pack. I recommend installing a heavier friction material for the 3 / 4 clutch pack on your 4L60E transmission. Also, the clutch pack has a large wave plate. I...
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QUITS AND WONT START AND KEEP RUNING
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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Stalling running heavy when I hit the gas pedal makes it chug
Hi there. Unfortunately, anytime the original engine is replaced; there tends to be multiple issues that pop up randomly as you're describing in your question. In most cases, it's caused by a minor electrical glitch; either an exposed or frayed...
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No fuel at start
It sounds like you may have an issue with maintaining proper fuel pressure at startup. When you turn the key to the on position, you should hear the fuel pump coming on and priming the system with enough fuel pressure...
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Cold idle
What you are describing sounds the cold start enrichment process may be enrichening the fuel supply a bit too much. When you start your vehicle in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately reads...
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4 wheel drive not working properly!
Hi there. Obviously the best course of action is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a four wheel drive inspection; however, at first glance, you might want to check the wiring harness that supplies...
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Fuel Pressure
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a problem with maintaining fuel pressure and getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated...
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Coolant coming from spark plug hole
If coolant is getting into every plug hole, the intake manifold may have a crack, or cracks allowing that to happen. If the manifold was not checked for cracks when the intake gasket was replaced, maybe it should be taken...
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Stereo quit working after hooking up a code reader in a shop.
Check the fuses to the radio and see if they are burned. If so, then replace the fuse. If the fuse is good, then the wiring was disturbed under the dash and may have knocked loose the radio wires or...
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I just replaced my rear end on my 1992 chevy k1500 went to put it in drive it wont move acts like the parking brake is on will mov
Hi there. It sounds like a failed forward clutch or band in the transmission. The planetary gear set is being affected by locking the transmission into 2 forward gears and giving the feeling of being stuck. The differential you installed...
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Hello- My 1989 automatic, full-size K5 Blazer, was towed about 6 blocks, when the mechanic tried to drive it into a service bay, i
Hello. We will be happy to help you out. There are only a few things which can cause your transmission to not select gear. They can be bad shifter bushings, shift linkage broken or disconnected, or an internal transmission issue....

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