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Fuel gauge is not working.
Hi there. The fuel gauge is not working and needs replaced. First check the wiring to the gauge cluster and see if there is any loose wires or damaged wiring. If all of the wires are good, then you will...
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Weird squeaking noise
Hi there. The washing the truck was the clue that leads me to believe that your squeaking noise is caused by excessive brake dust clogged between the brake rotor and pads on your GMC K1500. As brakes heat up, dust...
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Truck ticking when trying to start after replacing transmission.
Hello. If you are certain the starter is good you may want to check the connections leading to/from starter and the connections related to the transmission removal. I've seen on different occasions where loose or disconnected wiring such as a...
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I have a 1990 Chevy 4x4 short wheel base step side with an automatic transmission.
If the front drive shaft is spinning and not able to be engaged, then the chain in the transfer case could be broken. For the transmission to be in neutral in all the gears, but lock up in the park...
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I rebuilt my 95 chevy 350. It has all new sensors, water pump, radiator, clutch fan assembly, and thermostat. The top hose is cold
First check to see that the cooling system is full of coolant. If the radiator is full, then check your thermostat to see if its installed upside down. If a thermostat is installed upside down, the coolant temperature will not...
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Dies during idle or when put in gear.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Everything you have done so far has been helped narrow down possible issues. You should check your vacuum supply at the intake, the intake air temperature sensor, your oxygen sensors, and the possibly...
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No power. Transmission shifts down and engine revs up but doesn't go anywhere
Hi there. In some cases, what you're describing is caused by a restriction of fluid inside the hydraulic lines of the transmission, an inner seal that is damaged or the torque converter wearing out. This issue can sometimes be resolved...
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How do I time my 1997 Chevrolet K1500
Hello. There is a specific procedure that must be followed in order to ensure that the ignition timing is correct. The distributor can only go in a few ways so the engine needs to be set at top dead center...
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Obd codes 33,34, and 43 what does this mean? 1993 Chevrolet K1500
Hi - the diagnostic trouble codes you mention are: 33- Manifold Absolute Pressure circuit/sensor malfunction: wiring open circuit/shorted circuit to positive, hose blocked/leaking, MAP sensor, 34- manifold Absolute Pressure circuit/sensor malfunction: wiring shorted to ground, 42- ignition control module circuit...
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my truck turns over n it bogs down n don't start
Make certain you have the correct replacement sending oil sending unit for your vehicle. many GM vehicles are designed (the ecu in particular) to look for oil pressure when you crank the engine. If the ecu does not detect oil...
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Spark plug blew out and ripped all the threads out, I caked the spark plug with JB weld and stuck it in there and it worked? 1999 Chevrolet K1500
Well - let me just say that I don't want to be on that side of the vehicle when you rev it up! No disrepect, but this "fix" won't hold up. I highly recommend a thread insert at a minimum...
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Question About Oil and Filling
As you may know, there are a multitude of engine oils on the market all claiming to be the "best" and prolonging the life of your car's engine. One of the main questions you will be asked when changing your...
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Sometimes my pickup accelerates supergood, other times it accelerates slow, at high RPMs.
This kind of reaction is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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1992 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4wd v8 Hello,I would like to know if it should hold pressure when off or is it normal to drain back
It sounds like you may be having an issue with your fuel pressure regulator. The fuel rail should retain pressure even after the engine is shut off. This enables the engine to be restarted easily the next time you want...
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When I take off or reverse the back of my truck makes a cracking noise
You should inspect the rear driveshaft U-joints to see if the joints are bad. You may see where the joints are loose or rust around joints. You will need to replace the U-joints if they are loose or making noise....
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Idle and acceleration problem
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Jerking apon acceleration
Further diagnosis as to why the check engine light is on should be done. A repeat code for the knock sensor may be caused by a wiring issue or even due to a faulty pcm (power control module). Odds are...
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Reverse gear not working
To rule out a hydraulic fault, you can check for adequate line pressure, using external gauges, while in the various gear positions. If pressure is out of spec. you would then look at the valve body for leaks but it...
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My truck won't start. I put a new fuel pump, cam shaft sensor, cleaned my crank sensor, and put a new battery in it. It will crank but not start.
Check the exhaust system for any leaks before the oxygen sensors. This can contribute to having more oxygen in the exhaust stream causing the sensors to register a false reading. If there is no leaks in the exhaust, then check...
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I blew a brake line last night, replaced line.bled brakes from master cylinder, brakes very squishy
Both improper bleeding and a failed master cylinder could be the fault. Running the master cylinder dry can lead it to fail quickly. The primary seal on the master cylinder piston will tear easily. Make another attempt to bleed the...

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