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Antifreeze coming out at the base of the oil dipstick tube
That would be unusual so be sure that the antifreeze is not leaking elsewhere and then flowing to that spot. If it is coming out at that point, pull the dipstick to confirm that there is antifreeze in the crankcase....
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Truck cranks but won't start
Hello. If this happened right after replacing the battery terminal, then you may have a security system issue or a problem with the crank position sensor. Most of the time when you have a loss of voltage, the security system...
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no spark
You'll need to look in the engine compartment's fuse box and check the ENG-1 fuse and all of the other fuses to see if you have any are blown. The crankshaft sensor's pink wire should have ignition switch power at...
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I have a 1997 Chevy pickup truck with a vortex motor in it will not fire up unless I started up and starting fluid but runs great
You should have the fuel pressure tested to see if it is 60 to 66 psi. If it is low it will be hard to or no start and is due to the fuel pump not producing enough pressure and...
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Engine not getting fuel.
Older vehicles such as your Suburban tend to be a little easier to diagnose. If you suspect a lack of fuel to be your issue you may very well be correct. One trick you can try yourself to verify this...
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Engine knocking
Hi there. An engine knock can occur in many different instances. Your vehicle may have not received the proper lubrication under heavy load at one point. Without an in person diagnosis, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what is wrong...
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crank but no start
If you had the distributor out, which I believe is necessary for changing the manifold on that engine, you may not have it installed correctly. The gear is designed such that it can go in any number of positions so...
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Car not starting
Hello! A slave or master cylinder malfunction will not cause a no start condition. I suspect there may be an issue with the clutch pedal sensor. The sensor is made to disable the vehicle from starting until the clutch is...
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Air conditioning not working
Hi there: AC problems always seem to pop up when it's hot outside and we can least afford the problem. Based on what you're describing, the air conditioner problem with your Chevy K1500 AC system might simply be caused by...
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AC compressor is locked up
A locked up AC compressor on your Chevy Suburban will make your truck un-drivable. This is due to the fact that the serpentine belt runs all of the accessories, including the AC. This is a straightforward repair that requires a...
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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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Transmission only shifts Manuel and stays in first in drive
Hi Jose. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When you have problems like you’ve described, it is usually caused by one of two possible sources. Either the shift interlock solenoid is damaged, or there is internal damage or fluid obstructions inside...
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i have a 91 chevy v-8. i replaced the fuel pump,fuel filter,
Hi Carla. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, this issue is caused by debris inside the fuel lines or an obstruction on the fuel pump pick-up. Although it might seem simple, sometimes a fuel filter installed backward can...
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What is The Cost of Parts to Replace a Bad Exhaust Intake Valve on a 1995 GMC Sierra? How Long does it take to complete job?
Hi M.H. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Unfortunately, this is a service that our mobile mechanics are unable to offer. This type of job should be completed at a local engine shop, as removing valves will require special tools in...
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1993 chevy z71 4x4 auto trans stuck in limp mode 2 gear only
Hi KC. Thanks for contacting us today. If I understand you correctly, you're having a problem with the vehicle being stuck in second gear - even after replacing the transmission. If this is correct, the issue is electrical as you've...
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there is a loud rattling noise that sounds like its coming from transmission and only does it during acceleration and higher RPMs
It's possible the code(s) stored when the check engine light came on might provide some clues although your onboard diagnostics system is an early version (OBD-I) and so the data reported is not very detailed. Nevertheless, a first thing to...
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Doesn't shift and might be stuck in 3 gear, and it hesitates a lot,
What you are describing 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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I have a 1996 chevy k1500 and I just put a new motor in it and it will start and run and idle amazing but has no power in drive
Check to see if ignition timing is advancing per the specifications in the factory service manual as you rev the engine. Measure fuel pump pressure. Check throttle position sensor, oxygen sensors, vacuum leaks, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if...
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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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