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I pressed the emergency brake pedal down but it does not return when brake cable is released
Hello. thanks for writing in. If the pedal is not releasing, then that can be caused by a few different things. If there is pressure on the pedal when it is applied then it should have all of the brake...
truck stalled. Full pump wasnt working weny back the next day and it started. Runed good for about a month now it has stalledagain
From personal experience with a similar vehicle with similar issues, there are two possibilities: There can be a short in the connector or harness that connects to the top of the fuel pump. On the particular vehicle I experienced,...
Low oil pressure - 2000 Chevrolet S10
With the weight of the oil, 5w-30 is preferred in climates that see temps below 0 degrees, and 10w-30 for 0 degrees and above. With that said, it is not unusual to see a drop in oil pressure when the...
Trying to determine if water pump is going bad.
Hi there. This appears to be a possible water pump issue. The pump or one of the bypass hoses could have a leak that occurs once the system is pressurized and why you are finding coolant after sitting with the...
Heater not working - 2002 Chevrolet S10
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a blend door motor failure. The blend door motor moves the blend door inside the HVAC case to literally blend the air temperature out of the vents by directing the airflow accordingly...
I know this can be a little frustrating when you do so much work and nothing happens. Starting fluid isn't going to be good if it doesn't run afterwards. You may want to inspect your timing belt. I often turn...
Transmission won't shift into park - 1988 Chevrolet S10
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If your vehicle has a linkage, there should be an adjustment nut to adjust how long or short the linkage should be. Check for the nut and adjust the linkage to make the transmission...
Blowing engine 1 fuse every time I start the truck
Hi there. If the fuse continued to blow after these were disconnected then there is either a shorted wire or a computer problem somewhere. I usually also disconnect the computer to isolate that from the circuit. At that point if...
No power to fuel pump
Hi there, Sometimes when a fuel pump fails it stores and OBD-II error code that needs to be cleared in order to reactivate power to the pump. The only other thing I can think of is that possibly you forgot...
Getting fuel to intake distributor firing changed injectors pour gas in intake it cranks but shuts down after fuel burn out
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 1992 Chevrolet S10. To be sure I have the conditions correct: You have spark to the plugs You have good fuel pressure to the injectors (10 psi if memory serves) But injectors...
Service engine light blinks after 60 miles per hour - 2003 Chevrolet S10
Hello. Since the Check Engine Light is coming on, I usually scan the computer for codes first to see what comes up. The codes may or may not help me to diagnose the problem. From what you are explaining, this...
Misfires, Rough idle, Engine Check light, and Engine not starting
Hello there, many different faults can cause your 2002 Chevrolet S10 to have starting issues, misfires and lack of power. The first step would be to scan the truck to determine what codes are present, this will determine what route...
my car turns over but won't start
You will need to have the spark at the spark plugs checked and the fuel pressure at the fuel rail checked. If there is no spark then you may have a bad coil or ignition module. If there is no...
We got gas, and car started making a skipping noise around 30 mph.
Hello, thanks for writing in. Most of the time when this occurs right after getting fuel it is because the fuel pump failed. It is very common for a fuel pump that has gotten hot from low fuel level to...
Truck speeds up to 60 to 40 miles an hour and then acts like its stuck in neutral.
Your truck should have the 460 E transmission, It is an electronically controlled 4 speed transmission. The fact that you don't have any transmission codes is not good news. If your problems were with the control system or the solenoids,...
Stick shift, gets up 2.5k rpms and spits and sputters. Check engine light calling for O2 sensor.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The problem you describe could be a catalytic converter that is beginning to clog up and not allow the exhaust to flow freely. This will actually cause the vehicle to "choke" on the exhaust pressure...
Stutter at take off, then ecm fuse blown.
That fuse supplies power to a number of different components including the fuel injector, ignition coil, ECM, ignition coil, crankshaft position sensor and vehicle control module. A faulty component, or short anywhere in this circuit, could cause driveability problems and...
ECM fuse keeps blowing
Hi there. If the ECM fuse keeps blowing, then there is a definite electrical short. Most of the time the short is in the ECM, but it may have a short in the wiring going to it. I usually isolate...
No power to the fuel pump
Hi. I would go back over a few things. Specifically, the fuel pump relay and fuses. Check the voltage drop across the fuel pump relay while trying to start it. An older relay will pass a resistance test (the contacts...
Heater is not working - 2003 Chevrolet S10
Hello. A malfunctioning heater can be caused by many things. The first thing I would do is check to make sure that the coolant is topped off at the proper level. If it is low, coolant may not be reaching...

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