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Flashing service engine light
If the check engine light starts flashing it can be for many different reasons and all of them can be serious causing the catalyst to get damaged and exceed emission out put from the engine. You could have a misfire...
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how much should a dealer charge me to replace (labor only) door latch cable on a 2009 Silverado PU
Hello. It depends on which door cable is broken as to what it would cost. Most cables on this truck call for about 1.5-2 hours of labor. Depending on what the hourly rate is from the dealer would determine what...
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No Oil Pressure Sensor light is on.
Those sensors occasionally fail and/or get plugged up. It's quite possible debris got entrained when you performed the repair on the oil pan and debris made its way to the filter screen on the sensor causing a false reading of...
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Engine has a misfire
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage, which may also cause it to misfire. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed...
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Oil pressure reading high
Hi There, If you are referring to the fact that the oil pressure is at 40 psi when the engine is off, this would indicate that the oil pressure sensor is not working properly. The oil pressure should read ~40...
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Why would my 01 chevy silverado make a loud poping noise when i put it in drive? It has the right amount of transmission fluid in
That sort of noise is usually due to a bad u-joint in the driveline (if you have the 4WD version), bad CV joints (often outer) and/or excess play in the transmission (end play) or differential (front or rear). If the...
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PO304 w/ check engine light on all the time & stabilitrac & traction control turns off when at idle. Back on when moving again.
Hi there. Have you had a compression test performed? This sounds like it could be a mechanical issue plaguing your truck. This could be a stuck lifter, weak/broken valve spring, worn cam lobe, etc. I would do a compression check...
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Error message of reduced engine power is on and truck won't start.
Hi there. The reduced power light is on for one or many things that could be wrong with engine, transmission, or fuel system. First check the computer for any possible codes that could be shown up for the light to...
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Runs ok but once it warms up it dies
Hi There, This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. 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 open when heated...
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No start
A common cause of no start in the circumstances you describe is an old battery that won't hold a charge. The best thing to do is request a no start diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will first load test...
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Had my truck serviced, was told the issue was a knock sensor. One day later the same issue occurs with the reduced engine. 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500
Hello - your engine has 2 knock sensors. The failure of one or both of them was recognized by engine management, and power is reduced in order to avoid engine damage. I would recommend knock sensor replacement - times 2,...
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A few things I'm not sure are connected.
Smoke on start up is usually an indication of worn valve stem seals, particularly with GM small-block engines. When the seals are worn, engine oil leaks past them into the combustion chambers and burns away. The reason you see smoke...
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How much offset would I need to fit 16X8 wheels on my 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
Hello. When using a 16X8 wheel on your truck you need to use an offset of 10 mm. This will give you the necessary clearance for the wheel itself. This may not be suitable for the tire that you are...
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Truck sputters at 1500 rpms
In some cases, an OBD-II code like you've described can be triggered by the electrical harness attached to a sensor. So, it's possible that the reason you're having this idle problem is due to the harness being faulty as opposed...
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My blower motor stopped working. I got a new one. Not the problem
If the blower motor is new, you'll want to first determine whether power is getting to it when the blower switch is in the on position. If there is no power, then the blower switch and the plug connection on...
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Low brake pedal with little stopping power
Hello. A brake pedal that sinks to the floor can be caused by a few different issues. If you have already looked at or replaced the aforementioned components then it may be possible that there is an issue with the...
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My truck will not start at all!
Hi there. It looks as if you had a lot of work done in a very short period of time. This might have led to a minor mistake that could have prematurely drained your battery. In some cases, the battery...
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My rear exterior lights are not working correctly on my 2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Hello. I have seen this quite a few times on this vehicle. If the vehicle is all stock then the issue is usually in the rear junction block for the wiring under the rear of the vehicle, or a problem...
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Power steering will not work at all
You will need to have the power steering pump pressure tested to see if the pump can produce pressure at all. If it does not produce pressure then replace the pump and fluid.
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Wont turn over.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a bad wiring connection or potentially a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key....

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