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Transmission overheating
Hi there. To be completely honest, I am not shocked to hear you are having issues after a replacement at "that location". Sometimes in an effort to bust out as much volume as possible, a service facility like this will...
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I have a 2008 chevy silverado. I replaced the starter and fuel pump but my truck wont start. What else could it be?
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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My truck is slow on take off
Slow acceleration has a variety of causes. Fuel injectors can become clogged over time as the tiny passages become clogged. When an injector is clogged it can degrade the performance of the vehicle and the car may accelerate slowly or...
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My 2017 silverado keeps displaying a theft attempted message. How do i remove that?
Hi there. Since your truck is brand new, I would recommend contacting the Chevrolet dealership where it was purchased. This type of warning light typically indicates a glitch in the ECU that can only be reset by the dealership since...
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I need a rack and pinion for my 2005 chevy silverado 1500, how much would that cost me
You can get a precise estimate by inputting your vehicle data into the "Get a Quote" panel at YourMechanic's power steering rack and pinion service page. Broadly, though, to give you an idea of the cost, if you do not...
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I'm wanting info on replacing my entire dash with a more modern set up including stereo and air conditioning
The cardinal rule of modern auto electric systems is don't modify them at least if you want to be sure the entire system will function glitch free. These systems rely on tight voltage regulation, known loads, and freedom from EMI...
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what sends signal to a TPS sensor
Hello, thank you for writing in. The throttle position sensor does not take inputs from anything, but instead it acts as an input to the ECU (the main computer). The ECU then uses it for engine performance. The sensor's resistance...
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How do I know if the battery cable has corrosion it?
The seriousness of corrosion on a terminal or connection is usually just determined by visual inspection. You can perform a voltage drop test (and in your circumstance will have to) to determine the ultimate "condition" of a circuit, whether you...
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Transmission problem - electrical problem. 2011 silverado 5.3l
Those are pretty serious codes referring to communications failures between control modules as well as potential failure of the PCM itself. Most electrical failures are wiring related (corrosion, bad grounds, wire break, etc.) and diagnosing this will proceed with those...
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Ticking sound
Hi There, If the oil is thick and gritty, this may be a sign that your oil pump may not be pumping the oil sufficiently or may be plugged up as a result of the crud or sludge. When this...
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I have a p0410 code yet my air pump does operate however the flow doesn't seem to be very strong?
There is probably a filter in the pump and yes the filter could block flow. However, before you consider a plugged filter, inspect the check valves; they will commonly get plugged up or stuck. The pump flow is minimal and...
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Check engine light not working.
If the check engine light is not coming on, then that is a good sign. If your dashboard before displayed the check engine light before and now it is not coming on, then the dashboard warning light could have burned...
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I am having an issue with my 2014 Silverado with my interior lights flashing when I step on the brake or use my turn signal to tur
First, the basics. Have any bulbs on the vehicle been changed recently? If so, make certain they are the correct bulbs for the application. Sometimes incorrect bulbs can back-feed power to unrelated systems. Also, have LED bulbs been installed anywhere...
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Courtesy light fuse drains battery 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
Hi there - great diagnostic work! At this point, having identified which circuit is causing the drain, you will need a wiring diagram that identifies what other devices are on this circuit (clock, underhood light maybe?), and could be drawing...
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My truck is stalling.
This may be unlikely as the separate circuits are both monitored by the engine control computer and it is not common for the faults to get mixed up. Both a faulty mass air flow sensor and weak fuel pump may...
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Brake pedal goes to the floor and white smoke coming from exhaust.
Hi There, You should be able to just replace the cylinder and flush out the brake lines to correct this. While it may be possible that either the master cylinder or the booster could also cause the pedal to go...
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What's the difference between welding catalytic converters in place and placing a sleeve with clamps on it?
Hi there. It is okay to replace a catalytic converter with using clamps and sleeves. However, you will need to make sure that there is no exhaust leaks. An exhaust leak before any oxygen sensor will cause the engine light...
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Fuel Pump Intermittent Issue
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a couple of issues that may or may not be related. The code P0420 relates to the catalytic converter problem which indicates that you may potentially have a bad oxygen sensor, a...
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Crank no start condition 2000 Chevrolet K1500
Hello, your "Cylinder 3" symptoms suggest either a leaking injector as you noted, or possibly crossed plug wires. If Cyl 3 firing makes it harder for your engine to start, that suggests that it might be firing out of order....
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The motor is shaking, loss of power and shift ruff
Hi There, The misfire may be a result of many different things and may be possibly causing the issue with the transmission shifting improperly. The transmission control module is designed to control shifting at specific RPM points an if the...

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