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How hard is it to fix the latch on my tailgate?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. The easiness or difficulty of fixing this has a lot to do with what is wrong with it. If the issue is that it will not stay...
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transmission
This could be a lack of vacuum or potentially a bad shift solenoid. Most modern transmissions operate on vacuum actuated controls and solenoids both of which commonly fail at times which will cause the lack of or intermittent shifting problem...
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Leak caused by corrosion on throttle body terminal
Hello. There are some fairly sensitive electronics inside the throttle position sensor (TPS) housing. They are also not engineered to be easily disassembled for repair either. Unless you are quite experienced at unsoldering and soldering printed circuit board connections, I...
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Slow turns and speed bumps cause grrrrrr sound
Hello. The "grrr" noise you mention may be bad wheel bearings, which are loaded more during turns and braking. The "sagging" suspension requires the torsion bars to be adjusted to restore the ride height of both sides of the front...
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Truck independently accelerates and speedometer sticks on zero
Hello. This sounds like the throttle position sensor is failing. This is a known problem with your vintage Silverado. Contact your Chevy dealer and/or GM Customer Service for repair advice.
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Speedometer stuck at 120 mph and 4WD not functioning
Hey there. It may help to find the fuse for the instrument cluster, remove it for 10 minutes or so, then re-insert the fuse. Chevrolet appears to have had a "customer goodwill" repair available for this if your vehicle had...
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Steering veers over bumps and when turning
Hello. It is certainly important to adjust the "ride height" of the front end with the torsion bar adjusters before doing the alignment. If the front is set to the correct ride height on both sides (so as to be...
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wat is the cost to repair, engine oil pressure
Hello. This is a common problem on this engine. The most common cause is a problem with the seal on the oil pump pick up. The seal goes bad and allows the oil to aerate causing low pressure. It can...
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Abs service light on, and speedo is bouncing, not shifting gears properly
One of the most common components that the ABS and transmission both rely on for smooth operation is the speed sensor. The transmission speed sensor is a magnetic sensor that provides this information, allowing the transmission to shift smoothly. The...
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The heater and airconditioning dont work the fan dont turn on.
Both the heater and the air conditioner depend on the blower motor to create the flow of air you are missing. Even if the fuse is working, the unit may be faulty. If you are familiar with voltage testing, you...
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Left turn signal doesn't work.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Check for loose bulbs, or bad ground by walking around the front/back of the truck with the left turn signal engaged. If either the front or rear is not working, check the ground (and the...
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Spark plug issue
Hello. There are thread insert processes and kits available to repair this sort of thing. Sometimes, this can even be done without removing the cylinder head. Helicoil and EZ-coil are 2 choices. How far you go to preserve the...

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