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Wipers not working.
Hi, I have ran across this many times on this vehicle. The most common cause of this is a bad connection at the wiper motor. There is a common issue with the terminals either coming loose or melting causing a...
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White smoke from tailpipe
Your engine is getting coolant into it and producing the white smoke out the tail pipe. The coolant could be getting into the motor from the intake, head gaskets, or head crack. The system would need to be checked to...
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No power at all
Check the voltage at the battery terminals for 12 volts at rest. While cranking the voltage shouldn't drop very much, about 10 volts. Jump the vehicle and observe the voltage while it's running. If the voltage isn't above 13.5 volts,...
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No crank no start.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. Check the cables that attach to the starter and make sure that they are all tight and clean. The starter remote wire could have an...
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Loss of power
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would start with checking things such as the O2 sensor and mass airflow sensor. You should have a check engine light on which should have registered some fault codes in the computer indicating parts...
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fuel filter
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. There are are a few things that I recommend a technician inspect. Fuel should have been inside the filter once you removed it. A test must be done to see if the...
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Engine won't crank
Hi. There can by many reasons why the engine is not cranking, the first thing I would check is to make sure that the battery is charged and in good working order. Many times a vehicle will not crank simply...
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2009 chevy silverado, has a clicking sound by the steering colum. The trans temp blink dashes, then the temp, wint shift into tow
One of the blinking indicators, or the malfunction(s) that it represents, would have to be traced and resolved before it could be determined if they all have a common cause. The clicking noise is actually more likely to be from...
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My chimes only come on after I start my engine
Hi there. Alert chimes are triggered by sensors located on doors, seat belts and other devices that alert a driver that something is either open or not properly secured. To determine why they are not working correctly, have a mechanic...
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Codes p0708 and p0706 show up i can drive and shift fine one trip the next trip it will act up.
Hi there. The P0708 trouble code means that the Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected a malfunction with the transmission range sensor. A mechanic would begin the diagnosis of the P0708 trouble code by finding the manufacturer’s suggested procedure for...
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2004 chevy silverado 2500hd dies when put in gear after the engine warms up
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, there are a large number of components that can contribute to this issue. The first thing you will want to do, regardless of a check engine light being present or not, is to...
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trans hot idle engine comes on when i start the truck
Hi there. Understanding what causes the transmission hot idle warning light is critical to diagnosing your problem. The Transmission Hot – Idle Engine message can be displayed when the transmission fluid is too hot, which prevents the transmission from cooling...
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if my transmission fluid was filled a quart over could this cause my reduced engine power light to come on?
Hi there. Usually the reduced power light is caused by an engine component failure, like the throttle body, TPS or bad O2 sensors. It is very possible that the additional transmission fluid has created a trouble code that might have...
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Bubbles and pressure in the overflow tank
If the coolant level was low due to a leak, such leaks can be found during a leak diagnostic with simple pressure testing. If the cooling system doesn't maintain pressure, and no external leak is visible, coolant could be leaking...
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Idles but when driving it acts like its out of fuel.
Check all of the battery ground cables to the car on the battery, engine, and chassis. There is a bad ground somewhere that is causing the ECM to not work properly. This would cause the fuel pump to not work...
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Truck goes into reduced power. I have to stop, remove the key from ignition, remove gas cap, and put the gas cap back on. Truck some times will do this 2 to 4 times.
Hi there. Check the gas cap seal and see if there is a crack on it or if there is a distortion on the seal. If there is, I recommend replacing the gas cap. The gas cap seal is designed...
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Truck isn't engaging into 4 Hi, but will go into 4 Low.
Hi there. Sounds like the shifter module motor or shifter rail is not working properly. Check the wiring on the shifter module motor on the transfer case and see if the wires are split or damaged. If the wires are...
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How long will it take to remove and replace the engine and transmission.
Hi Chuck. That really depends on your tools, equipment and experience. Some professional mechanics with engine lifts and air tools can remove the accessories, motor and transmission mounts in less than two hours. The best advice I can offer is...
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4x4 won't engage and push button switch lights up intermittently.
Hi there. Check the electrical wiring to the transfer case shifter motor and see if there is a voltage present when pushing on the 4WD button. If there is a voltage present, then I recommend replacing the servo motor on...
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Reduced Engine Power and Truck won't start. PLEASE HELP ASAP! Thanks!
Hello, thank you for writing in. The reduced power light will either trigger when there is malfunction with the vehicle and it is trying to protect itself, or when the engine actually suffers a loss in power and is struggling...

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