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My coolant ran out when the vehicle sat for 2 years and I am scared to start it.
Hi there. Look in the engine compartment and locate the item that cracked to cause the coolant to leak out. If the radiator cracked, then replace the radiator, fill up the cooling system with water, and look for leaks. If...
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What else can be done
You should have an engine compression test done to see if one or more cylinders are low on compression. If the spark plug insert is not installed correctly or leaking compression it will be identified in this test. If the...
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The steering shaft (I believe it's the intermediate shaft) disengaged from the steering column.
Freely turning the steering wheel past the normal extent (travel limits), while the shaft is disconnected from the splined yoke will damage the "clock spring" in the steering column that the air bag relies on to fire. That assembly should...
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Truck spun and hit the curb, now the rear wheel wobbles
Hey there. You will need to have the rear rim inspected along with the rear axle to see if one or both are bent. I have also seen where the rear axle housing gets bent if the curb was hit...
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Check engine light / truck stalled on me today and wouldnt start
As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in the exhaust. Based upon this reading, this information is relayed...
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High rpms and no acceleration
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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High rpms and no acceleration
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Cylinder 1 misfire
Hi there. From the description you have provided, two things come to mind. One, a blown head gasket between cylinders #1 and #3. Two, an intake valve not sealing ie; broken valve spring, burnt valve. Providing spark to the number...
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My Brake pedal makes a humming when pressed
The brake caliper(s) could be failing to retract, thus setting up a harmonic during or after application of the brakes. Calipers should be rebuilt (or replaced) every 75,000 miles or so due to the harsh operating conditions they endure, principally...
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1994 GMC Sonoma not getting power to fuel pump
The problem is somewhere in the fuel pump relay control circuit. There are five relay terminals: battery power, ignition power (controlled by the ECM), ground, output to the pump and connection to the fuel pump prime connector. What the prime...
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i have a 01 gmc sonoma the ignition cylinder locked up so it was drilled out a new one was put in but the key will only turn to th
Hi there. Without being there to inspect the installation of the new lock cylinder, it's hard to assume what might be the issue. Typically though, when problems like this occur, it is due to a tumbler lock either being misaligned...
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1996gmc sonoma dieswhile driving. the shopchanged spark plugs and after i replaced 2 igniyion coils. they say to replace fuel pump
Hi there. When you have a gradual issue that causes the engine to shut down after about 20 minutes, it is most likely caused by a restriction of fuel flow. This could be due to dirty fuel filters, fuel injectors...
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My truck is jerking
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...
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i have a 2001 gmc sonoma and i need to know what the gear that fits into the ignition housing is called its the plastic gear?
This 'gear' that you mentioned is likely to be an intrigal part of something else. For example, the ignition lock cylinder may come with that gear attatched to it. I would recommend looking up the igniton parts new to determine...
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Wheel bearings
It sounds like you may have a failing or worn out wheel bearing. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the...
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fuel tank filler neck broken
The filler neck is readily available. For example, if you input your year, make and model and search on "fuel filler neck" at Car-Part.com you will find an exact match for your truck with available vendors and prices. New ones...
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Car will hesitate going up hills. Speed will decrease, but going straight it will do fine. I wanna fix this asap.
Hi there. Most of the time, acceleration problems like this are caused by fuel system component failures like the mass air flow sensor, dirty fuel injectors, loose vacuum line or other ignition system problems. If you want to have this...
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I have an engine knock and my oil pressure guage is reading high, then stops shortly after starting to drive.
Hello, You may want to inspect your oil pump to see if it may not be causing the problem. If it is not pumping or circulating oil properly, it may also cause this type of increase in oil pressure that...
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99 GMC Sonoma carbeurated or fuel injected
Hi There, The 1999 GMC Sonoma 4.3L V6 motor is a fuel injected motor that came with what is called a Central Sequential Fuel Injection (CSFI) system. In this application, there is one main fuel injector (called a MAXI injector)...
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Does a 99 GMC Sonoma have an electric fuel pump or a mechanical
Hello, The 1999 GMC Sonoma should have an electrical fuel pump. You should be able to hear the fuel pump come on when you turn the key to the "on" position during it's priming phase prior to starting the engine....

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