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Something is draining battery. When I turn air conditioner on, the battery level drops. So could this be the culprit.
It sounds like you may have a bad alternator or voltage regulator that is not properly allowing the battery to charge or maintaining the charge. Turning on the AC puts an additional load on the entire system resulting in the...
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Grinding coming from tail shaft area of transmission while releasing the gas pedal traveling 25 miles per hour
Hi there. The grinding sound may be coming from a rear output shaft. In most cases, the transmission yoke or output shaft will wear out over time, or when the inner seal has broken. The grinding is typically due to...
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02 suburban sercurity light and battery light on while driving
There is a loose and intermittent connection but the question of course is "where". Occasionally, running the vehicle with a real time scanner attached, looking at charging system output, will yield the necessary clues. On your particular issue, sometimes the...
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My dashboard in a 2002 suburban is not working
Hi There, This may be related to a short, a faulty gauge cluster or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not...
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The steering wheel of suburban wont turn at all but car still starts, what's the problem?
Hi There, It sounds like your steering lock may be engaged inadvertently causing your steering wheel to lock unintentionally. You may also have a damaged steering shaft that could be hung up causing it to not allow the steering wheel...
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LIfter Trouble
Hi there. The valve lifters are components within the cylinder heads that help to open and close intake and exhaust valves. In order to replace the valve lifters on the engine it requires removing the intake manifold and cylinder heads...
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Code P0011 problems
Hi there. P0011 is the OBD-II generic code indicating the engine control module (ECM) has determined that the bank 1 intake camshaft is more advanced than what the ECM has commanded it be. This over-advanced condition could be during advancing...
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I have a 07 suburban ltz with 150, miles the fuel pump isn't cycling and takes a long time to strt how I check fuel mod wire color
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuel pump module is protected by a relay, so you are correct in wanting to check the power supply to the unit before replacing it. It should be a full 12 volts. The...
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My transmission makes a clicking sound when get on the gas what could this be?
Hi there. Usually a transmission does not make a clicking sound. In most cases, when a car is in gear and you hear a clicking sound that increases as the vehicle speed increases, it could be caused by an axle,...
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I changed my starter an battery an wen I go to start the truck the fuse keep popping
I sounds like you may have a short or potentially a bad starter relay. The problem should be one of 3 things. 1. Intermittent short in the red wire to the relay or in the brown wire to the starter...
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Just broke oil filler neck on 04 suburban, if the cap fits with out the neck is that Ok? Is there a purpose to the filler neck?
The filler neck is an extension so you can pour in oil without a funnel. if the cap will now fit and seal on lower portion or velve cover then you should be okay and jut use a funnel to...
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Labor cost to replace rear blower motor 2002 Chevy Suburban 5.3 L engine
Hi Derek. Depending on the vehicle, a blower motor replacement for the heating and AC system can range from $150 to $400 in most cases - for labor. If you'd like to get an estimate to have this service completed...
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White smoke ticking not overheating
If you have white smoke out of the exhaust and are not getting low on coolant then you may have a cylinder that is low on compression or not firing. Have the misfiring cylinder compression checked on that side of...
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Ac trouble
High and low side pressures should be measured (and compared against spec) while you operate the system to determine if there is a blockage. If pressures are normal, but the compressor clutch is disengaging during these "no cooling" episodes, this...
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truck feels as though it is missing/hesitation at 45 mph and at take off
Hi Nikki. The first thing I'd recommend is resolving that battery ground wire issue to ensure it's solid and you don't have to wiggle it for it to work. Second, in regards to the hesitation problem around 45 mph, that's...
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Brake fluid does not go to the rear breaks. Is it the ABS system or a brake sensor?
Hi Andres. Thanks for writing in today. Generally speaking, the ABS sensors and module are designed to collect data from wheels, suspension, transmission and other components, then send a signal to mechanical components, like the master cylinder and calipers to...
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Error code p2544
Code P2544 relates to a faulty signal input from the powertrain control module, specifically the 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...
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Post Overheating- car turns but dies soon after
Overheating has the potential to cause head gasket leaks and valve and piston damage. You should measure cylinder compression to rule out low compression as a cause of the immediate stalling. If cylinder compression is normal, it is possible that...

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