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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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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 2008 suburban tends to idol up when applying my break. What would cause it to do that?!?
Hi Mandy. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. An unusually high idle is typically caused by one of four things. First and most common is a problem with the idle control valve - which is a part of the fuel...
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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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My battery is new but when i turnover ignition no lights come on
If you just replaced the battery and still have no electrical power to anything on the vehicle I would first suggest you try and get a jump start to see if the battery you got is bad or low on...
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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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I have changed the thermostat and temperature sensor. Bled hoses. Wasn't overheating before now it is. PLEASE help. :(
With the thermostat installed, if the coolant temperature, as measured at the sensor in the engine head/block, is in the range of 195 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit, the car is not overheating. Coolant temperature can be read off of an...
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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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Shocks or struts
Hi Greg. Thanks for contacting us today. The basic rule of thumb is that shocks last about twice as long as struts. However, as a vehicle ages, the shocks take on more abuse. It's always best practices to replace the...
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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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