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My water pump went out, I drove the car about 10 more miles before stopping, did I create additional engine damage?
Hi there! Yes, that is definitely enough time to do catastrophic damage and seize the engine. With your water pump going out and no coolant circulating through the engine, there is tremendous heat being generated and stored, and with heat...
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Do I need to change my pulleys?
Anytime a pulley for a serpentine, power steering, or drive belt begins to show signs of wear, it's common for other pulleys to also wear out soon. If you drive your vehicle from Wisconsin to Florida, I recommend replacing all...
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My new battery is draining, and I have tested the alternator and it is good. What can it be?
It sounds like you have a parasitic draw. This is when a system in your vehicle remains powered up while the engine is not running. This will cause the battery voltage to drop and eventually cause a no start condition....
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Car is idling up and down while either parked or when driving.
Hi there. I believe O'reilly's sold you an IAC (idle air control valve) from the description you have given. OEM is the acronym for original equipment manufacturer. Seems odd that it was only fixed for a couple of hours. Sometimes...
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shifts very hard from 1st to 2nd gear
This is very common when the transmission is due for a fluid change or if it is low on fluid. I would start with this as it is most common and the easiest fix. If this does not solve the...
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What else can leak coolant? The leak is away from the radiator as well.
A coolant leak can come from leaking hoses, a bad head gasket, an intake gasket, or a number of possible locations. This means that a mechanic would need to identify specifically where the leak is coming from first before making...
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I have a 02 chevy trailblazer I went to step on the gas pedal and all it did was revved up but no go I pulled over and it died I t
This may be caused by many things such as low fuel pressure, a bad mass air flow sensor or a faulty idle air control valve. Low fuel pressure can cause an engine to starve for fuel due to irregular fuel...
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Where is the grinding noise coming from?
Hello. If this only occurs in one direction, then I usually check inside of the fender well for shinny spots. If there are any shinny areas, that would mean that there is something rubbing, such as the tire rubbing. If...
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Battery is not charging properly
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. The alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the...
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I just had my oil changed so why is my guage reading low oil pressure 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Hello - the "low oil pressure after an oil change" behavior is usually caused by a stuck oil pressure regulator. The oil change process drains the oil passages in the pressure regulator. Refilling and restarting the engine causes a surge...
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My radiator is full and my overfill is full yet my car still is overheating.
Hi there. First check the reservoir cap and make sure that it can hold the pressure that it says on it. If the cap can hold the pressure, then either the water pump is not working or the engine has...
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How much will it cost for a right front axle disconnect repair on a 2005 trailblazer v6 ls ext 4x4.
Hi. Although the vibration and oil leaking might be one in the same in regards to the component causing your issues, it might be a good idea to have a professional mechanic complete a car is vibrating inspection first, as...
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If I put my car in drive and push on the gas it wont shift to second unless I let off the gas. If I drive it in overdrive it shift
Hello, the concern you have I strongly advise not to drive. The issue needs to be addressed, the vehicle will become inoperable. The automatic transmission has 3 systems; electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical. What describe could be an internal mechanical failure...
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I was recently in a car accident that damaged my passenger side, my bumper is off, fender is dented, and axle is broken. do you
The worth of a vehicle can be subjective. Something might be worth it to you, but not to me, for example. Start off by getting an estimate for the repairs. Ask whoever does the estimate to price it with used...
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4WD transfer case issue
Hi there. It seems like what happened was, when putting the vehicle in 4WD low and driving at a high speed on pavement this could have caused the front axle to burn up. This is because the front differential has...
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The key at half cranked lights on but when try turn over all power goes out.
Hello, you are dealing with an electrical issue. I assume you replaced the battery (shiny new voltage box) and still have the concern. What needs to be done is to view the voltage output from the ignition switch. This...
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What size fuse do i need for my wipers
Replace it with a 20 amp fuse.
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Service engine light
The service engine light or check engine light coming on in cooler temperature could be you gas cap seal but you would need to have the computer scanned first to see if you have codes in memory of the computer...
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My heat doesn't work in the rear of my vehicle.
The first thing to do is to check the two heater lines under rear of truck to see if both lines are hot when engine is warmed up. If they are both hot to the touch then you most likely...
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need to change front wheel upper arm bussing/ what tolls do i need to use
Hi there: It's probably a good idea for you to purchase a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer repair manual. In this book, they will outline the steps needed to make major repairs such as replacing the upper control arm bushings; including which...

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