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popping and grinding sound not starting
The problems sounds like you may have broken a cam or timing chain. I recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and check to see what is causing the grinding and not start with popping noise.
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2001 chevy 1500 trys to start in run postion
Hi Walter. Thanks for contacting us today. We're not quite clear as to the issue you're having with your Chevrolet. If the car is starting prior to turning the key forward to the starter position, then it's a fault with...
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Turn signals don't work right when I have headlights on but when there off everything works right
If the turn signals and headlights are both activated by the same column-mounted "combination switch" a possibility is there an internal fault with that switch. If the two circuits are not working off the same "combination switch", there is some...
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My S10 cranks but wont start.I have spark. New battery.Somedays it starts somedays it doesnt.Also leaves a gas smell.Help?
The shaking is likely a result of the motor not firing completely and starving for fuel. It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know,...
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Why Does My 1999 Chevy Blazer 4x4 Keep Overheating I Changed The Gas Manifold Intake And New Thermostat
If the smoking is a bit of a white or steam colored smoke, this may indicate a leaking or damaged cylinder head gasket. cylinders will generally cause a misfire and potentially compression leaks from one cylinder into another. Low compression...
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Only runs full throttle
Measure engine compression. Check intake vacuum to get an indirect indication of whether valves are sticking or not. Check base ignition timing and advance function and, finally, look at secondary firing patterns on an oscilloscope to determine if the issue...
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truck is having starting issues
If the symptom is tied to how you manipulate the key, there might be a problem with the ignition switch. To get this resolved, if you want the required diagnostic steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right...
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New transmission fluid and filter. Will go forward fine but won't go in reverse. Possible solenoid problem?
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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How to fix a locked brake
To fix something like this, the caliper (particularly the piston in the caliper bore) and sliding pins that connect to the brake torque plate should be carefully inspected. Those parts may be sticking. Also, the brake pads could be sticking...
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1992 S10 pickup 4.3ltr V6 misfires bad and continues to destroy distributor caps
Misfiring can be ignition or fuel related, not to mention the mechanical (engine condition) causes. If the air fuel ratio is off due to lean operation for example (vacuum leak, fuel pump failing, etc.) the engine may misfire. To distinguish...
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So, will it prevent the engine starting?
EGR valve issues can cause the engine not to start. It is also possible that the crankshaft position sensor can cause the vehicle not to start. I would recommend having these two sensors inspected by a qualified professional to determine...
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I had a flat and could only get a tire for the moment that is 265 70R17 however the other 3 are 265 70R16 my truck is 4 wheel driv
To avoid vehicle damage, the wheel/tire diameter on each end of each axle must be identical. If each end of an axle, running through a differential, turns at a different speed, due to varying wheel/tire diameters, that can cause excess...
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while driving my truck will randomly not allow me to accelerate past 1500 rpms in my 2000 chevy s10
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your cam or crankshaft position sensor. These types of symptoms can often occur when these sensors are faulty. I would recommend having your camshaft and crankshaft position sensors inspected...
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i have a 97 chevy 1500 and when i drive it will not shift from first ita a automatic should i replace a Solenoid for do i need to
The solenoid can be tested. Other possible causes of failure to shift out of 1st gear are low fluid level, faults in the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor, slipping band and so forth. If it is the original transmission,...
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I want to buy a car but it has a blown head gasket, is it worth it.
A rough estimate to replace head gaskets would be in the $2800 to $3200 range for parts and labor depending on damage and parts needed.
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My 85 El Camino 327 SB V6 is leaking alot of coolant. I pfill the radiator full of antifreeze everyday. It doesnt overheat though
Coolant leaks can be pinpointed by a mechanic via pressure testing. Some leak repairs can be quite mundane and thus low cost and so you might want to request a diagnostic and get this resolved. That will also save you...
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Can a camshaft position sensor make my SUV have the code p0300 multiple misfire?
If the camshaft position sensor waveform output is abnormal (as viewed on an automotive scope), that can cause misfiring but such must first be confirmed by actually testing the sensor especially as there are many, many causes of misfiring and,...
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Don't know a part on my 2001 chevy blazer?
The PCV valve (mounted through a grommet in the valve cover) connects to a plastic "stand-off" that is mounted to the intake manifold. That "stand-off" that you are referring to is a plastic connector and has no purpose other than...
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if I loosen the coupling that connecting the inner tie-rod and the outer tie-rod to the pitman arm while the steering wheel is los
Hi Derek. Thanks for contacting us today. Any time you remove or loosen suspension components, you risk having the suspension fall out of alignment. However, you should be ok, if you completed this step to align your steering wheel and...
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I replaced the master air flow sensor and throttle sensor on my 2001 Chevrolet, there no service light on, but cut off
Hi Sarah. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several things that can cause an engine to start then shut off quickly. Some of the most common items include a fuel system restriction (caused by either dirty components like fuel...

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