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My truck turns over but stops turning over by itself and won't start back up.
Hi there. Sounds like you have a starter motor that is failing. When the starter relay gets hot, it will overload the ignition circuit and shut off when cranking. Check the battery cables to the solenoid on the starter and...
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ABS and brake light is on
If the ABS warning light is on, that means that there are downloadable ABS diagnostic trouble codes, much like the codes you would download if you have a Check Engine Light diagnostic. The ABS trouble codes will give a general...
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Service air bag and air bag light came on after i pulled horn fuse and put back in
Hi there. This may have simply been a coincidence of occurring. The airbag system will illuminate the lights when it detects a fault in the system. As this system does have the capability of detonating the airbags, I cannot stress...
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Noise on the left front bottom of my truck like metal on metal sound. The truck don't lose no horse power.
Hi there. Check the suspension to see if anything has broken. Also, if the noise only occurs when going over bumps, then the suspension bushings could be dry and hard causing a loud rubbing noise. If the suspension is tight,...
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injectors only spray 3 times and quit.
Hi there. Check to see if the security system is active. The injectors will stop working if the security system is active. If so, then check there are some damaged wires to the passlock switch on the steering column. Remove...
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Sound coming from front suspension.
Hello: The issue you're describing may in fact be caused by metal-to-metal contact. Although this would be very rare for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado with less than 50,000 miles, excessive off road use can prematurely wear out suspension components, causing...
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Significant cloud of blue smoke from exhaust noticed when I had been coasting for a short time then hit the gas.
What you have described is normal oil consumption for a vehicle pushing 200,000 miles. It may be a little premature at 111,000 miles. Even so, this condition is fairly normal and manageable. I personally own a Toyota Avalon that used...
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Ignition won't go to start
Many times the ignition switch can fail causing the key not to be able to turn properly. It is possible that when your ignition system was last serviced that faulty parts may have been installed. I would recommend having your...
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pulling the motor need to know where to put the chain to the motor
Hello, you are going to need to remove the intake manifold. This will give you access and a connecting point at the cylinder heads to install bolts with chain. You will need mobility with the tripod set-up to managed...
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Coolant loss
Hello, the water pump gaskets can leak, with this mileage you would want to replace the coolant pump also. It would be best to have a certified mechanic look at the vehicle and determine exactly what is going on....
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Truck over heats while idling
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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Evap vent valve has oil coming from it.
Is the check engine light on for a problem with the evap system vent valve? The fuel tank may have been overfilled. The evap canister has charcoal inside and if the fuel was overfilled it may be coming out of...
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ABS, Rough shifting
Hello. The only speed sensor located in the rear of the vehicle will be located in the differential housing. This may be the sensor that requires attention. If our transmission is experiencing shifting problems in first gear, and your speedometer...
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The traction control is on.
Hi there: If the “Traction Control System (TCS)" Warning Indicator Light is on in the dashboard all the time; it's an indication that the TCS is not working correctly or has been shut off manually. The traction control system helps...
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hard to start,spits,sputters when you give it gas.once engine warms up symptoms gets better, but still cant give full pedal (bogs) 2002 GMC Sierra 1500
Hi - I would put a fuel pressure gauge on the system, checking for low pressure. This could be a low fuel pressure problem - due to a malfunctioning fuel pressure regulator, weak fuel pump or clogged fuel filter or...
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Gas tank implodes/ won't fill.
Your fuel tank is going into a vacuum when the engine is running. The vacuum condition is causing the fuel tank to collapse and the gas cap is supposed to let in fresh air from the outside to keep the...
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Loss of power once I hit 70-80 mph
Hi there. Check the fuel pump and make sure that its working. Check the fuel pressure on the fuel rail and see if there is a loss of pressure. Its common for the fuel pump in the Silverado 1500 models...
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Best brand for Lower front Ball joints highway driving
Hi there: For a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, one of the best aftermarket part manufacturers that makes a premium lower ball joint is MOOG. They are widely considered the pioneers on aftermarket GM components. In regards to replacing lower ball joints,...
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Heating/cooling system blowing cold/warm air when it should be warm/hot air
This suggests you may have a clogged heater core. As you know, the heater core circulates warm coolant through it that is used to blow the warm air into the cab via the blower motor. The other possibility may be...
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Squeaky front wheel?
Brake pads have a metal wear indicator. If the pad with the indicator has worn down to about 1 mm, the wear indicator will rub against the rotor, which makes noise alerting you to check the condition of the brake...

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