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Engine swap
If your vehicle is equipped with a 6L90 transmission, the engine may bolt up to it, but you may have trouble getting the smaller engine to mount in the vehicle correctly and you will have to see how you will...
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Engine Swap - 2009 Pontiac G8 GT
The 6.0L engine from the 2008 or the 2009 model year G8 will interchange (match: VIN Y, 8th digit, opt L76). To obtain this engine, simply search at Car-Part.com and you will find an exact match for your car (there...
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I've already purchased pads which are Full Ceramic, considering purchase of the Rotors also which would be upgraded to drilled.
The only replacement parts that have actually been tested and approved for use on your vehicle are the OEM (dealer supplied) parts. Aftermarket parts, in almost all cases, are not the preferred option. Regarding alternative brake parts or alternative designs...
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How do I know if the battery cable has corrosion it?
The seriousness of corrosion on a terminal or connection is usually just determined by visual inspection. You can perform a voltage drop test (and in your circumstance will have to) to determine the ultimate "condition" of a circuit, whether you...
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Why would I have to turn the key twice to start my 2005 Cadillac Escalade
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause a delayed start on this vehicle, but most of the time the issue is caused by a fuel system issue. It is caused by fuel pressure bleeding off when the...
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Automatic Light switch refuses to dim lights although I replaced it with new unit
Ken: If by "dim" you mean "turn off", there is a light sensor in the circuit which, if malfunctioning, would cause the problem you are describing. If the light sensor is not the issue, obviously the circuit is powered when...
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Can I put a natural gas motor into a normal truck?
Hi there. CNG powered engines would require multiple system upgrades and changes ranging from the fuel cell, fuel line plumbing and electrical system upgrades. It would probably be more work that beneficial to attempt this type of swap.
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Im unsure what service tire monitor means and service ride control on my 2004 cadallic escalate
Hi there. Typically these messages will display together when there is an error detected from the wheel speed sensor or the tire pressure sensor. It would be a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your location and...
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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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2006 Pontiac GTO - Trouble codes P0300 and P0496. Feels like misfire and/or out of fuel
Hi There, Code P0496 relates to the EVAP system, specifically indicating that the system has detected more flow than normal during a non-purge condition. This means that the system may be trying to purge excess pressure or fumes form the...
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no heat coming out of heater
Hello, thank you for writing in. Check the radiator hoses as well, and make sure both are warm if not hot. If the engine itself is running too cold, by the time the coolant gets to the heater core it...
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if my transmission fluid was filled a quart over could this cause my reduced engine power light to come on?
Hi there. Usually the reduced power light is caused by an engine component failure, like the throttle body, TPS or bad O2 sensors. It is very possible that the additional transmission fluid has created a trouble code that might have...
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My starter clicks but won't turn over.
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is...
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Reduced engine power.
Check the wiring to the throttle pedal position sensor on the gas pedal and see if there is a loose or broken wire in the pig tail. Fix any wires that are coming apart and wrap up the wiring with...
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2004 chevy silverado 2500hd dies when put in gear after the engine warms up
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, there are a large number of components that can contribute to this issue. The first thing you will want to do, regardless of a check engine light being present or not, is to...
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My seatbelt chime won't go off when my seatbelt isn't on
Hi there. This is one of those problems that is either easily solved or impossible to locate. In most cases, the warning chime function is linked in conjunction with the warning light itself. So, when the seat belt lamp illuminates,...
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My seatbelt chime wont work
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will have a sensor under or in the seat that detects when someone is sitting in it. This sensor controls the air bags and the seat belt sensors. The sensor may have...
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whining noise front of engine, EVAP and temperature control
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first two symptoms may be related. Finding a leak in the EVAP system will take some time and focus. If the noise goes away after fixing the leak, then we know we can...
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2005 GMC with Denali transmission grinding in all gears including neutral. It will not accelerate and also doesn't have park.
Hi there. Your transmission is slipping all of the gears inside and may be due to a broken stator clutch and a broken torque converter. A torque converter that has failed will cause a grinding noise if the stator breaks...
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Reduced engine power light
Hi There, The reduced engine power light may come on for many different reasons when the transmission or the engine encounters a serious problem. The reduced engine power mode is a safety feature to ensure that additional damage is not...

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