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  • 2000 Oldsmobile Intrique Won’t Crank When I Turn The Key Live Chat My 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue does nothing once I turn the key!? ProTech: Is the battery dead? No new battery, and I have power till I turn the key… A common problem with your car is the ignition switch. Power is not getting directed through the switch as it should. You can try tapping on the key or jiggling ...
  • Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Codes And Slipping Problems I have code dtc p1887 how do I fix it thanks. 2003 Chevy Malibu 3.1L. That code is for an problem inside the trans. The P1811 code is normally caused by a bad transmission pressure control solenoid. GM has released a technical service bulletin that outlines the cause of this problem and the fix. Or there ...
  • Chevy Silverado Engine Ticking Noise I’ve heard many complaints from customers, in person and online, about a ticking-type noise coming from the engine on their Chevrolet Silverado. Usually at start-up it is loudest, and this may even cause a misfire condition on a particular cylinder. The noise seems to be rotational, usually about half the speed of the crankshaft. Lately, ...
  • How To Test 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Dead Battery Draw I have a Chevy Tahoe 2005 4×2 and something keeps pulling battery down. I was told to hook a test light to negative side of and did it and pull all fuses one at a time and light stays on. Need help. ProTech: You were told the completely wrong way to check for a draw on the battery. ...
  • Starter Not Engaging The Flywheel My cars starter pinion is spinning inside the housing and not engaging with the flywheel. When the key is turned all that is heard is a whirring spinning sound of the pinion spinning. Just prior to this, there were a couple of select occasions (although not alot and quite randomly) where there was some grinding ...
  • Location of Coolant Bypass on Chevrolet Impala 3800 Were is the bypass hose on a 3800 V6. ProTech: Are you referring to the coolant bypass hose? Yes The 3800 does not really have a bypass hose. It is a small plastic 90 degree elbow. It is located in the upper intake manifold on the front of the engine. I was thinking that because i just replaced upper and ...
  • 4.3L Crate Motor Wont Start 1998 Chevy s10 new crate motor will turn over want start. Answer: There could be many many reason why a new crate motor will not start. Most common is that the installer forgot to plug something in, broke a sensor, broke a wiring harness or connector, blew one or more fuses or fusible links, etc. We ...
  • Battery Failure Causes In Cars and Trucks Here’s an interesting article on something that just happened to me and my family this past weekend. I get customers all the time wondering how an electronic component on their vehicle can just go out like a snap of the fingers. Well, this is exactly what happened to the battery in my wife’s car a ...
  • My 2001 Chevy Malibu 3.1L Is Overheating I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu. Bought it new. Very low maintenance car so far. Now my heat will only work if driven down the road or RPM’s raised. Replaced thermostat. No leaks any where. Heater core not clogged. Full of coolant. Does NOT overheat. What could it be? What size engine? How have you determined ...
  • 2011 Chevy Equinox Engine Light Recall Lately at the shop we’ve seen quite a few newer Chevrolet Equinox’s having some cold start up noise, which is usually accompanied by a hesitation upon acceleration. The new style 4-cylinder engine has two camshaft actuator solenoids that have been having problems. These solenoids are located in the valve cover and go down the intake and ...