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  • 2002 Oldsmobile Alero Marker Lamps Stay On I need help with LED bulbs on my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. ProTech: Yes, go ahead. What make and model vehicle do you have? Was this from some sort of conversion kit with instructions? 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. They were the correct size and voltage and there was no conversion. I installed new led blinkers in front and back and they stay ...
  • 2005 Trailblazer Transmission problems I recently had my four wheel checked cause it will not transfer in to 4 hi. But, it will transfer in to 4 lo Only for a little bit though then it turns off? The mechanic could not diagnose this as he said that the problem is somewhere between the modulator under the dash and ...
  • Burning Coolant Smell On 2001 Ford F-150 After Repairs Had a coolant leak, got it fixed by a mechanic almost a week ago . I still get steam, and odor. I took it back they checked the pressure again and it checked okay. Is it normal for this to happen this long after. The mechanic said the leak was pretty bad, and there may ...
  • Knock In 2002 Chevy Malibu Engine Why would a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu with a 3100 knock through the intake only when opening the throttle body. Protech: Hello, is the sound like an engine knock or valve train noise? .Or more like a backfire. Like metal hitting the inside of intake but only when giving it gas. its not a ping or backfire. OK, that is ...
  • Oldsmobile PCV Full Of Oil After Intake Gaskets Replaced Is a wet and oily PCV valve & housing internally a normal condition on the 3800 V6 or is there something wrong? I just replaced intake manifold gaskets along w/ new upper intake plenum (includes new PCV valve + housing), on 1997 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8, due to gasket failure & coolant in cylinders / crankcase. ...
  • 3.1L and 3.4L Engine Push Rod Locations I dropped the box with the push rods. Now they are mixed. I know that they are different lengths. What is the order? Attached is a picture of the front cylinder head (2,4,6). Thanks for your time. 3400 pushrod locations 3100 pushrod locations
  • Bad Fuel Pumps Cause Vehicle To Not Start Lately, we’ve have quite a few vehicles come through the shop with fuel pumps that have failed. This seems to go in cycles, where we see a lot of one particular thing coming in all the time and this time of year seems to be fuel pump problems. The colder weather can have a lot ...
  • Chevy Impala Engine Overheating- Common Causes And Repair I had this job about a week ago and thought it would make a good article. I’ve done many head gaskets over the years, and it becomes kind of a no brainer for me, but this is a common problem on the V6 engines so it deserves some recognition. The main problem on these engines ...
  • Can’t Shift Into Gear on My 2000 Dodge Truck I have a 2000 Dodge 2500 Cummins Diesel and its been sitting for awhile. it got moved about thirty yards away but anyway now it wont shift into any gears. it feels like the lever is just sliding up and down Protech: Hello, how did it get moved? Did you drive it? No it was in a park n ...
  • Ford f150 power loss at half throttle Ive got a 1995 Ford F-150 4×4 with the 302 5 speed. All started with a few bucks when it was cold and the check engine light would come on then go off. Now the check engine light is steady on and it works ok at half throttle. But anymore than that it looses power completely. ...

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