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Chevy Aveo Won’t Start- Oil Overfull- Engine Won’t Crank

I am assuming I messed up my lady’s Aveo when I way overfilled it with two gallons of 5w 30 oil. I know, I am a complete moron. I Started the car after over filling it and saw that oil was spitting out and engine was shaking so turned it off. Tried to start the car and only clicked. I drained the oil and put…

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2000 3.8 L Camaro trouble starting and runs rough

Hi I have a 2000 Chevy Camaro V6 3.8 L that will start at times but then dies after a few minutes. Got it started once and ran fine but when I was almost to where I was going it died with no warning just shut off still had power though. Replaced the fuel filter and I can hear the fuel pump kick on. Check…

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Chevy Traverse Hard Starting After Refueling

HAVE A 2015 CHEVY TRAVERSE WITH A V-6 3.6 LITRE ENGINE. IT IS HARD TO CRANK AFTER REFUELING. IF YOU LEAVE IT RUNNING WHILE REFUELING, IT WILL RUN ROUGH FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN LEVEL OUT. BEEN TO AN AUTO SHOP WITH NO RESULTS. HELP !! Answer: I assume when you say hard cranking, that the engine cranks but is hard to start? No…

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1998 z24 Cavalier, Stalling Issues

Question: I have a 1998 z24 Cavalier 2.4 Twin Cam, when im driving the road after about 20 mins it will stall out an die randomly. No back fire, no fuel smell, nothing. The gauges going crazy an it shuts off. Itll start back up after about an hour, but before it does it just trys turning over. Its not having any issue with loosing…

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Chevy Blazer Heater, Gauges and 4WD Drive Problems

Chevy Blazer. My heater won’t work but nothing’s leaking can u please help me. Answer: With the heat not working, I’ll have to assume you mean it just blows cold air instead of not blowing at all. If you have no heat, you probably have a restriction somewhere in the system, or a cooling system component not functioning properly. Corrosion and old coolant can clog…

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Engine Has No Oil Pressure To Lifters Or Rocker Arms

I am having problems with a 2009 Chevy GMC 8.1 engine. The rocker system is not oiling. What causes this and how can I fix it? Do you have an oil pressure gauge on the dash? Yes we hooked 1 up 50 pound of pressure idling. 50 PSI at idle is quite high on this motor hot. Are you hearing top engine ticking? Have you…

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Power Steering Fluid Contaminated With Engine Oil

Ok ..so not all my buddies are all that hip on actual GUY stuff!! I check my fluids, pressure, heater hoses, tires…blah blah. ”Everyday” (well morning). So I’m in a hurry and ask a buddy….. Please go check my oil. Add if needed! So out the door I go. And yes I have to check behind all! Boy am I glad I did! I look…

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Codes and Blower Speed Problem

I had my 2002 Chevrolet Malibu serviced at non-Gm transmission shop which scanned the computer for codes. They found P0741 & P0730 which are TCC clutch related. I had them test drive the car to make sure it was not an intermittent problem which could be repaired other than the recommended re-flash of the PCM their service department suggested. They said the transmission wasn’t going into overdrive, so they flashed the computer. We…

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Chevrolet Impala Emissions Leak And Brake Noise

Just had spark plugs, plug wires, thermostat, fan assembly and head gaskets replaced on my 2002 Chevy Impala . The check engine light came on and on and Autozone gave a readout of an air leak. He said it was probably something with the gas cap or fuel line. Please what else could it be? Answer: Well, there really is no code for “Air Leak”. By…

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2009 Chevy Impala Engine Light And Reduced Power

2009 Chevrolet Impala won’t seem to have any pick up says reduced engine power on dash. Have you noticed if the check engine light is on as well the ‘reduced engine power’ message on the driver information center? Yes it is on all the time but was on before I have this problem. Well you may have more than one problem, but we’ll start with…

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GMC Sierra A/C Clutch | Chevy Malibu Blows Warm Air

2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3 Vortec v-6. The clutch went out on my A/C unit. Do I have to replace the whole system or can I replace the clutch and bearing only? Will I have any freon leak when I remove the clutch and bearing? For now I have rerouted the serpentine belt to continue to use the truck. Answer: Depending on which type of air…

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Has No Brake Lights

2001 Chevy Impala  rear brake lights are not working.  I do have the 3rd brake lights. All of the bulbs are good. I bypassed stop light switch and have replaced turn signal switch. I have checked the connections and they seem ok. Could the four way flasher switch be bad ?? Turn signals do work fine. Answer: Did you check all the fuses? Just need to…

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How To Get Year End Model New Car Deals

Just a quick post to talk about all the year end new car deals. This is a really good time to buy a new car if you’re in the market! The best savings can usually be found from late August to late September at your new car dealer. Plus, with the economy the way it is, this is the time to wheel and deal! New…

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Has A Very High Idle

2002 Chevy Malibu w/3.4L idles @3,000 rpm. The TPS, PCV, fuel filter, fuel pump assembly, and charcoal canister was replaced after vacuum hoses were repaired. What else could cause this problem? Well really the only thing that will do that would be a bad throttle position sensor, or a major vacuum leak. A stuck open idle air control valve can cause this, but it would…

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