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Chevy Trailblazer Heat Core Replacement Procedure Pictures

This week I had the pleasure, or should I say displeasure of replacing the heater core on a Chevrolet Trailblazer. This is not the older body style Chevy S-10 Blazer, but the newer body Trailblazer. The customer’s complaint was the usual of the windshield and side windows get fogged up when the heater or the…

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Saturn Vue Engine Light – SL2 Problems

Hey guys, I’m trying to replace the thermal sensor on my VUE 2009 responsible for the ambient temperature. On the dashboard it’s always stuck at 181 degrees. I read somewhere it’s behind the grill. Does anyone have any idea? Thanks for the help guys. Mechanic JK: Yes. The outside temperature sensor is located behind the…

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How To Replace Water Pump On 2000 Cadillac Sedan Deville

I need help removing the water pump pulley on my 2000 Cadillac Sedan Deville. The pulley seems to have seized and damaged the pulley tensioner. Protech: Which engine do you have in your Cadillac? The Nothstar V8. The water pump requires a special tool to remove. I am aware of the special tool for the…

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2000 Chevy Venture Van Doors Won’t Unlock

I have 2000 Venture LS with 3400. I am starting to have problems with both rear doors (1 powered and 1 not), the doors will not unlock even manually. Locks seem to be jammed. Then they will work for no apparent reason. I hear clicking but no movement of locks when they stick. The power…

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1996 GMC Sierra Air Compressor Clicking

Why does my air conditioner compressor engage and click loudly when heater is on. ProTech: The A/C compressor will run when you have the heater on defrost to take the moisture out of the air in your car. If it did not run, you would have water running down the inside of your windshield. This…

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2005 Chevy Impala Drivers Door Won’t Open

I have a 2005 Impala four door. I have to pull down on the drivers door to open it. Can you tell me how to adjust it? I have loosen the hinge bolts and tried to pull it down but it did not work. Protech: Hello Alan. Has the car been in any kind of…

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Replace 2000 Chevy Impala Serpentine Belt

Having trouble replacing the serpentine belt on my 2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L. I’ve got the right belt, I understand the whole tensioner thing, but the belt seems too big (though it’s the same size as the one that came off. ProTech Ok, you most likely have it routed incorrectly, which is why it there is…

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1997 Chevy S-10 Keeps Blowing Ignition Fuse

Have a 1997 Chevy s10 p/u that keeps blowing #10 fuse. Key in on position its OK, but as soon as turn key to start it blows fuse ProTech: Do you know what circuits are on the fuse? Says its the fuse for the ignition #10 fuse Do you have any aftermarket equipment on the…

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Pontiac Grand Prix Knocking Noise- Will Not Crank Over

Yes, I have a 2005 Grand Prix and every time it shifts it makes a slight knocking noise. Shifts sorry. That’s OK, something like that could be a bad motor or transmission mount. Or, possibly something inside the transmission. Does it do it every up-shift in every gear? No just once OK, so is it…

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2002 Chevy Impala Ignition Replaced But Still Won’t Start

I have a 2002 Chevy Impala and had the ignition replaced and still having problem with starting, security light still comes on. Ok, what exactly did you have replaced? The ignition switch. Alright, the switch itself has nothing to do with the security light coming on. You most likely need a new ignition cylinder and…

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Chevy Lumina Hard To Shift Gears

I have a 1997 Chevy Lumina. Last couple days I was having trouble shifting into gear – park to neutal to drive. Very hard to pull. I took the car to several mechanics who said it was the transmission – cable. So, I had it replaced, mechanic said the old cable was locked up causing…

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2003 Buick Century ABS and Low Trac Lights On Dash

I have a 2003 Buick Century and there are several warning lights that come on at different times when I am driving. the low track light, the abs light, and etc. These lights are all yellow-orange in color not red. I have checked the car several times myself and have had it checked by mechanics…

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