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2011 Chevrolet Equinox shutting off when running

Car stalls when running. Does it several times or goes for a while and not at all.

Oil leak

I just changed the valve cover and gaskets on my 2014 Chevy Cruze. It’s still leaking oil. Now what?


what are the codes that you are getting?

2001 chevy impala wont go over 35 mph

Okay so about 6 months ago we purchased a 2001 chevy impala that had been sitting for a couple years. They did not know what was wrong with it so we got it cheap but the problem is we have never been able to get it to go above 35-40 mph. The security light is on, on the dash we have tried a couple different things that we have found online to reset it but cannot seem to get it out of what ever funk it is in. It starts and runs but it wont shift out of 1st and 2nd gear. Is this a transmission problem or is there something we can do to fix it? That Is cheap and easy? It does have a recall on a part of the car and needs to be serviced would this have anything to do with that? Please HELP any information you can give us is much appreciated as we are on a fixed income at this time and have two babies.

2006 Chevy Impala won't start

Chipped key for the car will not start the car anti-theft indicator off check engine light airbag lights on not flashing when attempted to start you get one click there's power to the radio windows and headlights the power to the battery reads like 13 right now we unplug the battery doing the 30-minute wait and seeing if it resets the CPU to see if the car will start story is I locked my vehicle went into 7-Eleven I came out use the key to unlock my door guardian we just started one click cars doing nothing else I look over to the right my passenger door is unlocked I believe somebody attempted to steal my vehicle and the anti-theft was engaged and yet there's no indicator on the dashboard there's nothing wrong with the key I've had this car for a year I also I forgot I also tried to jump start it and that didn't work either

Re: 06 HHR Hard shift from park Into drive or reverse

is your check engine light on?

Re: 2006 equinox rocker arm specs in ft pounds

tighten the rocker arm bolts to 24 lb ft (32 N.m)

Re: Installing new cylinder heads on 2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4 Vin code E. Are they just bolt down and go?

the torque specs have a revision. the revision says to replace with new head bolts. (common becuase the bolts are torque to yield) Torque the new head bolts to 60 Nm (44 ftlb) Once they are all torqued to spec, using a torque angle meter, rotate the bolts an additional 95 degrees.

since you are asking about torque specs I thought I might mention that the intake and exhaust push rods are different lengths. Make sure you put them in the correct order or you could damage the engine you put so much work into.

For pushrod locations and specs. see this link...

Car dies when put in gear

When I start my 2015 chevy malibu and put in gear it dies. And battery is drained.

2007 trailblazer low beams not working fuses ck ok

2007 trailblazer SS day time lights & low beam not working checked & replaced bulbs ,fuses ok ? still no high beams lights work turn signals work is tere a relay some were bad !

Re: van

If you have a no crank and no lights verify that you have battery voltage ay the battery terminals. If you have 12.5 volts at the two posts of the battery then you need to track down the open circuit. Could be the negative or the positive side.

If the battery is dead then charge the battery and look for a draw on the battery. Something is draining the battery down.

Camaro 1994 3.4 24x sensor

Hello, i have 1994 camaro v6. It starts and then after couple or more seconds (or if i press gas pedal) shuts off. Obd1 diagnostic shows 36 code for 24x crank sensor. I tried to test it with multimeter and it will not show any signs of life. All wires are good, sensor gets 12v ground and signal wire to pcm is okay also. I changed pcm and nothing changed. Changed crank sensor and nothing. Then i tried to put a3144 hall efect sensor but still no change. If you have any clue whats wrong please help!

Re: Head gasket??????

if it looks like a pressure hose that's leaking what does it go to on each end? Can you see oil squirting out? Does it just have oil on the hose and it's dripping off the hose?

If the leak is coming from a hose what makes you think of a head gasket problem?

Re: Serpentine belt

make, model and engine size would be needed to view the belt routing.

I have replaced some serpentine belts to bypass the AC compressor when the compressor went bad and they didn't want to fix it but needed to drive the car but Never tried to bypass the power steering before. Why would you want to not have power steering?

Most power steering vehicles (that the power steering isn't working) are harder to drive than manual steering cars.

Newer cars tie in the braking to the steering system. Traction control will activate during normal driving and cornering. Power steering not working may affect handling more than just steering.

Re: 2000 malibu camshaft position sensor location

Here is a picture of the engine

Vacuum Hose Location

[image][/image]There are two openings under the throttle body plate for hoses don't know which one goes where what hose comes in the firewall one comes from the water pump is which one goes on the left which one goes in the right or does it matter

Re: ABS code c1233 impala

C1233 is set when the brake computer sees that the right front speed sensor is open or shorted. If you have the scanner that you read the code with, can it graph the sensors? What would be good is if you can graph the wheel speed sensors and see what data they show. Most likely, you won't have any right front signal. It could be a bad wheel bearing. (sensor is built into the bearing) It could be a break in the wheel speed sensor wiring. It's not uncommon for the harness that goes to the sensor to break where it is always bending when the vehicle goes over bumps and when turning.

If you see that you have no sensor signal for the R/F sensor, I would jack up the front of the car and unplug the wheel speed sensor wiring and use a volt meter in the sensor. Connect to the two prongs that go to the sensor and turn the wheel hub. you should see the rotation by spikes in voltage. The faster you turn the more you see the meter move. Check the right and left side. see if they both look the same when you turn them. If the left side looks normal (it should since you don't have a code for the left) does it look like the right side? If you don't have a signal from the right side then you probably need to replace the wheel bearing. If you replace the bearing I would go ahead and replace the wire harness for that sensor too. Since your there anyways.

If the right sensor looks good and matches the left side when you turn the hub, then plug the sensors back in and look at the scanner while the hub turns. Does it match what you saw when you measured the sensors? If you don't get the same signal at the computer that you got at the sensor then most likely you have a broken wire in the wire harness. The harness that connects to the wheel speed sensor is a wire that plugs into the sensor just goes from the sensor to the main harness. It doesn't go all the way to the computer. So it's not too bad to change. Just make sure that you run it the exact same as the old one comes out. This way it won't rub or chafe in other components.

Jacking up the vehicle: make sure the parking brake is on. Make sure you have safe jack stands under the vehicle. Be safe. Do not test the sensors with the engine running. Testing at the sensors is with the engine off key off. Testing the signal to the computer is with the key on and the engine off.

let me know what you find out.

2005 Impala dash lights

05' Impala LS 3800 vin K. TRAC and ABS lights are on. What is the best way to encounter this problem?

Chevy Lumina Coolant leak

My 98 Chevy Lumina 3.1 L is leaking coolant tour the firewall area. What is a possible cause other than the intake gasket

Ignitionswitch replaced passlock bypass needed

Need to bypass passlock

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Re: Monte Carlo SS Knocking Overheated

the overheat tabs for gasoline motors usually melt at 260 degrees F.They don't come on new factory motors but many rebuilders and/or used motor sellers will install them to protect themselves against warranty claims. Most companies put at least 4 tabs on a motor. on the head and on the side of the block. They should look like a small button glued to the motor.

Won't run after warm up but fires

2000 GM 3800 starts normally when cold but sputters and dies after warm up. Will fire but not run again until cool. I've read many posts about this but no solution. I promise to post my solution when I get it figured out, with some help. : )

When warmed up, not starting: Fuel 48psi, spark jumps 35mm gap at end of all plug wires. Cam pulses once per 2 crank revolutions and crank 3/18 pulses are normal 5v also(rotating by hand while probing ICM connector, injectors unplugged). DTC is random misfire. ECT, IAT, TPS, MAF, MAP read normal values. Unplugging MAF makes no change.

When hot it will start and run if reved up while cranking but misfires and will die if rpm gets to low.

From what I have read a bad crank sensor usually causes no spark when it heats up. After the car warms up a bit then died I get pulses from it and spark. Does it seem like the ICM? Or maybe CPU? Thanks!

06 Equinox - Window Rattles at 70 MPH

Driver window rattles at frequency that almost sounds like a whistle at 65-70 MPH.....worse if wind is blowing. If I apply LOTS of pressure in one specific location I can stop it, but I cannot stuff a towel or anything between window and weatherstrip tight enough to stop it........cannot figure out what is doing this. Any ideas?


Brake pads/rotors: will shop install my parts?

I need my brake pads replaced and my rotors either resurfaced or replaced. I am getting quotes from the usual places like Midas, Meineke, etc. . The part prices they quote seem really high. I can get the same parts elsewhere for much lower. But I definitely cannot install the rotors myself. Will these shops install parts that I bring in and charge for labur only? If these shops don't, will local private auto repair shops do that?

Most of the time when I go to car service places, I feel ripped off because they seem to oversell things that I cannot do much about because the car is already opened up and they insist that the additional stuff must be done or bad things will happen. So what is the best cost-effective way to go about this?

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