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Question Asked: Brake lights are not working.
March 23, 2012, 06:33 AM
Bulbs and fuses are good. Jumped brake switch. Lights still will not come on.
Question Asked: Intermittent Hesitation While Driving
February 25, 2012, 07:12 AM
3.8 6cyl. Had this problem recently. To the point car stalled on road. Restarted and off I went. Said replace gas cap. Computer said change MAF sensor. That was done. Error code went away. Car does not stall, but has a rough or intermittent hesitation. Mechanic said change coil packs. Changed all. No difference, I am out another $100.00 . OK, still hesitates. Mechanic says change harmonic balancer? Sounds expensive. Only fuel used has been Chevron. Filters are all new. In order of least expensive parts to most expensive procedure what do we do next? No error codes are indicated. Thanks
Question Asked: Occasional Strong Gas Smell
January 10, 2011, 05:39 AM
The strong gas smell is occasional. This started about two years ago. The dealer could not find a thing when I reported it at the time of a service. At times I park the car and the area in front of engine has a strong smell of gas. Sometimes I can be driving and smell it through the vents. It can be very strong. At one friend's suggestion, I replaced the gas cap which did not make a difference. My fuel gauge's accuracy is unreliable at times. I can live with the fuel gauge inaccuracy, but the gas fumes may kill me. What do I replace next and next again?
Question Asked: Fuel Pressure Regulator
November 28, 2010, 08:10 AM
Based on what I read on this site I need to buy a fuel pressure regulator to get rid of the occasional strong fuel smell coming through the vents and detectable outside the car near the hood. Do I need a seal kit with that from Delco or is that for something else? I assume this is a very straightforward diconnect and connect procedure, right?
Question Asked: Code says Lft front Wheel Sensor is Malfunctioning
November 26, 2010, 03:06 PM
Can this be cleaned? Do I need to order an entire new wheel hub assembly or is this an easy component to change? What is the est. cost if the dealership or non dealership mechanic does the job? Thanks
Question Answered: pumping fuel in gas tank
May 14, 2011, 08:53 AM
Also check the fuel pressure harness attached to the fuel pressure regulator. High mileage cars may have a deteriorated line or rubber that will cause the same check gas cap message. GM part # 2450-6640.
Question Answered: Power Steering Fluid
November 26, 2010, 03:17 PM
Look at your manual. It is near the firewall and is difficult to see. Get a strong flashlight and and long funnel to do the job. This one is best done by the shop.
Problem Reported: Fuel Level Sensor Failure
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete <a id="ce_77" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/fuel-pump">fuel pump</a> module replaced on high mileage vehicles.</p>
Problem Reported: Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.&nbsp; Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.</p>
Problem Reported: Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid Failure May Cause Erratic Shifting
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>The <a id="ce_155" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/automatic-transaxle">transmission</a> pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.</p>
Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Engine Oil
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>The <a id="ce_5616" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/intake-manifold-gasket">intake manifold gasket</a> can develop external engine oil or coolant leaks. In some cases the failed gasket will leak coolant internally. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.</p>
Problem Reported: Heating and AC Temperature and Air Delivery Mode Door Actuators May Fail
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>One or more heater &amp; AC <a id="ce_8277" class="ct_info tooltip" href="/heating-ac">(HVAC)</a> air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.</p>
Problem Reported: Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>Illumination of the <a class="ct_auto care advice tooltip" href="/understanding-the-check-engine-light"><span class="ct_how_to tooltip">Check Engine Light</span></a> may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.</p>
Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gaskets Can Develop Engine Oil Leaks
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM
<p>The <a id="ce_5616" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/intake-manifold-gasket">intake manifold gasket</a> can develop external <a id="ce_59" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/engine-oil">engine oil</a> leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">gaskets</span> replaced to correct this issue.</p>
Problem Reported: Front Struts May Wear at 75,000 Miles
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM
<p>The <a id="ce_112" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/front-suspension-strut">front struts</a> may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.</p>
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