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Question Asked: Compressor
August 06, 2015, 10:29 AM
AC Compressor went out and I got an estimate of $1000 to fix. Anyone else have experience in this?
Question Asked: Worthless car Alarm
July 01, 2014, 02:38 AM
What good is a car alarm if the thieves can turn it off? I had a window broken recently and the theives made off with a few minor things but I couldn't understand why I heard no alarm? Then I realized al they would have to do is unlock the door, open the door lock it again and then shut the door. Voila! alarm stops. They rumaged through the glove box that I can't lock because there is no lock on it. So many features that are suppose to bring "peace of mind" but fail bady.
Question Asked: Hate Truck
October 12, 2012, 04:16 AM
Front Brake Pads are bad after 17,000 miles.
Question Asked: Failed Radiator
August 22, 2012, 03:46 AM
Anyone heard of a radiator in a GMC Sonoma going bad after 50,000 miles?
Question Asked: Bulletin 06020 (replaced by 06020A)
August 11, 2012, 04:42 PM
Received a card in the mail saying there is suppose to be FREE repairs on tail gate cables. Three times my dealer has replace cables and all three times I was charged for work that was suppose to be free. Where can I find the form to get reimbursed for work performed? (Policy dated July 2006 on page 2 asks "Did I pay for the work?") My truck seems to be worse on this as the new cables have the plastic covering splitting already.
Question Asked: Seat belt failed to retract
July 26, 2012, 11:08 AM
The seat belt failed to retract back into door and I inadvertently shut the third door on it rendering the door stuck.
Question Asked: Do gas caps go bad?
March 15, 2012, 03:13 AM
I had a check engine light come on a year and half ago and the dealer charged $99 to diagnose and tell me the gas cap was bad. So I replaced cap. Again, Check engine light comes on, Dealer charges $99 to diagnose and then say it is a bad gas cap. For $100 couldn't I buy one of those stupid machines that would tell me what the code is? Next time I think I will just buy a new gas cap.
Question Asked: Door Adjustment
April 25, 2009, 08:36 AM
I took the truck in for the door adjustment. Was told the hinges were coming apart and needed fixing. The repair is done, there is no wind noise, but the door has to be slammed to be shut properly. I think the door needs to be re-adjusted or the locking mechanism with wear out.
Question Asked: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement
February 07, 2009, 05:08 AM
My dealer said the front wheel bearings need replacing. And he described the popping noise I would hear if the bearings were bad but I don't hear this noise. If the tires were taken off, would bad bearings be something I could immediately see?
Question Asked: Fuel Injection cleaning
February 07, 2009, 05:05 AM
My dealer recommended a fuel injection service because of possible carbon buildup. The truck seems to run fine now and I think they are just trying to sell stuff.
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Problem Reported: AC Blower Inop Due to Failed Resistor
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>The <span class="ct_glossary tooltip"><a id="ce_8277" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/heating-ac">HVAC</a> <a id="ce_78" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/heater-blower-motor">blower</a></span><a id="ce_78" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/heater-blower-motor"> motor</a> may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.</p>
Problem Reported: Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>A Loose or worn gas cap may cause <a class="ct_auto care advice tooltip" href="/symptoms/check-engine-light"><span class="ct_how_to tooltip">Check Engine Light</span></a> to illuminate.</p>
Problem Reported: Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p>The <a class="ct_encyclopedia tooltip" href="/drive-belt-tensioner"><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">serpentine belt</span> tensioner</a> can fail; it may become noisy and/or the belt may jump off. Replacement of the failed tensioner will be necessary.</p>
Problem Reported: Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM
<p>A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing <a id="ce_5599" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/door-window-motor">power window motor</a>. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.</p>
Car Review: 2002 GMC Sonoma
February 07, 2009, 04:51 AM
A door pin was replaced and then the third door was readjusted and wind noise is gone. Have problems with seat belt on occasion not retracking properly. Still get antifreeze smell on certain dial settings. The truck has developed wind noise on the drivers side door upper right. Had trouble keeping the antenna screwed on but I think the dealer took care of that. Tried E-85 fuel but truck ran terrible and it sucked up the e-85 like it was nothing. Get much better power from gasoline. Don't particularly like the double door as the doors tends to move when traveling over the cities's bumpy roads. I get an anifreeze smell when heater is on max setting in about 7 minutes but if I turn the setting down there is no smell.
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