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The compressor is a considerable load on your engine. In order to stop the engine from bogging the A/C usually has a way of raising the idle by letting more air past the throttle body. This function is where I think your problem lies. This can be a separate solenoid specific to the A/C system with a (fairly hefty) vacuum line to both before and after the ...
I'd get a multimeter and check though the circuit - as Brian says the point at which the current is switched is a common failure point - either in the switch or the relay if one is fitted. I've never heard of a body modulator and can't see how one would be fitted in a headlamp circuit!
If you can get a copy of the electrical diagrams, you can trace them through and start testing each piece involved in the circuit. I had a similar problem with a Mitsubishi once, and it ended up being a bad headlight stalk... The low beam portion had failed somehow without impairing the high beam or parking light functions!
Too lean = too little fuel. I would probably try the fuel injector cleaning (Techron or comparable product) first and see if that clears up the issue. Next try swapping the fuel filter since this is usually a pretty simple/inexpensive repair. (Sorry, can't comment with current reputation)
I also have a AWD Trailblazer, and low diff oil can cause uneven gear wear (mine is perennially low because I have a leaking diff seal which the dealer can't get out). As the oil heats up, the vibration can become more prominent because the thick oil is no longer damping the vibration. You may also want to check that your wheels are balanced. You might ...
Second-guessing the root cause is not necessary. If you have access to an OBDII reader (roadside mechanics usually do nowadays), you can hook it up to the OBDII port and get a clear indication of what sensor is generating the warning. I faced something similar recently and learnt that my oil pressure switch needed replacement.
There is a relay in the fuse box under the hood on the driver's side. On a 2004, it's #46 and labeled 'HDM Relay'. YMMV. You can swap it with a known good relay (same type from the box for something you know is working). #45 should be the same (on a 2004 at least) and should be the engine fan clutch. If the headlights work after the swap, swap them back ...
I found some information that indicates that a dirty ground connection on the motor could be causing the issue. That, or the control board is shot. You might want to clean off the ground connections with some fine sand paper (400 grit) to see if that fixes the issue. WIPER MOTOR TROUBLESHOOTING.PDF I have also found threads that suggest using lithium ...
You can try and get the transmission flushed and might get a few more thousand miles out of it, but from the sounds of it, your tranny is toast. It will either need a rebuild or a swapped out for a new/rebuilt one. What is happening is the soft parts of the transmission (bands/clutches) are worn out. They no longer have any grip to give you the momentum. ...
While externally the '05 would fit in the '06 (same dimensions, bolt-up, etc), my understanding is the internals are different. In '06 they "redid" the engine internally, which means the 05 will not work for you. You can use the engine out of an 07, but you'd need to swap your '06 injectors into the other engine.
NOTE: While it doesn't help with your specific question, I also agree that you should talk to the police about the damages. My suspicion is that whoever was monkeying around with your wiring and electronics managed to cross several wires and blow some fuses. I would start with the fuse box unless you're certain that some of the wiring is damaged. If that'...
Have your system pressures checked, if the high pressure side is way up it could be putting excess load on the compressor, and if so, make sure the condenser fan is blowing fast enough to pull the correct amount of air to prevent the system from getting too hot and creating too much pressure. This just recently happened on my Honda civic, tapped on the fan a ...
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