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Why would turning on the A/C affect my alternator output voltage?

So yet another chapter unfolds in the A/C gremlin saga of my LS1 Chevy. Backdrop A/C compressor is relatively new (2 years old) One of the belts is squeaking (not sure which one) Recently performed ...
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Chevrolet Aveo won't start (codes: P0340, P2106, P2110, P2101)

Two months ago my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 had intermittent interior and exterior light flickering problem that was especially noticeable while idling or driving at low speeds. Also, one morning the car ...
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Broken spark plug

How do I remove a spark plug broken off in the engine block of a 2002 Malibu? I successfully removed and changed three spark plugs in my 2002 Chevy Malibu. The fourth one broke off.
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Any truth to the “myth” about changing transmission fluid in older vehicles?

I have had people give me anecdotal stories (friend of a friend type thing) about changing the transmission fluid in vehicles with 150,000+ miles, especially those that haven't had regular ...
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Chevy Cobalt key stuck in ignition, battery dead

I've got Chevy Cobalt 2007 with key stuck in ignition and dead battery. The battery is located in the trunk. The trunk could be opened either using the button (oh no, cannot do that because the ...
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2004 chevy silverado 1500 brake pedal is loose after turning the engine on

I replaced the pads rotors and calipers on the rear of my truck along with a new master cylinder and cannot get what seems to be the air out of the lines. The brakes will appear to work until I start ...
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Acceptable amount of slack in a timing chain with high mileage?

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - 230,000 miles original owner. FWIW, this model car/engine does not have timing chain inspection and/or changing as part of the routine ...
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Engine run-on (dieseling) condition suddenly getting much worse

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - 230,000 miles original owner. OBD-I (or 1.5) GM transitional year with OBD-II style connector. I've been working on my vehicle a lot ...
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Impala no heat at Idle

I have 2006 impala that randomly will blow cold air at idle. Sometimes if I stop at redlight the heater will blow cold air. If I get the engine above idle by reving the engine to about 1K rpm it ...
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Clunking sound?

I just purchased a previously owned 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with 100,000 K on it. Whenever I make a sharp left or right turn (making a 90 degree turn rather than a shallow turn), the front end makes a ...
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Car Stalls When Coming to a Stop

Make: Chevy Model: Cavalier (4 cyl.) Automatic Year: 1993 Miles: 230K Normally my Cavalier drives just fine without problems. However, if I drive for 45+ minutes then it will sputter and stall out ...
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Low beam headlights out, High beam working

The patient is a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice with dual-filament bulbs. Both filaments in both bulbs light up in high beam mode, but no filament on either bulb lights up in low beam mode. What could be ...
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Brake pedal is pulsing when I apply brakes? Is it caused by ABS?

I have had issues with ABS light for around a year where the light occasionally comes on and off. However, the brake pedal has been misbehaving only in the last two weeks and I am getting really ...
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Magnetic Active Suspension or Magnetorheological Damper

GM developed magnetic dampers for the Corvette several years back. What is magnetic active suspension and how does it work? I understand there is a magnetic fluid in the shocks but how, deep down, ...
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Brakes grinding when roads are snowy

I have a 2013 Chevy Cruise that has new brakes changed by the dealership, and they work perfectly in the rain, and dry conditions. But when there's snow on the ground, the brakes often start grinding, ...
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Why does my gas not fill all the way?

Same as the title. I have filled twice, different stations, both fill to just over 3/4 and stop. I am not sure if this is the gauge or something with whatever magic tells the pump to stop. Is there ...
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Gas pedal not responding

It just doesn't work, as if I weren't even pressing it and it happens regardless of the speed. I have to turn the engine off and on again and it'll work for another 3 or even up to 20 minutes ...
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Evaporator canister purge system advice needed

1995 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 CMFI (vin W w/ PCM) 230,000 miles There are no trouble codes. This is a OBD-I or 1.5 system from a GM transitional year (I have the OBD-II style connector). I have ...
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I have replaced my brake cylinders, but the brake pedal goes to the floor

I have a '07 Silverado. Both rear wheel brake cylinders blew apart. I fitted new ones along with new shoes. I have bled the brakes but my pedal still goes to floor. What else can I do?
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HVAC blowing out of defroster and floor

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - 230,000 miles original owner. I changed my IAC Valve today, and coincidentally, my HVAC started blowing out of the defroster and floor no ...
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'09 Chevy Malibu - No Crank, No Start - Heavy Troubleshooting Already Completed

Answer: Turns out the computer was shot, entirely non-functional. Swapped one out and the car started right up. For future readers: The computer is a likely cause if the vehicle has power, yet ...
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How do I stop the 'never-ending' turn signal?

I have an '07 Chevy Malibu, whose turn signal doesn't seem to disengage whenever I make a turn, unless it's more than roughly 160 degrees (a U-turn). What are some of the possible causes and are there ...
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What is the purpose of a microphone placed at rear view mirror?

I just bought a used Chevy Impala 2005 and it has a microphone placed at the rear view mirror and its wire goes inside the hood. I don't know where it goes and I have no idea how to find its purpose. ...
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Proper way to do maintenance on an air bag system (SRS)?

My air bag system light started coming on a while ago. Sometimes it will come on and stay on, other times it will go off after a while. This usually happens when it starts raining out. I did some ...
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Won't Start, No Crank, Lights Inside Work, Key Issue, Electric?

Details Chevy Malibu 09 Low on coolant (still visible in the tank so not entirely out) Belts are fine-Never overheated. Timeline One day it didn't start (don't remember it cranking) but then it ...
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How do the rear brakes on a 1995 Chevy 1500 self-adjust?

I was told that by setting the parking brake each time the truck is parked, the shoe-brakes would self adjust. Is this true? There are no access holes on the back plate for manual adjustment.
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This valve is pitted - what options do I have?

This is that infamous Exhaust Valve #3 after cleanup. The cylinder had a history of fuel/spark-related misfires. As the images show, the lip of the valve is pitted. Here is the back of the valve. I ...
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Under what conditions “BRAKE” light in dashboard can be related to malfunctioning ABS?

On my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 I have had ABS light intermittently turning on and off for around a year. Besides the ABS light in dashboard, braking seemed to work normally until 2 weeks ago when ABS ...
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Broken Exhaust Manifold Stud - Replacement part specs or part number

I was changing the Exhaust Manifold on an '09 Chevy Malibu. When tightening the bolt with the new one on, I twisted the whole bolt and stud off. So I have a couple issues. The broken stud is now left ...
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key wont turn inside

I have a Chevy Cobalt 2008. I drove the car yesterday before the freezing cold and during the snow. This morning the key will not turn in the ignition but the lights come on. The sun is up but still ...
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What is an acceptable amount of up/down play in a distributor shaft?

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - This is the distributor style with vertical cap posts. 230,000 miles original owner. EDIT: Please click on link below to see a photo of ...
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1994 Silverado not accelerating past 35

I have a 1994 Chevy Silverado. On my way to work today my truck would not accelerate past 35 mph but was revving high rpm's. I stopped and checked my fluids and my ATF wasnt showing anything on the ...
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2011 Equinox Heat only on high RPM

My 2011 Equinox 71000 miles on it...- The heater blows hot air only when the RPM is high - as in highway or accelerating. It blows cool air at stop lights or idling. It's winter here lol - Any ideas? ...
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A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold

I have an '06 Chevrolet Silverado with a 5.3L L33 engine and 146k miles. I have been having issues with the A/C not continuously blowing cold air. It seems to cycle between cold and luke-warm. I have ...
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What is SAE 0x15 Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 Sensor 2?

I was taking a look at a neighbor's car, and noticed this PID stuck at 99.22% This is in addition to the regular STFT PID 0x06 which is staying fairly close to zero most of the time. What is this ...
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No resistance when depressing brakes with no leaks in system

I heard a loud pop, and now the brake pedal has no resistance. There are no leaks in the system. I tried a master cylinder and bleeding the brakes. Still the pedal goes down easy and comes up slow. ...
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Fuel Pressure Regulator, or something else wrong in my 1997 Chevy Suburban?

I have a 1997 Chevy Suburban and I'm pretty sure that the fuel pressure regulator valve is going/gone. Or maybe it's just the elevation. We recently had the water pump and the front intake manifold ...
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Is it possible (or practical) to repair a turn signal cancel switch instead of replacing it?

tl;dr: My turn signal has stopped cancelling reliably - can I repair it or should I get it replaced? Full Query/Context: A properly functioning turn signal system, I believe, will typically cancel ...
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Power vampire in car. Where do I start looking?

I have been to the car store four times and each time they tell me that the battery is good. A few of the cold-cranking amps (maybe at 50 or so, I don't remember the exact amount) are gone otherwise ...
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Chevy S-10 blazer misfire

I have a 1997 Chevy s-10 blazer, 2 door LS, 4wd v-6, vortec, 4L60 auto trans, 216,000 miles, not a oil burner or smoker, Whenever I go to climb a steep grade it cannot maintain a steady speed and ...
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2006 Cobalt SS - Traction Control Light & Hard Shifting

I drive a 2006 Cobalt SS (not supercharged) with the 2.4L engine. In the last month or so the traction control light has been coming on periodically. Turning the engine off and back on causes the ...
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1997 Chevy Blazer with 4.3: Transmission fluid overfilled by the shop, now it's leaking. Is it from an overflow vent?

Title pretty much says it all, but here's the background: I had my 1997 Blazer (4.3) in the shop to fix an oil leak. They identified the leak as a small hole in the oil cooler lines and replaced them....
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U-Joints for a Pickup

I am in need of U-Joints for my 06 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Short Bed Z71 LT3 L33 4L60e pickup truck. The issue I'm having is, when I looked it up on RockAuto.com (my go to site), I found there ...
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Newly built Chevy 350 won't start

I've just completed rebuilding my Suburban's 350 into a 383, and feels/sounds so, so close, and I'm not 100% sure what I'm missing yet. I think it might be just not getting fuel, but then I did some ...
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lost key for 76 chevy pickup

I would like to know how to stArt my 76 chevy pickup without a key. The steering column is not locked but the ignition switch will not turn. It is a four speed standard transmission. I dont have ...
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GM P0420 Code - Eliminating Possible Causes in Chevy G10

I have a 1996 Chevy G10 van with 14X,XXX miles on it. It has the 5.0 engine. I do not have a scanner myself, but, according to a shop, the van was throwing code P0420. According to my research, this ...
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4.3L Engine Will Not Rotate After Head Gasket Replacement

I was replacing all my gaskets on the 98 S10 4.3l automatic with a Felpro head gasket kit NAPA sold me. After all was done and put back together, got into the cab and prayed for a startup. Didn't ...
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Chevy Blazer 4.3 with p0303 error (cylinder 3 misfire) shortly after running medium-hot: now wonky idle, but smooth at high RPMs

I've got a 97 Chevy Blazer with the 4.3 and 281k miles. It might be of-note that a shop replaced my Lower Intake Manifold gasket about 18 months ago. At the very end of a long trip this weekend it ...