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I found several Tech Bulletins about the many problems these have,but no recall. The joke is when the Chevy garage goes on a service call for a 2002 with flickering warning lights and no start they take Two switches with them. One for the vehicle they're servicing and the other for the truck they're driving. I hope this helps. Take care. If you have more questions for me use testimonial and it will show up in my email. Thanks

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 13, 2019


if it stops when u turn ether left or right and it sounds maybe similar to a airplain sort of or maybe the sound of grip tires going down the road id say it was the wheel barring on ether side possiably both. easy fix if it is costed me about 90$ for the part and maybe 20 mins to change

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019


id say gas guage is broken i have seen lots of chevys around that year go bad. got to change whole fuel pump which is in the tank. not to bad just got to lift bed some. not sayin that is the problem because of the other things happening but just saying it may be. as for rest i have no clue.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019


Silverado power mirror/s do not work.
Assuming you have power to the switch, the switch contacts are bad. Each contact may go bad at different times.Pry the switch panel from the door, disconnect the plug to the switch, a small screwdriver may help. Remove the switch by pushing the retaining lugs in & pry out.
Now take it to a clean workbench along with 2 small thin screwdrivers.
Insert 1 driver in beside one of the keeper lugs & pry slightly, continue to the next until the switch comes apart. No springs will fly out.
You will see a control knob & housing, A blue vinyl like cover, Lift the blue cover off, now you will see the contacts on the board.
Take a cotton swab with carb cleaner & scrub the contacts, even a piece of 320 sandpaper.
Next, on the under side of the blue vinyl like cover there brass like contacts fixed to the cover, they need cleaning.
I cut a few 1/8'''x1/8'' # 320 sandpaper,A 1/8'' dowel & hot glued a piece of s-paper on the 1/8'' x6'' dowel.
I then carefully slowly spun the s-paper on the contact. then to the next contact with a new piece of sandpaper & so on.
Lastly cleaning with carb cleaner & blowing dry.
Reassemble, hookup & test Walla! both mirrors work. Time, 20 to 30 min.

1999 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 28, 2019


Will 2001 4l60e transmission guts fit in 1998 z71 4x4 with 4l60e

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


This may be an issue that’s easily solved but requires a diagnostic scanner that’s more advanced than most cheaper models like found at homes or most auto parts store chains. Ask friends/family who the most knowledgeable/reasonable mechanic that they know is- preferably one with training and dealership/high end shop experience- they’ll be more likely to have the better diagnostic equipment. If I took the context of the question wrong and you mean the time it takes for the evaporation system to cycle- that varies by vehicle but usually isn’t a long time- call your local dealer depending on the manufacturer of the vehicle and ask them- ask for the parts department, also try service if they don’t help. Many will allow you to ask a technician a question if you ask the right way...good luck

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019


By a cheap odb2 reader read code then delete codes,,with no check engine light on it will crank with remote start ,,a few times,,,,or til the light reappears ,,,you can also take the neg cable off the battery for 30 seconds to clear the codes,,, remote start should work after that if no engine light

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019


Most likely the Brake light switch is bad or misaligned see YouTube ,,,,the next time cruise acting up or is not working take your Foot and pull up on the pedal or some times you can tap the brake pedal and it will start working,,, what happens most of the time is the grease in the brake controller has got hard not letting it work properly

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019


No, Motor comes out the top. Remove hood (With a friend you trust) remove all water hoses from engine, remove wiring from top of engine to fuse box on fender (Be careful if clips are a bit stuck), Undo Exhaust at Manifold / Pipe joint ( This will be a challenge, WD-40 and heat will help),
undo transmission bolts ( Support Trans ) then remove torque converter bolts through Stainless access port, Undo Motor mounts, Chain with large bolts bolted into accessory brackets lift slowly in case you missed anything like Ground wires (Be careful with these as they can cause weird problems later in life) Go Slow, Find a good buddy that has done this before buy him a few beers Not an 18 pack!

Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 26, 2018


there is an accuator on the front differential that locks the hubs, sounds like its not working

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 06, 2018


Try pumping the brakes 3 or 4 times with the truck running in 'park'.

2000 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 24, 2018


Having repair info manual is all well an good , but not knowing how to use the info. won't do you any good . Fuse's that blow means that there is an electrical short circuit on the wiring that fuse protects . Looking at electrical distribution diagrams to see what all that fuse supply's battery voltage too an isolating them until you find the problem circuit . Videos on youtube showing how to find a short circuit .

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Training is how professional technicians solve this type problem's . Plus there is enough free info on the internet that a problem like this could be fixed without paying for repair manual . Free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free-tsb
Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size. The ETC / ECM fuse supply's battery voltage to the engine computer an the electronic throttle control system . If you know any of this , your best bet would be to take it to a qualified repair shop , not pay for a repair manual . That would be a waste of money

2003 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 22, 2018


This is/was a common problem with this and other related models that is specifically related to wiring that is loose, pinched a/or damaged. It can also be related to the wrong amperage on the fuse. Here's a helpful YouTube video.

1999 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018


On the steering wheel is the hand controls. Scanning is stuck because of dirt or something. Push the buttons, blow out dirt, wash it off. Mine worked fine after that. (How annoying up til then though. Hope this works. Russ Werth Bowman ND

1999 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018


A fuse controls that lite ..the bulb may b bad tu evn tho its on n not flashn

Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 19, 2018


The ignition coil has two separate windings. They are not connected. Start by testing from one terminal to connection to another. If this works then the two others should be the other circuit. The primary coil has a low resistance, up to 10 ohms. The secondary winding has a higher resistanse, up to 100 ohms or so. If you measure Mohms then the coil jhas a break.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 12, 2018


Have you replaced spark plugs yet?

Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 05, 2018


Incredibly dangerous to do that. You need to clean the fuel system and associated parts, check fuel pressure and gaskets before the vehicle burns to the ground from starting it like that.

Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 26, 2018

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