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I have chevy uplander 2006. the speedometer quit working. then I have had trouble with the tranny doesn't want to shift, if I stop and restart engine it helps
Hi. I read your request and it isn't possible for me to tell you what your car needs from your description. Your vehicle is 12yrs old and if it has around 200K miles on it. It may be time for a replacement transmission. This suggestion is based on average transmission life span for a Uplander. The life of the drive line can be greatly extended with consistent, on-time preventive maintenance. Does this apply to you? How is your transmission maintenance history? Is the fluid the proper level and red in color? has the engine turned on or started flashing at all? If so have you had any of the codes read? Please have the codes read if this applies. This situation usually requires diagnostics to find out what is wrong with your car's transmission and speedometer. Shutting the engine off and restarting it may help but issn't enough for a diagnosis. The speedometer also requires diagnostics. With this issue more than likely the fault will either be a bad output speed sensor, broken wire, corrosion on plug/terminal or the gauge cluster itself will need to sent out for repair or be replaced. Please write back and give some back ground on your experience and tools you might have for performing diagnostics. For example line pressure and a multimeter to look at wiring and circuit operation.
on Dec 26, 2019
2004 Chevrolet Aveo Brake lights not working
A couple of days ago my brake lights on my 2004 Chevy Aveo wouldn't work, so I attempted to remove the lamp covers to check the bulbs. Also, before this my shifter would get stuck in park and could only be released by pressing the unlock gadget next to the shifter. Back to the brakes...Well, you open the trunk and remove the two screws just like the manual said, but it was very hard to pull off. There's 2 prongs holding the other half of the light on. The lamp will come loose by prying it (very hard). You think the cover will break, but it'll come loose. The bulbs were all OK.
After much frustration and internet info, the STOP LAMP SWITCH, GM#96436331 ($9.30 at Chevy dealer), which is located under the dash and has contact with the brake pedal, was defective. Once replaced, both my brake lights AND SHIFTING problems were cured. So if the brake lights suddenly don't work or you have problems getting the vehicle out of park, check the switch by pushing the prong (end that has contact with brake) of the switch in and out. If it doesn't retract smoothly...that's the PROBLEM. Good Luck.
on Dec 24, 2019
1997 chevrolet astro won't stay running.
Would you please write back and elaborate on why your Astro won't stay running? Have you looked under the hood for faulty wiring at the battery or around the engine? Sometimes by looking around you can stumble across defects. Have you tested any systems? I would like to get an idea of what type of advice you are looking for. If you could give me an idea of what you have for tool and experience. I think I could help you better. Has the van had any recent work performed? After the engine is started. How long will the engine run before it stalls? Will it run long enough to reach running temperature? after the engine starts. How does the engine run? Is the idle and acceleration normal? Is the engine light on? Is the security light on?
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on Dec 20, 2019
Where is the air bag control module on a 2012 silverado
It is located under the drivers seat, bolted to the floor, be very careful of the thick yellow wire. thats the signal wire to set off the air bag. Also be sure to disconnect the trucks battery
when messing around with electronics, and make sure you touch your truck as in ground your self before you install the new computer as static from your body can fry a new computer
on Dec 19, 2019
Valve Lifter Oil Filter Removal and Installation Procedure
Disconnect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector
Remove the oil pressure sensor and washer
remove the oil filter and o-ring (you may have to use a flat head screwdriver to get the filter out)replace the filter and o-ring assembly.
apply sealant to the threads of the oil pressure sensor (I would replace the sensor
while you at this)
install the pressure sensor and washer to 15 lb ft.
reconnect the oil pressure sensor.
on Dec 18, 2019
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