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Most often you need a code reader with a reset function that can connect to the computer jack under the dash and reset factory functions like that. Pain in the tush if you are changing your own oil. Mechanics and dealers have the equipment to do that reset.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 02, 2015


Passenger side rear (not near engine) O2 sensor is bad. Easy to change if you know how.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 06, 2015


if you have a manual that came with your truck it should have all the icons and there meaning

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 27, 2014


I'm not positive (from the description) but you may be describing a loose clamp or torn hose. You should carefully check the related plumping that the charged air travels through (from the turbo, through the air cooler, then back to the intake. If you don't have an air-leak then I would check around the turbo. Check the waist-gate for seized linkage. If you need more information please write back and let me know, good luck.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 08, 2014


Only 2-3 things left that can cause this. Either the tracks have bent and makes the windows pry and lift abnormally, or the door frame is bent or rusted and jams the window. I've seen rust ballooning the metal before and causing this, and as most cars/trucks have rubber liners over the metal to prevent buffing the paint on the door tracks, it's not always easy to see, so you might want to pry the rubber a bit to have a look or completely remove the vertical linings to inspect. Hope this helps.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 04, 2014


take it back to the dealer and have them reset the oil change data on the computer.. thats the issue with this jeep we have here .. they did not reset the oil change interval in the computer..simple fix.. sorry they overlooked it or the tech got lazy..

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


Sounds like the GPCM needs to be scanned for codes. There were issues if the truck was jump started with the key on. The GPCM would stick and command the glow plugs on to long causing damage to the glow plugs themselves, resulting in possible costly engine repairs.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 26, 2013


The "U" means Network communications. The 1000 means the same thing. Translation: computor and/or computor conections.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013


I sure hope you are not Towing in OVERDRIVE...

If a P2563 is found, it may be caused by an unstable Solenoid Control Valve (SCV). Unstable SCV operation may be induced by engine debris or sludge. To diagnose an unstable SCV complete the procedure below.

Test the VPS (Vane Position Sensor) operation. Actuate the VPS plunger and monitor the sensor voltage on the Tech 2. The VPS body should be grounded during this test. Touch the brass body of the VPS to the turbo center housing to complete the ground. Voltage should go from 4.9v to 0.25v as the plunger is depressed. If the sensor operates correctly, go to next step, or replace the VPS as necessary.

Note: It's normal for voltage to jump back to 4.9v if the plunger is completely depressed.

Command turbo vane position from 10% to 90%, back and forth, several times. During each cycle, monitor the actual turbo vane position sensor reading. The vane position should reach the desired position, and hold steady. If vane position oscillates back and forth more than 5% before stabilizing at the desired position, replace the solenoid control valve.

Note: Debris or sludge build up in the SCV can cause the valve's stability to deteriorate. This can be aggravated by not following oil change intervals and/or extended idling in combination with use of biofuels.

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 19, 2013

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