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check your coolant level, when they filled it ther may have been an air bubble and didnt fill all the way. with the level low it will not circulate as well, especially at an idle but when the rpm's pick up it will flow better

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 12, 2014

check ATF with engine running and vehicle on a flat surface. Ensure correct ATF is added.Check for leaks under vehicle near radiator.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 12, 2014

I always go yo the libraries for the repair manuals

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 07, 2014

Check to make sure all connects are right and the ground is connected to a good clean body surface. It is best to use a factory ground, the wire is black and the bolt/screw will be green. Also use the originl stereo's power wire.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 25, 2014

The red battery icon lights up if your charging system is NOT generating enough voltage. Everything that using electric current on the vehicle runs off of the battery power, which is supplied by the alternator/regulator. If your alternator is not working your battery will eventually drain and car will die (headlights will kill it fast). First thing I would check would be if the alternator belt broke. If so ,replace it. If not, your alternator may have quit and needs replacing. Alternator is like 2 or 4 bolts to take it off (easy stuff). Once you get the electrical system working again, be sure to let you battery get a full trickle charge, as not to cause you problems later.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 06, 2014

you may want to purchase a chilton or hayne's manual for your vehicle. careful disassemlby and reassembly may reveal the issue.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014

If the latch is broken, and you can get the door open, the latch unbolts from the outside and comes out thru the inside door panel area.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014

There is no starter relay shown in a wiring diagram. The only thing between the ignition switch and the starter solenoid is the park/neutral switch (or the clutch pedal position switch on manuals).

Do the warning lights and gauges come on with key on? That would verify power is into the switch and being sent out. The small purple wire on the starter solenoid should have power on it when the key is held in start position. If it does, recheck your starter and battery connections. When the purple wire energizes the solenoid, the starter motor should crank the engine.
If no power on the purple wire in start, check the neutral safety switch or the clutch switch if a manual. The start wire out of the ignition switch is a yellow wire, and the wire from either safety switch to the starter solenoid is a purple wire.
(The power to the ignition switch is from the 50 amp Ignition fuse in the under hood fuse block.) See? The positive battery cable is connected to the starter, but not to the starter motor. When the key is in start, the hot purple wire energizes the solenoid and the battery cable is connected to the starter motor.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 25, 2014

Take it to your local parts store and have them run a free test and they will also give u a print out of the fixes! Then get back with me with more symptoms ! good luck

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2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 23, 2014

You mention the knob on the shifter is loose. Do you remember if the knob has always been loose or is this recent? I ask because I thought there was a button to push or a lever to lift to move the shifter into or out of R and P. So that you might not accidentally push the shifter into either of those settings and possibly damage the mechanism. If there is a lever or button, it might be that the button or lever doesn't fully disengage when you press it BECAUSE the knob on the shifter is loose. You might need to tighten the knob. Might need hex keys / Allen keys or small screwdrivers to tighten the knob. good luck.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 23, 2014

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