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  • bulltongue
    bulltongue - 2009 Chevrolet HHR - Preventive Maintenance - 8/16/2014
    My car squeals loudly whenever I start it with the A/C and fan running. What might cause this?
    Consistent with oil and maintenance checks
     
    • Jimm
      8/16/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn fan belt, faulty belt tensioner, faulty belt idler pulley.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the belt tensioner from around $45.00 for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 8/10/2014
    Impala in flash flood up to mid-tire
    Hello. My Impala was in a flash flood up to the middle of its tires a few nights ago. I think it was in standing water for 30-45 minutes. When I opened the car door after the water had receded, I saw standing water in both the passenger and driver side floor (front ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      8/10/2014 Chevy doctor
      There are many electrical wire harnesses that run under the carpet on both sides. Look for electrical issues caused by corrosion. Airbag fault codes could be a issue as well. You may luck out or they may developed over time.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Uplander - Preventive Maintenance - 8/9/2014
    2007 Chevy uplander cranks but won't start
    have a problem with my 2007 chevy uplander van. I was driving on the freeway then I got off on a exit then suddenly while slowing down I noticed the van turned off out of no where the I came to a complete stop at a red light and it wouldn't start it cranks but not ...
     
    • CVO
      8/9/2014 CVO
      Is there fuel ?
      Have an assistant to turn on the ignition switch, while you listen to the fuel pump running for 2 seconds from the uncap fuel tank filler. No noise, take the next step.
      Try giving the bottom of the fuel tank a few whacks with a flat piece of wood or a rubber mallet while another tries to start the engine. You have a 50/50 shot at getting the pump going again and the vehicle starting. if it starts as a result of the whack then it confirms the bad fuel pump.

      Note: Spray some aerosol starting fluid into the throttle (CAUTION: Starting Fluid is Extremely Flammable!). Then crank the engine. If the engine starts, you do NOT have an ignition problem

      Is there a spark ?

      If the engine has no spark, check for voltage at the coil positive terminal when the ignition key is on.

      If there is voltage, the problem is on the trigger side of the coil (pickup, crank sensor, ignition module or primary wiring circuit).

      If there is NO voltage at the coil, the problem is on the supply side (the ignition switch or ignition wiring circuit).

      If the coil has voltage, the problem may be a bad high voltage output wire from the coil to the distributor, hairline cracks in the coil output tower, or cracks or carbon tracks inside the distributor cap or on the rotor.
      CVO
      8/9/2014 AutoMD Member
      There is noise on the pump. Cranks but no start
      CVO
      8/9/2014 CVO
      Spray some aerosol starting fluid into the throttle (CAUTION: Starting Fluid is Extremely Flammable!). Then crank the engine. If the engine starts, check the fuel system pressure.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Uplander - Preventive Maintenance - 8/8/2014
    2007 Chevy uplander cranks but won't start
    have a problem with my 2007 chevy uplander van. I was driving on the freeway then I got off on a exit then suddenly while slowing down I noticed the van turned off out of no where the I came to a complete stop at a red light and it wouldn't start it cranks but not ...
     
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  • Wm
    Wm - 2011 Chevrolet Cruze - Preventive Maintenance - 8/8/2014
    Reset the car alarm on vechile
    when I push the lock button the key fab it locks the door the second time the horn honks and the lights flash and the litle dome flashes red but when i go 2 grab and lift up on the door handle the alarm does not go off. can i do the rest my self or do i kneed 2 take ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      8/8/2014 Chevy doctor
      Its already armed. Just because you pull on handle it shouldn't go off. If you were to unlock latch assembly with no key as in a forced entry. Then alarm would sound.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chevrolet Classic - Preventive Maintenance - 7/31/2014
    Need help with my AC?
    Took car to jiffy lube and they said freeon is full. AC works some of the time and other times it won't turn on. I have to play with and push the buttons lots of times to get it to kick on. What could be the problem?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 7/28/2014
    Clicking noise for approximately 2 miles when I turn off air conditioning.
    When I turn off the ac I hear a clicking noise for approximately 2 miles. When I start the car I hear a clicking noise for ~2 miles. AC and heat work fine. no indicator lights are on.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 7/27/2014
    Having a problem with warning bells when car keys still in ignition. Sometimes correct volume sometimes very faint.
    very faint. This is a hit and miss situation. Electrical problem??
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 7/27/2014
    Having a problem with warning bells when car keys still in ignition. Sometimes correct volume sometimes very faint.
    very faint. This is a hit and miss situation. Electrical problem??
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier - Preventive Maintenance - 7/18/2014
    When weather is hot push in clutch and it chugs. what is wrong?
    when let out clutch it grabs and goes fast
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chevrolet S10 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/11/2014
    Battery light blinks intermitently
    just replaced altenator
     
    • CVO
      7/11/2014 CVO
      Battery light blinks, it Indicates voltage level is below normal level and the vehicle's charging system is not functioning properly. Check battery terminals, alternator belt, and battery condition.

      Local auto parts stores will test this vehicle charging system with their analyzer and they will give an exact test result for the charging condition.

      Note: a 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
      A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
      A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 7/3/2014
    Hazard lights stay on in the inside.
    The hazard lights flash on the inside and when you use the turn signal the hazards flash on the inside and front but in the rear the turn signal works normal.
     
    • Chevy doctor
      7/3/2014 Chevy doctor
      Usually there is a short inside the multifunction switch. Same as a turn signal switch.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 7/3/2014
    The hazard lights flash on inside from start up, when you use turn signal on they flash on the inside and in front
    But in the back the turn signal works like normal
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 6/30/2014
    What price does a tune up usually run for my car?
    Advance auto says that 1 spark plug is misfiring and 2 other codes came up. He basically suggest get a tune up and I never had one on my car yet it's an 08
     
    • Jimm
      6/30/2014 Jimm
      First question - what are the specific codes? The plug misfiring condition may have multiple causes; worn spark plugs, faulty ignition coil-on-plug, faulty plug wires (if equipped), as a few examples.

      Before spending dollars for a tune-up, determine the root causes for the misfiring condition - beginning with the fault codes.

      Tune-up costs and services will vary - even within the same location and town or region. Shop for the tune-up services using the AutoMD quote feature on this website, and utilize the 'How-To' feature for details for the tune up procedure.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chevrolet Impala - Preventive Maintenance - 6/28/2014
    Whats wrong with A/C?
    I need A/C to be cold. Its blowing out hot air and I charged it with A/C Pro and the compressor was already replaced
     
    • CVO
      6/28/2014 CVO
      First, check the low side and high side compressor pressure to see if the compressor works. See this site to get the ideas.
      http://inspectapedia.com/aircond/Refrigerant_Pressures.htm
      This vehicle has a heater blend door actuator.

      The blend door actuator is a servo responsible for controlling the mix of warm air from the heater core and cool air from the A/C and outside. If it malfunctions, your climate control system may not respond properly when you change the temperature on the climate control system.

      Both the manual and the automatic systems use this servo to control the blend door. If your ATC system fails to automatically change temp, this is also an indicator that the servo has failed.