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  1. Is this truck subject to corrosion? Where is it...

    Is this truck subject to corrosion? Where is it driven?
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    Not without bringing the entire vehicle...

    Not without bringing the entire vehicle electrical system with it. Huge undertaking. Don't do it.
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    Each component can be tested to verify the actual...

    Each component can be tested to verify the actual failure. The hard part is now finding that one shop that can diagnose the fault and make only the needed repair.
    With the stumble clears after it...
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    Appointment is tomorrow...

    Appointment is tomorrow...
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    Natural remedies - doterra

    Sadly, I have a bad cold/flu/affliction and it's causing me to not sleep well. It seemed to start as a sniffle but hasn't gone away after nearly three weeks. A friend recommended I try doterra...
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    If everything else is in order, the best test I...

    If everything else is in order, the best test I know is exhaust gas analysis. If that is out of sorts, the results will guide you to the best repair.
  7. Ooookaaaay... It may be "humming" because it...

    Ooookaaaay... It may be "humming" because it doesn't know the words..
    A little more info may be needed here, please...
    First, why was the airflowmeter,n fuel distributor changed?
  8. Question: Oil lights

    by CaptainRich
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    Even dirty oil can cause that light to come on. ...

    Even dirty oil can cause that light to come on.
    Does the engine have a lot of miles on it?
  9. Whoever you buy the lug nuts from can verify the...

    Whoever you buy the lug nuts from can verify the size needed but I think you have it correct.
  10. Time to replace the seat motors. Probably the...

    Time to replace the seat motors. Probably the best way is to get a used seat online. Shop around plus read reviews.
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    Tighten the gas cap: three clicks. Filling the...

    Tighten the gas cap: three clicks.
    Filling the gas tank: one click.
    Once the pump shuts of the first time, STOP PUMPING! Too much fuel forced in after that can severely damage critical and...
  12. Question: Car Tuneup

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    $569.61 for a tune-up? How does that break down...

    $569.61 for a tune-up? How does that break down on your receipt? Or is there more to this?
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    I would consider replacing the o-ring seal on the...

    I would consider replacing the o-ring seal on the fuel cap (cheap and easy) and also replacing the affected coil pack since they are prone to failing over time.
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    The only thing that can turn that light on is...

    The only thing that can turn that light on is either a faulty alternator or the LG/RD wire has a short to Ground.
    When you say the alternator was tested, do you know if that particular internal...
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    I could be coolant. What vehicle is this?

    I could be coolant.
    What vehicle is this?
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    I would say you're very close. I recommend...

    I would say you're very close. I recommend starting with 30-32 psi and watching for even wear. Have the alignment checked and reset if off too much.
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    That sounds like a loose connector. Search in...

    That sounds like a loose connector. Search in those areas you described and see if a connector or wiring has loosened over time.
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    There may be more to your car than we know. Get...

    There may be more to your car than we know. Get it to a trusted shop and have them verify the engine is OK and the starting system is all working properly.
    Let us know what they find.
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    Have the battery more fully tested and recharge...

    Have the battery more fully tested and recharge if possible.
    Just because there is enough left in the battery to light the lights doesn't mean there is enough to engage the starter.
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    Great news! I am so happy your found the place...

    Great news! I am so happy your found the place that would listen and take care of your concern.
  21. Question: Location ecm

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    Center of the console and at the base of the...

    Center of the console and at the base of the dash. Inches from your throttle foot.
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    So true! There are many things that could be...

    So true! There are many things that could be failing and causing the light. Get the symptoms be diagnosed. Take it in and have the fault diagnosed. Please don't just let someone spray parts.
  23. Yes, you can expect this combo to be a misfit....

    Yes, you can expect this combo to be a misfit. There are too many changes to emissions from year to year. Seek out a more reputable source.
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    The alarm control module may be failing or is...

    The alarm control module may be failing or is detecting a sensor that is not working as designed. You will need to find a shop locally that can determine what actual component is responsible and then...
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    At the very least, you'll need the appropriate...

    At the very least, you'll need the appropriate scan tool in order to access the programming feature(s).
  26. Check your Vehicle Identification Number with a...

    Check your Vehicle Identification Number with a local GM dealership.
    Some of these cars are subject to a safety recall for starting system wiring issues.
    Also, depending on what your particular...
  27. Question: Brake Job

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    ma0641 is correct. Unless you are currently...

    ma0641 is correct. Unless you are currently having a brake pulsation or vibration, there is likely no need to resurface the rotors at this point.
    When installing the replacement pads, make certain...
  28. It sounds like you may have a poor ground. Don't...

    It sounds like you may have a poor ground. Don't assume the hitch has a good connections. Make certain the White wire has a clean secure ground on both the vehicle and the trailer.
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    Make sure you look at what systems are protected...

    Make sure you look at what systems are protected by each fuse. Follow the guide inside the fuse box cover or the owner's manual (if you still have it) since some circuits need to be activated in...
  30. Question: Venture 2001

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    Also, check all the tire sizes. Some vehicles...

    Also, check all the tire sizes. Some vehicles have different tire sizes from front to back. Therefore, conventional rotation could cause mismatched wheel speed input to the ABS controller and could...
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    Batteries can often fail during warm weather but...

    Batteries can often fail during warm weather but don't show signs until it's colder. Test the battery but make certain that both ends of both cables are clean and tight.
    If you encounter any...
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    Side to side? What kind of tires? Have they got...

    Side to side?
    What kind of tires? Have they got the proper air pressure?
  33. Congrats! How's it running now?

    Congrats! How's it running now?
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    I see nothing radiator looking with regard to...

    I see nothing radiator looking with regard to hoses.
    Perhaps it's an emission hose.. I would like some better pics first.
    What is the issue? Has the light come on? DTC stored?

    I see nothing...
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    You took possession without the title in hand and...

    You took possession without the title in hand and the car was lost now??

    What do you mean: the car was lost now?
  36. Question: Car shakes

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    Have the codes checked to see what DTC has...

    Have the codes checked to see what DTC has stored. Inspect the engine/trans mounts. Let us know what is found. Good luck.
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    The ASD relay will likely not set a fault code....

    The ASD relay will likely not set a fault code. Good find by the mechanic and not a bad price. Thanks for letting us know.
  38. It sounds like it could be either a worn ignition...

    It sounds like it could be either a worn ignition key or lock cylinder or both. Have you checked to make certain the steering wheel hasn't locked onto the pin and thus preventing the ignition switch...
  39. P1150 and P0172 are both Fuel Trim related but...

    P1150 and P0172 are both Fuel Trim related but what most techs don't understand is that the Fuel/Air Ratio sensors are reporting a condition not necessarily indicating a fault.
    What is of more...
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    I'm not familiar with the system that requires a...

    I'm not familiar with the system that requires a tab to enable start-up but an experienced technician given the time can remove that system and restore it to operate like it was factory original...
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    It's no fun trying to diagnose an intermittent...

    It's no fun trying to diagnose an intermittent fault. The trick is to have the right diagnostic tools in place when the 'no-start' occurs. Only then will the mechanic be able to pin-point if the...
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    Does the Check Engine Light stay on steady after...

    Does the Check Engine Light stay on steady after the engine restarted? If not, you're just spraying parts. It's always better to attempt diagnosis before replacing parts because you don't know if the...
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    Did you recently add something to the wiring?...

    Did you recently add something to the wiring? Like a trailer harness adapter? Stereo or amps, etc?
  44. Here's what I found: 4755947560

    Here's what I found:

    4755947560
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    Take your ID along with a current registration,...

    Take your ID along with a current registration, or other proof of ownership, into any GM dealer and ask if there are any outstanding recalls.

    This holds true with any new car dealer in the US.
  46. That is equipped with a side post battery and...

    That is equipped with a side post battery and that style of battery is prone to internal terminal failure.
    Double check the terminal connection at the battery by removing both cables and inspecting...
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    P1105 is related to the TIP (Throttle Inlet...

    P1105 is related to the TIP (Throttle Inlet Pressure) Solenoid and could indicate a problem with either the solenoid or the harness itself.
    No matter, I would clean or replace the Mass Air Flow...
  48. If the key is significantly worn, you may need to...

    If the key is significantly worn, you may need to have a replacement key cut. I would not recommend simply making a copy because it may not be accurate. Have your local dealer cut your new key from...
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    Have you tried Hemmings Motor News...

    Have you tried Hemmings Motor News ?
    I have seen many recycled and "new old" parts listed with them.
    You may have a local interior or upholstery shop that can help you with the dash (depending on...
  50. Question: Car repair

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    If tapping on the starter (not recommended)...

    If tapping on the starter (not recommended) seemed to 'wake it up' then there may be a faulty connection within the starter.
    Make certain that both ends of both battery cables are clean and tight....
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