2008 Chevy HHR ran out of fuel no start

2008 Chevy HHR ran out of fuel no start

Chevy HHR On the 2008 Chevy HHR, when you run out of fuel, this quickly harms the Fuel Pump. The fuel itself is used to keep the fuel pump cool during operation. When there is no fuel to keep it cool, it burns out internally, very quickly. At this point, the fuel pressure reading will need to be taken. This will check if the fuel pump is working at full capacity. There is no external, serviceable fuel filter on this vehicle. If fuel pressure is low, the pump is failing or…

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2010 Chevy Tahoe Tighten Gas Cap

2010 Chevy Tahoe Tighten Gas Cap

Chevy Tahoe On the 2010 Chevy Tahoe, when the Tighten Gas Cap message comes on AND there is a Check Engine Light also on, this means there is a problem somewhere in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. First, make sure the replacement fuel cap meets GM specs. Most aftermarket caps will not meet specs. If you are certain the cap is good, then the next thing to do is to have the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (aka “P-Codes”) scanned from the on-board computer. Unfortunately, there are literally dozens of parts and…

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2008 Chevy Equinox C0550 EBCM

2008 Chevy Equinox C0550 EBCM

Chevy Equinox On the 2008 Chevy Equinox, the C0550 is a very straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM). There are a couple of variations on this code and will result with a 2-digit code after the C0550. In any case, the most common problem is an internal failure of the EBCM. This is very similar to a hard drive crash on your home computer. The EBCM is located under the hood, in the driver’s side rear corner of the engine compartment, just below and to…

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2009 Chevy 3500 6.6L P0101 MAF Sensor

2009 Chevy 3500 6.6L P0101 MAF Sensor

Chevy 3500 On the 2009 Chevy 3500 6.6L, the P0101 is a very straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Mass Air Flow Sensor. Inspect the air filter housing and make sure it is tight and sealed correctly. Check the air filter element and make sure it is not excessively dirty and limiting air flow. Visually inspect the air filter housing duct for for any cracks or holes. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, most commonly,…

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Chip Install: 2012 Chevy Colorado 5.3L

Chip Install: 2012 Chevy Colorado 5.3L

Chevy Colorado On the 2012 Chevy Colorado 5.3L, the IAT is built into the Mass Air Flow Sensor. The MAF/IAT Sensor is mounted to the air duct near the filter housing. At the IAT Sensor, the wire colors are:   BLACK = IAT Signal ( + ) LIGHT BLUE = IAT Reference ( – ) Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

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Chip Install: 2006 Chevy Silverado 5.3L

Chip Install: 2006 Chevy Silverado 5.3L

On the 2006 Chevy Silverado 5.3L, the IAT is built into the Mass Air Flow Sensor. The MAF/IAT Sensor is mounted to the side of the Air Filter Housing. At the MAF/IAT Sensor, the IAT wire colors are: TAN = IAT Signal ( + ) BLACK = Signal Reference ( – ) Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

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Chip Install: 2013 Chevy Camaro 6.2L

Chip Install: 2013 Chevy Camaro 6.2L

On the  2013 Chevy Camaro SS 6.2L, the IAT is built into the MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor. The MAF/IAT Sensor is mounted to the side of the Air Filter Housing. At the MAF/IAT Sensor, the IAT colors are: Light Blue = IAT Signal ( + ) Tan = IAT Signal Return ( – ) Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo Cylinder Misfires

2011 Chevrolet Aveo Cylinder Misfires

Chevrolet Aveo On the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, when the Check Engine Light is “flashing” this means there is a “Random Cylinder Misfire”. This means the on-board computer sees a misfire, but does not know the cause… yet. When the light turns solid, this means the on-board computer has narrowed down that “random” misfire. This will usually result in a specific cylinder as the root off the misfire. There is actually a “known problem” related to this. GM has issued a Technical Service Bulletin that states the main cause for this issue is the Spark…

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2002 Chevy Avalanche P0332 Knock Sensor

2002 Chevy Avalanche P0332 Knock Sensor

Chevy Avalanche On the 2002 Chevy Avalanche, the most common reason for the P0332 is in fact, water intrusion into the Bank2 Knock Sensor. It’s actually been a known problem on these engines for quite some time. There is a fix for it however. The sensor and most commonly the wire harness to the sensor will need to be replaced. During installation, a bead of silicone around rubber grommet will keep the issue from happening again. Unfortunately, it’s just a design/material flaw. To gain access to the Knock Sensor, the…

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1995 Chevy Tahoe ABS Activation

1995 Chevy Tahoe ABS Activation

Chevy Tahoe On the 1995 Chevy Tahoe, when the anti-lock braking is activating at slow speeds, usually under 5mph or so, this is most commonly due to an increased air gap between the wheel speed sensor and the hub reluctor ring due to rust and debris built up on the sensor mounting surface. This is a “known problem” and GM has issued a Technical Service Bulletin to check and test the front ABS Sensors and clean the sensor mounting surfaces. The procedure to find and correct this issue is as follows:…

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