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I have a 2008 Impala, 3.5 L. The transmission shifts hard

I have a 2008 Impala, 3.5 L. The transmission shifts hard into reverse, a loud clunk can be heard and when you shift from reverse to drive same thing.JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?Customer: I just got the car, the original owner said he had no problems with it. It may have a leak, the fluid looks burnt.JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I'm hoping to find out what the problem is and then decide what to do about it.JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: It shifts fine from drive into 3rd, 2nd and 1st. It just makes the loud clunking noise when shifting from park to reverse to drive and back into reverse.

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My grandmother has a 2009 chevy cobalt. She recently had the

My grandmother has a 2009 chevy cobalt. She recently had the alignment/bushing fixed and had a small oil change (she has about a pint left to put in), and her check engine light is on. She is also telling me that she thinks there is a smell about the car and that is new.JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?Customer: Stays on.JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: We've checked the fuel cap and found that when she lifted the hood that the oil cap was off and that has been put back on.JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: There is a squeak in the back when we back up and such, even though my grandmother said that her brakes were fine.

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I have a 1997 Chevy K1500 4X4 with a vortec 5.0 v8 and

I have a 1997 Chevy K1500 4X4 with a vortec 5.0 v8 and automatic. I live in a very hot climate. When I drive and the vehicle becomes hot (not cooling system hot) the fuel shuts off and when you try to restart the vehicle it idles up and down momentarily and shuts off. After cooling off for an hour in the shade it will start and run fine until hot again What causes this?

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2007 Avalanche with Service Stabiltrak and Check Engine

2007 Avalanche with Service Stabiltrak and Check Engine light coming on when stopped, and begins to idle rough. All stops once I accelerate. Mechanic said scanner shows codes 300 and 301, and he is recommending replacing the motor. Your opinion?

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I have a 1999 chevy blazer.Just had a new a/c compressor

I have a 1999 chevy blazer.Just had a new a/c compressor installed worked great for three days and now it keeps blowing the 20A fuse for the temperature control headJA: Do all the fuses have the correct amperage for the circuits they're in?Customer: yesJA: What is the model of your '99 Chevy?Customer: ls 4wheel driveJA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: yes just replaced the fuse so far and every time I turn on the air it pops the fuseJA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: I did notice that when I drove it with the air on when I give it gas that the blower would slow down alot

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This will be winded but it is a problem I consider important

Hello, this will be long winded but it is a problem I consider important which has been ongoing for over 9 months and remains unresolved. I'm a taxi driver and I drive a 2004 Safari. I am constantly stopping to pick up or drop off passengers during my 12 hour shift. It is absolutely unavoidable that one or both of the front windows are sometimes open as I sit and idle, loading or unloading passengers. During this time and especially when the sliding side door is open, the smell of exhaust fumes is volatile and overwhelming to the point where it burns my eyes, my nasal passages and makes me feel dizzy and nauseated. Passengers have complained and continue to make frequent negative comments. The fleet mechanics claim to have thoroughly checked the exhaust system for leaks and they swear there are none. I've asked if it might be a problem with the catalytic converter and they say no. At this point they basically shrug their shoulders. It is a problem unique to this vehicle as the rest of the fleet consists in part of probably another 25 Astrovans and Safaris, none of which emit such horrible exhaust fumes. Another driver who drives two 12 hour shifts a week in this same cab has complained as well, in fact he refuses to drive it if there is another cab available, or he will switch into a different cab if one becomes available during his shift. A third driver who filled in a vacant shift that was available in this cab, just once, complained and wrote up the problem as well. So I am wondering what you might think. Are there some Safari vans that emit particularly bad exhaust fumes and there is nothing that can be done about it? Is it possible that the mechanics are overlooking something? I understand that exhaust emission tests are no longer standard protocol these days, but I do wonder what the results of such a test would reveal. I apologize for the length of my question, but I am at the point where I feel I have no alternative but to take matters into my own hands in seeking help. I really don't look forward to feeling sick and dizzy at the end of every shift.JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?Customer: The vehicle has 225,000 miles on it. I'll assume that is the age of the transmission. I have not noticed any leaks.JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: However...it is the job of the fleet inspectors to check and fill the fluids at the start of every 12 hour shift. Could they be over filling the transmission fluid?JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: So far I have followed the standard protocol within this taxi company whenever a mechanical problem or issue arises, describing and documenting the problem in writing. The results have been as I described them to you, unfortunately. If I thought I could fix the problem I'd sure be willing to tackle it. It's not my job though and it would probably be frowned upon, to say the least. As it stands now, one of the mechanics who recently spent several days with this cab in one of the bays repairing some rear end damage approached me afterwards and admitted to me that he understands now what I mean by the excessively harsh exhaust fumes, but that is as far as it went.

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I have a 1982 Chevy El Camino. It has a 350 290 hp crate

I have a 1982 Chevy El Camino. It has a 350 290 hp crate engine. I have an Edelbrock carburetor on it. I'm having trouble with the plugs getting carbon fouled. It idles like it has a rough cam in it. I've lowered the floats and adjusted the idle mixture screws to lean it out. Has anyone had problems with Edelbrock carburetors?

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I have a 2002silverado 1500 that does not illuminate the

I have a 2002silverado 1500 that does not illuminate the check engine light at startup. All other dash illumination is working. What would be causing the check engine light to not illuminate?

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My transmission is shifting real hard from 1st to 2nd

my transmission is shifting real hard from 1st to 2nd scanner says turbine sensor I checked the ohms on the sensor and it was 4.81JA: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?Customer: po717 speed turbine sensorJA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?Customer: 2008 chevy expressJA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: new tcm new fuse box new shift silnoideJA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: the van only has 55xxx miles on it if it sits for a day when I first get in it it will shift normal the first few times then its back to shifting hard and the check engine lite comes on

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