I have a 08 Chevy Equinox, 3.4 engine, AWD. Last
I have a 08 Chevy Equinox, 3.4 engine, AWD. Last Thanksgiving 2016, my wife said the heater in her car wasn't working right. I checked and found that it blows warm air then changes to cold air, goes back and forth no matter where it is set on the controls. I have done the following:JA: Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working? What about the coolant level?Customer: 1. Blowed the lines out to see if there was any blockages. 2-3 times for this. 2. Changed out the heater core. 3. The blend motor was changed out while it was tore down to change the heater core. 4. I changed out the water pump for the second time as I found it was leaking a little bit. 5. Last I changed out the blower motor resistor. To answer your question, both are fine. The heater hoses are so hot you can't hang onto them.JA: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I have been reading online with several sights the heater problem I am having is a common issue, but no one seems to say how they fixed their problems. Yes I am the owner of a mechanic shop and this has me stopped. I haven't found out how to fix the problem yet.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need an answer on how to fix this problem which seems to occur in a lot of cars like mine.
2000 Tahoe Water Pump Install. Leaking Anti-Freeze. Looks
2000 Tahoe Water Pump Install.Leaking Anti-Freeze. Looks like its coming behind the water pump. Going to buy a new one.Questions about the install.I already removed the water pump and cleaned the gasket area.I am using this video for refrence:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1-NxZzrhC4In this video they use Gasket Sealer. I need to know what kind I should use and any tips on this.Also I see they are applying 11 pounds of pressure. What kind of wrench do I need for that?
2000 tahoe. Antifreeze leaking. Enough that when I poured it
2000 tahoe.Antifreeze leaking. Enough that when I poured it in and started the truck. It would leak all over the ground.Saw it was leaking by the water pump. Removed the water pump today and wanted to know if I need to get a entire new water pump or can I get gaskets instead.Looks like the gaskets melted off.Also I attached where it looked like it was leaking from.Adding two pictures via drop box.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21640723/20170107_164703.jpghttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21640723/20170107_153606.jpg
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2002 Chevy astro van AWD. NO Front or rear heat. I have
2002 Chevy astro van AWD. NO Front or rear heat. I have proper vacuum, both heater core hoses are cold.JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working?Customer: This is a long time of not working. The rear used to work keeping it somewhat warm, but now not at all in 7degF. The coolant level was down. I filled it yesterday, but no difference.JA: Are you fixing your Astro yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Yes, trying to. I had replaced the 6 way valve last year, replaced the radiator earlier this year due to leak in plastic tank. There is no leaky smell in the heater core area, no dampness in pass side floor. The top heater hose from engine is warm to hot.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: I would like to know about if this could be a water pump issue, or how to tell how to check if it is blockage, or how to bypass this control valve to get this heat running.
Heater is not working, Equinox is over heating. What is the
Heater is not working, Equinox is over heating.JA: Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working? What about the coolant level?Customer: What is the easiest way to check thermostat? Can I use IR thermometer?JA: What year is your Equinox?Customer: 2006JA: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Sent to shop who replaced water pump which did not help, they said it was an air bubble they fixed and that did not help now, they are talking about head gaskets.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: Not really, I think the shop sort of missed basics
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I am rebuilding front suspenstion (bushings, shocks,
I am rebuilding front suspenstion (bushings, shocks, steering, wheel hubs), I also am dropping the front differential to fix oil pan leak.Questions:1. Is there is a better way to replace oil pan gasket? What is gasket part number?2. Since I basically have the whole front end taken apart, is there anything else I should replace? The front main seal is leaking as well, but I think I will fix from the top of the engine. The oil cooler lines look good still. Parts for this engine are inexpensive and I am doing the work myself, so I am willing to replace parts for assurance that they wont go bad later.
Just had to replace the alternator due to short from bad
Just had to replace the alternator due to short from bad water pump spraying fluid. Now none of the dash electronics seem to work such as radio, interior lights. Gauges and headlights work.JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?Customer: Bulbs were working before the issue. Looking up info for fuses is what brought me to your site.JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?Customer: 2002 trailblazerJA: Are you fixing your Trailblazer yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: recent work done by shop but trying to attack this problem on my own first due to holidaysJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: Have had some consistent issues with electrical system in driver's door, especially when cold (less than 40 deg F)