Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 1996 chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 5.7 vortec. My truck…

Customer Question
hi there, I have a...
hi there, I have a 1996 chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 5.7 vortec. My truck has been losing a small amount of antifreeze about a 1/2 a cup every 60 miles and when I go up the hill by my house I get a shudder for 5-10 seconds and the ses light will flash a few times but not leave a obd2 code in the computer. I recently replaced the gaskets and seals on the upper and lower intake manifold and replaced the fuel pressure regulator as the lower gasket had two small leaks and the regulator had never been replaced. the truck seems more responsive now when you step on the gas but I'm still losing antifreeze and cant find where. I'm also still get that shudder and ses light flashing a few times at the same place on the hill. Please help don't what to do next
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 15 minutes by:
2/25/2016
Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago
Tim's Auto Repair
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 16,240
Experience: Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
Verified

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

the engine light will flash sometimes when you have a miss-fire or if the catalyst converter is clogged [it is about the same as getting a p0300 code]..this may be from it needing a tune up or from a bad catalyst converter,,

but sense it is also loosing coolant and you do not find a leak,it is possible that you may have a blown head gasket,thus letting coolant into a cylinder then going out the exhaust.if you have already replacd the intake gaskets and still loosing coolant there is nowhere else for it to go but out the exhaust

thanks

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

If you are satisfied with my answer, Please Rate my answer by clicking the rating button so I can get credit for my work. I’m not always going to be giving you good news, so please don't let this stand in the way of you accepting my answer. .it does not cost you more money and we will still be able to communicate, ,.please understand, i can not see, hear or touch the vehicle and only know what you tell me. Bonuses and positive feedback are appreciated.. if you are not satisfied with my answer, please do not leave bad feedback ,i will gladly opt out and let another expert handle the question. .if i have sent any diagrams, please print them. .sometimes you may need to right click the image [,then save picture as]to save it to your computer so you can open it with your picture program...Please ask if you need more help.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Tim's Auto Repair Your Own Question
Tim's Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 16,240
16,240 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Tim's Auto Repair is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,289 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,357 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

16,240 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,918 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,734 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
Chevrolet Malibu: cooling fan not working replace the cooling
cooling fan not working replace the cooling sensor stillnot working… read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
loosing oil and antifreeze on my 5.3 silverado and know during
loosing oil and antifreeze on my 5.3 silverado and know during cold start up white smoke out exhaust.… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
How do you fix the LLY overheating problem
How do you fix the LLY overheating problem?… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
I replaced the head gasket on my 96 2.2L 4-cyl. Isuzu
I replaced the head gasket on my 96 2.2L 4-cyl. Isuzu Hombre. During the R&R, I broke the electrical housing off of #3 injector, so I went to LKQ Pick-your-Part, got some used injectors and put them i… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 duramax that I just replaced the head gaskets
hi I have a 2001 duramax that I just replaced the head gaskets and injectors after I installed them I started it up and it runs fine but when I go to drive it it has no power and it wont pick up speed… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
Kytrf. 2004.5 duramax lly. Head gaskets. 6.6 lly. No
kytrf JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy? Customer: 2004.5 duramax lly JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: head gaskets JA: Is this your first time de… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
I have possible head gasket failure, but want to keep
Thank you, ***** ***** possible head gasket failure, but want to keep believing its not. I have a 06 LBZ … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Head gasket the manufactuer claims the oil wasn't changed
head gasket blown the manufactuer claims the oil wasn't changed but is was … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
2,560 satisfied customers
Advise steps to replace head gaskets on a 2005 trailblazer.
please advise steps to replace head gaskets on a 2005 trailblazer. Should be straight forward, just looking for any problem areas that I might run into. Thanks… read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
Head gasket if to much water got into the cylinder can it
Blown head gasket if to much water got into the cylinder can it cause vaper lock 350 chevy… read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
I have a 08 Equinox and having some head gasket issues.
I have a 08 Equinox and having some head gasket issues. Removed Radiator petcock a broke the top. Now having issues getting it all the way out. Will it just screw all the way out? I was turning it for… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
I am putting a head gasket on a 2009 Chevy Cobalt 2.2L
I am putting a head gasket on a 2009 Chevy Cobalt 2.2L engine. I would like to get the torque specifications and other considerations for the installation. Thanks, Derek… read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
- Chevy Tech -
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,734 satisfied customers
Do head gaskets on a 2.5 Malibu low without overheating? I
Do head gaskets on a 2.5 Malibu low without overheating? … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
How do I adjust valves on a 89 chevy camaro has a 2.8 v6.
How do I adjust valves on a 89 chevy camaro has a 2.8 v6.… read more
ase_master327
ase_master327
Owner & Student
High School or GED
3,214 satisfied customers
2500 hd duramax that is losing coolant..faint white smoke in exhaust
Have 2002 2500HD Duramax that is losing coolant with no visable signs except faint white smoke in exhaust. Where should I start to find the problem?… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
2003 Malibu: /3.1 ltr v-6..coolant leak..pulley
I have a 2003 Malibu w/3.1 ltr v-6. Noticed what looks like a coolant leak between the head and engine on the pulley side. Checked the coolant in the reservoir. Looks like oil in the coolant. Is the h… read more
Mike
Mike
High School or GED
88 satisfied customers
white smoke..steady..happens my transmission fluid will be low.
replaced motor in feb. now i am getting white smoke periodically from right tail pipe, will start out as a puff every now and then and then will be steady. when this happens my transmission fluid will… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
1997 chevy: a egr tube that sits..intake manifold..head gasket
on a 1997 chevy cavliar 2.2 engine there is a egr tube that sits inside the bottom half of the intake manifold. there is a hole on one side of the tube , it can be turned to face the front or rear of … read more
Tim&#039;s Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
mechanic
16,240 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x