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Gas needle swings back, forth, settles on halfway

Dear Doctor: I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer with a gas gauge that acts as if I’m driving through a magnetic field. When I shift the transmission into park or neutral the gas gauge needle goes back and forth from … Continue reading

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2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71 – lifter failure

Dear Doctor: I own a 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71 with the 8100 Vortec engine. It’s been well maintained and has 55,000 miles on it. Recently I brought it to the dealership after it began making a loud rapping sound coming … Continue reading

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2003 Chevy Tahoe – flex fuel

Dear Doctor: I have a Flex Fuel 2003 Chevy Tahoe with 129,000 highway miles. Now that gas prices are going higher I would like to use the E85 fuel. Would there be any problem switching from 87 octane gasoline to … Continue reading

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2002 Chevy Monte Carlo SS – engine misses, almost chokes

Dear Doctor: I am the original owner of a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo SS with just 48,000 miles. The car runs fine at low speeds, but when hitting the passing gear, the engine misses and almost chokes out. When in … Continue reading

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1999 Chevy Cavalier – overheats to 260 degrees

Dear Doctor: My 1999 Chevy Cavalier overheats to 260 degrees sometimes when idling after it has warmed up. As soon as the car moves, the temperature returns to normal and stays normal at highway speeds. The cooling fan turns on … Continue reading

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1997 Chevrolet Astro – computer reads not ready

Dear Doctor: I have a 1997 Chevrolet Astro minivan that needs to pass state inspection, but every time I take it the computer reads not ready. It has not been ready in over a year. I have driven it hundreds … Continue reading

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2008 Chevy Impala – lost my brakes

Dear Doctor: I lost my brakes driving home in my 2008 Chevy Impala with 20,000 miles. Turns out the passenger side bracket holding the brake line came loose and the brake line rubbed against the axle until it cut through … Continue reading

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