Jul 112015

I have a 2009 GMC Acadia. It idles rough when in drive(stopped at lights, etc). I’ve been told the idle air control valve needs to be cleaned. A tech at Firestone told me it is built in to the throttle body and therefore cannot be cleaned, the valve must be completely replaced at a cost of over $500. Is this accurate? Can it not just be cleaned?

Jun 262015

My suv overheats eliminated most head gasket water pump fan clutch replaced caps

Jun 182015

Blinker problems. Car is in park signals work fine when in gear the right turnsignal is engaged and the brakes are applied the brake lights all light up and signals go blank, also the compass in the mirror is either totally blank or flashing moe worried about the signals

Apr 282015

When I press the brake pedal there is a crunching sound from the front. Sounds like it is coming from the left side. Had a mechanic look at it and they said brake pads needed to be lubed where they slide. The crunching sound is still there every time we use the brakes. I personally checked both sides and all seems fine. Could this be the caliper making this sound? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Trying to avoid taking it to the dealer as they are very expensive, always find something else to charge us for. Thank you very much.

Apr 272015

Acquired from an estate yesterday. It was parked on the street when I got into the truck, started the engine and shifted into drive. Drove it home with no issues at all. Parked it in my inclined driveway (may be an issue) and, with my foot on the brake, I set the parking brake and then shifted into Park. Changed the oil and filter. This morning I started the engine and, with my foot firmly on the brake pedal, tried to shift into Reverse. The shift lever showed essentially no resistance moving down and up, but the shift indicator never moved out of Park. I checked the transmission fluid, not on a level surface, and the level is in the lower portion of the “Cold” area on the dipstick. Any suggestions as to what the problem may be in getting the transmission to go into gear?