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Posts Tagged: All wheel drive

Fix AWD problem on GM SUVs

Diagnose and fix AWD problems on GM SUVs A low battery condition can lead to all kinds of problems. In fact, if you have a low battery on a 2007-11 GM SUV (2007-09 Pontiac Torrent, 2007-11 Chevy Equinox, GMC Acadia, 2008-11 Buick Enclave, and 2009-11 Chevy Traverse and GMC Terrain) it may cause AWD problems with the AWD system. In addition, the Service AWD bulb may light up. The low battery can also cause a “no-crank” or “slow to start cranking” condition. If you check the vehicle with a scan … Read More

Replace 4 tires on AWD

Do you really have to replace 4 tires on an AWD vehicle? Replace 4 tires on AWD vehicle Do you really want to destroy your $3,000 drivetrain? You have two choices when you damage a tire beyond repair on an AWD or 4WD vehicle. You can replace 4 tires or you can buy a brand new tire and have it shaved down so the tread depth falls within the allowance rolling radius difference set by the car maker. Get it? Two and only two choices. If you buy just one … Read More

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