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Posts Tagged: Chevy Silverado instrument cluster

When to flush brake fluid

When should you flush brake fluid Some car makers say you should flush brake fluid every two years. Here’s why. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, so it absorbs water. Water in brake fluid reduces its boiling point and that reduces your braking ability. Brake fluid also contains anti-corrosive additives and those wear out over time. Your shop says brake fluid looks dark Brake fluid flushes usually come up when the shop lets you know that your brake fluid looks dark. But bobody can determine the condition of your brake fluid with  … Read More

Dead gauges GM trucks

Fix Dead gauges GM trucks GM has issued a Technical Service Bulletin (1549143) for Dead gauges GM trucks 2001-05 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierras equipped with the Allison LCT1000 transmission. The instrument cluster can be erratic, drop out, become inoperative, or result in a trouble code of P0721, C0237, P0500, C0055. In addition, the transmission may exhibit trouble shifting. Also, the ABS light can illuminate. The problem may be caused by a bad vehicle speed sensor (VSS) or a damaged reluctor wheel. The Allison tranmission sends a speed signal to … Read More


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