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Engine hesitates and stalls, transmission slipping – GM SUV

Engine hesitation and stalling, slipping transmission – GM SUV GM has issued a service bulletin to address an engine hesitation and stalling, slipping transmission problem on 2002 Chevy TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, or Olds Bravada with the 4.2L (VIN S) engine. The issues are engine hesitation on acceleration, or a stumble or stall on throttle tip-in after being restarted after a prolonged soak. Also, some 2003 models of these same SUVs may encounter a harsh or slipping 1-2 shift or a hard bump as 2nd gear kicks in. GM has determined … Read More

Transmission slips – GMC Safari

Transmission slips – GMC Safari Rough engine and slipping transmission on 2004 GMC Safari van with the 4.3L V-6 engine. Before you even think of adding anything to your engine or transmission, clean your mass airflow sensor (MAF) sensor. It’s one of the known causes of engine and transmission issues. The MAF sensor is located in the air duct between the air filter box and the throttle body. The sensor contains heated wire elements that are cooled by the inrush of fresh air. The sensor measures how much power is … Read More


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