Electrical / Lighting Systems Malfunction When starting Always
Q: Hey Guys,
I have a 1989 Chevy Silverado Truck.
My Chevy Silverado Truck makes a loud high pitch sound when I turn it on, especially when I turn ON the head the lights. Also too, it would not charge the battery according to the AMP Gauge. It would charge when turning the lights off. I replaced the Alternator, but did not make a difference.
One test I did to isolate the problem, was to Turn the truck and lights ON (with it's high pitch sound), then I disconnected the alternator. As soon as I did that, the high pitch sound went away. As soon as I would plug the Alternator back it would make that high pitch sound.
I have a feeling it's the regulator, but where is it?
Thanks in advance.
A: Chevy has an internal reg. that is part of the alternator. Try to have your alt bench tested also your battery.
Drive Train / Driveline Other Happens always Always
Q: It's blowing tranny fluid.. it started all of the sudden.. it's a 4x4 w/5.7L engine. Everything was fine.
I was coming home from work when the tranny started slipping on the highway so I pulled into a gas station and checked the fluid, 2(two) quarts low... I put some in and it was fine... I got home and checked it... it had been leaking the whole way.. I was told to change the filter (I did), that it might be blowing thru the "breather tube"...
Changing the filter did nothing, however the fluid does "seem" to be coming from where the "breather tube" connects to the tranny...... please help
A: Check the tranny vent, near the top of the transmission. Ed
A: You have to locate the tensioner, that is the wheel that has nothing to do with anything mechanical, and it will have either or both a hole for a ratchet or squared off for a wrench to loosen. It is usually spring loaded and all you have to do is push or pull and then take off the belt. But first make sure to locate the sticker that tells you the routing of the belt and if you don't see one draw one! This is very important because I've been fooled more than once into thinking "no problem". Then spent considerable time trying to figure it out.